Dawn on an African savannah and the impala are cautious. Ears swivelling, the wide-eyed antelopes move closer together, staring at the tree line where shadowy figures lurk. The reason for their distress is suddenly clear. Streaking out from the trees come Africa’s most efficient predators, putting the impala into instant flight.
We love private conservancies for the advantages they offer to guests and the positive impact they have on conservation and the upliftment of rural communities... but the main reason we recommend private conservancies to our clients is for the exceptional game viewing advantages they offer, which are not available in national parks:
Every single safari that Go2Africa books and pays for on behalf of our clients is covered by our Supplier Default Insurance. We’ve invested in this cover to protect our clients from an unexpected cancellation that affects their vacation – specifically a cancellation resulting from a supplier becoming insolvent. This insurance is useful because suppliers provide the essential services that make up a safari itinerary: accommodation, transport and activities. An unexpected disruption in one of these services impacts the whole vacation - our insurance is there to protect our clients from financial loss in the event of a supplier becoming insolvent.
It’s just after dawn, a time rarely seen on traditional beach holidays. Yet a group of guests has already gathered in front of the Rocktail Beach Dive Centre. I wander up - weight belt in one hand, cup of coffee in the other - and listen to the excited chatter about what lies ahead (or rather below): “There have been fantastic whale shark sightings recently!”; “Massive mantas circled us yesterday!”; “I hear the coral is incredible!”