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How To Book Your Perfect African Luxury Safari For 2019

So, you’ve finally made the decision to make Africa your preferred destination for 2019, but you don’t know what to do next?

Well, for that honeymoon, family vacation, conference trip, or for whatever reason you may have decided to visit, we at Jewel of Africa Safaris can certainly help you to make the best choices along the way.

Booking a luxury African safari involves a little forethought and of course assistance from experienced, flexible luxury safari tour operators like us. The more we know about exactly what you expect from this once in a lifetime experience, the more we can help you to achieve it.

This article on ‘how to book your perfect African luxury Safari in 2019’ is therefore a sort of check-list of what you need to consider long before you leave home.


Where Do You Want To Go? – Your Destination

Jewel of Africa offers our clients access to a large range of destinations in Southern Africa.  You can choose from any of our packaged tours, or we can combine different destinations to create a tailor-made package for you.

The four main destination countries we can assist with are South Africa (Our home base), Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. They all offer uniquely different attractions and budget permitting we can combine great experiences in any of these places.

Favourites are, for example, combining a wildlife safari in the Kruger National Park in South Africa with a trip to Zimbabwe’s world wonder Victoria Falls, or combining a water-based wildlife experience in the Okavango Delta in Botswana with a visit to Cape Town and another world wonder Table Mountain.

Check out our destinations and Safaris and Tours on our website for more information on the range of options, or speak to us about your personal preferences.


What Do You Want to See?

The thrill of a predator’s kill may not be your preference and you may be someone who just wants to be surrounded by the beauty and wonder offered by so many of our destinations.

The panoramic views of the Eastern highlands, the magnificent scenery of the Garden Route and majestic Table Mountain, all found in South Africa are breath-taking, but equally so is the incredible sight of the spray that rises from the thunderous Victoria falls and the absolute serenity you feel when in the Kalahari desert or on the salt pans of Botswana.

Let us know which of these you would really like to see, or maybe combine a thrilling safari with a spectacular scenic experience?


What Do You Want to Do?

You may be the type who’s bored to tears by game viewing and finds scenic wonders as exciting as watching paint dry. Action and activities are your thing and you want to do it all!

From some of the highest natural bungee jumps in the world, to hot air ballooning over vast expanses, helicopter flips over the Victoria Falls, white water rafting, sliding over natural forests on a ‘Foefie’ slide or hiking up Table Mountain – Africa has all this and so much more!

If you are keen on more leisurely activities like visiting cultural villages or relaxing in Spas, we take you where you want to go, to do what you want to do, so just decide what will really float your boat!


When Do You Want To Be Here?

Remember to always check with your tour operator when is the best time of year to be travelling in relation to what you want to be doing. Game viewing in most of the game reserves should generally not be in the hottest or coldest months of the year, but in early spring when many of the animals are being born, or in our very temperate Southern African autumn, better known to our American friends as the ‘fall’.

If you’re one for beaches and barbecues however, you will enjoy the summer months at the coast, and if you’re one for many of the extreme activities you would probably prefer to be doing those sorts of things in our winter months. Remember in most of Southern Africa, even winters days can be in the 20 to 30 degree centigrade plus area!


How Much Do You Want To Spend?

The time of year you choose to visit Africa can also influence your spending and one of the greatest things about our flexibility at Jewel of Africa Safaris is that we consider everyone’s budget and advise accordingly with regard to pre-set or tailor-made packages.

We have ‘Classic,’ ‘Luxury’ and ‘Privately Guided’ budget categories and because we know our destinations so well, we know the best value to be had wherever you choose to go. Years of building relationships with lodges and suppliers of every nature mean that we can pass on many savings to our valued customers, so let us advise you and ensure you get the best value throughout your tour.


Who Are You Going to Call? – Your Luxury Safari Experts

From the moment you make contact with us, we at Jewel of Africa Safaris will begin to assist you, become your travel planning partners and assist you all the way in booking your perfect African luxury Safari in 2019. We pride ourselves on personalised service, personal safety (an absolute must with every tour) and personally tailored tours. Flexibility is the keyword, so once you have considered the factors discussed here and pass your preference on to us, we can ensure your African Luxury safari experience in 2019 will be a truly unforgettable one!

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