“You’ll want to return to Africa with us time and time again!”
At Lawson’s Birding, Wildlife Safaris, and Custom Safaris, we offer first class birding and wildlife trips to a range of countries in Southern and Eastern Africa. Contact us today to set up the safari of a lifetime!
With over 30 years of experience, we're amply qualified to provide you with a first-class, unforgettable African safari experience. We offer set-departure, small-group birding and wildlife tours, as well as custom, privately guided experiences.
Take a look at our Small Group Safaris, which cover a wide range of areas and which cater for different interests - we have both bird and mammal focused options. Fill out the contact form and one of our tour consultants will work with you to set up the safari of a lifetime!
If group travel is not your thing have a look at our Custom Safari pages. Tell us about what you want to see, where you want to go and how long you want to go for, and we'll come up with a cracking itinerary. Don't really know where you want to go? We'll be happy to give some suggestions! Contact us today!
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Seven reasons to travel with Lawson's
1. We have over 30 years of experience
Lawson’s was founded in 1990 and we have 30 years of experience in running birding and wildlife trips in Africa. We're a solid company.
2. We are obsessed with professionalism
From the personalised species check-lists and itineraries we give to our clients to our guides cleaning the vehicle windows so our clients can have as good a view as possible, we are obsessed with being professional at all times. That doesn’t mean we don’t have fun though!
3. We have a great reputation
Within birding and travel circles, Lawson’s has always been a highly respected name, based on being loyal, trustworthy and professional at all times.
4. We have passionate guides
Our guides don’t do what they do as a job – it’s a passion, a calling and a way of life, illustrated by the fact that when they have spare time, they’ll be out in the bush birding, game viewing, researching and taking photographs. The binoculars don’t get put away at 17h00 every day…
5. We have an awesome support team
We believe that a large part of the success of our safaris is due a great support team in the office. This translates into thorough arrangements for each and every trip, and a solid back up resource for the odd time when logistics in the field do go awry.
6. We go the extra mile
We like to go the extra mile for our clients. It’s just in our nature to make each and every client’s experience the best it possibly can be.
7. We're dedicated.
We're dedicated to what we do. This is not a part-time operation we attend to when we have spare time. It's a full-time occupation, something we really put our hearts into, day in and day out.
What our guests say...
Wildlife was at and above my expectations. I saw most of the mammals I had hoped to see (except Cheetah) and several that I didn’t expect. As regards birding I saw (mostly with the aid of my guide!) over 250 species on the Lawson’s tour (and nearly 400 in my 4 weeks in South Africa).
We saw an amazing variety of wildlife considering we only spent eight days on safari. It was particularly pleasing to see animals at such close quarters. It gave us a good opportunity to take some great pictures. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and so would like to rate it 10 on the Lawson Scale.
Christine Daley and Family
The quality & viewing were very good, it more than lived up to our expectations. We even enjoyed searching for the elusive lions! The driving in the bush was still very enjoyable & we did get to see a large pride in the end! Dave’s highlight – the leopard in the tree in the Kruger, also enjoyed the different varieties of birds which I wasn’t expecting. Val’s highlights –... Read More
Val & David Read
I would definitely rate Lawson’s as a 10. I had no worries about my stay---being transported from the airport to meet Leon, being assigned a room, being driven around all day, talking about the wildlife with Leon, the opportunity to photograph, the smells, the sounds, the good food was just perfect.