Since 1974, our goal has been to make your safari the single-most memorable travel experience of your life. Below is a sampling of our upcoming safaris. Free itineraries are available on request at no obligation. Call, write, fax, visit our offices, or e-mail us

Gary’s Scheduled Safaris
Feb 12-24
Tanzania Kilimanjaro to Serengeti $8,555 (land and air)
May 8-21
Kenya Red Earth, Grey Ghosts, Savage Paradise $8,585 (land and air)
June 17-30
Kenya The Who Be Boo Safari $8,965 (land and air)
July 11-26
Zambia Luangwa Valley to Victoria Falls $10,850 (land and
* 25-29 July Botswana Extension to Chobe National Park $995
Aug 9-24
Zambia Austin Family Safari $11,250 (land and air)
Sept 6-20
Botswana The Bush by Day and Night $10,795 (land and air)
Oct 1-14
Zambia Garland Family Safari $9,195 (land and air)

Brian’s Scheduled Safaris
Jul 13-25
Botswana Okavango to Vic Falls $4,437 (land only)
Aug 6-18
Botswana & Zimbabwe

Beyond the Headlines Safari

$4,967 (land only)
July/Aug 2007 Kenya Transect On the Mara, In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro &
Near the Ghost and the Darkness
(walking safari -- details TBD)

Cowabunga Safaris’ travel agent can possibly quote CHEAPER AIRFARE if contacted early.  The airfare quoted above is a conservative estimate on our part, but can only be guaranteed up to 121 days before departure.  Inside 121 days, prices will almost assuredly be more expensive, or no seats available -- a reflection of the continent’s lower flight volume when compared to other regions of the world.  Also, safarists are NOT limited to departing from, say, Kansas City;  our travel agent is happy to quote airfare from any city on request.

Finally, be aware that even in the internet age true last-minute deals on airfare to Africa are rare. If found, these “deals” often involve layovers, multiple connections, much time, and a plethora of restrictions.  One should therefore purchase tickets with caution.  A website which does a pretty good job of explaining why airfare deals to Africa are rare can be found here .

As always, we’re happy to consult with you about air arrangements – and Africa -- at no obligation.

The safaris above are our set departures. They are only a sampling of where we can go or what we can do. The following “sample safari links” might give you additional ideas…




South Africa






Since 1974, we at Cowabunga Safaris have done many, many kinds and variations of safaris for clients nearly everywhere in Southern and East Africa. Additionally, Gary and Brian have made valuable friends and contacts throughout much of the rest of the continent after their own individual explorations - to Timbuktu, The Congo, Senegal, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Egypt... These safaris are our set departures. They are only a sampling of where we can go or what we can do.

If you have a different safari in mind, wish to stay longer, or want to travel to other parts of the continent, tell us. We can make it happen.


If you’re serious about going on safari, don’t put it off.
Do it now.
Life is so uncertain.
Everything changes: world politics, personal finances, age, health, airfares.
Some of life’s greatest regrets are missed opportunities.
Don’t wait until outside factors prevent your going.
Get your passport.
Make your reservation.
Do your reading.
Go. Now.
Before all those tomorrows slip into never.
Preserve, forever, a piece of Africa in your heart.

-- Gary K. Clarke

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