AfricaAway is a branch of the highly regarded tour operator, The Away Company, noted for quality travel in both Africa and Spain.
Dr Henry Southworth, Managing Director of The Away Company
Unlike many other tour operators and agents, we are an independent, privately-owned company, with no vested interest in working with any particular lodge or camp. Hence we are free to construct your itinerary in a totally objective manner, choosing only those destinations that we believe will best suit your personal aspirations. We understand your dream - we understand that an African safari, for many of our guests, is a once in a lifetime adventure. We therefore go to great lengths to plan the smallest details ensuring the highest quality experience for each and every one of our guests.
Find out more about Africa as a destination, including which country is best to visit for the activity that most interests you, from exciting game viewing, through walking in the bush, to relaxing on a tropical beach.
A comprehensive guide to the wide variety of further exciting activities you can get up to while on safari in Africa, including fishing, canoeing, fly camping, cultural visits and horseback and balloon safaris.
For any other questions you may have, including information on how to book, what to take on safari, health precautions, when to travel and more. There is also an extensive list of FAQs that should take care of most other matters.
Detailed background information on AfricaAway's company structure and vision, its dedication to responsible tourism, its attirude towards hunting and poaching, and its especial strengths in the realm of African tourism.
Many people nowadays are accustomed to booking the various components of their holiday - flights, accommodation and so on - directly over the internet. However this is probably not a good idea in Africa, where internal flights and local ground transport need to be arranged, in addition to a possibly quite complex itinerary involving a number of accommodation providers. AfricaAway pledges that, if booking through us, the cost that you will pay is no more than it would have been if you had indeed booked each element directly with the provider concerned - we derive our income solely from the conventional agents' commission that we receive.
Unusually among major safari tour operators, AfricaAway offers the widest possible range of safari accommodation and pricing. This means that we can design a wonderful and worthwhile wildlife experience to suit virtually any budget. Top quality all-inclusive safari accommodation starts at around $300 per person per night, ranging to over $1200 per person per night for the most exclusive and luxurious lodges. Internal flights do add to the cost, but in general a budget of around $6,000 will get you a good quality 7 or 8 night safari for 2 people sharing, excluding international flights. You can spend less than that and you can certainly spend more! Adding a beach holiday to your safari can help reduce costs because, although more flying is involved, beach hotels are generally cheaper than safari lodges as they do not include all the game-viewing activities. For more information on planning your budget, and good options for affordable safaris please contact us on 0121 472 1541.