How we do it
A safari process like a story…
We designed this page to indulge in our creative side and show you how our safari process for guests resembles a fascinating story.
One of our favourite travel quotes is this:
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St Augustine
There are chapters in our safari holiday process that take you on a ride filled with anticipation and excitement (the early ideas and development or planning stages). You then immerse yourself in the beauty of the setting and experience it for yourself (the journey itself travelling through Africa).
Even when you return home, the closing chapter is nothing short of magical as we regroup and allow you the opportunity to retell your African safari story. (welcome home)
It doesn’t end there because you are hooked and there is always a safari sequel to be savoured.
Plus we have our guest Refer and Rewards program that sees you benefit from sending others our way. Travel once you are a friend, twice you are family and three times, you’re part of the tribe, we’d love to have you.
Stage one is all about imagining what is possible in Africa. We listen to your holiday thoughts so far and throw around more ideas so we can create a holiday sketch with heart and soul. We believe that it is through imagination and ideas great journeys to Africa are born.
Before we commit to any one idea, we run things by you, taking a step back to listen again to what your thoughts are, your wishes, what you want to see, do and how you wish to travel. This insight is crucial for us to develop the full safari holiday proposal.
Creating and conceptualising
Once we have the safari holiday ideas and big picture, it is time to flesh it out into a proposal for you. We do this by gathering key members of the team to brainstorm each component, ensuring we identify the very best accommodation that meets your ideals, tours and activities that suit your interests and travel styles to ensure it’s effortless and safe.
Now your holiday gem has become something real as we add the day by day detail, properties, activities and a little touch of safari magic.
Your proposal is presented using digital itinerary technology so you can interact with it and see the map, travel distances and understand what each day brings plus photos and videos showcasing the accommodations and destinations we recommend.
Refine, realise, reward
So you have reviewed your itinerary and want to make changes, easy! Holiday refinement takes polish, professionalism and passion to ensure the safari holiday is tweaked until it’s exactly right for you without compromising the integrity of experience.
Once it’s ready, we guarantee the itinerary will realise your dream, a truly spectacular safari that exceeds all expectations and personally rewards you like no other holiday on earth.
Journeys by design
Of course the most exciting chapter in the story is the journey itself. You embark on your very own custom designed Journey to Africa, designed by Encompass Africa travel specialists.
Your safari idea and our tailormade safari holiday becomes a celebrated reality when you lock your door, get to the airport and step onto the plane. as you step onto the plane, bags packed ready to go.
Our service does not end there. We are with you every step of the way with our 24/7 Guests in Africa service kicking in when you depart. We monitor your every move to ensure you are safe and having a wonderful time. It is great peace of mind.
When you return home, we are here waiting to welcome you and find out all about it. You become the African storyteller.
Our relationship continues far beyond a single trip as you become an #Ambassador4Africa.
We have a passion-driven influencers initiative that recognises your ongoing support when sharing media and referring friends. You’ll find out all about it when you book or read more on our Refer and Rewards page coming soon.