luxury, bespoke safaris to africa

Africa is all about stories and storytelling, whether sitting around a campfire at night or a grandfather telling his grandkids traditional folklore, everyone has a story to tell. Stanley Safaris' story started years ago when our founder, Shaun Stanley began exploring Africa as a child with his parents, creating lifelong memories that are the inspiration for many of the safaris he plans for his guests. This is your turn to create your own African story that will last a lifetime. Let us design the perfect Luxury, Bespoke Safari to Africa just for you.



40+ Years exploring Africa

At Stanley Safaris we live, breathe and Love Africa. Based in Africa, we have been exploring all corners of this magical continent to ensure we are the experts when it comes to luxury, experiential safaris.

Completely Bespoke

All our guests are unique, so we do not use a cookie-cutter approach when designing your dream African Safari. We work closely with you to tailor the perfect wildlife or cultural experience just for you.

Experiential Focus

We work with small, independent safari camps and lodges that we know offer our guests a first-class safari experience above all else. At the end of the day, this is why you are coming on an African Safari.

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Over the years Shaun has planned and booked multiple safaris for us. We love Africa, especially being on safari and Shaun's passion and knowledge for Africa meant we always returned for his expert advice and suggestions. 


My husband and I travelled with Shaun to Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Madagascar and everything was organized to perfection. Shaun designed the tours taking into account our needs and expectations, both in terms of wildlife and beautiful locations. We highly recommend Stanley Safaris for the competence that Shaun has acquired with the years of experience.


Shaun is a highly experienced travel agent specializing in African safaris. His knowledge and expertise in travel and tourism are second to none. He considers what is most important to you and works within your budget to create a truly unique experience.


We recently went on a family safari to Botswana with Stanley Safaris and were very impressed. Shaun is a real expert in the arena and worked hard to find us a suitable safari for young kids that fitted our tight dates. Shaun was always available to talk and even went out of his way to make infographics on the different experiences so my son with special needs would be prepared.


what we do

Stanley Safaris specializes in Luxury, Bespoke Safaris to Africa, drawing on over 40 years of exploring the most exciting and authentic areas of the continent. We pride ourselves on getting you into the best areas, at the best times of the year to maximize your African Safari experience. 

We have experienced the best of Africa firsthand from exclusive camps on private islands in the Okavango Deltatracking gorillas along the foothills of volcanoes, and meeting some of the last nomadic tribes in Namibia. It is these incredible experiences that enable us to help you fulfill your African safari dreams. Every safari we plan is completely tailor-made to suit the individual interests of you, our guests.

Stanley Safaris designs Luxury, Bespoke Safaris to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Principe, Seychelles, Antarctica, and Madagascar.

Are you looking for a family safarihoneymoon safariwalking safarihelicopter safari, or photographic safari? Are you a first-timer to Africa or a safari fundi? Whatever your situation and whoever you are, we will look after you every step of your journey.

Using our expert knowledge and personal contacts built up over years in the industry, we will match the perfect African safari camps and lodges to suit your interests and budget.

Come explore the real Africa with Stanley Safaris.

Shaun Stanley


The Stanley Safaris’ Story began in the 1980s when Shaun began exploring Africa with his parents, camping on remote islands in the middle of the Okavango Delta, meeting nomadic Himba tribes in northern Namibia, walking through the forests of Mana Pools, and going in search of leopards in Zambia. Over the next 40 years, Shaun continued exploring Africa, always trying to get away from the crowds and better understand the real Africa, the one few visitors get to experience. It is these firsthand adventures that allow Shaun and his team to create exciting, bespoke safaris for their guests. 


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