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From 1 June 2019, plastic bags, regardless of thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, sold and supplied in Tanzania. Visitors are advised to avoid carrying plastic bags or items in plastic bags in suitcases or hand luggage. ‘Ziploc bags’ used to carry toiletries will be permitted but must remain in the permanent possession of visitors and not be disposed in the country. Tanzania now joins other African countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, Mauritania, Morocco and Botswana, all of which have a total ban of plastic bags already in place.

See below the official statement and notice to travelers planning to visit Tanzania :-


To see our available tours in Tanzania, just click here.

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The Africa Safari Co has launched their 2019–2020 Egypt brochure. The 16 page program features a variety of tours ex Australia ranging from 12 – 25 Days.

Starting with our 12 Day Treasures of Egypt from $5,995 per person includes a 4 night luxurious Cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan and the added value of a trip to Abu Simbel.  The trip visits 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites and special inclusions of the Sound and Light Show at Luxor Temple, entry to Tutankhamun’s Tomb, a privately guided tour of the Egyptian Museum including a visit to the Mummies Room plus Entry into the Great Pyramids of Giza. The Tour departs daily, minimum of 2 passengers on a privately guided basis.

Our NEW Highlights of Egypt and Jordan Tour includes Cairo, The Nile plus travel along with Kings Highway in Jordan visiting the Dead Sea, the magnificent ruins of Petra and a visit to Wadi Rum. Departs Daily, minimum of 2 passengers ex Australia from $9,495 per person.

We have also combined the spectacular game parks in Kenya and Tanzania with the ancient history of Egypt on our NEW Essence of East Africa and Egypt Tour from $13,550 per person.  Or perhaps you would like to discover the hidden treasures on our Explore Egypt and Ethiopia Tour. We have combined 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this 22 Day Tour ex Australia from $13,585 per person.

From the Cape to Cairo over 25 Days ex Australia from $15,150 per person you can explore the beautiful city of Cape Town with a visit to Table Mountain and the Winelands, plus enjoy time at the mighty Victoria Falls before flying onto the Masai Mara with opportunities to see the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant), before discovering the ancient treasure of Egypt.

For our discerning clients, we are offering an Elegant Egypt Tour Exploring the Nile in Style featuring time at the luxurious Marriott Mena House overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza, before spending time at the Sofitel Winter Palace, where Agatha Christie wrote her famed 1937 Novel, Death on the Nile. Cruise down the Nile on the luxurious Oberoi Philae, before spending a night in the legendary Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel.

All our tours are completely flexible and can be tailor made to suit your requirements. The Brochure is valid through until 31 October 2020.

Click here to view the electronic itineraries of all our Egyptian tours and safaris.

You can download an electronic (pdf) copy of the 16 page, 2019-20 Egypt brochure right here, right now !!

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Senior Safari Consultant

From an early age, I knew Travel was my passion. I began my career in the Travel Industry at 19yrs of age, working at Sydney International Airport for a ground handling company. Two years later, I moved to London on a working holiday visa and enjoyed backpacking around Europe.

After a few months back in Sydney, life or fate pointed me in another direction and I found myself living in South Africa for 12 months, and it is here that I experienced a dream come true, my first ever safari. I instantly fell in love with the bush, the wildlife, the people and the magical city of Cape Town.

I returned to Sydney and worked for an African Wholesaler where I had the pleasure of visiting Kenya and Tanzania before accepting another dream job in Dubai, working for Emirates and travelling the world some more.

Africa was my calling though, so I moved home to join The Africa Safari Co Team in 2013, and I haven’t looked back! I have been fortunate enough to visit Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Rwanda while working for TASCO, and I am truly grateful for every opportunity to visit this beautiful continent. My favourite part of this job is sharing my passion and love for this continent, by designing the ultimate African itinerary for each of my guests.

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to.” – Richard Mullin

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Built on a plateau overlooking the Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is just 4km from the majestic Victoria Falls and offers a unique wildlife experience.

We’re proud to have been voted Best Safari Lodge / Resort Hotel in Zimbabwe for 20 consecutive years and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful destination. Our staff are warm and personable, and will ensure your holiday is hassle-free.

Built of thatch and timber, the lodge rises several levels, giving the impression of a vast open-plan tree house. Our rooms all have private balconies, most of which overlook a central waterhole, offering the opportunity to observe herds of buffalo, elephant and kudu, as the sun goes down, and hyenas later in the evening.

Victoria Falls Safari Club

With a focus on exclusivity, this lavish facility provides unforgettable experiences on the doorstep of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The 20-room Victoria Falls Safari Club has a central guest area featuring a lounge, dining area and bar, as well as a viewing deck which overlooks the game corridor to the Zambezi River and a wildlife-rich waterhole.

Safari Club guests enjoy a complimentary minibar, afternoon teas, cocktails and canapés, head and shoulder massages and edutainment presentations.

Located within the magnificent grounds of the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Safari Club guests may access its facilities, including the famous Buffalo Bar and the deluxe MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant, which both have spectacular views.

Rooms – Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Lodge Standard Rooms

Our 24 Lodge Standard Rooms (double or twin) boast soft, earthy colours and each has an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower. Westward facing balconies overlooking the Zambezi National Park promise unforgettable sunset views over the African bush.

Lodge Waterhole Facing Rooms

Our 42 Waterhole Facing Rooms offer the same facilities as our Lodge Standard Rooms, and in addition they have direct views over the lodge’s onsite waterhole, allowing guests the opportunity to watch wildlife from the privacy of their balcony.
Note: One twin room in this category is suitable for guests in a wheelchair. It inter-leads into a double room.

Lodge Waterhole Facing Suites

The six duplex Lodge Waterhole Facing Suites have a downstairs lounge opening out onto a private balcony. An open staircase leads up to the bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a luxury bath and separate shower.

All Safari Lodge Rooms feature:

  • Air conditioning and a ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • En-Suite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Customised toiletries including insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Extra length beds with mosquito nets
  • Digital safe
  • International multi sockets
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Private balcony
Rooms – Victoria Falls Safari Club Club Rooms

Our Club Rooms, each with two three-quarter beds that may be converted to a king-size, have sliding glass doors and gauze screens which open out onto a private balcony. The bathrooms feature a large luxury bath and separate walk-in rainfall shower, bathrobes, slippers.

Club Suites

Our Club Suites offer the same facilities as our Club Rooms, and also have a lounge which adds to the feeling of abundant space and comfort.

All Safari Club Rooms feature:

  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary minibar
  • Beverage station with a Nespresso machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mosquito Nets
  • A digital safe (large enough to hold laptops)
  • An extensive range of customised toiletries, including insect repellent and sunscreen
  • International multi sockets and in-room docking station
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE
  • 24-hour reception
  • Tours and Activities desk
  • Courtesy hourly shuttle bus service to the town centre, craft markets and the Victoria Falls Rain forest
  • Souvenir shop
  • TV lounge with international channels
  • Internet lounge
  • Guest lounge in the apex of the central building
  • Swimming pool area with sun deck and loungers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Private shower facilities for guests arriving early and checking out late
  • Babysitting service available (advance notice required)
  • Visa, American Express and MasterCard accepted
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

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Now is the time to book … with FANTASTIC Package deals to Africa.

Hot off the press is our NEW 2019 Package Deals brochure, filled with safari ideas starting from as little as $4,595 per person, and including return airfares from Australia, taxes and a 16 day tour throughout South Africa.

Click here to download and view the electronic (pdf) version.

The safaris are valid for travel throughout all of 2019 … so don’t delay, give us or your local travel agent a call today.

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Senior Consultant

I had the pleasure of being a tour leader for 2 years, on a big overland truck, through 10 different countries in Africa. I have been back a few times since and can’t wait to go back! I have travelled to a lot of places in the world but nothing can compare to Africa!

Countries/Continents I have been to include Kenya, Uganda, D.R.C, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali, UK, Europe, USA, South America and South East Asia

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Business Development Manager Victoria, SA, WA, NT, Tas & NZ

I have spent my working career in the Travel Industry with a speciality in destination tourism. I was employed at Rail Plus in 1993 which dealt with worldwide rail travel, which then blossomed into working for Great Southern Rail, operators of The Ghan and Indian Pacific Trains in sales and operations. I have had fond memories of the Ghan since I was a child so comes as no surprise that this was a career highlight, especially to work on board the first Ghan services to Darwin. In 2006 I progressed to on-road sales with Kirra Tours, a New Zealand wholesaler, which gave me absolute pleasure to visit over 40 times in 6 years. After the Christchurch Earthquake, tourism suffered which resulted in my move to The Africa Safari Co in 2012, and I have now developed a very passionate dedication for promotions of Southern & East Africa. I am very privileged to have visited Africa 15 times, and have it in my blood. I love the thrill of safari, the fact that is unpredictable, and creating “Bush Theatre” at its finest. I also quite handy with the camera and the pen, so am known to take a photo. I published my first book “My Desert Backyard” in 2013 based on my travel experiences both work and personal within the Australian Outback.

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