Designing safaris is an art that Joe & Gillian Charleson have been perfecting for over 20 years of welcoming guests to Africa. All our safaris are unique, specifically tailored around you and your interests, so we can share with you Africa’s awe-inspiring wildlife, wildernesses and people.

Whether your trip is being led by Joe or another of our Private Guides, or you’re travelling independently to our favourite safari camps and lodges, high quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of all of our safaris. From initial planning stages, where we begin to understand your needs and expectations, all the way through to hosting you here on the ground, our small team uses their experience and expertise to ensure your journey to Africa is unique and exceptional in all aspects.

Custom Safaris About Us

When you travel with East Africa Safari Ventures, you get access to accommodations, wilderness areas and experiences that we believe can make your safari truly special. One of these is having your very own, exclusive-use luxury tented camp, set up just for you in remote, private locations.

Disconnect from the frenetic, digital world and escape from the crowds as you share the experience of Africa with only the friends and family who are special to you. As you’re the only guests, all arrangements and activities are tailored to you, managed by the camp crew and your Private Guide. Our exclusive-use camps can also be twinned with other private accommodations, so you entire safari experience can be completely exclusive.

Exclusive-Use Camps Privately Guided

Crafting Unique Safari Experiences

‘…it feels like we’ve known each other for much more than two weeks. It was so much fun and I hope we see each other again’.  Julian M, Switzerland