Africa is a dream destination for travellers of all types and styles. You'll find a multitude of options when it comes to luxury tours and safaris - it's good to know the difference between the three main types of vacation packages when you're planning a holiday - not only to make sure you compare apples with apples when you weigh up two quotes, but to make sure you choose the trip type that is right for you.

Tailor-made holidays are planned in conjunction with your Africa Safari Expert and will take into account your budget, preferred destinations and activities plus whether you're travelling with children, your partner, a group of friends or just on your own. Needless to say, this is the best way of getting exactly what you want from your trip.

Packaged vacations are holidays that have been pre-packaged by our experts. Flights, accommodation, local tours and transfers are all put together into tried-and-tested itineraries making them great 'off-the-shelf' options - affordable safari packages, yet often very luxurious.

Scheduled tours are itineraries to popular destinations, run by well-established operators and featuring set departure dates. On our scheduled & overland tours, you'll travel with a group of like-minded travellers together with a guide - it's usually the most affordable way to experience Africa's highlights and the perfect option for solo travellers.

For more expert advice on where to go, what to see and what to do on your African vacation, take a look at our Know Your Trip Type blog.