First class service & attention to detail
We have been creating high end luxury safaris for the last 15 years. Our history in Africa stretches back another 20 years when the company’s founder, John Harvey, first undertook a safari to a very remote National Park in northern Nigeria. That experience alongside a number of years living and working in East and Southern Africa ultimately led to the creation of Opulent Africa some years later.
The company is founded on a true passion for the magnificent and diverse wildlife that lives in the protected rain forests, rivers, lakes and open plains of Africa. Backed by a very clear understanding of what it means to deliver first class service, our safaris are second to none.
When we put together a trip for you, we do so with the excitement of our own personal experiences and drawing on our memories to help create your own ultimate wildlife encounter of a lifetime. Every one of our team of professionals and highly experienced guides is totally dedicated to making your dreams come true.
Rated ‘Excellent’ by 97% of our clients
“My family has chosen Opulent for travel (twice), plus Australia / New Zealand, India and Brazil. We have yet to be at all disappointed. The destinations are discussed at great length, a unique plan of travel is derived, the facilities are excellent or superior, the guides are knowledgeable and fluent in English and there is always a person to contact if some need arises. These are high-end tours, but they more than deliver on their promise.”
“Thanks to the travel team at Opulent Africa for organizing an absolutely amazing African safari trip for our family. My husband and I traveled to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana with our kids, ages 20 and 22. The camps we visited were unique and beautiful and the staff members were very friendly and knowledgeable. Our itinerary was perfect for the experience we were seeking, and transportation to and from each country and camp was flawless.”
“We had excellent service from Opulent Africa. They understood our particular interests (photography) and our desire for tent camping experiences and provided those. In addition, they stuck with us and supported us through the experience of having to cancel our trip due to illness and reschedule for the next year. We definitely will work with Opulent Africa in planning our next trip.”
We genuinely call this “work”
Over the last 15 years we have created thousands of unique and incredible wildlife experiences for our clients, some returning to Africa every single year. As a result, we are fortunate enough to consider many clients as personal friends.
John Harvey, Founder & CEO
John established Opulent Africa with the sole aim of building a luxury travel company capable of delivering a highly personalized service to a worldwide clientele.
John draws on his experience of having lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout the African continent over the last 35 years.
“I am an adventurer at heart and love exploring new places. Over the years, I have enjoyed many unfortgettable experiences throughout Africa, from close encounters with all manner of wildlife to “sleep outs” under spectacular star filled skies.
When designing customized safaris for our clients it is done with genuine passion and there is no greater reward for me personally than creating a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience, never to be forgotten.”
Donna-marie Mackay, Vice President
Donna is our Vice President. With over ten years’ experience in the Africa travel industry, she oversees every one of our client’s vacations with meticulous attention to detail.
Donna has a unique ability to get even more excited about your vacation than you and never tires of talking about Africa!
“In my Africa travels I have taken a mud bath with baby elephants, hand-fed giraffes, paddled a canoe between angry hippo’s, caught a tiger fish, trekked the magnificent mountain gorillas, watched chimpanzees swoop through the trees and laughed at the playful golden monkeys.
I am passionately committed to the protection of all wildlife and to the charities and projects we support. I love engaging with the many fascinating cultures and personalities of Africa.”