How We Work

We know best how to match travelers up with the very best accommodations that suit their budget. BUT that is only one part of the equation. It’s the little details (things that many travelers don’t even know are possible) that we are great at including in our travelers’ trips. We don’t usually give out our little secrets, but to give you a sneak peak of what we may offer – a private dinner on a barge in the middle of the Zambezi River is one of our all-time favorites. But no more said on this now as we rather not spoil what we love to do for you!

Our First Phone Call

We always start with a phone call and a blank slate. The goal of our first conversation is to get to know you. We will ask you questions about your travel style, where you have travelled in the past, your specific interests and your intended budget for your journey. After we have worked through this process we will both have a better idea if we are a good fit.

Getting Down to Business

At this stage we find out if you have a specific trip you are interested in and set travel dates. We offer our advice on the best locations depending on when you are planning to go, the best months to travel, and continue to narrow down your options to specific areas and dates.

Creating Your Perfect Journey

At this stage we will start narrowing down the hundreds of safari lodges or hotels you can choose from. We will discuss the exact number of nights you need to spend in each location and why, and the activities in each area. We chat about flights, the best way to get you in and out of each location (our goal is to get you quickly from one area to the next,) which may mean spending a little more on the most direct flight – ultimately giving you more game viewing time! With this all narrowed down you will then hear from us typically within one to two days with a full detailed itinerary that outlines what we discussed and your proposed tour cost. This is not set in stone, just meant to give you the first sample of what may be possible.

Adding in the Little Details

Once we know where you are going, we then work with you on tours, dining, and other activities. We give you our personal ideas and suggestions because we know it is these details which ultimately make your trip complete. With all this in place we will then confirm your accommodations and at this time require a trip deposit which is 25% of the total trip price. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure and you will receive an invoice prior to that time.

Fleshing Things Out

Should you wish to continue to fine tune your journey, for example making dinner reservations, booking additional tours or activities, that’s what we are here for and we will continue to tweak until you are 100% satisfied with your journey.

Your Trip Preparation

Approximately two to three weeks after receiving your deposit and confirming your trip, we will send you a Preparation Package that will include your itinerary, packing list, etc. Approximately four weeks prior to your departure we will send you your final itinerary, contact details (phone numbers of our contacts who will be taking care of you along the way, emergency contacts and our after-hours numbers), E-tickets and copies of this information for your friends & family.

Bon Voyage

While on your journey we will check in with our contacts along the way to ensure everything is just perfect and your trip is running smoothly. Should you need us for anything during your journey we encourage you to give us a call.

When You Return

On your return we will want to hear all about your trip! Your honest feedback is what helps us continue to improve our service. Many of our travelers return again and again…we hope you get the travel bug too and look forward to next time around!

What our travelers say about us

Rothschild Safaris accolades

Dayle, Bud, Sharon, and Luis

San Diego, California

It was amazing! Truly the trip of a lifetime!

The trip from top to bottom was perfect; the places we stayed, the coordination of transfers, people meeting us to move us to new locations, the camps, the food, the people who cared for our every need. The whole experience was perfect.

Rothschild was an ideal choice for our trip. We wanted a custom experience and very small, out of the way camps and that is exactly what we got. The choices of camps and the travel between the camps was handled very well and we enjoyed every minute of our adventure.

We had individual attention at each of the four tent camps we visited. We thought we had found the best guide at the first camp and at each of the next stops we found that we felt the same. Each was knowledgeable, connected to our approach to viewing and experiencing the sights, and careful to ensure we were comfortable and well taken care of. Very good communication about the plan for the day and thoughtful in choosing our daily activities.

Dayle, Bud, Sharon, and Luis


Shue-Ping & Richard

Pasadena, California

“We are still reeling in the absolutely fabulous memories we’re left with from our trip to Tanzania & Rwanda! Our trip was truly incredible and we thank you so much for making it happen. Words really can’t describe the majesty of our experiences and the wonderful places we visited.”

family wedding photo


Sydney, Australia

“We have just returned from our dream holiday and wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for everything you did. We had the most amazing time. All of your organisation was superb and the wedding was fantastic. I did not have to worry about anything! From the moment we disembarked, we were greeted and taken through customs like VIP’s, which was so good as we were travelling with kids. Ulusaba was amazing and I honestly cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work in getting this dream trip organised in less than a month. As promised, I have attached a photo from the wedding day. Everything arranged was exactly what we wanted. Thank you again. We will most definitely be recommending you guys to all our friends.”

Rothschild Safaris accolades

Nadine & Jerry

Golden, CO

“Best trip of our lives, hands down.  It is such a rare occurrence when one gets a glimpse of heaven!”

Rachel & Jay

Rachel & Jay

Roslyn, New York

“Everything was perfect. Every step of the way we were met by your representatives, smiling and happy to help. It was seamless. From airport to airplane to camp, again and again, perfect. The camps were well selected for the time of the year and comfort. The food was fantastic, the camp personnel great. We saw so much game I fear an unattainable standard has been set. You look at the cost of the trip, smile and say to yourself, ‘It was well worth the expense.’ There is no greater tribute to Rothschild Safaris.”

Rachel & Jay

Kerry & Dan

San Francisco, California

“Thank you so much for putting together the trip of a lifetime for us. It was so perfect and seamless every step of the way. We feel so lucky to have experienced such amazing wildlife & scenery – our lives are forever changed!”


Allison & Jonathan

New York, New York

“We continue to talk about our safari as one of the most amazing experiences ever. We are still in awe of the time we had. Thanks to Rothschild Safaris!”

Rafael & Maria

Rafael & Maria

Irvington, New York

“Thank you for putting together a superb itinerary for our family which included outstanding guides and fabulous food. Our family remarked, ‘It was hard to believe but every day was better than the previous one.’”

Rafael & Maria

Geri & Rick

Palo Alto, California

“Our trip to South Africa and Botswana was even more than we could imagine. From the moment we landed in Cape Town until our last day in Botswana, it was a fabulous adventure. We had a totally seamless experience. Everything went so smoothly, which allowed us to enjoy each and every moment with no problems. We are in awe of Africa!”

Evelyn & Gary

Evelyn & Gary

Woodbury, Minnesota

“Thank you Rothschild Safaris for ensuring everything went just according to plan. We could not have wished for a more perfect safari!”

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