African Classic Encounters - The leading African Tour specialists.

The name conjures up visions of exotic places, magical sunsets, wild animals, candlelit dinners under the star studded milky way, moonlit savannas and waves crashing on the shores. 

Southern Africa is a land of fascinating contrasts, natural wonders, abundant wildlife and intoxicating scenic beauty. 

It is truly a "World in one Country".  Within its borders it boasts an ever-changing environment and an extraordinary  range of landscapes. 

From the lush verdant swathes of sub-tropical forests in the eastern highlands to the arid wilderness of the far west,  from the rugged and remote peaks of majestic mountain ranges to the sun-drenched  green and gold of the coastal regions.

Southern Africa's game and marine reserves are unmatched anywhere in the world, and the abundance and array of its plants and flowers make it the botanical greenhouse of Africa. 

Safari.   The word simply means "travel" in Swahili, but for many, it alludes to wonders first envisioned in childhood: sweeping savannas, big snarling cats, thundering herds of elephant and wildebeest.

Like its meaning, the word roams the imagination, becoming other words and places, like Serengeti, Sahara, Okavango Delta or Kilimanjaro.

Safari crosses the landscape of the mind, until it finally merges with the name of the great continent itself - Africa.   







The extensive knowledge and personal attention of President M. Jackson former CEO of the South African Tourism Board, ensures travelers' of  AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS  have the journey of a lifetime.

All safari planners are native South Africans, who have lived and traveled extensively through Africa's top safari destinations

They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and customizing itineraries to match the unique desires of each traveler.

African Classic Encounters talented team designs the travel adventures dreams are made of.

A family-owned, boutique travel company, African Classic Encounters provides expert personalized service, and designs extraordinary voyages on the African continent.

Their experience, knowledge, enthusiasm and attention to detail has won the support and repeat business of major organizations and individuals seeking outstanding travel to Africa.

Along with providing the best naturalist guides and accommodations, African Classic Encounters understands that it is the extra touches �tings with leading conservationists, candle-light dinners in the bush, opera concert in a private wine cellar, meetings with winemakers 䨡t create memories that will last a lifetime.

Due to ACE' expertise and track record African Classic Encounters have been honored to partner with leading organizations to design unique travel experiences for their members.

AFRICA is a complicated destination therefore AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS work 24/7 to not only design unique, exhilarating itineraries, but to provide the support and infrastructure so vital in travel.

Journeys are designed to meet the needs and desires of all travelers. From easy and pampered to rugged and challenging, African Classic Encounters can plan the perfect trip for you.

ACE realizes the integral nature of the specialist guides to your travel experience, therefore they personally select talented, interesting people with a passion and extensive knowledge of their country that resonates in their time with you, the traveler.

Be introduced to schools and villages, where you can meet and interact with the local people and gain valuable insight into their lives and make a difference.

Participate in ACE' "Bring-A-Book" program and leave a book or magazine behind that can open the mind and expand the horizons of a student hungry for knowledge.

Make a difference and participate in AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS' "Africa Bag" project.


First and foremost - All guests of AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS are VIP guests and are treated as such. 

African Classic Encounters' reputation precedes your arrival in South Africa.  Wherever you go you will be welcomed as a friend.

Everyone has access to the VIP lounge upon arrival and departure at Johannesburg International airport.

All African Classic Encounters guests are provided with automatic room upgrades when available, a welcome gift upon arrival, and surprise "Sweet Sensations"!

Before your departure, you will be presented with a beautiful set of documents detailing each day of your travels from the moment you arrive to the moment you return. 

Complete with contact details of all the places where you will be accommodated, list of restaurants, and local events taking place during your time there.

And last, but certainly not least - you can visit African Classic Encounters in their offices at Madison Avenue and 42nd Street, and sit face to face to discuss the intricate details of planning such a magnificent trip. 

Where they take care to advise and to customize your travel plans to suit your time frame, interest and budget to the finest detail.

Maps, brochures and slide shows enables you to get an excellent overview of what you can expect when traveling with African Classic Encounters.

Speak to any of their past guests and you will hear that their attention to detail is one of the many factors that makes them the leaders in African travel.

Have a look at what past clients have to say about the outstanding service of AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS.

Should you wish to contact past guests who have traveled with African Classic Encounters, call ACE and request a list. 

See how you can become a valued client of AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS.

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African Classic Encounters have been featured in Travel + Leisure, Bon Apetit,  American Express Food & Wine Guide,  New York Times, Luxury Travel Magazine, Travel Agent Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Food Network TV, USA Today, Best Buy







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