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Jewel of Africa Safaris is a family owned, South African, luxury tour operator offering you effortless access to personalized, tailor-made safaris in Southern and East Africa.

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Experience a once-in-a-lifetime completely immersive private trekking boat safari in the Okavango Delta, which will get you close to both the water and wildlife of this magical wilderness region.
9 Days 8 Nights
Your first-choice Botswana photographic safari offers unrivalled photographic experiences in three of the must-visit destinations, Chobe, Okavango Delta and Central Kalahari.
11 Days 10 nights
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The African Guide

Jewel of Africa Safaris’ travel team offers up-to-date advice, news, inspiration and tips from the road to help you plan your next safari.
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After Covid put her travel plans on hold, Connie Kakalia finally took her dream vacation in Southern Africa in June with her husband, Dave Gregson. Connie's home is in Kauai, Hawaii, and she is known for her adventurous spirit. As a seasoned globetrotter, Connie tasted Africa when she experienced the Serengetti a few years ago. Naturally, she expected a similar experience this time around. After all, Africa is Africa, right? Well, she couldn't have been more wrong. She shares her thoughts on her life-changing 21-day luxury Namibia, Botswana, and

Are you looking for a unique and exotic destination to explore? Consider taking a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, over the Equator, and deep down into the sun-kissed southern hemisphere, all the way to Africa's southwestern shore. Here, you will find a country with miles upon miles of sand dunes extending far beyond the horizon, cradled by the temperate Atlantic and steeped in history – both natural and human.

An African proverb says, 'To get lost is to learn the way'. Getting lost is simply a different way of going on an adventure. When you're lost, it is an opportunity to learn how to find yourself and listen to your thoughts, your inner being, and other people. It's a journey to self-discovery. I learned this at a very young age and have made it my life's work to help others embrace the adventure that comes with exploring the world

Namibia is an entirely different kind of luxury Africa safari destination, characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery, and significant contrasts. Here you will find majestic oceans, dunes, mountains, and deserts. This desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. Around every corner lies something else to discover and to gaze at in awe. Read on to discover our top Namibia attractions that must be included in your luxury safari itinerary. We also share some insider tips on where to go

In Africa and even the world, few places have as much to offer as Namibia. This small country is home to jaw-dropping natural beauty, unique wildlife, and various outdoor activities that are perfect for anyone looking for a thrill. From the enormous, majestic sand dunes to rushing rivers, waterfalls, awe-inspiring canyons, and even the occasional oasis, there's something exciting and unexpected around every corner. Whether you want an adventure of a lifetime or just to escape stress for a while, there are countless Namibia guided tours for you

Namibia is an entirely different kind of luxury Africa safari destination, characterized by vast open spaces, breathtaking scenery, and significant contrasts. Here you will find majestic oceans, dunes, mountains, and deserts. This desert country of rolling dunes and swirling mists stirs the spirit and moves the heart. Around every corner lies something else to discover and to gaze at in awe. Read on to discover our top Namibia attractions that must be included in your luxury safari itinerary. We also share some insider tips on where to go

International travel has come to an abrupt halt all over the world meaning we have been stuck in our homes for the past six months and we are all itching to get out there and travel again. With all certainty, we will travel again, and truth be told we all deserve an unforgettable vacation after this. When done sensitively and with an open mind, there is enormous value in planning a 2021 African luxury safari vacation now. You may not be able to jump on a plane right now

For almost 20 years we have built a reputation as one of Africa’s finest guided safari and tour operators and this is not without reason. We love what we do! We are a boutique, family-owned company with a boutique team of safari and tour experts. South Africa is our home and we are passionate about Africa and the service we provide. We love the country, its rich heritage and culture and nothing gives us more pleasure than to introduce travellers to this incredible place, its precious wildlife and its

As the national animal of Botswana, the Plains zebra (or Burchell’s zebra) is regarded as an important and much-loved species in this Southern African country. Interestingly, two zebras adorn the Botswana coat of arms, showcasing this animal as a symbol of national unity. In Botswana, these animals are part of an intriguing, but much less well-known annual migration in search of greener pastures. As the second largest zebra migration in the world this is just one of the many reasons to visit this country in the summer, better known