Your African Safari and Wildlife Specialist

Be inspired by the place on Earth that Ernest Hemingway wrote about so lovingly - Africa.  Whether you are on a budget or seeking the comfort of a luxury fly-in safari, we take personal satisfaction in fulfilling your safari requirements. We provide in-depth support for the complete design and planning of your dream safari to Africa; from start to finish, ensuring an ultimate safari experience. 


We have a wide range of African safaris and tours with set departure dates to cater for guests wanting to travel in small groups. Your guide travels with you for the duration of the safari or tour, with the advantage of enjoying the company of a group of like-minded people for the whole safari, sharing an adventure that is often the basis for lasting friendships.

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Whether you are seeking a luxury fly-in safari or a more adventurous safari we will hand craft it for you.  All of our African safaris and tours can be tailor-made to offer complete freedom of choice. We design itineraries to fit the personal requirements of each guest, organising all your accommodation, transport, transfers, activities and flights.  

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African Safaris Ltd, inspired by Claire Vial's first visit to Africa 25 years ago, specialise offers these two exclusive safaris that are very popular with loyal guests who keep coming back for more adventures in Africa.  Using her extensive knowledge and experience, Claire still loves to share Africa with others, and leads these two exclusive hosted safaris to Botswana and Kenya/Tanzania each year. 

16-day Journey to Botswana

27 April to 12 May, 2019 ***FULL***
16 to 31 May, 2019 ***FULL***

Botswana is Africa's best kept secret.  From the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park, and the desert-like landscape of Makgadikgadi Pans.  You will experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and profilic wildlife Botswana has to offer.  Read more ...


18-day Journey to Kenya and Tanzania

29 July to 15 August, 2019 *** PLACES STILL AVAILABLE***

Kenya and Tanzania boasts spectacular natural beauty and bountiful herds of wildlife.  Renowned for the annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, you will visit the Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater; East Africa's premier wilderness areas.  Read more ...

What OUR Guests Say ...

Nic and I went to East Africa with no set requirements of what we had to see or do. And yet, you know, we saw the ‘big five’! And we saw lots more – an abundance of giraffe, zebra, hippos, wildebeest, elephants, lions (including a hunt which resulted in a kill of 3 zebra and the pride feeding their 12 cubs!), gazelle, impala, cheetah, leopard (with its killed antelope above it in a tree), warthog, vultures, lots of beautiful birds, and too many more to mention.

But, really, it wasn’t just about the animals. The East African people, the beautiful birds, and the landscapes and sunsets were just as appealing.  Everyone was superb. The whole experience was uplifting.  If I had listened too much to some people here in Auckland before I went I could have been dissuaded from going. Now I cannot stop telling friends and family!  It is hard to not fall in love with East Africa.

- Graham and Nicola - Travelled to Kenya and Tanzania (2017)

Popular Safaris and Tours

21-day Great Trek Adventure

Countries visited: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
per person sharing*

7-day Ultimate Namibia Fly-in & Guided Safari

Countries visited: Namibia
per person sharing*

3-day Mountain Gorilla Safari (1 Trek)

Countries visited: Rwanda
per person sharing*