Does any Safari leading company offer senior citizen rates?

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Hay there
What a great idea
Contact me lets chat

I would hve to say though, probably 60% of all safari goers are senior citizens

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I think the only way this might happen, and would be fair, is if one hunted with a particular company for many years and they then offered you a break. Just because we are senior I don't think cuts it.
 

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I would be open to a discussion, depending on area and type of safari! ;) Feel free to send me a message and we’ll see if our expectations line up.
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I thought that maybe some company would respect my contribution during my working years and would honor that by a rate reduction.
 

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Guys, I am following with great interest.
But, lets define "senior" first!
Who qualifies?
Age 50?
Age 60?
Age 65?
Age 85?
 

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Guys, I am following with great interest.
But, lets define "senior" first!
Who qualifies?
Age 50?
Age 60?
Age 65?
Age 85?
What would be deemed as senior citizen?
65 would be my assumption
 

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A senior rate. I like the idea but do not see the economic advantage to the outfitter.In my younger days with raising children and all the commitments associated with family life the African hunting resources did not exist. Now as an older adult with fewer financial commitments it would seem that a higher percentage of hunters would be able to hunt the dark continent. It would make sense from an economic standpoint to offer discounts to those individuals who have less resources such as father/son hunts. I am always in favor of paying less for anything. From a cost standpoint I do not eat as much as I once did but my consumption of high end alcohol has increased. I can offer the wisdom that comes with age but most will not see the value of that.
 

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A senior rate. I like the idea but do not see the economic advantage to the outfitter.In my younger days with raising children and all the commitments associated with family life the African hunting resources did not exist. Now as an older adult with fewer financial commitments it would seem that a higher percentage of hunters would be able to hunt the dark continent. It would make sense from an economic standpoint to offer discounts to those individuals who have less resources such as father/son hunts. I am always in favor of paying less for anything. From a cost standpoint I do not eat as much as I once did but my consumption of high end alcohol has increased. I can offer the wisdom that comes with age but most will not see the value of that.
:LOL::LOL::LOL: I simply can not fault your logic!! I’m in!
My best
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I think that the answer to who is eligible to be a senior, for me, would be a person 66 years of age or older. But, I know that people older than 40, in California, can file on someone who makes an old person joke if said person is made to feel bad about themself. And, some union contracts say one can retire at 55 years of age. So, Take your pick. Speaking of Denny’s, I can’t. I have a non-disclosure with them. To The companies offering their services, thank you.
 

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So I'm no senior at 35. But I have difficulty wrapping my head around the economic reasons for an outfitter, to provide a discount to seniors, above other population groups.

People above 65, usually retired, no more kids in the house, hopefully after a successful career are rather the ones with the funds to be able to go on a safari. Usually it is not the 20-40 year olds with heaps of children care costs, and being at the start of their career.

I could perhaps see a discount for less mobile senior's, who are mostly expecting to just sit in a blind of sorts, as this would save on fuel costs, and probably personnel costs overall for the outfitter. But that would rather be a discount due to the mode of hunting, rather than the age of the hunter.

Discounts or cheap offers for 20-30 year olds for cull's/cheap trophy animals make a lot more economic sense however, the same for father/son deals. If an outfitter can light the fire for Africa and hunting safari's in the hearts of younger people (who most likely will not have a strong financial leg to stand on yet) they are investing into their future customer base. They might be able to sell a few extra safaris, over the course of someone's life, instead of having only marketed to the +50 year olds.
 

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I'm also almost 70 years old, fortunately still in good condition, but one should not dream.

Many hunting offers, even the most expensive ones, are fully booked years in advance, so I cannot imagine that an outfitter with his senses will make a discount price for an young or an old hunter. On the contrary, many older hunters are no longer very mobile so that the effort to get them to shoot a game can be much greater that with younger ones. In this respect, perhaps hunts are more expensive for old hunters than for younger ones.

From the other side, as an older and retired hunter one have more time so that one can always book an Last Minute Hunt for example that is significantly cheaper but that a younger still working hunter cannot do.
 

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I concur with one the previous poster's comment. I think many if not most of us are already seniors. At least I am.
 

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So I'm no senior at 35. But I have difficulty wrapping my head around the economic reasons for an outfitter, to provide a discount to seniors, above other population groups.

People above 65, usually retired, no more kids in the house, hopefully after a successful career are rather the ones with the funds to be able to go on a safari. Usually it is not the 20-40 year olds with heaps of children care costs, and being at the start of their career.

I could perhaps see a discount for less mobile senior's, who are mostly expecting to just sit in a blind of sorts, as this would save on fuel costs, and probably personnel costs overall for the outfitter. But that would rather be a discount due to the mode of hunting, rather than the age of the hunter.

Discounts or cheap offers for 20-30 year olds for cull's/cheap trophy animals make a lot more economic sense however, the same for father/son deals. If an outfitter can light the fire for Africa and hunting safari's in the hearts of younger people (who most likely will not have a strong financial leg to stand on yet) they are investing into their future customer base. They might be able to sell a few extra safaris, over the course of someone's life, instead of having only marketed to the +50 year olds.
I agree, I junior, or early middle age discount would be an excellent idea! Although joking aside, I don't think there is enough profit in the full prices for outfitters to offer much of a discount. I have heard many outfitters make a loss on PG but it keeps staff employed for the more profitable DG safaris
 

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Tally Ho, and probably other safari outfitters offer:
1 Greenhorn discounts for first time safari
2 Father and Son/Family discounts

Being a good client and repeat customer will (probably) afford one with discounts.
 

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