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Our Personalized Approach

Are you the type of person who just doesn’t have time to do all the research, planning and logistics that a trip to Africa entails? You want this experience to be perfect, but you are simply overwhelmed with all the information that’s out there. Why leave this trip of a lifetime to chance? That’s where our expert team comes in to assist you every step of the way.

We’ve helped couples, large groups, multi-generational families and more plan their trips all over Africa, and you can be the next. By working with us, you can leverage our expert local knowledge that we’ve acquired from working and living in Africa to make sure your trip is the best it can be. Get the most out of your trip, travel more efficiently, and maximize your experience. Here’s how it works.

Listen First, Ask Later.

For planners, half the fun of a vacation happens before it even begins. want to learn about what you are looking for in this trip. We may be experts on Africa, but before offering personalized insights we’ll chat about your vision, interests, priorities, and personal travel style. For planners, half the fun of a vacation happens before it even begins.

Perhaps you’ve got ideas where in Africa you’d like to visit but are having trouble weighing them against other options, finding the right number of nights to stay in each place, or choosing the right activities. Or maybe you’re frozen with excitement and don’t know where or how to start planning your trip. You just know you must come to Africa and you want the extra attention your trip deserves.

Once we’ve gotten a better understanding of the vision for your trip, we provide expert input to make sure you’re aware of special places and experiences you may not have considered. Ever have breakfast on a river bed with hippos? You can. Want to hike an active volcano with a  traditional Masai warrior? You can do that too. Next it’s time for our favorite part, bringing your vision to life. 

Designing Your Tip

Once the foundation for your trip is established, our team goes to work behind the scenes creating your initial itinerary. Keep in mind that rarely the first version of your design remains unchanged, and with good reason too. We make sure clients are tied into this process and can add their ideas and filter through ours as we narrow in on a trip that checks all your boxes.

As soon as you’ve had enough time to look things over, let us know what you think and don’t hold anything back. After all, this is your trip and should be exactly how you dreamt it. Based on your feedback, we’ll modify and adjust the itinerary as needed. We’ll refine accommodations, destinations, and even those unforgettable exclusive experiences. Every design we create includes:

Boutique and Luxury Accommodations: A trip to Africa offers you the chance to stay in breathtaking camps and lodges throughout many of the popular national parks. Our team makes insightful recommendations for you based on your taste and priorities, and our first hand expertise from living and working on the ground.

Fun and Insightful Wildlife Guides: When it comes to private guides and local experts, we have unusually high standards (as they are a key ingredient to a successful safari). You will find that our guides quickly become part of your extended family – whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each day a wonderful experience. 

Effortless Travel and Logistics: We meticulously arrange your in-country travel logistics around your preferences and priorities, and utilize only the best modes of transportation for every trip we design. From our luxury custom 4×4 vehicles to executive-class private planes, exploring Africa has never been more convenient.

Book With Confidence

So now you have the perfect trip, but how can you be sure your making the right decision? The choice to travel with us is an important one. At Odyssey Safaris, we’ve always had flexible booking conditions and work with every traveler who we consider an extension of our family to figure out what works best for them on an individualized basis.

While we take pride in our past efforts to earn trust, we’ve updated our policies to keep you – the traveler – in total peace of mind and absolute flexibility when you book with us. No catches, no complexity, no stress. To start, there’s no initial deposit needed to secure your trip with us. Only sixty days before you leave, your deposit is due with the balance following thirty days later. 

Need to reschedule your trip? Up to 60 days prior to departure date, we are allowing a no-questions-asked rescheduling of your trip with no penalties or fees. Have to cancel?  Between 60-31 days from travel if you wish to cancel, we will refund 100% of your funds back to you. No travel credits, vouchers, or expiration dates.

Trip Preperation

Now that your trip is booked, behind the scenes, our team gets to work coordinating and fine-tuning all the small details of your itinerary. Unlike many travel companies, who often outsource all arrangements to a third-party, we personally do the legwork making sure everything goes as seamless as possible.

While you wait, our expert team will help guide you as you prepare for your trip, providing essential pre-departure information, and answering any and all questions you may have. Need to make last-minute changes? No problem! We take care of everything, including the little details – flights, travel insurance and even arranging that perfect hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

As your departure date approaches, you’ll receive your final itinerary, packed with additional details and extra information about your trip. Additionally, we’ve also created an mobile app for added convenience. Don’t have access to the internet? No problem, our app utilizes an offline functionality allowing you to access your details anytime and anywhere.

The Adventure Begins

Then it’s finally time for your long-awaited adventure! The moment you arrive in Africa, you will be in our hands. While we no longer can shake hands or hugs, our famous hospitality for our travelers still shines as bright as ever full of warmth and enthusiasm. Throughout your entire journey, you’ll be fully escorted every step of the way making it easy and seamless; all you need to do is enjoy the adventure.

The key ingredient to a successful safari is your guide, and they are our greatest asset at Odyssey Safaris and an indispensable part of your exploration of Africa. You will find that our guides quickly become part of your extended family during your journey. Unmatched feedback can attest to their personability, sense of fun, and a positive attitude making each day more memorable than the last.

From start to finish, we’re here to make everything as fun and effortless as possible. While it’s always bittersweet to return home following a wonderful trip, our guests arrive full of anticipation for their next adventure. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming you to Africa and showing off this fascinating region that we are proud to call home. 

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