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At Lawson’s Birding, Wildlife, and Custom Safaris, we offer first-class small-group birding and wildlife safari trips and tours in Africa. We are also custom / private safari tour specialists, with over 30 years of experience in running nature-focused safaris. You'll want to return to Africa with us time and time again!

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What our guests say...

  • Hi Leon. Just a brief but heartfelt thank you for a wonderful Holiday. It was brilliant from start to finish. Your patience, expertise and general Bonhomie were greatly appreciated as ever. Steve and Jennifer did a southern and northern circuit Tanzania safari with us in November 2023.

    Steve and Jennifer Davies


  • We had a fantastic trip. We loved every minute, and really enjoyed meeting our fellow travellers too. Thanks for your help in organizing it. We can’t wait to use Lawson's again! Dave and his daughter, Fran, joined us on our Tanzania's Northern Circuit safari in 2022.

    Dave Hallam


  • This was the trip of a lifetime. I would love to come back and have Lawson’s show me some other parts of Africa-perhaps Namibia. Not sure if I will be able to do it, but I’m already trying to figure out how. Dr Davis did a custom South Africa 'geology and wildlife' safari with us in March 2022.

    Dr R Laurence Davis


  • Dear Leon, The trip is slowly sinking in. We had a great one. The stage was set by the different habitats Eastern South Africa has to offer, but with your expertise you pulled out an amazing number of birds. Thanks to your knowledge of the calls and songs combined with a very sharp eye we had great success in finding the birds I wanted to see. Thank you for... Read this review

    Volkert van der Willigen


  • My family and I (a group of six) just returned from a two week exclusive tour with Lawson’s Custom Safaris out of Nelspruit South Africa. Our trip was fabulous.... Lawson’s helped us with thoughtful and responsive answers to our many initial questions on how to schedule our time in South Africa... Our guide in Kruger was Leon Marais. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable in all kinds of wildlife,... Read this review

    Debra Rectenwald