Unforgettable Experiences

On a beer budget

For champagne taste

Knowledge is everything when it comes to organising a holiday that delivers well above its price point. It’s the difference between travelling in peak months or understanding local weather patterns and taking advantage of perfect conditions with shoulder season pricing. Its knowing which well-known luxury lodges lean heavily on their reputation and which lesser known independents invest heavily in local communities to deliver the very best guiding from those who know the bush best. It’s understanding the road networks, or reading the rail system, or knowing a man with a boat who can zip you across the water before you can even say ‘airport’.

The remote locations and small-scale nature of our holidays mean they will never fall into the mass tourism bargain bin – that’s not our style – but having the time of your life doesn’t mean breaking the bank. We can satisfy even the loftiest of champagne tastes with a holiday that offers real value where it matters most. Just ask…..

You will love

  • Taking advantage of seasonality
  • Insider intelligence
  • Small scale operators
  • The authenticity of local knowhow
  • Avoiding the mass tourism bargain bin!

Itineraries & set departures

The W Trek

Hiker Patagonia | Torres del Paine Wilderness
This journey focuses on traversing the Torres del Paine National Park. Hike between 3 and 10 hours per day, from 6 - 22km with differing altitudes and staying either at Eco Camp Patagonia in their classic domes, or in huts along the journey. Finish up with a couple of nights at the Singular Patagonia for further exploration of the area, or great food and wine and a chance for some rest and recovery.

Luangwa Chikoko Trails

Walking Safari | On foot in Zambia
Unfolding in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, a Chikoko Trails safari is a unique walking experience in one of the richest wildlife areas in the world. Hiking expeditions take you between two camps, accessible only by foot, following well-worn elephant and hippo trails. With pulses racing you’ll discover the inner workings of the African bush in a way you could never imagine from a vehicle.

Letaka Safaris Northern Highlights

Set Departure | Botswana Mobile Camping Safari
A mobile safari with Letaka Safaris is reminiscent of the expeditions undertaken by the early explorers. Each safari is lead by a professional guide who is accompanied by a small convoy of camp staff and equipment necessary for a self contained journey through the wilderness. This allows you to access remote wilderness areas within Botswana's national parks and reserves, far beyond the reaches of a morning game drive out of a lodge.

Roger Dugmore Mobile Safari

Mobile Safari | Exploring Botswana's Wilderness
Roger Dugmore is one of the pioneers of African wilderness exploration, having guided safaris for over 30 years. His safaris offer the tradition of the original safari concept in authentic remote wilderness areas. Perfect for families or groups of friends, allow yourself to enjoy a genuine mobile safari that moves to where the wildlife action is and learn from his extensive knowledge of some of the most striking areas in Botswana. Bush camping at its best.

Namibia Under Canvas

Set Departure | Back to Nature Hosted Safari
Whilst appealing to the more adventurous traveller and those seeking a more in-depth Namibia experience, this safari has been designed to offer great value. A fully on-the-road adventure, you will be hosted by one of Namibia's most reputable naturalist guides on a “back to nature” and experientially focused safari that does not compromise on comfort, exclusivity and flexibility.

Namibia Horse Safaris

Set Departure | Epic Desert Riding
The Namibia Horse Safari Company has over 20 years’ experience guiding a variety of horse riding safaris, taking in Namibia’s stunning beauty and diversity along with the hauntingly beautiful Namib Desert. Being lightweight and expeditionary in style, these are not 'luxury horse riding holidays’ per se, but they move far and fast, covering the ground required to showcase the ethereal enormity of the Namibian landscape. The solitude is the real luxury!

Priceless experiences

Accommodation for those on a beer budget

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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