We're here to help you 24/7. We Never Sleep. NEVER!

We're here to help you 24/7. We Never Sleep. NEVER!

...every last detail is considered. ...decide where you go, what you see, and when you depart.


“If you can dream it, we can build it...

We expertly craft a custom safari that fulfills your every dream, we closely work with you to create an itinerary that’s right for you. Make your own departure dates, travel at your own pace, and infuse the itinerary with your must-see destinations.
Love hippos? Visit a spot teeming with hippos. Honeymooning? Create an itinerary with candlelit dinners under the stars every night. Celebrating an anniversary? Include places you’ve been dreaming to explore together... Spectacularly romantic events can also be created, from black-tie candle-lit dinners in the bush complete with crisp table linens, silver, china, and formal waitstaff to surprise sunset cocktails along a riverbank...
If you are an active traveler, you wish to include a horse riding or balloon safari, or perhaps you just desire the tranquility of a private island or staying in the most secluded villa or maybe traveling in a private jet ...you are at the right place.
At Shrike, we carefully consider exactly what you want from your safari before creating a one-of-a-kind itinerary that guarantees you the vacation of a lifetime. Just call or email us to get started on the planning. We'll have plenty of options and first-hand recommendations to make sure you get the trip of your dreams.
Whether you are looking for a customized family safari, an individual beach holiday to Zanzibar, a destination wedding, or a honeymoon getaway, we will work with you to create your ideal trip within your budget.
We may craft an entire safari itinerary from beginning to end, or simply modify one of the Shrike specialty safaris—perhaps switching to a private “villa” for a few nights or trying a mobile-tented camp experience. Bush flights can also be added if you so desire.

We work closely with you on planning, designing, and customization of a safari that reflects your passion and tastes. And we’ve been doing this since 2007, so we’re really excited to share our insights with you.

Shrike Safaris does everything with a custom approach, so they aren't throwing you into the tourist pit that is run by other big brands [will not name them here for ethical reasons]. Although custom approaches command a premium, it is well worth the increment in price because the experience you will get is far and away superior. You will be away from the hordes, you will see larger packs of animals, you will have 1—on—1 [or close to] handling, and you'll feel that they really care about you...

Charbel Tagher & His FamilyPresident, Specified Technologies Inc.New York, US

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    What is a custom safari?

    Quite simply, it's a professionally escorted, all—inclusive tour where you and your companions are the only guests. You can expect the highest degree of personal attention possible with daily activities solely dictated by your individual desires.

  • 2

    Does custom safari cost more?

    We are committed to helping you plan a trip of a lifetime... the price for a custom safari depends on the season of the year you are traveling, the type of accommodations chosen, the size of your party, the duration of your safari, etc. you should expect to pay 10 to 30 percent less or more than our specialty safaris.

  • 3

    When should I begin to plan my custom trip?

    It is wise to start the process as far in advance as possible (most of our guests book 6 months to 1 year in advance) to maximize your itinerary and date options.

  • 4

    How small or how large a group can you accommodate?

    We have successfully planned custom safaris for parties as small as just one and for groups of over 100 travelers. In most cases, a party size of 2 to 24 people affords the most flexibility and possible tour options.

  • 5

    Can every trip or itinerary featured on Shrike Safaris be customized?

    While we will make every effort possible to fulfill your specific needs and requests, not all trips, activities, or attractions lend themselves to customization. In the event that we are unable to provide you with a suitable option to consider we will be happy to recommend alternative resources if and when available.

  • 6

    What is the difference between a "custom safari" and "the Shrike specialty safaris"?

    A "custom safari" is a trip itinerary that has been tailor—made for an individual, couple, or group, operating on specific dates chosen by the trip planner while "the Shrike Specialty safaris — a collection of transformative safaris, each proved to be exceptional in its style and includes extensive options and activities in every location. Both options can be arranged through Shrike. Additionally, the activities of each day are not fixed according to a predetermined schedule but decided by you, on the spot, depending upon your mood at the moment.

  • 7

    How do I get more information or request a custom safari?

    The fastest and easiest way to reach us is through our Contact page.