Indeed, even when the ‘luxury’ element of a luxury safari is more tuned to the quality of the experience or remoteness of location in which the camp or lodge is situated, the accommodations are usually still of a very high standard. The question remains, however, what makes a luxury safari luxurious for you as an individual or group?
At Tailormade Africa we pride ourselves on being Botswana luxury safari experts. Who are we to say so? Have a look at our independent reviews from Safari Bookings.
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. For many people, “luxury” is quantified by the quality of the accommodation itself - the interior decor, service, food quality and general ambience of each safari camp or lodge.
Indeed, even when the ‘luxury’ element is more tuned to the quality of the experience or remoteness of location in which the camp or lodge is situated, the accommodations are usually still of a very lovely standard. The question remains, however, what makes a luxury safari luxurious for you as an individual or group?
Time, isolation and uniqueness of experience should all be major focal points when considering a Botswana luxury safari as all 3 of those elements of luxury have become synonymous with modern safari travel in Botswana and Africa. Needless to say that any luxury safari is going to be no small financial undertaking. It can be true that a fairly basic-appearing camp in an extraordinary location that delivers first-class experiences and guides can still reach the USD$850 per person / per night mark and more.
Botswana and South Africa are kings of the luxury safari world where opulent accommodations, food, wine and service are concerned. Botswana, in particular, manages to combine these with experiential safari and remoteness of the location, rather gloriously too, giving you everything you could imagine and then some.
To list all the camps that we love in this category of safari type would be a bit silly as it is entirely subjective and down to your own perceptions and degrees of importance of what constitutes a luxury safari. The greatest example of this would be some clients we recently had that were very fortunate to have no budget ceiling, whom we challenged to mix in a "luxury camp" that was far off the beaten track with no wifi or cell phone signal or close proximity to any other camp or form of civilization. It was a pretty basic looking camp but was the part of the trip that resonated with them most.
The best thing to do at this point is to get in touch with us, preferably by phone, to allow us to get to know you a little and advise on the kind of luxury safari that would give you your trip of a lifetime experience.Enquire Now
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Clyde and Rob are two of the most knowledgeable and passionate experts of African safari with over 40 years combined experience.
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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