African Safaris Consultants Blog » Safari Specials Mon, 19 May 2014 08:17:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 From Cape to Kruger: Valentine’s Day Special Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:31:30 +0000 It’s Valentine’s Week and love is most definitely in the air. From New York to Cape Town, the ASC offices have been celebrating the special ones in our lives.

In keeping with the loving spirit, we’ve put together an amazing Cape Town & Safari Combo special for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic African retreat.

Table Mountain

The Breathtaking Table Mountain


Your partner will love waking up in the crisp air of the African bush as the sounds of nature signal the start of a new day while on safari near the Kruger National Park. Then treat yourselves to a few days in trendy, sexy, cosmopolitan Cape Town.


Cape Town by night

Cape Town by night


Cape Town was named as TripAdvisor’s destination of the world in 2011 and boasts a myriad of options for you and yours. Whether it’s a ride up the cable car to the peak of Table Mountain for a coffee overlooking the City and Robben Island; a day on one of the many golden beaches soaking up the sun; or a tour of the surrounding cape winelands. Long Street is a vibrant mix of cultures and home to some of the City’s best independent shops and markets while adjacent Kloof Street is a foodie’s haven. Relaxed seaside villages like Muizenberg and Kalk Bay pepper the coast en route to the Cape of Good Hope and are filled with eclectic boutique shops and art galleries.


Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach


Here’s the deal!  Spend 4 nights at the luxurious Cape Cadogan  AND spend 3 nights on a Big Five safari at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve with a free experience at the über romantic Chalkley Tree House.  Total for 2 people for a 7 night stay = $10 400

The Owners Villa at Cape Cadogan  (4 nights)

Right in the heart of Cape Town within walking distance to many popular attractions and great restaurants, this is the perfect Cape Town retreat. The Villa is decorated in classic olde world Cape Town style with abundance of natural light.  We’re including (for free) your choice of day excursion: EITHER  a harbour cruise around the famous V&A Waterfront – one of the top tourist destinations in the world OR a picnic in the winelands (with a packed basket and free wine tasting) near the famous wine town of Stellenbosch.

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront


Lion Sands Ivory Lodge  (3 nights)

Located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Lion Sands is well known for it’s superlative Big Five game viewing, especially lions and leopards. Enjoy thrilling safari drives in open 4×4 vehicles with a dedicated ranger and tracker. Back at the lodge you’ll be able to relax, have spa treatment, dine on fine cuisine and have close encounters with nature in the most luxurious of wilderness locations.

Lion Sands

Lion Sands


Whether cooling off in your private infinity pool, enjoying a starlit bath, dozing on your four-poster bed or kicking back in the comfortable chill area, the African wilds are never out of sight. Mixing the old with the new, the traditional building methods of the lodge have been coupled with stylised innovations, like floor to ceiling glass walls in each of the six luxury suites with extraordinary views of the canopy of stars at night.


Lion Sands Suite

Take in the amazing river views at sunset

An evening at Chalkey Treehouse (which we’re including for free) will be the highlight of your trip as you toast yourselves and the setting sun from this unique and luxurious treehouse set up in the bush.

Valid for travel between 1 May -31 Aug 2012. Excludes flights.


The Kruger National Park is lion country

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Save 20% on a Gorilla Safari at Sanctuary Gorilla Camp Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:21:36 +0000 In celebration of Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp featuring on tv show “Born to Explore”, shown on ABC in the United States, they are offering 20% off accommodation at the atmospheric camp in Bwindi, Uganda, for a short time only. From an enviable location overlooking the mesmerizing Bwindi forest, where gorillas and chimpanzees roam free, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is in one Africa’s most biologically diverse areas.

Guests track the mighty mountain gorillas in Uganda’s famed Impenetrable Forest or, if you’re lucky, they track you. The gentle giants are known to frequent the camp on a regular basis, so guests are able to watch them meander through the grounds from the comfort of their room’s deck.  Paradise!


Mountain Gorilla in the Forests of Uganda

Mountain Gorilla in the Forests of Uganda


The lodge takes conservation seriously  so Bwindi Lodge is run on sound ecological principles, with solar-powered lighting and hot bucket showers to minimise the environmental impact. All local materials were sourced for the camp’s construction, which gives the lodge an authentic rustic feel. The friendly staff too are recruited from local communities and are passionate about their amazing heritage – evident as soon as you talk with them.

Meals are fresh and wholesome, combining local and Western cuisines to cater for even the most discerning palate. The dining room overlooks the valley and the terrace, which juts out into the forest, is the perfect place to soak up the sight and sounds of the surrounds.

You’re guaranteed to leave the lodge feeling refreshed and reinvigorated so be sure to contact a friendly African Safari’s agent here before this great offer is up.

The offer is valid for

  • new bookings made between 16 November – 16 December 2011
  • travel between 1 December 2011 – 15 June 2012

The Born to Explore clip can be viewed below.


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Photographic Safaris at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve Fri, 13 May 2011 10:42:08 +0000

Close encounters with wildlife - perfect for photography

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, owned by Richard Branson, is a dream safari destination.

Now amateur photographers can book a special photographic safari at Ulusaba which will be led by professional rangers and trackers who are experienced photographers. Learn how to interpret animal behavior so you can capture some outstanding pictures you’ll treasure forever.

A major advantage of this special offer is that open 4×4 vehicles are restricted to only 4 passengers, giving photographers lots of necessary room to manoeuvre in order to get the best shot.

Contact one of our African Safari Consultants for the detailed itinerary, availabilty and rates. Special offer is valid till 21 December 2011

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Big News From SAA! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:00:27 +0000 Starting May 1st, South African Airways will offer round-trip nonstop service between New York’s JFK and Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airports.  This new nonstop service will eliminate a once-necessary stop in Dakar, Senegal on the northbound flight, making the trip more comfortable while also eliminating more than 90 minutes.

More than ever SAA is the premier airline in Africa, with convenient service and same-day connections all over the continent.  SAA also offers convenient connections to and from flights landing in New York JFK via Star Alliance partners.  Wherever you are, getting to Africa has never been easier.  So head on over to to take advantage and book your trip today!

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Walking Safari Special at New Zambian Luxury Walking Safari Camp Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:38:56 +0000 Sanctuary Zebra Plains Camp is opening June 1st, 2011!

Book now for this ultimate walking safari experience in Zambia’s remote South Luangwa National Park.  This is the ultimate exclusive bush adventure by foot, without forsaking personalized service or comfort.  Here is a chance to be guided by one of the most respected and long serving guides in Zambia, Garth Hovell.  Garth has over twenty years experience guiding walking tours.

In order to fully explore all that South Luangwa has to offer, guests will spend three nights at Sanctuary Zebra Plains with set departures on Monday or Thursday.  Ideally, guests should combine the walking safari with a stay at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp or Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge, both of which are also located in the park. These permanent lodges offer morning and evening game drives, the perfect complement to Sanctuary Zebra Plains Camp.

Contact us now and your partner only pays 50%, a saving of up to $825.  The special is valid for travel between June 1st and July 31st of 2011.  For more info, contact

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Zambia’s Chichele Presidential Lodge Reopening Special Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:16:24 +0000 The newly rennovated Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge is opening again on February 1st. In celebration, they have put together a special opening offer that combines a stay in a historic safari lodge with the epic game viewing that the South Luangwa in Zambia is so known for.  The old roof structure was replaced, but the original colonial style has been maintained with a grand dining room and large veranda which wraps around the main lodge allowing for panoramic views.  The 10 air-conditioned suites all have with four-poster beds and, as with the rest of the lodge, are decorated in an understated yet elegant Victorian style.  In addition the lodge will now be accepting children of all ages, making it the ideal destination for a memorable family vacation.

The offer: stay for three nights for the price of two. Valid for travel from February 1st through June 15th of 2011.  Unlike many other safari lodges in Zambia, Chichele Presidential Lodge is open all year round, with rates starting from US$320 per person per night all inclusive.

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Family Special at Kurland Hotel Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:54:32 +0000 Make the most of the Kurland Hotel’s Family Special, located at The Crags in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. As part of the special, children under the age of 12 stay on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis when sharing in a luxury or superior suite with a loft. Their rates provide excellent value and include VAT, full breakfast, all non-alcoholic beverages, teas, and coffees; Café Complet every day consisting of tea, coffee, cakes, and pastries served on the veranda; use of Kurland Spa’s sauna, steam room and gym; 24 hour internet access in the library; quad bikes (motorized 4 wheel motorbikes), mountain bikes and much more!

Book quickly though because this special is only valid for the month of February. Contact ASC now and we’ll make sure to get the right package for you!

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Amazing Specials at Kenya’s Governors’ Camp Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:04:11 +0000 For 2011 the Governors’ Camp — a longtime ASC favorite in Kenya — has kept their accommodations rates pricing the same as for 2010. Additionally, the Camp has also continued it’s special offers for 2011 and added a new family offer, an upgrade offer, and a fantastic discount on hot air balloon safaris in the Masai Mara. Click below to keep reading where you’ll find a summary of the 2011 special offers.


Spend a minimum of 2 nights at Loldia House in the Great Rift Valley, 3 nights at any of the  properties in the Masai Mara, and 2 nights at Mfangano Island Camp on Lake Victoria in mid season and enjoy a 25% discount off your rate.  This offer is for a minimum of 2 people for bookings made from December 1st, 2010 to December 15th, 2011 for a safari taken within this period. This offer is not available in High Season or Green Season.

Honeymooners booked to stay 3 nights at Little Governors’ will receive a free upgrade to Il Moran (on a space available basis).  This offer is for bookings made from December 1st, 2010, for honeymoons in mid season in 2011 and is on a space available basis.  This offer is not available in High Season or Green Season.

Book a safari for a minimum of 3 nights at Governors’ Camp in mid or peak season for a family of 5 and the third child’s accommodation is free!  This offer is for bookings made from December 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2011 for a safari taken within this period and is on a space available basis. The Camp also has a selection of family tents available, which comfortably accommodate a family of 4 to 5 people.

At all of the properties, the child age has been increased to 16 years or below.

Governors’ has significantly reduced the hot air balloon safari rates for 2011. The reduced balloon rates are for bookings with Governors’ Balloon Safaris Ltd from the December 1st, 2010 to June 30th, 2011.

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