Beyond an exquisite wildlife experience with famous Africa’s Big Five in Kenya and Tanzania and a lifetime mountain gorilla trekking tour experience in Rwanda and Uganda, Augustine Tours Rwanda based tour operator has shared the top five questions they usually get from customers when planning their first African safari.
According to a 2015 World Bank study 66% of all international travelers are motivated to travel specifically to experience nature and beautiful scenery. Africa is the recipient of most wildlife trips booked worldwide. Going on an African safari, exploring the vast array of animals in their natural habitat, in savannahs and green landscapes is a lifetime experience at its best version.
“You will hardly find another travel activity that can beat viewing animals in their nature, and this will even keep the African wildlife tourism market growing in the coming years, “said Augustin Ndikuriyo, the founder of Augustine Tours.
“We’ve realized that travelers are inquiring mostly about tours that connect them with nature and mountain gorilla trekking tours remain on the top seller list, “he added.
Talking about tips or questions that the company usually receives, Augustin Ndikuriyo shares some of them.
1. How many days should I consider for my tour?
For one or multi-country tour, two weeks is usually the best duration for an African safari. The duration depends on the number of nights spent in each park as experiences differ from one park to another. There is no common number of days, the actual duration comes from the activities that clients inquire about. For instance, we have a nine-day four-country tour which by the way has been among the top sellers for 2019 with a great number of positive reviews. Yes, nine days for four countries to see the highlights of Uganda, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi.
2. How much does a seven-day tour cost?
While there are estimate general figures for our tours usually ranging from $300 to $ 700 per day, the actual cost comes from a combination of the accommodation, transport, and activities included in the itinerary. Custom-tours allow a tourist to take our basic itineraries and focus on their own priorities given that all tourists visiting our region usually have a lead activity on their wish list.
Some travelers have a specific interest in certain types of animals, others are simply looking for out of common travel activities, and our local expertise enables us to accommodate both travel needs.
3. Which accommodation should I consider for my tour?
Accommodation is an important part of the tour. For that reason, we carefully use hotels and lodges we personally have experienced their services. The good news is there are many hotels and lodges working hard to compete in offering an outstanding service for continued customer satisfaction. Whether luxurious or midrange lodges they know our clients' demand.
In some national parks, tented lodges or camps provide individual cabinlike stay facilities with a bed, a private bathroom, a heated shower, and a flush toilet. All meals are served at the camp and usually included in the accommodation price.
4. Which animals will I see during my tour?
The Big Five- lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo- remains the most attention-drawing animals in Africa. Besides the giants of the African jungle, countless are antelopes, giraffes, zebras, and birds worth your visit. An African wildlife safari isn’t complete without a life-changing mountain gorilla trekking tour in Rwanda or Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
5. Which payment methods do you accept?
Augustine Tours has grown each of the past ten years in business. Given that all our tours are tailor-made and privately run, we must ensure that we meet our clients' travel wishes from start to finish. In the travel industry, customer satisfaction has become very important. By partnering with Stripe in accepting payments, the company displays its commitment to provide a unique travel experience and flexible and seamless payment options are available.
About Augustine Tours
Augustine Tours is a travel company designing custom made tours in East Africa for families, small groups and solo travelers. The company was founded in 2010 by Augustin Ndikuriyo a tourism entrepreneur. His unwavering belief that tourism is a great channel for both educational and cultural exchange was inspired by a quote from St. Augustine,” The World is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page”. He speaks fluent English, French, German, and Swahili. He is passionate about promoting East Africa to the world and has a wealth of local knowledge.
Visit http://www.augustinetours.com to learn how you can travel to East Africa and explore the region with the local experts.