Travelling with a group of like-minded people, at a similar age, at a similar stage in life is essential to enjoying your trip to Africa. Some groups are too young. Others offer too wide an age range (18-70). A lot are simply too big, made up of 30 people or more.
It’s something I experienced myself on an overland trip through Southern Africa. At 30, I was the oldest person on the trip and I felt really out of place. That’s why at Take Me To Africa we divide our groups into ages 30-50 and 50+, and limit the group size of 8-12 people. The result is that you get experience Africa with people you really get along with. Sitting around a campfire with a nice glass of wine, and just chatting, is one of life’s real joys.
Choose the right group and you’ll enjoy a fabulous trip and make friends for life. Get it wrong and it could be the loneliest, most frustrating travel experience you’ve ever had.
Finding the right ‘style’ of African trip is just as vital. Choose one that’s too budget and you won’t have anyone to do those once-in-a-lifetime activities with – like that helicopter flight over Victoria Falls you’ve always dreamed of. Choose one that’s too expensive and you’ll be paying over the odds for experiences that can be enjoyed for a fraction of the cost.