Great Safaris is a luxury African safari and tour operator specializing in customized, high-end experiences in South Africa, Egypt, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Great Safaris is committed to designing amazing itineraries and providing unparalleled customer service to its upscale clientele. Great Safaris’ founding partners have a combined 80 years of experience in the safari business, and every itinerary is a product of the passion and knowledge that come from decades of exploring and living on the magical continent of Africa.
The People Who Make Great Safaris So Great
Great Safaris’ founder Dave Herbert was one of the pioneers of tourism development and promotion in Southern and Eastern Africa. Herbert and President Anne Bellamy provide their clients and travel agent partners with an unrivaled wealth of knowledge gained over a combined 60 years of experience in the African Tourism Industry. This knowledge allows Great Safaris to provide high-end, yet competitive packages for travelers who desire a true once-in-a-lifetime African experience.
Customized Dream Vacations
Whether travelers are looking for a perfect honeymoon destination, an exotic family vacation, a multi-generational adventure, or a once-in-a-lifetime luxury trip, Great Safaris offers something for every traveler. All of Great Safaris’ tour programs are operated as custom departures and include a dedicated local tour guide. Great Safaris offers a range of extension options for guests looking to enhance their vacation with an exotic beach retreat in the Seychelles or Zanzibar, tours of historical ruins of Petra in Jordan, or additional wildlife viewing in Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana or the gorilla-inhabited mountains of Rwanda.
Vacations to Suit Any Style and Budget
Unlike many ‘big box’ tour companies, Great Safaris focuses solely on Africa. They do not own any lodges or hotels and they have no hidden agendas, their mission is simply to recommend the best possible African experience to suit each traveler’s style and budget. Great Safaris offers three levels of accommodations – Classic, Luxe, and Premiere. Classic level offers a comfortable level of accommodation, typically in historical hotels or family-owned inns. Luxe level is sure to exceed expectations, with all the necessary amenities and top notch hotels in the best locales. Premiere is the absolute crème de la crème, the most exceptional lodging in Africa. Think private pools, gourmet cuisine, a private butler, and game lodges with private outdoor bathrooms and viewing decks.
Small Group and Single Travel
Great Safaris provides tours for small groups, including families and extended families vacationing together. They offer discounts for children, as well as triple occupancy rates.
Great Safaris has some terrific options for solo travelers as well, with travel specials for singles throughout the year that often include completely waived single supplements.
While all of Great Safaris’ packages are offered on a custom departure basis, prices remain very competitive in the market.
Offices in Africa and U.S.
Great Safaris offers travelers exceptional customer service through their offices in the U.S. and Africa. Their main booking office in Glendale, California is staffed by some of the most prominent African safari experts in North America who are on hand to help travelers discover their perfect itinerary. Once the traveler arrives on the ground in Africa they can expect the same exceptional service from Great Safaris’ 10 in-country offices. Great Safaris’ African staff understands the needs, concerns and expectations of each unique traveler and they are committed to guiding travelers along every step of their journey.
Great Safaris is an affiliate of Goway Travel and also a proud member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Travel Agents, the International Air Transport Association, the Airline Reporting Corporation, and the U.S. Tour Operator Association and its $1 Million Traveler’s Assistance Program.
Agents who wish to learn more about Great Safaris and any of their tour packages may visit their website at www.greatsafaris.com or call toll free at 800-409-7755.