Why Choose Encompass Africa?
Encompass Africa safari specialists
There are a number of reasons why travellers choose us to create their African safari holiday.
- We only promote Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.
- Every guest works with a specialist in their field, someone who has been to where they want to go, has travelled on honeymoon or with family or send many others to Africa seeking such experiences.
- We listen first, talk later, spending significant time learning about what you want to see and do in Africa.
- Tailored means we take the time to get it right. Your holiday, our expertise and together we create a magical holiday itinerary that features all the things you imagined and more!
- We promise an efficient turnaround. You will see a digital itinerary within 24 hours to give you inspiration for what is possible when you travel with Encompass Africa
- Our all encompassing service takes the stress away – land, flights, extra activities, tours, dinner reservations and even travel insurance.
- We price promise – expert advice and no more than booking direct often cheaper with our long standing partnerships. So why risk doing it yourself? We don’t price compete though because we value our expertise and service and so do our guests.
- Fully licensed and regulated, so you can book with confidence.
- Trust, commitment, care. Our commitment to you is genuine and we care about your experience with Encompass Africa and whilst travelling and work hard to build trust so you feel safe every step of the way.
Find out more below.
We are extraordinary + only Africa
When you choose us, you get extraordinary.. There is no ordinary service here, no pre-packaged bulk brochure sales sitting dusty of shelves. We only specialise in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. To be the best in the business, we cannot split our focus especially when we already represent a healthy 17 countries in the region.
We design safari holidays to suit every guest. Anything is possible from the most epic East and Southern Africa extended sojourn to the tiniest of safari getaways. Your holiday is designed based on careful decisions made to realise your dream without feeling cookie-cutter. We value relationships and work closely with you and our partners on the ground to ensure the best service and experiences. These long standing relationships in Africa also allow us to forge new trails and break away from the pack.
We love what we do
Our business was built on one man’s passion and an obsession with Africa that is instilled in the team. Together we share the vision to create great holidays to Africa for our guests. We are all rather addicted to Africa and our enthusiasm is infectious.
One could say Africa is in our blood – we eat, sleep and breathe it. We continue to seek out and craft authentic experiences that delight our guests when they visit one or more of the 17 different countries in which we specialise. We are genuine experts because Africa is all we do.
We make a positive difference
Jonathon’s vision was to create a new kind of safari company, one where sustainability is the undercurrent motivating success rather than just one more wordy goal printed on a forgotten mission statement. Over the years we have set up systems and partnerships that guarantee support of local communities, wilderness and wildlife initiatives.
The restless spirit has beckoned Jonathon and this vision will soon be expanding with our #WildlifeHero and #Ambassador4Africa initiatives. Stay tuned.
Our service encompasses everything
Our namesake is right, Encompass Africa offers each and every component required for effortless travel including land arrangements, flights and travel insurance. At the end of the day, all of our African safari journeys are effortless, outstanding and safe for you and your loved ones.
We are passionate about Africa travel and love excitement, adventure and romance. We value working closely with guests to ensure we get their brief down pat, design a holiday that meets and exceeds expectations and ultimately rewards you like no other holiday destination ever did or could.
We prioritise designed travel to suit your needs and whilst we customise each and every journey, we do find that there are some successful patterns and combinations that are unbeatable in reward. Plus we do feature a handful of tried and tested safari tours. Look through some of them on our tours page.
The human touch
Early on we realised what we base our offering on is good old fashioned personal service. We bring humanity back into safari holiday planning. We talk to our guests on the telephone, we offer email banter, skype calls and office or home visits (Brisbane and Sydney). This time spent creating relationships means we design you a better holiday. It doesn’t stop when you book as the Safari Concierge service kicks into gear providing helpful information for your upcoming journey.
When you depart, our 24/7 Guests in Africa service ensures peace of mind because our team in Africa track your travels ensuring you’re having fun and staying safe.
We redefine and reimagine luxury for the modern traveller
Everybody has a different perception of luxury. So when you hear us say we do luxury safaris, don’t always assume that translates into expensive or audacious. That is not the case at all.
We define luxury as a quality and rewarding experience in Africa. It is about being in Africa, somewhere beautiful, amazing and rewarding in itself and living every moment with great people around you.
Our skill is in the ability to create your definition of luxury in an effortless safari itinerary that takes you where you wish to go.
Think global, act local
This saying has more relevance than ever before. As a business we are committed to sustainable tourism and work hard to reduce our footprint and the environmental impact in our offices and of course out ‘in the field’.
We work closely with our partners in Africa to funnel energy into projects that genuinely make a difference to the lives of locals, safety of wildlife and protection of wilderness.
Strong moral compass
Owner run, we place trust, commitment and care at the heart of our business and service delivery. We see our team as family and our guests as friends. With over 75% of our business word of mouth, it is testament to our commitment to guest care. Our guests trust us to deliver them the ultimate safari holiday to Africa and many return year upon year to see and do more on this magical continent.
When you travel with Encompass Africa safari experts, you become an ambassador for Africa and we reward you for that with our refer program. More on that when you book.
Our Encompass Africa safari specialists have your health, safety and security as a top priority throughout the process.
We have created a 24/7 Guests in Africa service with an office in Johannesburg should an issue or emergency arise during your travels. See it as peace of mind. We have a rigorous checking process in place prior to your departure and once you board the plane, the Johannesburg team monitor your every move.
To top it off, we’ve prepared a Safe Travels in Africa document that has medical checklists, tips on travelling safe and more for our guests.