Travel with a private guide in Africa

The emergence of travelling with a private guide in Africa has become synonymous with having a seamless holiday experience. If you've ever been on more than one long-haul vacation, you'll know the difference between travel and Travel. That capital "T" stems from being at ease throughout your journey. It means exploring at your own pace with all the benefits of insider expertise and smooth-sailing logistics. And that's what our private safari tours are all about.

We love creating once-in-a-lifetime journeys, especially trips with private safari guides in Africa. In our expert opinion, the secret to a peace-of-mind holiday lies not in the specifics of an itinerary, accommodation selection, or travel season. Instead, it comes down to a private guide's skills, passion, hard work, and insights. And in our pursuit to deliver this continent's finest travel offerings, we believe our private guides manage to make the biggest difference. 

What is a private safari guide?

A private safari guide in Africa is essentially what it says on the tin. It's a person dedicated to your travel party throughout your trip, accompanying you to the specific areas you intend on visiting. 

Good private guides wear many hats, from being a spotter, tracker, host, storyteller, aide-de-camp and concierge. All of these elements can combine to create a simply unforgettable holiday experience. Although hiring a private guide will add to the cost of an itinerary, the insights and expertise they bring with them are simply invaluable.

What are the benefits of having a private safari guide?

On a privately guided holiday, you'll get to experience the best of both worlds. You can explore some truly inspirational corners of Africa while benefiting from the knowledge and company of an expert private guide who takes care of every detail from start to finish. Each day will be customised to suit your interests, appetite for adventure or desire for soulful relaxation. Whether it means having a private guide in Cape Town, South Africa, standing in awe of Victoria Falls or meandering along the world-famous Garden Route, we'll help you create unique memories you can't replicate anywhere else in the world.

1. You’re guaranteed expertise

A private guide brings years of experience from travelling across Africa's incredible landscapes and a devotion to its vibrant cultures and iconic wildlife to the table. This first-hand experience gives your private guide a high level of professionalism and fascinating insights and stories to make your trip memorable. Your private guide's passion for sharing Africa's charms adds a unique dimension to your holiday, allowing you to learn more than you dreamed possible about each place you visit and each face that greets you. You can rest assured that you're in the best hands possible! 

2. It’s perfect for families and groups

A guided African holiday is highly recommended for families and small groups, especially if you value having a high degree of control over meals, private facilities and a flexible daily schedule. Our private guides have supervised guests in many different areas for many years. Everyone is different, and we know that. Therefore, guides adjust to your needs and requirements and understand what you are looking for. They will pass on valuable tips, ensuring you get the most out of your holiday.

3. You'll have peace of mind

Eliminate the daunting elements of visiting a foreign country, such as stressing whether the hotel, lodge or camp you've chosen will live up to your expectations. Furthermore, you can leave the aggravations of sticking to a complex itinerary to someone else. With a private guide, there's no need to worry about flight times, transfers and getting to the airstrip on time as everything will be taken care of. Instead, you're free to absorb all you see and appreciate the nuances you otherwise might've missed. Your safety is also our top priority, and we're here to ensure your stay in Africa is nothing but one incredible adventure – from arrival to departure.

4. There’ll be continuity throughout

Avoid hearing the same stories or information repeated by different guides. A private guide lets you learn more from the other areas you've visited and links various sightings from previous destinations. This way, you get the most out of your trip, ensuring a seamless continuity throughout. 

5. You’re promised the best a destination has to offer

To truly get to know a country, you need to meet its people, eat its food and experience its cultures. Our private guides will enable you to do just that. They can recommend the finest wines, dishes to sample, best photo opportunities and local activities you simply have to experience. With all these reasons, the only question you need to ask yourself is, why haven't you had a private guide before?

How much does a private safari cost? 

A private African safari is highly curated and personalised to your specific needs and wants. That means that your private safari guide in Africa will have a hyper-specific itinerary and preference sheet to ensure it meets your highest expectations. Therefore, the cost of a private safari really depends on so many factors. This includes but is not limited to when you're travelling to Africa, the duration of your stay, your transport preferences, accommodation options, inclusions, activities, and more! Your private guide will plan everything in detail while still giving you freedom and flexibility in your schedule every day. Your private safari guide will also ensure you know exactly what to expect beforehand, on each day, and ensure you head home with a full heart and memories you'll cherish forever.  

Tailor-make your private African safari

So, how to hire a private guide? If you're interested in a holiday that goes above and beyond the standard copy-and-paste itinerary, travelling with a private safari guide in Africa is undoubtedly the most exceptional way to experience this continent – on your own terms. Get in touch with one of our Travel Experts today if you want to organise the tailor-made, private African safari tour of your dreams.

Let's plan your trip

Ready to start your journey?

ZA Number: +27 21 469 2600