A little back story

A bit about us: In 1994, Shaun and I (Bruce Taylor) started with a minibus, one itinerary and a huge amount of enthusiasm for travel in Africa. Today we are running more than 250 safaris each year on 29 different routes in 11 countries. We have a fleet of custom built safari trucks, offices in both South Africa and Botswana, and are a young, growing company with over 50 employees, all as enthusiastic and passionate about Africa as we are.

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Sunway Safaris operates affordable, adventure tours and safaris for the young at heart. We specialise in holiday tours for small groups, whether you love camping or prefer to stay in lodges, throughout Southern Africa.  Our travel experiences are filled with adventure, incredible wildlife, scenic beauty and cultural interactions. We work hard to make your adventure holiday dreams come true, leaving you with memories that’ll last a lifetime.

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Our itineraries have been perfected over 19 years of touring Southern Africa with an emphasis on “getting out and doing things”. We offer several easy to moderate walks, mokoro and canoe trails, dhow sailing, game drives, swimming and other activities throughout our range of exciting, small group African adventure tours. Sunway strives to provide you with a unique, in-depth experience of Southern Africa, whether you are a first time traveller or a veteran explorer. The Sunway team is confident of making your adventure holiday the enjoyable, fascinating and amazing experience that only Africa can provide.

Why choose us?

Why should you choose Sunway for your next African safari tour? We understand that there are several options available to you when booking your African safari. We also know that you want to make the most informed possible decision about your safari in terms of what you get, what you see and experience and what’s included.

Here are a few great reasons to choose us: small groups that welcome solo travellers, two experienced Sunway tour guides as crew, guaranteed departures, all inclusive prices, plus the fact that we’re based in Africa. Absolutely no one knows Southern African safari tours like us! Read on for more info!

Small groups

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By travelling with a maximum of 12 people on your African adventure holiday, you are able to witness this incredible continent and its people without being a negative influence. This has been a key factor in our continued success. Our trips appeal to a wide variety of people, with most of our guests ranging in age from 25 to 60, with an average age of 39. The diversity of travellers and their different perspectives adds to the experience of each adventure safari.

Professional, qualified tour guides

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Group leaders are the key to any successful safari. On a Sunway adventure safari, you will travel with two qualified and experienced, registered field guides (FGASA). Two guides as crew, not a guide and a driver, adds up to an informative and interesting small group holiday. Our guides have a passion for Africa, her people and wildlife, and they love nothing more than sharing their knowledge with you.

Fixed departure dates

We guarantee certain departure dates from the first booking on each tour. All other departures operate with a minimum of four people.

Please contact our office for a list of the guaranteed departure dates or see the Dates/Rates tab on each detailed itinerary page of the website. The website’s online live availability and guaranteed status is linked to our reservations system and updated constantly.

All inclusive price

When planning the Sunway adventure holiday routes, we ensure that each safari includes the best possible sights and experiences. For example, if you go to Botswana, you simply have to visit the national parks in an open 4WD vehicle, enabling you to experience the essence of the Botswana wilderness. And, we believe you’ve not seen the true Zambia unless you’ve visited South Luangwa National Park and experienced a game walk with a local scout.

Relax! There are no hidden costs when you book your vacation with Sunway Safaris. All entrance fees are included, as well as a wide range of activities and most meals. We have included many highlights in our affordable tours, so that you will see and experience all the highlights in a single trip, without having to pay extra when you get there – note: not all safari companies include what we do in their holiday tours. So when you decide on which safari company to book with, look carefully at what you’re actually getting. You may only visit a place once, so make sure you get the most out of it.

Safety

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Our African safari vehicles are custom built to ensure comfortable and safe touring. Each is constructed by an authorised passenger vehicle builder to comply with the latest safety requirements. Each vehicle includes a safety shell and every seat has a lap belt. That’s because we want you to have peace of mind when going on your adventure holiday with Sunway Safaris on the often demanding African roads.

Responsible travel

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Our commitment to sustainable and responsible African safari tourism is reflected in our low impact travel style: we take only photographs and leave just our footprints. As an African company, we have the grassroots contacts to make a real difference in the lives of the people whose communities we visit.

Solo travellers

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Travelling alone? You’re welcome at Sunway Safaris!  About half of our clients booking a small group holiday do so as individuals. That means we will organise for you to share a tent, but should you end up having a tent to yourself, we won’t charge you extra, making your tour as affordable as possible. The same applies to the accommodated tours – we will only charge a single supplement if you insist on having a single room.

Experience

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With over 20 years of experience in planning awesome adventure tours throughout Southern Africa, our trips run smoothly with itineraries and routes that are packed with everything you just have to do and see. We visit Southern Africa’s highlights, but ensure we don’t follow the well trodden tourist track. Being adventure travellers ourselves, we at Sunway Safaris know how to plan adventure holidays that are sure to give you a broad experience of the countries you’ll be visiting.

Based in Africa

We’re an African company, unlike many other adventure tour operators to this continent. We live in Africa, we travel in Africa and it is our passion for this amazing continent that makes Sunway your best travel option.