Sometimes your dream safari doesn’t quite match a group tour itinerary, you are looking to travel at your own pace or perhaps prefer your own private adventure. We are happy to tailor-make an itinerary designed specifically around your requirements. With the help of our specialist team of Africa safari planners, you can select your preferred style of accommodation and visit only the destinations and sites that you particularly want to see.
Here's three ways to get started with planning your safari to Africa:
Our expert team have travelled extensively throughout Africa and are on hand to offer advise and create the perfect, carefully planned holiday for you. With experienced local guides and rangers to take you on exhilerating game drives and show you around all of the key sites at each port of call and local representatives available to offer further assistance should you require it, travelling with on the go couldn’t be simpler - we handle all of the arrangements and finer details, you just need to relax and enjoy your private adventure!
We ensure that all our recommended hotels and support services in Africa are regularly inspected and as a AITO, ABTA and ATOL bonded operator, you can be assured of exemplary service standards, our high customer satisfaction levels and that the payment you make for your holiday is adequately protected
A great safari takes time to plan and we’re here to make it easy for you! Our job is to create the perfect safari for you, that matches your individual requirements with the best that Africa has to offer. We consider all your specific preferences and use our extensive travel knowledge and first hand experience to create a special travel experience, specially for you.
We look forward to welcoming you on safari to Africa this year.
Have a look at our selectoin of private tours to Africa below, which are a good start-point for planning your tailor-made safari to Africa.
Luring travellers to its shores for centuries, Africa is certainly not new to tourism, although some countries are more developed than others. Africa will surprise and delight even the most frequent traveller, with the almost overwhelming choice of accommodation available. Be it a luxury tented camp or a fabulous five star resort, an opulent lodge or a rustic guest house, a small boutique-style hotel or a modern all-amenities hotel, Africa has something to suit all tastes.
On your tailor-made safari, enjoy the best of both worlds with a bespoke mix of accommodation - perhaps a lodge one night, a luxury tented camp the next night, a deluxe hotel with all those lavish amenities just waiting to be sampled and then a night or two in a small boutique-style hotel. We can advise upon the choices available at all locations featured on your touring itinerary. Many lodges and hotels in Africa are not officially graded (given a star rating) and therefore we have categorised them as standard, mid range and luxury. As a general guide standard is equivalent to a 2-3 star, mid range - 4 star and luxury - 5 star.
Okuti Camp is the ultimate in great Botswana getaways. This camp has been designed in the style of an African village and is a delightful refuge nestled in the Moremi Game Reserve. Okuti is an intimate camp, catering to only 18 guests at one time. This child-friendly lodge is ideal for families. The luxurious accommodations include en suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flush toilets. Outdoor showers round out the well-appointed lodgings, each of which is completely insect-proof.
Set amongst pretty landscaped gardens, the elegant Ilala Lodge is the perfect place for exploring Victoria Falls. Spread out over two floors, the guest rooms are beautifully furnished in a classic style with teak wooden furniture. The falls are much more visible from the upper floors however the ground floor offers charming proximity to the friendly warthogs who frequent the hotel grounds to graze. The hotel also benefits from a gorgeous outdoor pool and award winning restaurant. Located within walking distance of the mighty Vic Falls.
One of the most unique establishments in Sossusvlei, the Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa tastefully combines a blend of luxury and nature. Built of exposed brick each of the stunning rooms offers a spectacular view of the Namib Desert. The thick rocks walls are perfect for keeping the rooms nice and cool from the relentless heat of the desert. The lodge also benefits from the Mystique Spa where guests can rejuvenate themselves with a variety of massages and treatments. Located a short drive from Sesriem.
The camp comprises spacious en-suite tents set on large mahogany platforms each with a spacious veranda complete with a cozy cushion filled day bed.
Individual, secluded, and intent on capturing the unique island life, Ibo Island Lodge defines barefoot luxury. The rooms are individual, and simply designed, with splashes of opulence.
One of Zanzibar's most exclusive resorts, Baraza evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans. The 30 palatial villas have luxury interiors, hand carved furniture, stunning en suites and private terraces complete with plunge pool. The resort boasts a number excellent dining options including the Sultan's Dining Room. Guests can head to the Dhahabu Bar & Lounge for perfect sundowners after a long day at the beach! Located on Paje beach on Zanzibar's southeast coast - named as one of the top 30 in the world by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.
Vehicles: In Southern Africa you will be travelling in private cars, custom-built Toyota Land Cruisers or Toyota Quantum Mini Buses and throughout East Africa the vehicles used vary from a safari minibus to custom built 4x4 safari vehicles dependent on group sizes and itineraries. We do reserve the right to use different vehicles due to unforeseen circumstances or during high season.
Self Drive: South Africa and Namibia have a very good road network and are ideal destinations for a self drive holiday. Self drives are a wonderful semi-independent style of travel and more economical than using the services of a private driver throughout your holiday. We will ensure that everything runs smoothly along the way; organising your car hire, accommodation, game drives and any guided tours that you would like. You can choose the size and standard of car you wish to drive and the accommodation. An international license is necessary and you will need to provide your own road maps.
Air Travel: We recommend covering large distances by internal flights. We are happy to advise on the best routes and airlines to use for your given itinerary and can book flights on your behalf upon request.
Safaris: Most safari lodges operate a morning and evening game drive for their guests, which is led by their own experienced rangers within the national park. Dependent on your group size, you are likely to share a 4x4 vehicle with other guests of the lodge. The safari vehicles used by lodges on safari do vary in style and size and they can be open or closed 4x4 vehicles.
Living it Local: For something a bit more more authentic and truly African, your could opt to sail a dhow boat around the beautiful Mozambique or Madagascar archipelagos, ride a mokoro along the Okavango Delta or enjoy an elephant safari in Victoria Falls National Park. Africa offers a dizzying array of unique and wonderful experiences, feel free to ask us for more suggestions.
Prices can vary considerably for tailor-made travel as the quality of hotels and lodges, places visited and time of travel is entirely up to you. In addition, you may choose to have a private guide to escort your right through your safari in Africa, or simply have the services of local African guides at each port of call.
Prices also vary dependent upon the number of people in your travelling party, as fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across each group.
For an indication of the sorts of prices to expect for a private holiday in Africa please have a look at some of the Private Safaris featured on our website. These are based on two people travelling, sharing a twin/double room.
Not sure what you want to see in Africa? Help is at hand! Our expert team of tailor-made consultants aim to understand what inspires you to travel so that we can put together the perfect trip for you, incorporating your interests and passions, whether they be a love of wildlife, food, local culture, beach, luxury or outdoor adventure. Here are some of our top picks for Africa.
Africa is a continent full of colour, stunning scenery and friendly people with so much to do and see. From the world famous national parks of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti to the tranquil waterways of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Further south you'll come across the beautiful desert landscapes in Namibia's Sossusvlei and the rugged mountain ranges stretching to Cape Town - Africa's Mother City!
Once you get in touch we’ll endeavour to find out exactly what you’re looking for, recommending activities that perfectly complement your itinerary, suggest destinations off the beaten track, and hand pick unique things to see and do in the places you want to visit, ensuring that your safari is truly memorable.
Once you have a rough idea of what you would like to do and see on your safari, please fill in our simple 'Safari Wishlist'. We’ll fully discuss your requirements, perhaps make some suggestions and then get right to work on your quotation.