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“The magic that people search for when they travel doesn‘t come from the place. It comes from the heart.” - Alan Fredericks

About African Travel, Inc.

As the longest established luxury safari operator focused exclusively on the African continent, African Travel, Inc. is dedicated to creating and providing the ultimate African experience.  We are one of the most awarded companies - including awards for 2019 Travel + Leisure’s #1 World’s Best Safari Outfitter, 2020 Departures Legend Award and AAA Best in Member Services - because we turn dreams into a reality. 

Our team

We know Africa and our team has lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent and has over three-hundred years of experience selling Africa. 

Five-star service is guaranteed every step of the way. With local offices in Africa and experts based across North America you’ll be helped in real time, in every part of planning and travel. From our Concierge Care, 24/7 emergency assistance and range of safari choices, we are the one-stop shop for air, accommodations, sightseeing and more.

Celebrating 100 Years

2020 isn't just a new decade for African Travel, it's also the year our parent company, The Travel Corporation (TTC) celebrates 100 incredible years of service.  Our story began once upon of time in Paternoster, South Africa, where Solomon Tollman opened a small hotel in the tiny fishing village then grew the company to a fourth generation, family-run collection of 42 award-winning global brands. To learn more about our history, our portfolio and our long term view, click here.

Make Travel Matter

We take pride in creating safari experiences with an eye on working with those that focus on conservation and protecting the places we visit.  Every trip has a component that gives back to the people, wildlife and planet. Through our #AfricanTravelCares and our partnership with the non-for-profit TreadRight Foundation created through TTC, money from trips booked goes to support over 60+TreadRight initiatives and local communities, places and wildlife. 

Our Safaris

We can’t wait to invite all to live the African Dream. But first we ask a few questions…What animals or events (the Great Migration!) are high on your wish lists? What’s your travel style? Is a luxury villa or traditional tented camps preferred?  Then we tailor trips to Africa, Your Way.

Africa, Your Way

Like the stripes on a zebra, no two human fingerprints are the same. That’s why we offer a range of trip types and styles.  Each one is designed to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, and to help protect wild and marine life. Take your pick from:

  • Tailor-Made:  Our most popular travel style, 95% of guests request bespoke journeys to our 16 destinations in Africa.
  • Safari Vacation Packages:  For the ultimate in value, we’ve crafted 30 Brochure itineraries and online Safari Specials that include amazing values. These include Meaningful Moments for each trip from private guiding and special dinners to different ways to see the animals like balloon safaris or star beds.
  • Group Safaris:  10 travelers or more qualify for a group safari, so families, corporates or like-minded travelers can benefit from shared costs and special events. 

And we also cater based on travel style including heritage travel, family, romance, and adventure cruises – safari + island hopping. To start, we also created a guide to choose the best African safari.

Every trip includes

  • Dedicated US-based Safari Specialist, contactable via email and phone, to make every step easy and enjoyable
  • Memorable moments with every trip
  • Choice of Meet & Greet Services ranging from basic airport transfers to VIP, including getting whisked away to customs and quickly onto your adventure
  • Your Personal Private Guide can be included from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, or for any land portion of your journey. Tap into your charming host’s wealth of expertise as you would a private concierge during your entire safari stay.
  • ‘Before you go’ welcome gift: A safari starter kit include stylish bag, safari swag, and how to guides on tipping, weather and travel tip.

Africa has come a long way since Teddy Roosevelt took his first safari in 1909. Then, there was only one way to go on safari and that was on foot, carrying your tent and provisions with you. Today, there are numerous choices and decisions to be considered when crafting your personal safari experience and we are experts at helping you make the selection that is best for you. We eat, sleep and breathe Africa; this is our passion. Let us share it with you.

$1 Million Traveler’s Assistance Program with USTOA

African Travel, Inc. shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program with affiliates of The Travel Corporation who, as an Active Member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of African Travel, Inc. customers in the unlikely event of African Travel cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by The Travel Corporation may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by African Travel, Inc. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 7th Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to or by visiting their website at

Our Roots in Africa

Building on partnerships with our award-winning sister companies – Red Carnation Hotels and Thompsons Africa, our long term relationships with the top safari lodges, hotels and transportation companies have earned African Travel an enviable position of influence and negotiating power. Overseen by a passionate, involved board of directors and enjoying the company’s rock solid financial backing and negotiating advantages, African Travel and its sister companies are each dedicated to providing guests an unsurpassed, highly memorable travel experience.

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