When you choose private guided safaris in Africa, you get all the advantages of tailor-made travel – flexible schedules and special interest focus – wrapped up in the competent and inspiring care of Africa’s professional safari guides.
African safari guides are arguably the most important part of a safari experience. They are storytellers, explorers, conservationists, botanists, food and wine connoisseurs, history enthusiasts, and curators of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. If you have a great guide, you’re guaranteed to experience Africa in one of the most exclusive ways.
Who are Private Guides?
Private guides are passionate men and women who have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a resounding love of Africa - from its bounteous wildlife and flora to the vibrant cultures of its people.
They have dedicated their lives to understanding all that makes the continent unique and creating seamless travel journeys that keep travellers engaged, enthralled and safe. A private guide accompanies you from the beginning to the end of your safari vacation, allowing you to explore at your own pace with incomparable benefits of insider know-how.
What are the Benefits of Privately Guided Safaris?
A Private & Exclusive Travel Journey
A privately guided safari in Africa means an authentic, private, and exclusive safari experience. You will experience the very best game viewing, private accommodation, vehicles and even transfers, all tailored around your preferences. Your schedule is flexible, and you will have the freedom to linger over attractions that interest you the most.
African safari guides have encyclopaedic knowledge and will provide in-depth insights - usually mixed with a great sense of humour - to immerse you into your surroundings and the people you will meet along the way. Most importantly, the best guides will make sure that you get exactly what you want out of your trip.
Ultimate Peace of Mind
Travelling to Africa can often seem daunting, especially for the first time. Being accompanied by an African safari guide means you can forget the stress of flight times, and the nitty gritty details of travel, and focus on all the things you would usually miss in the flurry of things. With their intimate knowledge of destination dos and don’ts, you are assured of being in the safest hands, from your arrival to your departure.
It's Ideal for Small Groups, Families & Photographers
A privately guided safari is the ideal choice for small groups and families, and the first choice for travellers who are keen photographers. Your expert guide will work hard to put you in the right place, ready in the right moment to capture that once-in-a-lifetime image, or be in the thick of dramatic encounters. To do this, your private guide draws on years of guiding experience, practical knowledge of fauna, flora and animal behaviour, and superb tracking skills.
How Do you Book Privately Guided Safaris?
Since 1998, we have tailor-made African safaris for thousands of people from all over the world, and we have formed close relationships with some of the finest African safari guides. Get in touch with our Africa Safari Experts who will organise a privately guided safari that will far exceed expectations.
Quick links to travel advice:
- Africa’s Best Private Travel Experiences: tailormade journeys featuring private guides and vehicles, serviced villas and exclusive settings.
- Our Travel Guide to Private and Exclusive Safaris
- Know Your Tour Type: the difference between tailored and scheduled tours isn’t obvious; know which tour style that is right for you.
- About Africa’s Safari Guides and Trackers: your guide is the single most important factor influencing the success of your safari.