African Based Travel Specialist

1387, Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls
Member Number: 203811 Tel: +263 778 638 557

Vayeni (pr. VAI-YE-NEE) - Creating Escapes for the Soul

Boutique Safari Design Specialist


We've dedicated our hearts to sharing what we know and love about our part of Africa. Our creativity and intuition produce an experience that moulds traveller and destination seamlessly together on one canvas.  Creating individually designed journeys is our art. We aim to achieve two positive impacts better than anyone else can.  Firstly we transform our guests' lives with the journey they take with us.  Secondly we ensure that each journey we create uplifts conservation and community on the ground.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Golf
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Walking Safaris
  • Guided flying safaris
  • Cultural activities
  • Honeymoon safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

We only work with the finest travel and tourism products in our area and we ensure that all our partners are like us and fully committed to sustainable tourism that embraces the needs of local communities, but also cares for the conservation of the environment.


27 April 2021

Victoria Falls Videos: “On the Edge of a World Wonder”

Luke & Suzanne Brown, founders of Vayeni Safaris, a boutique-luxury safari operator based in Victoria Falls have recently started compiling a series of engaging, factual and inspiring videos to showcase Victoria Falls and the region.

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20 August 2020

Vayeni helps champion #Ride4Rangers effort through its Zambesia Conservation Alliance involvement

Luke and Suzanne Brown from Vayeni co-founded the Zambesia Conservation Alliance (ZCA) together with Robin Brown from Cansaf.  ZCA creates awareness for conservation of wildlife and habitat in Africa through its #WeShareAfrica and #SportForConservation movements. It also channels out support to its selected and deserving outreach partners in the region.

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27 July 2020

Vayeni's newest venture - Safari Escapes with Kelly

Safari Escapes with Kelly is a fun and creative new safari show hosted by Kelly Hougaard of Vayeni.  The show dives into some very entertaining discussions with many leaders of the safari industry across Africa.  The first three episodes have been released and feature the following:

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21 May 2020

Zambesia Conservation Alliance

Founded by passionate African wildlife enthusiasts, The Zambesia Conservation Alliance (ZCA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to drive awareness through creative and impactful movements that connect to conservation.

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09 March 2020

Vayeni appoints new staff to Key Positions

Appointment of Kelly Hougaard as Sales & Marketing Manager We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly Hougaard to the post of Sales & Marketing Manager for Vayeni.  Kelly has a fantastic reputation in the luxury safari industry and years of superb experience behind her.  Most recently she managed all Sales & Marketing for The Hide in Hwange as well as Changa Safari Camp in Matusadona, Kariba.

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11 January 2019

Enter Zimbabwe onto the Ultra-High-End Luxury Safari Stage

Here, Luke Brown of Vayeni, acknowledges Zimbabwe’s bold entry into the high-end luxury safari arena in southern Africa.  He further discusses whether it has the staying power to sustain its new position and indeed grow its offering in this very rewarding yet competitive tourism genre. Vayeni is an independent Luxury Destination Management Company, based in Zimbabwe. The company caters to the luxury market by partnering with high-end outbound safari outfitters based in source markets around the globe.

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16 November 2018

Vayeni is growing its Team!

We are growing our team at Vayeni to serve all our partners across the world even better.  To this end we have welcomed three more fantastic ladies to Vayeni. Danielle Schutte SALES Based in Harare, Zimbabwe

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12 October 2018

Vayeni and Samphire Travel Consulting to part ways in October 2018

Vayeni and Samphire Travel Consulting will part ways from the 15th of October 2018 following a great relationship over the last 6 years. Samphire Travel Consulting have been representing Vayeni, a leading Zimbabwean based independent Destination Management Company, in the United Kingdom (UK) market.

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24 October 2017

Vayeni unveils New Look with 300% wind powered website

Vayeni has recently unveiled a new look with the launch of it's new 300% wind powered website . The announcement is in line with a concerted effort to streamline the brand to cater more specifically for its high end outbound travel partners and showcase its committment to sustainability and conservation.

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21 November 2014

Health Safaris are all the rage now

Choosing a safari itinerary where you can keep in shape is becoming increasingly popular among discerning travelers who don’t want to arrive back home carrying excess baggage.  At least that’s what our clients are constantly telling us.  Indeed it’s what we’re demanding ourselves having been on so many incredible safaris across southern Africa.  But then again what constitutes a healthy safari for some is not necessarily the same for others.  Let&rsq…

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03 December 2013

Zimbabwe's Luxury Travel Collection uncovered

Zimbabwe is renowned for its amazing hospitality and its diverse tourism offerings.  There are many hotels, lodges, B&Bs, ground handlers, activity providers and suppliers to the tourism industry that passionately forge ahead tirelessly to ensure that they are providing the very best products and services to compete effectively on an international stage.  Brand Zimbabwe’s global perception has improved somewhat in recent years, but removing entrenched opinions and changing …

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25 November 2013

7 Reasons to go on holiday in Zimbabwe right now

Written by Luke Brown, Vayeni Director When Suzanne and I travel the world and tell people that Zimbabwe’s tourism is on the rise and that it’s at the beginning of a boom, almost everyone we speak to is shocked and surprised at first.  The fact is that most people out there think that Zimbabwe is somehow in reverse as a destination.  This is certainly not the case when it comes to tourism and its only when we show people pictures and video clips of the country, often…

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