How do you know you are working with a good African safari tour operator? There are a few ways to find out.
Read the reviews and feedback on the tour operator’s website. Now you might think they can be fake, but one has usually a good feeling in sensing what is real and what not. The experience of the tour operator will be another indication. You will know from the emails and the way your questions are answered. The age of a company is not necessarily essential for the quality of their work.
You can also ask to talk to guests that have travelled with the company to hear their feedback. But probably the most important is your good sense and intuition, your gut feeling. When it feels right, it usually is right. That might sound not very rational, but you might have experiences where exactly that worked very well in other situations. Why shouldn’t it work here.
Kruger Park is the best safari destination in South Africa and a must when visiting the country. The African safari tour Best of Kruger fly-in offers a carefree 7 day safari with outstanding Big Five sightings on private game reserves. All transfers are with light aircrafts and bring the guests directly to the lodges with no time lost on long drives.
Booking your hotel or flight online has become a normal thing to do. There are plenty of online platforms to make your bookings and there are just as many platforms to compare prices and reviews. However, booking a safari online is a bit different from booking a hotel or flight.
Of course it is possible to book a lodge online, that is just as easy as booking a hotel, but one needs to get there and needs to know about the distances and possible transportation. Knowledge is needed and when different safari areas should be combined, it gets even more complex. The best solution for online bookings are pre-designed African safari tours and still it makes sense to get in touch with the specialized safari tour operator to understand the details of the tour or to make adjustments.
Safaris mean being in the bush, where other rules apply than on a trip to Paris. Keep that in mind and rather ask for advise than ending up in unsafe situations. Your safari should be a great experience with amazing Big Five sightings and accommodation and transfers that suit you best.