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For the average person an African Safari holds the most mystery and the most majesty of all possible destinations one might consider for their vacation travel. It presents the most emotionally charged experiences as you are immersed into the world of exotic wildlife viewed in their natural settings; or share the dancing, folklore, and culture with tribal villagers.

It is difficult to appropriately describe the thrill you will feel as you are hovering above a herd of zebras grazing a mere few feet below or as your game drive comes to a stop to allow a regal lion to walk leisurely past within a few feet of the vehicle.

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Our Expert African Safari Planners

The promise of once in a lifetime memories are abundant, but so do the possibilities of misrepresentations and misuse of your vacation investment. Africa is absolutely one destination that requires a trip planner with experience, first hand knowledge and reliable vendor partners and host contacts. This will ensure you are getting not only true value for your purchase, but that what you are purchasing is exactly as represented.

Our African Safari Specialist, Ellen, has been to Africa personally 10 times in the last 17 years. Three of her safaris were groups she had personally organized and escorted, using personal contacts she has developed over the years who work and live in the countries you will want to visit as well as with our distinguished vendor partners.

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We would like to share with you but one of the many letters of appreciation Ellen has received over the years from African Safari clients she has assisted:

So sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. We have been adjusting to the jet lag and I am finally feeling better. The trip was AMAZING!!!!!!!! Everything was perfect and it was by far the most amazing vacation we have ever had. All of the lodges were great in there own way and they all offered different things. We saw amazing game in Botswana and the accommodations in South Africa were fabulous. Thank you so much for our help and I will forward you my pics when they are all edited. We will be going back!"

-- Jill,
October 15, 2008

Starting to get over our jet lag but I wanted to let you know that this was just the most amazing trip - a real life changing experience. Everything went off without a hitch and we took so many photos we will be downloading for a month! We can't thank you enough for this trip and I'll catch up with you soon to give you some of the highlights but I feel every day something amazing happened. Anyway, talk to you soon."

-- Derek and Rose Anne regarding their trip to Africa
December 2010

NOTE: They had never used a travel agent before!

If an African Safari is something you would like to pursue, please, take a moment to click on the Africa Search tab below to see some of the itineraries we have put together for your consideration. You may then complete some basic information on our Trip Request Form and indicate your preferences or you may call us and ask for Ellen to get started. Whether you end up with a packaged African Safari or a customized African vacation we create just for you. You will be so happy you had Westside International Travel Inc. coordinate your travel plans!

Please note...our vacation rates are updated daily, but even then changes do occur. And some of our specials we cannot advertise on the internet, so ALWAYS call us to get the BEST RATE for your destination and date of travel you have in mind.

African Travel - Our Pick for the Best to Africa

The Staff

There are a handful of companies that offer tours and packages that will take you to Africa. But the safari specialists on staff at African Travel Inc. do not just sell this destination, for them it is a passion. Each specialist has visited the regions they represent and advise is based on First Hand Knowledge. Their staff consists of individuals that have been sending visitors to Africa utilizing a combined 480 years of experience in designing and arranging dream trips. They enthusiastically return often themselves for renewal and constant further exploration and experience. So it is easy to understand why this same staff was voted Top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter in 2009 by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine.

The Relationships and Accommodations

When one travels outside of their region they call home it becomes abundantly clear that comfort is defined differently. Just as the backdrop for any visit to Africa is exotic, unique and defies definition, so are the levels of accommodation that one may experience on a visit there.

This is absolutely THE destination that you want to dealing with experts regarding your accommodations, meals, transportation and guides. Misrepresentation is higher in Africa than any other destination in the world. African Travel Inc. has spent years and countless dollars researching experiencing firsthand and then negotiating with diverse business owners whom they know, without a doubt, bring something special to your African Safari. It may be a hot air balloon ride over a herd of elephants in Kenya, or a view of nocturnal activity around the waterhole from the vantage point of an observation deck at your tree hotel.

Throughout their product offerings African Travel Inc. has established relationships with local members of the community who warmly welcome you into their homes—another 'extra' that creates singular impressions and memories for a lifetime.

The Air Centre of African Travel offers coach and business class negotiated Air prices to the four corners of Africa. Many of their itineraries include an en route stopover option. And, unlike air tickets purchased from an online air supplier their tickets may be changed or refunded, less a fee, prior to departure.

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Travel Documents

Included in travel documents that come from African Travel Inc.

  • Spiral bound, detailed itineraries, with extra copies to leave at home
  • 24 Hour Emergency contact information in the African countries you visit
  • Visa and Passport Information
  • Innoculation requirements & general health recommendations
  • Temperature and rainfall charts
  • Lists of recommended reading and videos
  • Lists of video suggestions for those traveling with children
  • The 10 Commandments for Travel to Africa
  • Travel insurance pamphlets explaining the terms of coverage
  • TravelSmith Catalogue, a guide for safari wear and travel gear
  • Safari check list to help keep track of wildlife encounters
  • Maps of the countries visited and of the African continent
  • Important country information covering customs and practices
  • Helpful tipping guide
  • Suggested packing list

Special African Travel Inc. Benefits

Along with your travel documents listed above your travel package provided by African Travel Inc. will include:

  • Oversized passport and airline ticket wallet
  • Deluxe safari duffel bag
  • Sturdy luggage tags
  • Safari hat

You Will Receive Complimentary Insurance Protection

African Travel Inc. includes for each of their travelers an exclusive travel insurance policy. The coverage and services included are sickness medical expense, accident, emergency evacuation, Travel Guard Assist (24 Hour Medical Assistance and 24 Hour Livetravel Assistance (rebooking flights, tracking lost luggage, replacing lost credit cards, and more.)

Value Is The Cornerstone

African Travel Inc.'s products are created with value as the cornerstone. Could the accommodations they offer by budget, bare bones, lacking in service and doing nothing to add and many times detract from the magical experiences you encounter each day? They could, but there is no 'value' in such an approach. When traveling with African Travel Inc. in association with Westside International Travel Inc. every single aspect of your African Safari vacation is designed for maximum enlightenment, comfort, and to provide an outstanding value.

Besides multi-cultural events the guides that host your trip will be the major aspect that truly sets a safari purchased from African Travel Inc. apart from others. These professionals are living their passion - each animal siting by 4 x 4 or bush walk is an affirmation of what they hold dear - the wildlife and fawna of their magnificent country. Their zest for adventure and zeal for being in the midst of the true 'nature' of the continent - the wildlife assure the visitor that they will get what they came for and more every day—every tour.

We invite you to use the search tool above to discover the numerous options that we offer for adventure in Africa. You will see African Travel Inc. offers as well as others from our distinguished list of vendors. To make it even easier we have created presentations of three of the most popular selling trips from our #1 vendor travel partner to Africa, African Travel Inc. You will see the details on each of these offers when you click on any of the three links below. We look forward to assisting you for a truly 'once in a lifetime' adventure.

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