Planning an African Safari | Art of Safari

Planning An African Safari

Whether you’re planning an African safari for the first time, or heading back to Africa for more, there’s no substitute for expert advice and first-hand experience. At Art of Safari we take the time to understand your safari dream, and to tailor-make your trip accordingly. Here’s a little insight into our process.

Planning ahead

Designing the most inspiring safaris takes time and care. Yes, we can pull something together for you at short notice, but planning well ahead will ensure you get the most from your dream safari. Not only does it allow for considered consultation but it means that you’ll have your pick of lodges and the flexibility to book them when (and for as long as) you like.

With that in mind, let’s take a walk through what to expect when consulting with us.

Getting to know you

To start, we like to get to know your safari group a little better. Are you a couple looking for a trip of a lifetime, or a multi-generational family keen on a holiday that suits everyone? Perhaps you’re honeymooners dreaming of a romantic getaway or a solo nomad seeking adventure?

What to see & do?

Then we want to discuss what you want to see and do on safari. Are you dreaming of a magical encounter with elephant or getting close to Africa’s big cats? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to see Kilimanjaro or visit the Okavango Delta?

When to go?

Next: when are you considering travelling? Are you simply looking for the best safari experience at a particular time of year, or are you flexible and able to plan your trip around the safari experience you’re longing for?

For how long?

And how long would you like to be on safari for? Are you after a quick getaway for a couple of days or aiming for a month-long journey experiencing the best that Africa has to offer?

What you’re comfortable spending?

Lastly, it’s best that we know what you’re comfortable spending on your safari. The costs can vary greatly, and while we’re able to cater to most budgets, we’d like to ensure we meet your expectations and offer you the best value for money.

We do the work

Armed with this information we’ll tailor-make a safari that will fit you perfectly. Simply sit back and relax: we do the work so you don’t have to. Don’t worry, to make sure you get the best value around, we offer a simple price guarantee.

We’re with you every step of the way

And while you’re on safari we’ll be there for you every step of the way. We’re on the ground in both East and Southern Africa, and are available 24/7.

Not ready to talk to us just yet? No problem. Browse the travel information below or explore our stories about Africa’s most amazing safari experiences.

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