Destined To Travel
My fellow travelers,
As owner of Destined To Travel, I’d like to introduce myself and my company and tell you a little about me and my business.
I’m known in the business as Safari Kay, (Kay Trotman) mainly because the bulk of my business is derived from escorting groups to the finest safari destinations in Africa. Several times per year, I can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and other safari destinations. For the past few years, travel to Africa has been the main focus of my business. There is no way to explain to you why this is, I just have to say to you that, once you go, you will know what I mean.
I am not a big company, but your experience will be hugely unforgettable and memorable. Feel free to go to the testimonial page for comments from those who have traveled with Destined To Travel.
Since 1998 when I made my very first trip to Africa (Kenya), I knew I’d be returning, I just wasn’t sure when. My next trip didn’t come until 2003 when I traveled to Botswana and then late in 2005 when I made my first trip to Tanzania. Since those trips, I knew I had found my calling. Africa is definitely more than a vacation, it is an education; an experience, an adventure, but most of all, it is a lesson in life that we all can put to good use.
From that last trip in December 2005, 2006 started my journeys to Africa. Since that time I have escorted several groups each year to Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. In that short time I’ve both booked and escorted many groups throughout the year. I’ve made my SILVER anniversary now, with over 25 trips throughout Africa, and if you count the safaris individually, it goes way beyond that. All I’m looking to do now is to escort you and/or your group, because I know, even after just one trip, you will see how amazing this destination can be, and soon you too will love Africa and be known to many affectionately, as I am: an African Aficionado, an Africanphile, Africa fanatic, or Afridisiac.I am not from Africa, though by now it has become my second home because I feel very welcomed and very at home in every country I have visited and have many friends in Tanzania and Kenya, where I seem to return time and time again. Many of my travelers are repeat, they have found the same joy, the same excitement and the same motivation that has kept me going back again and again. I believe that you too will feel the same, after your first visit.
Why should you use a travel agent? Why not just go shopping on the internet. There are many reasons I can cite to you, why you should use a travel agent. If you’ve seen any of my previous newsletters, you will know that ‘internet specials’ are not always ‘specials’ and some of the accommodations leave a lot to be desired. Using a travel agent, such as myself, who has been there, done that, experienced it, and does so on a regular basis is a great benefit to you. The worry falls in my lap, not yours, the trip is hassle-free, just follow my tips, pack your bags, and leave the rest to me. International travel and travel to Africa can sometimes be very daunting – but you will feel quite at ease upon arrival in Africa when traveling with Destined To Travel.
My ‘tours’ are quite personalized, customized with you, the traveler in mind. I can do this because my groups are exclusive. I am the one who arranges the excursions, the accommodations, and everything in between. For you, that means some flexibility in what you do or the time you do it in. Compare this with a larger group with a dedicated itinerary and schedule, where there is no flexibility because the tour components are pre-scheduled, pre-designated and from which, it would be difficult to deviate.
Destined To Travel will generally, time and routing permitted, allow time for visiting a local community, orphanage, school and/or village. Under its Operation Backpack, it allows the traveler, at their discretion to bring a backpack filled with school, household, and community supplies that can readily be put to good use to these organizations. Time is allowed to physically take and present to them and converse about their lifestyles and their ambitions. This often bonds travelers with the locals in more ways that one might think.This has been a highlight of many of my tours and it will certainly be part of yours as well. Our rangers, guides and spotters/trackers are keenly aware of the needs of all of Destined To Travel’s groups, and like others, you will be spoiled and pampered beyond compare in the bush.
In short, travel to Africa can be and usually is, life-changing.