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Using Timbuktu was really helpful. Right away, we felt important, cared for and listened to. Thanks to Joanna, communication was super easy - She's a gem, genuinely kind, always responsive and had great advices to share. We did have a bit of a problem when we got to the Serengeti national park, but Joanna stayed available to talk about the issue and followed up as expected. Thank you for helping us realize our dream to visit Tanzania.

Marc-Olivier 1 week ago Read more

Our trip was amazing, in large part due to the customer service, both from Timbuktu as well as their on-the-ground partners in Namibia. We would definitely use Timbuktu again if we are travelling in one of the countries they operate in.

William Alston 1 week ago Read more

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Laura Wizman 1 week ago Read more

Beautiful beaches, vibrant cities (including Cape Town, a city surrounded by sea and mountain), wildlife parks, deserts, colourful cultures and a human history dating back millions of years; South Africa has it all. The only problem you might have is choosing what to fit into your itinerary, but we have a few recommendations. There's the famous Garden Route on the southern coast, the towering Drakensberg Mountains, the Wild Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park, and the home of the Hominid: the Cradle of Humankind just outside Johannesburg. Get involved in the planning of your own South Africa safari online. Mix and match lodges to create a safari that suits your style and budget.

With so much to do and see, planning a South Africa safari can be daunting, but our safari experts will help you create and refine your trip until you’re completely happy.

Look below at our suggested trip ideas and favourite lodges in South Africa or read our guides on planning your own South Africa safari and how to save money using Timbuktu.

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