Sometimes your dream holiday 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 holiday planners, you can select your preferred style of accommodation and visit only the destinations and sites that you particularly want to see.
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In addition, we have listed below some of our most requested holiday itineraries in Africa. Also, please feel free to choose from one of our many group tours; Short Safaris, Longer Safari or Lodge Safaris in Africa, which we will be happy to arrange on a private basis.
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
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 holiday, 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.
Prices can vary considerably for tailor-made travel, as the quality of hotels, 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 holiday in Africa, or simply have the services of local guides at each port of call. Prices also vary by 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 Journeys featured on our website. These are based on two people travelling, sharing a twin/double room.
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.
A great holiday takes time to plan and we’re here to make it easy for you! Our job is to create the perfect holiday 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 holiday to Africa this year.