Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
Whether you have questions or aren’t sure which kind of trip to take, we’d love to help! Just give us a call at 855-272-3274 or get in touch with us here. Our team is excited to assist you in designing a safari that’s perfect for you. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive in regards to traveling to with us.
What’s Included in a Trip with Odyssey Safaris?
A safari itinerary with us typically includes all of the following. As we design your bespoke trip completely from the ground up, the exact details will be reflected in your personalized design.
- A tailor-made itinerary crafted just for you, based on our in-depth Africa expertise, relationships, and firsthand experience.
- All of your accommodations, in breathtaking camps and lodges thoughtfully selected based on your taste and priorities along with meals.
- Unique experiences within many of Africa’s iconic national parks, with as much or little free time as you’d like built in.
- In-country airport pickup and transport along with expertly-planned logistics for peace of mind and convenience throughout your journey.
- Extensive pre-departure information, including expert advice on visas, packing, tipping, and more with a dedicated offline mobile app.
- A safari specialist to answer your questions, and extraordinary support from the moment you start planning your trip until you return home.
Pricing For A Trip With Odyssey Safaris
Our team takes pride in designing the best possible safari for you – within your budget, that makes the most of your time and money. That being said, there are four main factors that will make a big difference to the price of your trip.
Accommodation: Safari camps and lodges in Africa can range anywhere from $250 a night, all the way up to $1,000+ a night. Since we design bespoke trips, this allows you to save and splurge where you want as opposed to a fixed itinerary.
Itinerary Length: We hardly need to state that the length of time you spend on an African safari has a direct impact on how much it’s going to cost you. However, the longer you stay the lower your overall trip will be.
Travel Season: Peak season can cost quite a bit more as opposed to traveling in the low season. However, if you are flexible with your travel dates, you can still have a wonderful safari experience at a considerably lower price away from the crowds.
Number Of Travelers: The more, the merrier. For example, a trip with four guests will be more affordable than for two guests, simply because of the shared costs between guests along with our secured rates with accommodations.
In summary, the price of your trip is based on the itinerary itself, and all that is included, along with factors such as your travel dates (for example, during peak seasons pricing may be higher), number of travelers in your party, and your accommodations.
Unlike other travel companies, we don’t charge any preliminary itinerary design fees to get started on a design. There’s no pressure, no cost, no commitments – and each trip gets the personal love and attention it deserves.
(Please note that each of our tailor-made safaris is offered as a completely customized design, just for you, and itemized price breakdowns are not provided.)
While some travelers don’t have a particular budget in mind, if you are working around a specific range or have a desired limit you don’t want to exceed, just let us know, and will be more than happy to discuss the possibilities.
What’s so special about going on an African safari?
It’s all about exclusivity and venturing off the beaten path. You won’t be in the middle of thousands of tourists at the Eiffel Tower or pushing your way through crowds at Hobbiton in New Zealand. An African safari is about disconnecting for a moment and reconnecting with yourself for a lifetime.
Where in Africa do you go?
We offer private journeys in eight countries including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Uganda. When it comes to designing your itinerary, we’ll provide personalized suggestions in the course of planning your trip.
Who are your trips for?
The majority of our clients are couples (including honeymooners), families, and small groups of friends. We always say we organize each trip for our clients as if we’re arranging it for a member of our own family… and that’s because we are.
Are these group tours?
As we begin to travel again, we’re all going to be more aware of the places we go and who we share our experiences with. For this reason, we’ve moved towards offering private journeys for our travelers. The private itineraries we design let you explore the very best of Africa with the confidence that your personal space is consistently maintained.
What does “private” mean?
Simply put, there are no set departure dates and no existing groups for you to join. You travel where and when you want, everything is designed around you. Just tell us the number of travelers, the ideal dates and where, and our team will create your itinerary to fit your needs. See why private guided touring is so great.
Can you assist with visa and entry documentation?
Absolutely, your assigned trip expert will talk you through your visa options prior to travel and will provide the supporting documents you’ll need to present at the airport.
Are my payments secure?
Yes, we take the security of traveler funds extremely seriously. Our U.S. office handles all payments and works with one of the top preferred payment processors. Payments via credit card are encrypted, eliminating any possibility of the information being intercepted. Deposits and other trip funds are held securely, and when forwarding payments to service providers we work strictly with trusted, highly conscientious accommodations and guides.
Why should I travel with Odyssey Safaris?
We are accredited African Travel Specialists, and maintain active memberships with organizations including the International Association of Travel Agents (IATA), Association For The Promotion Of Tourism To Africa (APTA), and hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Unlike most travel companies, we don’t utilize sales reps that have an added pressure to push a buying decision. This alone provides our travelers with a more relaxed environment where we take an extraordinarily personalized approach when it comes to your trip.
If you’re looking to encounter breathtaking wildlife and discover cultural experiences with a twist that you can’t find anywhere else, chances are we’ll be a good fit. (See what our travelers say here)
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