Do your travel dreams include a pride of lions marching across the African savannah? Let The Travel Team’s Toni McConnaughey, AMEX Travel Insider for South Africa, put you in the path of the Great Migration in a luxury tented camp!

“Africa is brimming with diversity, from the breathtaking natural beauty of the grasslands, to the vibrant and varied cultures of the African people, to the magnificent sunsets,” says Toni. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, however, I can almost guarantee your first trip to this remarkable continent won’t be your last!”

Toni typically recommends experiencing the continent in one of two ways: an exclusive, extended safari adventure, or visits to stunning beaches, lush winelands and cityscapes before concluding the journey with an invigorating safari. Her instincts and experience quickly pinpoint which adventure her clients are up for.

“If you’re looking for what you see on television, travelling across the vast Serengeti amidst large groups of animals, an extended safari in Kenya or Tanzania is sure to deliver that type of experience,” says Toni. “On the other hand, if you are eager to explore more of the country, I recommend reserving the first part of your journey to visit the beaches of Zanzibar or Seychelles, the winelands, majestic Victoria Falls, or taking a rail journey throughout the continent, before embarking on a shorter safari in South Africa around Kruger National Park.”

An extended safari in the northern region of the continent is a nature-rich, experiential journey. Toni’s clients have stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from small, rustic lodges with luxurious amenities, to well-appointed tented camps immersed in nature.

Toni’s Travel Tips

  • While new lodging is in development throughout Africa, Toni always recommends booking as early as possible. Nine to 12 months in advance is ideal.
  • For a trip of this magnitude, Toni recommends at least ten days, including travel. Plan for a minimum of four nights and three full days on safari to get the most from this unique experience. For the best chance of viewing multiple species in large herds, head north to Kenya and Tanzania and plan a week-long extended safari.

Whether you’re looking to watch a pride of lions stroll across the savannah or enjoy the serenity of a secluded beach on Zanzibar island, Toni can arrange a personalized South African experience that will exceed your expectations. Start planning today, Call Toni at 716-862-7674, or email tmcconnaughey@thetravelteam.com.

 

 

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