Tailormade Safaris: 2018
Since starting International Ventures, Ltd. in 1990, we have sent thousands of clients to Africa
and in doing so have discovered each client has their own unique style of travel and vacation
expectations. In the early years, we spent countless hours preparing set itineraries only to find
that we never sold them as is. Our clients all have different vacation times, budgets and
interests and so in the end, all of our itineraries are tailor made. We have such a broad range of
local suppliers, camps, guides and there is such an efficient circuit of local transportation that
there is no need for a visitor to Africa to buy an off the rack set itinerary.
Independent programs designed exclusively to your specifications
Through research, years of travel experience and client feedback, we offer what we consider the
highlights of each region, but there a many choices of where to stay and even for how long. There
are also seasonal variations and animal migrations. Our recommendations are based on our personal
site inspections, or those of our local offices, so you can be assured that we know from first
hand experience exactly where you are staying and what you can expect.
As an estimate of cost, you can expect an itinerary using moderate properties, which would be
the larger lodges and camps accessed via scheduled flights, starting at around $450 - $550 per
person per night (East Africa/South Africa). The smaller, more intimate camps in more remote
areas (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia) start at $700 per person per night. The
“ultimate” properties start at $1000+ per person, per night. Since flexibility is the key to
planning your trip, the final cost can fall anywhere in between. For example, we can select a
small guesthouse in Cape Town and combine that with a luxury bush camp in Botswana to maximize
the money spent on this trip of a lifetime.
Once we have had a chance to discuss with you your preferred interests, we will prepare your
personal itinerary which will narrow down the choices and give you an estimate of cost for
everything and provide web sites to the properties we recommend, so you can see for yourself how
wonderful our choices are.
We recommend an independent itinerary, which means you are traveling in between the highlight
areas by yourselves, but are met and assisted by our local representatives at every point of your
trip, so you are never really alone. We are partnered with some of the most respected operators,
lodges and camps in all of our destinations and these long-term relationships assure excellent
value and in-country assistance to care for your every need while in Africa.
Depending on your interests, you include walking safaris, horseback safaris (for experienced
riders), canoe safaris, white water rafting, fishing, micro-lights, balloon safaris, mekoros,
luxury trains, helicopter rides - the sky really is the limit. You tell us what you would like to
do, and we will make sure it is included.
If you are on your Honeymoon, we will make sure you are in the most romantic camps with the best
service. If you are bringing your family, we will direct you to the many child friendly and if
necessary, malaria-free areas. While on your game drives, you are either joining other guests at
the safari camps, or in some cases, traveling with your exclusive private driver guide in your own
In some destinations (Botswana and Namibia) where individual transfers can be expensive, there are
many small group departures available on request, which are good for single travelers.
Our destinations include: Kenya * Tanzania * Botswana * Namibia * Zambia * South Africa *
Mozambique * The Seychelle Islands * Mauritius
We look forward to working with you.