Welcome to the Africa Explorer website.
You might have expected pretty pictures of lodges, fine words, reassurances
of knowledge, competence, etc. In truth, all competent African tour operators
sell more or less the same things; so most websites look similar.
And when you’ve replied, got their brochure and their ideas, what
are you going to do? Being web-literate, you are going to check the ideas
yourselves, aren't you? And look at more pretty pictures, fine words, reassurances,
etc. from the lodges or hotels suggested.
Therefore no fancy website for us, we want to
concentrate on what we do best — organising your safari to
Africa Explorer, in the impartial words of the guide books, is a tiny but
knowledgeable UK tour operator. I am jovial, says one author; well, I try
We specialise in tailormade safaris in southern Africa. We will organise
your holiday in Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia
In order to do that, the MOST important thing we need is YOUR details.
Where do you want to go, when, for how long and how many people are in
your party. Do you want to drive yourself? Do you want to go camping, stay
in lodges or would you like a mix of accommodation; simple B&B’s
in some places and splurge out on a safari lodge somewhere else? What would
you like to do? Are you looking for wildlife, scenery, history, culture,
beaches, relaxation or active sports? Africa has it all. Tell us your ideas,
your needs and as much about your likes and dislikes as you will tell us.
And we will plan your safari especially for you.
Upon receiving your request, we will respond as quickly as possibly, even
if it is just to say that we are busy and will take a week or so to do
Each safari is planned by me, John Haycock, especially
for you, to your specifications, ideas and budget.Each safari
is planned by me, John Haycock, especially for you, to your specifications,
ideas and budget. We will then send a letter or email, draft itinerary
or outline plan for discussion, with approximate prices, totally itemised.
Unusual, but part of our philosophy of transparency. We will work on
your safari until you are completely happy with it. Before you depart
you will receive an amazingly detailed itinerary with precise directions,
instructions, hints and tips, maps, plans, sketches. There is also
safari advice, contact details and emergency information.
All that there is left for you to do is to, enjoy your safari.
Unwind in game lodges, hotels, B&Bs, cottages, tree houses, tented
camps or even rent an apartment or house for a few days. Travel by air,
using scheduled flights or special charters - or go by road, driving
yourselves. When you want or need a guide, one will be there.
See the famous tourist sights, big and small game, an amazing variety
of birds, the Cape Floral kingdom, the people and all the must-sees in
this wonderful mixture of countries.
Don't forget to take a football for the children
in Africa. Footballs For Fun is a charity that sells Fairtrade footballs
in the national colours of many African countries.
Relax as you discover nature's many secrets, enjoy the excellent food
and wines, then sleep soundly in the massive silences of the African
For more information or advice please fill in the brochure request below
or get in touch. You can reach us on tel: + 44 (0)20 89 87 87 42 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you go, don't forget to take a football for the children in Africa.
Footballs For Fun is a charity that sells Fairtrade footballs in the
national colours of many African countries. The balls come flatpacked
for easy packing, with a pump and valve and will bring a big smile to
any child's face. All of the profits are donated to charities in Africa.
You can buy them online at www.footballs4fun.org
Africa awaits — when will you go?