Safari

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Safari is an incredible experience if you are in the right place, away from the crowds of other vehicles. Our lodges are extremely well situated to get the views you have dreamt of.

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Why we love Safari

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Whether it’s your first safari or your fiftieth, give us a call to chat through some ideas. Despite our own personal experience, we are constantly learning about new product, new lodges, creative activities and amazing conservation success stories – it’s great fun bouncing new ideas off old Africa hands. For those of you who’ve never visited, or have only scratched the surface, Africa can easily be over-whelming, so much choice – where, when, how! We are here to help you plan a truly incredible experience.

History

For those of us that have had the fortune to experience Africa’s vast wild places, vibrant cultures and extraordinary wildlife it is easier to understand why the notion of a journey is all-important. Very few visitors to Africa these days will be taking on quite the challenge facing those explorers, hunters and prospectors back in the 19th and early 20th century. Safari then really did represent a journey of mammoth proportions: uncharted territory, tropical disease, months in wild bush teeming with wildlife.

Tailor-made

We are fortunate to have been and continue to be part of organising many of our guests’ first safaris. It’s an amazing process, there’s a lot of trust involved but we back our experience and knowledge to select the right location, lodge, activities and guiding to maximise the experience. We firmly believe there are experiences suitable for all ages, previous experience and style – it’s our responsibility to put forward the most appropriate suggestions taking numerous factors into consideration.

Ideas

Over the past five years the team at True Luxury Travel have had the pleasure of creating some really spectacular safari itineraries. Multi-country expeditions taking in private guiding, big five safaris, helicopters and hovercrafts are great fun to organise – multiple elements require in-depth knowledge to pull together to ensure a smooth and unforgettable experience. However, we take just as much pride in selecting the perfect safari lodge for your three night safari in the Kruger National Park or Maasai Mara.

Safari Highlights

Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

One of Africa’s most iconic safari areas. A phenomenon of nature where the Okavango River runs out, not to the sea but into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Floodwaters arrive all the way from the Angolan Highlands in about June and water levels in the Delta can rise by up to three feet in a matter of days. A truly beautiful landscape with a jaw-dropping variety and volume of wildlife.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Tanzania’s most famous safari destinations, vast areas of open savannah and dramatic natural phenomena; teeming with wildlife and dominated by big African skies. This is such a huge tract of land with a wide offering of accommodation types and safari styles. There truly is something for everyone across the northern safari destinations, matching the expectations you have for your safari with the best lodges and guides on the ground is where the team of specialist at True Luxury Travel come in. The Serengeti National Park is most famous for the Great Migration. This annual cycle of two million animals covers vast distances in search of fresh grazing, although unpredictable in its very nature, the cycle does follow a pattern and at any time of the year it is possible to enjoy an unparalleled migration safari. As the herds move on the resident wildlife stays behind, this is where the depth of the Serengeti comes into its own, blessed by wonderful wildlife throughout the year, we often recommend visitors experience a quieter corner, away from the big herds, take the opportunity to slow down on safari and soak in the atmosphere of this very special part of Africa.

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve is situated in the central and eastern areas of the Okavango, and includes the Moremi Tongue and chief’s island, boasting one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the continent. Undoubtedly, Moremi ranks as one of the most beautiful reserves in Africa, possibly in the world.

Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Namibia’s most famous wildlife destination an area of grassland savannah, mopane and acacia bush and the famous white salt-pans. High volumes of wildlife move through and are resident in Etosha, the congregation of species around available surface water as the dry season progresses can be overwhelming!

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve is an increasingly popular malaria free safari destination in South Africa. With it's huge variety of top class accommodation and large numbers of Big Five game, this Reserve has grown in popularity in the past five years with domestic and international travellers alike.

Ranthambore

Ranthambore

Ranthambore is a five hour drive from Agra and is the National Park which is perfectly placed to include in your itinerary, especially if tiger sightings are high on your bucket list. Ranthambore is exceptionally beautiful, with a historic fortress standing within the park. Tiger numbers have increased slowly since 1973 when it became a National Park, and some tigers are now being moved to other parks such as Sariska, in the hope these parks will once again breed a new tiger population. Just outside the park, Ranthambore is also home to some of India’s most luxurious safari lodges.

How to Explore Safari Locations

These itineraries cover routes and places that are particularly popular with our guests and are designed to inspire. Every single trip we create is tailor-made and highly personalised to meet your specific requirements.

Epic Botswana

Epic Botswana

  • Explore Botswana's Highlights, including the Makgadikgadi's salty wilderness, the Vumbura Plains in the Okavango Delta & the vast floodplains of the Linyanti at Zarafa Camp.
  • From £8,700 per person, based on two sharing for 9 nights. Fully inclusive throughout, all meals, drinks, safari activities and domestic bush flights included.
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Okavango Delta and the Linyanti
On the Trail of Big Cats & Botswana's Wild Dogs

On the Trail of Big Cats & Botswana's Wild Dogs

  • Track lions, leopard, cheetah & caracal in the sand of the Kalahari. Experience wild dogs on the move in the Moremi & witness the spectacular struggle of predator and prey in Savute.
  • From £4,000 per person, based on two sharing for an 8 day predator focussed safari in northern Botswana. Fully inclusive throughout, all meals, drinks, safari activities and domestic bush flights included.
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Moremi Game Reserve & Savuti
Malaria Free Safari & Mauritius Honeymoon

Malaria Free Safari & Mauritius Honeymoon

  • Malaria free big five safari, with walking and night drives followed by a week in Mauritius soaking up the sun .
  • 12 nights from £3,500 per person including flights, transfers and accomodation
  • Madikwe & Mauritius, unique safari experiences combined with stunning palm fringed beaches. This blend of countries and cultures is a foodies delight
Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

  • Few African safari destinations carry with them the clout of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Experience the hidden areas of this vast wilderness area with a private guide and vehicle to get the most from your safari
  • A five night, privately guided safari, staying in authentic but luxurious tented camps tracking the great wildebeest migration from £5,500 per person, inclusive of domestic flights, fully inclusive safari, all safari activities and park fees.
  • Ndutu & Kogatende, Serengeti National Park
Indian Safari

Indian Safari

  • India's diverse landscapes offer's distinct wildlife experiences, bird watching, game drives and fine dining. Madhya's Pradesh's National Parks offer extremely remote tiger, elephant and birding experiences.
  • A 9-night stay, including a driver and private game drives throughout and domestic flights from £3,500 per person.
  • Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench National Park
Undiscovered Borneo

Undiscovered Borneo

  • One need's to book well in advance for Borneo. Lodges are intimate and remote. Experience incredible diversity, jaw-dropping landscapes, memorable wildlife and cultural interactions with locals.
  • A 9-night stay, including a driver and private boat safaris and treks throughout, to include domestic flights from £3,400 per person.
  • Sepilok Nature Reserve, Abai Jungle Lodge and Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Where to Stay on Safari

Explore some of our highly recommended lodges within our Safari Collection.

Sand Rivers Selous

Sand Rivers Selous

Selous Game Reserve
Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Lahad Datu
Bayethe Tented Lodge

Bayethe Tented Lodge

Eastern Cape
Tubu Tree Camp

Tubu Tree Camp

Hunda Island, Okavango Delta
Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa

Gowrie Main, Sabi Sands Game Reserve 1200
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

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We do not have any 'off the shelf itineraries'. Instead, we begin your booking with a blank piece of paper, to ensure that we only propose lodges that will fit your specific requirements and guides who will suit your personality.

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We are a certified member of the Travel Trust Association (Q1588a), guaranteeing you 100% financial protection for every aspect of your trip.

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How we create your itinerary

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1 Whatever planning stage you are at, contact us and tell us about your trip

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2 We will then create a bespoke itinerary based on your specific requirements

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3 We will then refine your itinerary until you are bursting with excitement about it

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4 Travel with us safe in the knowledge you are fully supported and financially protected

Tell us about your travel plans

Contact us for your truly bespoke itinerary

Call a specialist

You can call us on
+44 (0) 203 137 1247
(Call us today until 6pm)


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8.30am - 6.00pm

Independent Guest Reviews

Actual Expert Knowledge arrow_drop_down

Every one of our team has a huge passion for travel and spend at least six weeks each year visiting our lodges, meeting new managers and guides, ensuring our high standards are met and maintained.

Transparent Pricing arrow_drop_down

Unlike other tour operators, we do not charge you a premium for our services and as such, our prices are often better than booking direct because we can negotiate deals with our long standing relationships.

TOTAL Support arrow_drop_down

Our operations team are on call 24 hours a day to support you while you are travelling and to ensure that if something does go wrong, you are never left in the lurch. We are here to help so you can relax throughout your holiday. 

Blank Paper Bespoke arrow_drop_down

We do not have any 'off the shelf itineraries'. Instead, we begin your booking with a blank piece of paper, to ensure that we only propose lodges that will fit your specific requirements and guides who will suit your personality.

Unrivalled Guide Network arrow_drop_down

We are proud of our unrivalled network of guides on the ground who will turn your trips from a memorable one into a spectacular experience.

Hand Picked Lodges arrow_drop_down

Every single lodge that we propose to you has been recently visited by one of our team and meets the high standards that we set. Surprisingly, this is a rarity within the industry.

100% Financial Protection arrow_drop_down

We are a certified member of the Travel Trust Association (Q1588a), guaranteeing you 100% financial protection for every aspect of your trip.

100% Financial Protection TTA Innovation Awards Feefo

Safety First arrow_drop_down

We have a team dedicated to producing safety intelligence in every country that we represent as a destination, so that you can travel with total peace of mind.

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