About Anastasia's Africa
Anastasia's Africa is a highly personalized African safari operator with our staff a combined 110 years of experience designing unique and personalized custom safaris to superb destinations in Africa.
We have arranged extraordinary experiences for thousands of travelers including romantics, escapists, nomads, wildlife enthusiasts, celebrities, corporate titans and the globally curious. Planning a safari for an individual, couple, family or small group is an extraordinarily nuanced undertaking. We never take the “one size fits all” approach that we so often see from larger tour companies and their agents, and upon return, clients share why this has made their trip so outstanding. One wrote "~~we send our heartfelt thanks for your exquisite planning of this journey of a lifetime. Each step along the way we praised your choices — from the seamless moving from place to place, to the unusual experiences that awaited...~~There is no way this experience would have been as rich without your guidance and care. The camps you chose for us were perfect.."
From up-close 4-wheel drive and walking safaris, the exhilarating coast and charming towns of Southern Africa, to the savannahs & mountain gorillas of Eastern Africa and the ancient pathways of Egypt and Morocco to luxurious beach getaways to the Indian Ocean Islands of Seychelles, Mauritius and the coast of Mozambique Anastasia's Africa team will plan your journey with an unmatched knowledge of the far corners of the continent.
When you contact us, one of the secrets of our success is that you will speak directly with Karin Jones (our Managing Director) or Anastasia Mann (our Founder) both based at our USA office in Los Angeles, California - and each has vast experience in Africa, who work together with our highly professional team.
One of them will personally design the journey with you commencing with an individualized "conversation" to hand tailor an itinerary through this magical world. After talking through your ideas and preferences we will be in a position to design a safari that will encompass the very essence of your expectations and bring the rest of team in.
Our clients are often surprised to find out that we start with a blank piece of paper and 100% of what we do is custom safaris and delight in sharing our deep passion and love for the bush personally with you rather than passing you on to reservationists.
Karin (who started in 1987) has traveled on over 50 safaris in her lifetime. She regularly travels to Africa 2-3 times each year and is recognized in the travel industry as a speaker and trainer having taught hundreds of other travel professionals on how to design and sell safaris.
Anastasia has been visiting the nations of Africa for 30 years, and while it was 'love at first sight', and with each subsequent visit has fell more in love with the African bush. She urges everyone to visit.
Upon embarking on your journey you will receive a personalized hand-made one-inch thick bound set of documents created just for your trip filled with everything about your tailored trip hand made by our operational team in the USA -- who also handles logistics such as air and payments, and be hand-held as you count down the days until your trip by Diane Burlingame, our Assistant Manager of Sales & Operations, the ultimate travel industry pro and Stephanie Levy, whose passion for Africa is infectious!
We recognize that it is more important than ever to get superb value and quality. Our direct relationships and the fact that we don’t produce thick glossy brochures full of 'cookie-cutter' trips allow us to keep our overheads at a minimum, so we don’t need to pad our pricing. Thus, we offer significant savings on an intimate, insider’s view of Africa coupled with the opportunity to have profound life-changing experiences (and bundles of fun!)
The emphasis is in partnering with the more personal and exclusive smaller safari camps and award winning environmentally harmonious lodges who work closely with the local people, offering high levels of hospitality and uniqueness as well as an overall authentic experience. We use 4x4 safari vehicles for game drives in preference to vans, highly recommend top private guides to help clients interpret the experience, as well as moving people on foot, horseback and the option of light aircraft transfers as an alternative to driving by road between the wildlife areas.
It is extremely important for us to give back to the local community and support wildlife organizations throughout all the destinations we work with, as well as offer experiences for clients to get involved and even volunteer if they wish.
We specialize in:
Adventure - Family Safaris- Romantic Safari Honeymoons - Culinary & Wine - Africa's Pristine Beaches- Archaeology- Conservation - Culture & Ethnic- - Ecology & the Environment-- Indigenous Cultures -Natural History - Photography - Wildlife & Nature
Terms and Conditions
Anastasia's Africa Terms and Conditions
From the Safari Planning meeting with our team to calls and customized planning, we spend a lot of time in a consultation conversation with you – to design, from scratch, a safari specific to you… as well as to help you understand more about how safaris work and offer expert advice based on our knowledge from 30 years in the safari biz.
At Anastasia’s Africa we believe that we provide exceptional value for the African safaris we design. We’re confident of this.
Given this, from the outset, we hope you’ll agree that if you find a safari for a better price – you allow us to match or beat it…
So, our PRICE GUARANTEE
If you find the same safari for a better price, we’ll beat it…
And you can pay by credit card with no extra fees, or pay by check or wire and save 3%.
When planning a safari, it’s important to remember that opting for the lowest price can often lead to disappointment; you might not actually get what you expected, or you could incur additional costs while travelling.
When weighing your safari options, always make sure you compare apples with apples (zebras to zebras).
By this we mean: know exactly what a safari includes and what it excludes – don’t just look at prices!
As part of our price guarantee, we can compare those apples for you. If you happen upon a quote that you think might be better than ours, bring it to us and we’ll do a side-by-side analysis of what the two include. If the competing quote manages to outdo ours –we’ll beat it, ensuring you the best safari, at the best price.
When choosing a safari consider the following;
•Itineraries may seem similar, but have a look at the places visited, time spent in each place and which activities are included each day.
•Is it private or are you joining a group?
•How much driving versus flying?
•Are the entrance fees payable locally, or are they included in the price?
•Compare the size of the lodges and the level of service delivery.
•How many meals are included?
•What about drinks? Included or not?
•Overall wildlife experience and the impression of your guides?
For us to beat the price of another African safari, the following must apply:
1. The products, standards, service, number of travelers, routings, dates/season, duration, accommodation and routing must be the same as that quoted by Anastasia’s Africa. If it is close match to ours, we will review and consider.
2. We reserve the right to decline to match an offer.
3. The competitor’s written offer has to be submitted to us
4. The price guarantee does not apply once a booking is confirmed and deposit is paid.