African Travel, Inc.

African Travel is a luxury safari operator dedicated to providing guests with the ultimate African experience.

African Travel, Inc.

African Travel, Inc. is a proud preferred partner of Virtuoso, and for over 45 years, we have created extraordinary, handcrafted luxury safari experiences ensuring immersive and authentic cultural encounters across the continent. African Travel, Inc. is proud to be a member of The Travel Corporation (TTC ), a family-owned company with more than 100 years of expertise in luxury travel.

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African Safari - September 2013

By: Nade & Fran

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2013

I could have have even imagined the experience that awaited us. The first night on a game drive we experienced watching lions eating a kill, so close you could smell the animals. All other animal siteings were equally as exciting. The lodging were excellent, service was first class and the people were wonderful. Cannot wait to go again. Post Haste Travel & African Travel did a fantastic job.!!!
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman


By: MarilynRC

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2013

African Travel and Wilderness Safaris provided excellent service from door-to-door at every stop on our trip. Extremely knowledgeable safari guides, reliable transportation, and friendly service.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Highly recommended

By: patzie

Reviewed on: 25 May 2014

Great team of guides and assistants.  They were on time, always friendly and helped us navigate airports, transfers and unfamiliar surroundings.  They did a great job!
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Once in a lifetime

By: Don

Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Our African Travel experience was fantastic. We didn't know what to expect, but having said that, our African experience was far and away more than we could have dreamed. The game drives and safari hotels were all great. WE couldn't have planned this trip alone, so the African Travel Inc. portion was vital to our having a great time, which we certainly did.

great guides

By: braks

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2015

all guides and accomodations were great.

Great service

By: Julie

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016

Great trip for 6 - everything was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

expert service

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2016

It was a trip of a lifetime and a dream come true, our guides were the best
Travel Advisor:  Uschi Helfrich


By: nv

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Great experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Smooth transitions

By: Beverly

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Great trip. Almost seamless transitions from one camp to another. I am a bit baffled that the 5% repeat traveler was not applied to these last two trips to Africa with African Travel.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison

Great people at Africa Travel

By: Africa Adventurers

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2017

Everyone we dealt with at Africa Travel were great. They arranged the best guides and made sure our travel through every airport and border was smooth and without issues. Anytime we had a question, they quickly responded through their contact people in every location. Our travel advisor selected Africa Travel for us, but we cannot say enough good things about our accommodations and all of the logistical arrangements.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lukovic

South Aftrica Family Vacation

By: Greg Fletcher

Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Everything was well organized and both communication and value for money was well worth organizing our family vacation through African Tranvel, Inc. When I travel in the area again I would not hesitate to use theri services again.
Travel Advisor:  Paddy Graetz

East Africa Travel


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2017

This was the first time that we have used Africa Adventure Company. Their recommendations for trip itinerary and accommodations were spot-on. The private guides were exceptional - extremely knowledgeable, courteous, accommodating, and professional. They were great ambassadors for their respective countries, and we saw many animals and rare animal behaviors because of their expertise, leadership, and guidance.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

RSA & Botswana

By: Bob

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

Excellent experience. Did have a major issue which the CEO of African Travel resolved to our satisfaction.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward Forbes


By: tac

Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2017

African Answers .was very easy to work with and ALWAYS available for questions. My contact at Africa Answers was Rowan and he did a great job; I was taken care of from the minute I stepped off the plane until I left the country. A person was assigned to me in both countries I visited. People who listened, were on time or early for pickups and very knowledgable about every portion of the area I was vacationing in. My last day in country I was not feeling well, so on the fly I asked to drop something that had been planned for me to do and instead just find a place to rest. The guys that Africa Answers was working with took care of everything. Book with these guys.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

South Africa Honeymoon

By: Ben Z

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2017

African Travel was great! Other than a small hiccup with a hotel in Capetown (which they remedied), the trip was awesome. The drivers and tour guides that they hire were all super friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. The businesses they chose for Shark Diving, Cape of Good Hope, and the Thorny Bush Reserve were excellent places. My wife and I would definitely recommend African Travel to friends and family! Cheers!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Polito Waigand

Trip of a lifetime!

By: Jake

Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2018

We didn’t know what to expect from our first trip to Africa. But our safari with African Travel exceeded our expectations. There were so many details, flights to catch, transfers, etc. and it all went as planned. The accommodations were amazing and the service was extraordinary. We also had wonderful guides that enhanced our experience.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

African Safari

By: Sweet Pea

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Very good. My needs were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Africa Honeymoon

By: Rachel

Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018

Our experience with African Travel was wonderful. They sent us really cool carry on bags, as well as itineraries and helpful travel advice/tips well before our journey (which definitely came in handy on the trip). Every single driver African Travel arranged was helpful, friendly, and punctual. The cars were super clean and the drivers were super professional. We even had an emergency number to contact in case anything went wrong. African Travel was excellent and really ensured our honeymoon went off without a hitch.
Travel Advisor:  Carmen Colicchio

Africa,Botswana and Victoria Falls

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

Totally positive experience, the trip of a lifetime. The safari camps (camp Okavango, camp Xakanaxa, camp potato bush) were first rate with excellent guides, food, service and accommodations. Our air travel went very smoothly, as did our passage through various customs and immigration centers.The hotels in Livingstone (David Livingstone safari lodge) and Victoria Falls (Victoria falls safari lodge) were 4 to 5 stars, great rooms, service and food, particularly Vic falls.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

Trip of a lifetime.

By: Dave

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

Very professional in all respects. Great choices of camps and lodges. Particularly liked all the Elewana locales.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

African Travel

By: Anita

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2018

Most of my experience with African travel was great. The guides were informative, the vehicles were clean, safe and comfortable. We had a glitch or two during our trip - a driver that did not show up for a transfer and a guide that suggested a plan that we didn’t really love. Once made aware of the situation, the company and their representatives were quick to accommodate and switch gears for us. All in all we had a fantastic trip
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Rapp

Botswana trip

By: Sandy

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2018

They were very helpful in helping us plan the perfect trip, and gave us lots of additional information in advance--that was helpful. How to figure out tips, the types of electric outlet electric adapters needed, history/culture. Also matched the camps to our personal preferences. Really an authentic Botswana experience.

Rovos Rail and Beyond

By: John Hebberd

Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2019

Anais Chavez was able to take my original idea of a train trip in South Africa and expanded it into a four-day stop in Capetown and an epic journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls on what may very well be the most luxurious train in the world -- all while keeping within my budget. She also came up with exactly the sort of lodging I prefer. All of the African Travel associates along the way -- drivers and tour guides -- were where they were supposed to be when they were supposed to be and each was unfailingly courteous. The whole trip came off seamlessly.
Travel Advisor:  Meg Harrison

Second Safari with African Travel

By: TanzMRC

Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2019

African Travel is terrific! They have never let us down. Their representatives are always where you need & expect them to be. Kind, polite and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Great trip

By: 5 star

Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2019

African travel was very helpful. They did a great job on the different transfers we needed. All Accommodations were excellent!!!! I would recommend African Travel to anyone traveling to Africa!!! Thank you for helping make out first trip to South Africa so memorable. We plan on going back to SA in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols


By: Julie

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2019

African Travel was very good, and when one problem did arise, they were very quick to help and get it right.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter


By: joan

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

i did not interact directly with african travel. my travel agent did that. the trip african travel arranged met expectations. they also helped arrange the air travel to ensure coordination at all destinations. i appreciate that.

Eshowe Trip

By: Eshowetrip

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019

Everything went according to plan. No issues at all.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Goldberg-Glazer

very satisfied

By: jasmine patel

Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2019

very satisfied.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow


By: Marti

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2019

Rowen was so nice to work with and so helpful during my travel
Travel Advisor:  Julie Garcia

Our trip

By: Alec

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

Very good - everything went well

The Perfect Holiday

By: Jenny C

Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2019

I will definitely use African Travel Specialists for any future African trips and have already highly recommended them to my friends. I dealt with Darren who was spot on with his advice. Sandra , our travel advisor , organised a phone conference with Darren early on in the planning stage and his recommendations were gold. I was unsure whether the mobile camping trip was what my husband and I were after but he reassured me that it was and we loved every minute . What an experience ! Also our South African sector was perfect for what we were wanting. The itinerary , accommodations and hire car were fantastic . Loved it all.


By: Rose

Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2019

The program was great. The local tour groups Pollman Tours (Kenya) was great, Thompson Tours (Zimbabwe and South Africa) not so great.
Travel Advisor:  Charissa Popp


By: Kim

Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2019

Outstanding! 1st landcruiser needed cushions other that all was good.
Travel Advisor:  Lindsay Ames

African Travel for Jordan and Egypt

By: lbinma

Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2019

When traveling in the Middle East, you want a tour operator with experience to make sure that there are no issues; African Travel is such a company. All of their employees were professional, experienced, and helpful. All of our guides were well-informed and helpful. Of particular note was our guide from Luxor to Aswan, Abdelrahim Ahmed Khalil. Whereas our Cairo guide, Wael Al Elaimy, told us how much to tip the bathroom attendants, Abdelrahim (Abdou) provided us with change so that we didn't need to over tip. Abdou also provided us with annotated maps of areas for which he was not allowed to accompany us, briefing us prior to entry on what were must-see items. Our accommodations were generally five-star, e.g. Fairmont Amman, Cairo Four Seasons, Moevenpick Petra. The Hilton Dead Sea, however, did not impress having issues with delivering hot water to our and our travel companions' rooms.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

Good travel planning

By: rb

Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2019

They arranged very pleasant accommodations and venues.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

Excellent prestations

By: isa108

Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2019

The hotels and the guides (Kapama, Cape town) as the reception at/from airport were perfect
Travel Advisor:  Diane Bailey

Tour Operator

By: Pinto

Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2019

Amazing. Very informative very friendly great service
Travel Advisor:  Diane Bailey

Great on the ground in Kenya!

By: omatravelgal

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2020

From the minute we landed, we were greeted by friendly faces. We got shuttled through immigration, greeted by a driver and got on our way. They contracted with Pollman's in Kenya and we had an excellent experience with our drivers/guides/hotels. Everything was taken care of without any issues. Would use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Bebout

Africa trip - African Travel

By: DanCat

Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2020

Always on time and made the trip stress free. Very competent people in all aspects of meet and greet and transport assistance.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lamb

Great experience

By: RM

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2021

Everything was handled from start to finish. We were never alone and always had a clear idea of what was going on. Every detail was taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole Salas

Tanzania Africa/Serengeti

By: Wayno

Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2021

We enjoyed our African Travel tour experience; the accommodations 7 staff were excellent, and the guide was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. We would recommend them to other travelers.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Gahm

South Africa

By: Mama Nance

Reviewed on: 15 May 2022

This travel experience was wonderful. They arranged very cool excursions. Craig's knowledge of the area was impressive and he made the experience even better.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl

Once in a Lifetime Experience!!


Reviewed on: 21 May 2022

In combination with our travel advisor, Lise-Marie Wertanzl, our Africa trip was an absolute dream come true. We can now mark that off of our bucket list with such wonderful memories and experiences. Couldn't have been happier with each camp we stayed at. They made the transition to each camp seamless and pleasant.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl


By: JR2

Reviewed on: 31 May 2022

All of the people from Africa Travel were very pleasant and helpful at every destination stop. They walked us through all of the check points and made sure there were no issues or delays. We would recommend them to everyone. Thank you.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl

South Africa

By: LAPal

Reviewed on: 13 May 2022

We just returned from a trip of a lifetime arranged by African Travels. Every detail was covered and each individual we met made our trip comfortable and informative. This included the greeters, drivers and tour guides. Our accommodations and experiences left us with memories we will never forget. We are looking forward to our next trip to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl

Highly recommend!

By: VC

Reviewed on: 25 May 2022

African Travel along with Lise-Marie Wertzanl arranged one of the best trips ever. The whole experience was amazing, not a single hip-up. The service was outstanding, the facilities the best, the tours exactly what we needed, and the places we visited were fantastic. I will definitely recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Lise-Marie Wertanzl


By: Karen

Reviewed on: 19 May 2022

Very good. They took very good care of us. The locations were great.
Travel Advisor:  Marsha Dolbow

Wonderful experience!

By: Tish

Reviewed on: 28 May 2022

Amazing! People great! Fabulous experience! Don’t miss it!!
Travel Advisor:  Stuart Marra


By: Jay

Reviewed on: 30 May 2022

All of our drivers were first class, vehicles were immaculate and most important, they showed up early at each location!
Travel Advisor:  Stuart Marra

African Safari and shark cage diving

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2022

Well organized with some of the best companies servicing us. It made for an amazing trip we will never forget.
Travel Advisor:  Vicky Malakoff

S Africa

By: Sarge

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2022

Good. We enjoyed all the Lodges, hotels. Having to spend a night in Johannesburg was disappointing. Would have preferred they figured out a way to omit that and have the extra day at Vic Falls
Travel Advisor:  Molly Nunnelly

African Travel

By: Doc

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2022

From the moment we touched down in South Africa a representative of African Travel was there to guide us along on our trip. Every national border was crossed with ease, every transfer was either on time or early, and we always felt fully supported by their team. No detail was left unaddressed and the trip flowed seamlessly from one location to the other. This is a well organized and highly functioning company.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ambrose

Awesome company

By: Traveler S

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2022

They facilitated our 18 day trip to Africa, greeters, drivers, local tours, luxury game lodges and internal flights. Only disappointment was a quick overnight in Johannesberg at a downtown hotel, leaving no time to do any kind of tour. We should have flown directly from Kruger to Victoria Falls and skipped it. Safari lodges were superb as was food, people, and the safaris themselves.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Hanigan

South Africa trip

By: gs

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2023

Great service. Everything one could hope for. I was especially impressed with the Africa Travel representative who met us in the Jo'burg airport at the end of our trip. There were protests in Jo'burg. He came to meet us despite the protests. We were late getting to the meeting place -- he waited for us. And apparently he had to pay for a cab home because of the protests. Way above expected level of service
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ambrose

Kenya Safari

By: Sara M

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2023

Our experience was amazing. The accommodations were great and our safari guides/drivers - Georgie Chiuri, Nicholas Kahura, Martin Mathenge and Seif Rashid - were top knotch. We had a problem with food poisoning running through our tour group but not the fault of Africa Travel and was caused by one lodge. Will definitely recommend African Travel, Twiga Tours and Vicky Malakoff as planners for subsequent trips.
Travel Advisor:  Vicky Malakoff

Great experience

By: Libby

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2023

African Travel provided knowledgable guides and comfortable vehicles. Having the same guides with us for the entire trip was a real bonus.
Travel Advisor:  Vicky Malakoff

African travel

By: Valerie

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2023

Everything went well! Will recommend to anyone thinking about a vacation to Africa!
Travel Advisor:  Vicky Malakoff

Kenya 2023

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2023

Our adventure was organized around our preferences versus a pre-packaged trip. It was perfect. The company selected lodging that fit our group and provided us a very diverse experience of the different cultural and geographic aspects of Kenya.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Sonderman

Highly Recommend Using

By: Zebras

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2023

Angie played an integral part of our safari planning. She is very knowledgeable about itinerary planning and has local knowledge of the accommodations. She helped us guide the trip in the right direction.
Travel Advisor:  Jaime Thomas

Trip of a lifetime

By: Quade’s

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2023

African Travel Inc was amazing. They put together the trip of a lifetime for us. We have no complaints. They went far beyond what you would expect in helping resolve any problems that pop up. An excellent experience for us and we have no trouble highly recommending their company to others.

Wonderful Trip to South Africa

By: Jodi Rasor

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2023

We could not have asked for a better experience! Hotel accommodations, tours, transfers, meet and greets at the airport all exceeded expectation. Our tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The meet and greet assistants helped us breeze through check-in and navigating unfamiliar airports. African Travel was very responsive when we had a questions. The value of our trip well exceeded the cost - well done African Travel! We will be back!
Travel Advisor:  Foy Renfro

Most Amazing Honeymoon

By: Debby

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2023

My husband and I traveled to Africa for our dream honeymoon. African Travel was absolutely wonderful to work with!!! They helped to arrange a trip of a lifetime for my husband and I. We absolutely loved the Sarova Lodges that we stayed at in Samburu and at the Maasai Mara. The service was incredible and we felt like royalty! I would like to give a special shout out to Rose at the Mara game camp. She arranged a private dinner AND a private breakfast for us on our last day! It was incredible. Tony was our guide in the Mara and he was so great!!!! He was super knowledgeable and was so friendly! We enjoyed our time with him! And lastly, Seif Rashid was our guide with Twiga tours. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and are so glad we had such an experienced, knowledgeable guide in Nairobi and Samburu. I would recommend African Travel to anyone planning a trip! We would definitely use them again!! Chris & Debby V.
Travel Advisor:  Jean Riekers


By: DP

Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2023

We were greeted, walked through long lines and treated with kindness by all the staff and drivers, etc. Other than our last camp In Botswana, we were comfortable. Even though we did not have air conditioning in over 100 degree weather, staff went out of their way to try and help us.
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi


By: Cheryl

Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2023

Very well organized and executed in every way! Loved Governors Camp in Kenya with tents for our housing, and our guide Richard was fantastic! 20 years of experience! Tanzania had lovely hotels as well and our guide there was Joseph who was great! African Travel was on top of all the many details and our family is grateful for their expertise in every way.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Jaramillo


By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2023

Loved the trip!! Our tour guide George was great! The ride between camps was long but don't know how they could have done it differently. My only wish was that George would have had been using a microphone system. It was hard to hear in the back. I would highly recommend this trip.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Schoenherr

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