How to Boost Self-Drive Sales

/
/
How to Boost Self-Drive Sales

There has been a growing trend in travel for travellers to do it alone and opt out of group tours for what they consider a more authentic experience. Of course, this is not for everyone, especially in a destination as challenging as Africa. But done properly, the rewards can be immeasurable. So apart from our small guided groups, and tailor-made travel, we also provide self-drive itineraries with accommodation and rental assistance provided by our specialists. We are always ready to provide our agents with assistance on what type of holiday is the best fit for their clients, here are some ways to boost self-drive sales…

Firstly it’s important to ascertain whether a self-drive tip is a good fit for your client. If you know your clients and their interests you can confidently recommend self-drive to them. It may also be the case that you are quite certain they are not ideal self-drive candidates, in that case it may be best to gently urge them to try a private-guided journey instead.

Self-drive
Self-drive

Self-drive Safaris are Ideal for:

  • Returning visitors who are familiar with the destination and want to explore more of it.
  • Independent or self-sufficient travellers who don’t like relying on a driver.
  • Travellers with very specific destinations and highlights they want to see, in some cases they may even have an exact route planned but only need assistance with booking accommodation and car rental.
  • Travellers looking for off the beaten track destinations, interested in venturing where few have gone before.
  • People who want to travel at their own pace.
  • Impulsive travellers who like to change their plans on a whim.

Not ideal for:

  • Travellers who consider relaxing the most important part of their holiday (who would prefer to be driven instead of doing any driving)
  • People who struggle with maps/directions and perhaps even modern technology such as smart phones
  • Travellers who really don’t enjoy any aspect of planning, while our consultants can take care of practically everything there is some level of personal planning required
  • People who don’t like surprises or aren’t adaptable (anything can happen on the open road)
  • People who are uncomfortable driving with gears / stick shift (unless they don’t mind paying more for hiring an automatic car)

How we make Self-Drive successful

We ensure that our guests are very well prepared by advising/ensuring that:

Travellers get an International Driver’s License before their trip. Guests download maps onto their phone or tablet for offline access (especially for areas with no cell service). Guests purchase a Simcard with data and airtime loaded in their destination country. Creating detailed itineraries with extensive driving instructions, GPS coordinates, travel times, and distances between destinations. Adding that extra touch – such as recommending special roadside attractions or off the beaten track sights that are worth small detours. Keeping clients’ needs and desires top of mind when crafting the itinerary.

We are committed to helping you in the process of planning the perfect African safari. We will customize every part of the trip to meet your requirements, including accommodation, activities, and transportation arrangements. Happy driving in Zimbabwe.

Build Your Trip

With the power to specify your travel dates, the number of travelers in your party, and your preferred destinations, we’ve made it incredibly convenient for our travel consultants to curate the perfect expedition for you.

Greater Kruger Walking Trek

SANParks Hotels for Kruger

SANParks has released a statement stating that there is no proof that hotels cause environmental degradation. This is in response to reports that have said that the two hotels planned for the Kruger National Park (KNP) will bring the end to the character of national

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

Best Time to Travel to Zimbabwe

Dry Season in Zimbabwe May to September The best time to travel to Zimbabwe on a safari vacation is during the dry season, between May and September. The temperatures are mild and pleasant with the sky clear and blue, and there are also fewer mosquitos,

Madagascar-Cities

Madagascar Cities

Madagascar, an island off Africa’s southeastern coast, is a place of incredible diversity. Its cities showcase different sides of this amazing country. Each city has its own unique charm, from Antananarivo’s lively streets to Antsirabe’s relaxing springs and colorful rickshaws, each city has its own

Conservation - Anti-Poaching Unit

Conservation Conversations with Travellers

Holidays are usually a longed-for escape from our daily stress and struggles. It’s where we allow ourselves the opportunity to indulge in the finer things of life, leaving problems far behind. But more and more, travellers are willing to learn more about the “behind the

Need Help?

Get in touch with our experienced consultants, dedicated to curating your ideal African safari. Let us guide you towards the perfect destination, ensuring your trip is nothing short of extraordinary.

JENMAN African Safaris

Stay Connected