Africa Odyssey (www.africaodyssey.com / 020 7471 8780) is the culmination of decades of travel knowledge and safari experience. The company began as Tanzania Odyssey in the mid-1990s, specialising wholly in Tanzania itineraries. Today, Africa Odyssey unites specialist interests and knowledge of Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya and Mozambique as well as extensions to the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles.
The website, launched in May 2011, lists and ranks every worthwhile lodge along with the team’s personal videos and slideshows. To get an idea of what the lodges in Africa are really like, check www.africaodyssey.com. Customers can also meet the team, discover their latest favourite places to visit and read recent testimonials from previous clients.
Africa Odyssey’s strength is their knowledge, with one of their consultants writing guide books on the continent and MD, Marc Harris, a director of the African Travel and Tourism Association and a judge of the Good Safari Guide.
Marc states “we pride ourselves on 'same day' email replies, and due to our US database we stay open late and are available throughout weekends, 365 days a year. Due to our long standing relationships in Africa our rates are as good as they get – for this reason we have a price match guarantee.
We are an ATOL bonded tour operator (ATOL 5397), which means that your holiday is protected. As well as being ATOL bonded, we provide our clients with a comprehensive service of care and enjoy the benefits of an invincible support network of ground contacts.”