Africa Safari Specialists?

Old Jun 13th, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Africa Safari Specialists?

Has anyone done a safari with Africa Safari Specialists based in Washington state? Would appreciate any feedback.
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Old Jun 14th, 2005, 11:38 PM
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No We have not.
Always try and book your trip with a local Operator.( you will get a better price)
In Botswana try dumelabotswana,or travellingbotswana.
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Old Jun 15th, 2005, 03:35 AM
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I have not heard about them and they have not been referenced here that I can recall. Neither havethe ones suggested by Botswana.

I would look at the operators people here have had a great deal of success with and recommend highly such as Fish Eagle, Taga, Roys, Go2Afrika etc. A search will bring them up or just read through the titles of the entries and you will find several. Also it will depend on where you want to go -- some specialize in East Africa -- Kenya and Tanzania -- and some specialize in South Africa -- SA, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia. Cardboard Box is highly recommended here for Namibia.

This is not to say that the company you are considering is not a good one, only that there has been no feedback about them here.

One more thing, you might want to check a couple of companies and look at itineraries and prices. There can be a wide variety of prices for the same trips depending on the operator.
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Hi Chiquita,

Have not heard of them but I used Ultimate African Safaris who are based in Washington.
http://www.ultimateafrica.com
Also, highly recommend Eyes on Africa who are based in Chicago. Nicky is great to work with.
http://www.eyesonafrica.net

I can tell you that personally I felt more comfortable working with someone who in my time zone.
I sent my final itinerary out to bid with multiple safari companies both US and African based and found the US pricing to be very competitive or better.
It does pay to shop around with a company who specializes in just Africa.
Happy planning!
Brenda
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Old Jun 15th, 2005, 07:32 PM
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Here is a thread on Africa Dream

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34563508
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Oops, sorry, that was somebody else looking for Africa Dream!
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Old Jun 16th, 2005, 06:37 AM
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Nicky at Eyes on Africa is great.
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