Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Craig Beal

Craig Beal


Whether they’re after a traditional Big Five safari in Botswana or a trek to see gorillas in Uganda, clients count on Beal for his connections at the top lodges — and his ability to pair them with the best guides. Thanks to his decades of experience, Beal knows the intricacies of Africa travel, including complex flight networks, getting to remote destinations, and finding that one, particular camp or lodge that has superlative wildlife viewing. (He's a fan of those operated by andBeyond, Great Plains Conservation, and Wilderness Safaris, among others.) His travels around the continent have also revealed new experiences that he frequently shares with clients. "Uganda is emerging as a great alternative for primate treks, and at a less expensive price point than sought-after Rwanda," Beal says, by way of example. "While this is drawing additional investment in tourism and infrastructure, there is so much more to Uganda than primate treks! I am on a personal mission to send more clients to Uganda in this year."

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $1,200 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: None

Contact Info| 952-475-9975| Wayzata, Minnesota