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Marcus Brain, Safari365's owner and founder, has always had a deep passion for Africa.

As a born and bred African, the first thing Marcus did after finishing University in Cape Town was to pack his bags to explore the fabled continent by hitchhiking to Victoria Falls. From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, to sailing down the Nile river on a dhow and every adventure inbetween, his passion for the continent was entrenched as was his desire to share the Ubuntu spirit with the world.

This desire sparked the birth of Safari365, an African based business that allowed guests from around the globe to get tailor-made advice and safaris from the people living and working on the ground in Africa.

To stay connected to the continent, Marcus and the ever growing Safari365 staff contingent continue to travel the length and breadth of Africa, visiting and inspecting every national park and over 750 of the top lodges, to ensure the best for our guests.

“Today, Safari365 is one of Africa’s leading tour operators, involved throughout the tourism value chain, from tour operating, to hospitality, transportation and currency remittance; and have helped countless thousands of guests explore the best of Africa’s secrets.

The years may have changed, but the passion hasn’t. We thank you for entrusting us with showing you Africa, and invite you on a journey of discovery and intrigue.”

Marcus Brain


Some Of

Our Key Milestones

Founded, specialising in safaris to South Africa
Extended product offering to include Botswana, Namibia, Victoria Falls, Zambia and Mozambique
Operations office opened in east Africa (for end-to-end safaris including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda)
Commencement of lodge builds and operations throughout Southern and East Africa
Sales offices opened in Brazil, United States and Australia during 2011 - 2014
Development commencement of our Salesforce enabled booking platform (to better serve a rapidly growing client base)
Charitable work commencement for the Safari365 “Ubuntu for Change” initiative, including supporting StreetSleeper, Ladles of Love and the Tourism Conservation Fund.
Co-development of Africa’s first multi-currency payment solution (enabling us to de-risk our clients safaris to unexpected currency fluctuations)
Covid slowdown…We are proud to be one of few owner operated companies that stood by our staff, and remained committed to the fulfillment of our client’s safaris
2024 and onwards: We look forward to welcoming you to Africa

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