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Why Choose Ultimate Africa Safaris?
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An African safari is a considerable investment. Before spending thousands of dollars we believe you should have a very clear idea of why we are one of the most capable and secure companies to work with.
The best of Africa - Travelers today are faced with a dizzying array of travel choices. Each destination, hotel, restaurant looks good. But we know, and you know, that not all of them are. So how do you choose? At Ultimate Africa, it is our job, not only to simplify travel for our guests before their trip, but to ensure that the arrangements we make are right the first time. When you travel with Ultimate Africa you are assured that your guides, accommodations, excursions and dining will be the finest that we can arrange: in short, the best of Africa.
Only Africa - We are safari consultants; travel agents who specialize in Africa – only Africa. Our focus is on high quality, high end, safaris for discerning clients. We are not a big company nor do we want to be. We offer a number of scheduled group trips (up to 8 guests per scheduled group departure) or if you prefer (and most travelers do) we would be happy to arrange a personalized safari to fit your needs – this is our real passion! If we feel that you are looking for something we do not offer we will happily suggest a company more suited to handle your request.
Extensive hands on knowledge - We know Africa intimately. Each of our professional safari consultants has lived and worked in Africa. Managing director Ian Proctor has personally stayed at over 250 hotel / lodge / camp properties in east and southern Africa and inspected hundreds more! Our consultants spend 3 months every year in Africa; not only to insure that each property meets the high standards we demand for our clients (it is our policy to regularly, and personally, visit every property we recommend, and many others besides), but also because we love Africa and its wild areas.
Insider's tip - Did you know that many safari companies employ consultants who have visited very few, if any, safari camps, lodges or hotels…even companies based in Africa! Would you trust your safari arrangements to a company whose consultants have never been to the properties they are suggesting?
Impartial and objective - Unlike many safari companies that have a vested interest to recommend certain safaris or accommodations with which they have a financial stake or are shareholders, we have no vested interests (we do not own or operate any camps, lodges, or hotels ourselves and we are not contracted with specific tour operators to exclusively market their tours or safari properties). As such we are in a position to independently analyze all tour operators, destinations, and properties in a region, and offer our clients impartial and objective advice.
Insiders tip - Many safari companies tell travelers that any and every month is great for a safari. Often their clients are disappointed when they arrive at their destination and find the weather uncomfortable or that the wildlife has dispersed because of the rains or other natural phenomenon. We tell our clients the truth, highlighting the positives and negatives of each season.
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