6 Tips FOR Choosing
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How to choose the best tour company to use throughout Africa…

The truth is, a tour company can make or break your trip to Africa – leading you to have either a life-changing travel experience, or a dull and lousy one. That’s why it’s so important to choose the best tour company in Africa for your trip. 

So, how do you find the best tour company in Africa? 

To help you navigate the journey of finding the ideal match for your needs, here is our list of the top things you should look for in your search for the best tour company in Africa. 

1. Alignment: your choice feels right for YOU..

When choosing the best tour company in Africa for YOU, seek one that understands your demographic’s unique perspectives, sensibilities and lifestyle, and uses this information to create optimal travel experiences. 

Your search for the best tour company in Africa, should lead to one that is in alignment with you and your needs. 

As the only Black, female-owned tour company on the continent, Away to Africa has a unique understanding of the travel needs of the African diaspora. Our founder, Tiffanie Anderson, was born and raised in the USA, and has also lived in the Caribbean. When she first landed in Africa while in college, her entire life changed. She knows firsthand how a trip to Africa can transform the lives of members of the diaspora. She’s also fully in tune with the history, preconceptions and needs of travelers with her shared culture, which empowers her to create truly life-changing African travel experiences for the diaspora.

BONUS: If you’re traveling to Africa for the first time, South Africa is the right place to start. The best tour company in South Africa will take you on a trip to Cape Town and Johannesburg, and include a taste of the country’s amazing history, culture, wildlife and nature. 

2. Expertise

The best tour company in Africa is one that has in depth, on-the-ground experience of each of their African destination offerings. 

Away to Africa’s founder, for example, has personally visited and traveled to all the countries we have developed itineraries in. Based on all she encounters in each country, she then carefully selects the details of every trip.

With the best tour company in Africa, your enjoyment, safety and satisfaction are secure, because, like at Away to Africa, the team has eliminated all mediocre and possibly even uncomfortable elements of the trip. 

BONUS: The best tour company in Kenya will allow you to explore the diversity of the country, including its big cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, as well as the ultra-relaxing seaside escape of Lamu Island.

3. Exceptional partnerships matter…

A bad tour company leaves you in the hands of guides, partners and establishments they don’t know well. On the other hand, the best tour company in Africa is one that seeks out like-minded partners and has spent ample time building solid relationships with service providers, to ensure their client’s needs are not only being met, but surpassed. 

Our team at Away to Africa carefully vets partners in each country we travel to. We take time to build reliable relationships with service providers who also believe in upholding a standard of excellence. Our partners across the fields of hospitality, gastronomy, transport and excursions, have all been carefully vetted and are a part of our family. 

Exceptional partnerships are key for the best tour company in Africa.

4. Community engagement is crucial…

The best tour company in Africa is clear that the continent doesn’t need saving, but supports the communities in which they travel to by providing opportunities for their most vulnerable populations. This kind of purposeful community involvement is a key marker of the best tour company in Africa, as it creates a cycle of giving back that includes the travelers, the tour company itself and members of the community.

Our tour guides at Away to Africa are all marginalized members of the communities we travel to. By choosing Away to Africa, our travelers are organically supporting the community in ways they can’t even begin to imagine – positively impacting families and entire segments of society through their travel investment.

BONUS: The best tour company in Egypt will lead you through an experience that celebrates the history and greatness of powerful, intelligent, and talented Africans – reaffirming that Africans are noble people who do not need saving!

5. Outreach and networking

The best tour company in Africa builds outreach into each trip to Africa. This takes travelers beyond the superficial travel experience and allows them to engage with the people who live and work in the countries they are visiting. Outreach opportunities in Africa create connections and have been found to have a profoundly positive impact on travelers’ experiences. 

Away to Africa dedicates a day out of each one of its trips to outreach. This is another way our tour company invests and gives back to the communities we visit. This is an important pillar of our work.  

BONUS: The best tour company in Ghana will have outreach built into your itinerary, which is an especially important experience for African diaspora travelers.

6. Long term opportunities to connect with Africa

Finally, the best tour company in Africa can steer you in the right direction for investments on the continent and even help you take the big leap of moving to Africa. 

After a life-altering African travel experience, many of our Away to Africa clients decide to make long-term commitments on the continent. Our team helps clients navigate investing on the continent, and can even help you move to Africa.

BONUS: The best tour company in Africa will have opportunities to invest back in the communities you visit or even purchase real estate.

In navigating through the magnificent yet intricate terrains of Africa, our in-depth expertise, garnered from numerous awe-inspiring journeys and steadfast commitment to providing unparalleled experiences, undoubtedly establishes us as your quintessential guide, ensuring your African adventure is not only mesmerizing but also impeccably orchestrated, translating into memories that linger for a lifetime.”

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