What are the first things I should consider as I plan my dream safari?
Whether you are a first time or experienced safari traveler, we offer tips to help you make the right decision. ...show more
Visit Safari Advisor for the top four things to consider as you plan your trip.
How do I find the right safari?
Once you have an idea of where you would like to go and/or what kind of experience you're looking for, select your criteria on the left hand side of any page on Safari Wizard. ...show more
Perform a basic search using one or two filters to narrow your search by more specific criteria. To generate the most results possible for your search, select three or fewer filters at a time. Your selected filters will appear at the top left corner of the page. Click X Remove next to any filter to remove it. Your search results will appear in the middle of the page. Click on each result to view photos and additional information about each lodge.
I entered my criteria, but received no results for my search.
First of all...don't panic! ...show more
Maybe there aren’t any safaris on Safari Wizard that meet your criteria at this time. But it is more likely that you have selected too many filters at once or that your filters conflict. For example, perhaps you selected “Gorilla” as the animal you wish to see on safari and “South Africa” as your preferred destination. Did you know that Gorillas are not found in South Africa? They only exist in a few countries in equatorial Africa. It’s OK if you weren’t aware of that – we don’t expect you to be an expert on safaris…yet! Just try adding your filters one at a time and refine your search gradually to reduce conflicts. We generally recommend that you select a maximum of three filters at a time to generate the most results possible for your search.
I am not ready to make a booking. How do I get more information about the lodges and itineraries th
Found the perfect destination for your trip? Safari Wizard makes it easy to get more information. ...show more
Each lodge has a home page on Safari Wizard with an overview, photos and a list of the criteria met. You can also zoom in on the map provided to see the property's exact location. If you need additional information, call the number provided, email your questions, or click through to the property’s website to learn more.
You can also learn more about any of our recommended itineraries by dialing the number provided on each's lodge's page! When you call, just select option one for assistance with planning your itinerary.
If you need additional assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our concierge at (888) 491-2303.
How do I make a reservation?
After selecting your criteria and viewing the search results, click on the property of your choice. ...show more
You can book your safari with the lodge that best fits your dream vacation.
Just call the number provided, or use the email form, on each lodge's page to reach the lodge!
I called / emailed but no one responded
If you have any trouble with making a booking, we're here to help! ...show more
Typically our partners respond very quickly, but please allow 24-48 hours for someone to respond to you, particularly if you contacted them outside of business hours. If you need additional assistance, please email us at email@example.com or call our concierge at (888) 491-2303.
The contact information for the lodge I want does not work
Learn about where to go, what to do, and what to pack! ...show more
Visit Safari Advisor, our guide to finding your dream safari. Read our recommendations based on your traveler profile and check out our suggestions on where and when to go, what to do, how much to spend, and more!
I want to do more than just a safari. I need help with my other travel needs.
There is more to explore in Africa than your safari. Safari Wizard can help you connect from Point A to Point B. ...show more
Call us at (888) 491-2303 to learn more about the additional services Safari Wizard can offer.
Does Safari Wizard operate safaris or organize the other aspects of my travel?
Because Safari Wizard partners with a wide variety of lodges and tour operators across multiple countries, we provide you the traveler with a central location for designing and finding your perfect safari. ...show more
Safari Wizard will also help you connect the dots. If the lodge you have chosen to visit cannot provide you with the information and additional ground services you need, Safari Wizard will help with your additional travel needs. Call (888) 491-2303 to speak with our concierge.
What makes Safari Wizard different? Why should I find a safari through you?
Safari Wizard partners with lodges and tour operators to provide you with the widest variety of safaris to explore and choose from. You aren't limited by geography, type of safari, or supplier. And we make it easier than ever to leverage the internet to make an informed travel decision.
This approach provides you with more value. By connecting you to the ideal safari experience and lodge (many of which are small, family-run establishments), you can save effort, time, and money. And best of all, our services are free to you, the traveler!
Why should I feel secure about booking through Safari Wizard?
We've done our homework so you don't have to. ...show more
We work with best in class suppliers across Africa. Each of our partners have been vetted and visited in person. Safari Wizard tracks all bookings made through our referrals, and we are eager to hear about your experience – the good as well as the bad. To relay your personal stories to us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do you work with, and how do you choose your partners?
Safari Wizard partners with best-in-class lodges and operators across countries, regions, safari types, and a dozen other criteria, in order to bring you the widest selection available on the web. ...show more
We experience first-hand the hospitality of each lodge we partner with. We choose lodges based on the quality of service and uniqueness of experience they have to offer. In other words, we will not suggest a lodge to you that we wouldn't take our own families to visit!
Partnering with Safari Wizard
I want to put a link to Safari Wizard on my website.
Great! We're glad you like what we are doing here at Safari Wizard. ...show more
If you have questions about linking to us or about highlighting Safari Wizard on your site, reach out to us at email@example.com.