19 May 2016 - Right now, the Rand is weaker than it’s ever been,
making Namibia and South Africa alluringly affordable
Leading specialist safari operator Expert Africa reports a stark truth: fly-drive holidays to Namibia and South Africa are now selling at the same price as ten years ago.
The South African Rand (which is tied 1=1 to the Namibian Dollar) is weaker than it’s ever been, at around £1 = N$21. Compare this to 2011 - when the Rand was especially strong (£1= N$11), making both destinations very expensive – and it becomes obvious that travel to these two countries in 2016 is remarkably inexpensive.
To put this in context, Expert Africa’s 14-night Caracal Self-drive Safari - taking in the main highlights of both southern and northern Namibia, including the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha – costs in 2016 from just £1,057 pp (based on two sharing) including half board accommodation for nine nights, bed and breakfast for five nights, and car hire, but excluding international flights.
In 2011, an almost-identical itinerary was priced from £1,723 pp - 60% more than the 2016 prices.
Ten years ago, in 2006, the same trip was priced from £1,059 pp - almost identical to today’s cost.
Speak to the team at Expert Africa on 020 8232 9777 (www.expertafrica.com) to book this bargain safari trip. The specialist operator also covers Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.
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