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At Tailormade Africa we believe the unique travel experiences the continent has to offer speak for themselves. We won’t bamboozle you with hyperbole. We’ll give you honest opinions – and then look forward to planning the adventure of a lifetime for you.

We are as passionate about Africa as when we first started travelling there and using our experience and first-hand knowledge of Africa – with all of her quirks and nuances – we promise a wonderful trip-planning process and offer.

So what sets us apart from the rest?

  • You will be working exclusively with the owners of Tailormade Africa from start to finish
  • Clyde and Rob are two of the most knowledgeable and passionate experts of safari Africa in the world with over 40 years of combined experiences on the continent
  • Being a small owner run company we take immense pride and genuine interest in making sure we get to know our clients before making any trip suggestions
  • A deep understanding of clients allows us to make sure you travel to the rights places to suit you to guarantee a trip of a lifetime
  • Trips are designed to benefit all involved - you the guest, the hosts, local communities and the environment
  • We have intimate knowledge of and superb long-term relationships with our partners, private guides and exclusive connections across 17 countries in Africa
  • Industry leaders in promoting emerging & re-emerging destinations such as Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone
  • Over 70% of our business is repeat clients or referred by existing clients, which we believe emphasises the personal quality of the service we provide
  • We offer private face to face, phone or skype trip consultations to our clients across the world
  • Unmatched personal 24/7 service pre, during and post travel
  • Full financial protection – ATOL & Fair Trade Tourism affiliated
  • A percentage of each trip will support charities such as Street Child
  • 100% bespoke and authentic experiences

We are also the owners of Africa Marathons. So for all your marathon travel needs please contact us to discuss a personalised itinerary or marathon tour.

We are proud partners with and represented on SafariBookings.com

Meet the team

Clyde Beaty Bio Picture

Clyde Beaty - Director & Co-founder

Born in Norway, Clyde’s parents emigrated to Zimbabwe when he was seven years old. Aged seventeen, he started working as a fishing guide at the lodge they managed on the banks of Lake Kariba, and from there started his training to become a professional guide. He gained the much-revered Zimbabwe safari guide status in 1998 with specialist skills in elephant behaviour, ornithology and lepidopterology (butterflies and moths) ... Read more

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Rob Morley - Director & Co-founder

Born and raised in the UK, Rob got his first glimpse of Africa on a Kenyan safari aged 13 – and he’s been hooked ever since. As soon as he finished university, he headed straight back out to neighbouring Tanzania to teach and coach sport and then moved to Ghana. When he returned to the UK, he spent a year encouraging students to do the same before being hired by an Africa tour operator to design bespoke trips across East Africa ... Read more

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Samantha Kelly - Product & Business Development Manager

Born in the Copperbelt in Northern Zambia, Sammy is a true Africa Baby. Back in the ‘70s, her mother Jane worked for the Father of Walking Safaris, Norman Carr, in the South Luangwa and passed on her passion for the African bush to Sam who has truly lived and breathed Africa ever since. Immediately out of school she was the relief Catering Manager for a community-owned safari lodge in the South Luangwa... Read more

Nicole Shaw Operations Manager Profile

Nicole Shaw - Operations Manager

Nicole Shaw was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She grew up in the Mother City, Cape Town before returning to Port Elizabeth to raise her two children. Nicole’s dad’s ideal holiday is as far away from the city as possible and as deep into the bush as one can go. Her childhood memories include her running away from the sounds of hippos while stepping off her houseboat on Lake Kariba... Read more

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Cameron Pearce - Tailormade Africa's Private Safari Guide

Some children dream of becoming doctors or astronauts or firemen… not our Cameron though! From when he was knee-high to an elephant he knew he wanted to live the life of a safari guide. Although growing up in the melting pot of Johannesburg is not the most obvious place to start, it certainly gave him an appreciation and fascination of Africa’s people and cultures. After school that he decided to study business management before embarking on his journey ... Read more

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    Rob, Clyde & Sam have over 55 years of African safari experience between the three of them. Whether you are a seasoned Africa traveller or thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to hear from you.
    Speak to an expert at +44 1932 361807 (UK) or 1 844 390 1798 (USA Toll-free) or fill in the contact form below. Alternatively, email us at [email protected].

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