African Travel FAQs
How long has African Travel, Inc. been in business?
African Travel, Inc. has been in business since 1976.
What destinations do you operate your safaris to / within Africa?
Most of our safaris visit East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania & Seychelles) and Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Mauritius & Zimbabwe), as well as Egypt. We also operate gorilla trekking safaris to Rwanda and Uganda.
What type of programs do you offer?
Our programs include Individual Departures, consisting of safari itineraries which have been designed with inherent flexibility. Nothing is written in stone. The focus is on well paced, low density tourism with an emphasis on a singular experience. While some of these departures offer multiple levels of luxury, you can be assured only the best hotels with proper ambiance and location are suggested.
Unique to African Travel, our definition of a Small Group Departure is one that operates with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 guests. We bring together like-minded travelers who enjoy meeting and sharing their experience. The group dynamic can provide an energy and exchange that, for many, is an enhancement that is missed when not in the company of other adventurers. Dates chosen for our Small Group Departures are for the most popular travel periods with wildlife and weather in mind.
Can deviations be made to a brochure tour?
Yes, generally deviations can be made to any of our safari itineraries. In addition, we are pleased to suggest enhancements such as a spa treatment, a round of golf, a helicopter transfer, or a special wildlife experience.
What is the major difference between African Travel, Inc. and the other major wholesalers who sell travel to Southern and Eastern Africa?
We have a very dedicated, experienced staff, with over 460 combined years of travel expertise, who have in-depth knowledge of the destinations included in our tours. All of our tour programs are designed to be flexible to accommodate deviations which the traveller may wish to incorporate in the tour. Our staff of safari experts will be happy to custom-design a program to any of the areas in Southern and Eastern Africa and Egypt. We have enduring and successful relationships with our vendors, giving us the opportunity to offer competitive prices.
How physically demanding are your programs, especially the game drives and game viewing activities?
Generally, the safari programs are not physically demanding, and are enjoyed by anyone who is reasonably fit. The only physical activity on safari is a game walk, but usually they are not strenuous. Participation in these activities is at the discretion of tour participants.
What are the South African Requirements for Minors Traveling Internationally?
Effective June 1, 2015, the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) imposed new regulations for visitors to South Africa under 18 years of age. African Travel, Inc. advises travel partners to review all documentation requirements when booking minors to or from South Africa. Travelers who arrive in South Africa without the required documentation can be detained and/or deported immediately.
What are the requirements for children traveling to Botswana?
Effective October 1, 2016, The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs imposed new regulations for visitors to Botswana under 18 years of age.Travelers who arrive in Botswana without the required documentation can be detained and/or deported immediately.