Below are a few questions we get asked frequently… Scroll down and have a look and if you need to head back to camp, click on the menu button on the top left hand corner
Why do you not Advertise Rates?
Moriti is a very unique, specialised safari business… Our rates that we give to guests are different to the rates we advertise via online sites and because of that, you will always get our best rates because the safari will be tailor-made around your specific needs. Due to the privacy we provide, we do get other operators that will also shop on our website as well, something we discourage because they may start offering a product similar to ours in terms of price, but will never be the same and that will disadvantage you. The relationships that we have with our private lodges is very special to us and will always remain a secret to only but a few (psssst, that’s your cue!)
Requesting a quote from Moriti’s site will always result in a better rate for you, try us!
How Do I Pay You Safely?
We accept all major credit cards and utilise a payment option through a company called PayGenius. An email link will be sent to you which will open up to Moriti Private Safaris payment page on PayGenius’s site. All transaction fees are included in the price above, except if you choose to pay with Amex, in which case there will be a 2% fee plus VAT added on to the quoted rate. For your safety, this is the only option we offer for credit cards… Wire transfers or cash can be arranged. Wire transfers will only be allowed through a company called Exchange4Free as Moriti Private Safaris and its guides/owner do not have bank accounts anywhere else but in South Africa and prefer this option over a direct transfer to protect you, our valued guests. This can be arranged via written request if need be and do not incur any extra charges from our side
There are many websites that have information regarding visas to the southern African countries we operate out of, namely South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana… The rules and regulations change constantly and we now do not trust these sites, even the reputable ones. As such, please contact your embassy directly to get the correct information at the time of your booking… This will ensure you get the correct info
Best Time For Me to Go?
You can choose to drive to and from the airport with your guide which is included in the rate or you can choose to fly to either Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit, starting point for all the tours except the private safari where you can fly to Hoedspruit Airport. All tours, you can choose to fly back to Johannesburg via Hoedspruit Airport
This is perfect if you are not keen on the 4-7 hour drive from Johannesburg to the various starting points… Although, some have said their guides sparkling conversation skills and music choices are worth it (citation needed)
What to Pack?
Here is a list of what to bring on your safari…
• Hats, sunblock, insect repellent and sunglasses
• Swimming costume as our lodges have pools
• Cool, long clothes for the evenings around the fire
• Something warm for the game drive from May to September
• Camera and binoculars
• Mammal and bird books
• Any electrical charges you may need (make sure they are compatible with South African plug points). We run on 220 volts
• Any medication you need
Health & Safety?
Tipping is a general practice in South Africa. A large number people in the tourism industry that serve you get a salary, but are encouraged to deliver a better service to increase their income from tipping
Here is some information on tipping in South Africa
- In restaurants, 10% to 15% is the accepted tipping standard on the bill amount
- Petrol attendants at gas stations – from R5 up
- Porters at airports – between R5 and R10 per luggage
- Hotel porters – between R10 to R20 per porter service
- Rangers and trackers – between R200 to R300 or more per day for both
- Site guides (e.g. a guide at an activity) – R100 per person
- Guides – anything between R200 to R300 per day, but R300 is the norm
Please be aware that this is a guideline and you should never feel obliged to tip anyone… It is your discretion and thoughts on the service you have received that should govern your tips
Most of the lodges that we stay at have got WiFi access, some may be slower than others (hey, it is the bush now)
If you would like to use a mobile phone while on safari and do not want to pay more than the actual safari itself on international roaming then we would suggest using a local sim card… They are very cheap and airtime and data is equally inexpensive. Your guide can take you to a local shop to buy one or Shaun can organise one to be given to you when you arrive. Please just make sure of the following:
- Make sure you know the size of the sim card your phone uses
- Make sure you have unlocked your phone as some phones do not allow other sim cards to be loaded