Hello and welcome to Safaria.
What we do and how we do it is based on one simple ingredient....passion.
It's the love of wildlife, the savanna, Kruger and people. Even the regular Kruger goer will tell you that we are like no other. Our Kruger Safari Experiences have been dreamed-up from wonder-filled stories that included ancient wisdoms, tales from before the Park opened and have been handed down over generations to Andrew who loves nothing more than to share them with his guests.
We don't like sausage machines or cookie cutters. We believe that everyones experience should be personal and unique.
Come on, time to take the journey with us and let us change the way that you experience the Kruger National Park.
We are a proudly South African Family with roots in the Lowveld since the late 1800’s. South Africa, it's wild life and heritage are our passion and Safaria was born to share this love with both our local and global family. Safaria offers the African adventure traveler personalised Half & Full Day Kruger Park Safari packages into the iconic Kruger National Park. Our guides are hand selected for their knowledge, skill and guest engagement.
Our fleet of brand new specialised Open Safari Vehicles, have been customised with your comfort and safety in mind. Our vehicles pioneer the Open Safari Vehicle market with industry leading customisation for enhanced guest experience. All our guides are FGASA qualified and our vehicles carry public liability cover of R20million and personal liability cover of R50million. Your safety is our priority and all our vehicles meet the latest South African Road Safety as well as South African National Parks regulations. We make sure that our Safaria guests can travel assured that with us you will receive nothing but the best in service and experience on your Kruger Park Safari.
Safaria is a registered member of South African Tourism Services (SATSA)
Based in White River, near the near the famous James Stevenson Hamilton's homestead (first Kruger Park Warden), we are right on the Kruger National Park's doorstep. From here we offer a variety of specialised Half & Full Day Kruger Park Safari in our fleet of brand new customised Open Safari Vehicles. With Safaria you can be rest assured that you will receive the highest standard in Private Kruger Park Guides as well as Open Safari Vehicles. We have also developed our own unique Safari Style in Kruger which blends the typical luxury lodge safari drive experience with a Kruger story board of wildlife, heritage and ancient bush wisdoms. Our guides are hand picked from some of the finest 5star lodges ensuring they have the knowledge as well EQ to engage our guests. Our vehicles are industry leading with a safari world first in that they come equipped with WiFi as well as onboard an coffee press amongst other finer details. Safaria is the premium Day and Overnight Kruger Park Safari operator and for that reason our focus is entirely on the making sure that our guests don’t just see the Kruger Park but experience this "theatre of the wilderness” from the best seats in the house. We offer our private guests and travel partners tailored Day safari packages, personalised private vehicle safaris as well as escorted safaris for those wishing to have their own guide and vehicle over the duration of their Kruger Park Safari experience.
Andrews love for the bush started with his first trip to the Kruger National Park as a 3 year old boy and that was enough to influence his life dreams for ever. Having grown up on a farm and spending most of informative years in the bush, his Schooling and University would see him go on to enjoy a successful 16 years in the Corporate world with big brands like Mercedes-Benz, Barloworld and AVIS. After 16 years it was time to head of into the wilderness and pursue his true love - the African bush. Having relocated from Johannesburg to White River, next to the Kruger National Park, Safaria was birthed and the dream became a reality. Andrews personal touch is the special ingredient in Safaria. As a qualified FGASA Field Guide,Trails Guide and Regional Birder, its really his hunger for information and the manner in which he shares it that draws his clients in.
Andrew is currently busy with his Advanced Guiding and Tracker Qualification as well as being a Savanna Biome specialist within the Greater Kruger National Park.