Unforgettable Experiences for

Culture Vultures

Under a destination's skin

Through our years of designing journeys we’ve grown to understand that experiencing culture is a hugely personal undertaking.

Whilst some travellers would delight in trance dancing with an African tribe, others would be happier watching a choreographed tango performance, maintaining a safe distance at all costs. Some consider street art the voice of the people, while for others a hushed art gallery says it all. Mothers might connect with other mothers as they sit and weave together and children joining a game of street soccer will quickly find social differences disappear.

Celebrations always bring people together and there’s no better way to throw yourself into a culture than to join the revellers in their joy. You could throw paint with childlike abandon at India’s colourful and chaotic Holi Festival or observe the rites and rituals of Togo’s Ouida Voodoo Festival; dance at Lake of Stars Festival on the shores of Lake Malawi or whirl with dervishes in Morocco; cheer as southern right whales appear off the coast of South Africa at the Hermanus Whale Festival or participate in the most unique christening – Kwita Izina – the Rwandan naming ceremony for baby mountain gorillas.

Whether you’re in to anthropology, wildlife or the arts, experiencing culture in a way that is comfortable and meaningful for visitors and locals alike allows you to cast your inhibitions aside and really get under the skin of a destination…

You will love

  • Getting under the skin of a destination
  • Experiencing culture as a participant, not a voyeur
  • Casting your inhibitions aside
  • Engaging with locals in a meaningful way
  • Ditching the guide book

Itineraries & set departures

Wonders of Bhutan 2024

One of the world's last ‘Shangri‐La's’ - August 2024
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan remains enigmatic, unspoilt and deeply spiritual. Off limits to travellers until 1974, today the country continues to preserve its customs and age‐old traditions and is regarded as one of the world's last ‘Shangri‐La's’ and an absolute 'bucket list' destination. Our journey focuses on the iconic destinations, each jam packed with sites & ceremonies that will simply leave you in awe.

Colombia El Presidente

Itinerary Inspiration | Colonial Heritage
A 12-day itinerary with variety - explore the busy metropolis of Bogota, head off the grid to Los Llanos and on safari in a luxury tented camp, meander the cobblestone streets of quaint Barichara and delight in the coffee, colours, culture and charm of bustling Cartagena. A journey of relaxed experiences and also those for the outdoor adventurer, along with differing styles of accommodation throughout.

Souks, Sahara & High Atlas

Itinerary Inspiration | Morocco's Souks, Sahara & High Atlas Mountains
Journey through Morocco's Imperial Cities, cross the Atlas Mountans to experience the vast sea of sand that is the Sahara Desert, shop til you drop in fascinating souks and savour the seabreeze along the picturesque Atlantic coastline. This journey ticks all the boxes - ancient history, striking architecture, sunset camel rides in the Sahara, sensational shopping and exceptional cuisine. You may not want to return home...

Classic India & Pushkar Camel Fair

Inspiration Itinerary | Camels, Culture & Iconic Cities
The Pushkar Camel Fair is an Indian spectacle on an epic scale! Thar camel drivers converge on the holy town of Pushkar for just 2 weeks every November. It is a once in your lifetime opportunity to witness the colour and carnival of one of India's last great traditional fairs and, combined with a journey through some of India's most iconic cities, you have the makings of a perfect recce of Rajasthan!

Kids on Safari

Inspiration Itinerary | Kenya's playground
Kenya offers a sensational family holiday, imagine feeding a giraffe over breakfast, watching hippos wallow in the mud, seeing lion in their natural habitat. Kenyans love kids and families and many safari camps offer 2-bedroom family tents so you are safe under one roof. The camps cater for kids of all ages with kid packs, guided walks around camp looking for dung beetles, cooking classes and other thrilling and educational adventures to.

Cultural experiences

Accommodation for culture vultures

Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

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