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AFRICASAFARI.IN, is dedicated to giving you a mystical African safari experience. My intense passion for the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of Africa with its magical game, diverse habitats and stunning natural beauty encouraged me for this endeavour. I offer my exclusive services to you, an opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of Africa. My safari embraces the values of exclusivity, luxury and excellence, outdone perhaps, by the sheer beauty of the destinations and wildlife! Being a naturalist and a wildlife photographer, it enhances this experience and is quite obviously reflected in my clients testimonials.

AFRICASAFARI.IN's goal is to ensure that you just not enjoy your vacation, like any other, but you experience and enjoy being closest to the nature, to our very own existence and be an eco-sensitive global citizen. Enthusiastically, I share the most updated facts, advice and guide you through the myriad choices to select your ideal safari. Using extensive local knowledge and expertise, I design for you, the ideal tour at the best cost. Like an artist, I create a customised, exclusively for you, a luxury / budget / camping / specific / educational or a leisure safari experience and you will be infused with the rhythm of Africa, ready to go back, again and again.

I, the founder Mr. MALAV SHAH, is passionately in love with Africa, its wilderness, game parks and safaris. I have travelled extensively, individually and with groups, to Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, and Zambia as well as into the interiors of Africa.

First-hand experience of each region's game parks and safaris, in-depth knowledge of its special game, flora and fauna, including culinary (food) and local spoken language go a long way in helping me design a bespoke itinerary for you. My experience and expertise will provide objective views on the safaris in each country and to enable you to select the perfect safari destination in Africa.

My infectious enthusiasm for the pure, untamed wilderness that is Africa will spur you to go on safari. TWENDE !!! ('let's go' in Kiswahilli)

FOUNDERS MESSAGE

“It was some years back as I planned to travel with my family and friends to East Africa, that I was completely awestruck and inclined towards sheer excellence of flora and fauna on this earth. Planning of the trip was a nightmare to me as it took loads of my quality time and still was not sure of the best, with all agents speaking different commercial languages. Trip started with a bad note of having lost all my check in luggage when I reached the destination. Worst by managing it in the third world country with completely strange language and finally after 48 hours of hunger, anxiety and restlessness, got hold of it, thankfully intact.It was our dream vacation, a vacation we were eagerly looking forward to since years and let me tell you, it was going to make a reasonably good hole in my pocket. I had tried to plan it the best way and within the means. Perfect planning and execution alongside a highly qualified and experienced driver-guide drastically elevates the tour experience. I was trying hard to get all the pieces of the puzzle in place. Luckily I got hold of this silver certified driver guide whose name was Kim and was a gem of a person. One amongst just a handful available then.

An amazing experience we had. Parks, Lodges, People, Culture, Nature, Animals, Food, … everything. As if we lived in paradise. Something so unusual and fascinating that there was always a conflict between mind and heart as none could believe each other.

Indeed it turned out to be one of the best vacations we had and life time memories we cherish. Even after years and very often, it’s always fun to see the slide show and movie we took, only not to finish it till the end as we slip into our dreams of being there even now.

Along with those memories, I can still see the face of Kim, staring at me in surprise as to how do you know so much of these locations and spotting of game despite of being a novice where as a highly qualified person can’t.

I started sharing my experiences and went on to hear simillar from fellow travellers on return. Very soon, I could realize that they too had a great trip planned, very well priced, thrilled with the Afican experience and a good driver-guide, but something was drastically missing. All of them had visited Africa but did not see/know/understand Africa. Visa stamps on their passports and faint memories with some pictures was all what was left as the time moved on. The reason was, they all had been to Africa but not lived in Africa.

This is where I got passionate, highly motivated and www.AfricaSafari.IN was born. A promise with dedication to provide a complete and professional exhilarating solution … To make people know, feel, understand the flora, fauna, the very existance of this earth, surroundings and ones own-self. A committment to the nature, to the god's creation, to make my clients understand, appreciate and conserve the beauty, experience it and take back with them on return, a little piece of Africa in their heads and heart, to cherish it for their lifetime.

With the foundation of purpose laid strong, my subsequent visits to South Africa taught me the professionalism of executing the wonderful safari experience. Highly accurate and systematic approach to address innemurable topics. To add loads of value to the itinerary.

Later, I went on to acquire other and advanced professionals skills and qualifications, striving to make it better and better. And so I do, even today. My clients have also been a great asset to me, making me learn a lot and spending some quality time in the bush. With all the experiences behind me, I stand today, waiting to be your safari rafiki.”

~ Malav Shah.

WHY AFRICASAFARI.IN ?

At AFRICASAFARI.IN, I create & execute an exclusive & luxurious safari experience to enable you to witness the drama of the African wilderness unfolding before your eyes.

AFRICASAFARI.IN welcomes you to experience a rare and unique combinations: Africa's most iconic locations, its geography, history, culture & traditions, wilderness and elevated level of exceptional hospitality, seldom found anywhere else on earth.

For an experience, which is truly moving and exhilarating, profound and mystical, my exclusively executed, customised safari to the wondrous parts of the world, which is 'only Africa' will prove to be the most memorable adventure of your lifetime.

The soul of Africa is calling... there is magic unfolding deep in the heart of the bush... experience a luxury safari holiday in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.

I carefully recommend the exotic locations suiting to your time of travel, budget and interests, in private reserves or national parks. The safari experiences, understated luxury of the camps and gourmet meals elevate your vacation mood. Unparalleled and infectious enthusiasm & expertise of the guides, bespoke tour leading for your stress free travel and comforts all for your bucket list holidays. Need less to mention, all absolutely at value for money.

You will return having with you in your mind and heart, an exhilarated experienced and an enchanting piece of AFRICA.

Let us talk about some benefits of having me as your safari specialist …

  • ONLY AFRICA focused. Specialist and edge over others. Focus helps me staying fresh and connected.
  • Passionately in love with Africa & highly motivated. My executed safari comes with a warning: "What you are about to experience may become addictive, you will definitely get hooked up with nature and start exploring & discovering your own self !" I continually push the boundaries of fun, adventure, knowledge, excitement and fulfilment throughout your safari adventure.
  • Studied Biodiversity conservation at BNHS, Mumbai. One of the oldest and most reputed natural history society in India.
  • Naturalist & Environmentalist.
  • Have worked as a volunteer in wildlife conservation / rehabilitation and have understanding of animal behaviour.
  • Studied professional safari guiding and practising at par with international standards.
  • Wildlife photographer and Movie maker, capturing life long memories. Extensive experience in Wildlife, Nature, Landscape photography including night and time lapse both in still and video.
  • Experience - Travelled extensively – good understanding of destination. Work experience with many Travel Agent’s, Destination Marketing Companies & Tourism Boards. Since 2007, have escorted many FIT's and GIT's from pax size 7 to 40 and at various instances. Client’s age : 3 months to ~90 years old. At times even physically challenged.
  • First Aid and emergency handling. Studied First Aid and CPR & certified by St. John's Ambulance. Have handled quite a few medical emergencies during the trips.
  • Communication skills. Fluency in English. Motivating and always willing to share. Understanding destination languages – Kiswahili, Africans …
  • Tour Managerial skills
  • Esteem and reputed one point contact - local support.
  • Alliance for exhilarating solutions with big and renowned travel agencies for a win-win strategy.
  • Product Development assistance to Travel Agent & Social Media content provider (on request)
  • Freelancer and hence flexible.
  • No strings attached. Frank advice with un-biased opinion and services.
  • Strong believer of Value for Money. Budgetary skills. Comforts & Luxury.
  • Living lifestyles of all walks of life. Culture + Tradition.
  • Foodie. Loves food and culinary experiences. Making clients comfortable.
  • Creatively experimental / out of the box / Value addition. Unique, different & intelligent itineraries.
  • Excellent client’s feedback. Want clients to experience Africa. Strive for strong referral business.
  • Limited obligations. Flexible scope of work.

Our passion for Africa will infuse your safari and you will return with a magical, mystical experience etched in your mind forever.

TESTIMONIALS

Memorable. Hassle free, leisure with luxury…

Uma Anantani and Yashesh Anantani

“Memorable. Hassle free, leisure with luxury. Substantive knowledge about wildlife. Other Assistance – All very good.”

Uma (Performing Artist - Classical Dancing) & Yashesh Anantani (Environmentalist)

Very economical and pleasurable trip…

Deepti Kanuga

“Very economical and pleasurable trip. It’s an excellent experience. Very good personalised care, orientations and spotting of animals.”

Deepti (Housewife) & Atul Kanuga (Businessman)

Promise v/s Delivery – very good…

Lavanya Kanuga

“Promise v/s Delivery – very good. will recommend AfricaSafari.In to future travellers.”

Lavanya Kanuga (Architect)

Well organized. Quite memorable…

Rita Mehta Rajan Mehta

“Well organised. Quite memorable. Overall tour coordination – very good. One stop help & solution provider, no tension, leisure with luxury.”

Rita (School Principal) & Rajan Mehta (Architect)

Loved everyday in Africa…

Sandhya Anantani

“Loved everyday in Africa. Absolutely hassle free. For a group as big as ours, you were patient and very helpful.”

Sandhya Anantani (Management : Pyramid Foreign Education)

Very well planned and enjoyable. Liked everything…

Nishaad Anantani

“Very well planned and enjoyable. Liked everything. Price and value of the tour was – A Bargain. Promise v/s Delivery – very good. Will strongly recommend to future travellers.”

Nishaad Anantani (Working in a nationalized bank)

Good pre-tour assistance and very good on tour support…

Kavita Dayani and Govind Dayani

“Good pre-tour assistance and very good on tour support. Overall impression – Very Good.”

Kavita (house wife) & Govind Dayani (Practicing Lawyer in Guj. High Court)

Promise v/s Delivery – very good, very good on safari assistance, value of the tour was just right…

Ronak Shah and Ketan Shah

“Promise v/s Delivery – very good, very good on safari assistance, value of the tour was just right. Will recommend AfricaSafari.IN.”

Ronak (Chartered Accountant) & Ketan Shah (Architect)

Malavbhai shared valuable knowledge and was very enthusiastic…

Priyam Patel

“Malavbhai shared valuable knowledge and was very enthusiastic. Overall impression – excellent. Handling of kids and elders – very good.”

Priyam Patel (Student)

It was amazing. Promise v/s. Delivery – very good. Price and value of the tour – a bargain…

Neha Shah NFS

“It was amazing. Promise v/s. Delivery – very good. Price and value of the tour – a bargain. Will strongly recommend AfricaSafari.In to future travellers.”

Neha Shah (Professional Fitness Instructor)

Pretour and on tour assistance – All great, excellent.

Nirav Shah

“Pre-tour and on tour assistance – All great, excellent.”

Nirav Shah (Businessman, Life Goal Dreamer & Achiever)

We are very much interested in wildlife and see many programs but came to know many more and interesting things about East Africa,…

Kanan Shah Manish Shah

We are very much interested in wildlife and see many programs but came to know many more and interesting things about East Africa, people and animals. Malav tried his best to provide valuable information regarding everything. No complaints. Overall Excellent feeling. Awesome, everyday was out of this world. Information regarding food and hotels was excellent.”

Kanan (School Teacher) & Manish Shah (Businessman)

Promise v/s Delivery was very good, Price v/s value for the tour was just right, Will recommend to future travelers. Everlasting memory of the tour.

Nootan Parekh

PRE TOUR ASSISTANCE :

Excellent : Visa & Vaccination Assistance

Good : First contact & Motivation, Initial Presentation, Conceptualization & Initial Preparation, Understanding preferences, Optimizing time, Addressing Concerns, Personalized Services, Airline Planning, Documentations, Insurance & Forex Assistance, Pre Departure Orientation Tour Essentials, Pre Departure Orientation Presentation

Satisfactory : Theme and basic fundamentals of the tour, Travel Advisory & Sharing Details, Budgeting, Planning Accuracy, Quotation & Reservation

Could be better : Concept Value Addition, Itinerary Designing

ON TOUR ASSISTANCE :

Very Good : One stop help & solution provider, Punctuality, Personalized Care, Handling Kids & Elders, Hassle Free – No tension feeling, Leisure with Luxury, Daily Safari Orientations, Group discussions, talks and discussions, Documentaries & Presentations, Leading Game Drives, Spotting of Animals, Substantive Knowledge, Amusement & Entertainment, Overall tour coordination, Photography assistance, Conservation assistance

Satisfactory : Culture & Heritage assistance

Could be better : Shopping assistance

NOOTAN PAREKH, Ahmedabad, India. Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya.

Very caring, tried most to fulfill our desires. Detailed knowledge of animal behavior. No question, always happy to help. Thanks a lot.

Neeta Parekh

PRE TOUR ASSISTANCE :

Excellent : First contact & Motivation, Initial Presentation, Travel Advisory & Sharing Details, Concept Value Addition

Good : Initial Preparation, Understanding preferences, Theme and basic fundamentals of the tour, Optimizing time, Budgeting, Planning Accuracy, Itinerary Designing, Addressing Concerns, Personalized Services, Airline Planning, Quotation & Reservation, Documentations, Visa & Vaccination Assistance, Insurance & Forex Assistance, Pre Departure Orientation Tour Essentials, Pre Departure Orientation Presentation

ON TOUR ASSISTANCE :

Very Good : One stop help & solution provider, Punctuality, Personalized Care, Handling Kids & Elders, Hassle Free – No tension feeling, Leisure with Luxury, Daily Safari Orientations, Group discussions, talks and discussions, Documentaries & Presentations, Leading Game Drives, Spotting of Animals, Substantive Knowledge, Amusement & Entertainment, Overall tour coordination, Photography assistance, Conservation assistance, Culture & Heritage assistance, Shopping assistance.

NITA PAREKH, Ahmedabad, India. Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya.

It was coolest experience I would have ever had. I enjoyed it fully completely and unbelievable.

Hussain Lakdawala

He was the best tour leader I had ever had remembering from Europe or any place else. He is an live encyclopedia with encouraging and experience follower and nature. I would always want to have Tour Leader like Malav uncle and my fellow friends companion.

HUSSAIN LAKDAWALA, Surat, India. South Africa.

This trip was just awesome and enjoyed a lot.

Hussain Kapadia

THUMBS UP !!! Friendly by nature & very well guided as a tour leader.

HUSSAIN KAPADIA, Surat, India. South Africa.

Very good. Excellent.

Hitesh Jariwala

Good fellow. Having good knowledge of African continent. Helping nature. Always within his limits. Needs to be a strict leader to follow itinerary, day to day activities.

Dr. HITESH J. JARIWALA, Surat, India. South Africa.

More than five stars. I can’t explain it in few words. It’s a feeling and sweet memories.

Divya Sharma

He is an encyclopedia of Africa. I’am short of words for him as he has got explanations for each and every question ever asked to him. He has got a tremendous experience and knowledge of South Africa. We don’t need anything else if he is accompanying person in South Africa.

Dr. DIVYA SHARMA, Surat, India. South Africa.

Excellent trip.

Falguni Jariwala Aarya Jariwala

Very much cooperative. Good information every time from him. Helped us a lot.

Dr. FALGUNI, PRACHI & AARYA JARIWALA, Surat, India. South Africa.

Very good. Malav was a very nice natured and composed person to handle and tolerate 40 pax like us.

Dashrath Mevawala Kalpana Mevawala Harshit Mevawala

Very good. South Africa is a nice country with good people. Having visited, I will definitely suggest my son and his family to visit South Africa.

DASHRATH, KALPANA & HARSHIT MEVAWALA, Surat, India. South Africa.

EAST OR WEST, SOUTH AFRICA IS THE BEST !

Bhavya Parekh Prarthana Parekh

Intelligent. Good knowledge about South Africa. Always informative and motivate. We want him in next tour.

BHAVYA & PRARTHANA PAREKH, Surat, India. South Africa.

South Africa is a very very very beautiful place. WONDERFUL !

Aatman Prajapati

Malav uncle is a good tour leader. He was everywhere at any place very punctual. Overall very good tour leader.

AATMAN PRAJAPATI, Surat, India. South Africa.

This is our first international tour. It is very fantastic place. We enjoyed it a lot. We definitely suggest to another people to visit South Africa.

Aparna Pancholi

Very supportive and soft nature. Very good, conducted and guided us. Each and every thing.

Dr. APARNA PANCHOLI, Surat, India. South Africa.

We got pure oxygen. Message : Preserve animals & love animals. Instead of cutting trees and deforestation, awareness of more plantation of trees.

Udayan Sharma

Very co-operative, caring. He guides us at each step. We learn the a,b,c of wildlife from him. I would like to suggest to my friend and family to go to South Africa tour with preference of Malav Shah. We like to thank him.

Dr. UDAYAN SHARMA, Surat, India. South Africa.

Great. Good friendly country, good hospitality. Good infrastructure, green belt, good weather. Wish to come back to South Africa.

Rajesh Parekh

Very helpful and good guide. Very knowledgeable person for Africa. Time punctuality – good. Managed tour very well. Dedicated to complete tour itinerary and give knowledge for every place and activities.

Dr. RAJESH PAREKH and family, Surat, India. South Africa.

Very good in all aspects. South Africa is far better then any other tourist destination.

Salim Channiwala Tayeb Channiwala

Polite, decent and very much co-operative. Extremely knowledgeable. Always want him to be our tour leader.

Dr. SALIM CHANNIWALA and family & TAYEBBHAI CHANNIWALA and family, Surat, India. South Africa.

Super experience. This tour is surely a success because of the hard work of ACE tours but has now become Grand Success b’coz of the proper guidance of Mr. MALAV. With the deepest sense of gratitude, I congratulate Mr. Malav & ACE Tours for its success.

Shiwangi Sharma

Oh !!! He is excellent ! This tour wouldn’t be a happy one without the perfect logistic, fun, interest and support / guidance from him. The word ‘leader’ generally means a type of dictator but in this case, its the opposite – he’s always smiling, friendly, easy, calm …. (never ending). Best tour leader !

SHIWANGI SHARMA, Surat, India. South Africa.

Good

Rajesh Prajapati

in single word – AWESOME. He should be introduced first to the group who wants to travel. He is excellent person to create exact itinerary according to the group. Absolutely a proper person for Africa continent.

Dr. RAJESH PRAJAPATI, Ankleshwar, India. South Africa.

South Africa was better then the best. It was a thrilling one with a lot of adventures. One of my Best Trip.

Prachi Jariwala

Our tour leader Malav uncle was outstanding and interesting one. Our trip would have been a failure without him. He gave us all the extra information about the place which I think was needed. Malav uncle is a good photographer. I appreciate his photography. He was very friendly with all of us.

PRACHI JARIWALA, Surat, India. South Africa.

Malav is superb for South Africa. He should be promoted.

Mehul Pancholi

Malav is superb for South Africa. He should be promoted.

Dr. MEHUL PANCHOLI, Surat, India. South Africa.

Had a very good experience and have very good memories.

Manish Lad Bhavini Lad Krishna Lad

Best Tour Guide until now. Would like ACE TOURS to employ more people like MALAV SHAH as guides as they can overcome any short comings and turn bad experience into a good one as he is the only link between you and customer.

Dr. MANISH, Dr. BHAVINI & KRISHNA LAD, Ankleshwar, India. South Africa.

Enchanting, Indescribable, experience, had ever before. Very happy. Sometimes Tour Escorts are Liabilities but Mr. MALAV was an good Asset. Thanks.

Imtiaz Lakdawala

A good personality with calm nature, gives answers to all questions, and good guide, an helper, sorting problems and managing things to be on time.

Dr. IMTIAZ I. LAKDAWALA, Surat, India. South Africa.

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