Unforgettable Experiences for


Deepest, darkest Africa

You’ve seen the wildebeest migration, you’ve sampled South African wine, you’ve climbed Kilimanjaro and you’ve danced with the Maasai, and now you’re thinking ‘what next?’.

Perhaps more than any other continent, Africa offers huge potential for delving into the unknown.  There are huge areas that are rarely trodden by locals, let alone visited by travellers. In Tanzania for example, you could swerve the Serengeti and head for the Selous – an impressive wildlife stronghold which receives the same number of visitors per year that the famous parks do in a day. You’ll probably count more pangolins than people! Heading deep into Africa’s interior you could visit the steamy jungles of the Republic of the Congo where gorillas climb through clouds of butterflies. In the west you could discover the lost tribal spirits of Togo and Benin; or you could set sail for São Tomé and Príncipe, known as ‘the African Galapagos’, where new species are still regularly being discovered.

As the saying goes ‘fortune favours the bold’, and if indeed you are bold enough to set foot in these parts, rest assured you will be handsomely rewarded.

You will love

  • Glimpses into an unknown world
  • Few (if any!) tourists
  • Weird and wonderful wildlife
  • Astonishing culture, with no charade
  • The exclusivity of isolation
  • The stories you’ll tell…

Itineraries & set departures

Ghana, Benin & Togo: Festivals and Fetishes

Set Departure | Culture of West Africa
This cultural odyssey will take you to the most remote regions of Ghana, Togo and Benin to discover lost tribal worlds and ancient voodoo spirits. Unique, eye opening and full of magical mystery, this spectacular journey through West Africa it offers a glimpse into a world seen by very few westerners and virtually no tourists. Led by expert guides and with the benefit of good quality accommodation en route, this is an unparalleled experience for true Africa-philes.

In the Footsteps of Dr Livingstone

Inspiration Itinerary | Zambia's wildest reaches
Inspired by Dr Livingstone’s intrepid explorations in 1852, when he began a four year expedition to find a route from the upper Zambezi to the Indian Ocean coastline, this itinerary begins in the Upper Zambezi and follows the course of the river to the Lower Zambezi, then finishes in the South Luangwa National Park - arguably the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa and the birthplace of the walking safari.

Congo Odzala Odyssey

Itinerary Inspiration | Deepest Darkest Africa
Odzala Discovery Camps are pioneers in the eco-tourism industry of Congo and their three camps combine beautifully to present a diverse journey covering three separate habitats, including gorilla forests.

Skeleton Coast & Namib Desert

Inspiration Itinerary | Namibia's Wilderness Diversity
Yearning for wide open spaces & horizons, in a mystical desert space where you feel like you have it all to yourself? Then this one is for you. Namibia accentuates the diversity of Africa, and none more so than its contrasting desert landscapes where you will feel the freedom and marvel at the great expanse of nothingness. This top notch suggestion allows you to satisfy your dreams by exploring these ancient lands with a healthy dose of adventure and fun thrown in.

Barefoot Beaches – São Tomé and Príncipe Islands, West Africa

Itinerary Inspiration | West Africa's Islands
Floating in the Gulf of Guinea, the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe are Africa's second smallest nation yet boast impressive history, wildlife and culture. This 12-night itinerary takes in the best they have to offer.

Warm Heart Malawi

Itinerary Inspiration | Malawi's bush & beach
An example itinerary taking in the very best of Malawi with its unique safari experiences, impressive wildlife conservation efforts, beautiful beaches and wonderfully warm welcome.

Out of the ordinary African experiences

Accommodation for Africa-philes

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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