Expert Trip Leadership, Every Step of the Way
A Vantage Adventure Leader will accompany your group from start to finish of your African safari journey — leading sightseeing tours, sharing insights, and generally connecting you to the wonders of your destination. You can count on your Adventure Leader to smooth the way, take care of the details, and turn your safari into a truly memorable experience. If you have chosen to add an optional extension, you will also enjoy the services of a regional expert, who can help you plan your exploration.
Your Adventure Leaders
Leon grew up in the 60s in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and spent long afternoons running around barefoot on the small subsistence farm that was part of a mission station established by his great-great grandfather in the 1870s. This outdoor exposure fostered a love of nature that’s at the core of Leon’s tourism career. He loves leading travelers into the bush, as well as bringing them to Namibia — “big sky country with its desert lions and elephants”. He also loves Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania, “for their vistas and sheer number of animals.” Leon draws joy from travelers experiencing Africa’s beauty and people. “The African people are the warmest, kindest people on the planet,” he says. “I’m blessed to have been born African.”
“Even though I was born in Germany, my heart lies in Africa,” says Anne, who moved to South Africa 26 years ago. The African bush, culture, and people still amaze her every day. After visiting more than 50 countries, Anne proudly declares that, “South Africa is definitely my home.” Anne loves traversing the African bush, observing animals in their natural habitat, and she has a passion for wildlife photography. Her favorite African destinations include Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls, although Table Mountain is also a can’t-miss highlight for her.
NEW! ENHANCED COMPLIMENTARY WORLDWIDE CONCIERGE SERVICE
If you have a special request or personal interest you’d like to pursue during your journey, your Vantage Concierge is here to help. Even better, this new and complimentary service is available to all travelers — no matter what cabin category or flight class you’ve reserved (making us the best among other deluxe travel companies!).
Whether you want to plan an anniversary party, track down a bit of your family’s heritage in China, secure restaurant reservations in Paris, or organize an intimate pub crawl for your multigenerational group of family and friends in Ireland, our Concierge service can make your travel dreams come true.
Plus, Concierge service is available before or during your journey. Simply log in to MyPortfolio, submit a pre-trip request to Concierge@vantagetravel.com, or call 1-888-982-6824 and you'll have your answer from our Concierge within two business days. Travelers on our European river ships can also stop by the Concierge Desk (located in your ship’s lobby) to make a request during your journey;
Regional Experts enrich your discoveries
No one knows a destination better than an insider. If you add an optional extension to your journey, you’ll enjoy the services of experienced, English-speaking regional experts. Their deep command of regional history will certainly enrich your viewing of important attractions. But our “insiders” go a step beyond, sharing insights on behind-the-scenes aspects of local culture that ordinary tours usually overlook. How do families in this area get by? What are some of the local legends? What do the decorations on a particular house mean? Your regional expert is eager to bring it all alive for you.