Safari life.

the perfect safari

Step into a wonderful, wild world with us, your qualified safari bookings and tours team. We invite you on a thrilling journey of discovery to experience in real-time the exceptional beauty and mystique 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, and staffed by professional guides. Current prices, special offers and availability are sourced by us on your behalf. Leave the planning in our experienced hands and rest assured, 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, no more. Part of our service is to advise and manage your internal connections, be it by air or by road. We work closely with reliable, reputable ground and air services such as Flight Centre, ProFlight or AirLink to get you to the game reserves from either Cape Town or Johannesburg. We also arrange your pick-up and drop-off from regional airports. (You will arrange your own long-haul flight/s to Africa.)

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, direct and efficient. Marianne Birrell Safaris can walk you through the steps towards a safari tour and booking, without obligation, until you are satisfied and decide to go forward.

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

an African safari, the adventure of a lifetime

Our 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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