Africa on Safari is one of Canada’s most experienced travel agencies to the African continent. Tony Lopes, the Kenyan-born Founder and President, arrived in Toronto in 1970, and quickly realized that North Americans rarely chose Africa as a travel destination and the word “safari” was not part of the common vernacular. His personal aim was to raise the awareness of Africa as not only a travel destination, but to also educate on Africa’s historical significance, cultural diversity and conservation efforts. To this end, he and his dedicated team have worked closely over the last four decades with tourist boards, government departments and the travel industry to raise this awareness.
Through Africa On Safari clients have experienced adventures in over 25 African countries – bringing back memories to last a lifetime. “We’re the only company in the U.S. and Canada that only markets Africa,” Mr. Tony Lopes, the owner of the agency says. “We now have families return again with multi-generational family Safaris now becoming popular.”
Africa on Safari is committed to providing a ‘trip of a lifetime’. Their specialty is in designing personalized itineraries that suit ones tastes and requirements; scheduled itineraries are also available – their belief being that your journey to Africa should truly reflect your personal interests and desires.
Over the years the company has received numerous achievement awards from various African countries, including Zambia, Kenya, Senegal, and has received the prestigious American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Africa Trophy.