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Tour Planning

It goes without saying that the most successful tours are those that have been planned well in advance.

Idyllic African Safaris can either provide guided safaris as part of an overall tour to our region or can cater for your full trip, provided this is within the areas in which we specialize in. IE South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Botswana

We pride ourselves in personalizing our tours to suit your expectations and needs, so contacting us early (say 6 months plus) before your intended arrival is vital to ensure that itineraries and reservations can be concluded that will best suit your needs.

CONTACTING US

Please go to the link "Contact us" for full contact details

Please contact us by email or telephonically advising us when you require your Safari, what you expect out of your Safari (Big Five Game viewing, Birds, Fly or Surf fishing, Golf, Seashore, Snorkeling and / or combinations of these) Importantly, advise us the period that you require us to cater for you. Please also inform us of the accommodation levels expected. IE:

BASIC : Could include non air-conditioned Huts / Chalets / Safari Tents with or without shared ablutions. Fridge and stove usually provided

POPULAR : Air-conditioned Huts / Chalets / Cottages, in-house Toilet / Bathroom / Shower facilities, fridge / Small Stove

LUXURY : Air conditioned Cottages or Chalets with separate Bedrooms and en suite bathroom / shower facilities. With or without television services. Mobile phone and internet connectivity. With up market restaurant facilities and well stocked wine cellars.

 

Typical kitchenette in "popular" type accommodation

 

As Safaris are "just that" (experiencing the wilds of Africa), up-market luxury accommodation will not always be available for parts of our tours. However Safaris can include, if preferred, day trips into Game Reserves from well appointed Tourist orientated Hotel establishments close to Game Reserves.

                         

Swimming pool at Nata Lodge - Nata, Botswana

                     

 

 

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Personalized Consultation

Our recommended personalized consultation allows you direct access to expert advice without having to read all the guide books to try and decipher how, what, when and where to go.

You get immediate access to an expert source. We will provide you with the tips and tricks on all you need to know. We have the expertise and local knowledge on hand and can take your personal needs into account and make recommendations accordingly.

Please contact us telephonically or preferably, by email, giving us details of your specific requirements. See "Contact us" link for details. We will return a detailed tailor-made tour proposal to you within 2-3 days after receiving your request. Any changes that you may wish to make can be discussed telephonically or via an exchange of e mails  as it is important to us that you experience what you expect.

We are not part of any larger Tour Company and  we do limit the number of tours undertaken so that we can cater for a niche market that has been identified. ie  Genuine personalized tours

BRIEF THUMB NAIL SKETCH OF GUIDED TOURS     

 SOUTH AFRICA

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park                   : 4+ days (big 5)

Kruger National Park                       : 4 + Days (big 5)

Kosi Bay - Tembe Elephant Park     : 4+ days

Drakensburg Resorts                        : 4 + days
(and Battlefields)

Midlands Meander                            : 1 + days

Cape Town and Peninsula               : 3 - 5 + days

Corporate Surprise week ends          : 2 - 3 days

BOTSWANA

Okavango Swamps, Tuli & Chobe Game Reserves Nxai Pans /Makgadikgadi Pans        : 14 + days

NAMIBIA

Ai Ais, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast and Etosha                : 10 -14 Days

We also cater for the hosting of overseas business men visiting local factories and businesses in the Pietermaritzburg / Durban environs who wish to include an "African experience" during their stay in South Africa. ie These include 1-3 day visits to local Game Reserves and Parks, African cultural villages, Drakensberg mountains ( day hikes) etc.