Walk (or bike, or snorkel) on the wild side.
We pride ourselves on forming deep, lasting relationships with our local friends—and we never discriminate based on species. From the depths of the ocean to the plains of the Serengeti, we’re happy to introduce you to them. (Just don’t be offended if they roar in lieu of a bonjour.)
DAY IN THE LIFE: Safari
After a long flight, there may be nothing better than waking up in a hotel that doubles as a working coffee farm. It would be rude not to have two cups, right?
A morning ride towards the safari lodge is a perfect way to shake off what’s left of the jet lag.
After an explanation of the Maasai culture from our local guide, I may have to rethink my definition of semi-nomadic. (I don’t think five B&R trips actually counts.)
Note to self: a picnic on the hood of our safari vehicle trumps scarfing down a sandwich on the boardroom table. I could get used to this.
Climb aboard a jeep for game viewing in the national park. Our guide hands me binoculars, but with one elephant per kilometre, I don’t think I’ll need them.
I stand corrected. The elephants are all over, but we’re (probably wisely) keeping our distance from the hyenas. Fortunately, the lions and black rhinos aren’t as far afield.
Back at camp, dinner is followed by sun downers and reviewing photos from the day. Debate rages over whether or not that lion was smiling at me. (He was.)
Trade the serenity of the star-lit sky for the privacy of our (surprisingly plush) personal tent. Drift asleep to the faint and distant roar of lions. Good night, Simba.
B&R Safari TOURS
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.
The guides did a fabulous job of arranging our best trip ever! The remote lodges, bush planes, and wonderful local guides made it the perfect adventure. B&R continues to deliver unmatched experiences!– Caroline & Jack Hardin, South Africa & Botswana Bespoke