Frequently asked
What is the booking process?
  1. Schedule phone consultation
  2. YPA creates your custom itinerary proposals
  3. Client provides YPA feedback, adjustments if needed
  4. YPA finalizes your custom itinerary
  5. Pay 30% non-refundable deposit to secure itinerary
    and dates
  6. Pay remaining balance due 90 days prior to travel
What is included in my trip price?

Your digital itinerary will specify exactly what is included and excluded. Generally speaking accommodations, meals, drinks, road transfers, light aircraft transfers and activities are included. Travel insurance, gratuities, visas, international flights and items of a personal nature are excluded.

What is the average trip length?

The average trip length is 10-12 nights. All YPA trips are a minimum of 5 nights. There is no limit to the maximum number of nights.

Can you assist with travel insurance?

Yes. We can provide you with a quote for travel insurance upon request.

What is the starting price of a YPA trip?

Trips start from $1000 per person per day.

What determines the price of a safari?

Read our go-to guide for what safaris cost, and which value-added extras are really worth your while: What Safaris Cost

Can you assist with booking flights?


What are the terms of payment?

A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to travel. All payments are non-refundable thus we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

What methods of payment are accepted?

Our pricing is based on payment by check or wire transfer. We also accept all major credit cards. There is a fee of 3.5% applied to payments made by credit card.

When is the best time to travel?

This depends on what you hope to experience. This is one of the main points we will help you determine as we identify your vision for the trip and desired budget.

What is the minimum age for children to go on safari?

This depends on the destination and specific accommodation but we have had children as young as 1 year old on safari. Often special exceptions have to be made for children under age 6. Many lodges welcome children over age 6 and almost all lodges welcome children over age 12.

Can you arrange a medic to travel with me?

Yes. We have had several clients over the years who travel with a fully trained medic. This provides peace of mind for parents traveling with small children or anyone with specific medical needs or concerns. This service is an additional cost and not built into every trip.

Can you arrange executive protection throughout my trip?

Yes. We work with highly qualified security and executive protection personnel that can travel with you throughout your trip. This service is an additional cost and not built into every trip.

If there is a global pandemic, can I postpone my trip?

Yes. All payments are non-refundable but we will happily work with you to postpone your trip to new dates.
Any payments made will be applied to your new dates. There may be a surcharge for accommodation and service year over year rate increases. If the number of travelers on your booking is reduced, cancellation fees will apply.

How many people are positively impacted when I go on safari?

On average 150 people are positively impacted economically when you go on safari. Most of the people you will meet help support other family members and their communities.

How much should I budget for tipping on my trip to Africa?

We recommend a range between $60-110 per person per day and that will include a guide/tracker on safari, or a guide in Cape Town, a balloon pilot, airport handler, drivers, housekeepers etc. When traveling with cash it's worth noting that there are safes in lodge and hotel rooms for safe-keeping.

What malaria medication and vaccines are required for travel to Africa?

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends that travelers going to certain parts of Africa take prescription medicine to prevent malaria. For more about the requirements for anti-malarial medication visit the CDC’s malaria maps of each country. We recommend that you visit your health care provider or a travel clinic 6-12 weeks before you travel to ensure that you are up to date with your routine vaccinations and any other vaccinations required for the countries where you’ll be traveling. Check the CDC Travel page for updated information:

What should I wear on safari?

You’ll want to be prepared for changing temperatures between regions and even within one day, also outfits for your game drives and walks, as well as for evening suppers at the game lodge and sunning by the pool. Click here to read our packing list ideas, also more tips for choosing the right shoes and the best travel bags for your safari.

Can you make restaurant and spa reservations for me?


Will someone meet me off the plane?

Seamless logistics are the hallmark of YPA so we connect all the dots between your travel destinations including a meet & greet when you land, anywhere this service is available.

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