TAILOR-MADE SAFARI AND DIVING HOLIDAYS
Indigo Safaris - Wildlife, Tribes, Treks and Dives
Creating tailor-made trips designed to make your precious spare time the holiday of a lifetime has been Indigo Safaris' passion since 2009.
Indigo Safaris has specialised in safari, diving, trekking, and tribal trips for two decades. Set up and run by ex-Field Guide, Adventure Traveller, and Underwater Photojournalist Christopher Bartlett, our team of safari specialists have over 100 years of combined Africa travel planning experience between them, and have lived and/or worked all over eastern and southern Africa.
Why book with indigo safaris?
We provide impartial, expert, advice
Our Managing Director is a qualified guide and tour leader with 20 years’ experience and has led tours all over southern and eastern Africa. Combined, our small sales team of six has over 100 years Africa expertise up their sleeves, and we keep learning, spending up to six months a year on the road, checking up on current suppliers and potential new ones. We have visited the vast majority of the properties we send our clients to have been to every reserve and national park we promote.
we provide it for free
You buy your trip, at the most, at the same rate as if you put it together directly with the lodges, camps, transfer companies and national park or conservancy fees. There is no consultancy fee, no booking fee. We make our profit by buying at a tour operator rate.
we save you money
With special offers, with only one company to pay limiting your transaction costs and fees, with bank accounts in five currencies, and with bank-beating exchange rates. We are an international company, with bank accounts in the USA, the UK, Belgium, France, and Australia, and accept card payments.
We've got your back
Our network of contacts and suppliers is well-nurtured, and we keep a close eye on the quality and value-for-money of services provided. On the rare accessions that an issue arises, no matter how small, we know who to call. In the event of a serious problem we can be contacted anytime from early morning to late evening, though an elephant emptying your splash pool at 1AM is best referred to the lodge staff, as are mysterious nocturnal noises outside your tent.
we are travellers ourselves
Our MD, aptly named Christopher (though nowhere near saintly), is a travelholic. From wild camping off-road trips and jungle trips in dugout canoes to luxury lodge fly-in safaris and remote ocean dive expeditions, the wanderlust is strong. We understand what drives the travel bug in us and fully understand both the intricacies of travel in Africa and our clients’ various and differing requirements.
we love the places we promote
We are incredibly passionate about all of the places we work with, especially our core areas of Africa and Papua New Guinea; their wildlife, their people and cultures, their histories, and their current challenges. We are a socially and environmentally conscious company. We are involved in wildlife conversation, marine conservation, human development, educational, and humanitarian projects across the continent, giving back around 30% of our net profits to a range of organisations and sponsorship programs. You can find out more about how we give back here. Or read about our carbon offsetting here
your money is safe
Our main operating costs are digital advertising and then salaries. We are debt-free, and have no loans, mortgages, or monthly rent to cover. Client payments, when passing from your account to our suppliers and service providers is placed in an account separate from the one used to cover our operating costs. We back our suppliers, and should one of them fold with money for your future trip in their account, we will replace that service or accommodation with an equivalent one and cover it ourselves.
we have many happy clients