Wildlife, Africa, safari adventure? Plan your trip with Expert Africa
If you’re not familiar with Africa, perhaps don’t dive immediately into the deep end of our website. With detailed reports on more than 950 lodges and camps to stay in, spread across 120 regions in 12 African countries, this website is very detailed. You may prefer to start by thinking more generally about what you want. What are you looking for from your safari holiday?
What’s your style of travel?Thinking about your preferred style of travelling, do you like to travel independently, meeting others along the way, but not being escorted in a group? If so, then a tailor-made trip from Expert Africa will be very much your style of travel. That is what this website is devoted to. We focus on independent travel, with smooth arrangements made in advance, operated by our teams on the ground in Africa. When you’re in safari areas, your arrangements will normally include all your full board accommodation and safari activities – wildlife-viewing game drives, walking safaris, boat trips and more – as well as all your African travel arrangements. Every aspect of your trip is planned in advance.
If you’re adventurous and very independent, then you might also consider a self-drive safari through Namibia or South Africa’s Cape region. Please note that Expert Africa does not offer self-drive holidays outside these countries, as reliability and motoring infrastructure are not adequate in other countries.
If you’re on a lower budget and would prefer to join a group trip on a fixed date departure, then the small-group trips of our sister-company Wild about Africa in Namibia and Botswana could suit you well.
Can you tell us who you are?Going on safari with a group of friends is different from a honeymoon safari or a solo adventure. We’ve set up some sample itineraries to show you the kind of trips that might suit different travellers.
Which of our trips is best for…. the experience you want?Thinking about the experiences you'd like to build into your trip, we’ve created some further examples of possible itineraries that would suit you depending on the aims you have for the trip.
What now?After you’ve had a look through these ideas, talk to a specialist at Expert Africa. Even if you’re not sure what stage you’re at, feel free to bounce your thoughts off us. We’ve had years of experience of going on safari ourselves – alone, with the family, with friends. And like you, we have friends and family who need reassurance and information. We’ll happily listen to you, answer your questions (what clothes should I take?, who keeps the animals out of the camps?), and help you narrow down all the possibilities. Ultimately we’ll guide you to booking the trip that you want to do.
After an initial chat on the phone, or an exchange of emails if you prefer, we’ll often suggest you read up on some of the places we’ve discussed, until you’re ready to start planning your holiday with us. We won’t push you to make any decisions – but of course, if a camp is getting full for the dates you want to stay there, we’ll let you know.
“Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannahs of long ago?”
Brian Jackman, author and safari journalist
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