There is no time like the present to visit Africa's Eden. Contact our trained and accredited tour operators and African-based travel agents to book your trip or book direct. Direct local bookings bring more revenue into Africa's Eden. Find a last-minute vacation; or, plan the trip of a lifetime to mark a milestone in your life. Short trips or standard itineraries can be booked direct, or ask one of our tour operators about more complex or specific itineraries.
PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
- For people who know about the region and have done their homework
- Excludes long haul flights
- You can book all aspects of your holiday (accommodation, transfers and activities) on one platform and make one payment
- As the traveller, you control what you want to see and do and can access special deals. Become a member of the Travellers Club – a SADC loyalty program offering free nights and discounts
- A local expert will do the work for you
- Ideal for travellers who are new to the destination and need an extra level of support
- Especially good if you have specific requirements and needs
- Niche tourism specialists – like Endeavour Safaris who organise trips for people with disabilities
- Provide inside knowledge of best-kept secrets
- Many travel agents and advisors worldwide work with our Africa’s Eden tour operators and Destination Management Companies
- Africa’s Eden works hard to educate and inform the trade, giving the best advice and price
Planning your once-in-a-lifetime African safari is daunting with so many options available. The internet is a fantastic resource for safari information. However, regardless of whether you consider yourself a savvy traveller, you’ll likely be overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of options. Check out our top ten reasons your safari will be better with a local travel agent.
Save time, money and your sanity
Trawling through the internet is time-consuming and can swiftly send you down a rabbit hole. Moreover, with excessive information on the internet, how can you decipher what information is essential and which is pointless when you don’t know the destination?
A local African-based travel agent will do the legwork while being mindful of your budget. In addition, they have access to insider information, including the best rates and deals, which are often not posted online.
Travel can offer significant benefits to communities and conservation efforts on the ground. Nevertheless, if a reservation is secured with an overseas travel agent, not all of the payment ends up in the local economy. For example, a Zambian-based travel agent has a more vested interest in the country as this is where they live and raise their families.
Imagine thinking you have booked a tranquil sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River only to arrive and find yourself on an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting expedition instead! Conversely, some safari camps are well set up for children, whereas others have a strict no-kids policy. A travel agent based in the destination would know your needs and ensure that all your bookings meet them.
Do you imagine going off the beaten track in lesser-known national parks such as Nkasa Rupara or Mudumu? Perhaps you prefer to linger for longer in destinations like Victoria Falls or Swakopmund? Your local travel agent will be able to tailor an itinerary to your specific travel style. At the same time, they will be familiar with the more remote destinations of Africa’s Eden and can explain the various accommodation options and daily travel distances.
Expert Destination Knowledge
A local travel agent based in-country intimately knows the location and will have travelled around it. As a result, they will have expert knowledge of travel requirements, visas, the best places to stay, the best activities, and other hidden gems. This up-to-date information will help you get the best experience from your holiday.
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It would be a disaster to book an African safari deal online, thinking you could combine game viewing with sunbathing, only to find on arrival that it is the middle of winter in the Southern hemisphere. Conversely, the rainy season might be warmer, but the animals are more difficult to find. These details are essential to a fantastic safari in Southern Africa and why we highly recommend getting local advice.
An African-based travel agent would know of any immediate changes in the region and recommend adjusting your itinerary accordingly. After all, you may have seen a fantastic safari camp on Trip Advisor in Hwange National Park, but your Zimbabwean travel agent will know if it is still under the same management.
Less Frills Equals Better Value
Large travel companies pay a huge amount for marketing and ensuring that their brand is top of mind. However, this brand recognition comes at a cost – to you as the traveller. Extra frills aren’t what you need for a fantastic safari experience. However, what you do want is better value, and that will come in the form of a local travel agent that can help on the ground. A local travel agent will form your itinerary to your exact needs and not include anything unnecessary, saving you money.
Communicate with an Actual Person
Holiday mishaps happen. Suppose there is a problem with your accommodation reservation, or your luggage is lost somewhere in Timbuktu, but your safari starts the following morning. In that case, you’ll be able to speak with an actual person in real-time. Internet sites often do not make telephone contact details available, so you’ll be left on your own to solve any issues that arise.
Online bookings are usually instant and locked in. However, if you engage with a local agent, you’ll be able to plan and book a holiday at your own pace. In addition, your safari agent can change or add to your perfect itinerary before locking in and paying.
You are unique, and your idea of a dream safari holiday will likely be different from the next person’s. Your local travel agent will keep you updated on relevant news and trends. Most travel agents don’t add a surcharge for itinerary planning, and the price you pay is the same as if you book your accommodation, safaris and activities yourself. In fact, a local travel agent will often save you money while simultaneously offering personalized service. We would certainly call that a win-win!
Africa’s Eden can be perceived as an expensive destination, but this is not always true. Many small, independent operators offer excellent products at a lower price, or specific destinations have different costs depending on the season. A local Tour Operator or Destination Management Company would be able to advise on differing costs.
Keep in mind that there is a price to pay for the unique conservation and low impact in Africa’s Eden – it has fewer people in many of its wildlife areas, and there may be a price to pay to keep it this way.
Browse the itineraries that our trusted travel agents can provide to you. Note that these itineraries include multiple countries and are all available off the shelf.
Creative Minds Playing at Work
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The Journey Begins here
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Africa Conservation Travel
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Africa Focus Tours
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African Bush Bird Tours
... a lifetime memory
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African Travel Tours
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Bush Experience Safaris
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A leading luxury destination management company
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Cansaf is a leading Destination Management Company with an operational office in Victoria Falls. With over 20 years’ experience…VIEW DETAILS
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Chase African Safaris
At Chase Africa Safaris, we pride ourselves on creating a unique safari experience that is tailor-made to suit each…VIEW DETAILS
Chobe Nature Explorations
With a personalized advantage of guided trips into the Chobe Park by boat or vehicle your guide will take…VIEW DETAILS
Chris Taxi and Tours
African safari holiday
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City and Safaris
A full destination management company(DMC) based in Botswana(Gaborone) and South Africa(Capetown) with a vast knowledge of ground-handling services. We…VIEW DETAILS
Delta Rain Safaris
Delta Rain Ltd was established in 1997 by owner operators who have a deep love of Africa. Together we…VIEW DETAILS
ENRICHED TRAVEL FOR EVERYONE
Endeavour Safaris is a Tour Operator based mainly in Botswana offering the following products but not limited to them.…VIEW DETAILS
Exclusive Touch Africa
Exceptional African Safaris
Exclusive Touch Africa is an Independent Destination Management Company to Southern Africa (Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and…VIEW DETAILS
Flame of Africa
Find your dream safari
We specialise in Southern Africa, in Africa it’s not what you know, it’s who you know! As a family…VIEW DETAILS
Footsteps Of Livingstone
Follow in the footsteps
As a family run business our passion is wildlife and wildlife conservation as a whole, we help out with…VIEW DETAILS
The Africa Travel Experts
Giltedge Africa, a privately owned South African company, is an award-winning, luxury inbound tour operator with an in-depth knowledge…VIEW DETAILS
Golden Africa Safaris
Luxury Botswana Safaris
Golden Africa Safaris come from the heart, tailor made for each group and designed with love and care to…VIEW DETAILS
African Travel & Tours
We use our local knowledge and love of Zimbabwe to facilitate tailored travel arrangements to ensure your trip is…VIEW DETAILS
Luciano Tours & Travel
Your Zambian Tour and Safari Specialist
Our services include custom made tour packages, airport transfers, inter-hotel shuttles, vehicle hire, border crossing transfers, meet and greet…VIEW DETAILS
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Mopane Game Safaris
Tras la época de lluvias, en 2 salidas especiales en Abril, exploramos las salinas de Makgadikgadi, y seguimos la…VIEW DETAILS
Nested in the Okavango Delta, Ngweti Safaris offers a range of safaris in Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park…VIEW DETAILS
Nick Safaris and tours
Located in the Tourist capital of Zambia, Livingstone. Nick Safaris and tours is a Zambian Company which has been…VIEW DETAILS
Come face-to-face with Africa’s BIG 5 on Zambian soil. Imagine a place where you can spend the night in…VIEW DETAILS
Off The Track
Destination Management Company
Off the Track is a luxury destination management company headed up by a Zimbabwean local, Robyn Whaley. It was…VIEW DETAILS
Off To Africa
Unique African Safari Experiences, hand-crafted just for you!
Africa is our home - we live here and love this beautiful continent and would really like to share…VIEW DETAILS
If you don't go, you won't know!
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Events, Weddings and Destination Services.
Pure Africa is an owner-run tourism operator with a responsible ethos. Based in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, we specialise in…VIEW DETAILS
Routes Through Africa
inspire your senses
Experience the delights that this region has to offer. From cultural experiences, World Heritage sites and monuments, high adrenalin…VIEW DETAILS
The Explorer Club Africa
We are Livingstone’s leading total solution operator in the ultimate adventure destination – Victoria Falls, Zambia! We are passionate…VIEW DETAILS
Your eyes and ears on the ground
Based in Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta, Safari Destinations is a ground handler offering personalized booking services…VIEW DETAILS
Your African Adventure
Safari Essence is our exciting new Destination Management Company. We are based in Maun, Botswana, selling tailor made tours…VIEW DETAILS
Tailor-made unique safari itineraries
Safari Stays is owned and operated by Martin, Twaine & Ryan Kays with a background and history that spans…VIEW DETAILS
With us, it's always personal.
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Sense Of Africa Botswana
Tailor-made specialised travel services
Sense Of Africa Botswana are a leading DMC based in Maun, the safari capital of Botswana. Our small passionate…VIEW DETAILS
Terra Nova Tours
Destination management Namibia
Terra Nova Tours comprises of an expert team of Namibia Destination Specialists. For over 20 years we have been…VIEW DETAILS
The Victoria Falls DMC
Leading incentive travel DMC and Conference PCO
The Victoria Falls Destination Management Company is Zimbabwe’s premier DMC and PCO (professional conference organiser) focused purely on the…VIEW DETAILS
Travel Wild Africa is a small, personalised travel company based on the ground in Africa. We arrange tailor-made holidays…VIEW DETAILS
Upmarket Safaris is a comprehensive one stop shop to traveling to Southern and East Africa. We curate special and…VIEW DETAILS
Extraordinary Safari Experts in Africa
Independent & local destination management experts in Africa serving 11 key destinations across the continent. We create tailor-made, high-end…VIEW DETAILS
Wenhau Safaris and Tours
Wenhau Safaris & Tours is owner operated. The company was founded in 1999 and the very first office was…VIEW DETAILS
Wild Africa Safaris
At Wild Africa Safaris, we want to share with you
Wild Africa Safaris is based in Kasane, Botswana. Our Safaris cover the whole of Botswana. You will spend your…VIEW DETAILS
World Wildlife Journeys
Your Wildlife Adventure Travel Experts
World Wildlife Journeys is a company founded by a small group of dedicated Wilderness Guides, who believe in the…VIEW DETAILS
ZAMAG Tours and Safaris
We take you places we know and trust
Zamag Tours and Safaris is a DMC based in Zambia but specialising in personalised safaris throughout Zambia, Zimbabwe and…VIEW DETAILS
Zambezi Horse Safaris
Zambezi Horse Safaris is a small owner run company which has been conducting safaris on horseback since 1988. The…VIEW DETAILS