FAQ KapuAfrica Travel
IS AN AFRICAN SAFARI VACATION SAFE?
Yes. KapuAfrica Travel is knowledgeable about every region you’ll visit, and I take all precautions to ensure your safety. In addition to having roots in Zimbabwe and South Africa, I frequently take trips to Africa and always use local guides who know each area intimately.
WHY SHOULD I GO ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI VACATION?
Africa is the crown jewel of travel. Nowhere else on earth will you find an abundance of majestic wildlife, magnificent scenery, and happy, hospitable people as in Africa. There is a truly magical quality and indescribable energy about Africa, which you’ll feel as soon as you step onto its soil.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE START PLANNING?
The farther ahead you begin planning your trip to Africa, the better. I highly suggest beginning planning at least 10 months out, 12 months is better, especially if you are traveling from June through October. I book accommodations with unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. I can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Every safari trip is customized to your needs, and thus pricing will vary depending on several factors such as length of stay, accommodations, and destinations. KapuAfrica Travel private tours typically cost $350-$700 per person per day, and may vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you like.
WHAT IS TYPICALLY INCLUDED?
We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Your roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary are not included.
WHAT DEPOSITS ARE REQUIRED?
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, I will present you with initial ideas and examples of what I can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $400 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, I require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of my local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is paid in increments with the final balance paid 30 days before departure.
WHAT MAKES KapuAfrica Travel DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER TOUR OPERATOR?
What separates me from other tour operators is my reputation. I pride myself on strict attention to detail and ability to go above and beyond for all clients. We take great measures to ensure that clients receive a safe and unforgettable trip to Africa that is completely tailored to their needs and preferences.
I work closely with each and every client by listening to their desires and needs and incorporating them into an African safari vacation itinerary that fits perfectly with their budget, time frame, and travel tastes.
I also believe in supporting African properties and businesses with sustainable business practices and initiatives, which is why I work with the most responsible properties in Africa. By choosing local African safari tour providers with the Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) label, we also change lives inside Africa with each itinerary. My level of curation, care, and in-country connections sets me apart. I handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. I support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.