While thinking of a safari trip might conjure up thoughts of pricey, luxurious getaways, exclusive experiences and stays in extravagant safari tents, a safari trip might not be as truly exclusive as you think.
Despite the cost, a new study from Squaremouth shows safari tourism is growing, and more and more travelers are going on safari trips, with Squaremouth’s sale of travel insurance policies for safari tourism destinations tripling between 2020 and 2022. In 2023 alone, Squaremouth reported an 18 percent sales growth, following a 55 percent growth from 2021 to 2022. The current most popular destinations for safari tourism, according to the data, include South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
However, while interest and bookings has risen, a price barrier still creates some exclusivity around this type of travel. Squaremouth reported trips to many safari destinations cost more than $20,000 (with the highest costs found in Botswana, with average trip prices at more than $23,500), and the cost of safari travel has increased more than 10 percent over the last year. Overall, average costs for safari trips across the board are around $16,000 this year, as compared to $15,000 in 2019. The most affordable prices, according to Squaremouth, can be found in Mozambique, where the average trip cost is less than $9,500.
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
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