The Luxury Safari Company Ltd was founded in 2010 by Rose Hipwood, who has lived in and out of Africa for many years, so developing a deep knowledge of each and every remote corner of this impressive continent. Rose passionately believes that bespoke holidays are made special by the people involved, the unique locations of the lodges, and the intimate and personal nature of each trip.
It is with this ethos that Rose and her dedicated team plan seamless holidays for discerning clients wanting something out of this world. Rose’s deep love and passion for Africa is portrayed in her manner, and a conversation with Rose is nothing less than entertaining and exciting, her enthusiasm is totally and utterly infectious.
Sophie Milligan worked on a horse safari in South Africa for a couple of months in 2008 where she quickly became obsessed with everything African. Since then she has worked around the world from the Pampas’ in Argentina right up into the Alps of Switzerland and France. Sophie has always been pulled back to Africa and has certainly found her feet as one of The Luxury Safari Company’s top safari experts.
Trips to Zambia and Kenya followed and the love she has for the places and people she has met throughout her travels is evident as soon as you speak to her.
The rest of our team is made up of some amazing characters too numerous to mention, we have ground staff in every country who do an amazing job, a very strong admin team who keep us all in line, a host of private guides we work with in Africa to bring the bush alive for you, and an office dog – we are a fun company who thrive on putting together some of the most extraordinary trips one can do in Africa & The Indian Ocean.
David Webb is a wizz at design and can knock up a new logo or brochure in the same amount of time it’s taken us to make a cup of tea. We’re very lucky to have him and as the only man in the office he puts up with a lot.
Caroline Van Pragh has been with us from the beginning (2010) and again we’re exceptionally lucky to have this PR guru on our side – of course there’s tonnes to shout about and Caroline always ensures we are in the World’s leading publications. We love working on extraordinary safari trips for journalists and have even had Caroline out on safari too!
Hamish & Harry bring very little to the office apart from a strong nose for someone else’s lunch, and the ability to be able to steal it without anyone noticing. They also have honed their ‘distraction’ skills which can mean when our lovely lodge and safari camp owners visit us extra time has to be factored in for playing with these two time wasters.
With years of experience in tailor made tourism, and further years spent on the ground in Africa, we really do have all the knowledge and expertise to be able to arrange absolutely anything you like – we believe a safari is not complete by simply taking game drives, but clients must have the option to walk, fly camp, take boat safaris and much more – we know everyone on the ground and are able to organise for you to meet the right people at the right time and have a totally unique experience so you are no longer a tourist, but an adventurer. We have a team based in offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa, and Rose manages the office in England, meaning that we are always on top of things – we have stayed at every safari lodge on our books, and are constantly re visiting lodges, and keeping up to date with all new developments in Africa.
Our knowledge of Africa is unrivalled – combine this with a passion and commitment to tailor made travel solutions, and here we are. We are committed to providing you with up to date knowledge, reliable and efficient service, and seamless operations. We are delighted to hear from you anytime, anyday, The Luxury Safari Company duty mobile is always active, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just in case you would like to talk about your holiday plans, we’re always here.
Having worked and lived in Africa, The Luxury Safari Company now has the best contacts in all areas of high end tourism, resulting in the best prices at the top lodges, the best guides, and VIP treatment for all of our clients.
We Want to Protect You
The Luxury Safari Company is fully insured against tour operators liability risks in accordance with the Package Travel Regulations 1992.
We are also fully bonded under the CAA’s (Civil Aviation Authority) ATOL scheme (license number 10327), which covers all clients who book their holiday and flights through us.
If you would like to meet us, or speak to us for some advice or a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch, or contact us.