1. We offer you a seamless experience from planning till you arrive back home
You can rest assured that we at Follow Alice take responsibility for every aspect of your adventure with us from start to finish.
Once you've booked with us, you have access to a dedicated trip manager who can be contacted at pretty much all times via email, phone or WhatsApp. We use technology to offer you an easy and enhanced experience, from having a pre-trip group preparation call to adding you to a WhatsApp group with your travelling companions, trip manager and tour guide (whom we refer to as a local leader) where you can ask questions, share photos, and so on. We allow clients to pay for their trips via various methods, including fee-less cryptocurrency payments. Your your guide meets you at the airport (or hotel) and looks after you the entire time you're in the country, which includes driving you around where applicable, organising park permits and similar, and always ensuring you know where you need to be, at what time, with what equipment.
2. Our trips are chosen by avid travellers and our advice comes from firsthand experience
Our destination and trip insights come from our firsthand experiences, so you can be confident that our advice is always authentic and reliable!
3. Our trips connect you with other travellers and often lead to lasting friendships
One of the best experiences of my life. Follow Alice was amazing, true professionals. Met some wonderful people who are now friends.
We love how our trips bring together diverse folks from around the world who all tend to be really great people, because adventure travel usually attracts a certain sort of quality person!
4. We empower local entrepreneurs who in turn create many jobs
Just completed the Kilimanjaro trek with Follow Alice. We never realised that there was a team of 49 for our group of 12! ... I can’t express my admiration for this amazing army of workers. What I found refreshing was the treatment of the porters by Follow Alice. It was apparent from witnessing some porters from low budget companies have their porters wear poor training shoes some with their toes protruding! We never saw this with FA porters yet we still donated boots and equipment which we felt was thoroughly deserved.
5. We take your safety very seriously by preparing you properly and also knowing how to look after you
Firstly, the client needs to be empowered to train correctly, pack correctly, make any other necessary arrangements, and prepare themselves mentally. Secondly, we must take responsibility for your safety while you're on the trip, which means knowing how to prevent issues (like detecting the signs of altitude sickness early on) as well as how to respond should anything go wrong (like knowing the fastest evacuation routes from various locations).
6. We have an incredible trust record, which you can look at on Trustpilot
We were absolutely blown away with Simon, our guide in Uganda, and the Follow Alice Team. From the moment we booked, the team were communicating with us, making sure everything was planned and prepared for us. We had the most incredible week in Uganda, and were impressed with the quality of the food, accommodation and most of all our lovely guide Simon. A 10/10 experience which I’d recommend to anyone thinking about exploring the Pearl of Africa!
7. We do our best to engage in responsible tourism to protect the places we love
When you do adventure travel right, you benefit the visited place because your investment empowers local communities and protects the natural environment.
We only work with men and women who love and respect the local environment and wildlife, and who lead you on your adventure in a way that minimises everyone's environmental footprint. (Your safari driver, for instance, will never hoot at the wildlife to spark a reaction, and will even discourage you from touching plants as your lingering scent might confuse the wildlife.) We do our best to educate our clients on responsible travel practices. This starts with what to pack to be a sustainable traveller to advice on how to engage with local communities in ways that are respectful and meaningful (and so benefit everyone involved).