A safari is one of the best eye-opening, rewarding, inspirational and refreshing vacations you can take, but planning the perfect safari experience can be challenging. Don’t be mistaken; there is no ‘one safari fits all’, do not think by seeing the pictures of fantastic wildlife or gorgeous lodging, the advertised adventure will magically fit your bill in any way. There are so many nuances to Southern Africa and East Africa that can affect safari planning and safari success; the weather, the migratory patterns of species, the placing of lodges, the activities available, and that’s before we even begin to mention the logistics on the ground.
Take advice from well-worn safari professionals, people who have lived the safari life and are well-versed in planning and managing safaris. Somebody who can share vital tips when planning for an African safari and, of course, the best way to do a safari and create a seamless safari itinerary while maximising all the major attractions you’d expect in Africa. One who knows the many places and offerings available can recommend what will suit you and your travelling party and needs while taking your feedback into account and tailoring the itinerary accordingly.
Having a real-life person to talk to and to walk you through each step, from the introductory conversation about the ages and interests of your group to your specific wants and needs, through to suggesting (or improving upon) your safari route and destination and planning right down to the last details, is a great comfort and exciting part of the process.
We are such African safari travel specialists, passionate about Africa and dedicated to working with and for you to create your ultimate safari and holiday experience. We will listen to you and guide your ideas on planning a trip to Africa, offering solid advice about areas, national parks, wildlife reserves and particular accommodation types while planning the perfect safari adventure for you.
When dealing with a safari in Africa, handing your trust to someone in the know will ensure your safari planning is smooth and efficient, and you’ll get the holiday of a lifetime. Further, if something does go wrong – we’ll be here to help you each step of the way, relying on our trusted and well-known partners in the destinations we operate.
Here are some key reasons to book with Safari Guru when planning the perfect safari:
Enjoyable ‘Concierge-Style’ Travel Planning
Whether travelling solo or in a group of 10 or more, creating your safari experience with us will make you feel like a VIP. Each Safari Guru client is unique to us, and we will work with each to ensure everything goes to plan and better, from when you start planning until your return home.
We aim to make the planning fun, easy and exciting. Listening to your dream holiday wishes and possibly expanding upon them, with you, to create the ultimate safari experience for you and your fellow travellers. If you want to be part of the intricate safari design process, we’ll work openly with you, or if you are happy to trust our excellent attention to detail, knowing that you are in excellent hands at all times, you’re welcome to leave it to us.
There are many options for safari destinations and accommodation styles, so having someone personalise the experience is priceless.
Genuine ‘From the Savannah’ Knowledge
We don’t just know Africa and the countries in which we operate; we have actually facilitated and led safaris in each destination and offer first-hand knowledge. We know the camps and areas intimately and have canvassed our select and trusted partners on the ground, many of whom are friends with whom we have had long relationships. We know everywhere we might send you incredibly well. We gladly impart our knowledge and give advice. Rest assured that we steer you in the right direction. Safari Guru is not in the business of cookie-cutter packaged experiences; we’ll offer what is right for you.
Your overall safari experience will be relevant and authentic and benefit you and the local communities in which we operate. Our information, great tips, little touches, unique ideas and must-do activities will genuinely enhance your overall experience. We get paid by our suppliers – not by you – which means you pay no more, and, even substantially less than booking directly on the internet or booking ready-made trips from people who don’t take time getting to know you and your needs and desires. There really is no reason not to consider this route when planning your safari.
Rely on your Safari Planner from Start to Finish
You will have one or even two of us as your point-of-contact when it comes to planning and booking your trip of a lifetime. We will handle your whole trip. From expertly discussing your flight routing to booking and organising your accommodation, activities, and ground transportation in Africa, and your connecting airports – not to mention suggesting any other services you may not have even thought about or known possible. One key contact for your safari and your “go-to” person for any assistance before and during your adventure; you can rest assured a safari expert is by your side while creating this incredible adventure.
Receive Up-to-Date Information
Communication is critical in all aspects of our lives, and this is no less true when planning and undertaking your safari of a lifetime. We are constantly updating you and those on the ground on any needs you have or any trip changes due to issues or problems in destinations or transportation. All of our travellers will get a comprehensive guide, packing tips and a list of dos and don’ts, plus general information on the destination, its culture, and important must-knows and we’re on hand to answer any sensitive or other questions.
All our tips, policies and suggestions will ease your way, enhance your experience and give you extra peace of mind on the entire booking process, outlining procedures such as visas, vaccinations, and, at this time of exploration, information on Covid-19 PCR testing and rules.
Have Solid, Quick Assistance on the Ground
Exploring parts of Africa, going off the beaten track or on safari is exciting, but facing the unknown can be a little daunting, overwhelming even. So having hands-on ground assistance cannot be underestimated for peace of mind and your smooth sailing and stress-free vacation.
As safari experts, we work with incredible, efficient, and dedicated people in each destination where we offer holidays. These are people we know first-hand and trust. Our ground people will be there as your first point of contact at any time during your adventure – with us available at any time.
Whether travelling with a private guide or not, we ensure that these teams know all about you, your trip and your travel wishes and requirements before you arrive, and are available any time of the day.
Don’t just take our word for it – hear is what Safari Guru travellers have to say:
Penn State University travel group; “On the last evening in Rekero by the campfire, our group gave me a lot of credit and thanks for the events, camps, experiences, etc. that were part of our adventure, but it is because of your work and planning that our trip turned out so well. On behalf of all 14 of our PSU (fun friends) Group: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We are also so very grateful that you were able to join us and share the experience with us.”