Written by: Dallas Editor's Forum
Posted: Yesterday, 12:20
I have just noticed that the ZAR value against the USD has fallen to $1 = R9.47. It hasn't been this low in a long time.
This puts the price of joining us at Sabi Sabi for the Big 5 Wildlife Safari this August at under $4300, give or take a bit of commission from the banks. You will probably never be able to get this rate for a week at Sabi Sabi again. I expect that their prices will explode to deal with inflation next year, plus the inevitable rise in fuel prices here will put up local airfares and road transfers significantly, all of which adds to the costs of making these trips happen.
At this point we still have 2 reserved suites at Little Bush Camp available for this photographic trip. We will have to make the room inventory available back to Sabi Sabi if we don't get them occupied in the next couple of weeks, which would be a great shame. Our trip still proceeds as per usual, but it's always better to have photographers with us, rather than perhaps having a non-photographer on the vehicles, should Sabi Sabi find occupants before we do.
I realise that this time of the year was probably the worst time to choose to put on the Big 5 trip because it seems to have clashed with everyone's availability in the northern hemisphere. We had many of you express a strong desire to join up with us, but unfortunately our timing conflicted with things like school holidays, weddings, etc.
Anyway, with the trip now becoming so much more affordable because of the falling Rand, I am hoping that there are at least 2 singles who would like to each take up a suite on this trip. Please talk to me about a reduction on the single supplement if you would like to join. I believe we can help in that regard (to a degree) in order to reduce the price of the suite. Pepe is currently away on safari in Namibia, but when she gets back we should be able to work out how much of a reduction we can squeeze out of our suppliers.
The Sabi Sabi Big 5 experience is amazing! You don't want to miss this opportunity!
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