About ORYX Wildlife Safaris
ORYX Wildlife Safaris was born by our sister companies Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Tours and ORYX Worldwide Photographic Expeditions. In response to a rapidly growing passion for quality wildlife safaris, we have teamed up with the best professional tour leaders in the industry to create one of the world’s finest wildlife safari companies. Our office team has been facilitating tours for over 12 years and we pride ourselves in offering exceptional service and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. We only employ the very best personnel, from enquiry all the way through to tour leadership, and our enthusiastic and professional team is here to provide you with an unforgettable experience in the world’s most-loved wildlife destinations!
Our tour leaders are all passionate and accomplished tour co-ordinators who truly thrive on sharing their wildlife knowledge and experiences with others. Our team includes some of the region’s top guides; and, despite our relative youth, we all have many years of field experience between us, including a wide range of mammal, reptile, birding, amphibian, botanical and cultural expertise. Our guides are further complemented by the world’s top wildlife experts who co-lead some of our tours. Wherever possible, we also make use of community guides.
Cape Town Office (ORYX Wildlife Safaris)
Our office in Cape Town, South Africa, has expanded in synchrony with the rapid growth of ORYX Worldwide Photographic Expeditions and Rockjumper Birding Tours in order to keep abreast with the complex arrangements that efficient and organized traveling requires. You will find that your questions will be gladly answered, and with our friendly staff you will see that booking with us is nothing but a pleasure. We do our utmost to ensure that all your requirements and requests are met; whether before, during or after your tour with us. Our tour costs are very reasonable and we offer excellent value without cutting corners. All prices are quoted in US$: pp refers to “per person” and ss to “single supplement.” Our tour leader to client ratio is probably the lowest in the wildlife safari industry, with most of our tours having a maximum of 6 to 8 participants, thereby offering a very personalized experience. For some destinations, however, larger groups are essential, and on these tours we provide two leaders with an absolute maximum of 14 participants. Our scheduled departure tours are designed for the keen nature lover who wishes to maximize the wildlife experience without feeling rushed; although the pace does vary from tour to tour. While most departures are focused on finding a particular special mammal, be it Giant Panda, Mountain Gorilla, Jaguar etc, other wildlife is certainly not ignored and we always attempt to observe as many animals as feasibly possible. We include the outstanding highlights of every destination we visit, be they ornithological, botanical, scenic, historical or cultural. Furthermore, we use only the most appropriate and superior accommodation available, but usually we don’t go above a 4-star rating in order to avoid extravagant costs. We have also introduced a range of Platinum tours with luxury 5-star accommodation ratings that our standard tours do not usually include. Our customized private tours are for private groups and individuals and comprise over half the tours that we operate. Our office is highly proficient in planning any type of tour, be it chasing a few tough species for the more hardcore mammal watcher, a relaxed family vacation or a big-game safari almost anywhere in the world. We are indeed very flexible and versatile in this regard, and strive to do our utmost to realize your dream vacation according to your specific personal requirements. Our private tours are also excellent value for money and can be arranged for single individuals or large groups alike.
Our conservation initiative includes activities undertaken by the ORYX Wildlife Safaris Conservation Fund. A portion of all the fees from each tour sign-up is used solely to conserve the mammals that bring so much fulfillment and joy into our lives.