How to Choose an Africa Safari Tour: Tips for the Best & Most Affordable Trip

March 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

At some point in our formative years, many of us have dreamed about participating in Africa safari tours. Whether this is because of writers like Ernest Hemmingway or our tandem desire to be a photographer for National Geographic; it’s a shared life goal for many readers. The question is: if you are ready to see that life goal realized, how do you pick the trip that’s right for you? To find the answer to this question, let’s turn to one of the expert tourism companies in the region.

African Safari Tours - Zara ToursZara Tours has been booking and leading Africa safari tours for over 20 years. It’s fair to say that we know a thing or two about selecting the right trip for the right adventurer. Here’s what we suggest:

Look for Tourism Opportunities that Give Back

Sustainable tourism, also known as geo-tourism, is tourism that respects both the Earth and its people. When you’re planning a trip to another part of the world, try to find organizations that sustain or give back to their local communities. That way, your Africa safari tour will take on more meaning. You get to accomplish a life-long dream while sustaining the lives of others. Zara Tours fits into the sustainable tourism framework. We have specially selected charity climbs for visitors who want to give a little something extra. It is our hope that by providing this service, it will keep the tourism opportunities alive for generations to come.

Your second task is to decide what kind of trip you want. This task may seem obvious until you understand what we mean. African safari tours are available in three different accommodation styles:

  1. Mobile tented (carry-in and carry-out)
  2. Permanent tented (hike into a pre-set camp site)
  3. Luxury (must book at least eight weeks in advance)

The question you want to ask yourself is:  what’s your idea of a safari? How hands-on do you want your experience to be? Some tourists like the opportunity to really connect with their environment and be as much a “part of the land” as possible. Other groups want to experience the surroundings without adding the stress of set up and supplies to the trek. It’s not about a right or wrong answer; it’s about picking the best trip package for you.

You should also think about the region you’ll be visiting and the activities that are available. Many tourists have always wanted to:

  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • See the African plains
  • Camp out under the stars

What you want to do will effect when you book your trip.

Climate changes and rainfall make early spring or early winter treks more difficult. Try to book during a suitable timeframe that leaves game parks, nature reserves and roads accessible. Also, pay attention to the price points and special packages available. We do our best to keep these trips affordable so everyone can appreciate Africa’s beauty.

For more tips and booking information visit Our staff can help you plan your trip of a lifetime.

Book your next African Safari Tour with Zara Tours

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