How to plan your dream trip to Africa…

So you want to see Africa? You may have an idea where you want to go and what you want to see. Weaving your ideas into a seriously addictive travel experience is where we shine. Your dreams. Our expertise. Together we can help you plan your ultimate African safari!

Let’s make it happen!

1. Give us a little detail

2. Our safari gurus will craft an itinerary just for you within 24 hours

3. Confirm the details and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

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Why choose Southern Destinations

We are Trusted

90% of our business is through client referral and repeat business. Our offices in New York and Cape Town offer clients a convenient point of contact on both ends of your trip.

We are Passionate

We love Africa and are passionate promoters of sustainable tourism that conserves animal kingdoms and uplifts communities.

We offer Value

Booking with us won’t cost you more. On the contrary, our first-hand expertise will add tremendous value to your trip and the partnerships we’ve developed over many years provide you with the best price guarantees


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The Southern Destinations difference

Tales from our trails

Africa Open for Travel – Update

KENYA  –  OPEN for international travel COVID-19 protocols and screening —–  All passengers on international flights must have a certificate… …/

My safari with andBeyond

Just before lockdown (I literally skidded home on Day 2 of hard lockdown) I was invited on a trip with… …/

Book your seamless African Adventure with someone who cares

Why book with me? I’ve been putting itineraries together for 20 years. Because I’ve traveled so extensively, I have a… …/

My safari to the Kwara Private Reserve

Overlooking a secluded lagoon in the northern Okavango Delta, Kwara offers the ultimate Delta experience with access to the permanent… …/

Feeding the hungry took up most of my time during lockdown

South Africa has a unique set of challenges with millions of people living from hand to mouth. With no jobs… …/

Amazing Matetsi : My impressions of this idyllic Zambezi River retreat at Victoria Falls

There can be no doubt that Matetsi is a striking lodge, a real gem in the Victoria Falls crown. The… …/

Eyes on Zimbabwe: Best Guides, Wildest Animals & Amazing Value

Truly exceptional guides and rangers If you’ve traveled to Zimbabwe or heard stories from those who have, you’ll have an… …/

Southern Destinations team at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town

What makes us tick as a travel team

During this global pause, as a tightly-knit team, we’ve had time to remember why we live, love and breathe travel. … …/

Kenya & Tanzania : Top Highlights & Itinerary Options

The East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania each hold an abundance of attractions for visitors seeking out an authentic… …/

Trust My Travel - Southern Destinations

Financial Protection For Your Trip

Financially, SOUTHERN DESTINATIONS has been operating in a strong and healthy capacity since the company was founded in 1997. To give… …/

Why the Best Time to Book a Safari for 2021 is Now

Science proves that the anticipation we experience in looking forward to a trip is just as good for our souls… …/

South Africa WILL open for tourism in 2020

There has been a flurry of media reports saying that South Africa is only opening up to International travel in… …/

A Safari For Purists - sundowners - Mfuwe Lodge - Zambia - Southern Destinations

Slowly, our world will reconnect

While we wait for the world to reopen, we’ve been forced to pause to consider many aspects of our lifestyles,… …/

Help us feed starving families in Cape Town

Last week the team in our office (although we are not actually IN our office) created a socially-distanced way to… …/

Scenes From Lekkerwater At De Hoop This Summer

When I returned from an agent visit to Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop in December, my biggest desire was… …/

Now more than ever, is the time to help those in need

I’ve heard Covid-19 is being referred to as a Business Class virus. In so many ways it is… Africa is… …/

Brand New Lodges with Absolutely Incredible Decor

The power of design can either make or break one’s experience of a place: whether it is your own home,… …/

TSWALU – Tarkuni

Tswalu: Remote And Unique In The Red Sands Of The Kalahari

Tswalu Private Game Reserve sits in the heart of the Northern Cape province of South Africa, within easy driving distance… …/