Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common travel related questions asked by our guests

Our simplest answer is We dont want you to take our word for it, listen to what our very own guests have to say. But just to grab the opportunity to answer this question - for us, Safari is not just a business, it is passion. We love our home Africa and it just comes naturally that we want to show you around and make you feel at home. We have been doing this for many years and have the experience and connection to get you to the right places at the right time.

Most people who go on safari in Africa have a perfectly safe trip. How safe your African safari is depends a lot on the risks you take and whether you are willing to follow good advice. Of course, the unexpected happens - everywhere and at any time, and safaris are no exception.

It doesn't have to be - but you can choose to spoil yourself, at a cost. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. However, affordability does not always mean poor quality. How much does an African safari cost? As a rough guide, you can realistically expect to pay anywhere from $250 per person per day to $2,000 per person per day.

Yes you do. A safari guide is your scout in the African bush. They have spent years researching everything there is to know about wildlife, plants, safety and the landscape. They are experts in their field and can make or break your safari experience. They watch the animals, answer your questions, explain what you see and experience, and make sure everything runs smoothly.

Yes, in most cases you can. Most safari destinations and accommodation accept children of any age and it is perfectly safe. Minors must however be accompanied by parents or guardians and should be able to follow directions, sit in a car for long hours, sleep in a tent or a lodge as the case may be for your choice of Safari, and remain calm and composed when necessary.

The earlier the better. During busy seasons hotels do get filled up as early as one year in advance and flight tickets keep going up so if you can secure your holiday bookings 6 months before or earlier, that would give you a peace of mind as you look forward to your travel experience.

There are a few restrictions. Your local guide will caution you of places that you cannot take photos (for example military installations).

A Travel Agency gives you the peace of mind by packaging your Safari in a "one stop shop" arrangement so that you do not have to worry (and sometimes mess up) with too many phone calls and emails and payments to many different suppliers. We also offer free advice and planning for your time and money.

Email us or contact us on the phone and we will contact you in writing with proposals. Once we agree to a plan and a cost, we make a booking for you.

Yes. Cascades Africa Safaris can organize a Sit-in-a-Coach Safari which can be a lot cheaper than a private Safari. However, whenever possible, a private Safari is a good idea as it gives you the privacy of your own vehicle and program.