Into the wild
No two safaris are ever the same, but to ensure that the trip is as memorable and exhilarating as it should be, you need an expert. There are so many elements to consider when planning a safari – from the time of year you travel to the camps and lodges you visit, the guide who accompanies you and the activities you wish to experience.
With our Africa Destination Experts’ 60 years’ worth of combined experience living, working and planning extraordinary holidays in Africa, we can arrange a safari that is exactly right for you. Every day the Africa team are talking to people on the ground and guests just back from a trip, and it’s no stretch to say that their in-depth and current knowledge has no match.
As safaris are undeniably expensive, each day should feel spectacular. Your Destination Expert will meticulously plan every element of your safari according to your wants and needs, adding in those experiences that complete a trip. This could be a night spent sleeping under the stars in the heart of the Okavango Delta, or a day at one of our favourite owner-run lodges, where your child can learn to be a real-life Game Ranger, while you laze by the pool. Everyone’s needs are different, and true value is to get the most out of every day.
Getting it right every time
Your Destination Expert will build a relationship with you and a nuanced understanding of what you want from your holiday.
Once we know you, we can match our years of specialist knowledge to you and begin designing your extraordinary trip.
We will continue refining your itinerary adding in those special touches and leaving no stone unturned to make sure that every day is spectacular.
From the moment you leave home, we will be on hand to ensure a totally seamless experience.
"18 months ago I got in contact with you regarding a safari for my family of five. We ended up using ***** and I regret that decision. I got quotes from three different companies and chose *****, partly due to price. But by the time we added in the “extras” and “supplements” which we discovered late in the day the price difference was minimal. I felt that we did not deal with an “expert” for our trip, which I know I would have got from you. As a consequence I am just coming straight to you this time...I have learnt my lesson!"
"I think my highlight was, overall, the quality of the people and the welcome and the intelligence/insight of the guides and the sense of being privileged to be in a place that's not in any way swamped. It's hard to pick a highlight. I loved Hwange for being in a world where elephants are in charge, and Mana Pools for the open landscape and the profusion of the wildlife, and Matetsi for the position of the camp and the lovely people who work there. Victoria Falls felt more mainstream by comparison though when we walked to the gorge at the end of the falls I felt very moved by the unbelievable beauty of the place. I cried twice in Zimbabwe - once watching elephants at very close quarters, so close I could hear them breathe and drink, and once in the place I just mentioned, listening to the gospel singing of some people on the Zambian side float across, and I am not easily moved to tears by such things!"
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Each of our dedicated experts has extensive knowledge of the destinations they specialise in. They are continuously re-visiting, trying and testing so that they can offer you up to date and little-known insights into the regions they are so passionate about.