• See it. Sense it. Share it.
    See it. Sense it. Share it.

    Curated travel experiences in Africa's most beautiful and captivating places.

Experiential Travel is for those who wish to experience the world with authenticity like never before.

We're experienced in hosting and sending clients from all over the world. Our story began as a small-group tour operator, before expanding into curating bespoke African itineraries for those who prefer to travel independently.

"I was driving along a quiet, dusty road one morning in the Etosha National Park, Namibia when I caught a movement on a ridge to my right. I love Etosha for the stark white backdrop it offers. The Etosha pan (dry salt lake) is 4,730sqkm. The park is mostly flat with low scrub and small trees confined to the springs dotted around the coast of the lake. Rocky outcrops like this are few and favoured lookouts for predators.

"I slowed my car to stop and scanned the ridgeline. And then I saw it. The cheetah moved to the edge of the outcrop, ignoring me and staring intently at a gazelle halfway to the horizon. I quickly reached for my camera perched on the passenger's seat to fire off a few shots. Only then did I notice the healed injury in the cat's flank." - Neville Jones

Our Tours

With more than fifty countries on the African continent and its islands, a huge variety of experiences await. Some are iconic, others are local favorites, while some surprise when you least expect it.

Safari Planning Guide

When, Where, What, Why, How Much - It's all here. Simply relax and take your time. Let's build your bucket list adventure together.

People like you say...

  • This experience was truly remarkable

    Our South African trip organized by Experiential Travel and Neville was first class in all respects. Deanie and I have been to Africa and various other countries over the years and this experience was truly remarkable from the start. Small details like all flights and transfers being on time and being met by lovely people who are passionate about hospitality. The first class accommodation in Cape Town, Paarl and... Read More

    Mark Greatbatch

    Queenstown, New Zealand

  • ...simply wouldn’t have been possible without Neville.

    My grown sons and I had dreamed of a trip to South Africa since they were small boys. Having gotten through the pandemic and with the boys wives both saying it was time to start a family, we all agreed it was now or never. One of my sons is a budding photographer and met Neville through a photography club. When he learned Neville was also the owner of... Read More

    Janet Farrow

    Nashville, TN

  • It was an extraordinary trip.

    Neville has years of African travel experience and proved to be a knowledgeable planner with a keen ability to match a traveler’s personal interests to different itinerary choices. From touchdown to takeoff in Johannesburg the trip was seamless. We learned that Neville was never far away, whether in Melbourne or travelling; and with boots on the ground in Africa through his partners, he was able to tweak and make... Read More

    Barbara Huppee

    Lawrence, KS

  • Attention to detail

    Neville did an outstanding job of patiently answering all our pre-trip questions and was a font of knowledge about the landscape, animals, people and culture along the way. Planning and executing such a trip requires attention to detail and an appreciation for the individual differences inherent in any travel group. Neville certainly took the stress out of undertaking this type of adventure and incorporated some lovely surprises along the... Read More

    Catriona Brash

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Experience of a lifetime.

    When the idea of a safari was raised over dinner with friends one evening I was initially hesitant to be involved. I’m not a seasoned international traveller and had heard many stories of the possible dangers in visiting Africa, both cities and country. I am so pleased I was convinced to go because it turned out to be an experience of a lifetime.

    Ross Robinson

    Melbourne, Australia

  • A lifetime of memories!

    Experiential Travel has always accommodated me with premium air travel where possible. I’m a big guy, and it’s much appreciated. For me, it makes the trip so much more enjoyable at the start, the end, and in-between. I have also requested single accommodation at times, and again, where possible they have done their best to make it happen. I don’t mind paying a premium for trips that provide a... Read More

    Dan Schriner

    Lawrence, KS

  • Valuable pre-trip planning.

    I traveled to Namibia with Neville and a group of photographers last year. One of the most valuable things Neville provided was pre-trip planning. Having never been to Africa, I was unsure of what I should pack for the two week adventure. Neville provided me with the help I needed to make sure everything went smoothly. His knowledge and planning made for a smooth and stress free adventure.

    Dr. Bradley M Smith

    Mansfield, OH

  • Real depth and reality.

    Evelyn was great, she looked after us really well and her stories from her life in Maun added real depth and reality to our experience. You simply MUST get her hosting more trips :) Thanks so much for your help in creating this adventure - we WILL be back. Please do keep us informed regarding any experiences you may think we would enjoy. (I'm already starting to think about... Read More

    Sue Neale

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Fun and truly memorable safari.

    Neville provided valuable and thoughtful advice prior to the trip on matters such as inoculations, luggage parameters (for flights on small planes within the country), recommended clothing, mobile phones and internet access and plenty more. This made for a trouble free and relaxed trip. Above all, Neville made it a fun and truly memorable safari.

    Jane Spanton


  • Amazing experience.

    My Neville Jones-curated safari experience was one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever had. From the superb guide and the perfectly pitched combination of wild and luxurious accommodation to the amazing depth of tour planning and Nev’s endless patience and depth of knowledge – every aspect of the trip was an amazing experience. In fact, I can feel another trip coming on right about now.

    Phil Huzzard

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Can't wait to go again!!

    Africa is even more beautiful than I had ever expected. The Safari (both permanent and mobile) was amazing. Your organisation from start to finish was tremendous and your knowledge of the region meant we traveled to places rich in wildlife. Can't wait to go again!!

    Damian Moore

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Glamping in Africa was wonderful.

    My husband had completed the overland trip through Africa as a graduate in his mid-twenties and with his first wife. After hearing about the trip for 20+ years I wondered if we would ever be able to undertake a trip to Africa that belonged to us and would become a shared memory of adventure and excitement. Neville set up an itinerary and activities that far exceeded our expectations. The... Read More

    Sheryle Moon

    Sydney, Australia