Despite rising costs, safari tourism continues to dominate

New data indicates that travel to famous safari destinations continues to grow, despite rising trip costs. 

U.S. travel insurance marketplace, Squaremouth.com, reveals that policy sales for destinations known for safari tourism more than tripled from 2020 to 2022, and breaks down how that trend is continuing through 2023. 

Safari tourism trends

In addition to an increase in popularity, the price of safari tourism has also steadily increased year over year.

A handful of popular safari destinations are among the  most expensive destinations, with trip costs surpassing $20,000

  • Botswana averages the highest trip cost this year at $23,577 among safari destinations

  • The cost of travel to popular safari destinations has increased 12% since last year

  • At more than $1,000, safari travellers are paying more for their insurance policies in 2023 compared to the previous four years

 

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