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About Safari Addicts

Safari Addicts is a part of Weekend a la Carte Travel. For 15 years we have organized Tailor Made Luxury Travel to different parts of the world, with Africa particularly close to our hearts.

Whether this is your 1st or 21st Safari we hope we will have the privilege of designing a Safari in Southern Africa for you. We are certain we can offer you a once in a lifetime safari experience!

Our Safari Addicts Guarantee ensures that you receive the best customer service and the best cover you will need on your holiday.

We are a family run business with a specialism in creating truly memorable holiday experiences individually designed to suit each of our clients.  


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The Big 5

1. We are a family business known for our high levels of customer service. You benefit from a wealth of experience and impartial advice gained over 14 years.

2. Your Flight inclusive Safari is protected by our ATOL Licence (no 6578). Be careful booking through companies in Africa or a non-bonded company as your money is at risk.

3. You pay no more by booking through us than by going direct.

4. We will match any quote from a bona fide UK or US tour operator for a like for like safari.

5. We provide 24 hour support 365 days a year.

meet the team

Kevin Collins - Founder

Kevin Collins - Founder

A childhood spent in Zimbabwe instilled in me a lifelong appreciation of the country, people and wildlife of the region. The Big 5 Safari Company was born from clients using our short haul business ëweekend a la carteí requesting me to arrange trips to Africa. Our mission is to put the word "real" back into safaris and give clients the true experience of Africa. I am often asked which my favourite place in Africa is. I started to write a list and decided that there was a case for everywhere I had ever visited. That is the beauty of being on Safari as each day is an adventure no matter where you are. Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe offer the perfect blend of pristine national parks and excellent guiding standards to allow us to deliver some truly great journeys in the region. I hope we get a chance to create a Once in a Lifetime journey for you!

Katharine Hunt - Safaris Client Manager

Katharine Hunt - Safaris Client Manager

Katharine’s love of Africa began 23 years ago with a night time crossing of the Limpopo River in the cable car at Pont Drift in South Africa. It was a journey into the unknown bush of Botswana and one that revealed the sightings of a leopard successfully hunting and the thrill of being surrounded by a herd of 300 elephants. She was hooked! Having lived in France, Amsterdam and Dubai and travelled extensively worldwide, her passion for Africa draws her back year after year allowing her to combine her twin passions for conservation and photography. Her extensive experience has taught her what makes a good safari and she enjoys developing itineraries for our clients to give them the same great African experiences that have thrilled her over the years.

Financial Protection

Flight inclusive holiday packages are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is 6578.When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package from The Big 5 Safari Company you will receive a confirmation invoice and an ATOL certificate confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel organisers License 6578.

In the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information please visit the ATOL website at