Whether you want to go on luxury safari with a group of friends, with your family, or you have been on safari many times and you want something more; a private guide is an essential compliment to your safari. Perhaps you are keen wildlife photographers looking for that special shot. Looking to get off the beaten track? A genuine conservation and community experience?
Founder of Kusini Safaris Paul Tickner, gives private safari tours for clients across Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa. Paul brings a unique flair to safari design and delivers them with an infectiously jovial and professional guiding style. Specialising in family and group safaris, Southern Tanzania and community conservation, Paul has lived and worked in Africa for many years and speaks Kiswahili. He is the current impala poo spitting champion of the world.
A privately guided safari is designed and led by the same safari expert. Your guide will tailor make your luxury safari to perfectly suit your expectations, and then be there with you every step of the way for complete reassurance. We use private vehicles, private camps, special access and charter flights to ensure absolute flexibility and exclusivity. We have a network of private guides, handpicked mobile camps and specialised operators to execute exceptional safaris in Tanzania and across Africa.
These journeys will go well beyond a typical safari. For more insight into what to expect from a luxury African safari with Kusini, including anecdotes from guests, camp staff, and Paul himself, watch the below video.
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"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!!"