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There's a new type of traveler dishing out thousands of dollars for high-end safaris. The business director of a Botswana-based company says it's all because of the millennial tech boom

Posted On: Aug 21, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

There's a new type of traveler dishing out thousands of dollars for high-end safaris. The business director of a Botswana-based company says it's all because of the millennial tech boom

A managing director of a luxury safari company says he's seen their clientele become younger and more diverse in the past 14 years thanks to the "millennial tech boom."
It's no longer only 60-year-old CEOs who can afford to go on a luxury safari, says Chris Roche, the managing director for business development at Wilderness Holdings, which owns luxury safari company Wilderness Safaris.
"I think the millennial tech boom story has allowed younger people to make the required money faster or younger in their lives," Roche told Business Insider.
There's also been an increase in solo female travelers embarking on safaris, he said.
An average safari at Wilderness Safaris costs about $8,000 per person for five nights, but prices can vary by country and type of lodging.
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High-end safaris can cost thousands of dollars per night. Now, the millennial tech boom is making this kind of travel accessible to a whole new type of traveler.
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