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A Big-5 Safari is a once in a lifetime journey to the continent of Africa for an experience like no other.
Even if those born on the tip of Africa, a big group safari expedition is a very different experience to that of a visit to a national park or camping out in the African bushveld.

A mobile Safari camp is fitted out according to bespoke 5-star specifications and set up for guest exclusivity in some of the most remote and pristine wildlife reserves ever discovered.

Backed by over twenty years’ experience as a safari outfitter Haywards Safaris ensures your safari event, celebration or corporate meeting meets international standards in comfort and safety. With adventure extraordinaire and host Peter Hayward overseeing each and every private safari expedition since inception, big groups are assured of an experience that returns memories to last a lifetime.

Peter Hayward answers some frequently asked questions when considering embarking on a safari journey:


A bricks and mortar lodge is anchored within one specific wildlife area and usually caters to single travelers who book into the lodge to share a public safari experience.

Hayward Safaris is a once-off exclusive venue set up in remote wildlife reserve environments of choice, such as the Kruger National Park, for private groups of people who want a bespoke experience where there are no other guests about.


Hayward Safaris have a minimum two-night, three-day Sacred Safari and Gentleman’s Safari offering for groups between 40 and 200 guests. In addition, custom groups may book out our camp for anything up to three-months at a time in desert to delta environments in Namibia, South Africa and East Africa.


Each camp is a bespoke affair which is pre-planned from packing, transportation and set up in the location of each silver salt spoon to safari tents, the menus of choice, the brand of cigars and the wines served with dinner. Our mobile safaris run according to pre-specified themes and schedules for the group as per the instructions of the CEO or Event Professional.

Our Safari staff maintain a 24-hour service from game guarding to lighting lanterns, heating geysers, provide butler services and attending the bar and preparing meals. We produce up to 14-courses out of our mobile 5-star camp kitchen so requests to bring dinner forward an hour earlier can be challenging. We prefer you enjoy bush-time and stay scheduled according to the group’s movements for both safety and optimum service.


According to type of Safari event you have booked, this is entirely up to the group. If it’s a destination wedding, the bride and groom dictate the hour. For safari meetings we schedule in the meeting planners time logistics between breakfast, a safari picnic, sundowners by the watering hole and themed evenings.

A bespoke safari is just that, you decide from the many options what you want and how you will enjoy it. Mornings start with the butler waking you with coffee and biscuits.


Yes, each Safari camp fully equipped to provide 5-star conferencing for up to 200 guests with wi-fi, AV and full staging facilities for brand and product launches.


All activities and themes are presented and discussed with you at planning stage. These may include hot air ballooning and helicopter safaris, clay-pigeon shooting, guided photography expeditions, art therapy, culture interactions, Spa therapies, or corporate social investment initiatives.


Yes, the Hayward Safaris corporate social investment arm produces a custom range of quality leather and beaded bags and safari wear and we engage the group with cultural dance, art and trading interactions where you have an opportunity to trade and buy items.


Yes. We can also organize a pool to be brought in.


Hot Stone massages, aromatherapies, copper bath spas, manicures, pedicures and hair stylists.


Each cotton canvas Safari tent is safari proof from predators. There is a bell to call for emergency assistance from our guard rangers who patrol throughout the night. Your valuables are also safe since there is no other person around except the guests and camp staff.


In South Africa we are a low risk malaria area. Your doctor can provide additional information regarding the use of prophylaxis. In addition to anti-malaria medication we recommend safe practices when in the bush, such as covering your arms, feet and legs at sunrise and dusk. We provide a good quality mosquito repellent in your tent as well as mosquito nets.


This is always appreciated. We encourage one donation at the end of the trip which can be shared with all service participants equally.

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