Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Africa Safari NOW!

Book your safari to Africa for 2022

10 Reasons to book your safari to Africa during Covid-19

This past 12 months has been a roller coaster for all of us and it seems we are slowly seeing some light at the end of this bizarre tunnel. Below are the top 10 reasons to book your safari to African now.

I recently did a course through Asilia Africa on becoming an “East Africa Expert” and learnt an incredible amount about the Serengeti and Masai Mara. The Great Migration was of course the focus, where to stay in what months and what you will likely see there.

Lots of people say the great migration is June to October but that’s not true. The migration is a never ending cycle for the animals, moving constantly to follow the rains, the new growth of grass they need for their survival and the birth of new life. So too the ending of some lives during the river crossings. These deaths are vital for the survival of all the other animals and keeps these ecosystems finely balanced so that the majority benefit.

I never really enjoyed watching the river crossings, it is incredibly dramatic, thousands of animals standing on one bank staring in fear at what they know is a dangerous endeavor. The unfolding drama is riveting, but, when the animals do start crossing and you watch the Crocodiles closing in you so desperately want to rush down and help them. You find yourself rooting for their success, wishing them to make the far bank, some just won’t make it unfortunately.

Those guests that have been brave enough to travel during the Covid crises have given us some excellent feedback on what is going on out in the bush. We have sent guests to Kenya and Tanzania for the great migration as well as multi-generational families to Zambia to reconnect with one another. They have booked out safari houses on exclusive use basis and spent some much needed time together.

The companies that own the lodges have all been very supportive of our clients, they have gone above and beyond to protect their hard earned investment in a once in a lifetime holiday. I have had several guests that planned a safari in 2020 but will now only travel in 2022! And we have ensured their money is safe through strong relationships across the board. No one is going to lose out. African Safari Experts prides itself on making promises and then exceeding them, always, every time. Even if it may cost us a little extra.

Pierre has built up a reputation for being completely transparent, honest and a man of his word and he is extremely proud of what he has achieved with his company. 

With so many travel disruptions happening such as countries closing for travel, accommodation suppliers going out of business, and Covid-19 regulations constantly changing, this has added more stress to vacations. African Safari Experts provides assurance, assistance and 24/7 service to all their clients. Africa is a little more complex as a destination and consulting an expert can really enhance or in some cases even save your safari plans. That is why we have compiled the top 10 reasons to book your safari now.

Rely on our expert safari advice

Relying on someone’s expert African safari advice is always going to be of benefit to you. We all need help and advice when we have a dream safari in mind, it is confusing and sometimes you get conflicting information. This is where our expert safari advice will help you make the best decisions on where to go so that you get the most from your holiday.

African Safari Experts has built up a treasure trove of knowledge and information on countries and lodges to ensure that we can couple what you want from your safari to Africa with those places. We know the best rooms for privacy, disabled friendly access, the best views of the waterhole, who the best guide at that lodge is. We have personal contact with the people that fly, drive, guide or serve you your drinks. In this way we make sure you not only get what you asked for from us, but also so that we can exceed your expectations!

Of all the top 10 reasons to book your safari to Africa now, this is the most important.

Save yourself some time

We have busy lives and it’s not easy to juggle the responsibilities of children, wife, work and play. Add to that the stress of planning and booking a safari to Africa is not at all easy. Africa has her idiosyncrasies that make travel extremely challenging and it’s easy to make mistakes.

You will save yourself a huge amount of time and stress by finding a good African safari expert, giving them a budget, a plan or wish list and letting them come up with the solutions for you. Communication is key here, we as agents need a clear idea of why you’re coming to Africa – wildlife, culture, history, beaches and islands or perhaps the grate migration – so that we can match what you want to places and lodges.

Safaris tailored to your desires

An African safari expert will take your wish list and design a bespoke itinerary for you and your family, for your honeymoon or that epic journey to follow the Great Migration. One of the top 10 reasons to book your safari now is the great migration.

Most of the bookings for 2021 have been postponed to 2022 so space is filling up fast! If you are planning on the migration for 2022, now is the best time to make your bookings. With a clear idea of what you want to do and see an Africa safari expert will be able to design an itinerary to your exact requirements, and let’s face it, this is your holiday and you need to get what you want from it.

No extra costs involved

Whether you do all the bookings yourself, or you work with an Africa safari expert will make no difference to the final cost. There are simply no extra costs involved.

In fact, if you are really fortunate, you may find yourself a safari expert that will actually save you money, add something extra and go that extra mile to make sure you get more than you bargained for in the end. Take the time to find that person and engage with them completely.

Strong relationships

African Safari Experts have forged very strong relationships with the lodges, aircraft companies, transfer firms and activity providers all over Africa. We know the people on the ground, we talk to them before your arrival to make sure everything we have promised is done to perfection. We also take care to make sure that the driver is there to meet you at the airport, get you to the hotel or onto your next flight safely and ensure that all your plans are executed seamlessly.

It is these relationships that ensure your safari to Africa is carefree. You don’t have to worry about anything. We will stay in touch with you via any medium so you can reach out at any time to ask a question. Even if you don’t have Wi-Fi or cell signal, we are not far away.

Strong relationships with everyone involved in your holiday is what makes the greatest difference to your enjoyment. 

Peace of mind for your money

One of the top 10 reasons to book your safari to Africa today is your peace of mind. If the Great Migration next year is on your bucket list then you need to book your safari today!

Its June 2021 already! The safari season for the migration next year starts in 12 months and if you don’t book your safari to Africa today you are going to miss out. The later you leave this the less flexibility you will have with accommodation, flights, transfers and activity bookings.

Let a safari expert design your itinerary now, lock in your preferred lodge and all the flights and transfers and pay a small deposit for the peace of mind that it is going to happen. If you have to postpone, don’t worry! Know that your deposit is safe – completely safe! That’s peace of mind for your money 😉

Assistance anytime you need it

African Safari Experts will be there for you anytime you need it. From the time you board an aircraft bound for Africa till the time you return home, we will be there 24 hours a day. We believe this support is one of the elements of our business that sets us apart from others.

Even if you are in the remote bush we can be contacted and we know that the people that are looking after you will be able to deliver on the promises we have made to you. Nothing is too small or complicated.

Recommendations based on what you want

Engaging with your African Safari Expert is vital! We want to know all the tiny details of what you want from your holiday so that we can deliver a safari that exceeds your expectations. We can send you the lodge layout, where your tent or suite will be, how easy is it to walk there, what will the view be like, can I charge my devices in my room, will there be a fire in the suite. All these details of what you want we can deliver based on our expert knowledge. 

By discovering these expectations we can recommend people and places that will ensure you are completely happy on your safari to Africa.

Current, first hand knowledge

African Safari Experts is continually engaging with the people we work with to ensure our knowledge of where you are going is current and accurate. If we tell you something you can rest assured that is how you will find it when you get there.

We don’t call ourselves “experts” for nothing. We take pride in being experts in our field, ensuring we are completely up to date with what is happening on the ground, changes that are made, renovations done to the rooms or simply a new brand of shampoo in your shower.

We love staying in touch with new developments and expanding our knowledge base. We actively engage with everyone involved in our business to ensure that what we know will benefit you on your next safari to Africa.

Great discounts!

We all want value for our money! And this is where African Safari Experts is #1 of the top 10 reasons to book your safari to Africa now. We always give discounts!

Through our longevity as a company and the amount of business we supply to the lodges we have been able to negotiate preferential rates for that will benefit you. In the climate of post-Covid there have been rate freezes in the entire tourism industry. This means that if you book your safari to Africa today, you will be paying 2021 rates for a safari in 2022. That is a saving of around 12% and that is a significant saving.

Flights, park fees and concession fees will see an increase but these are beyond the control of us as expert safari designers. Where we can make a difference is by giving you the expert advice that booking your safari to Africa now is by far the best decision you can make.

Don’t add to your stress by leaving in to a few months before the time, then it becomes a juggling act of epic proportions trying to find dates and lodges that suit you. Book your safari to Africa today and sleep well knowing it’s all locked in and assured. It will be the best decision you can make.

Pierre Pitlo


African Safari Experts

Read our blog on the Great Migration and if you would like more information on the Masai Mara or Serengeti, simply click on the names of each park.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.