Best African Birding & Wildlife Safaris
Book your dream African safari with us!
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!
Why book with us?
- We offer authentic natural history safaris for discerning birding and wildlife enthusiasts. Our safari tours are competitively priced, but we don't 'cut corners' by staying in cheaper accommodation outside parks and reserves. As far as possible we stay in the best areas, to offer the best birding and wildlife experience.
- We use expert, professional guides and have an excellent admin and logistics team at our base in Nelspruit, South Africa.
- We are passionate birders and wildlife enthusiasts ourselves, so we understand what our clients want.
- We have a solid reputation and loads of experience.
- We are confident in saying that 'You'll want to return to Africa with us time and time again!"
Recent safari reviews.
Eastern South Africa Custom Birding Safari, January 2024.
All in all, a top-notch birdwatching tour, extremely professionally organized and lots of fun guaranteed! S & X. Popp, Germany.
Tanzania South and North, November 2023.
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. S. & J. Davies, UK.
Birds & Wildlife of Kenya, May 2023.
It was a remarkable trip from the beginning right until we were dropped at the airport in Nairobi. We wholeheartedly recommend Lawson's and this trip to Kenya. H. & A. Tyner, USA.
Small-group safaris trips and tours have set dates, with group sizes of between 4 and 10 participants generally. You can join these safaris as couples, individuals of small groups of friends.
As a natural history tour operator, we’re committed to delivering first-class small-group birding and wildlife safaris and tours. We differentiate ourselves with our specialized nature tours which remain authentic and 'real' - perfect for the discerning nature enthusiast.
Lawson’s are the custom birding and wildlife safaris, trips and tours in Africa specialists, with over 30 years of experience in the field. From short trips to the Kruger National Park to extended multi-week tours in Southern and Eastern Africa, we pride ourselves in offering you a fun, rewarding, and memorable custom safari. Tell us what you want and we'll make it happen!
Our local birding and wildlife safari day trips in the Kruger Park are just the ticket, with the Southern Kruger being an obvious choice. We offer trips in an open-sided safari vehicle from Malelane, Numbi, Phabeni and Kruger gates, and we also do pick-ups at the nearby hotels and resorts.
Should the above African safari packages not pique your interest, reach out to our team of safari specialists for more information on our tailored safari tours and packages in Africa here
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.
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