First time poster.
I've got a question. A friend from work would like to go on a Tanzania/East African safari. It would be her first time to Africa. What she's trying to avoid is paying exhorbitant rates to a Western agency for a safari, one of the reasons being that this money doesn't mostly end up in African hands.
Now... how feasible would it be for her to visit as a normal tourist, and then book a safari trip whilst she's there? Would this actually work out cheaper? How regulated and safe would such a trip be, and would there be a means of touching base with any such contacts before she booked her flight to check whether a trip would be available during her time there?
Many thanks in advance.