The Evolution of the African Safari

The word ‘Safari’ was originally derived from the Swahili word meaning ‘Journey’ and through the 1900’s, the African safari has seen a journey of its own. For first time visitors to Africa and for those who return, a safari is a soul stirring experience.  No visit to South or Southern Africa is complete without a safari indulgence.



Each Personal Collection itinerary is a safari like no other, tailor-made to connect you to the spirit of Africa, showing you the beauty of her people and places, taking you on a special, personal journey of discovery.  Our destinations are endless, from the legendary Victoria Falls to the mighty Zambezi river... From the sun-soaked beaches of the Seychelles to the floodplains of the Okavango Delta... And from the Mother City of Cape Town to the arid beauty of the Namib...

Our safaris are authentic in every possible way, allowing you to experience the real Africa, with a clear focus on sustainable, responsible tourism, meaning that your Personal Collection journey can also make a positive, lasting difference to both people and planet.  Let us show you an Africa you could never have imagined, on a safari created especially for you, that will change the way you see the world around you and leave you with a lifetime of incredible memories.

With so many factors and options to consider when booking your safari accommodation, we've provided some insight into your choices.