Our Difference

In this highly competitive industry, Trans Africa Safaris has differentiated itself by creating travel experiences that are immortalised in the memories and minds of the most discerning travellers. We achieve this as a result of:

Our experience

Established in 1918, Trans Africa Safaris recently celebrated 100 years of travel in Africa, making it one of the most experienced tour operators on the continent.

Our expertise

The Trans Africa Safaris’ management team has more than 170-years’ collective experience in the travel industry, giving you access to a wealth of knowledge and advice.

Our personal involvement

As a family-owned company, business is personal. Our owners are actively involved in the planning, designing and execution of all travel arrangements, ensuring continuity of quality and service. Our goal is for travellers to feel like they are part of our family whilst journeying through Africa.

Our creativity

Our travel itineraries are bespoke and customised to each client’s unique profile and needs.

Our service

Trans Africa Safaris is known for its service excellence; a reason so many of our travellers choose our company time after time.

  • Guaranteed 24-hour response time on enquiries
  • High-touch engagement from the consultant team and management
  • Regular contact with clients whilst they are travelling with us
  • 24-hour emergency assistance

Our network

We have built and grown longstanding relationships with a wide professional network of partners throughout Africa.

Our independence

We do not own any hotels or lodges and always suggest properties best suited to each client.

Our size

Small and personalised – we have a team of 19 members who love what they do and work well together.

Our representation

South African born, Johann Van Zyl represents us in the United States. He is an Africa expert possessing excellent product knowledge and travels frequently to the continent.

Our recognition

Over the years, Trans Africa Safaris has won multiple tourism awards including Best Luxury Tour Operator in South Africa and most recently, the Virtuoso award for the ‘Best Destination and Experiences Growth’ in Australasia & Asia Pacific region.