In a world where there are so many options and choices, the safari industry is not dissimilar. Across our industry, there are so many companies, like ours, that plan and facilitate safaris. With this in mind, we had to focus on how to differentiate ourselves.
In the formative stages of developing Escape Safari Co., we learnt that we could only expand our influence by forming strong partnerships and relationships with like-minded people, suppliers and organisations. To focus on working with those who share a similar sentiment to us when it comes to travel and sustanability. This collaborative spirit has led us to become active custodians throughout the journey to ensure that we leave our world a better place.
We believe in creating life-changing experiences for our guests, but, we also believe that we have a responsibility to plan safari’s that genuinely make a difference to people, wildlife and the land protected in the areas you will visit.
We know that responsible travel has a broad reach, it touches on every aspect of sustainable, intentional, ethical and regenerative elements of travel. This is important to us because with this in mind, you are able to press the reset button on what travel means, so that you can travel slower, lighter and deeper and discover how to make your travel choice count.
WE ARE BORN & BRED IN AFRICA
We are proudly born and bred on the continent of Africa. We have an insight and understanding into the safari industry that many others don’t have. Escape’s founders have worked and guided across the African continent and our travel specialists come with first-hand experience from having worked at lodges and in the industry and having travelled the continent and abroad.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF INSPIRATION & RELATIONSHIPS
Inspiration and curiosity is part of who we are and why Escape Safari Co. came to be. As a team of travelers, explorers, travel planners, expedition leaders and specialist guides, we have spent our lives getting closer to the natural world. We believe that it’s our responsibility to share our curiosity and our intimate knowledge with you, and to do this in ways that change the way you experience travel and Africa. We love people, and building genuine relationships with like-minded people. One of the best things about our work is that we get to build life-long relationships with our guests. We’re not just here to sell you a safari and disappear. We value the importance of every relationship.
Most travel companies sell “packages” and fixed experiences, but we’re different. While our website is filled with ideas and inspiration, these are only frameworks and suggestions for what is possible. It exists to provide the inspiration but they’re not the fireworks themselves. We build all our trips from the ground up – just like a tailor who fits your suit and a private chef who prepares your meals – all the while being done with empathy, care and attention to detail. No request is ever too much.
We are experts because we are travelers, explorers, adventures and guides, with over 40 years in the industry. Over the years, we have brought together a team of impassioned destination obsessives and an unbeatable network of local partners. Our team works closely with you when planning your trip, from the smallest detail to the most sublime and remarkable of crescendos. We have organized trips for our dedicated community of like-minded people who want to see and experience the world differently.
WE'LL SAVE YOU TIME,
STRESS & ENERGY
We understand that our guests lead busy lives and taking the time to plan a vacation is often difficult. At Escape Safari Co. we remove this burden from you by taking on the role of trusted advisors. We manage all of the planning on your behalf, communicate with suppliers and ensure that you are getting the most out of your trip. We help you to understand how the safari will be coordinated, how the logistics come together and leave the enjoyment up to you.
WE BELIEVE THAT IDEAS
Planning a safari can be overwhelming and its often difficult to find a starting point. There are so many things to do and so much to see, so a large part of our job is to understand your expectations and curate the perfectly balanced itinerary. In the initial phases of the planning, your ideas are what lead us and our expertise is what brings these ideas to life. At Escape Safari Co. we do not charge any fees for the planning of a safari and our quotations are obligation free.
WE OFFER CERTAINTY IN A UNCERTAIN WORLD
Modern travel has become complex and sometimes challenging. There are so many rules, restrictions, protocols, and now vaccinations that need to be considered before you set off on your journey. With decades of experience behind us, we are here to assist you in understanding the challenges that one can face when travelling. We draw on our experience and relationships with suppliers to ensure that your escape is seamless and attend to all of the unseen detail before you begin your trip, giving you and your family the peace of mind to merely enjoy yourselves, while we handle the detail.
WE TAKE CONSERVATION &
The sustainability of the globe and mitigating our impact, is at the forefront of why we do what we do. Conserving wild places, creating wild spaces for wildlife and supporting communities is at the heart of our business success. As a business we are extremely conscious about our travel choices and the impact that this has on the world around us. We choose partners who take their impact seriously and ensure it is mitigated effectively. As our business grows and evolves, our impact and the sustainability of the resources around us, has become front of mind and we are in the process of implementing measures to offset our impact on a daily basis.