Wondrous Place



Africa is a place of immense natural beauty. As the cradle of civilisation, it is home to some of the most ancient and interesting cultures in the world and there is nowhere on earth where wildlife puts on a greater show. Here you can come eye-to-eye with the most astonishing animals that walk our planet, from the notorious ‘big five’ to the two-million-strong herds of wildebeest that roam East Africa’s savannahs, the mountain gorillas in the rainforests of Rwanda and Uganda and the unique lemurs of Madagascar. This remarkable continent also contains snowy mountain peaks, colossal deserts, pristine coral reefs and an exquisite coastline.
Discover our bespoke African wildlife safaris and cultural journeys.


• Vast wildernesses
• Epic African wildlife safaris
• Diverse scenery
• The cultures of Africa
• The sense of adventure
• A tonic for the soul



Luxury experience


Safe, peaceful & democratic, with a Smart Traveller green stamp of approval, Botswana stands as a pillar of the African community, leading the way with visionary politics, sustainability and conservation. These factors, combined with some of the most pristine wilderness and highest game densities in the world, make it an aspirational African wildlife safari destination.


In the footsteps of pharaohs


For thousands of years Egypt has been the playground of emperors and kings. Great civilisations have risen from its sandy interiors and the Nile continues to bring life to an otherwise barren land. Much of the scenery has barely changed since biblical times and the entire nation is wrapped in an ancient mysticism which has beguiled writers and romantics for centuries.


The land that time forgot


Ethiopia is an awe-inspiring and intriguing forgotten land. Its story begins with the emergence of early human-ape homins including the famous ‘Lucy’ and its history is laden with the treasures of great empires and faiths. The rich tribal culture is testament to the pride of a country that has never been officially colonised.


The Original Wildlife Safari Destination


Kenya is the home of the original African wildlife safari (the word ‘Safari’ means journey in KiSwahili) and is still, quite deservedly, the continent's most iconic destination for African wildlife safaris. One-tenth of all land in Kenya is designated as national parks and reserves, the most famous being the Maasai Mara, which plays host to the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra.


Wild, weird and wonderful


Madagascar’s African wildlife safaris showcase some of the most peculiar life forms on the planet. The wild National Parks teem with dancing lemurs, aye-ayes, fossas (a cat-like predator), rare birds, colourful chameleons, frogs, lizards, butterflies and a host of weird and wonderful insects and plants – a staggering 80% of which are only found on this island. Out-of-the-ordinary African wildlife safaris found here!


Bush & Beach Adventure


Malawi boasts undiscovered scenery, wildlife strongholds and adventurous activities to rival any of its neighbouring, and better known, African wildlife safari destinations. The Great Rift Valley has gauged an immense chasm down the eastern flank which now, brimming with crystal clear water, forms Africa’s third-largest lake: Lake Malawi.


Exotic colours, history and culture


A brief overview describing Morocco's highlights would outweigh War and Peace and still only skim the surface. The exotic colours, history and culture that have attracted travellers from time immemorial are still vibrantly visible and unlike anything else Africa has to offer. 


The pearl of the Indian Ocean


Mozambique’s beaches are the main pull for most travellers. Endless swathes of white sand sweep dreamily along the coastline, palm-fringed freshwater beaches hug Lake Malawi and the Quirimbas Archipelago is a remote paradise of azure waters, mangrove forests and community-based conservation projects.

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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