How We travel
The continent of Africa offers many forms of transportation to get you where you’re going. Whether by road, train, flying, boating – safety and comfort is always our priority.
Our land operators are our partners. We have developed a wonderful, respectful working relationship using them regularly and exclusively – some for over 30 years! We ensure their fleet adheres with our safety expectations as a broken vehicle can ruin a great safari. We can’t guarantee there won’t be a breakdown – we do, however, assure the most swift and safe outcome whether another mode of transportation is brought in to continue the activity or our guests are transported out.
The vehicles we use range from 4-wheel drive minibuses to Land Rovers & Land Cruiser’s. All of our guests will have lots of room – we don’t squish you in – unless, of course, you have been doing a ton of shopping adding to your hand luggage! Some of our itineraries, such as our India – Tigers & Temples, the vehicles will be air conditioned for your comfort. In Africa and South America – you may find the “transfer vehicles” are as well. On safari, the vehicles are “air-conditioned by nature”! Everyone has a window seat and the sides are open or the roof pops up so you can stand and be protected from the sun or rain. The side windows also open giving you a different perspective and greater visibility of the wildlife around you. In certain areas, open vehicles (open to the top and sides) are used to allow you an even better feel of Africa. Don’t worry! The wildlife sees you as “just another species”, if you are quiet and still the animals will allow you the opportunity to enjoy them at a close distance for a length of time. Photography is at a premium from all our vehicles!
We have set standards not only with vehicles on the road but also with our ground support. We are in regular communication with our operation centers and lodges which allows an emergency back home to be communicated efficiently and effectively to all our guests if need be.
Each itinerary will always include local guides to show you their land. These folks are professional guides; many hold post education degrees for their profession. They speak English and are always eager to share information about their country, culture and families – ensuring your safety all the while.
They will be a complement to your tour and quickly become a new friend!