What is the benefit of using a booking agent? Why should’t I just go direct to the outfitter?
One of the values of using an agent is in variety. An outfitter is interested in selling you his hunt only. A good agent has a variety of options and the experience to know the difference and benefits of one hunt over another.
An agent is a local contact who is usually more responsive to e-mails and questions. Using an agent is free, why not see what other options are available? Just because you contact me, does not mean I expect your business. I may not always have the best option for you. But, if you don’t inquire, you will never know what other options may be available.
The pricing for a Safari seems very complicated. I am concerned about the bottom line price and any hidden fees.
Part of my job is to make sure that you’re prepared. This is one of the benefits of using an agent. This includes being informed about all cost and fees associated with the hunt. In addition to the operators published price list, I will generally provide a “bottom-line” quote associated with the hunt.