Small enough to care and offer a personal service, experienced enough to make your safari dreams come true
Rockwood Specialist Tours is a small, independent tour operator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are specialists, we know how important it is to get your dream Africa Safari and beach holiday just right. We work with you to make that happen. We select the right places for you based on your personal likes, dislikes and requirements, matching the right regions and parks along with the right type of accommodation just for you, it is very important to us.
And it doesn’t stop once you have booked. We help you get ready for your trip to Africa with pre-departure information that is relevant to your trip. This includes country and region information, packing suggestions, gratuity guidelines, information that you need to discuss with your doctor such as malaria precautions, vaccinations and much more. Whilst you are travelling we stay in touch, to make sure that you are having a great trip and that everything runs smoothly.
Our aim is to provide bespoke, tailor-made safaris and adventure holidays to Africa and the Indian ocean islands to all travellers. Something that will have you sharing stories with friends and family, we want you to leave with good memories. As much as all travellers have different preferences and requirements, we also know that they have different budgets. With 20 years of experience in the travel industry, we know that each couple, each family and each traveller is different.
Researching your trip to Africa can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming with all the information available, we hope to take away some of that planning anxiety by guiding you through the planning process. Nothing is set in stone and we can tailor all the itineraries to be just right for you
Not sure where or when to go? We have put together some itineraries to inspire you, have a look at our Be Inspired To Travel page and follow the links to view some of our suggested itineraries. We also some great suggestions for camps or lodges to visit, these are some personal favourites and we do hope that this inspires you to travel!
We firmly believe that travel to Africa should be in a responsible manner and we understand that many travellers to would like to give back to the communities and areas that they are visiting. There are many ways to do, it is very important to know that simply by travelling to Africa you are contributing to the conservation of wildlife through park fees and conservation fees. Other parts of your trip support companies that pay wages to the guides, camp staff, trackers and other staff and this allows them to provide for their families. In addition to that many of the camps, lodges and hotels that we work with support projects in their areas of operation. At the time of booking you will be provided with a list of these projects and how you can make a contribution should you wish to do so.
We do this by taking the time to get to know you, chatting to you about your likes and dislikes, your expectations and requirements.