Enter The Wild with Butterfield & Robinson
We’ve been going deep into the heart of Africa for decades.
And if we could impart only one thing about The Rainbow Continent, it would be this: Africa isn’t The Lion King—it’s the Louvre. With 19 million square miles of every stunning landscape imaginable, it doesn’t just take one trip to soak up all its wonders… it takes a few!
Fortunately, no one knows Africa quite like our experts. We can help you savour our favourite parts of the continent with all the inimitable style and comfort you’ve come to expect from B&R (i.e. we’ll only give you goosebumps in the best of ways).
Scroll down to see a few of our favourite regions for an African adventure, or click the button below to see our full Safari portfolio.
Private tastings at renowned wine estates. Cape Town’s coastal cool. Bike routes over rolling hills. Kruger National Park’s teeming wildlife. And a history that inspired the world. This isn’t a trip: it’s an odyssey.
No, not your in-laws—the spectacular Silverback gorillas in their breathtaking habitat, of course. Plus: lush, resplendent landscapes, from vibrant Kigali to the verdant countryside. But best of all? The resilience and optimism of the people. Experience a country resurgent.
This place, where it—quite literally—all began makes for one of the world’s most joyous safari experiences. From exclusive conservation areas to the legendary Maasai Mara, follow ancient elephant routes, track the Big Five, and watch in awe as animals (and kids!) roam unfettered, wild and free.
This kind of majesty can’t be missed. So we don’t just drive through: we head out on foot and feel the legendary landscape—rolling hills, expansive plains and massive volcanoes—right under us. The Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and the iconic Serengeti? Yes please…
With wild seascapes, surreal persimmonhued sand dunes, shimmering salt pans and stare-downs with big cats, Namibia is downright otherworldly. Explore former Bushmanland, meet the San people, tread the world’s oldest desert, and try not to pinch yourself.
As a new era dawns in Zimbabwe, its ancient wonders continue to awe: gravity-defying granite formations, thousand-year-old rock art…not to mention encounters with elephants, zebra, buffalo, rhino, and the vertiginous wonder of Victoria Falls—“the smoke that thunders.”
Dust off your khakis and prepare for unspoiled wilderness. From the winding Zambezi to lagoons, forests, and the stunning Victoria Falls, explore by foot, by 4×4, and perhaps even by canoe. At night, soak up the most vivid sunsets you’ll ever see, then marvel at an explosion of stars.
Meet Our Safari Specialists
They're Freakishly Qualified, They're Lifelong Learners And Africa-Philes, And-Above All-They Think Way, Way Outside The 4x4
Christened "Safari Specialist" by Departures Magazine, Brad knows Western and Northern Africa like the back of his (calloused) hand. "With B&R, there's never any sacrificing of safety or comfort—but we get you in deep," he grins. (From his pool. With an elephant in it.)
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Michele caught the travel bug early on—on countless family road trips through her native land. Now, with 21 years of trip guiding and planning under her utility belt, she loves nothing more than helping others discover her ever-so-amazing continent.
Hunting for honey with the Hadza? Sipping a sundowner overlooking the Serengeti? After a decade of guiding for B&R—and developing a reputation for brilliant, crazy "what if" ideas—this (honorary) Tanzanian turned trip designer hasn't just done Africa. She's perfected it.
Africa's ready for you year-round. So are we. Give us a ring.
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Our Bespoke Safari journeys blossom beautifully out of your childhood dreams, adult wanderlust, and crazy morning shower ideas. Whatever your vision is—mingling with meerkats, going rhino-spotting with your kids in the dark velvet of night, camping out on a private island under a googol of stars—our experts can bring it to life, with all the B&R panache you can imagine.
Butterfield & Robinson Global Safari Experiences
With extraordinary wildlife around the world we don’t just offer safaris in Africa. View all our wildlife experiences below.
Small Group & Private Trips
All of our small group trips can be booked as private trips (your dates, your group).
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet your every need,
with every stitch of every day crafted just the way you want it.