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Meet the Safari Drive Team at the Royal Geographical Society 14/15 November 2009

The RGS Explore event is an expedition & fieldwork planning weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13, 14 and 15 November 2009

Further information may be found on the RGS website here.

Over 100 leading field scientists and explorers will provide:

  • Inspiration
  • Advice
  • Research
  • Exploration
  • Adventure
  • Contacts



Emma goes to Oman

Emma Hanlon, our most recent addition to the UK Safari Drive office has just returned from a research trip to Oman. We have been offering Oman as a self drive destination for over four years now and it has continued to grow in this time.

Oman combines a distinct Middle Eastern feel with landscapes that are not dissimilar from Namibia, and while it is worlds away from our African destinations in most respects the open spaces and feeling of freedom when out on the road are common to both.

Emma’s trip took her from Salalah in the south all the way to Muscat in the north; through deserts, wadis, towns, villages and mountains along the way. To discuss your holiday to Oman and for sample itineraries and quotes please call Emma on 01488 711 40 or email

Safari Drive awarded the "Travel Company of the Year " by AITOAito award

We were delighted to be presented with the award by AITO at the recent Travel Press day. Meregan Turner stepped up to receive the award from AITO chairman Derek Moore. The plaque sits proudly in the office and is a testament to all the hard work from our team on the ground in Africa, the UK office and the warm welcome from the lodges and camps that we use.

The award was in the smaller business category for AITO members that send less than 3000 people on holiday.

Click here to see the Aito press release >>

Sunday Telegraph "Set Free on Safari" by Simon Horsford

Sunday Telegraph Travel journalist Simon Horsford experienced our self drive safari in Tanzania. The resulting articles, photos and film are stunning.

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New Safari Drive brochure released

The new brochure is an insight into the exploration of Africa and details our self drive safari programme. It also has detailed maps and routes in the countries we cover.

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Oman is our latest Safari Drive destination

Following an extremely exciting recce at the beginning of 2005, Oman is our latest Safari Drive destination.

We have a fantastic ground crew in place, including a wonderful Bedouin guide to accompany you into the Empty Quarter.

Having experienced it first hand, we can recommend Oman for anyone who has never self driven abroad before.

It’s an extremely safe country with an excellent road system. The Omani people are bursting with friendliness and their hospitality is boundless.

There is so much to see and somehow you feel like you’re the first person in the world to see it.

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Free Satellite Phone Back-up

Safari Drive backup now includes free satellite phone usage for your safety and convenience.

This means that you will never be out of touch with our base however remote your holiday.

There is also a free messaging service if your work, family or friends need to stay in touch.

Photo Galleries and Diaries

Rhino Desert Boy Road Sign

We are very grateful to a number of our clients for providing us with the most fantastic trip diaries and photo galleries from their safaris.