Based in Philadelphia, Premier Tours is a wholesale tour operator and air consolidator specializing in travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company has been in business for 36 years and is owned by Julian Harrison who was born and raised in Africa, and apart from being a guide, he co-hosted a weekly radio show on tourism and conservation. He is also the author of a book entitled, African Safari” published by Fodor’s which provides various insight into taking a safari, such as where to go, when to go, how to prepare, and what to expect while on safari.
Premier Tours employees all travel to Africa on a regular basis, and therefore possess a thorough knowledge of the destination in terms of geography and tourism products which enables them to offer sound advice about the logistics of a trip, as well as to suggest which specific safari locations to visit at different times of the year to maximize game viewing as a result of certain influences such as rain, drought, types of vegetation and migratory patterns etc. In addition, the company has a host of personal contacts on the continent to maintain a constant knowledge of what is happening on the ground with regard to not only tourism related developments, but also day to day issues such as crime, politics etc.
Premier Tours has been recognized in both Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler Magazines as an African Travel Specialist for over 12 years.