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Learn more about Private tours & Customized Trips


Interested in going on private tours with a group of 4 or more?

See the world IN PRIVATE TOURS with a small group of your closest friends or family members. Turn any of our well crafted itineraries into a Private Tour, or dream up a brand-new one with a Customized Tour—we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Advantages of a private tour

Enjoy everything you get on all of our tours (staff-vetted hotels, guided sightseeing, authentic meals), plus some pretty amazing extras.

Make the trip 100% your own

Add to an existing itinerary or create a whole new one—it’s your trip, so your preferences come first.

Some of this tours can be customized to your needs:

Some of this tours can be customized to your needs:

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Private Tours & Custom Vacation Questions, Answered:

What you need to know about private tours

What is a private tour?

The definition for a private tour is an itinerary run exclusively for you and your family or friends. On a private trip, everybody you travel with will be somebody you know. Private tours are more flexible when it comes to your group size, travel dates and what your trip includes.

What is the difference between public/group and private tours?

Public or group tours run on scheduled dates, whereas a private tour can depart on any date that suits you. Anyone can join a private tour, whereas a private tour is exclusively just you and your friends or family. Public tours have a limited group size, whereas private tours can have as many or few guests as you like.

What does a private tour include?

Private tours with Safari to See Gorillas include:
• Local tour guide, English speaking
• Transfers
• Luxury hotels with invisible check in
• Meals with wine
• Private access events
• Activities
• Your wish list

How do I book private tours?

Complete our private tours planning form
One of our expert trip planners will email you to make sure we have everything on your wish list
We send you a suggested itinerary and pricing for your review
You approve the itinerary and pricing, or make any edits that you want.  
Then reserve your private trip of a lifetime with a deposit.

How much does a private tour cost?

Every private tour is priced differently because it’s completely unique. For an idea of how much your trip will cost, complete our private trip planning form and we’ll get back to you with the details.

Are private tours expensive?

Guests are often pleasantly surprised that Safari to See Gorillas can offer a private departure for less than you would pay for another company’s standard tours. In some cases, we can even offer a private departure for less than you would pay for other companies’ standard tours. The starting point—the published price of a Safari to See Gorillas public tour—is lower than what many companies charge for their comparable tours.

How long is a private tour?

A long weekend tour can be three or four days, while a round-the-world trip might take several months! The best thing about private tours is that they can be completely planned around how long you want to travel. Let us know the duration that works best for you, and we’ll create an amazing itinerary to fill it.

How are custom tours created?

Safari to See Gorillas is relatively unique in that we work with local guides and hoteliers in the region that you’re planning to visit. Once you’ve told us your wish list, our Tour Operations team get to work, brainstorming with our own team of local guides to handcraft your itinerary for you.

Can I choose the destination for my private tour?

Yes! We can create an itinerary entirely tailored to the destination, or destinations you want to visit. Whether it’s a country you’ve seen on our website, or somewhere no one seems to run scheduled trips.

Can I choose the activities for my private tour?

Yes! Let us know if there are any specific activities you want to enjoy on your tour, we can also suggest our favorite things to do and see in your destination, based on decades of experience.

Can I choose the accommodation for my private safari?

Yes! If you have a specific hotel or lodge in mind that you would like to stay in, we can incorporate it into your tour. We have great relationships with the best hotels all over the world, so there is a good chance your chosen hotel is one with whom we already have a relationship.

Is my private safari come with a guide?

Yes, all private tours are led by our local guides, who live in the destination you’re visiting and have better insider knowledge than anyone. If you want to explore independently on some days, we can incorporate this into your itinerary.

Can I book a private trip for a honeymoon?

Yes! Turn any of our itineraries into the trip of a lifetime for two, or talk to us about your ideal honeymoon destinations, hotels and activities and we’ll customize the perfect honeymoon to celebrate your marriage. Maybe it’s a tour of Europe’s most romantic cities, an adventure though Southeast Asia, or something else entirely—tell us your travel bucket list and we’ll make sure your married life gets off to a spectacular start.

Who books private tours?

• Multigenerational families wanting to spend quality time together
• Couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary
• Groups of friends wanting to explore a destination together
• Special interest groups who want their trip to have a very particular focus
• Companies creating incentive trips to reward top-performing employees or clients
• Celebrities, politicians, even royals who appreciate the complete discretion of a private trip