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Why You Should Go on a Safari to Africa

Why Africa?

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Ah safari — the word alone evokes a sense of anticipation for all that lies ahead! ‘Safari’ comes from the Swahili ‘to journey or to travel’ and can basically be defined as an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat.

The Immersive Experience of an African Safari

Africa is synonymous with wildlife and wildlife safaris. A safari to Africa will de-stress you like no other holiday. You can immerse yourself in the fascinating animals, close encounters, exceedingly comfortable and diverse accommodation, exquisite African cuisine (yes — it is spectacular!), the many and varied ecosystems from Kalahari Desert to the world-heritage listed Okavango Delta, savanna and open plains, to rainforests and mountains — Africa is tireless in all it has to offer.

The African People and Culture

The African people, especially the tribal people, are some of the friendliest you will encounter anywhere in the world. Smiles comes easily and often. Sharing their culture and humour is part of their welcome to visitors.

You’ll also appreciate the pride and pleasure shown by the exceptionally professional game guides; they’ll intrigue you with stories, facts and folklore from the bush. Africa is a photographer’s dream, with safari tour vehicles designed to give you the very best chance to safely see and photograph the wildlife. Safety is an absolute priority in all the work that we do.

Why Choose Us?

Destinations Africa specialises exclusively in bespoke, personalised safaris to Africa. Unlike a travel agency, our experienced team does not operate in any other part of the world and you’ll see that many of our staff members are of African origin. We travel to Africa, year after year, constantly vetting our tour operators, accommodation and all other activities, and exploring new authentic African experiences that we can recommend to you.

We love Africa wholeheartedly and we believe it shows in the quality of the feedback and testimonials we receive from our valued clients. We have a very intimate knowledge and understanding of how to provide maximum value and enjoyment to our guests, whether families, work colleagues, groups of friends, couples or singles. Every itinerary is planned specifically for you.

Africa is not a cheap destination (see our general rule of thumb when it comes to pricing) but it offers fantastic value for money. Cost only becomes an issue in the absence of value, and we make it our job to ensure you receive the very best value. We are available to speak with you 24/7 and discuss your plans, ideas and to answer any questions that you may have.

Find out why we’re not a travel agency — we’re Australian African safari travel specialists.

If you’d like to know more, fill out our no-obligation itinerary form with some of your details and preferences, and one of our experienced team members will help you.


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