Welcome to Escorted Tours Africa.
The concept is simple – to escort our guests through an adventure in a wondrous land
and leave them with a lifetime memory.
To preserve and protect the environment, flora and fauna of Africa
To understand and respect the cultures & people of Africa
To provide security, knowledge & comfort
we give you the best of Africa
I began this business after years of working in the service industry and realising that I wanted more from my working life. They say make your vacation your vocation so I took my experience in customer care and combined it with my love for travel and adventure. Combined with quality support from Merit Travel, we design tours that are packed with entertainment and adventure.
I have always had a passion for travel and sharing what I have found with others. However, I found so many people were reluctant to travel to Africa without someone to guide and escort them. After all, it is the world’s largest theme park but with a difference – the exhibits are real. That’s the fascination with Africa. It’s alive and I believe that when you visit you will feel life like never before.
Escorted Tours Africa came into being to give visitors a feeling of security and guide them through this place of adventure. With a focus on Safari, we plan tours for groups as well as design custom tours to suit anyone. From Cape Town to the Highveld to Mpumalanga, through the winelands of Stellenbosch and our distant ancestral home, the Cradle of Humankind north of Johannesburg, through scenic coastal country towns like Knysna and world renown game reserves like the Kruger National Park, to Blyde River Canyon, Victoria Falls, Etosha National Park or Chobe Game Reserve, we will take you there.
Being at the airport to meet visitors to this vibrant land and take them on a true adventure through this primal world is a thrill for me each and every time. I am privileged to be given the opportunity to host visitors to Southern Africa, to see them interact with the amazing wildlife and to share in their excitement and amazement.
We try to create tours that truly entertain and we throw our heart and soul into designing tours that will leave you with a lifetime memory of Africa. I hope that you will come and enjoy this wonderful place and I hope that you will choose Escorted Tours Africa to be your host and guide.
KEVIN MANN – TOUR HOST
we love Africa
In today’s internet world where making travel arrangements online is commonplace, you may well ask why should you consider booking with Escorted Tours Africa? If cost is the reason then consider this – with the resources available to us, we are able to piece together tours at prices well below the price offered to the public online or via any other method. Even when we add the cost of a host or escort or guide, we are still able to offer tours at a price lower than would be possible to book privately online.
We also know Africa, especially South Africa, like few others do. We don’t just ‘sell off a brochure’ like most travel agents do. We go to each and every venue or location, experience each and every tour and converse directly with each and every vendor. If we don’t enjoy an experience or are not impressed with the quality of a venue or if for any reason we don’t feel that we can recommend the product or service – we don’t. We personally evaluate everything before we offer it to our guests so you can rest assured that your hotel room will be clean and comfortable, your transport will be safe and reliable, your guide will be friendly and knowledgeable and that your experience will be interesting and entertaining.
Not only do we know our product and service well, we know the land equally well. Our guides are all accredited with years of training and experience as are our transport vendors. The lodges and resorts we use are staffed with specifically trained experts with profound local knowledge and understanding. Our wildlife guides are university graduates and the spotters are local tribesmen with knowledge handed down through generations of living off of the land. Finally, we live and work here – every day.
Package this all together and the end result is security. The security that comes from intimate local knowledge and a belief in what we are providing. There is a personal pride in what we do. It truly matters to us that your experience in Africa is amazing and that you will leave with lifetime memories.
So if knowledge, experience, cost and security are factors likely to affect your decision on how you book travel to Africa then you should consider booking with Escorted Tours Africa.
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For many of us, there is something primal about Africa. Something that seems to call out to our deep subconscious. A voice from the distant past. A yearning to connect with a land that many have never seen yet have a feel for. So it’s no surprise when science tells us that all of the world’s humanity originated in Africa. Somehow we already knew that.
Stretching from the Cape of Good Hope to the border of Zimbabwe and surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans, South Africa is a breathtakingly beautiful and diverse country. With a fascinating political history and truly amazing wildlife, there is so much to experience. It is a country with many ‘world’s best’. Depending on which travel guide you read, Cape Town is rated as either the most or 2nd most desirable city in the world to visit today and the Kruger National Park is considered to be the world’s best game reserve. Its wines are of the highest order and boast the oldest vineyards outside of Europe. Its people are cheerful and lively with an uncountable number of cultures in the mix, from Zulus to Koi San and from European to Asian. It is also a country with great infrastructure making travel easy and comfortable. In many ways it feels like a piece of Europe on the African continent. Yet unlike Europe, it is surprisingly inexpensive.
On our tours, we visit places like Cape Town and its surrounds which include the wine growing areas of Paarl and Stellenbosch. See where Africa emerges from beneath the waves at the convergence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans atop Table Mountain, with a 360 degree panoramic view and the historic city stretching out directly below. Travel through the picturesque wineland valleys and Old Dutch architecture of the Stellenbosch area. Even if you are not a wine enthusiast, the scenery of this region is magnificent.
Visit the economic centre of Africa, Johannesburg and stay in the luxurious suburb of Sandton. From Mandela Square to the Mayfair markets, there is something for everyone’s shopping taste here. Explore a region just north of the city known as the Cradle of Humankind, the largest deposit of hominid fossilised bones in the world and walk through the archaeological centre located there. South Africa is dotted with game reserves, from the Cape to its borders with Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia but the undeniable jewel in the crown of wildlife parks is the world renowned Kruger National Park.
The highlight of our tours, the Kruger National Park is considered by many to be the best managed reserve in the world. It has the largest number of species of any game reserve, including the Big 5 – Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino and of course, Lion in an area is left in a totally natural state making the viewing experience as good as it gets. Take in the spectacular views along the Panorama route through the great escarpment of South Africa with stops who’s names hint at the majestic beauty of the area like ‘God’s Window’.
Also available are excursions in other countries such as Victoria Falls in Zambia, Etosha pan in Namibia and Okavango delta in Botswana.
And throughout the tours we will indulge in the incredible South African cuisine.
We have a passion for this land and a love for sharing it with others. We hope you will join us for what may be the greatest experience of your life – Africa.
Travelers want to feel safe above everything else. Knowing that they will be free to enjoy their trip without being concerned about the risks of moving through a foreign country is paramount in importance. Escorted Tours Africa has a network of personnel located throughout Southern Africa in key locations. With this network of people to guide, drive and host, we can assure your security from arrival until departure.
Although this is a small business, it is backed by a network of large and established companies. The tours are constructed through a quality travel company with years of experience. The hotels, transport providers and airlines are all well-known enterprises with high customer ratings. We are a ‘big, little’ company with unmatched knowledge of Africa and dedication to customer satisfaction
We have a passion for Africa – for the land and the people. And the people of Africa have a passion for life. Not only are they interesting, most can communicate in several different languages. They love to laugh and require little to be happy. They’re polite, quick to smile and are always eager to help.
When all of the security, trust and knowledge issues have been addressed, how do you know that you will still have an exciting adventure? Africa breathes adventure. They say that once you visit this land, your heart will always beat to the drums of Africa. We believe that there is no greater adventure in this world than a night in an African game reserve. We can take you to the most remote and wildest locations where adventure seems to be the only topic yet you will still be secure within our network of hosts
Not only will we design and plan your tour throughout, all transport also includes knowledgeable local guides. From the tour guide on the bus to the park ranger in the game reserves, there are a number of specialized guides to advise and impart knowledge. With experience and understanding that comes from a combination of study and living in Africa, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of this land
Companies can be great in so many ways but they can still lack that personal touch. People today are discovering that small and specialised provides something that big business does not. It’s unique; it’s friendly and most of all its personal.
From the moment we meet you in the airport arrival hall until we bid you farewell in the departure lounge, you will feel the ‘personal’ in our personal service. With constant contact and 24/7 support, our service is unmatched in the industry
If knowledge, experience, cost and security are factors likely to affect your decision on how you book travel to Africa then you should consider booking with Escorted Tours Africa.
19/ 93 Old Burleigh Rd , Broadbeach Q 4218, Australia
Tel: +61 411 150 462 (Aus)
Tel: +27 72 435 8615 (SA)