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10 Reasons to Use a Travel Advisor When Booking an African Safari

In today's world, you can get anything you want with a few clicks on your keyboard. But if your dream is to see Africa, you might want to forego the Internet and book your trip with someone who knows the continent.

Where to go on safari? If you are in love with Meryl Streep in Out of Africa (and you were rocking that look from The Limited back in the day) you are definitely looking at Kenya. Want some culture and wine along with The Big Five, South Africa and maybe Botswana. Silverback Gorilla Trekking, that’s Uganda, Rwanda or Congo.

So many choices, where do you start?

Here are ten reasons why using a travel advisor who specializes in African travel will give you a better trip experience

Less Time

There are 54 countries in Africa, and there are countless safari camps and lodges.

You might think you can handle paying these camps and lodges, booking flights, setting up transfers and pickups to and from airports, but it's very time-consuming.

Leave the work to the Africa safari specialist, who is familiar with the process and accustomed to doing it all.

Cut Out the Confusion

If you don't know Africa, you are sure to be confused by all the logistics involved in the planning. It is so much easier to let the expert sort it all out.

Less Expensive.

If you're planning a stay of more than a few days, it will be cheaper to book through a travel specialist. Travel Advisors may even get you preferred rates or other offers available to them through their relationships with these businesses.

Advice From the Pros

These specialists have expertise that comes from regularly booking safaris. Let our knowledge work for you!

Fewer Mistakes

If you are unfamiliar with the continent, you could make some mistakes when booking on your own that could lead to a disappointing trip. Use an African travel specialist to avoid these mistakes.

Let Our Relationships Work for You

Specialists have connections with other experts in the business who could help make your trip a lot smoother, whether it be a tour guide or someone to greet you when you get off the plane.


When you are booking a trip on your own, it's easy to forget essential details. But an African travel specialist won't let slip visa requirements, immunizations, attire, the type of electrical plugs you need, etc.

Added Insurance.

You will still need travel insurance, but you'll make fewer mistakes that you might have to use insurance to fix if you use a specialist.

Someone to Fall Back On

You can fall back on your African travel specialist if anything goes wrong. You don't have that protection if you book on your own.

It's Just Easier

It's much simpler to get someone more knowledgeable about Africa to do all the work for you, so all you have to do is enjoy your trip!

Do you dream of Africa? When you are ready to make your dream, a reality contact us

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