FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Africa

What is your average trip length?

Our most popular itineraries are 12 days, but we offer itineraries as short as 5 days and as long as 30 days.

How far in advance should I book my safari?

Six to 18 months prior to departure is highly recommended. However, if we have availability, we can get you ready for a trip in as little as 30 days. Keep in mind that our trips typically sell out months before departure.

Where do I find pricing?
Current pricing and payment details are available by contacting us.
How do I make the most of my time in East Africa?

What is the Hot Air Balloon experience?
Do I need to carry bug spray or treat my clothes?

“Personally, in a place like Charleston, SC or Savannah, GA, I’m constantly fighting the mosquitos with a DEET-based insect repellent! They love me!! In contrast, in E. Africa I rarely feel the need to use bug spray. That said, for sun and insect protection, I do wear long sleeves, long pants, closed toed shoes, and mid-calf socks, and with this set up I never feel the need to reach for the insect repellent (I do carry it just in case). Also, I do not personally treat my clothes with any repellant.  For those determined to wear short sleeves and shorts, I’d highly advise applying bug spray as a precaution.” –– Benjamin Walls

Who is responsible for my interntional travel?

What are your suggestions for booking international flights?
Do you have any luggage recommendations?

How will I know what to pack for Safari?

Upon booking, our full-time Concierge Team will step you through everything you need to prepare for your trip. From visas to vaccines to packing — we’ve got you covered!

What's the best way to get help in a busy airport?

What are airports like in East Africa?

How many people will be on the trip?

We cap our group trips at 18 people, which allows us to provide each person with exceptional service. Private trips are also available.

Will a Program Director be on my trip?

Gorilla Trekking Fitness
What shoes do I wear for Gorilla Trekking?
We recommend lightweight high ankle backpacking boots – nothing you would use in the Swiss Alps but probably a bit more supportive than trail running shoes. 
 
You will want ankle support/protection because you are not always on a “trail” so the terrain can be uneven at times (rocks/roots/bamboo).
Kilimanjaro Climb Fitness

Safari Fitness

Every Journey Begins with the First Step

You deserve more than a website! A five minute call with our travel pros will allow us to provide the most relevant itineraries, extensions, and pricing to suit your needs.
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Benjamin Walls

Founder

"The goal with WALLSabout is not a great vacation, the goal is a life changing experience."

Benjamin Walls is an internationally recognized artist, founder of four successful startups, and an ardent conservationist. His dedication to connect people to the natural world has also led to the founding of WALLSabout Luxury Travel. “I believe there’s nothing more inspiring than our last great wild places — my mission is to reconnect people to those places in dynamic fashion. I do that with my artwork in my galleries, but WALLSabout™ is unique because it allows me to curate a three dimensional experience. The goal with WALLSabout is not a great vacation, the goal is a life changing experience."

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Kate

Operations Manager | Concierge Team

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Emma

Travel Admin | Concierge Team

Benjamin's hand-picked guides. They aren't just good - they're the best.

WALLSabout™ Journeys are carefully crafted luxury travel itineraries that are hosted by hand-picked local guides. Each trip is scouted and curated by our founder, Benjamin Walls to provide an ideal in-depth experience of various destinations and includes exceptional accommodations, custom sightseeing tours, private transportation, and friendly personal service before and during the trip.

Our extraordinary guides play a key role in making this the trip of lifetime, and have worked extensively with Benjamin Walls and WALLSabout to make it so!

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Cassidy

Assistant Manager

[email protected]
828-552-4695‬

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Rebecca

Assistant Manager

[email protected]
828-554-8482

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Lela

WALLS Consultant

[email protected]
276-285-5256

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Ayden

WALLS Consultant

[email protected]
828-558-0306

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Shawna

WALLS Consultant

[email protected]
828-552-4649

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Nicole

WALLS Consultant

[email protected]
828-283-0124

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Catherine

WALLS Consultant

[email protected]
828-552-4696

WALLSabout Journeys™ are carefully crafted luxury travel itineraries that are hosted by hand-picked local guides. Each trip is scouted and curated by our founder, Benjamin Walls to provide an ideal in-depth experience of various destinations and includes extraordinary accommodations, custom sightseeing tours, private transportation, most (if not all) meals, domestic airfare, and friendly personal service before and during the trip.

“I utilize the tenacity I have developed as an artist to curate our WALLSabout™ itineraries. I omit countless ‘good’ experiences so I can offer an itinerary that is truly special. For me, it’s about not settling for less than exceptional.” 

— Benjamin Walls, Founder of WALLSabout™ Travel

Every Journey Begins With the First Step

Schedule a call with a travel professional to see if WALLSaboutTM is a good fit for you. We’re confident that a 15 minute phone call will yield more useful information than you’ll find online. If we aren’t the best fit, we’ll even suggest an alternative travel company.

For immediate service & pricing, call 877.989.2557.

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