America To Africa Safari (A2A Safari) is a USA premier operator of luxury, deluxe, personalized small group, couples, and family travel programs to East Africa. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and offices in Arusha and Moshi Tanzania, Making these extraordinary tours possible are the handpicked experts of our ground operation who are on call around the clock.
Chief among them are our Resident Tour Directors and local guides. The Resident Tour Director leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A2A Safari local guides contributing along the way.
With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history as well, A2A Tours reveals your destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other travel company.
THE FINEST REMOTE ACCOMMODATIONS
Most companies choose large, centrally located hotels and lodges that are often overrun with hordes of tourists. We, on the other hand, recognize that superb nature adventures require the quiet and seclusion of remotely located camps and lodges.
Yes, these strategically placed accommodations often cost a bit more, and getting there can be a little more involved (though often more fun!). But such lodgings, where luxury is defined as much by proximity to wildlife as by superlative comfort and amenities, are a key part of our mission to offer the world’s greatest nature adventures.
THE PREMIER NATIONAL PARKS OF AFRICA
OUR GROUND OPERATION LOCATIONS
On the east coast of Africa has an abundance of environments to explore and wildlife to encounter: from flamingos in Lake Manyara, to big tuckers in the Ngorongoro Crater and the great migration in the Serengeti. Tanzania is home to the highest mountain on the continent: Mount Kilimanjaro and some of the most celebrated beaches and pristine coral reefs in Africa across Zanzibar.
On the east coast of Africa, is the original home and iconic heartland of ‘safari’. Spend time encountering huge herds of wildebeest and the “big five” in the Maasai Mara in southern Kenya, the natural wonder of the Great Rift Valley with flamingo-covered lakes, the dramatic landscapes and fascinating culture of Laikipia and Samburu, Amboseli and the beauty of the tropical coastline.
Situated on the equator and is known for varied habitats: flat Savannah plains, lush verdant rain forest, great lakes and tall western mountains. The critically endangered and highly protected mountain gorillas inhabit the dense forests of Mgahinga and Bwindi. The National Parks: Lake Mburo and Murchison Falls offer visitors a safari experience in interesting and dramatic landscapes.
- OUR ITINERARIES
- FLIGHT & VEHICLE
- GUARANTEE DEPARTURE
- PRIVATE RESERVE
- GROUP SIZES
- MORE WILDLIFE
- CANCELLATION POLICY
UNIQUE ITINERARIES YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE
We build our itinerary around places where wildlife viewing is superb at the time of year we are visiting. Unlike many companies that operate the same standard itinerary year-round, we tailor ours around seasonal events that determine the best wildlife presence and numbers.
We only focus on East Africa and with our presence on the ground, planning constantly, guide training, and years of experience scouring the East Africa for the world’s most captivating nature destinations, we possess resources and insight not available to other tour companies. Look at our itineraries and you’ll see that they include access to private wildlife reserves, remote corners of national parks (away from tourist crowds), and distinctive lodges and camps situated where wildlife viewing is best.
WE USE INTERNAL FLIGHTS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME ON SITE
Our guests travel to the world’s farthest reaches to spend as much time as possible in nature and with wildlife, not to bump along dusty roads on endless long transit days. We maximize your time with wildlife instead. So, where practicable, we arrange flights between remote locations, often in chartered aircraft to ensure the most convenient scheduling. However, we do include drives when you would otherwise miss spectacular scenery—our operations staff works diligently to craft the optimal mix of transportation modes.
COUNT ON A WINDOW SEAT & PLENTY OF SPACE IN OUR SAFARI VEHICLES
On our safari, every guest has a window seat for unimpeded views and photography. We limit the number of guests in each safari vehicle to maximize comfort. In contrast, many other companies use crowded mini buses, which aren’t nearly as mobile or advantageous when it comes to getting you close to the wildlife.
OUR PROMISE NEVER TO CANCEL A TRIP DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Our customers have made it very clear to us that guaranteed departures are very important. As a result of this feedback we have gone through all our group tour schedules and nominated a handful of departures as guaranteed departures. We are pleased to be able to give you more confidence to book your adventure holiday with us.
Most of our safari tours are guaranteed departures with just two guests. Our guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.
PRIVATE GAME RESERVE WITH WOLD-CLASS LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
Most safaris stay strictly within the main areas of popular national parks and reserves. In contrast, we choose remote small safari camps on private conservancies within the Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, away from big lodges and roads filled with vehicles.
From these adjacent reserves we have easy access to more removed sectors of the parks while also enjoying special privileges not offered inside the parks, such as guided safari walks, off-road driving and night drives in search of nocturnal wildlife. Our safari also includes other private conservancies in less-visited regions, with similar special opportunities.
SMALL GROUPS MEAN BETTER WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS
We travel with a maximum of approximately 24 guests. Many East African safaris take groups of 25 or more, wedged into uncomfortable mini buses. Small groups mean we get closer to the herds, have better photo opportunities, and our experience is enriched by more personalized interpretation from our Expedition Leaders as we watch the wildlife action side by side.
We know meaningful nature encounters must take place in small groups. That’s why our trips average just nine travelers, by far the smallest groups in the business. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife encounters, but a lower-impact presence on the planet’s fragile natural places we love.
SEE MORE WILDLIFE WHILE STAYING CLOSEST TO THE HERD
All our accommodation, like at the Ngorongoro Crater, we stay at an intimate small camp on the crater rim at an exclusive location inside both park gates and closer to the crater floor than most other accommodations in the area.
This proximity allows exclusive access to wildlife viewing in the crater early in the day, before others arrive from farther away. And, by late afternoon the big cats start to perk up for nighttime hunts, giving us a chance to see a bit of action after most safari vehicles have started their ascent out of the crater in order to make it through both gates by dusk.
FAVORABLE CANCELLATION POLICY
Traveling can be a hassle even when things go according to plan. When things do go wrong or unexpected situation such as family, illness e.c.t, however, a dream trip can transform into a nightmare.
In the heart of the African wilderness accommodation
LUXURY TENTED CAMPS
A2A SAFARI MORE QUALITY INCLUSIONS
None of our competitors offers this….We have offices in Arusha and Moshi and our ground operation resources allow us to access and utilize local talent in the entire East Africa. We work with major Executive Travel Security companies in USA. They provide expert security and risk assessment services for senior executives and other corporate or organizational VIPs. Our executive protection service is based on tried and tested sophisticated practices currently used to protect senior officials worldwide, using personnel skilled in providing these services. This service is ONLY available on Executive Plus Private Reserve Safari Packages
We are prepared for all occurrences, whether these are concerned with your personal health and comfort, logistics, or acts of God, such as climatic events.
When embarking on a safari adventure, there are several people who will add to your experience in a big way. One of these is the humble African safari guide. Like anything in life, you get people who are better at what they do than others. That said, A2A Safari guides are the best. All our guides have trained for the attained and licensed by the local government. Our Tour Directors are knowledgeable about the African culture. Environment and Customs. Our professional and experienced guides take care of the myriad of trip details, making sure everything runs smoothly. Our guides can speak fluent English, a few of them speak additional languages (German, Spanish, French and Japanese) they all are versed in the priority is always safety, maintain health, security and hygiene before doing anything else.
Immerse yourself in luxury and enjoy exclusive insider experiences as you go to Safari with A2A Safari. On these handcrafted tours, sample the best of some of Africa’s most fascinating wilderness, while staying at luxurious lodges, mobile tents/camps, and elegant plantations.
America To Africa Safari takes safety serious. In every area of travels, your safety is our prime concern. We take our precautions in advance to ensure that you are not exposed to jeopardy or inconvenience. This is why we’ve doubled our 2018/2019 investment in the ground operation starting with food safety and quality, privacy, staff competence, management enthusiasm and guiding expertise, as well as annually review of our safaris and trips.