A Private Guided Safari with African Gateway Travel is a tailor-made escorted tour exclusively for you and your group. We ensure that you are taken care of from the moment that you land and provide exclusive experiences for you and your small group of guests. All aspects of your tour, from the number of days, mode of transport, accommodation and visits to national parks or white sand beaches, combine to form a personalized experience that caters for your specific interests and requirements.
A Private Guided Safari is the perfect way to explore remote and wild parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. African Gateway Travel will whisk you off to some of Africa’s most beautiful destinations. We combine city breaks, safaris, domestic and regional flights, fly-in safaris, 4x4 excursions, walking safaris and a range of other exciting experiences.
Where can a tailor-made tour in South & Eastern Africa go?
Our safaris start at your main port of arrival, typically an international airport such as OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa or Eros International Airport in Windhoek, Namibia. From here you will connect to regional airports and at times make your way to your main destinations by light aircraft. Your safari itinerary can encompass as many destinations and countries as you like. Here are a few of our favourite spots, perfect for an exclusive visit.
Private Guided Safaris in Southern Africa
An abundant variety of magnificent wildlife reserves, dramatic landscapes, vibrant city life and colourful local cultures combine to make Southern Africa an ideal place for a Private Guided Safari.
South Africa is the region’s most well-developed tourist destination and there is no shortage of exclusive destinations. The Mpumalanga escarpment and the private reserves surrounding the famous Kruger National Park are ideal for an exclusive safari. The Kwa Zulu Natal province also boasts many private and exclusive game reserves with the added bonus of a range of beautiful beach destinations.
A visit to the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, rich in cultural heritage, can conveniently be included in many itineraries.
To the west, Namibia’s desert wilderness offers unique safari experiences. From the sand dunes of Sossusvlei and the treacherous Skeleton Coast to the remote Hoarusib Valley, home of the nomadic Himba people, spectacular destinations are scattered across the world’s oldest desert.
A popular destination for a Private Guided Safari is a visit to the fan-shaped wilderness of the extraordinary Okavango Delta in Botswana. When you board your light aircraft and set off on a flight above the channels, islands and plains of this unique inland delta, you will know why many choose this incredible experience. Upon landing, your wildlife experiences can be on a walking safari, a boating excursion or by mokoro (dug-out canoe).
In the northern part of Botswana, elephants roam freely across the Chobe River. Here, tiny private islands on the river offer you exclusive wildlife encounters. Across the river, adventures beckon in renowned safari destinations of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Your first port of call is no doubt the magnificent Victoria Falls or ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – The Smoke that Thunders. A visit to this magnificent fall that transforms the Zambezi River below into a ferocious torrent is a great way to start your Private Guided Safari.
Remote gems such as Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe or the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia are great options for an exclusive safari experience. Further east, easily reached by a short flight, is the magnificent wilderness of South Luangwa National Park. A stay in a remote bush camp gets you up close and personal with one of the most intense concentrations of wildlife in Africa.
Private Guided Safaris in Eastern Africa
The word safari is a Swahili term that means a journey and where better to journey through Africa than the birthplace of the very concept, incredible Kenya! Home to the world’s largest migration at Masai Mara, the Mount Kilimanjaro backdrop at Amboseli National Park, the vast and wild Tsavo National Park, and remote and rugged Samburu National Park, a Private Guided Safari in Kenya is a treat for all the senses.
A short transfer south brings you to Tanzania. With incredibly varied and majestic scenery, this East African safari destination is a firm favourite. From the peak of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, to magnificent diving in the Indian Ocean and the white sand beaches of Zanzibar, this friendly country has something for everyone. A Private Guided Safari in Tanzania can also take you to the lesser visited Selous Game reserve or the incredible Ngorongoro Crater.
Private Guided Safari combinations
How about combining your safari with a beach holiday? A visit to a beach resort along the long coastline of Mozambique or on one of the many islands that dot the Indian Ocean is a great combination with a Southern African safari.
In East Africa, your safari can be combined with a visit to the azure waters of exotic Zanzibar or a relaxing break at Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline. Another firm favourite is the combination of a South African safari with a visit to the vibrant and strikingly beautiful city of Cape Town and the picturesque Garden Route.
Whichever your interest in Africa, when we bid you farewell at the airport at the end of your Private Guided Safari, you will have sampled the very best of what this amazing continent has to offer. So drop us a line and tell us your idea of the perfect African holiday and we will prepare a custom-made itinerary and quote.