African Safaris – About Us
The birth of Taga Safaris Africa
African Safaris – It all started back in 1994 when two Wildlife Enthusiasts, Celeste Greenblatt and Mark Garzancich, saw the opportunity to start an African Safari Company with the birth of a new South Africa. Celeste and Mark were both born and live in South Africa and have been going on African Safaris since their childhood back in the 1960s.
Celeste and Mark started out with 3 itineraries visiting South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls but it soon became apparent that not everyone wanted to do and see the same thing and in 1995 the “Tailormade African Safari” concept was born.
After 3 years of printing and sending brochures overseas they discovered the internet and in January 1997 the very first African Safari Website was launched. Since then Taga Safaris have designed thousands of itineraries every year for their guests around the world and continue to be a leader in the field with unsurpassed knowledge and experience.
Taga Safaris have been featured in the following media
Nobody knows Africa better than an African who Lives Here. Let the Safari Legends based in Africa Tailormake your African Safaris.
As seen on Nat Geo Wild
Listen to what some of our Famous Guests had to say about their African Safari with us
African Safaris – Attractions
African Safaris – The Experience
African Safaris – Accommodations
Below are some of the Bespoke Luxury Accommodations we recommend. This is just a tip of the iceberg to whet your appetite.
Singita Boulders Lodge
Mala Mala Rattrays
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Waterbuck Private Camp
Sandibe Safari Lodge
Vumbura Plains Camp
Kings Pool Camp
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Serra Cafema Camp
Little Makalolo Camp
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Singita Sasakwa Lodge
Fregate Island Private
African Safaris – Private Charters
We have partnered with Vanilla Sky Aviation – a new concept in African Aviation! Vanilla Sky offers a truly executive experience to its clientele, affording safety, luxury and quality with an unparalleled stance on customer service.
Offering a wide array of both fixed wing and helicopter services, Vanilla Sky is perfectly poised to meet the ever-growing demands of charter. Be it honeymooners, corporate groups or international vacationers, we will provide only the safest and most reliable services available.
We understand the needs of our clientele and know that service excellence is imperative. For this reason, Vanilla Sky Aviation sets itself apart from the traditional charter companies. We assess the availability of only the best aircraft and crew, obtaining multiple quotes for each aircraft option that is presented to our clients. We do not limit ourselves to any specific aircraft supplier in order that our clients receive the most suitable options available from a combination of charter companies.
African Safaris – Why Taga Safaris
Experience and Knowledge
Established in 1994 we created and introduced the Tailormade African Safari Concept to the World catering to everyone’s specific needs . We live in Africa and African Safaris are our way of life.
Best Price Guarantee
We have secured extremely long relationships with our suppliers thus giving you far better rates by booking your entire itinerary with us as opposed to booking each item online.
Full Service 1 STOP Shop
We will take care of your entire trip from beginning to end. We book all accommodations, tours and transfers (road and air). This is Africa and the Logistics are of paramount Importance.
We are a fully bonded member of SATSA, the governing body of Tourism so rest assured that your trip is fully covered.
Being based in South Africa we are just a simple phone call away should you require any help whatsoever.
What our Guests are saying about their African Safaris
Thanks Mark, Taga Safaris Africa connected us with Africa on Foot. We spent three nights with delightful drives and walks. Perhaps the best summary: Predator and Prey!
We saw leopards stalking impala, wild dogs chasing impala, hyenas feeding on impala and giraffe, and lions feeding on zebra. Gotta appreciate the life of predators and prey.
As to communication and service, when some of our flights were delayed, Mark kept everyone informed and our transfer from the airport worked out without a hitch, despite the flight delays. Much appreciated from our end.
The planning was good, and the recommendations were great. The lodges were very nice.
The communication could improve, on the planning, and the information could be more personalized, not only re sending information.
We had a problem with our visas, but they were really helpful managing a late pick up from the airport so we would be able to catch our Gorilla trecking, even though we arrive late, because of a change in our schedule.
The communication and information with mail and WathsApp is perfect and quick. Everything of our trip went in a good way !
Next time I chose again for Taga Safaris!
We had an amazing time – certainly covered seeing the big five, but got to see and learn so much more beyond that.
Motswari in particular was great find – affordable but upscale camp and the staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
Will use Taga Safaris for our next trip to Africa – Botswana, perhaps?
The only way to describe the professional service of this trip is to say I felt as if someone scooped us up at the airport and carried us through this wonderful trip in loving hands. Our transfers, meals, guides and safari met all of our expectations. The Safari portion of this trip was amazing…everyday was exciting and different. Our tours in Capetown were informative and entertaining.
African Safaris – Contact Us
We STRONGLY advise to plan and book your African Safari at least 1 year in advance as the lodges are not 200 bedroom hotels but rather small intimate lodges with an average of between 12 and 20 rooms which fill up pretty fast.
Tailormake your African Safari