ASIA to Africa (A to A) Safaris has opened an office in Singapore to tap the growing demand for African safari vacations in the country as well as the region.
A to A Safaris organises safaris to 70 exclusive camping destinations in 13 Southern and East African nations, including Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Customised packages are priced from around US$1,000 per person per day, inclusive of all accommodation, meals, outings, land transport and domestic flights within Africa, but excluding airfare from Asia.
Founded by Victor Dizon and Jose Cortes in 2002 and joined by Shy Perez-Sala in 2004, A to A Safaris boasts offices in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Dizon, who is heading the Singapore office, said: “Singapore is an obvious choice for us to set up a third office. We have been servicing Singapore clients from Hong Kong, and the time has come to establish our presence in what has become a significant market for us. We are seeing interest from locals and expats from here and the surrounding region.”
Statistics from the South African tourist authorities showed that Asian visitors to Africa grew by about 30 per cent annually over the past three years.
A to A Safaris’ strong strategic partnerships with top travel operators in Southern and East Africa allow preferred access to leading safari camps, lodges and game reserves, Dizon said. “Since we don’t own these facilities, we have no vested interest and have the liberty to focus entirely on what a client wishes to experience and to plan an individually customised safari. We don’t subscribe to a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy.”