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Why Safari Consultants?

Since 1983, Safari Consultants have been leading specialists in tailor-made safari holidays.

We use a very wide range of accommodation options and safari providers, from adventurous tented camps to luxurious safari lodges, and our ability to do this is based entirely on our extremely in-depth knowledge of the regions in which we specialise, and of the safari industry in general.

In addition to dedicated ‘wildlife safaris’, we also specialise in more general self-drive holidays through South Africa and Namibia, as well as beach holidays to wonderful places such Mauritius, Mozambique, Zanzibar and The Seychelles. It is easily possible to combine a wildlife safari with a variety other interests. We genuinely tailor-make each holiday, starting with a ‘blank canvas’ and finding out what your requirements are and what is going to suit you.

As we offer such a wide range of holiday options across fourteen very different countries, our customers vary enormously in age, interests and requirements. Single travellers, couples, families, groups of friends, honeymooners and photographers all travel with us, from not just the UK, where we are based, but from across Europe, North America and further afield. Each of our customers are unique and individual, and to read what they say about us, please visit our Reviews & Testimonials page.

our ethos & what we offer

Having been in business since 1983, we continually strive to offer four key elements for all our customers:

  1. The best advice possible. Really good advice is the cornerstone requirement for any ‘specialist’ safari holiday, and will turn your experience of Africa from a ‘good’ holiday to an ‘exceptional’ holiday. We only specialise in Africa (and the Indian Ocean Islands) and our team of safari specialists are continually travelling to check up on places, visit new destinations and learn about the practicalities of travelling around the African continent.
  2. A friendly, personal and caring service. Planning and booking a specialist safari holiday should be a fun and energising experience. We have always been a small company offering a very personal service. All of our customers are extremely important to us and treated as such, and we meet many of them in person, either when planning their holidays (where practical), at travel shows or at social functions we arrange. We are passionate about Africa and genuinely care about the success of every holiday we arrange.
  3. A totally professional service at all times. We endeavour to provide prompt responses to all enquiries and questions, clear and correct information at all times, flexibility throughout and attention to detail with your preferences and requirements. When you travel with us, you always have our full support and back up, as our management team are on hand 24/7 in case of any difficulties or emergencies.
  4. Good value for money. All our customers require good value for money and fair pricing every time they travel. On a more subtle note, our specialist knowledge is crucial in ensuring you really make the most of your holiday budget.

Financial security

Safari Consultants are fully bonded for flight-inclusive packages through ATOL (membership number 3783) and for land only arrangements (without flights) through ABTOT (membership number 5246). This means your money is protected when you book with us. We would not recommend booking through a company that is not fully bonded, and we would not recommend booking directly with companies in Africa where you have zero protection on any level.


In addition to being fully bonded, we are also a member of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) which brings together many like minded small travel companies and service providers to promote quality service and specialist knowledge within the travel sector.

We are also proud to be linked with a number of charitable organisations both at home and within Africa, and more information about this can be found on our dedicated Our Responsible Efforts page.