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On Safari in Africa

African Safari

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An African Safari is unlike any other journey you will ever take. The fascinating mix of culture and wildlife is hard to describe and can only be experienced.
Throughout your journey, there is one thing we can guarantee:
The spirit of Africa and its people will touch you!

It might be a herd of elephants against a blood-red sunset, the cooling spray thrown up by the thundering waters of Victoria Falls or a simple handshake and a smile from a village elder. Somewhere along the way, you will experience something uniquely African, leaving an indelible print on your memory.

African Safari

TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES takes the guess-work out of planning your African Safari! Our roots are in Africa and our experience in safari planning spans more than three decades. More…

Covering 17 African countries (MAP), we offer hundreds of itineraries for trips from 3 to 32 days, including every style of travel from Bespoke Luxury to Lodge Safaris with accommodations ranging from luxurious Meru-style permanent tents to classic lodges. Or choose from fully serviced Mobile Tented Safaris, luxury or comfort-style Train Journeys, and there’s even Voluntouring!

We partner with local tried-and-tested tour companies, thereby adding authentic experiences and value. Together we maximize your holiday time, and ensure that you have a safe and relaxed vacation.

On our safaris your can spot the “Big Five” (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard) in an open safari vehicle, and you may also

  • venture out on a walking safari to track the fascinating “Little Five” (elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise)
  • dance with the Maasai tribe
  • camp in the Serengeti
  • canoe on the Zambezi
  • volunteer on a game farm
  • ride a quad-bike through the Namib Desert
  • or ride a horse across the Kalahari
  • learn about the night sky from an astronomer
  • cook with the locals…

If that’s not enough, there is abseiling from Table Mountain, hot-air ballooning over the savannah, sky-diving, kayaking, fishing, helicopter rides, etc.
On our safaris we can arrange a photographer’s guide, an African art specialist, even a private guide to show you the local markets…

On our safaris the sky’s the limit!

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Can’t find what you’re looking for? At TRΛVELBOECKER TΛILOR-MΛDE we specialize in customizing authentic and memorable journeys – unique experiences designed to suit you and your family or friends.

TRΛVELBOECKER TΛILOR-MΛDE
– combing your personal preference with our expertise.
We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.

Contact Africa Travel Expert
Christine Boecker

to get started with your African Safari plans!

Testimonials:

“Our time in Tanzania was transformative – a trip of a lifetime! Thank you Christine for building us a safari that was exciting, fun, relaxing and seamless.”

“…Fabulous! Interesting! Totally enjoyable! Best Vacation! Unique! Enjoyed every moment! Everything worked so well! Would go back in a heartbeat!”

“This was the best trip I have ever been on. Your partner in Nairobi is an excellent company. Everything ran smoothly and according to plan.”

“What an amazing place Africa is. The people were so friendly. We loved the hot water bottles delivered to our rooms each night.”
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Why should I book my African Safari with
Christine @ TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES ?

  • Originally from Africa, Christine is passionate and knowledgeable about this continent. See client reviews
  • Christine delivers a high level of personalized service, professionalism and efficiency backed by almost 40 years of travel industry experience!
  • The company’s state-of-the-art technology allows Christine to accommodate you at your convenience wherever you are, whether it be an office visit arranged by appointment, or long-distance communications with documents and detailed itineraries e-mailed directly to you for your perusal.
  • The travel agency fund that Christine pays into, by being a professional agent, ensures that for any arrangements made, from booking the smallest camp to the most luxurious safari, your holiday dollars are protected.African Safari
  • To stay up-to-date Christine regularly attends travel trade shows in Africa, where she makes new connections and fosters long-standing working relationships.
  • We use the best local tour and safari companies, thereby getting you the absolute best value for your holiday budget. Our partners are tried and tested, have access to excellent guides, vehicles and accommodations of all standards.
  • Our African travel partners support their local communities and practice responsible and sustainable tourism
  • Christine specializes in tailor-made African journeys, combining your personal preference with her expertise. All this creates a unique and authentic experience designed to suit your budget and desired style of travel.
  • Mostly though, Christine really enjoys planning journeys that take you on voyages of discovery to places, peoples and animals that are different from those at home.

In addition we have the answers to all of these frequently asked questions:

  • Is Africa safe for travel?
  • Is the food & water safe?
  • Which country shall I explore?
  • Can I travel alone?
  • Can we bring the kids? 
  • Do I need to take health precautions?
  • Do you cater to special needs/requests?

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Contact Africa Travel Expert in Canada
Christine Boecker

to design with your African Safari plans

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Is a Wildlife Safari the only type of African vacation?

Actually –TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES arranges all of the following too:

Enquire about more vacation options here, such as:

  • Horse-back Safaris
  • Therapeutic and Holistic Travel
  • Special Interest Tours – winelands, botanical, whale watching, birding, diving, fishing, golfing, culture & history, adventure …
  • Special Occasions, i.e. weddings, anniversaries, family reunions…

Do you arrange journeys to other continents too?

Absolutely – TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES organizes Galápagos experiences and Polar expeditions, small-ship cruises and adventure travel around the world.
Apart from customized African Safaris, we arrange TΛILOR-MΛDE trips to Latin America and India as well.

Christine Boecker has also travelled extensively throughout Europe, Latin America and India, discovered the hidden treasures of Mexico, Alaska, Northern and Eastern Canada and sailed on a Russian Icebreaker across the Arctic Sea to Greenland. All this first-hand and in-depth knowledge will serve you well, when planning your next adventure.

At TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES we know this is your special vacation and assure you of our best attention, so you can enjoy an authentic and memorable experience!

TRΛVELBOECKER TΛILOR-MΛDE
– combing your personal preference with our expertise.
We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.

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Contact African Safari Travel Expert in Canada
Christine Boecker

to get started with your African Safari plans

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About the luxury Under Canvas experience:

Luxury tented camps allow you to escape the city and get closer to nature without sacrificing luxury or comfort. We believe everyone should take the time to slow down and escape, but not leave behind creature comforts like luxury linens and soaking tubs! Get out under the stars, and contact us to consider a destination with luxury tented camps as an option.

Both our permanent and mobile camps can accommodate up to 24 guests, and offer some of the most spacious and comfortable Hemmingway-style tents in Southern and East Africa. Our permanent tents are fitted with 2 double beds or 1 queen size bed, warm duvets, flush toilet, large safari shower, running water, wooden cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting, deck chairs, games table and much more.
Some camps also offer a family tent, which accommodates 2 adults and 2 children (from age 6) and some camps can also be booked on a private basis.

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Tented guest areas create shady spaces to relax in the heat of the day or share a drink with friends in the evening hours, as dishes full of flavour find their way to dining tables. Dine beneath the stars on mouthwatering meals freshly prepared over an open fire.
Sated, draw your chair closer to the fire as talk and laughter merge into the starry night, swapping stories meant to last a lifetime.
Shadows on the walls of your tent, faint birdsong filtering through the trees and the sweet fragrance of morning dew on bush vegetation welcome each new day in the wilderness. Steaming hot water in your en-suite bathroom’s bucket shower refreshes and revitalizes for the day ahead. Shady veranda areas offer a vantage point to enjoy the smaller details of bush life. Crisp linens and a spacious double bed welcome weary bodies after a long day filled with discovery.

Our naturalists/guides have exceptional local knowledge, enabling them to take guests to where the action is in open 4×4 vehicles, away from the crowds. The safari vehicles are specifically designed for long game drives and come equipped with comfortable seats, charging units and a large refrigerator.
Optional activities like bush walks and night game drives are available at certain locations.

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A Day on Safari

Your days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife experiences and your nights to delight you with the romance of canvas under open African skies.

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  • Morning Game Drive – As dawn breaks over the bush, the deep voice of your butler delivers a wake-up call at your tent. A tray of tea, coffee and homemade biscuits will be waiting outside your tent. Climb into an open 4×4 safari vehicle with your guide and tracker, and set off through the waking bush. You may be lucky enough to spot predators feasting on their kill from the night before or herds of buffalo grazing before the heat of the day.
  • Breakfast – After a morning spent tracking down wildlife, return to the camp for a hearty bush breakfast. Feast on platters laden with toast, jams and marmalades, homemade muesli, fresh fruits and assorted cheeses. Hot breakfasts are prepared on the open fire, with eggs, omelettes, frittatas and freshly cooked pot breads.
  • Lunch – After breakfast, indulge in a steaming hot bucket shower or maybe a quick nap before lunch. Inviting lunch platters are served in the cool shade of the dining tent.
  • Afternoon Tea – While away the afternoon hours with a good book and a chilled glass of wine in the guest tent or simply watch the wonders of the bush directly from your tent’s veranda. Afternoon tea, with a selection of light snacks, will be served in the late afternoon.
  • Afternoon Game Drive – Depart on an afternoon game drive as the heat of the day starts to break or try something a little different on a river cruise. Glide among hundreds of elephant, which come down to drink or just cavort in the cooling waters. Hippo can be spotted both in and out of the water, and herds of beautiful sable wander the water’s edge. Snacks and sundowners are served on board as the sun sinks beneath the horizon.
  • Dinner – As you arrive back at the camp, cocktails are served around a blazing fire. Dine under the stars on a delicious bush meal cooked on the open flames. After dinner, indulge in decadent desserts, served with tea, coffee or cognac. Stories from an adventurous day are shared around a glowing campfire. You will then be escorted back to your tent, where you will drift off to sleep amidst the sounds of the African bush.

Contact Africa Travel Expert in Vancouver
Christine Boecker

to get started with your African Safari plans

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About Tented Eco Camps:

Our Eco camps provide an exclusive yet friendly experience with a maximum of 12 – 24 guests at a time. Tents are set on a wooden platform, are tastefully furnished and have solar powered electric lighting with en suite bathrooms including shower, wash basin and flush toilet. Some camps have bucket showers.
Your stay is fully-inclusive of all meals, drinks and game activities, including day and night game drives and guided bush walks.

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Contact Africa Safari Expert in Canada
Christine Boecker

to design your African Safari plans

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 Travelling with Young Children? Yes, you can!

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Thanks to its colourful array of animals, birds, trees, flowers and endlessly changing ethnic groups, Africa offers the ideal venue for a family holiday. And at TRΛVELBOECKER ΛDVENTURES, we specialize in child-friendly vacations.

Some of our favourite family experiences include kissing a Giraffe or watching orphaned Elephants being bottle-fed in Kenya, discovering the Small Five on a guided bush walk, bread-making and chocolate tasting in the Cape Winelands. And for your teens we’ll include a game of paintball from a helicopter, or abseiling off Table Mountain… the list is endless.

Please ask us for further details and request a list of some of our favourite family experiences.

Children on safari
Many tented camps and lodges offer family units with adjoining rooms or tents for complete peace of mind, when travelling with young ones. Varied child-focused activities are available, learning about nature and conservation while at the same time connecting with the local staff.
Typically, game drives take place in the early morning, when the animals are out and about and the air is clear and cool, and again in the late afternoon. Depending on the age of your children, game drives will be conducted in a private vehicle, allowing for greater flexibility.

Minimum age
While children are welcome in many of the tented camps, parents should consider the fact that noise carries very easily in a tented environment. Some lodges and tented impose a minimum age  for children.

Travel Documents
Apart from a notarized letter from the non-accompanying parent (if applicable), only the usual valid passport is required for travel to Africa. Check our Traveller’s Toolkit for passport applications and travel visas.

Children’s meals
Most lodges and tented camps in Africa are exceptionally child-friendly and will be pleased to provide special children’s meals, and as early as you wish.

Quality time for parents
Many hotels, lodges and tented camps offer babysitting (should be booked in advance), cots and extra beds. Many also offer ‘Family Rooms’, which are either larger than normal or have adjoining bedrooms for the children. The larger hotels also tend to offer ‘animation teams’, groups of specially trained young professionals who have been trained in keeping everyone (particularly the younger guests) ‘busy’. Pursuits include: nature walks, ping pong, volley ball, pool games and a whole range of ‘edutainment’.

What to bring

  • Sensible shoes if on safari – sandals and bare feet are NOT advisable due to the presence of sharp thorns, bees, scorpions and snakes.
  • Beach shoes – as protection against sharp coral, sea urchins etc.
  • Plenty of high-factor sun protection, hats and/or cover-up UV sun-suits.
  • Books, games and diversions for lengthy travel times.
  • Child-sized binoculars if you plan a safari, plus relevant guide books on animals, birds, trees etc.
  • A travelling medical kit (note: many anti-mosquito repellants are not suited to children, particularly those containing DEET). Natural citronella oil may offer a suitable alternative – but it must be applied regularly.
  • Travelling mosquito nets for cots/strollers etc.
  • Your own snorkels, fins and masks.

 

TRΛVELBOECKER TΛILOR-MΛDE
– combing your personal preference with our expertise.
We create unique & authentic experiences
designed to suit your travel budget and desired style of travel.

Contact Vancouver Travel Specialist
Christine Boecker
to design your next African Adventure!

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