Let’s delve into the past just a bit. I don’t know if you ever saw any of those vintage movies host in Africa. There is a feel good feeling that simply shot through your blood every time. You felt as free as a kite and craved for a safari ASAP. It is high time you started recalling all those feelings you had. Safaris are good enough for groups, individuals, getaways, honeymoons, etc. The tourism scene has grown from strength to strength and rejuvenated the tour and trekking sector. Safaris now present more authentic feels, greater environmental impact, more local guides and certainly smaller groups to work with. When you choose the right safari company, you will be one step closer to having your expectations meet and living in the dreams you have had for so long. So, sit back and let us teach you how to make a selection.
Let us start by talking about money. How our safari proceeds, will be highly directed by the kind of money we put into the venture, versus the costs. Therefore, get to know these costs adequately since you might not get what you paid for. Some tour and trekking operators will want you to get the best experience form the money you are so ending while for others, not so much. Ensure that you choose a safari company with open pricing which they effectively communicate. Consider the overhead fees, accommodation charges and park/ attraction entrance fees. All costs must be made clear to you and if this isn’t done, go out and search for another tour and trekking company.
Second on your mind should be matters of registration. This is part of that due diligence stage that you must go through. The main aim is to ensure that the firm is legit by confirming that it has a certificate of operation issued by the government and is also complying with all codes of the industry. Moreover, find out if the company is affiliated to any professional association. Being a member of an association mean that the safari company is bound by particular standards that they must adhere to. This element doesn’t mean that your experience will be any better, but at least you will be confident that the firm is concerned about your welfare as directed by the government.
Lastly, it is best to get some recommendations to work with. Sift through the internet for independent reviews of the safari company to see what past clients have had to say. You can also ask the firm to give a list of four customers who they have dealt with, who can vouch for them.