Most of the suppliers that we work with charge us in ZAR and we normally have to pay them well in advance to secure the accommodation and services we need for any of our safaris. Because the ZAR fluctuates (sometimes radically) against major currencies like the USD, Euro and UKP, we can’t risk any shortfalls that might arise if the major currencies weaken against the ZAR in the time between us booking the services and then receiving payment from our Safarians.
We do keep an eye on the exchange rates and will advise Safarians of any major fluctuations in either direction. If the Rand strengthens then we will advise you to perhaps settle your invoice for the tour earlier to safeguard against any further decreases in the value of your own currency. If it weakens we might ask you to bring us a present. 😉