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Ampersand Travel Presents... Southern Africa!

Ampersand Travel Presents... Southern Africa!

You need to get a few things right to do what we do. Excellent ground handlers, an enviable contacts book, expert in-house consultants and frequent research trips are all key, but the crucial thing you need is... love. Ampersand is a small company and we have chosen to grow slowly, maintaining our personal service and only selling destinations we love.

Which brings us to: SOUTHERN AFRICA

We are truly, madly, deeply in love with this jaw-dropping, untamed region which thoroughly reawakens the spirit of all who visit. Years in the planning, we are delighted to unveil our new ultra-luxurious tailored tours across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. The heady mix of ravishing beaches, chic cities, surreal deserts, thrilling wildlife and world-class cuisine and lodgings provide rich pickings for the adventurer, sun-seeker, safari enthusiast, food-and-wine fanatic and budding photographer alike.

Known for our tailor-made experiences across Asia and the British Isles, Southern Africa is where it all began for Ampersand’s MD & Founder, James Jayasundera. Twenty-five years ago, and straight out of university, James headed for Namibia and became a member of the founding team that launched Wolwedans. The wildly beautiful landscapes of Namibia stole his heart from an impressionable age and steered his path into luxury, experiential travel – the type which leaves an indelible impression on the soul.

Today, James lives between London – Ampersand's HQ – and a farm in South Africa’s ravishing Cape Winelands, which is his second home and launch-pad into the region. Ampersand’s Africa specialist Ellen Cantle is also on hand to provide expert first-hand advice and beautifully hand-crafted trips. Whatever is on your Southern Africa wish-list – from refreshing wine-tasting tours to soul-searching desert journeys, cut-crystal safaris, mighty waterfalls or pearly white isles – we can help you reveal the majesty of this region in unique and unforgettable ways.


Explore our favourite Southern African itineraries:

A Blockbuster Journey Through Southern Africa’s Sizzling Hotspots – Cape Town, Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls

Sand, Sea, Waterfalls & Wildlife – An Epic 18-Day Holiday to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia & Mozambique

Whales, Dunes, Shipwrecks & Wildlife – From Namibia’s Bush, Desert & Skeleton Coast to South Africa’s Garden Route & Cape Town


S
ee also:

James’s favourite hotel in Cape Town

Top 10 family holidays in Southern Africa

Best month to travel to Southern Africa



– View our Southern Africa e-brochure


For more information or to start planning your tailor-made holiday to Southern Africa, please get in touch: 

info@ampersandtravel.com
 / +44 (0) 207 819 9770



So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
We have been on expensive and luxurious holidays in the past, but the service and communication Ampersand has provided has far exceeded those offered by other agencies.
- Susan Ford, India
Ampersand’s details preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet/direct booking age. Shalmali was a delight to work with – before and during our trip.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India

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Monks in #Myanmar (#Burma) 🇲🇲
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