Plan your own safari with Timbuktu Travel

Pick a trip, choose your lodges and we'll do the rest


Pick a trip

Start with one of our recommended trips or create your own from scratch.


Choose your lodges

Discover 100s of handpicked lodges to suit your style and budget.


Book with an expert

Our safari experts will help you refine your trip, and then take care of all the details.

Recommended trips

Use these as a template to start planning your own trip


The ultimate Namibian flying safari

Flit around Namibia in a teeny-tiny plane and combine the haunting Skeleton Coast with some desert action in Sossusvlei & a wildlife safari in Etosha.


The best Tanzania Great Migration safari

The focal point of this route is the Serengeti’s epic Great Migration, but northern Tanzania’s parks have plenty of other bucket-list dreams in store.


Zambia’s classic safari destinations

Experience the magic of Victoria Falls before exploring two of Zambia’s classic national parks on walking safaris, game drives and boat trips.

Timbuktu Travel

Timbuktu was founded with a clear vision: to make Africa more accessible to all, by empowering you, the traveller, to explore and build your own safari, regardless of experience or budget, while saving money along the way.

For years, safaris have been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book. Sadly, the only people losing out are the travelers themselves. We’re on a mission to change this.

Timbuktu (and technology) to the rescue!

Using over 30 years of combined Africa-loving experience, we’ve created a content-rich site that showcases our hand-picked crop of amazing African journeys, and empowers you to chop, change and refine these adventures, or simply build one from scratch—all under the specialist guidance from our experts.

It’s fun and easy, and saves you money. You explore and create. We guide you and fulfill your dreams.

It’s time Africa moved out of the shadow of elite luxury travel, and the power was put back in the hands of people from all walks of life.

Plan your own trip

Start with a recommended trip, choose your lodges and length of stay to make it your own. Our experts will then help you refine your trip, and take care of all the details.

Not sure where to go?

Answer a few simple questions to get personalised trip recommendations. See where the safari wizard takes you...

What our guests say

Find out why our guests rate us 5 out of 5 stars

We put together a bespoke trip with the guidance of a very knowledgable, experienced and dedicated member of the Timbuktu team. 

Jane • 14 nights in Tanzania

Efficient, friendly service from experts  who really listen to your needs and pride themselves on high standards.

Lesley • 11 nights in Bostwana & Victoria Falls

Everything from planning the trip, viewing our itinerary to our chosen accommodation was amazing!

Laura • 8 nights in South Africa

Plan your own safari with Timbuktu Travel