Originally Posted by Oldbabe
Interesting! I looked at Australian Intrepid and their total for a comparable 14 day safari would be about $2178, not including airfare from the States. So about $4200. The website doesn't have any information about lodges or camps or the safari company; have to write to ask. The OAT price from Denver would be about $5200. Neither price includes trip insurance or taxes or tips. It gets expensive. Thanks for the info!
You could frequently save additional 20% off $2178 if you are flexible with your departure date - subscribe to their newsletter and wait for your trip to go on sale - for example right now the trip you want to take is not on sale, but they offer 20% off Tanzania Adventure one. You can check it on their website: Special Promotions - Intrepid Travel
Also you might want to check your air line ticket prices, can get to NBO (JRO $200 more) for $1300 from ATL. Add $200 for Denver and it's still 1.5k with taxes included ( ~$700 cheaper than flight in your calculations I believe)
Originally Posted by meridiver
I've actually traveled with Intrepid and they are great! I highly recommend them and my next trip to Africa will probably be with them. However, they are definitely more of a "budget-minded" travel company as they don't stay at the upscale safari camps.
They now have a line of "upscale tours" too - look for their "comfort" style tours - Our Trips Styles - Intrepid Travel
And not - I'm not affiliated with them - just a happy past customer.