Africa: Beyond the Safari


Booking a safari through Pelorus means getting a truly bespoke, immersive, and expertly planned experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are some of our most unique, stand-out experiences to get you started.

“At Pelorus, we work with each of our clients to create a completely bespoke itinerary that reflects their interests and preferences, whether you want to engage with local tribes and learn more about their culture or discover a remote area by staying in a camp set up solely for you.”

Geordie Mackay-Lewis, Pelorus Co-Founder and CEO

Our team of travel experts has years of experience planning and executing safaris around the world. We know the best places to go, the best times to visit, and the best ways to get there. From the moment you book your trip to the moment you return home, we’re here to take care of everything so you can focus on having an amazing time. And if anything comes up during your trip, our team is available 24/7 to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Community Conservation in Kenya

Embark on a journey into the world of Kenya’s extraordinary communities who are working to protect both their traditional ways of life and the wildlife that surrounds them. Spend time with the Maasai, engaging one-on-one with a number of guides, warriors, chefs, beading experts and rangers. Then, head north to the Samburu people where you can participate in the warrior games to test your skills and join in for some friendly competition.


Go Interstellar in Namibia

A land of desolation, dunes and desert-adapted wildlife awaits, with sweeping views over the vast landscape and an extraordinary world of galaxies above waiting to be uncovered on this unique star safari. Sleep out under the stars and enjoy guided astronomy experiences at three of Namibia’s top lodges. Learn about the deep cultural and spiritual connection that indigenous tribes have with the stars before taking in the mesmerizing Sossusvlei and Namib desertscapes from heli or hot air balloon.


The big 5 and more: showcasing South Africa's diversity

South Africa has diversity in spades, with an incredible variety of animal and bird life. Embark on the ultimate safari expedition to seek out as many of these fascinating creatures as possible, all while living in the lap of luxury. From the Cape Floral Kingdom’s unique botanicals and marine life and the abundant leopards and Big 5 at Londolozi to the Kalahari Desert’s elusive mammals (think pangolin, bat-eared foxes and black-maned lions), you’ll come face-to-face with the widest variety of wildlife and bird species in the country.


Botswana: Go Further than the 4x4

Look beyond the traditional 4×4 safari and you’ll discover there are so many more ways to get out and explore Botswana’s landscapes. Adventure on foot as you embark on a guided walking safari, quad bike across millennia-old salt pans or gallop across the Kalahari Desert on horseback. View elephants swimming as you navigate the waterways by motorized boat, or quietly cruise along in a traditional mokoro canoe. Then, take to the skies in a light aircraft, helicopter or hot air balloon to gain a completely new perspective over the dramatically shifting landscapes below.



These are just a few examples of the incredible trips that our Travel Designers can create. To start planning your bespoke safari, please get in touch.

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