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 know the difference between travel and Travel. That capital ‘T’ stems from being comfortable and at ease throughout your journey. It means exploring at your own pace with all the benefits of insider expertise and smooth logistics.

We love creating once-in-a-lifetime journeys. In our expert opinion, the secret to a peace-of-mind holiday lies not in the specifics of an itinerary, selection of accommodation or season of travel. But in the skills, passion, hard work and competency of a private guide. And in our pursuit to deliver this continent’s finest travel offerings, we believe it is our private guides who manage to make the biggest difference. 

What is a private guide?

A private guide is essentially what it says on the tin; a person dedicated to your travel party throughout the duration of your trip, accompanying you to the specific areas you intend on visiting. 

Good private guides are made up of many parts; 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 knowledge and experience that they bring with them is simply invaluable.

What are the benefits of having a private 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, all the 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, your 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 that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

You’re guaranteed expertise

Years of travelling Africa's incredible wild places devoted to learning about both its vibrant cultures and iconic wildlife, as well as private guiding at the highest levels, are what a private guide brings to the table. This experience gives rise to ultimate professionalism, extreme composure and unsurpassed competency, leaving you assured that you are in the best hands possible. A private guide's passion for sharing everything that makes this continent so special adds a unique dimension to your holiday, allowing you to learn more than you dreamed possible about each place that you visit and each face that greets you.

It’s perfect for families

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

You’ll have peace of mind

Eliminate all the daunting elements of visiting a foreign country. Forget stressing about whether the hotel, lodge or camp you have chosen will live up to expectations and 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. Meaning that you are free to absorb all that you see and appreciate the nuances you may otherwise miss. Your safety is also our top priority and we are here to ensure that your stay in Africa will be nothing but one incredible adventure; right through from arrival to departure.

There’ll be continuity throughout

Avoid hearing the same stories or information being repeated from different guides along the way. Having a private guide allows you to learn more from the different areas you have visited, and links various sightings from previous destinations. This way you receive the most out of your trip, ensuring there is continuity throughout. 

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 culture. Our private guides will enable you to do just that. They are able to recommend the finest wines, dishes to sample, best photo opportunities and local activities you simply have to experience. With all of these reasons, the only question you need to ask yourself is, why have you not had a private guide before?

How to hire a private tour guide

If you’re interested in a holiday that goes above and beyond the standard, travelling with a private 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, privately guided trip of your dreams. 

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