PLANNING FOR YOUR TRIP

GET EXCITED ABOUT AFRICA

 

We make the planning (almost) as fun as the trip!

Preparing for your African adventure shouldn’t be a chore – on the contrary, it should be as inspiring and exciting as the magical continent itself. We’re here to make sure it is.

 

 

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Choosing your travel style

What sort of travel experience do you want in Africa? There are many different ways you can travel in this great continent – at Encompass Africa we offer three different ways you can travel through Africa on your exciting adventure. Bear in mind you’re never limited to just one travel style – you can mix and match to suit your needs. Read more.

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When to travel

When’s the best time to travel to Africa? This is one of the questions we get asked the most here at Encompass Africa. The answer will help you plan your perfect trip. Read more.

 

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Safari pricing

For many people, an African holiday is the trip of a lifetime, so it’s no surprise that the question we’re asked most of all is: “How much does a safari cost?”. Read more.

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Accommodation in Africa

Africa is rich with diverse and amazing places to stay. From classic tented safari camps and exclusive luxury lodges, to boutique hotels, fully inclusive resorts and private homes, the accommodation options are breathtaking. And that’s before you even think about adventure camping, private mobile camping safaris and glamping (“glamorous camping”). Read more.

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A day on safari

An African safari. When it comes to exceptional, unique wildlife experiences, there’s nothing else like it.  Read more.

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First time to Africa

If you’re thinking about a holiday in Africa, prepare for something special. Your first trip to this extraordinary continent is an experience that will stay with you forever. Read more.

 

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Tipping in Africa

Tipping is something of a tradition on safari. Having said that, it is not compulsory in Africa and remains at your discretion. We share with you our thoughts on it and our tipping etiquette. When you book with us, we provide a tipping guide to make it easy! Read more.

Travel insurance

If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. It is essential for any holiday, no matter what your destination. Read more.

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Passports, visas and health

There are so many things to organise when you go on an overseas holiday, but nothing’s more important than ensuring your passport, visa and health requirements are all sorted out. Read more.

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Travelling with children

Family safari on your radar? Great choice – this incredible continent of unique wildlife, diverse activities and endless beautiful landscapes is one of the most rewarding holidays for families. Just be mindful of the rules and regulations to enter various countries. Read more.

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Frequently asked questions

As you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime in Africa, we hope our answers to these frequently asked questions will help you on your way. FYI, because there’s so much you’ll need to know, we’ve divided the frequently asked questions into four sections. If there’s anything else you need, just give us a call. Read more.