Private options for your safari holiday
There are so many options to enjoy your dream trip to Africa in a private manner, and much of it is very affordable for the experience that is created.
Particularly in these current times, health and safety is of paramount importance and more and more ”private” experiences and stays are being requested, and with good reason.
Avoiding crowded areas, having your own timeline of when and how to do things, and maximising on your special time together, it lends itself to the perfect holiday.
There are plenty of options to keep your stay as intimate and private as you like. There are small safari camps and lodges that extended families can book the sole-use of, to exclusive villas or homes located in the bush, the beach or cities.
From a mobile camping safari that is booked for your own departure, to booking out small and intimate safari lodges, to reserving an exclusive villa on a private beach, there is something available for every need.
Light aircraft transfers between various safari lodges can be booked on a ”sole-use” basis, meaning that it will just be your group or family (plus the pilot of course) travelling between your destinations – and it’s not as expensive as you think, especially for groups of 5-6 or more.
For longer haul flights, either from your home destination or from a destinational hub, larger private jets and aircraft are available, keeping you truly in your own ”bubble”.
Private vehicles can be booked in most safari-style properties which not only gives you the flexibility of your own timings and desires, but also allows you to have special times together as a group or family. Airport transfers, longer transfers or a guide-driven vehicle can all be arranged.
Of course in some destinations (such as Namibia and South Africa) it’s very possible to hire your own self-drive vehicle, again keeping just your family or group together, giving you great flexibility and in control of where you want to go.
Interacting with family and staff
We work with a handful of highly experienced private guides that would be delighted to accompany you as your private guide and to host you throughout your African safari experience and ensure that you and your travelling companions receive personal care and attention at each property and in transit between them.
They are all very experienced and personable, with a genuine love for Africa and the bush and have guided many many successful trips, from families with young children to special interest trips. They can enhance your safari hugely, with their in-depth knowledge and experience, giving continuity between your destinations. They also offer you the security and safety of being with the one person throughout, reducing the number of guides and staff that you will come into contact with.
Additionally, private chefs and butlers are also available to complete your private family or group safari.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have about adding some private elements to your dream trip