Africa offers an unrivalled range of holiday opportunities, from safaris and beach holidays to conservation projects and eco-tourism. Close Encounters Africa specialises in organising tailor-made safaris, holidays and weddings in Southern Africa. From Botswana to Zambia, from honeymoons to retirement holidays, from beaches to big game safaris – Close Encounters Africa helps you to see it all.


If you’ve struggled to organise an African holiday with one of the large tour operators, you’ll find that Close Encounters Africa is refreshingly different. The ultimate unpackaged holiday company, Close Encounters Africa arranges bespoke holidays which include the destinations and activities you choose and are tailored to your individual budget.


At Close Encounters Africa, we pride ourselves on the individual service we offer to clients:

  • Unparalleled experience in organising safaris, holidays and weddings in Southern Africa
  • A dedicated travel advisor to help plan and arrange your holiday for you
  • Individual itineraries that include only the destinations and activities of your choosing
  • For those seeking the ultimate holiday experience, the services of a English speaking guide to act as your individual driver and accompany you throughout your holiday


It’s easy to make wild promises, but at Close Encounters Africa we go the extra distance to ensure your dream holiday become a reality….

“Any one of the mini itineraries you organised would have been an outstanding holiday in itself – to have five just blew us away. The really fascinating thing is that you just captured us to a tee which made for a truly outstanding trip.


The website is intended as a source of inspiration for your travels in Southern Africa. Explore the site to discover the choice of holiday destinations and activities available, read about the experience of other Close Encounters Africa clients and start to build a wish list for your own holiday.

Once you’ve a few ideas, contact Close Encounters Africa and we’ll discuss your plans with you and present you with a range of options for your holiday.

For advice, consultations and bookings, contact Close Encounters Africa on 0844 415 0155 or email us


Close Encounters Africa offer a wide variety of different types of holiday, from holidays using public transport in South Africa to luxury safaris in Botswana and ‘escape from it all’ beach holidays in Zanzibar. The planning and budgeting for your holiday section contains useful advice to help you plan the right holiday for you, your budget and your interests.

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