African Travel spotlights ‘Private bubble’ safaris

Across the travel landscape, small group tour companies are shrinking the group size needed for departure. Club Adventures was one of the first to announce their “just your crew” approach, with a minimum group size of 6 individuals needed to explore, and now African Travel has made a similar announcement. African Travel’s small-group safaris will accept a maximum of six people per journey and will depart with a minimum of only four guests.

The new small-group options include:

Kenya in Style: While staying at unique luxurious camps and lodges, guests are treated to Big Five game-viewing, spotting the ‘Samburu Five’ (East African oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, and Somali ostrich) and participating in conservation projects like tracking lions at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

Tanzania Wildlife Odyssey: This safari explores Tanzania’s wildlife-rich game reserves including Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire while bringing guests to new corners not often visited. On the northern edge of the Serengeti, guests spend time in a Maasai community and enjoy night drives and walking safaris that are unavailable in the neighboring national parks.

Spotlight on Southern Africa: This classic safari has all the South Africa highlights from the top of Table Mountain to the tip of Africa and includes Victoria Falls. Guests enjoy private tours of Cape Town’s coastal delights, land and water safaris in Zimbabwe, and a visit to a private game reserve that has some of the most endangered and fascinating wildlife.

Incredible Southern Africa: This safari invites guests to discover Africa like a local in ultra-lux style. Guests explore Africa’s past and present in private tours of Cape Town, including meeting Christo Brand — a former prison guard of Robben Island and personal friend of Nelson Mandela — before safaris near Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls where they’ll see how wildlife is being protected for future generations.

With guests delaying their travel plans until next year, many safaris have limited availability. African Travel offers flexible deposit options to encourage guests to book with confidence. The highlighted tours are available to AAA Members, plus your membership offers exclusive perks and special price points. Currently, you can save up to $500 per person on a safari in Tanzania and other popular African destinations.

Africa is a popular location, found on many travelers “I dream of traveling there” lists. It’s easy to understand why, when you hear from people who have made the voyage. One Connecticut AAA member shared their 30-day African adventure with us, and the tales and pictures only inspire wanderlust.

As you plan your safari or African retreat, your AAA Travel Advisor can help you develop a vacation that keeps your travel bubble together though out the journey. To speak with your AAA Travel advisor, call 1-800-222-7448.