• 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...

  • Neville Jones of Experiential Travel will take care of you from start to finish.

    Neville Jones of Experiential Travel will take care of you from start to finish. We had the experience of a lifetime. The places we stayed were fantastic. The staff at each location were very welcoming and took great care of us!! Our game drives and drivers were amazing. Each day was full of so many surprises and awesome animals. He also sends travel wisdom before the trip so you... Read this review

    Debbie Kremers

    Kansas City, KS

  • Everyone needs to do this!!!

    As a somewhat unsure, first time traveler to Africa, this trip absolutely blew me away! I loved everything about it and the new experiences every single day were fantastic. Everyone needs to do this!!!

    Bill Kremers

    Kansas City, KS

  • Only Neville made it happen! And it was life-changing!

    I’d been talking about going to Africa for over 10 years. A couple of times I’d even made someenquiries, but sadly that’s as far as it ever got! A chance meeting with Neville however changedeverything! He listened to what I wanted to do, found ways to overcome the obstacles, and madesome great suggestions to produce a truly memorable itinerary! Neville listens to what you want to do, your likes... Read this review

    Ian Gibson, November 2023


  • You considered every detail.

    Just wanted to say a huge Thankyou for organising such a wonderful trip. We absolutely loved it, just not long enough for me. You considered every detail. Every camp was different and very unique and luxurious. We were treated like kings and queens which was kind of embarrassing. Africa is most certainly a captivating place and we loved interacting with our fabulous guides.

    Kaye Moresi

    Melbourne, Australia

  • ... an excellent African holiday experience...

    Experiential Travel crafted an excellent Africa holiday for us. All of our goals were met and fitted perfectly into the time available.

    Barry Crouch

    Melbourne, Australia.

  • Exceeded Every Expectation!

    We've been waiting to take this trip for 30 years and had a very clear idea of what we wanted to see and do. Neville created an itinerary that incorporated it all and then some; from safari to the great migration to gorilla and chimpanzee trekking to boat rides with hippos and cultural immersion. This trip had it all. Accommodations and experiences were amazing with knowledgable guides and a... Read this review

    Kelly and David Cooke

    Washougal, WA.

  • Trip of a lifetime.

    Trip of a lifetime.

    Quentin Kelly

    Melbourne, Australia.

  • 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 this review

    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 this review

    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 this review

    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 this review

    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