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Jaci's Lodges - Accommodation - SuppliersSouth Africa

Set in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North-West Province, Jaci’s Lodges offers guests the ideal destination for unrivalled game-viewing, unique luxury accommodation options, outstanding service and tailor-made safari activities.

Jaci and Jan van Heteren are the founders and owner-manager couple behind Jaci’s Lodges. A dynamic duo, they have spent over 30 years working together to create and sustain their dream of a wildlife and safari experience that surpasses guests’ expectations.

Jaci’s Lodges is a true testament to the van Heterens’ insight into the needs of couples, groups and families looking for an authentic, upmarket safari getaway with no keys, no worries, outstanding food and luxury amenities…

Additionally, they are passionately committed to empowering and uplifting the individuals who make The Jaci’s Experience so special. Jaci’s Lodges is run by a team of 50 people, most of whom live in the local community. Each person who works at the lodge contributes to the daily running, management, maintenance and service that has made Jaci’s Lodges famous throughout the years.

Amazing Africa  - African Based Travel Specialist  - South Africa

Amazing Africa is an owner-managed inbound tour operator specializing in the whole of Southern Africa, as well as providing selective services in East Africa and the islands in the Indian Ocean. We offer our clients all tourist services and products in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Reunion and the kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. 

Amazing Africa offers the best of two continents: Years of working in sales and purchasing departments at major German Tour Operators provided us with the best knowledge of the requirements of the international market and the different distribution channels. Together with our strong and reliable South African partner, we offer the perfect combination of the two countries: As a team the South African composure and German accuracy and efficiency are unbeatable.

Benefit from the unbeatable synergy of two continents and experience your African dream!

Scintilla - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa

We are a boutique, full-service tour operator that specialises in immersive and unique experiences for our discerning travellers. These are curated by our travel experts and in-house touring company, who are vastly experienced with extensive product knowledge of Southern Africa. Our bespoke journeys feature stylish properties in exceptional locations and are elevated by the transformative experiences that await our travellers around every corner. 

Scintilla is part of Bidtravel, which has been providing travel services through some of the best known travel brands in South Africa for the past 15 years.

Explore Safaris by Tufayn - African Based Travel Specialist – Kenya

Our Safari products have undergone a thorough research as we want to indulge a safari with real adventure. It’s our objective to involve our clients in daily activities as you Explore our great Destinations.

We have crafted tailor made that are suitable for Luxury Travel , Set Departures, FIT’s & MICE Travel.

A team of dedicated multi-lingual guides ensure they deliver our services in the most professional and timely manner.

We truly believe in offering a unique experience with a high level of service.

Adrift East Africa (Re-joined) - African Based Travel Specialist – Uganda

Adrift, the popular Ugandan-based adventure brand associated with Lemala Camps and Lodges, made a pioneering descent of the river Nile in Uganda in 1996 (10 years after first scouting the river) before introducing commercial whitewater rafting to the country. The company has the most professional and experienced team on the continent with over 30 years of worldwide rafting and adventure experience. 

We thank over 58,000 customers who have safely rafted the Nile with us including Prince William, Ginger Spice, Mikka Hakkanen, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman.   

Adrift has two branded and child friendly properties - Adrift Overland Camp and Adrift River Club on the western banks of the River Nile, two hours east of Kampala.

Next door is the Adrift Activity Centre, a brand new adventure hub where guests can book and enjoy an unrivalled selection and combination of exciting river and land-based activities with Adrift - East Africa's most respected and reputable adventure brand.

A short motorised canoe ride across the river brings guests to Lemala Wildwaters, voted the most Instagrammable Hotel in Africa (and second most in the world), a private island retreat mid river and surrounded by thundering, dramatic rapids. Leanne Haigh, CEO of Adrift and Lemala commented:

"Adrift and Lemala have always been proud to be deeply committed to our three communities, those villages with whom we coexist, our staff and their families and our travel professional friends around the world. After two years of COVID we are especially pleased to be demonstrating this commitment to the villages of Kasambya and Kalagala.

Wildwaters was born from the waters of the River Nile and we have always been committed to recruiting staff from the villages along its banks. Our amazingly fresh fish are pulled sustainably from the waters of the river by fishermen whose families have fished these waters for generations. We are absolutely delighted to be extending our support of this entire area. Buying locally grown "fresh from the field" fruits not only means better prices for the farmer but it also shortens our supply lines and environmental footprint. We have plans to initiate egg, vanilla pod and clove propagation programs locally."

White Shark Projects - African Based Travel Specialist - South Africa

White Shark Projects is a renowned global research organisation founded in 1989. We are totally dedicated to the conservation and health of our oceans. All life is connected and as humans we must do what we can to ensure our footprint makes a positive impression on our precious earth.

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai with White Shark Projects can provide you with unique opportunities to witness the wonder of Its varied shark life. These sharks include the Great White Shark, Bronze Whaler Shark and Seven Gill Cow Shark. You can dive with these beautiful underwater creatures from the safety of our cage in a safe and professional environment.

Our team have over five decades of experience between them working specifically In the shark cage diving industry. Our marine biologists will be on every trip which enables you to have one on one contact with some of the best marine scientists in the world. We want you to come away knowing more about sharks and what we do to aid their conservation.

We acknowledge that in the absence of healthy local community development, our business would not be sustainable, let alone responsible. For this reason we devised a business model which uplifts the local community by providing equitable employment and social support at grass roots level. We have two Recycle Swop Shops that run on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon In two different areas of Gansbaai. The children collect recyclables such as plastic tins, bottles, toys, etc which earns them points. The children are then able to exchange these points for necessities such as soap, stationery, second hand clothing and food basics, plus a few toys and luxury items. Not only does this system provide much needed augmented support for the community, it reduces the scourge of litter and entrenches a habit of caring for the environment at an early age. In this manner, shark conservation is seen in a positive light, which ultimately results in a sense of ownership and commitment to the cause.

Waybird - Professional Partners  - South Africa

Waybird is a travel platform that allows travel specialists to quickly and easily showcase trip ideas, build interactive quotes, accept payments and manage the booking process from the start to finish in an efficient and affordable way.

Waybird allows you to build itineraries in minutes, with live availability, instant pricing, as well as choose from over 2,000 handpicked properties and suggested trips in Africa, Asia and Latin America or allow you to create your own anywhere in the world.

Boschendal - Accommodation Suppliers  - South Africa

We’ve got a great selection of luxury wine farm accommodation, ranging from the historical Herbert Baker-designed Cottage 1685, to beautifully restored farm cottages in the Orchards. With an emphasis on stylish simplicity, our cottages are ideal for authentic farm living with a contemporary feel. 

With access to this historic wine farm, our in-house guests get to savour the best of farm living. Join our experience guides on a walking farm tour or explore our guided hiking trails that take you through orchards and mountain fynbos. We have world-class mountain biking and hiking trails to explore, wine tasting to enjoy, beautiful dams to swim in and plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and breathe in the splendour of nature.

We offer a variety of outdoor family activities to choose from. Young farm explorers seeking an authentic farm experience can join our outdoor experience. Kids aged 5 – 14 years have the chance to enjoy a fun outdoor farm experience under the leadership and professional guidance of our Tree House team while you get time to unwind and take a well-deserved break. 

Boschendal is at its heart a working farm is, a place with passionate people who believe in crafting exceptional experiences, encouraging regenerative ways of living with nature and curating memorable moments for generations to enjoy. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Working in concert with nature, without extractive farming practices, our regenerative and sustainable farming practises ensure we leave the soil better than we found it and deliver quality products to enjoy.

Marijani Beach Resort & Spa - Accommodation Suppliers – Tanzania

A 5-star luxury beach front hotel  located on the Northeast coast of Zanzibar, in the village of Pwani Mchangani, about 45kms from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and 39 km from Stone Town. Step into pure beach resort indulgence. Stirred by the beauty of Zanzibar and brought to you by the creative minds and hands of our beautiful people, we invite you in to our dream-come-true...Marijani Beach Resort & Spa. Perfection personified.

Niarra Travel - UK Based Travel Specialist - United Kingdom

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

House of Safari - African Based Travel Specialist  - Botswana

House of Safari is tour DMC based in Maun, Botswana. We dedicate our experience and knowledge of our home to tailor-make breath-taking and memorable safari experiences. Our team is highly experienced about all- things Botswana. Additionally, we offer meet and greet at Maun Airport which is a great touch in the clients' itinerary. Our relationships with all our suppliers put us in an ideal position to recommend the best possible adventure for every budget, from campsites to the most luxurious lodges. We offer honeymoon safaris, family safaris, luxury safaris, self-drive safaris, horse-riding safaris, mobile safaris, and cultural trips.

Experience Africa Safaris - African Based Travel Specialist – Zimbabwe

Experience Africa has been creating safaris in Zimbabwe for 18 years and focuses on personalised holidays which are put together with creativity and heart so that all our visitors get to truly enjoy the authentic African experience! 

We like to keep our guests off the beaten track and show you the small owner managed safaris and “lodges with personality” in unique parts of the countries we specialise in.  We promise to keep visiting, searching and finding those best kept secrets – all with the aim of passing the experiences on to you and ensuring you get up-close and personal with the African bush and its vast variety of wildlife, personalities, beauty and birdlife.