As we stay home, doing our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19, many of us are dreaming about the day when we will be able to travel again. What’s most frustrating, especially for those of us working in the travel industry, is that we don’t know when that day will arrive.
However, given the long lead times involved with tour planning, tour operators cannot wait for that “green light” to begin making plans. That’s why TravelMaven still has two tours on offer this winter to South Africa. At this point, we do not know when overseas travel will be possible, but whenever that day arrives, we need to be ready.
Our first offering is a 10 day Kruger Safari for families during the March Break. The second offers the best of South Africa, with a week on safari in Kruger National Park and a week in Cape Town. Both tours depart Toronto on Friday March 12, 2021.
Finally, here’s some good news. Our new refundable deposit and 45 days before departure final payment date mean you can book either tour now without incurring any financial risk until January 26, 2021. So, if you want to spend the next couple of months dreaming about the warm African sun, maybe this is the ticket for you!
Barry Devolin - November 20, 2020
We believe that very small groups of 6-12 travellers offer the "sweet spot" for travel: big enough to have others to share experiences, but small enough to get personal service and not waste time waiting around for others.
TravelMaven's combination of flexibility, free time and optional meals makes our small group tours perfect for solo travellers. We keep our Single Room Charge as low as possible, and are also happy to help find roommates.
We believe the best way to see Great Cities is on foot. That's why we typically leave the hotel about 9 am with walking shoes and daypacks, ready to explore the streets & sights and immerse ourselves in our destination.
One big advantage of very small groups is we can be flexible and open to spontaneous ideas and opportunities. We are also happy to help find & organize special attractions & activities for guests during their free time.
Packing and unpacking, and moving from hotel to hotel takes time and energy. Nobody likes to be told "bags outside your door at 7 am". That's why we carefully select central hubs and stay longer in as few hotels as possible.
TravelMaven’s offerings fall into the middle of the price range for group tours, but offer extraordinary value due to their maximum size of 12 travellers, personalized service and convenient central hotel locations.
"(Kruger) was an amazing trip. I’d highly recommend this to anyone who has a African safari on their bucket list but thought it might be outside their comfort zone or budget. I’ve got to hand it to Barry, he has put together an awesome itinerary for a price that is affordable. The week in Cape Town was a surprising bonus to this trip of a lifetime."
"TravelMaven planned a 10 day trip for my assistant to Prague last spring. Barry was great to work with, and I couldn't believe how easy the process was. Best part: he definitely saved us more than his fees."
"Barry recently planned a multi-stop 7 week trip for us to Europe and Southeast Asia in 2019. He looked after many of the flights and hotels, made lots of suggestions, and we will look after the rest ourselves."