Traveling to Africa is generally a pricey affair. Travel Agents usually organize individual tours or group tours to Africa, which span from 7 – 14 days. All tours are inclusive of visa, lodging, meals, airport transfer, entrance fees to parks and places of historical interest. Some travel agents will not include the price of entrance fees to parks.
Since there are several logistics that need to be taken care of such as visa, tickets, transport, vaccinations and special situation such as traveling with a toddler or a handicapped before you travel, it is best to find a reputable travel agent who is flexible, helpful, obliging and patient to plan your holiday or tour.
Tips for choosing a good travel agent
You should evaluate a few travel agents before settling for one travel agent.
Choose a travel agent who will answer all your queries and concerns.
Choose a travel agent who has good reputation. Check the internet and blog pages for good feedback.
Choose a good tour operator to handle your safaris and excursions. In certain instances the travel agent does not function as tour operator.
Check the payment policies and the policy for cancellations.
Check the travel agents service levels, if you run into problems you should be able to contact your travel agent easily.
Choose a travel agent that gives you a complete travel solution, visa, boarding passes and tours.
Check if the travel agent is helpful and offer practical travel solutions.
Check with the travel agent about the reputation of the tour operators. Such as if they have a license to function as a tour operator in Africa, if their safari vehicles are safe and the accommodation that is offered are comfortable. Also check if the tour operator will provide a tour guide with a thorough knowledge of the locations that will be visited.
A good travel agent will always warn you of the dangers, disadvantages and the advantage before hand.
A good travel agent will not try to simply sell a plane ticket but a memorable holiday experience to enjoy, stress free.
If you use an online travel agent, check the travel agents reputation and feedback received by other travelers.
Ask around with family and friends, they maybe able to recommend a good travel agent.
Good travel agents generally offer a higher price for tours in Africa, but its best to have all the loose ends tied up and have a stress free holiday.
You should choose a good travel agent who takes care of all the hassle that goes in making a vacation a success. You should consult family and friends to help you decide if you’re traveling for the first time. Check for those reputed names that will always give you good quality service no matter where you decide to spend your vacation. A good travel agent will make your dreams a reality. Choose a travel agent who will not disappoint you or discourage you.
Travel agents generally offer special packages to destinations from time to time. Register with a travel agent even though you have used them before or traveled before. There may get some good deals to some exotic vacation destination such as Africa.