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The Destinations Africa Difference

Private Luxury African Safaris

Your luxury African safari travel company with a 5-star difference

Our speciality is providing exclusive, private luxury African safari holidays. Your itinerary will be completely personalised; tailored specifically to your preferences. Your safety and convenience is assured; our team of African Safari specialists are responsive and attentive at every stage of your trip with a comprehensive knowledge of your safari destinations. Your every stop is carried out in safety, security and perfect comfort.

All you are left to do is savour and enjoy the soulful wildlife experiences that will stay with you long after you have returned home. This is what it means to travel with Destinations Africa, the premier boutique African safari company in Australia.

In fact, this is just the beginning of how, for years, we have differentiated ourselves as Australian luxury African safari tour specialists – and why so many of our guests become friends and repeat travellers to Africa for life. Let us show you:

We know africa - it's in our blood

Africa is our first love. Most of our team were either born, or have lived a significant portion of their lives in Africa, and it is where our hearts lie. Though our African safari company is based in Australia, the very reason our bespoke safari service exists is out of a desire to share our passion with others (while giving us as many excuses as possible to return to the African continent ourselves!)

We have expended exhaustive amounts of time and energy researching, travelling to, interacting with, and vetting each and every safari destination that we recommend. We make these recommendations only because we have personally experienced the level of quality, luxury, service and skill of the lodge and game reserve hosts on offer by each service provider, as well as the sublime wildlife experiences available at the locations on our list. We are also confident these destinations are safe.

Let’s say this another way: Instead of being a mere travel agency, Destinations Africa is a bespoke, personalised tour service that focuses on Africa because we love it. And that’s why we know it so well – it’s an essential part of who we are. We invite you to meet our African Safari team

Consummate Service Around the Clock

We love what we do so we are naturally attentive, engaged, and completely passionate about delivering the most noteworthy experience possible when you decide to allow us to help you create your luxury African safari holiday. Most of all, we are genuinely interested in you, and what you desire to experience, accomplish, and enjoy on your trip to Africa.

Moreover, throughout your trip, you will find, without question, that we have only one concern on our minds. That is to attend to YOUR needs and make certain that every query, every concern and every detail of your
trip is accounted for. We make ourselves available to you around the clock, 24/7, so that at all times during
your trip, you know there is someone you can depend upon. That’s just how we do business. See what our clients say about our attention to detail

 

Destinations Africa are the best company to travel to Africa with. This is my fifth time with this company and everything always runs like clockwork. Always exceeding expectations.Travelling to many different places over the years. Everywhere I stayed at was amazing.I would always use this company and highly recommend them. Thank you to everyone.
Di Huntington
Di Huntington
13:22 18 Sep 19
My family and I spent 3 weeks in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The bookings and transfers went smoothly. The advice we were given was extremely helpful and the quality of the hotels, lodges and tour guides were amazing. I highly recommend the team at Destinations Africa
Dallas Kennedy
Dallas Kennedy
06:45 13 Sep 19
My husband and I went on a 2 week holiday to Zimbabwe and South Africa. We experienced 2 game lodges and visited Johannesburg and Cape Town. Cathy from Destinations Africa put together the most amazing trip. Everything was perfect, exceeded our expectations and we could not have had a better time. We look forward to being able to visit Africa again sometime and would certainly be getting Destinations Africa to arrange this for us. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!!
Julie Short
Julie Short
03:54 11 Sep 19
My husband and I went on a 2 week holiday to Zimbabwe and South Africa. We experienced 2 game lodges and visited Johannesburg and Cape Town. Cathy from Destinations Africa put together the most amazing trip. Everything was perfect, exceeded our expectations and we could not have had a better time. We look forward to being able to visit Africa again sometime and would certainly be getting Destinations Africa to arrange this for us. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!!
Julie Short
Julie Short
03:54 11 Sep 19
A great big thank you to Sandie at Destinations Africa for planning the most memorable and unforgettable adventure for our first trip to Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Sandie listened to us regarding our time frame, budget and “must sees” and put together an incredible 17 day itinerary that balanced both safari adventure and the sights of Cape Town. We were looked after from the moment we landed in Johannesburg to our final flight from Hoedspruit. Everything ran smoothly. Our accommodations were expecting us and we were checked-in immediately, our transfers were comfortable and on time with friendly and informative staff. All aspects of the trip were finely tuned and ran to perfection. Our accommodations whilst on safari were breathtaking due to their locations be it on the Zambezi River or because the elephants came into camp and we could watch them from our window. The staff at the lodges were friendly and happy and treated us like a member of the family. The food was fresh, delicious and abundant. Then there were the game drives. We saw The Big 5 multiple times, saw leopard and lions “in action” and even saw rhinos mating!! We were also fortunate to see cheetahs, zebra multiple times, hippos both in the water and on land, giraffes multiple times and many other wild life that we had only ever seen in pictures and we couldn’t believe how close they came. The game drives were thrilling. We also enjoyed our time in Cape Town. Our accommodation was comfortable and very handy to the V&A Waterfront where a lot of the Cape Town action is. Although we don’t usually do a Hop on Hop Off bus we found this was a great way to explore Cape Town and get to Table Mountain. Our full day Cape Winelands tour was a lovely way to see more of the area and to visit the lovely villages on the way to our wine tastings. With a couple of days to do our own thing as well it was a good balance of planned and own time. Sandie, thank you again. I’ve already told many friends about Destinations Africa and given them your name. If anyone wants a trip of a life time then contact Sandie at Destinations Africa. Sandie will arrange for you the best trip of your life. We’ll back for another adventure.
Susie Soong
Susie Soong
05:24 10 Sep 19
My family and I, went on a 3 week holiday to South and East Africa, it was unforgettable and exceeded all our expectations. It was a trip of a life time, we have traveled extensively, and this particular trip would be on top of our list, we are planning on going back in the near future. We especially loved the detailed digital itinerary that provided so much information on every stage of the trip and could be shared with friends and family.
Elisa Kisvarda
Elisa Kisvarda
03:22 21 Aug 19
My family and I, went on a 3 week holiday to South and East Africa, it was unforgettable and exceeded all our expectations. It was a trip of a life time, we have traveled extensively, and this particular trip would be on top of our list, we are planning on going back in the near future. We especially loved the detailed digital itinerary that provided so much information on every stage of the trip and could be shared with friends and family.
Elisa Kisvarda
Elisa Kisvarda
03:22 21 Aug 19
Our 3 week holiday to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia was unforgettable and exceeded all our expectations. Thanks to Sandie for great recommendations and all arrangements, including finding answers for all our questions. Everything went very smoothly. We especially loved the detailed digital itinerary that provided so much information on every stage of the trip and could be shared with friends and family.
Linda Richardson
Linda Richardson
06:16 13 Aug 19
We have just returned from a fantastic 19 day trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe.What an amazing experience. From the moment we arrived we were met and transferred with effortless precision. Our accommodation surpassed expectations, the food was amazing and the attention to detail, second to none. Cathy suggested we travel on Rovos Rail and that was an amazing trip. I had never thought of train travel before.. can't wait to do another! The camps we stayed in were luxurious, extremely comfortable and so exciting - Elephants wandering past your front door was an everyday occurrence. We saw the big 5, several times over and the guides we had were informative, courteous and very professional. Prior to going, Cathy designed a trip that suited our group of 4 to a tee! All our questions were clarified promptly and we were never left wondering. If you are considering and African holiday I would definitely recommend Destinations Africa for a trouble free and personalised holiday! I extend a special thanks to Cathy for being our travel manager! Sue Peterie
Sue Peterie
Sue Peterie
23:31 24 Jul 19
Rick and I have been to Africa 3 times over the past 6 years. Destinations Africa have been amazing in planning our trips to suit price, places we wish to go and suggesting the most fabulous Private Game reserves. Christa went out of her way to accommodate our needs and we have always found that each trip has been seamless with arranging pick ups, flights, luggage care and finding new and exciting Private Game reserves. The accommodation is always fantastic and we have never had any worries during our time away. Our favourite is always Savanna Private Game Reserve but we have visited many other wonderful lodges during our trips, including Stanley’s Camp in Botswana, Motswiri, Motswari, The Hide, Imbabala and also went to Victoria Falls, staying at the magnificent 116 yr old Victoria Falls Hotel. There has always been an abundance of animals at each reserve which has been the highlight of our holidays. In summary, we would recommend Destinations Africa without hesitation for an amazing experience.
Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
04:11 12 Jul 19
Hi to AllJust wanted to let anyone who may be wanting to go on a dream trip to Africa, you cannot go past "Destinations Africa".From our very 1st contact with Cathy, it was obvious that this lady knows her stuff when it comes to travelling to and around Africa. There was huge amount of information re our proposed trip well before we left and nothing in regard to queries etc was too much trouble.Everything, and I MEAN everything, was organised to a tee and absolutely nothing went wrong during the entire trip, we could not have been happierThank you Destinations Africa, you have given us "memories for a lifetime".
Trevor Walker
Trevor Walker
10:13 23 Jun 19
Thanks Destinations Africa for organising a fantastic trip the safaris were amazing Elephants Eye and Motswari were incredible we were treated like Kings and Queens fabulous foodFabulous people .
jim chadwick
jim chadwick
05:23 05 Jun 19
Hubby and I just got back from an amazing first trip to Africa organised by Christa from Destinations Africa. Christa created us a wonderful 3 week holiday from start to finish. It couldn't have been better. From pick ups, charter flights, choosing 5 different safari camps in Botswana and Zimbabwe for us, not forgetting Victoria Falls, we were met on time, every time by happy drivers, pilots and camp staff. The service at the camps was second to none and delivered so much more than we thought possible. Christa's choice of camps was perfect for us and each camp gave us special memories each different to the other. The animal life was exceptional. Destinations Africa get 5 stars from us for service, knowledge and knowing what we would enjoy. Thank you.
Bronwyn Dixon
Bronwyn Dixon
07:49 22 May 19
Our family has had two holidays at Simbavati, mainly staying at the River Lodge. Both have been wonderful experiences, really feeling that we were welcome visitors to a natural environment, still wild but approachable, and unspoilt. The River Lodge fits in to its natural surroundings while giving you all the amenities you need, we were not intruding or changing the habitat but felt very well looked after. The Hilltop Lodge is more modern and man-made but still blending gently into its environment.Destinations Africa made everything so easy for us - all our questions were answered quickly and with confidence, all the background information was sent to us to cover all aspects of a trip to Africa, not just to the game reserve. We felt that they cared personally about our group and what we wanted to achieve.Go and enjoy!
diane ross
diane ross
02:37 17 May 19
Destinations Africa listened to what I wanted, and delivered a dream trip. It was my first visit to Africa, alone, and they managed everything, all my connections and accommodation and activities. It was a perfect wish list of locations (Cape Town, Victoria Falls, safaris), the lodges were exceptional and friendly, the food was great. I saw every animal I dared to hope for, including the Big 5. Destinations Africa know what they're doing.
Jen Riddler
Jen Riddler
04:42 25 Mar 19
Travel Destinations Africa (TDA) is the best travel agent I have every used for anything. Their knowledge of Africa is unparalleled. Nothing is left to chance. The destinations themselves are superb, the arrangements seamless and all done with a very high level of personal service over the phone and via the internet. We have used TDA's services twice now and despite the fact we know Africa reasonably well will always use them when arranging a trip to Africa. I cannot recommend them highly enough
Martin Heffron
Martin Heffron
23:28 07 Mar 19
Our agent's local knowledge was invaluable, even the airport hotel was great! Ha ha. The safari at Karen Blixen Camp exceeded all expectations. We can't thank Destinations Africa enough for planning such a great trip for us.
Lainy Thompson
Lainy Thompson
22:16 21 Jan 19
The single most personal and detailed service we have ever worked with!What make Destinations Africa such a pleasure to work with was that they really took our experience, interests, passions and travel history into account. Cathy from DA interviewed my husband and I for almost an hour to deeply understand what we were interested in, how we like to travel, what experiences were the most important to us and other personal details. Based on what we provided in that initial interview, Cathy came back with recommendations, we provided feedback and she iterated on the itinerary until it was absolutely perfect. But this wasn't a simple booking service, we were provided with regular proactive updates and recommendations on additional activities as well as details on everything from the type of vaccinations required, to what type of currency we would need. We also felt completely supported by them while on the trip. Congratulations to the amazing team at Destinations Africa (especially Cathy!) for all of their fantastic work. If you are considering an African trip (and let's face it, after our experiences why wouldn't you be??), give them a buzz.
Juliette Connolly
Juliette Connolly
07:21 28 Nov 18
We are about to leave on our trip. Destinations Africa have been nothing but superb. We have been working with Cathy and the service and knowledge has been fantastic. We have done a lot of travel, and cannot recommend DA enough. Quick to respond, brilliant advice, and extremely well organised. If you're planning on a trip to Africa look no further than this company to help you create a trip of a lifetime.
Graham Connolly
Graham Connolly
23:23 30 Oct 18
We recently used Destinations Africa to organise our trip along the Garden Route (self drive) in South Africa, 8 days in Zimbabwe (a minibus for 6 people) and finally 5 days at Savanna Lodge in Sabi Sands west of Kruger National Park. It would have to be one of the best trips we have so far taken. Everything went like clockwork, the transport and accommodation was superb. The Garden route exceeded expectations. Travelling through Zimbabwe was an eye opener.. don't let anyone put you off exploring this very interesting country with amongst the friendliest people you could meet anywhere.We have been to a number of game parks in Africa and Savanna Lodge would have to be the best we've ever visited. Apart from the superb accommodation and food, the game drives were fantastic. If you want to get up close and personal with lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, giraffes... you name it, we saw it.Thanks so much Destinations Africa for such an amazing holiday. Would we recommend it?? Definitely!!
Maureen Hessey
Maureen Hessey
07:06 21 Sep 18
We have just returned from a 3 week honeymoon to Mana Pools and South Africa. Having used the wonderful services of Destinations Africa for my 2011 trip to Africa I did not hesitate to contact them once more when we decided to go to Africa.Everything was perfect. As usual, John and Sandie went out of their way to ensure they understood EXACTLY what we wanted to get out of the trip, to understand why we wanted to go to Africa and what we wanted to experience.The locations, accommodation, transfers, flights, the African support staff, everything was spectacular.I wouldn't trust anyone else to arrange our trips to Africa.
Amanda Lancaster
Amanda Lancaster
01:58 07 Sep 18
I have just returned from an incredible walking safari with Robin Pope Safaris in Zambia. What an incredible experience! With our expert guide, Kanga, we saw all of the animals we could possibly hope for including leopards, one with her cub. The staff, food and lodgings were top class and I would return tomorrow. Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel were an added bonus which we thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend the helicopter ride over the Falls.Thank you Cathy and team at Destinations Africa for your superb help with itineraries and all on ground arrangements. I would use you again without hesitation.All up, an unforgettable 5 star experience.
Julie Stewart
Julie Stewart
02:05 22 Aug 18
Christa planned the most amazing family trip of a lifetime for us! We spent 3 amazing weeks in South Africa and Zimbabwe and enjoyed every moment. Our accommodation and transfers were all seamless. We met the most amazing people on our trip and it's certainly left us with a myriad of lasting memories. Thank you so very much!
Robyn Follett
Robyn Follett
12:18 07 Aug 18
Cathy at Destinations Africa was amazing in organising a trip for myself and three girlfriends to East Africa and Victoria Falls. She was so efficient, always friendly, very patient and went above and beyond to give us the trip of a lifetime. From the moment we set foot in Africa we had a friendly face to greet us and we were never left wondering about any of the arrangements...the trip ran like clockwork. All the hotels and lodges we stayed at were terrific and the game viewing was spectacular. I can't thank Cathy and the rest of the Destinations Africa team (particularly Albatross Travel in East Africa) for all their hard work. I wouldn't hesitate in coming to them again for further Africa travel.
Denise Luey
Denise Luey
05:10 06 Aug 18
Wow Wow Wow! Just home from the best holiday I have experienced! And I'm a big traveller. I can not fault any little thing about Destinations Africa from the very beginning, and all the way through our trip, it was smooth sailing, John and Sandie are experts and listened to what I wanted and certainly delivered. Our itinerary was magic, just like Africa, trust me if you want a holiday that is wonderful and you want to feel totally at ease with the whole experience, look no further. Thanks guys for you expertise it was brilliant.
Dianne Mapleson
Dianne Mapleson
05:15 06 Jun 18

We make african travel a breeze

Thanks to our comprehensive knowledge of our destinations and the protocols of travel, you will discover
that your safari to Africa is a thoroughly enjoyable, comfortable, relaxing and, above all, thrilling experience. The purpose of our service is to take the responsibility for organising all those little details out of your hands, so that
you can focus on just one thing: enjoying and immersing yourself in your African safari holiday.

We are also able to arrange safaris for groups of varying sizes, whether individuals, couples, families, or
small groups – just let us know who’s coming!

Arrangements for corporate incentive travel are also available on request.

Total Safety with VIP Transit

Naturally, your safety is our first priority. To guarantee your comfort and security at every point of your
journey, we will meet you at every transfer point along the way to ensure your transition is safe and
smooth.

Whether this is meeting you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel, or at an airfield in the middle of
the wilderness after a charter aircraft flight, we guarantee a Destinations Africa representative will be on
the ground waiting for you. You will never be left to make a transfer on your own.

Life Changing African Safari Wildlife Experiences

How can we describe the way it feels to watch a lioness stalk a zebra in order to feed her cubs? To witness up close the sublime tranquility in an elephant’s eyes? To observe the playful young of the endangered mountain gorillas? Or to physically be in the midst of the Great Migration, where over a million wildebeest and other
large mammals attempt to cross a great river in search of food, all whilst braving the threat of hungry
crocodiles?

Indeed, there’s African safari and then there’s a Destinations Africa private safari.

Remember, when on safari, you’re not visiting the local zoo. Rather, you are enjoying some of the world’s most stunning creatures in their natural habitat. You are in the moment; observing the visceral struggle of a life and death in the wild and truly becoming one with nature.

Safaris like this take commitment, respect, and significant knowledge on the part of our dedicated wildlife game drive guides and tour operators.

When we design a private luxury African wildlife safari for you, it not just showing you some mere tourist attractions – rather, a customised safari designed around your wishes and our experience – it’s an  opportunity of a lifetime and we want you to make the most of it.

Read about African Wildlife Safari Adventures

Incredible Value for Money

Our special offer to you is that a luxury, personalised safari with us will cost no more than if you organised
it yourself. This means you benefit from our expertise, our time, our relationships throughout Africa and our constant and ongoing attention and commitment to providing you with an unforgettable experience.

Due to our close relationships with our service providers, established in many cases, over years, as well as our low overheads on account of our boutique nature, we can pass huge savings on to you. Taking your African trip with us is only full of advantages!

Learn more about our private African safari price guides.

Share IN OUR PASSION FOR AFRICA

If you’re looking for an African safari company in Australia, all that we ask is that you get in touch with us first, so that we have an opportunity to show you what we offer and to discuss your options. Our itineraries are individually tailored to various budgets, so please don’t assume that our safaris are out of your reach.

It would be our pleasure to help you create your journey to Africa.