5 Best Tips For Tailor-made Tours to Africa

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Last Updated on February 25, 2023 by Augustine Tours

Tailor-made tours and safari packages to Africa- 5 tips to consider! As those who have already traveled independently to Africa will recall, the tourism potential surpasses wildlife and gorilla safaris– in Rwanda for instance. Tailor-made tours that go beyond the gorilla trekking tour and Tanzania’s great wildebeest migration safari experience.

The choice is diverse, and although travel information is more accessible through different travel portals, searching for the best options needs much work and time which creates sometimes confusion. If you aren’t familiar with the area, you’re traveling to, why not use the local experts? Believe it or not, those are people who specialize in making sure you get things right.

Tailor-made tour, Gishora drummers

An East African safari is a true and always memorable travel adventure full of experiences unique or common in some points from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. This article will provide some key elements any traveler should take into consideration for a smooth trip to this region.

Tourism- Travel with a purpose

Though tourism refers to travel, it goes beyond just going on a long journey, but with a specific purpose. Today, there are movements that advocate for environmental protection and the treatment of animals with more respect. The global trend is to keep animals in their natural habitat.

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green travel Rwanda

That means giving visitors tailor-made tours, with minimal impact on the environment, tours that benefit local communities. Here come the advantages of customized tours in connecting visitors and the locals.  Those itineraries showcase the diverse culture and wildlife that tourists can feel good about while allowing them to contribute to the local economy. The African Wildlife safari options are endless given the diverse cultural riches.

Travel style choices

When you want to take a vacation to a certain destination. You can consider choosing from online offers or going for tailor-made tours that are usually designed to meet special travel wishes. Given the diversity in our lifestyle and our likes, it makes sense to have different travel styles as well. Urban travel admirers will surely make different choices from what a countryside addict will put on their bucket list.

What tour activities are you most interested in?

Many travelers travel to Africa in search of a wildlife experience, in search of the “Big five”: buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinoceroses. Others will want to see the giant gorillas –gorilla trekking safari. And this can be done in DR Congo, Rwanda, or Uganda while the above is absolutely to be in Kenya and Tanzania.

An East African wildlife safari can be long or wide of ideas due to its high diversities including a tour in cities, and villages, mountain climbing, encountering people, learning their cultures and history, etc…

Mountain Gorillas Rwanda
Mountain Gorillas Rwanda

Communicating your travel needs

“I am looking to book a budget trip to Rwanda, Uganda, Congo and Zanzibar, Bwindi National Park, and Volcanoes national park. No interest in birds. And Have been on quite a few safaris, so mostly interested in gorillas and chimps) arriving December 16 and leaving Zanzibar January 1st.”

From the above request, the tour operator will get a clear picture of your needs. It gives an idea of the budget she/he intends to spend on this trip and the duration. Her/his job will be then to draw a tour itinerary according to the above criteria.

Tailor-made tour itinerary in East Africa

Requesting a tailor-made tour program isn’t giving the tour company extra work. Using their local expertise to design a new program coming from the client’s wishes matched the available/ doable activities within your budget and time isn’t much to ask.

If tourist wishes are different so are our tours- one fits all doesn’t work. Talking about tailor-made tours, we don’t mean fancy excursions and holidays but activities fulfilling one’s dream.

Rwanda Community visits in tailor-made tours
Rwanda Community visits

Personal attention: A local company is able to craft a tailor-made tour program that is fun, unique, creative, and full of activities according to clients’ wishes. Custom trips have their advantages when it comes to privacy and personal interests as opposed to tours in large groups

East Africa tour & safari budget

Telling the budget you are willing to use for your trip will make the job easy for the tour consultant.  It allows them to find the perfect hotels, activities, and duration of your trip to make sure the whole tour matches your desires and budget. Nothing can make you happier than having a perfect tour package at a good price with great service. Nobody needs to pay a high price by the way.

Cultural Experiences

Burundi drummers

In some cases, East African Safaris can be a costly kind of vacation. But it is always possible to tailor-make your safari to suit your personal budget. The length of your safari will affect its cost. The tour operator may suggest you shorten your trip and focus mainly on your prime travel needs to make your safari short and save cash.

Wildlife Safari Experiences

tailor-made tour on searching Zebras in Akagera National Park in Rwanda

Always keep in mind, the travel consultant knows best what the region can offer. And their main focus is to make your safari the most enjoyable one. One happy customer may bring ten more the next morning. Budget-minded travelers should not hesitate to request self-drive safaris instead of an all-inclusive tour package. They may be a good way to explore east Africa independently while minding their budget.

Booking a custom safari

Africa is one of the most diverse and captivating continents in the world, offering a wealth of unique experiences. From the majestic deserts of the Sahara to the lush tropical forests of Eastern Africa and the rugged beauty of the Cape, a tailor-made wildlife and cultural tour provides a life-changing adventure.

In providing Africa tailor-made tours, we understand the importance of getting off the beaten track. Our experienced tour guides and local contacts will ensure your journey is unforgettable. Whether you’re looking for a safari in the Serengeti, an overland Gorilla trekking tour to Uganda Rwanda Burundi in Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Uganda’s Bwindi National Park Mountains, or a cultural excursion in Burundi, we can create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs.

Our knowledgeable team will assist you with all aspects of your tour, from selecting the right accommodations and activities to arranging private transportation and cultural visits. We’ll provide you with detailed information about the places and cultures you’ll visit, and our experienced guides will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Having designed Africa tailor-made tours for 13 years, we believe in creating a unique and personal experience for each traveler. So whatever your interests, we can craft a tour to suit you. Contact us today to start planning your custom tour

Tip of the week

Beyond epic Gorilla trekking Rwanda vs Uganda toursEast Africa offers Kenya & Tanzania wildebeest migration safari experiences and more.

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