How It Works
Send us an email or give us a call. Tell us about yourself and what you have in mind for your safari adventure.
We want to listen to your questions, what you have read and your expectations. We'll let you know what is possible and what will be really special.
We turn our conversation into a safari itinerary, complete with photos, maps and daily breakdowns to get things off the ground.
Fine tuning. Want an extra day at your favourite camp? Someone else tagging along? We get everything in place and you give us the word when you're happy.
We are with you throughout from planning, to preparation and keeping a watchful eye out while you are on safari.
Matetsi Victoria Falls
Inspired by a spectacular location on the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people.Discover
Ikuka Safari Camp
Ikuka Safari Camp opened in Ruaha National Park in July 2016, the camp has a spectacular location atop the Mwagusi Escarpment in southern Tanzania, it is also owner run and managed.Discover
Sand Rivers is situated in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve (now known as Nyerere National Park) which is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in the world.Discover
Fanjove Island is the smallest of six islands in the Songosongo Archipelago, just off the coast of Tanzania. Palm-fringed, powder-white sands; azure, shimmering waters; the call of birdsong; and the whole island to yourself.Discover
It's no exaggeration to say there is nowhere in the world like Greystoke Mahale. Greystoke Mahale sits on a pristine, white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise water of Lake Tanganyika, with the forested slopes of the 8000 ft Mahale Mountains rising behind.Discover
What People Say
"This was our second safari with Kusini, our first being in Tanzania. Both Safaris with Kusini have been the absolutely best of the 6 safaris that we have been on. They both surpassed our expectations...the best game, best camps, best gourmet food, and the greatest adventure...all done with meticulous detail. We would never use another operator!"
"Kusini Safaris has officially provided me with the best trip I have ever been on in my entire life. I never thought I could experience SO much in just two short weeks. Every single day was full of so much wonder and adventure, and quite frankly I never wanted it to end!"
"There are so many different ways to experience Africa, whether you want a luxurious trip or whether you want to really experience the wild of the bush, or a little bit of both. Paul knows exactly how to tailor it to what you're looking for. He's not only a great guide and knows just as much as anyone about the wildlife of Africa, but he's also a joy to be around and makes the trip so much more fun."
"We had a great safari in Tanzania that we booked through Kusini. There was no way we'd have thought of the incredible Ruaha without Paul's help. He was the only agent that actually listened to what we wanted...we were very happy with the results."
"Paul just gets it. There is a level of competence, capability, experience, service orientation, communication skills, reliability and detail focus where you know you are in the hands of a consummate professional...It was a great trip and I will be back with Paul as my guide."
"Each of our four camp locations was unique but each was characterized by outstanding staff, facilities, and food/beverage. Transportation logistics are often slip-shod on safaris, but that was not the case here...our transportation between venues was outstanding, with no negative surprises...All in all, this was a wonderful experience and represented good value for our dollar. We would recommend Paul Tickner to anyone considering travel in Africa."
"I just got back from my second trip with Kusini Safaris, and I am already starting to think about planning my next one. Paul is such a great guide and knows exactly how to plan the best safari for his clients wants and needs. He knows exactly how to tailor it to what you're looking for.... I will always use Kusini Safari's to ensure it's the best trip possible. Thank you Paul!!"
"What can I say - incredible experience, amazing memories. The whole trip was wonderful and made more so by Kusini - attention to detail and everything organised beautifully . If you are thinking of going - use Kusini - it was so nice to relax knowing everything was taken care of!!"
Exercise on Safari
If you are of the more active variety, there are lots of things you can do to get in your exercise fix whilst on safari.
Climate Change and Safaris
To help people become more resilient to the effects of climate change we need to develop and promote safaris that make a tangible positive improvement to their livelihoods.
Going Walkabout on Safari
Walking Safaris - are they safe and are they fun? Find out more about the enriching experience of a walking safari here.
The Kusini Fund
Introducing 'The Kusini Fund', raising money for community and conservation projects in Tanzania and Africa.
To WiFi or not to WiFi - African Safari Amenities
Under the water tanks, at the end of the airstrip and other places where you can find WiFi while you're out on safari.
The Safari Packing List - What To Take On Safari
Unsure on what to pack for your safari? We're here to help with a list of must haves and advice to help you on your way for your private safari tour.
Low Season Safaris
Be different, get more for less. Go on safari in the low season.