Leopard cub lazing in a tree at the Royal Malewane Safari Lodge | Kruger National Park‎

The perfect safari

The main reason one goes on safari is to find wild animals in their stunning natural habitats, and to view them with the respect and sensitivity that will ensure not only your safety but also their sustainability.

Safari is also the chance to explore the untamed wild being led by a ranger whose skill will help you engage and learn about this enchanting world through his/her knowledge and passion. To be able to do all of this and also relax and unwind from the stresses of home in the most beautiful settings is something no other holiday can achieve.

The best bench in the world? Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Wildlife without a check list

Whether you’re going on safari for the first time or returning to the wild, our aim is to give you the opportunity to witness nature at it’s wildest. Depending on the environments and habitats you visit, you can expect to see a whole host of mammals (including the coveted Big 5), birds and reptiles as well as trees, plants and flowers. Furthermore, our knowledgable guides will help you learn about their life cycles and the ecosystems in which they exist.

A chance to see a rare pangolin or wallowing warthog is all part of the safari experience, as is viewing stunningly colourful birds and learning about the ancient uses of flowers and trees. In our view, a safari isn’t about rushing around with a check list of the Big 5 and ignoring everything else. The right guide will unfold for you a world you didn’t know existed, and you’ll find it magical.

Mother cheetah and her three cubs in the Masai Mara

The right guide

A skilled guide will draw you into the search, allowing you to understand what to look for and spot the clues. Once you’ve located the animals, the guide’s genuine excitement, passion and knowledge will interpret the scene unfolding in front of you in a way that will teach you so much about the animals without you even realising it. A great guide’s love of the wildlife and the bush means that not only do they want to share it with you, but they also want to make sure that the animals’ comfort and safety are respected on each game drive.

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Walking Safari from andBeyond Klein's Camp Serengeti

Safety and sustainability

To view a wild animal in its natural habitat is an incredible privilege, but with it comes certain responsibilities. A well trained and conscientious guide will allow you to safely view these animals without impacting on their natural lives or the habitats in which they roam, ensuring that our own future generations are able to witness the natural wonders of the world in years to come.

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Giving back

We donate 5% of every commission to Rhinos Without Borders, so booking through Bonamy has an immediate positive impact on conservation.

Community awareness

In order to promote conservation and ensure that safari holidays have a sustainable future, the wildlife reserves and lodges with which we work all engage with their local communities to provide employment and other income. The cooperation and support of these communities is vital in the constant battle against poaching and for the protection of ecosystems and habits. You may wish to take the opportunity to visit local communities and learn about their customs and co-existence with wildlife. A visit to a local school or traditional craft centre and chatting to local people can provide enriching insights into the importance of man and beast co-existing in harmony.

Tribal visit from andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Relax, unwind and reconnect

A well planned safari holiday will also help you to relax and unwind, far away from the stresses and strains of daily life. A safari is like no other holiday and, for those who return time and time again, is undoubtedly the best way to clear the mind and reconnect with nature, your family, friends and, most importantly, yourself. It is difficult to dwell on the trials and tribulations of home and work when watching a mother cheetah playing with her cubs or a herd of elephant splashing in a river. The warm welcome and hospitality of the staff in your lodge will help you relax from the moment you arrive. Just relax, unwind and reconnect with to the sounds and sights of the wild!

Sunset at Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp

The right lodge and the right staff

The number of lodges to choose from is mind boggling, with each claiming to have the best game viewing and hospitality service. The choice between stunningly luxurious and beautifully rustic is hard to get right, but is a crucial decision for your comfort and relaxation. With deep knowledge and experience of lodging, we are perfectly positioned to help you choose the right level of comfort for you, and ensure that the quality and warmth of the service and staff is always the best.

Singita Explore - Serengeti Luxury Mobile Safari

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Getting it right with Bonamy

We strive to combine all of these key ingredients of a safari in a way that fits perfectly with you. That’s why you will never be asked to choose from a pre-arranged package holiday with Bonamy. Each trip we put together is completely unique. We take the time to get to know you properly before designing your holiday.

How it works

It’s very easy to get in touch with us and organise a first conversation. Once we’re satisfied we know exactly what is important to you Bonamy Travel will put together a completely unique itinerary for you, which once you are happy with we will beginning booking, including all travel.

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Trevor
“Toby's knowledge, sense of humour and above all, passion, create a heady cocktail that for us has yet to be equalled. Lyn and I unreservedly recommend and endorse Toby and Bonamy to anyone who has a passion for safaris that needs to be fed or indeed anyone who is contemplating their first African Bush experience.“
Trevor
Alyssa & Nizan
"Planning our African safari honeymoon was made possible entirely due to Toby and his incredible guidance, recommendations and ease of communication. We had never used the assistance of a travel planner before, and were uncertain what to expect. Toby was who responded to our initial inquiry in our early stages of research. Wow—we consider ourselves extraordinarily lucky to have found him. Truly the most amazing trip of our life. Knowing that we will have Toby’s guidance makes us so excited and hopeful to return to Africa. Everything about our experience with him, as well as the accommodations and locations he arranged for us exceeded our expectations, and left us in awe of how beautiful South Africa truly is. We are so grateful for Toby!"
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Giving back

We work on a commission basis, meaning that you pay no more and sometimes even less booking through us than if you had gone direct.

5% of the commission we earn from a trip through Bonamy will be donated to the fantastic charity Rhinos Without Borders.

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