We’ve Been There

There is no substitute for experience. 20+ years traveling through Africa we have had some incredible adventures. Let us share our favorite hidden gems, great values, the best rooms, the must do activities – the places where we have had the most fun! Call today to learn about the Africa we know and love!

Hand Picked Tours

No cookie cutter tours here. This is your trip to Africa! We will advise where to spend, and where to save, maximizing your travel dollar. We guarantee to make recommendations based on your needs as we have no vested interests in Africa.

A First Class Way to go Primitive

Unlike many safari companies who will book anything and everything, we are very selective.  We love intimate safari properties located right in amongst the animals – rooms with comfortable beds and en suite bathrooms. We try to avoid marginal areas, impersonal hotels, and crowds. In addition benefit from discounted rates, free nights, and room upgrades exclusive to Ultimate Africa clients.

Great Prices and Simple Payments - Guaranteed!

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.


Pay your trip costs by MasterCard, Visa or American Express with no extra fees. Pay by check and save 2.5%.

Our Trips Include

Our safaris include friendly airport meet and greets, wildlife viewing from 4×4 vehicles with unlimited mileage, guided walks, and even boat / canoe trips. We do not use minibuses to cut costs.


Our trips include expert English speaking local guides, unlimited drinks – whether bottled water, tea, wine, soft drinks or something stronger, all meals, park fees, accommodations, laundry, and road / air transfers. There are no hidden fees.


Trips also include the helpful support of our expert travel planners before, during (24/7 in country support), and after you travel.


We offer a comprehensive travel service including accommodations, activities, air travel, and trip insurance needs (many foreign companies cannot book international flights or purchase travel insurance for Americans / Canadians).


Based in Seattle, USA we are easy to reach. No need for middle of the night calls to Africa. Email us during the day and we will often respond within a matter of minutes. Pay by check or credit card avoiding international wire transfer paperwork, uncertain bank charges and foreign credit card fees of 3% to 10% in addition to fees charged by your bank!

Safe and Secure

Since 1996 thousands of travelers have trusted us with their safari arrangements. Being in the USA your booking is safe. We are licensed and registered in Washington State – 1 of 14 states that license / regulate travel agents and 1 of 6 states requiring travel agent registration. We carry US $1 million in insurance and offer 100% financial protection with all client monies held in trust.


We are members of the Safari Professionals of the Americas – an exclusive consortium of America’s top African travel planning companies, the American Society of Travel Agents, and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network.

As Seen in

Listed as one of Conde Nast’s 2015 “Experience Makers – The Pros We Use” Ultimate Africa trips have been featured in National Geographic Adventurer Magazine,Outside Magazine, and United Airlines in flight magazine. We have been mentioned in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Frommer’s Travel, and other publications. Ultimate Africa has also been on the “Wheel of Fortune”, PBS, and “The Doctors”.

Free Consultation

Would you like your African travel questions answered by an African expert who has been to each place and can recommend special experiences for just you? We would love to help! Call or email today for your free personal safari consultation. We often hear “I have learned more in 5 minutes on phone with you than I did doing weeks of research on the internet”.

Meet the passion
behind ultimate Africa safaris
“I first visited Africa in the late 1980s when my sister was teaching there. I came face to face with a wild elephant and the trajectory of my life changed. I fell in love with the adventure, the wildlife - Africa’s beauty. I made it my life's goal to create a safari company that was all about authentic experiences - sharing Africa's most special wildlife and wilderness areas with other intrepid travelers.”
“When I started Ultimate Africa Safaris 20 years ago we were the 8th safari company online. Our focus was on personal trips, no cookie cutter stuff. Today we are one of the top African travel companies in the Americas and I spend 3 months of each year in Africa. It is awesome. When back in the Seattle I lead the expert Ultimate Africa team - my favorite moments spent sharing safari ideas with clients. A photo of my first face to face elephant encounter hangs prominently on my office wall… the moment when everything changed.”
“Experience the Africa we know and love. We promise great service, value, and the highest quality experience. This is Ultimate Africa Safaris!”
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