Safaris Tours & Trips 2020

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Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Discover Africa

AMA Waterways
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 880 / day
$ 8,799
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Discover Cape Town one of the world’s most beautiful drives.
  • Explore Chobe River’s fascinating game viewing.
  • Enjoy the river cruise in Zambezi River
  • Opportunity to view Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth
  • Enjoy the Cruise along the Zambezi River.
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Kasane, Livingstone, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, South Africa
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Highlights of South Africa

20 days
$ 225 / day
$ 4,495
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore Cape Town
  • Explore Kruger National Park 
  • Embark on a full-day Intimate African Safari game drive
  • Get an opportunity to visit George, Drostdy Museum and Stellenbosch
  • Visit the fascinating Apartheid Museum, where the history of nearly 50 years of unequal rights
  • Learn about Swazi Cultural
  • Set off for a game-viewing drive through the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Table Mountain, South Africa, Swaziland
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Golden Trails of East Africa

AMA Waterways
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
17 days
$ 853 / day
$ 14,495
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Visit most beautiful national parks like Ngorongoro Crater,  Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park.
  • Explore Arusha
  • Enjoy fascinating look at Johannesburg
  • Enjoy the glorious Victoria Falls commonly referred to as the smoke that thunders.
  • Visit Chobe National Park
  • Opportunity to experience 4-night safari cruise & 2 nights in Victoria Falls, 2 nights in Johannesburg, 7 nights at Tanzanian
Visits:
Arusha, Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Lake Manyara National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania
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Tanzania Safari in Style

Abercrombie & Kent
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
8 days
$ 912 / day
$ 7,295
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • Experience A&K's best Tanzania itinerary on a flagship safari journey that features authentic tented safari camps
  • In the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy a privately hosted barbecue lunch set apart from the main picnic area
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about the tribe's customs and daily life, and watch a private Maasai dance performance, during your Ngorongoro Camp stay
  • Gain a sense of everyday life in Africa today as you ride by tuk-tuk and a enjoy a visit to the market in the vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu
Visits:
Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Botswana Safari in Style

Abercrombie & Kent
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 800 / day
$ 7,995
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
Highlights
  • A&K's flagship Southern Africa safari journey, backed by more than five decades of on-the-ground experience
  • Stay in intimate, boutique-style camps and lodges, available only to small groups or individual guests
  • Get tips on capturing the best images of the "Big Five" during a private lecture with a professional photographer
  • Glide through the Okavango Delta, water levels permitting, in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe), observing aquatic life great and small, from massive hippos to tiny frogs
  • Take a guided tour of thundering Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, experiencing them from both Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Coast along the Zambezi River on a relaxing sunset cruise
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Livingstone, Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Kenya Panorama

8 days
$ 434 / day
$ 3,475
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Explore the grand Masai Mara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Kenya’s top wildlife destination.
  • Discover the pristine wildlife viewing and Kenya's only chimpanzee sanctuary at private Sweetwaters and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
  • Enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing around the busy waterhole at your Mount Kenya tree lodge.
Visits:
Masai Mara National Park, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
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Tanzania Wildlife Safari
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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

12 days
$ 532 / day
$ 6,385
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic (2*)
Highlights
  • Explore the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest free standing caldera.
  • Discover Serengeti National Park, the most likely place in Eastern Africa to see the annual Great Migration of wildebeest.
  • Enjoy a combination of ideally-situated permanent and tented camps and small lodges.
Visits:
Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Top Safaris Experiences

Witnessing the annual migration of 1.3 million wildebeest in East Africa’s Serengeti, one of the great natural wonders of the world.

Going on a gorilla tracking tour in Uganda, Rwanda, and learning about these incredible gentle giants. And feeling the incredible power of their presence as you enter their territory as respectfully as possible.

Watching intently as a pride of lions cross the grasslands within eyeshot of a herd of Thomson’s gazelles on a tour of Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Encountering Maasai tribesmen dressed in traditional red cloaks herding their cattle as wildlife roam nearby.

Checking off the "Big 5" – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and Cape buffalo – and many more (giraffe, zebra, cheetah, hippo, etc.) from your life list while on safari in Kruger National Park.

Exploring Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where annual flood waters attract vast numbers of wild animals.

Picnicking at the hippo pool, with a lunch spread out on the hood of your safari vehicle.

Enjoying the view of the savannah from your safari lodge private deck as you sip a glass of South African wine.

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Safaris Trip Reviews

9,081 Safaris Tour Reviews - Summary 91% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 7,079
Great 1,048
Average 195
Disappointing 98
Terrible 661
Value
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Guide
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Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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AVIS- rude and expensive

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

I hired a car from the Tivat Montenegro branch, the staff were rude and overly pushy- they said that i was required to take extra insurance which was false , they aslo said i had dameaged the car which was untrue- i will never use AVIS again and suggest you do not either

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Operator ACIS

So far

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

So far, my experience with ACIS has been really smooth and very personal. thanks.

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Operator ACIS

ACIS is the most attentive and…

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

ACIS is the most attentive and knowledgeable travel company I have ever worked with. I'm a Spanish teacher who enjoys travelling with students and their families, and I wouldn't go with any other company. Many of my colleagues have said the same. Unlike some other travel companies, ACIS takes care of every detail of your trip from start to finish, and I've always been pleased with the tour managers, tour guides, hotels, bus drivers, food, . . . really everything. They also worked with every traveller who had to cancel during Covid to ensure that families received all of their money back. ACIS is truly the best company to use when traveling with students.

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Operator ACIS

Solid Friendly Service

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Solid Friendly Service

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Operator ACIS

Bounced check

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

One of your refund checks bounced. It’s been three days. I can’t get anyone to call me after several requests. This matter should not be handled via chat or email. I have left several voicemails,still no return call. You keep saying its my bank . I sent you the account information where it CLEARLY STATE CHECK RETURN. IT BOUNCED..I NEED ALL OF MY MONEY BACK NOW!!!

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Operator ACIS

ACIS group leader since the 1980’s

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I have been leading groups with ACIS since the 1980’s. Each year I have been amazed by how the company uses group leader suggestions to improve experiences. They have been able to optimize each tour so as to hit every mark. I know it is meaningful since I have many many students and adults travel with me over and over. I have a few that have taken at least 5 trips. After a two year absence from travel, I am now filling a group for 2022. I can’t wait to travel with ACIS again. You have changed my life and my participants lives for ever.

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Operator ACIS

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