How to Book an African Safari
When Zicasso travelers write their trip reviews, the African safaris consistently get the honor of being called “the best trip in our lifetime”. When Zicasso founders, Brian Tan and Yuchun Ku, are asked what their favorite trips were, they readily say, “All our African safaris!”
Yet, a journey to Africa is undoubtedly one of the most complex trips to plan. The range of choices can be bewildering, from the countries, game reserves and parks, camps and lodges, seasons, transportation logistics, etc.
There are three ways to plan and book your trip:
- Get a customized safari tour planned and booked by a travel professional. Travel independently on your own schedule.
- Book a group safari tour. Join an escorted group tour with a fixed departure date.
- Plan and book a safari yourself.
Custom African Safari Tours
To achieve an excellent experience, we recommend booking a customized tour with the help of true safari specialists such as the ones we recommend on Zicasso.
The best safari specialists should have the following credentials:
- Traveled extensively to the safari destinations.
- Personally vetted the camps and lodges.
- Possess deep knowledge of the best times to visit as well as transportation logistics, including flights.
- Passionate about the wildlife.
Your entire Africa trip, down to the smallest details, would be planned by the safari travel specialist, taking into account your specific interests, preferences, and schedule. Each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your preferences. You get a stress-free trip with seamless logistics. And maximum wildlife viewing.
As we prepare to travel again in the post-Covid era of 2021 and 2022, we encourage you to plan early to get the best choices of safari lodges and camps. Zicasso is committed to working with partners to provide more flexibility in payment terms and in making changes to travel dates, so you can book with peace of mind.
Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best safari travel specialists. We act as a referral service, matching you with the right specialists. Because African safaris is our biggest passion, the reviews from past Zicasso travelers have been consistently excellent for over 10 years -- we invite you to check out what they say about their trips to key safari countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.
If you don't know anything about African safaris yet and don't even know where you want to go, don't worry about doing lots of research. Simply submit a Zicasso trip request, pick "Africa" as the destination, and we'll match you with safari specialists who will give you the best advice and help you plan everything.