“Safari” means “Journey” in Swahili, the local language in East-Africa. The word became popular in the 1930s when Ernest Hemingway traveled to Africa for a three-month safari and came back with two best-sellers: The Green Hills of Africa and the Snows of the Kilimanjaro. Atelier Africa Safaris is specialised in creating those classic & luxury Hemingway safaris with the comforts of the 21st century. We can bring you close to nature, wildlife, adventure and guarantee that you are hosted in places that are unparalleled in their comfort.
Africa has so much to offer and we want to make sure you get the chance to explore it to the fullest. Once you have made the choice about your destination, we will help you combine the best wildlife areas for that season with the most amazing activities that you wish to do. We will put everything on offer to you, so you only have to say the word and we’ll book and organise the whole safari, planned to the dot.
Is tailor-made more costly than booking myself?
On the contrary, we guarantee that our prices are exactly the same as what you would pay if you booked the accommodation directly. As an operator we get commission from camps, hotels and lodges to book them for you. So why would you struggle if you can have it done for you at the same prices. Trying to put your own safari itinerary together can be risky if you are not familiar with the country. We make sure you have a stress-free holiday of a lifetime!
Michele & Timo De Nijs
The founders of Atelier Africa Safaris Michèle & Timothy De Nijs live in Namibia and have travelled the African continent for many years.
The idea to start Atelier Africa Safaris was originally a way for them to share their travel and safari experiences with others. Over the years it has grown to a full professional business with a team of Africa Specialist based in each of the destinations that we have in our portfolio.
In other words, when you let us be your advisors for your safari holiday, you can be sure everything will be planned and organised to perfection. For every itinerary created at Atelier Africa, either Michele or Timo will be your contact person to create the perfect safari for you.