posted on January 17, 2012 17:27
OK, it’s been awhile since I’ve graced this medium, and a lot of you are asking, is Savvy Navigator still in business? Well, the answer is an emphatic yes, and here’s what’s up with the best gay tour company out there...
In June of 2010, Savvy Jeff and some South African partners took over control of African Safari Consultants (ASC) and the www.africansafaris.com website — an established safari-focused tour operator based here in the USA. Savvy’s partners happen to be the principals of Southern Destinations, the Savvy Navigator tour organizer for the South Africa trips. From the minute we closed on the ASC deal, our world was turned upside down. The volume was massive and we became a multi-million dollar tour operator almost overnight. ASC offers customized safari tours in both Southern Africa, as well as East Africa, selling directly to the consumer. We pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service in organizing and planning amazing itineraries to the bush and our prices can’t be beat. While the head office is in NYC (TriBeCa), most of our operations are in Cape Town (where Jeff is lucky enough to make a quarterly visit) where we have a team of about 15 folks.
So what’s this mean for Savvy? Savvy is now the gay travel subsidiary of ASC and our focus is on gay-friendly wildlife adventures (along with some fun urban escapades in places like Cape Town) all over Africa. We’re not doing any more group trips, as we’ve found that most of our clients want a customized, private African experience. But we can send you — whether a single traveler, couple, or small group of friends — on an amazing, authentic journey to a fabulous continent. And you’ll travel with the peace-of-mind that all of the camps, lodges, and hotels we send you to, are personally vetted by us as friendly to the gay and lesbian traveler.
Give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you and share what we know best, fabulous Africa!