Africa is unique, and Africa Exclusive means just that. There is no ceiling to the degree of exclusivity, no constraint upon what is possible. Fly by private plane straight into Africa’s finest lodges, booked exclusively for you. Everything; the cuisine, the safaris, the entertainment devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, by any standards.
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all sectors of business globally, not least the travel industry. Across Africa the halt of travel 'pressed pause' on the funding of national parks, private concessions and conservation initiatives, and left thousands without income to support their families.
For 30 years, we have championed the role that high-end safaris play in helping Africa's wildlife and wild places. The first line of defence are the dedicated rangers who work tirelessly to protect them. Without funds from tourism in the form of park fees and levies, their livelihoods have been jeopardised.
The food that you eat on holiday can be the highlight of a trip, the presentation of the dishes worthy of a hundred photos, and the tastes of the different ingredients a happy memory long after you have returned home. But, when you are heading out into the African wilderness, far from human civilisation, supermarkets and restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs, what can you expect?
A safari is one of the most rewarding holidays for families. It is the chance to spend quality time together, to share unique experiences. The giraffe is one of Africa’s most spectacular mammals. Shy in nature, you may first glimpse just a head above the tree line – their stature makes it impossible to hide – as they watch you respectfully approach.
To celebrate World Giraffe Day, we have collated some fascinating giraffe facts along with the best places in Africa to see them up close.
We have been creating unforgettable safaris for over 30 years. Your happiness and safety are at the heart of what we do. So, if the unexpected happens and you need to change your travel plans, we will always be flexible.
In that respect, our ‘Book with Confidence’ promise is simply setting out in print that which we have always done in practice.
There are places that delight the soul. They make you want to stand tall, spread your arms wide, breathe deep and shout for joy. Tanzania has an abundance of such places. You feel that gigantic geological forces are still at work everywhere you turn. A landscape torn apart to form a rift valley sprinkled with lakes. Volcanoes thrown up, some conical, others which exploded long ago.
As lockdown restrictions are eased throughout Europe and the USA, many people are asking when they will be able to take that long-awaited safari holiday to Africa. We are in continual contact with clients who have already booked safaris to travel later in 2020, and with others who are wondering whether it is wise to plan a holiday to Africa for this winter. At time of writing in mid-May, here is our advice:
A safari in the wilds of Africa allows you space to pause and wonder – to gaze and reflect. Epic landscapes, the balanced beauty of creation, the absence of hurry. You would imagine that the day’s adventures end with the setting sun. But as one star disappears and the heavens turn indigo to black, millions more appear, filling the unpolluted skies. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite spots for safari stargazing.