10 January 2019
Our passion for being personal shines through in every trip we book for our 450,000 annual customers, but safaris tend to require much more organisation than most other types of holiday. And the fact that they are often a once-in-a-lifetime experience make it even more important that you get it right. That’s where we can help, with our Travel Counsellors offering the knowledge and the personal experience to guide you to the very best safari option for you, whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or a family, or in a group.
“The sights you witness while on safari will stay with you for the rest of your life… Now, you might be thinking that this all sounds amazing, but that the sheer volume of organisation needed to book it sounds like too much. That’s where Travel Counsellors come in! We work closely with professional companies with local knowledge and expertise based in South Africa.”
Kina, Travel Counsellor
“I put together an action-packed two-week holiday for my partner and me, combining safari and self-drive of the Garden Route, one of the world's most spectacular drives. The benefit of doing a safari in the Eastern Cape is that there’s no malaria, plus driving is on the same side of the road as the UK. Also, being south of the UK, the time difference is minimal so there's no jet-lag.”
Emma, Travel Counsellor
“I was extremely lucky to be invited to attend a travel agents’ educational programme in Kenya […] The luxury tented accommodation was fantastic. I could hear many wild animals during the night but felt very safe as our camp was surrounded by electric fences and there were also wardens on duty. Imagine my delight in the morning when I unzipped the tent to find an elephant just metres away… What a way to start the day!”
Barbara, Travel Counsellor
“After arriving into Nairobi and a freshen-up, we went straight off to the Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum […] The public can pay to enter and watch baby orphan elephants be fed and play together – a very sweet and fun experience. The Giraffe Centre, where we were able to feed the giraffes, was our next stop.”
Katie, Travel Counsellor
“I had an amazing safari in Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. Apart from Big Five game drives, you can enjoy bush walks, night drives, sleep-outs under the stars, bird-watching […] We had fantastic off-road game drives seeing impala, antelope, waterbuck, grey duiker, greater kudu, bushbuck, buffalo… The waterholes attracted elephants, white rhino, giraffe, warthog and many other species. We watched lions basking in the sunshine and hippos soaking in the lake.”
Fiona, Travel Counsellor
For inspiration and to book your safari holiday, contact your Travel Counsellor today, and don't forget to check out our Travel Counsellor Katie’s expert tips for packing for a safari holiday.