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“I’m honored to be named to Travel + Leisure’s A-List, especially because of the important role the brand plays in the travel media,” said Redding. “Even with all of today’s technological advances, nothing beats working with a real person with first-hand knowledge of travel to Africa and experience planning African safaris.”
Redding enjoys working with clients to help them design their dream safaris, from traditional photo safaris to active adventures which often take guests well off the beaten path. He predicts growth in several areas of safari travel, including more families (including multi-generational families with grandparents, parents and kids) going on safari, and also more safaris designed around special occasions such as birthdays, graduations and anniversaries.
“We are also seeing more demand for special interest trips such as photographers safaris that appeal to people who prefer to see the world from behind the camera, and beer safaris which appeal to hops fans,” said Redding. “We are excited to help travelers with any of their special interests.”