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These different approaches to coming on safari will give you a good idea of what the different terms mean and also what is possible.

Combine adventure with relaxation, rustic with luxury, or community work with a beach break. Bring together your passion, be it sport, art or history, and the wonders of wildlife and the bush into one wonderful trip. No two safaris designed by us are ever the same – each is custom designed to meet your uniquely special requirements.

Whatever you choose, we are driven to share the uniqueness of this wonderful continent, while maintaining respect for the environment and nearby communities – and challenging preconceived notions of luxury travel.

Contact us with your requirements.

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As a first-time visitor on safari to Africa, you may not know quite what to expect.

You’ll have many questions – when is the best time of year to go on safari? What are the different safari destinations? How safe is it to go on safari? Will I really be sleeping in tents? And travelling in a small aeroplane and landing on grass strips in the bush? What should I pack?

Answers to these and more questions can be found in our FAQs section.

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Our top tip to first-timers is to try not to fit too much into one trip. If you were on safari for a week, we wouldn’t recommend you visit more than two destinations in that time. In two weeks, five places is about right. Also – we encourage our first-time visitors to be open-minded and patient when on safari – it’s very rare to tick off the Big Five in the first day or two and, besides, the best part of a safari is “working” a little to discover, see and feel the best of everything, from animals to birds to scenery – so much more rewarding!

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As a returning traveller to Africa, you will have a good idea of how things work on safari. Everything, from early morning wake-up calls, transfers between camps, luggage dos and don’ts to what to wear and how to behave in the bush, are now second nature.

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A classic safari in a country such as Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania or Kenya is a good grounding for the more exploratory trips you can take, both in these countries and beyond. Lately, our returning clients or more seasoned travellers have also visited destinations as far off the beaten track as Ethiopia, Namibia, Rwanda and Malawi.

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You may even like to explore a special interest you have, such as fishing, birding, photography, yoga, golf, history or culture. Safaris built around these special interests can easily be arranged.

Weddings and honeymoons, too, can be put together; some people say there is nothing more romantic or memorable than an African wedding or honeymoon! The perfect start to one of life’s great adventures…

Even if the destination doesn’t take you far, perhaps your next experience will see you pushing your personal limits and getting out of your comfort zone – with wildly adventurous activities (think hiking for days into magnificent wilderness, climbing Kilimanjaro, kayaking or canoeing down rivers, horseback riding, trekking through forests to meet gorillas, or even immersing yourself in practical community work or volunteering for conservation efforts.)

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The Adventurous Safari Traveller is keen to explore new territories, far-flung destinations, unusual places. Think Ethiopia, Rwanda, Malawi or Mozambique, for instance. Adventurous travellers might take an expedition, rather than a “safari”. Weather conditions may be very hot or humid, the terrain difficult, food not always up to scratch, or beds not very comfortable – in fact, standards may be generally haphazard. Your sense of humour and enthusiasm, however, will be rewarded with incredible experiences few people will ever have.

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If you have adventure in your heart and itchy feet, our understanding of your interests, desires and tolerance and fitness levels will give us a good idea of the kind of adventure experience we can put together. Anything is possible, in any country in Africa – talk to us!

Charles Kingsley (Writer 1819 – 1875)

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
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“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Richard Ferris Burton, Explorer 1821 – 1890

“The gladdest moment in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.'
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“The gladdest moment in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.'

Bartle Bull, Safari. A Chronicle of Adventure

“Even today, to visit Africa is a feast for the senses. The bush literally brings one’s faculties to life, as you learn to see better, to smell for the first time, to be silent and to listen.”
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“Even today, to visit Africa is a feast for the senses. The bush literally brings one’s faculties to life, as you learn to see better, to smell for the first time, to be silent and to listen.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
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“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”

Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Karen Blixen

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and makes you feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”
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“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and makes you feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears

“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life, but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”
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“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life, but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”

Anon

“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”
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“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”

Bill Bryson

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
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“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

Anita Desai

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

John Muir

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
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“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
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“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
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