Quality is paramount for us - especially in the African bush. For this reason we work only with the very best operators who are capable of creating a truly memorable safari experience for our guests. However, it is equally important that these companies are deeply committed to the conservation of nature, people and wildlife in Africa. Tourism provides the much needed means for conservation work and by choosing the right partners, you as a guest have alreday contributed to conservation in Africa.

Of course we know many more fine operators and we are happy to recommend their camp and services. We work completely independent and very often combine lodges from different providers in one trip in order to create the most exciting itinerary for our clients.
Wilderness Destinations
We are preferred partner of Wilderness, the major provider of eco-lodges in Southern Africa. Wilderness Lodges are situated in prime locations and built with the utmost care and respect for nature. Each lodge is unique and offers very high standards. Private concessions offer the few number of visitors an unparalleled wildlife adventure. Impressive wilderness experiences, exquisite food in spectacular surroundings and romantic evenings around the campfire ensure a truly sensational holiday.
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Great Plains Conservation
Great Plains operates high quality camps in Botswana (Duba, Selinda, Zarafa) and is also present in Kenya with Ol Donyo Lodge in the Chyulu Hills and the best camps in the Mara Conservancies (Mara Plains, Mara Nyika, etc). Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the charismatic owners of Great Plains, are well-known conservationists, filmmakers and National Geographic explorers in-large who have won several international awards for their wildlife films. The Jouberts and Great Plains have been tirelessly fighting for the protection of endangered species for more than thirty years.
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The name Singita puts a smile on the face of even our most demanding guests. Singita started in 1993 with the construction of Ebony Lodge in the Sabi Sand / Greater Kruger area. The portfolio was expanded with more lodges in the Kruger area, Zimbabwe (Pamushana), Tanzania (Grumeti Reserve and Mara River) and most recently in Rwanda (Volcanoes). Singita combines ecotourism and conservation with the highest quality of service.
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Nomad Tanzania
Nomad Tanzania is one of the first safari operators in East Africa and one of our favourite partners in Tanzania. Nomad operates camps not only in northern Tanzania (Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti), but also in the southern parks Nyerere (Selous) and Ruaha, and in the remote west in Katavi and Mahale. Nomad's Greystoke Mahale is one of the most enchanting camps anywhere in Africa. Nomad Tanzania is authentic, honest and has been committed to conservation and local people since the beginning more than 20 years ago.
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Natural Selection
Natural Selection is a relatively new company, but their roots in the African safari business run deep. Driven by some reputable safari pioneers, the company grew very fast and now offers a fine selection of camps throughout Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. The team of Natural Selections puts conservation first and uses safari tourism as an incredibly powerful tool for conserving and protecting Africa’s last great wild places. Their purpose is “to be a force for good in the protection of natural habitats”.
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Kwando Safaris
Kwando Safaris is committed to the protection of the unique and precious eco-system in which they run their safaris in Botswana. Kwando Safaris is a 100% citizen-owned company and they are also invested in the empowerment and development of local citizens. Kwando is the custodian of two extensive private concessions in Botswana, the original Kwando Reserve (232,000 ha) in the Linyanti Area and the Kwara Reserve (175,000 ha) in the core Okavango Delta.
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&BEYOND was launched with the creation of Phinda Private Game Reserve in 1991. It was the first private game reserve in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Over the last 30 years and more &BEYOND has grown to a company that conserves more than a million acres of land, not only in Africa, but also in Asia and South America. Their ethos is Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People. We contributed to the relocation of rhinos from &BEYONDs Phinda Reserve to Botswana that took place in 2017.
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Volcanoes Safaris
Volcanoes Safaris has been at the forefront of reviving gorilla and chimpanzee ecotourism in Uganda and Rwanda since 1997 when the company was founded in Uganda by Praveen Moman. Volcanoes Safaris helped kick-start gorilla tourism in Rwanda after the genocide through the Volcanoes BLCF Partnership Project in 2003. In 2004 Virunga Lodge was built in Rwanda, the first lodge to be built by an international lodge company in Rwanda after the war. Today, the company runs five of the finest properties in Uganda and Rwanda, ideally located to experience the gorillas and chimps of Eastern Africa.
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Chiawa Safaris
In 1989, the Cumings family founded Chiawa Camp, and pioneered tourism into the Lower Zambezi National Park. The family has invested hugely in protecting wildlife and developing the park ever since, and deserves every respect for their monumental effort. Grant and Dave Cumings became Honorary Wildlife Police Officers in the 1980’s, when they first started exploring the Lower Zambezi National Park. The whole area was totally devoid of any protective presence and the poaching was more serious than they ever could have imagined. It was during this time that Conservation Lower Zambezi was formed.
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Classic Zambia
Classic Zambia Safaris is one of the few remaining owner–run operations in Zambia. It is Jeffery and McKeith Safaris, based in the Kafue National Park and Tusk and Mane Safaris, based in the Lower Zambezi that operate under the umbrella of Classic Zambia. SwissAfrican has been supporting Musekese Conservation in the Kafue for many years.
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Time & Tide Safaris
Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris in the South Luangwa Valley in the 1950s (Norman Carr Safaris). The Liebenberg family started Chongwe Safaris in the Lower Zambezi Valley in the 1990s. In 2012, Johannesburg-born investor Thierry Dalais invests in Norman Carr Safaris, consolidates with Chongwe Safaris and re-brands the two entities under a common name: Time + Tide, adding King Lewanika in Liuwa Plain, Zambia and Time + Tide Miavana on Nosy Ankao, Madagascar in 2017. The company is committed to safeguarding the natural environments and neighbouring communities through the support of the Time + Tide Foundation.
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Robin Pope Safaris
Robin Pope began work in 1975 with Zambia Safaris, and set to developing his bush knowledge and guiding skills. Keen to start his own company, his dream came true in 1985 with the creation of Robin Pope Safaris. Tena Tena Camp was opened a year later. Robin Pope Safaris has grown since and has added new properties in Malawi and Zimbabwe under new ownership. However their committment to responsible tourism has remained unchanged and their safari business is run in a manner that benefits the environment, wildlife, the people who work for them and the neighboring communities.
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Remote Africa Safaris
In 1984, whilst seeking work as a bush pilot, John Coppinger was invited by Robin Pope to work as a Guide at Nsefu Camp for the season and his wife Carol & John Coppinger worked every season in the Valley since then. Their two daughters Christine and Jenny were pretty much born on the banks of the Luangwa River. In 1995, they started Remote Africa Safaris and started building Tafika, their daughters now just 5 and 6 years old. In 2018 Jenny and her partner, Nick Riddin, joined the company again and are now running the operation. It is great to see that the legacy continues. Remote Africa’s ethos has always been to build camps with local materials and utilise local skills as far as possible, and they have put a great deal of work into projects sponsoring education and by building and supporting a clinic for the coummunity nearby.
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Chem Chem Safaris
Chem Chem is the story of a Fabia, a Swiss Investment banker and Nicholas, a French-born hunting guide who fell in love and committed themselves to a huge conservation project in Tanzania (in 2008). Together they restored an area to the west of Lake Manyara that was devoid of animals and totally overgrazed. The aim was to restore the Kwakuchinja wildlife corridor between Lake Manyara and Tarangire Nationalpark. In 2021, for the first time in 40 years, elephants were seen travelling from Tarangire to bath in Lake Manyara and one year later, the corridor finally receives national recognition. Chem Chem operate three fine camps in the areas.
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Legendary Expeditions
Legendary Expeditions has a deep commitment to making a positive impact through eco-tourism. The Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF) was established for the purpose of conserving almost 2,900 km² of Tanzania’s protected area; including its wildlife, wilderness and the local stakeholders of these natural resources. The Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, Makao Wildlife Management Area, and Maswa Mbono and Maswa Kimali in the Maswa Game Reserve are important buffer zones and form the southern and western bounderies of the adjacent Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater ecosystems. It is an area roughly the size of Luxembourg.
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Lemala Safaris
Lemala is very committed to the protection and education of the communities in Tanzania and has focussed on the sustainable construction and operation of its accommodation from an early stage. We like to use their camps in Tanzania, located in Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Lemala started by buying out Grumeti Expeditions who owned mobile camps (now Lemala Ndutu and Lemala Mara), Ewanjan (now Lemala Ewanjan) and Ngorongoro (now Lemala Ngorongoro). In 2013, Lemala Kuria Hills, their first luxury camp was opened, and in 2018 and 2019 joined by Lemala Mpingo Ridge and Lemala Nanyukie.
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Green Safaris
The founder of Green Safaris, Vincent Kouwenhoven, was born and raised in The Netherlands. He is driven by a strong passion for Africa and has introced some very interesting concepts to safaris, e.g. the introduction of the very first electrical game-drive vehicles to Zambia. Green Safaris Conservation Foundation allocates substantial funding to support all kinds of conservation and community development in the areas where they are active. Green Safaris has added existing camps to their portfolio, such as Kaya Mawa in Malawi, Tongabezi in Livingstone and Sausage Tree Camp in Lower Zambezi, Zambia.
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Asilia Africa
The company was started by bringing Rekero Camp in Kenya and Oliver's Camp in Tanzania under the Asilia umbrella. The company has grown considerably since and now employes almost 1,000 people. Asilia is proud to be recognised internationally as a pioneering example in responsible tourism.
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