Privately Guided Safaris

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?

Introducing Our Private Guide 

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.

Paul Tickner - Private Safari Guide

What Makes a Private Safari Tour Different?

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.

Discover the World of Luxury Safaris 

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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What they said


"We have traveled to Africa for over 40 years and believe that Kusini Safaris and Paul Tickner to be the very best outfitter. Paul's attention to detail provides his clients with a no hassle adventure of a lifetime."

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"Paul Tickner is by far the best guide that we have traveled with. His knowledge of the flora, fauna and general history of the areas visited was spot on. His easy demeanor and charming personality made the trip a success. We look forward to traveling with him in the future!"

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"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."

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