Shona Travel creates bespoke, experiential safaris for memorable journeys across east and southern Africa. Based on a lifetime of living and exploring across Africa, we will advise you on places to discover and where to stay.

We take care of every detail, from choosing the right flights and picking the best lodges to organising guided experiences and planning special occasions. Whether it’s staying at a traditional tented camp in the heart of the Masai Mara or relaxing beside an infinity pool in an exclusive reserve in the Greater Kruger, we can help arrange it. Each of our holidays is like you – unique. So get in touch now to start planning your next adventure, your next escape or your next celebration.

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Why Choose Shona Travel?

We’re proudly small, independent and beholden to no one. Each of our clients is a name, not a number. With us, you should expect personal service, shaped by years of experience working in tailor-made travel.

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Each of our holidays starts with a conversation.

Bespoke Holidays

We’ll learn about your passions, how you like to travel and what you’d like to discover before curating your own memorable and bespoke journey.

Guided by Experience

Each of Shona Travel’s holidays is shaped by first-hand experience, thanks to several decades of travel across Africa and beyond.

Every Detail Covered

Often it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference and we’ll work to ensure we take care of every detail of your trip.

Fully Protected

When you book a package with us, you are always protected. Your money is kept in trust, and flight-inclusive packages come with ATOL protection.

What People Say

Jackie took our brief and designed a camping safari in Botswana, Zambia and Namibia that met our needs perfectly. Cold mornings, hot days, fabulous wildlife and campfire suppers – lulled to sleep at night by the roaring of lions. It was a wonderful experience.
Jackie is a simply amazing lady. Her passion for Africa is obvious, her knowledge of Africa is incredible. She ensures tailor-made holidays are exactly that, by creating itineraries that perfectly match the desires of her clients.
African Marketing Specialist
I had the pleasure of working with Jackie for the best part of a decade. I can’t think of anyone who I would trust more to plan a holiday for me. The level of care and thought she shows for her clients never ceases to amaze me.
Former Steppes Travel Africa Manager
When I sent her a description of what I had in mind rather than a budget, Jackie made the perfect translation of that in a trip that met my budgetary constraints, expectations and dreams. Needless to say, we had the trip of our life, exceeding in every way our wildest expectations!

Jackie first became our travel agent for our African trips in 2003. Since that time she has arranged each of our trips with incredible insight and on a number of occasions extreme patience. We could not recommend Jackie more highly to organise our trips and our association for nearly 20 years is testament to that.

Christine & Vaughan
Jackie has acted as an advisor for several trips over the last few years. She is a pleasure to work with, understands the brief perfectly, and delivers creative results. Would have no hesitation in using her again or recommending her as a consultant to others.
Jackie arranged a trip to Zambia for us. Although the contact was via email it felt like we knew each other for years. The locations she booked for us were great. Jackie, thanks, it was an unforgettable experience.
Jackie was a pleasure to work with. Always efficient, professional, friendly and always going the extra distance to ensure logistics were as seamless as possible. Thanks so much, Jackie! Hope to work with you again!
Professional Photographer and Private Guide
Jackie helped me put together a magnificent itinerary for our first safari – was very patient and helpful in the planning stages as our dates and numbers fluctuated, and the end result was a trip that was flawless with every detail taken care of. Thank you very much! I would definitely use her again and recommend her strongly.
Jackie was very attentive to my needs and always responded very promptly to my questions. She was very accessible, and cheerful and always gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to my positive interaction with Jackie, I would recommend her company to colleagues.

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