For us here at Tailormade Africa arranging someone's very first safari is the most exciting and rewarding part of our job. It is hard to get across to people what to expect let alone the deep life changing experience that is about to befall the first time Africa safari client. Indeed Our directors frequently talk about how envious they are of that "first time" feeling. The awe of seeing your first Zebra, giraffe, Elephant and Lion or Leopard is something that you just can't quite be prepared for. It is simply exhilarating and if you are reading this as a newbie to the safari world you should be delirious with excitement at what awaits you.
Truth be told, your first safari can hardly ever fail to deliver a decent experience and you do not yet have the knowledge or a barometer to know the difference between an average safari or a safari experience at the very top of its game. You will not yet understand how important the quality of guiding is to making your safari go from good to extraordinary and this is partly because you will just be super excited to see everything that you will see. However, we know how to give you it all on your first safari and there are several countries that we believe are best for this particular category of safari travel. Tanzania is probably the best first time destination as you pretty much get most of an African safari, the variety of species, the mixtures of habitats and ecosystems and a decent infusion of authentic local culture. All these elements put together are fundamental in getting the most out of Africa will give you the injection of the Africa & safari bug that leaves yearning for more and more. Indeed we have clients that return annually without fail.
Having said that a first safari can't fail to deliver in reality, logistics, national park choices and choosing the right kind of safari accommodation to match your travel personality is absolute vital and is not something you can do on your own as you would with any other type of holiday travel. Africa works to her own beat and time and can be frustrating for the un-initiated, nor is it possible for you to sift through the thousands and thousands of camp and lodge choices based on imagery and trip advisor, so please don't try as you can end up with a really poor overall Africa experience. Plan your trip with one of our team at Tailormade Africa, you get our experience and knowledge absolutely free, costing you no more to plan and book with ourselves than going direct so please do get in touch.
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 first safari that would give you your trip of a lifetime experience.Enquire Now
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
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
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
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
The incredible part of the actual trip was how personal it was.
Our group of four went on safari with guides who had been in the Zimbabwe outback for decades. In many instances we had both a senior guide (of the quality who teaches, examines, and licenses other guides) and a senior tracker ... 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
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
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
Great planning and with very prompt response.
Tailor made Africa has planed our first Safari trip and definitely made it a very memorable experience. Clyde is very quick with response and very detailed about the planning and suggestions. This has made our planning much easier and hassle-free ... Read more
The service provided was excellent from start to finish.
I was given good advice on all aspects of my trip, including which camera gear to bring. My agent at Tailormade Africa was available on the phone or for meetings at all times ... Read more
Gorillas galore! Lions, leopards, lizards! Wildebeest migration! Exceptional lodging and guides!
There should be a five plus plus plus rating for Rob Morley, and Tailormade Africa. This was my first trip to Africa, but it will not be my last ... Read more
More amazing than I had envisaged.
The whole adventure had been put together with all the transfers absolutely first class. The whole holiday was fantastic and tailor-made with perfection. We never had to worry about any transfers or problems at immigration ... Read more
Excellent service - above and beyond five star.
Clyde at Tailormade Africa was endlessly patient and worked tirelessly to customise our holiday. This was our first family safari with our 7, 11 and 14 year old and Clyde was an absolute delight to deal with ... Read more
We organised our Honeymoon trip through Tailormade and it was fantastic.
I couldn't speak highly enough of the service we received from Clyde and the team. They found us exactly what we were looking for within our budget ... 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
Absolutely amazing trip..started organizing back in May and Rob from Tailormadewas really helpful and very patient with all our changes to dates etc. We trusted Rob to make suggestions on the trip and he completely delivered ... Read more
Clyde and the team were very helpful, very professional and organised everything perfectly.
Everything that Clyde said he would do, he did. The organisation was second to none, we were looked after at every juncture ... Read more
Fantastic, well organised and stress-free holiday.
Our agent Rob did a fantastic job of crafting an itinerary with us - incorporating what we were excited to do, what we weren’t interested in, and addressing the concerns that we had (as a gay couple this was quite important to us) ... 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
Fantastic tailor made crocodile trip in Zambia!
Tailormade Africa offered me a great and very professional service. Having a very specific request - observing wild crocodiles in Africa - Tailormade Africa has managed to set a fantastic 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
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
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
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
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
Amazing family safari and beach adventure in Tanzania!
We had an amazing 2 1/2 week trip to Tanzania! We spent a week on two different safari camps (The Highlands and Namiri Plains) and a week on Pemba Island at Manta Resort ... 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