When you’re taking the time to go on safari and spending big, we understand how important it is you get thoughtful, objective and honest guidance. We’ll give you our best. Our personalized attention ensures you take the private safari that is right for you.
It starts here with our four-part blog series. In it we’re sharing the ingredients that go into creating a brilliant safari you can’t find elsewhere. So far we’ve shared how knowing a local means insider access you can’t find in a guidebook and how working with our safari experts means creative experiences you can’t arrange on your own.
Our third reason for working with us on your custom safari is a big one: firsthand destination knowledge and of-the-moment experiences. Our experts are flooded with fresh ideas to include in your safari. They know these experiences are worth your time because they’ve experienced them themselves.
FIRSTHAND DESTINATION KNOWLEDGE &
We are your eyes and ears on the ground. We go on safari to immerse ourselves in the experiences, test the lodges, and get to know the guides, so we can confidently share the very best with you. We have real answers to questions that will set your vacation apart from the rest. Such as, which villa at which lodge is most likely to have elephant families pass by at dawn? Which secret stretch of valley in Namibia or nameless kopje in the Mara has the most photogenic vistas? Which routing makes the most sense so you’re not wasting a day in an uncomfortable airport? Which safari destinations are still doable (or actually better) during shoulder season, and which should be avoided? We will guide you.
Plus, because we’re constantly visiting our safari destinations, we’re a step ahead of the rest. You hear about our finds and learn about changes first, before they’re printed in glossy magazines or reviewed online. What’s more, our knowledge doesn’t go out of date. We have friends behind the scenes who let us know the moment a new road is opened, a hotel is renovated, or a rising guide or chef creates waves on the safari scene. These details can make all the difference. You won’t end up at a lodge that may have looked stunning in an editorial spread, but falls flat in real life, or find yourself in a congested tourist trap because it happened to have a lot of reviews online. Instead, you’ll be seeing iconic sites in new ways, settling into a lodge that matches your style, and being treated like an old friend. For instance, in Cape Town we will take you to the top of Table Mountain (it’s a must!), but we’ll also show you another side of the city with private artist studio visits and lunch at the home of a local jazz musician. Or, if this is your second or third safari, we can help you explore lesser-known destinations and experiences like walking the riverbanks of Zambia and snorkeling with cichlids in Malawi.
We’ll match you with the expert whose perspective best reflects your own. Each of our safari experts approach safari differently and chase their own passions on the ground. Our team includes lovers of conservation, design, active adventure, photography, wildlife, culture and more. They spend as much time on safari as possible because they love it, and so they are in-the-know when it comes to the newest experiences, lodges and guides to connect you to on your safari adventure.
Our expert Brooke Garnett is known for her helpful advice and discerning opinions. Her knack for understanding a client’s needs can’t be taught and results in special moments only someone who really gets you can think up. Whether you thrive on being pampered or are crazy about rugged adventure, she keeps tabs on unique opportunities. She’s tested night-vision goggles for after-dark game drives and stayed up all night to get the perfect shot of Mozambique’s starry skies (just ask her how). We want you to have the best safari possible. Sometimes this even means telling you when something isn’t worth it or offering ideas you may not have considered yet. There is a safari for everyone, we will help you find yours.
Meet a safari expert: Brooke Garnett
Brooke is a photography junkie who appreciates being pampered, but is always up for heading into the unknown to find fascinating animal encounters and stay in remote lodges. She’ll skip sundowners in favor of photographing during the golden sunset hours, and has a penchant for indulging in great food, even deep in the bush. She thrives on getting to know her clients and prides herself on finding the ultimate safari lodge and experience for each traveler.
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