About us

At SAFARI BEYOND WORDS we have been organizing luxury family trips and individual travel to Africa since 2004, and are confident that our extensive experience, in-depth product knowledge and uncompromised service allow us to create truly memorable African Safaris. What is more, the fact that you deal with us direct here in Africa, reduces the likelihood of misunderstandings as a result of miscommunication by intermediaries.

Our itineraries range from very high end (with private jet flights between African cities) to more modest but still very luxurious options where the city-to-city travel is arranged on commercial airlines. In all cases we hand-pick only the very best boutique hotels, lodges and safari camps that are chosen not only for their superior degree of luxury and service, but also for the wonderful and varied game viewing experiences they offer.

We are fully independent and are therefore not limited to using a closed database of prescribed service providers, neither are we bound by volume-based contracts. This means we can make honest recommendations when it comes to the most suitable accommodations / services for your particular family profile and other specific requirements.

SAFARI BEYOND WORDS is a luxury division of travel specialist African Tapestry and as such, the Trading Terms and Conditions of African Tapestry are applicable. As our most valued client, you can be assured that we carry your best interests at heart. But even so, please read these terms and conditions so as to avoid any possible misunderstandings at a later stage.

The SAFARI BEYOND WORDS luxury division functions under the personal supervision of owner and founder, Petro Nel. It received its own seperate branding at the beginning of 2013. Prior to that high end luxury itineraries were also issued under the African Tapestry brand. 

African Tapestry is a member of SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) and the SATSA Bonding Scheme. African Tapestry cc is duly registered (1995/021042/23) and is covered by a Professional Indemnity insurance.