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Welcome to Tailormade Africa. Your luxury Africa safaris expert. We are an independent owner run company specialising in luxury safaris and trips to this unique and wonderful continent.
In our opinion, one of the highlights of a luxury African safari is the professional service you will come to expect. Your rangers and guides will be highly trained individuals with plenty of experience working in the bush. This means that you’ll learn that much more and be sure to enjoy seeing the world around you through highly skilled eyes.
There should be an element of remoteness which allows for lower annual visitors. This then leads to a greater quality game viewing experience. We also believe you should be able to reach your travel provider 24/7 as it the case with Tailormade Africa.
Planning is key for a successful luxury safari, but this can also be quite tricky as there are so many choices. Where would you even begin and how much time do you have to invest in this step? It is for this reason we encourage everyone to get in touch with us. We can help you save a bunch of time. This will also give you a chance to see what sets us apart, it starts with how we plan everything.
After the initial planning has taken place, we will work on your perfect itinerary. We will keep working on this until you are 100% happy with it. Then it is over to making sure you have all the essentials for your trip.
This will depend on what you have in mind. Most clients have a rough idea of what they are willing to spend. We will then help guide this process. Something to always keep in mind is the amount you will need to add in terms of flights, tips and gifts (but we will also guide you with this).
If we had to put a number to it, a rough estimate would be around $5,000 per person and could exceed $13,000. A factor that greatly influences this is the the number of days you will be on safari.
There are quite a few options in our opinion. It all boils down to the traveller's personality and ideas in terms of a safari. Big 5, gorillas, a cultural experience, desert or some sea? Maybe even a combination of a few or all of these?
Some of our favourites:
- Popular, but at times could be a little crowded to our liking: the Serengeti and Ngorongoro in Tanzania, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Masai Mara in Kenya, Cape Town, the Winelands and Private Reserves in South Africa.
- For sheer remoteness and wildlife numbers: Selous Game Reserve, Katavi & Ruaha in Tanzania all of which combine well with a trip to Zanzibar, Amboseli National Park & Lewa in Kenya, most of the parks in Botswana, Mana Pools & Gonarezhou National Parks in Zimbabwe
- For something a bit different and even life-changing: Volcanoes National Park & Akagera National Park in Rwanda for a gorilla and Big 5 combo experience, Samuru in Kenya, Etosha in Namibia, Makgadikgadi and the Central Kalahari for a desert safari and wildlife with a difference and finally Madagascar which has some wildlife found nowhere else on the planet.
Africa has a spread of safari countries both north and south of the equator which allows for dry months and great wildlife viewing all year-round. We recommend you visit Tanzania during January and February where the Great Migration is sure to leave you breathless, but do check with us beforehand because the migration is dependent on rainfall, which is different every year.
From March to April we recommend South Africa where you can visit Cape Town, sip on some of the best wines in the winelands and see the Big 5; Ethiopia where you can enjoy the Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and the desert-filled country of Namibia where the wildlife viewing is sure to surprise (and delight) you!
Madagascar and Zimbabwe are great from May to June. In Madagascar there are less tourists this time of year as it is low season, but temperatures are pleasant and landscapes particularly lush. In Zimbabwe, the drier weather draws animals to rivers and watering holes which is quite a sight to behold!
July and August are great for gorilla trekking in Rwanda or catching the Big 5 in the Akagera National Park. The Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe in Botswana are also incredible for animal-spotting during these winter months.
From September to October we highly recommend catching the iconic Masai Mara migration in Kenya which attracts a large number of predators including lions. Then, to end off the year, we recommend you visit Uganda over November and December and go gorilla trekking. There are no crowds in Uganda over this period so pricing, including trekking permits, is very competititve.
Our short answer is as long as possible, but rarely less than 14 days including flights. This is of course dependent on budget, how much leave time you have available and where your homebase is situated, as this will take up more or less travel time.
A short trip could be around 5 to 7 nights if it's from central Europe, UK, Middle East or the Indian subcontinent. For those flying from further afield like the US, Canada, South America, Far East, Australia or New Zealand 10 to 13 nights would be great, with 14 to 18 nights being ideal.
MagicalTailormade Africa organised our honeymoon in November 2022 - visiting Botswana for Safari, Cape Town and Zanzibar. We had a truly magical experience, which was down to the seamless communications with Rob ... Read more
Rob Morley was knowledgeable, efficient, understood what we wanted and planed an outstanding tripI got in touch with Rob Morley from Tailormade Africa after an Internet search. Their website presentation resonated with me more than other sites ... Read more
Great personalised service!Great trip. Well planned with some excellent touches (such as being met as soon as we stepped inside the terminal at Kigali). Some good choices of accomodation in terms of lodges ... Read more
Excellent selection of destinations and perfectly planned logisticsClyde and the team delivered on a promise, again! Not the first time we've used them and it will not be the last. From booking to arriving home the attention to detail ... Read more
Best tour operator for bespoke safarisClyde organised a bespoke trip in Botswana for a family holiday. The trip was extremely well organised and no issue occurred during the trip. Clyde kept in touch with us throughout ... Read more
If you want excellent advice, service and value this is the Company to deal withWe have dealt with Clyde at Tailormade Africa for many years and find his advice excellent. The itinerary produced is very easy to follow and nothing is too much trouble if some changes are requested. We have always ... Read more
Rob Morley was enthusiastic from the start to help us create a honeymoon we would never forget!Tailormade Africa and Rob Morley in-particular helped us create a honeymoon we will never forget! From start to finish Rob was attentive to our budget and everything we asked if from our trip to be included. His enthusiasm ... Read more
Tailormade Africa enabled us to achieve the trip of a lifetimeMy wife and I just completed a three week trip to Rwanda and Southern Tanzania and it truly was the trip of a lifetime. We had been keenly looking forward to it for a long time and it exceeded our expectations ... Read more
Created an excellent safari that was personalised to perfectly fit budget,interest and requirementsClyde and his team gave us lots of advice to tailor the safari to our needs. They were able to change certain aspects to fit in with our budget. The ground teams were excellent and everything ran smoothly. The lodges ... Read more
Expert, precision knowledge - putting us in exactly the right place +date for a mega river crossing!Clyde from Tailormade Africa spent time with us during the booking phase - answering questions and providing expert advice and insight into how to get the best out of our "wish list" safari to see migratory herds and a Mara river crossing ... Read more
Genuine experts who listened to us and built a personalised holiday that was perfect for usThis was our first safari and, although we’ve travelled independently a lot, we wanted expert advice on what would give us the best experience. Clyde clearly has extensive knowledge and experience ... Read more
An excellent operator with in-depth knowledge and experience of Africa.Rob Morley and the team at Tailormade ensured we had a very special experience in order to celebrate a significant milestone birthday. Most importantly he listened to the brief and succeeded in managing both our expectations ... Read more
Awesome holiday in every detailWe had an amazing trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe. Clyde's in depth knowledge and suggestions of camps to visit proved to be absolutely spot on, Shinde and Kwando Lagoon were exactly on the brief of what we were hoping to experience ... Read more
A trip to rememberWhen travelling overseas, I am the type of person that wants to experience all that the country has to offer, the problem is, like with most overseas trips, you only have a limited of time to experience it all. This ... Read more
Excellent service and first class safari tripFrom day one Clyde was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He arranged our safari at short notice and in terms of accommodation and guiding it worked seamlessly. We had originally thought of going to Kenya, but ... Read more
Excellent organisation and serviceMy husband and I live in Australia. Following internet research into companies that specialise in Africa, we approached Tailormade Africa to organise our extensive, 6 week journey , through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe ... Read more
Exceptional organisation, wonderful trip to TanzaniaMy husband and I booked a trip to Tanzania through Clyde at Tailormade Africa, booking it only 2 months before we travelled. I enquired with several tour operators and received a few quotes before deciding on Tailormade Africa ... Read more
Excellent Planning, Perfect VacationClyde organized a fantastic safari for us in Zimbabwe. He took note of the countries and camps we had stayed in before and what wildlife we were interested in and tailored our trip accordingly. He had personal knowledge ... Read more
Wrapped up an "outstandingly organized" trip to Zanzibar / Serengeti in TanzaniaClyde organized a fantastic safari for us in Zimbabwe. He took note of the countries and camps we had stayed in before and what wildlife we were interested in and tailored our trip accordingly. He had personal knowledge ... Read more
Extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value.Clyde organized a fantastic safari for us in Zimbabwe. He took note of the countries and camps we had stayed in before and what wildlife we were interested in and tailored our trip accordingly. He had personal knowledge ... Read more
Amazing experience, excellent organization!Tailormade Africa was perfect in all aspects. Rob Morley, thank you for making our experience an unforgettable one. We never had to worry about a thing ... Read more
Indispensable advisor from start to finishWe knew we wanted to travel in South Africa but had no idea! I gave 3 safari experts the same brief explaining what we wanted to do, what we liked and how flexible we could be. Clyde at Tailormade Africa was the only agent ... Read more
Highly recommend Tailormade Africa as they went above and beyond in creating an amazing experienceWe recently went on our honeymoon to South Africa and had the pleasure of traveling with Tailormade Africa and I can assure you they are an excellent tour operator! From the moment I inquired about the tour,... Read more
Very experienced team, every care taken, all meetings and collections on time couldn’t be betterGave Tailormade an out line of what we would like to see, also gave them a rough budget, they suggested a 4 day Safari in South Africa followed by a 4 day safari in Botswana which worked very well ... Read more
Focus on enjoying your African Experience rather than logistics!We are a family of three; myself and my two adult children. We are very experienced travelers so I usually do all of the travel logistics. This time, we did three countries; luxury and rough, drive safari and boat safari ... Read more
Reliable, thoughtful, knowledgeable and committedTailormade Africa know Africa and provide a superb level of service. They are proactive - contacting you if, for example, there is a problem with your schedule. They are also speedily reactive ... Read more
Tailormade made our Tanzanian experience exciting and unforgettableFrom booking flight/acquiring visas to being dropped off to the airport at the end of our trip, Tailormade made our trip seemless and unforgettable. It was the first vacation I took where I didn't experience any problem or ... Read more
Rob fulfilled our desires during the planning process & while we were in MadagascarRob of Tailormade Africa and the staff were impeccable in helping us plan our trip and augmenting our desires with their knowledge. They arranged for wonderful guides who gave us personalized service. It was a trip ... Read more
Tailormade Africa truly is a unique company whose desire to ensure you are happy is unparalleledI formed my relationship with Rob Morley of Tailormade Africa after initially contacting him about travelling to South Africa for the 2022 Comrades Marathon. I mentioned to Rob that after running ... Read more
Up Close and Incredibly AwesomeClyde and Tailormade Africa delivered an incredible safari experience for us in July of 2021. Sometimes, writing a review directly upon return it's still a euphoria time...but even a year and more later, our time on safari ... Read more
Very knowledgeable and helpful in planning our itineraryWe found Clyde to be very knowledgeable about our destination and very helpful planning our holiday. We felt we had the right amount of time in each place. He also suggested a wonderful destination for the end of our gorilla ... Read more
Highly experienced in providing a top notch safari experienceNot a glitch in the organisation of our 22 days safari through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Professionally managed from the first interaction with Taylormade Africa through to the flight back ... Read more
Organized and knowledgeableFrom start to finish Clyde and his group walked you through the process of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Clyde actually set up a time to talk on the phone to learn more about our travel group and what we wanted to see/expect ... Read more
The safari was incredibleThe safari was incredible! and the entire experience was seamless and easy thanks to Tailormade. Our hotel lodgings were superb ... Read more
Our group of 8 had a phenomenal safari experience, exceeding all expectationsWe had an incredible safari experience in August 2022, entire trip arranged by Clyde at Tailormade Africa. The lodging accommodations, food, guides, hospitality and daily itineraries far exceeded ... Read more
Rob from Tailormade made the experience a once in a lifetimeRob was incredibly detailed and knowledgeable throughout the whole experience, from the initial call to really understand what we wanted which allowed him to come back ... Read more
Amazing safari in Zimbabwe and MadagascarWe had a truly amazing safari in Zimbabwe and Madagascar organized by Tailormade Africa. We had many discussions with Clyde ahead of the holiday to make sure he knew what we were looking for ... Read more
Superb all roundI initially got in touch with Rob Morley at Tailormade Africa to arrange joining his Africa Marathons group to run the Comrades Marathon in South Africa, and mentioned that my wife and I were planning on a few days' R&R ... Read more
Clyde from Tailormade Africa put together an epic once-in-a-lifetime trip that was par-excellence!Clyde and I started discussing our African safari trip over a year ago. My husband and I were thinking about embarking on a month-long trip to Eastern and Southern Africa to celebrate my milestone birthday. I had done some research ... Read more
Top notch bespoke Safari Travel service.I can't say enough good things about Tailormade Africa. They arranged what I consider to be "once in a lifetime" travel experience for my wife and I. I really liked their process. It is very ... Read more
Tailormade Africa have outstanding knowledge about their destinations and organise the most trips.We have travelled with Tailormade Africa on several occasions to lots of different destinations both with and without the family. Every time they have guided us to locations ... Read more
Knowledgeable and personable- went above and beyond to give us the honeymoon of our dreams!!!We stumbled across Tailormade Africa by chance and we are so grateful that we did! We explored several mainstream travel agents when planning our African safari honeymoon and none of them were hitting the mark. After only one zoom call with Clyde at Tailormade Africa ... Read more
Phenomenal. Can we go again already?
Myself, and my now fiancé, have just got back from the trip of all trips embarking on a six day safari in Botswana. Just wow. There aren’t really enough words to express the incredible experience... Read more
No detail left unsorted
I’ve recently returned from a 5 week trip around Namibia and South Africa. I gave Clyde quite a project as I wanted to experience the best of both of these countries in what was really quite a short time. Clyde... Read more
Tailormade Africa provides magic - sit back and relax
We have had the pleasure of another trip organised by Clyde. There is never any reduction in the level of attention and expertise when the itinerary is put together which is followed by the supervision... Read more
Impeccable service and planning!! Rwanda & Tanzania
Rob Morley and team at Tailormade Africa were fantastic to work with from start to finish! I vetted multiple safari travel agents and knew that when I spoke to Rob I had found the right one. Rob... Read more
Top class concierge travel facilitators!
I worked with Clyde. I could not have asked for a better service. Besides making a fantastic safari itinerary, he made sure our trip was flawless in real time. He was our guardian travel angel always... Read more
They live up to their name!
Clyde at Tailormade Africa put together a wonderful custom trip to Zambia and Botswana for us six friends, three couples each with different prior experiences in the region and different priorities. And he did ... Read more
Clyde Beaty, the PA's Safari Best Friend
I did not go on Safari, but had to book it for my boss. I am a PA and I literally had to plan, what is a once in a life time trip for most, in 3 weeks, Without Clyde, I would not have managed it. Clyde literally held my hand, from ... Read more
Tailormade has an incredibly deep understanding of travel in Africa.
Tailormade has put together 3 trips to Africa for myself and my husband. Areas covered have been Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, and Ethiopia. For each trip we have worked with Clyde Beaty, the founder of Tailormade, and ... Read more
Now is really the time to go to Africa. Frankly safer there than in the USAWe travelled with apprehension about Covid and the testing,... I have never travelled with such support. Tailormade Africa knew first hand all of the lodges/camps, their high points and their issues. Each time we changed venue ... Read more
Best Adventurous Honeymoon Ever!! Thank you, Rob!!I´m glad that you are reading this post because it means that there is a high chance that you will be in very good hands. I don't think that there are enough stars to describe our amazing experience with Rob from Tailormade Africa ... Read more
Amazing Experience at Zimbabwe! Clyde and His Team at Tailormade Africa Organized a Fantastic Trip!Our 3 Safaris at Zimbabwe exceeded our expectations in every level! Clyde helped us (3 couples) organize the most amazing trip ever! Logistics were right on point, especially considering covid made it much more complicated. He always ... Read more
Clyde the 'Travel Fairy' planned and executed the honeymoon of a lifetime!There aren't enough stars to accurately rate our experience working with Clyde and Tailormade. We came to Clyde from a friend's recommendation a month before our wedding wanting to leave for our honeymoon immediately ... Read more
COVID made safaris even more magical!!!This is my 5th time travelling with Tailormade Africa and Clyde struck gold again, sending me on yet another adventure of my life. Every time I go thinking I've seen it all and done it all, he just finds a way to top ... Read more
Unforgettable! Tailormade Africa made it a trip of a lifetime!If I had to make a recommendation in one sentence – Tailormade Africa is THE place to make your African dreams come true! About planning ... Extremely personalized, great expertise and advice, impressed ... Read more
Enthusiastic and experienced - The only other thing I can say to someone considering a safari with Tailormade Africa - DO IT!We thought our safari days were over after 5 trips in 8 years. Then last year we saw Clyde’s rather eloquent write-up ... Read more
Tailormade Africa designed and facilitated our dream trip!
Clyde at Tailormade Africa was a delight to work with. From our initial phone conversation, Clyde was able to capture the exact experience we were looking for. We didn’t want a group tour and nor did we wish to travel during the busy season ... Read more
Clyde's expertise and efficiency gave me the confidence to pursue my dream journey.
Although I had had some experience travelling in southern Africa this trip was much more complicated than usual - five countries, many organizations, and the potential for logistical disasters ... Read more
An experience that surpassed all of our expectations!
Rob (and TMA) organised a great holiday to South Africa a couple of years ago so when my girlfriend and I were discussing a trip to Africa, we didn't hesitate to get back in contact. After discussing budget and 'wish list', Rob came back with a couple of options and we decided to go for Uganda... Read more
Kind, attentive, knowledgeable
I think Rob did a brilliant job, before, during and after the trip! Attention to detail, but beyond the work his sence of humanity - to sincerely offer assistance ... Read more
Great advice and great delivery!
From start to finish the attention to detail from Tailormade Africa was excellent. The pre-departure information was very extensive. Rob Morley and his team were responsive to some late alterations that we wanted to make ... Read more
Trip of a lifetime, flawlessly planned with care
My family of four worked with Clyde to create a true trip of a lifetime. Starting in South Africa, we made our way to Zimbabwe and then on to Tanzania to watch the wildebeest migration... Read more
Super efficient, planned to the finest detail, no stone left unturned
The communications from Rob Morley from the initial enquiry and subsequent booking, right up to departure date, and during the trip were incredible. Even down to the meet and greet at Jo'burg ... Read more
We decided to go to South Africa on a relatively short notice and Clyde and his team put together a top notch itinerary tailored to us specifically ... Read more
Exceeded my already high expectations!
Clyde and the whole Tailormade Africa group exceeded my already high expectations for our trip to South Africa. Communications were extremely easy, and we were able to customise our tour to exactly what we hoped to do ... Read more
One of the best holidays we have ever had.
From initial discussions to getting off the plane when we arrived home, Tailormade Africa arranged everything we had requested in a most friendly and professional manner ... Read more
Thank you so much Rob for arranging this lovely safari!
The drive to the reserve was spectacular and the setting for the tented camp was breathtaking and the sunrise was, WOW ... Read more
Tailormade Africa yet again did a great job putting together our recent trip.
Their recommendations for where to go and choice of hotel/lodges was spot on. Everything worked seamlessly when we were there and everyone in our group had a great time ... Read more
Supportive, personal and straightforward.
This whole South Africa holiday experience was, for us, an amazing one and these guys at Tailormade made it all so very easy. "You'll be met at Cape Town," they said and sure enough a man waiting to take us to the baggage reclaim and to our car ... Read more
Fabulous experience on Safari in South Africa at Ngala and Tswalu.
The safari experiences were excellent. Tailormade Africa was careful to assess our interests and desires and recommend alternatives for accommodations and experiences ... Read more
Tailormade Africa organised and delivered on an excellent itinerary for my holiday.
My trip to South Africa came from an unplanned bid in a charity auction for Street Child of which Rob from Tailormade Africa had generously donated 3 nights stay in Cape Town ... Read more
Excellent service, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and experience, delivering top quality.
Our experience throughout with Tailormade Africa was excellent. We felt that Clyde understood our requirements ... Read more
Unforgettable 6-week African Honeymoon!
After some Internet research and getting ourselves very overwhelmed with 'where to start planning this trip to Africa?!' we came across Tailormade Africa. From our first email response from Rob, it was clear this was a different service to the others ... Read more
Clyde planned a trip of a lifetime that far exceeded our expectations.
When we set out to plan our 3 week trip to Africa, we thought we knew where we wanted to go and when. After researching many companies to plan our trip ... Read more
Rob was helpful, approachable, knowledgeable about South Africa.
All the essentials were organised following informed consultation with us, personally and by email. The accommodation was well planned and very appropriate for our needs ... Read more
It was everything we had hoped for.
I am 85 years old and my wife is 78. We have done a lot of travelling over the years. We decided we would make one last big trip before we got much older. We had always talked about going to South Africa and doing a safari ... Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed my Tailormade Africa experience in Rwanda. The service was brilliant
My guide (Aimable) was knowledgeable and friendly. The gorilla trekking experience was a once in a lifetime event that I will remember forever ... Read more
The safari we booked with Tailormade Africa was truly the best trip of our lives.
We had a telephone conversation during which Clyde Beaty determined our interests. Clyde proved to be a superb listener and offered us a tour which met our needs perfectly.... Read more
Exceptional expertise, knowledge and advice. It was clear from the beginning we were in safe hands
The safari exceeded expectations on every possible level! All three locations, the people, guides, camps, travel, expertise, food, friendliness and everything else ... Read more
17 Days of action-packed adventure in amazing Rwanda.My name is Geoff and along with friends Anita, David and Irene we gave Rob Morley of Tailormade Africa brief to include some hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and of course gorilla trekking ... Read more
A memorable trip!
We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more
Exceptional service with unparalleled level of attention to detail.
Clyde at Tailormade Africa really takes the time to get to know you on personal level. Only once he's done that, he's able to recommend the right trip with the right budget. I highly recommend him ... Read more
Tailormade Africa perfectly crafted every single amazing detail of our return trip to Botswana!
We trust, respect and adore our friend Clyde Beaty, co-founder of Tailormade Africa ... Read more
Incredible experience and our best trip to date!
This was our fourth trip to Africa and certainly our best to date. We started planning nearly two years in advance and Clyde was with us every step of the way sharing his personal experiences and ideas ... Read more
We were completely satisfied with everything.
Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more
I found them willing to discuss which trips are suitable for my requirements.
They are very aware of costs and the type of experience you want, I was looked after very well met off the plane, directed to my small aircraft, looked after in every camp ... Read more
Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime
It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more
What an Amazing Nine Week Trip!!
Right from the beginning, we were very impressed with their wealth of knowledge for our destinations (Madagascar, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia) and how quickly they identified our needs and designed an itinerary that was within our budget.... Read more
Clyde and his team at Tailormade Africa were amazing, and provided the exact trip we wanted!
Excellent communication from start to finish. We never felt pressured during the booking process and all contact was on our terms... Read more
A holiday of a lifetime!
From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more
We asked for a 'holiday of a lifetime' we got it and so much more.
From the very first telephone conversation with Rob Morleyat Tailormade Africa, he understood who we were and what we wanted ... Read more
A very successful trip, with extremely high quality advice, planning and execution from TMA.
Clyde jumped into action at very short notice, quickly understood our preferences and put together a carefully thought-out itinerary ... Read more
Everything from the planning to the holiday itself was seamless.
Extremely helpful and communicative team...the support and organization was beyond expectations even throughout the trip. The Safari itself was excellent...clean and safe and very knowledgeable guides ... Read more
Impeccably organised trip!
Clyde and the Tailormade Africa team really did a great job for us! Before our departure where we were given beautifully personalised dashboards of the trip to come. The flight to the Masai Mara was convenient and quick and our fantastic guide (and now friend) was waiting for us ... Read more
We had an absolutely AMAZING time
It exceeded all expectations. It's certainly a trip we will never forget, we didn't want to leave ... Read more
Overall it was a wonderful experience. A definitive bucket list vacation.
Rob did an excellent job setting up our vacation. He was quick to answer emails and called several times to make sure our communication was complete ... Read more
Communications were very good throughout the booking process with nothing being too much trouble.We originally planned to go to Madagascar ... Read more
An unforgettable trip to Madagascar!
This was our second time to Africa. Madagascar was different than mainland Africa and it exceeded our expectations! Rob's knowledge of Madagascar was valuable for all stages of planning ... Read more
CHOOSE FROM FOURTEENDIVERSE DESTINATIONS
When it comes to incredible scenery, Africa is right up there with the best. Boasting vast savannas, stunning beaches, dramatic mountains and amazing wildlife, this continent has it all. Africa stirs up emotions in travelers like no place on earth, leaving them yearning to come back.
- South Africa
- Sierra Leone
Key to Destinations
South Africa is often referred to as a world in one country and it certainly deserves this title. There are very few places on earth which offer such a diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities. Whether it is safaris or cities, beaches or winelands, surfing or skiing that you are looking for, you can find it all here.
The great thing about the Seychelles is that there are so many different islands which have beautiful hotels and resorts on them that there truly is something for everyone… and they will all have a beautiful beach for you to enjoy! Seychelles has a number of outstanding private islands that each have their own resort on them too, and these are ideal for those who want to really feel like they’re getting away.
A Kenya safari has become something of an institution over the years and is where the lavish and luxurious safari was pioneered and perfected. It is no surprise then that when tastes shifted toward the photographic safari in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Kenya was again at the forefront.
Tanzania is quite possibly the quintessential African destination. When it comes to safari, Tanzania really does have it all and it is certainly one of the most popular among our clients. It is the kind of place which experienced safari hands could easily visit four or five times, but it also makes for a fantastic first-time safari.
Widely regarded for many years prior to 2000 as the ultimate safari destination, Zimbabwe’s tourism recovery over the past 7 or so years has been incredible. The tourism industry as a whole and the countries national parks and wilderness areas remain one of the most well organised and managed in all of Africa and is a testament to the passion and commitment shown by all operators and stakeholders who stuck out the hard times.
Zambia is often referred to as the connoisseur’s safari destination. It is one of few places where you can still experience the Africa of old and much of it has remained pleasantly undeveloped. Due to the very adventurous and immersive nature of safari here, the country is generally suited to more outdoorsy travellers who may have been on a few safaris already.
Sierra Leone is an undiscovered paradise that has been a dealt a poor hand. Tourism and investments were blossoming after the end of the civil war in 2002 and then, just as it was finding its feet, Ebola struck. However, the World Health Organisation has now declared it officially Ebola-free and Tailormade Africa is spearheading the campaign to develop eco-tourism in the country.
Visitors to Uganda are often surprised and taken aback by the shear natural beauty of Uganda’s diverse landscapes and the genuine friendly welcome from the people. From the mountainous rain-forests in the south, to the northern savannahs, to picture-perfect crater lakes Uganda is truly one of the most geographically remarkable countries in Africa.
Due to its arid nature, Namibia is one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. The feelings of sheer space and freedom that can be felt here are unlike anything else you may have experienced before. This comes with an understanding that a safari to Namibia is mostly about spectacular desert scenery and wide open landscapes.
YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HEREFIRST-TIME SAFARI GOER?
Whether you're travelling to Africa as a first-time safari goer or a seasoned safari enthusiast we are able to advise you. Our safari consultants have ample experience in designing tailormade itineraries for all types of travellers!
It is difficult to get across to people what to expect from Africa, let alone the deep life changing experience that is about to befall the first time safari client. Do you have too many unanswered questions and feeling slightly bewildered? Let's start right here.
It is arguable that a honeymoon safari is right up there with being one of the most unique honeymoon experiences in the world. It certainly is one of, if not the, most romantic and adventurous ways to kick off the dawn of a new marriage.
FAIR TRADE TOURISM
FAIR TRADE TOURISM
Tailormade Africa is an approved Fair Trade Tourism tour operator, which means that we actively support sustainable businesses certified under the Fair Trade logo. It's all about sustainability and having a positive impact on the environment.
The word safari is Swahili for "to journey", and we feel that there is no better example of a journey than that of the self discovery experiences and what better way than to have a private safari guide throughout this journey to discover more.
An Africa family safari makes an unforgettable holiday for the whole family, but especially for children as a child’s innate love of nature and animals comes to the fore and opens their eyes and minds to a very different world.
The days of basic safari camps in small canvas tents have become rare, so it is not always straightforward to understand what makes a “luxury” safari. We pride ourselves on being THE luxury safari experts in Africa.
Anyone who is a solo traveller or wishing to travel alone to Africa should feel 100% confident in doing so!
There is perhaps no better way to celebrate a family occasion or a group of friends than to travel to Africa and go on safari.