send us an email or call.
It would be helpful if you can tell us:
When [more or less] you would like to go and how many are traveling.
Your name, address, and telephone number
you would like to travel and/or what you are looking for. The more
specific you are about your interests the better we can help you.
you would like to travel and how much time you really have. If you
are flexible, say so. If not please indicate this.
are lots of myths about when you should and should not travel. The
reality is that you can have a rewarding trip somewhere almost any time
If inquiring about a lodge or a tour, provide enough detail that we can
identify what you are describing [i.e. we have lots of 14 day tours in
lots of countries].
per person with airfare.
city - don't tell us New York thinking that this will save you money
and you will find your own way there. Most airlines have add-ons
fares that are less expensive than other tickets you are likely to
find. We want to sell you the best safari we can within your budget,
and we know that this means finding the cheapest way to get from your home
to where the safari starts.
Don't just ask for a general brochure. We save you money by not printing
company brochures. There are hundreds of pages on this website -
far more general information than could be put, economically, in a brochure.
We will be happy to mail brochures about specific properties/tours that
would be part of an itinerary that we would recommend. If you are
looking for set departure tours in large groups, we probably aren't the
company for you.
flexibility - you are going to Africa. Western ideas of efficiency
do not apply. Hourly shuttle flights, on the half hour, other than
between Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban are a figment of the
western imagination and you will be lucky to get a flight on the day you
want. Again, please give us enough information that we can provide
you with our best advice about how to organize your trip to get the most
out of it. By rearranging the items on your tour we can often save
money, travel time, and avoid costly stops along the way in places you
did not want to go.
you book with us you can expect the following to happen:
Upon inquiry we will provide an itinerary with flights and, if it meets
your requirements, obtain provisional reservations from the operators.
Upon your acceptance of provisional reservations and our terms
and conditions we will require a deposit of 20% to continue holding
reservations [may vary depending upon the tour operator]. Most safari
operators maintain the right to cancel unsecured reservations after
Airline tickets must be paid before ticketing deadlines.
Safaris must be paid 45 - 60 days prior to departure per requirements of
the tour operators.
Receipt of final itinerary, invoice, vouchers, and travel details.
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