Hi, Ian Proctor here at Ultimate Africa. I first visited Africa in the late 1980s. I came face to face with a wild elephant, and fell in love with being on safari! I made it my goal to create an African travel company that was all about authentic wildlife experiences. Many years later we are one of the top African travel companies in the Americas - known for arranging custom safaris to East and Southern Africa; personal trips, no cookie cutter stuff. Read More
Our team of USA based safari consultants, all of whom have lived and worked in Africa, spend 2 to 3 months of each year inspecting Africa’s top safari lodges, camps, and hotels. I have personally stayed at more than 300 of Africa’s most sought after safari properties and inspected hundreds more.
Unlike many companies who book anything and everything we are very selective. We love intimate safari properties right in amongst the animals - rooms with comfortable beds and en suite bathrooms. We prefer places that offer a good variety of activities. We do our best to avoid marginal areas, impersonal hotels, and crowds.
We offer a comprehensive travel service handling all arrangements from accommodations and air tickets to travel insurance.We regularly compare our prices with our competitors to ensure we are providing you with a great value. If you find a better price, we guarantee to beat it by US $100 per person.
In 1996, after having lived and worked in Africa, Ian Proctor started Ultimate Africa in Seattle, WA, USA.Read our story
A first class way to go primitive.
We received special treatment everywhere we went and I am quite sure this was because we booked with you.
At the start of our trip one of the lodge manager’s in Africa asked us who had planned our safari. I told her “Ultimate Africa”. She said you were one of the best. Top 10 definitely. Maybe even 1 or 2
We talked with at least 3 other travel companies about this trip and you, by far, outshined all of them with your responsiveness, quality of the proposed trips, suggestions, knowledge of the countries and on and on!!!
Ultimate Africa Safaris supports the education of Africa's children through the Mwabu Ischool program.Read More
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