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Luxury Safari

Looking for a tailor-made itinerary and once-in-a-lifetime safari? We pride ourselves on creating itineraries and experiences that fit your goals, budget and timeframe. We spend our days planning honeymoons, luxury vacations, business and adventure travel. Let us customize a unique experience in South Africa, East Africa or the Indian Ocean destinations.

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Family Safari

We handle family vacation planning from A-Z offering you resources in the US and on location to create a tailor-made vacation. Hit the highlights or discover some of our favorite hidden attractions. From typical safari to seeing wildlife by horseback or scuba diving on some of the world’s best reefs, we can create an epic family vacation.

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School Group Safaris

We excel at providing an authentic African experience to teenagers. Our trips are customizable to focus on your goals and your group. We offer the full gamut of activities from safari to adventure, wildlife and conservation experiences, cultural immersion and community service focused-trips. We will help you plan the trip that’s best for your group.

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University Study Abroad Safaris

Step out of the classroom and experience Africa. You will be forever changed and your learning curve can be exponential. Safari in the Serengeti, catch a rugby match, see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, learn about wildlife conservation in the area it’s needed most and discover fascinating cultures. Our study abroad experiences are catered to your curriculum and student population.

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Photographic Safaris

We have partnered with leading industry experts to develop a multitude of photographic safari experiences from both unique and remote African wilderness areas. We offer programs for the amateur wanting to develop basic photographic skills and camera mastery to the professional wanting to refine his or her wildlife photography work. Join us as we pursue that ever elusive perfect wildlife composition!

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Golf Safaris

Not only do our golf safari packages combine play and accommodation at arguably the best golfing resorts throughout South Africa, they include wildlife safaris, breathtaking scenery, world class beaches, fine dining, wine tours, five star rail experiences and MORE! This all-year travel opportunity allows you to combine your love for the game with your passion for exploring Africa.

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Destinations

Breath-taking destinations showcasing the very essence of Africa

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Botswana

Botswana is a land of amazing variety, dramatic landscapes and unforgettable safari destinations. Botswana’s great rivers—the Chobe, the Linyanti and the Kwando—are teeming with herds of elephants and packs of wild dogs known as the “painted wolves” of Africa. Herds of zebra, wildebeest, and other mammals migrate in the Makgadikgadi…

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Kenya

When thoughts turn to safari, they turn immediately to Kenya. Books and movies such as Born Free and Out of Africa have brought this country’s offerings into the homes of many foreigners.

 

Kenya spans an area about 85 percent the size of France or Texas and lies astride…

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Madagascar

Best known for its wildlife, but a land of extraordinary cultural richness, Madagascar is an island nation roughly the size of Texas or about twice the size of Arizona located in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa opposite Mozambique. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the…

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Malawi

Dubbed ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’ due to the legendary welcome extended to all who visit, Malawi is a small country with a big heart and an even bigger range of incredible tourist activities! Lake Malawi’s vast size, its warm freshwater and its gorgeous surrounding beaches make it a mecca…

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Mozambique

Following decades of isolation, Mozambique has emerged as one of the most popular and enticing tourist destinations in Southern African, known not only for its unique historical and cultural heritage, but also for greeting visitors with its warm, exuberant, open arms. Mozambique’s distinct local style consists of a vibrant blend…

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Namibia

One of Africa’s best kept secrets, particularly for those seeking the wilderness, Namibia is a large, mainly arid Southern African country slightly more than half the size of Alaska bordering the south Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa. Namibia boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib Desert, the…

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Rwanda

Rwanda is rapidly showing signs of development as it heals and rebuilds from the 1994 genocide experienced in the country. Today, the country is increasingly perceived internationally as a safe destination — indeed, tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors and is now the country’s leading foreign exchange earner…

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South Africa

South Africa, on the continent’s southern tip, is the 25th-largest country in the world – slightly less than twice the size of Texas – and boasts a lengthy coastline stretching more than 1,500 miles along two oceans, the South Atlantic on the west and the Indian on the south and…

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Tanzania

Serengeti Safari, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar… the names roll off the tongue like a roster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Seven times larger than England and a little larger than Texas, Tanzania is a land of contrasts and majesty, and the largest of the…

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Uganda

Uganda is a highlights reel of the African landscape. With its dense, misty forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannas, it is no wonder Winston Churchill dubbed this the “pearl of Africa”. With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one…

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Zambia

Given not only its beauty, but also the peace and harmony with which its welcoming people live, Zambia has been called the “butterfly in the heart of Africa” for good reason. Indeed, Zambia is known as one of the friendliest and safest countries in the world to visit…

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Zimbabwe

Nicknamed “The Breadbasket of Africa”, Zimbabwe is an ideal destination for those seeking the best of all Africa has to offer. Unparalleled for its offerings of adventure travel of all sorts, Zimbabwe is truly unique and fascinating, blessed with a landscape of extraordinary beauty that has remained unspoiled by mass…

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Welcome

For almost two decades Southern Sky Adventures has introduced discerning American travelers to the sheer magnificence of AFRICA. A land of warm welcomes, breath-taking sunsets, pristine wilderness areas and diversity as colorful as the local artwork.

Our tailormade and expertly-guided safaris showcase Africa’s finest hidden gems, the elusive BIG 5, wild remote locations and a natural space to unplug from the stress of modern day living. We pride ourselves on the delivery of exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime and truly memorable travel for not only families, honeymooners and friends but also business travelers, school groups and adventure seekers.

Although passionate about travel, we care deeply for the preservation of these untouched wild areas, the inhabiting wildlife and the surrounding communities. Our safari experiences are developed to encourage that same profound connection and in so doing our guests walk away forever changed and motivated to instill change in others.

Sit back, relax and allow our team of destination specialists to design and deliver your dream safari vacation!

What they say

Client reviews

Adventure of a Lifetime

I can’t recommend Richard Pace and Southern Sky adventures enough! He’s been travelling all over the continent of Africa for the last 12 years and specializes in an otherwise unknown and intimidating territory. I didn’t know what to expect from South Africa but my trip… Read more “Adventure of a Lifetime”

Amy, Georgia
South Africa

Perfect Honeymoon Trip

I would encourage anyone thinking of travelling to Africa to call Southern Sky Adventures. Richard Pace was recommended to us by several of our friends in New York. Specializing in tailoring trips to fit your objectives, Southern Sky Adventures can, of course, can recommend destinations… Read more “Perfect Honeymoon Trip”

Wes, New York
South Africa

Best Travel Experience Ever

I relive that trip in my mind almost daily – it was the best travel experience I’ve ever had. Thank you for all you did to make it perfect. Your local knowledge of the people and places definitely were a plus – you couldn’t have… Read more “Best Travel Experience Ever”

Cecile, Virginia
Namibia, South Africa

The Perfect Itinerary

I went to South Africa in December 2008 with three friends and truly had the trip of a lifetime. The country is absolutely beautiful and there are so many amazing things to do from safari to whale watching to fine dining in Cape Town. Southern… Read more “The Perfect Itinerary”

Lizzie, Georgia
Cape Town, South Africa

Worry-Free Group Experience

Our fall trip to Africa included 11 wonderful and diverse individuals for four venues, over a two week period. How can this many people enjoy themselves so much for this extended period of time? The answer is Richard Pace! You worked diligently to anticipate our… Read more “Worry-Free Group Experience”

Louise, Georgia
South Africa, Zambia

A different view of South Africa

I had been looking forward to a trip to South Africa for many years, knowing how special it would be. It was all that and more because of Richard Pace and Southern Sky Adventures. His choice of accommodations, destinations and tours were perfect. Everywhere we… Read more “A different view of South Africa”

Susan, North Carolina
Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa

An Incredible Time

Southern Sky Adventures did a great job helping us to plan our trip to Africa. They covered all of the details—everything from flights and accommodations to safari essentials to in-country cell phone service to restaurant and activity recommendations. Richard even managed to make suggestions on… Read more “An Incredible Time”

Susan, New York
Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia

Once-in-a-lifetime Safari

Thanks for helping us put together such an amazing girl’s trip to South Africa. We couldn’t have asked for a more well-planned adventure. Your guidance, itinerary recommendations, and hard work in arranging the details definitely helped to make this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” a truly incredible experience… Read more “Once-in-a-lifetime Safari”

Shirley, Georgia
Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa

An Unforgettable Vacation

Please use our name as a reference. We had a great experience and an unforgettable vacation. Everything you planned for us was flawless. Date Travelled: 01 Jul 2017 – 07 Jul 2017 Accommodation: Yellow Aloe Guest House Destinations: Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South… Read more “An Unforgettable Vacation”

Laurie, New York
Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa

Luxury Safari

Luxury Safaris

Looking for a tailor-made itinerary and once-in-a-lifetime safari? We pride ourselves on creating itineraries and experiences that fit your goals, budget and timeframe. We spend our days planning honeymoons, luxury vacations, business and adventure travel. Let us customize a unique experience in South Africa, East Africa or the Indian Ocean destinations.
Visit Luxury Safaris

Family Safari

Family Safari

We handle family vacation planning from A-Z offering you resources in the US and on location to create a tailor-made vacation. Hit the highlights or discover some of our favorite hidden attractions. From typical safari to seeing wildlife by horseback or scuba diving on some of the world's best reefs, we can create an epic family vacation.
Visit Family Safari

School Group Safaris

School Group Safaris

We excel at providing an authentic African experience to teenagers. Our trips are customizable to focus on your goals and your group. We offer the full gamut of activities from safari to adventure, wildlife and conservation experiences, cultural immersion and community service focused-trips. We will help you plan the trip that's best for your group.
Visit School Group Safaris

University Study Abroad

University Study Abroad

Step out of the classroom and experience Africa. You will be forever changed and your learning curve can be exponential. Safari in the Serengeti, catch a rugby match, see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, learn about wildlife conservation in the area it's needed most and discover fascinating cultures. Our study abroad experiences are catered to your curriculum and student population.
Visit University Study Abroad

Photographic Safaris

Photographic Safaris

We have partnered with leading industry experts to develop a multitude of photographic safari experiences from both unique and remote African wilderness areas. We offer programs for the amateur wanting to develop basic photographic skills and camera mastery to the professional wanting to refine his or her wildlife photography work. Join us as we pursue that ever elusive perfect wildlife composition! Visit Photographic Safaris.
Visit Photographic Safaris

Golf Safaris

Golf Safaris

Not only do our golf safari packages combine play and accommodation at arguably the best golfing resorts throughout South Africa, they include wildlife safaris, breathtaking scenery, world class beaches, fine dining, wine tours, five star rail experiences and MORE! This all-year travel opportunity allows you to combine your love for the game with your passion for exploring Africa.
Visit Golf Safaris