About Us

Tailor-made tours and safaris to Africa

Safari Online specialises in tailor-made tours and safaris to Africa. Choose us as your travel partner and you’ll enjoy personal consulting, first-hand advice and up-to-date recommendations whether your African dream is a rugged camping adventure or a safari of the highest quality.

You can look forward to a seamless itinerary and real value for money. We travel regularly to double-check logistics and inspect lodges to ensure standards remain high. As for prices, Safari Online negotiates reduced rates on your behalf and we don’t apply any surcharges or fees. You’ll enjoy financial peace of mind thanks to our secure payment systems while our travel association affiliations guarantee your pre-tour deposits and our integrity.

Also see our Sabi Sand Safari website for more Safari details in South Africa & country combination details.

HISTORY OF SAFARI ONLINE

Walter Kohrs founded Safari Online in 2005 after an extensive guiding career in Southern Africa. His first-hand safari experience combines with his Business Administration degree to offer a planning service that covers all aspects of safari travel.

Having led tours from the Okavango Delta to the Chobe River, Walter has tried-and-tested knowledge of Botswana and makes sure it stays current too. He and the Safari Online team visit Botswana’s safari camps and lodges regularly to ensure their recommendations are based on been-there experience.

AFFILIATIONS AND BONDING

Safari Online understands that people like to book a Botswana safari safe in the knowledge that they are travelling with a reputable company. We are a bonded member of the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA), the African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) & the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

LOCAL PRESENCE – OFFICE BASED IN CAPE TOWN

Sales & Reservations:

Tel: (+27 21) 556 2412
Fax: (+27 86) 555 9575
E-mail: info@botswanasafari.co.za

Physical Address:

8 Bellingham Road,
Table View, 7441
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Office:

Safari Online CC
2003/089335/23
Emergency: (+27 83) 378 3575

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding your travel plans in Africa, please call us on +27 21 556 2412. Our office hours are 08h30 to 17h00 GMT +2 Monday to Friday.

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

They kept us fully informed and updated throughout planning, travel, etc.

It was excellent all around. Everything worked out well. An experience of a lifetime! The game viewing rides were fun and very informative.

Karen (USA)
Above expectations

Excellent communications and service. We dealt with Sabrina and she is awesome. The safari tour was amazing, i can highly recommend going to Elephant Plains. Its a very special place run by awesome people.

Werner
A great tour operator that was a pleasure to deal with.

We used Safari Online to put together a mid-range Botswana trip for a group of four going to three different camps and then onto Vic Falls. We asked several operators to provide options (through this great safari bookings website) and Walter Kohrs from Safari Online was easily the most responsive and quickest to provide different but realistic options and at good prices. In the end it was a no brainer to go with Safari Online. Walter always responded to my queries quickly, with honest and valuable responses that were clear and made sense. From our perspective he tailored a good mix of places for both our budget and standard of facilities that suited us perfectly, with enough information and links to help us make our decisions. In the end each camp was different and had different aspects and strengths that made each unique. We loved it.

Shane (AU)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann & Mario (CA)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (Germany)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional.  Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari on line. Would recommend Safari on line to organise your holiday.

Lorraine
Excellent service and support for our Africa vacation

Working with Walter was a great experience. He listened to us and helped us build a vacation that exceeded all of our expectations. We really appreciated his professionalism and attention to detail.

Dan (USA)
Perfect

We are six older but experienced travellers who usually do our own planning. Luck led us to Safari Online and Walter. His ideas proved spot on. First to Batonka in Victoria Falls, then the Eco lodge In Savuti and finally Ngoma Safari Lodge. Each was different and special in their own way. The game drives from the lodges were wonderful, each of our guides Ren at Savuti and Kenneth at Ngoma were informative and experienced. If there was game to be found they found it.
Throughout our planning Safari Online have been helpful, always answering emailed questions, no matter how basic, straightaway. We’ve had probably our best ever holiday in years of travel, everything went smoothly. Pickups and transfers were on time. Staff in all the places we stayed were friendly and helpful. I can’t think of one adverse remark except maybe seeing a lion that wasn’t asleep, though I think if it could have been arranged Walter would have done so.

Jennifer