Safari life.

the perfect safari

Step into a wonderful, wild world with us, your qualified safari bookings and tours team. We invite on a thrilling journey of discovery and awe, to experience in real-time the mystique and exceptional beauty of Africa’s wilderness spaces. This is safari life, and it is magnificent.

Safari life team.

This is us, Marianne, John and Ute, a trio of hands-on, helpful safari organisers. Why us? We’ll save you days, even weeks, of online research. Our mission is to deliver the authentic heart of safari life to you. We have the experience and know-how to help you plan your perfect African safari. You’ll receive advice on connections, the best game reserves, and the good value safari lodges. Test us.

We have shortlisted a collection of hand-picked, very comfortable safari lodges that are fully serviced, well-catered, with in-house professional guides. Current prices, special offers and availability are sourced by us on your behalf. Leave the planning and the details to us, and there is no obligation until you decide to proceed. You set the pace. Typically, we will recommend lodges such as these below:

safari tours Kruger Park

Take a minute or two and tell us your safari thoughts. It gives us an indication of a good starting point for your safari.

We’ll quote you what the safari lodges publish on their websites; there is no surcharge. Part of our service is to advise and manage your internal connections, be it by air or by road. This can be complicated, but we work closely with reliable, reputable ground and air services to get you safely to the game reserves. We also arrange your pick-up and drop-off from regional airports. (You will have to arrange your own long-haul flight/s to Africa.)

Prices in 2024 range from ZAR 10,000 per person per night (approx. US$ 550) and this includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, teas and coffees, two daily game drives and a bush walk with qualified guides and tracker, and VAT. For 2025 add about 7,5% to keep up with inflation.

Your safari tour: where, when, how?

Jump straight to the most commonly asked African safari questions here for safari info at your fingertips. For more tips or answers, send us a quick email.

We’re local – your advantage.

We live here, so we know local conditions, such as climate and seasons, how to best get around, best current value for money, as well as all matters of safety.

African safari bookings made simple.

No call centre here to waste your time – how wonderful is that! Our service is personal and direct. Marianne Birrell Safaris can answer any of your safari questions as you step towards a safari tour and booking, without obligation, until you are satisfied. Payments may or may not include a deposit.

Please note: we organise ONLY photographic safaris. NO hunting here.

an African safari, the adventure of a lifetime

Some safari client feedback.

” All 14 days were above expectations, hotels, transfers, lodging, all safaris both on water, by car, walks with rangers, service at all camps, just all perfect. We did six places in 3 countries all smooth. Good job Marianne!”

“I normally do everything myself, but knowing that inside knowledge in Africa is very helpful, this time I went with an agent to set up a few safaris in South Africa. Marianne Birrell set everything up for me better than I could have done it myself after weeks of research.”

“Thank you for a beautifully planned trip, Marianne.”

an African safari, the adventure of a lifetime

More reviews are posted on the SafariBookings page for Marianne Birrell Safaris.
Our thanks to And Beyond, Pondoro, Elephant Plains and Tourism Boards for images.

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