Tammie's safaris


Dr Tammie Matson personally leads 2-3 safaris every year to her favourite parts of Africa.  Joining one of these safaris is a special experience among like-minded people in small groups of 9-12 people, with your own personal zoologist on board!  Numbers are strictly limited so to join one of these journeys you need to sign up quickly.


Tammie’s Upcoming Journeys 

Botswana Conservation Safari – June 2018

Namibia conservation safari  - July 2019

Tanzania Great Migration –  August 2019

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda - August 2019

Botswana conservation safari


Two departures on 12 and 18 June 2018 (6 nights)

Botswana is the home of the world's largest population of elephants, so where better than to get up close and personal with the planet's biggest land mammal than in the magnificent World Heritage listed wetlands of the Okavango Delta!  This part of Africa is renowned for its high density of wildlife in a pristine setting, and Tammie's safari is timed to be there at the start of the annual flood and during the zebra migration, allowing the best possible game viewing.  This safari journeys into the Okavango Delta and the Makgadigadi Pans and surroundings, providing outstanding wildlife viewing in a diverse range of habitats.  You will also have the chance to spend time with the traditional San Bushmen and maybe even see some meerkats.  You will get to try out game-viewing from a traditional mokoro (wooden canoe), a truly peaceful experience where you get a frog's-eye view of the Delta.  The special feature of this safari is that we will be horse riding at Makatoo Camp for those who are horse riders, a very special opportunity!  This safari has it all and is a must for elephant lovers especially!

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US$5,920/person sharing (Limited to 12 people only)

Contact Tammie for full itinerary.



Mid July 2019 - families welcome!

Focusing on the desert-dwelling rare rhinos and elephants of north-west Namibia, this is a journey off the beaten track but in one of the easiest and safest safari destinations in Africa.  Namibia is a country I know very well, having lived there in my 20s, and I will be taking my group to the parts of the country I love most, home not only to rhinos and elephants, but also to desert-dwelling lions and giraffes.  Expect awe-inspiring wide open landscapes, more space than you can imagine, and sunsets that will take your breath away.  The safari includes Desert Rhino Camp where you will walk up to rhinos with the Save The Rhino Trust trackers, whose salaries you help fund (which keeps the rhinos alive!) by visiting their concession and the new Hoanib Valley Camp, a special partnership with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, where you will also get to spend time with the traditional Himba people, opening in March 2018.  Seeing Africa's large mammals in the vast expanses and dunefields of Namibia's Kunene region is something you simply cannot imagine until you are there - true food for the soul!  Children are welcome on this safari.

Oryx in Hoanib


Contact Tammie to register your interest.



17 or 20 - 27 August 2019 (7 or 10 day options)

In August 2019 Tammie will lead a conservation safari to 3 of Africa’s most famous wildlife areas, the Serengeti during the heart of the Great Migration, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.  You will feel like you’re right in the middle of a David Attenborough documentary when the thousands of wildebeest sprint past you and dodge the crocs as they cross the Mara River!  Experience the big cats up close including the rare sight of lions that climb trees.  Learn about elephant behaviour in Tarangire as you drive through the baobab-dotted bushland.  We’ll be staying at exclusive, luxury camps run by ethical operator Asilia Africa in Tanzania, ensuring your experience is exclusive, in the best areas to see the wildlife and gives back to the community and wildlife.

river crossing wildebeest reduced


Limited to 12 people plus Tammie (minimum of 8). 

Contact Tammie to register your interest.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda


27-31 August 2019

Nothing can prepare you for the awe-inspiring experience of trekking in the green heart of Africa to the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda.  Being eye-to-eye with one of our closest relatives is something you will never forget and a privilege very few get to enjoy.  This incredible journey starts in Kigali and includes 3 nights at the award-winning, community-owned Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in the Virunga Mountains.  This is a journey that will touch your soul.  It’s also one that gives back more than most safaris because each gorilla permit (costing US$1500) is a direct contribution to the future survival of the species. Tammie’s safari includes 2 full days trekking to the gorillas.

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Limited to 12 people plus Tammie. 

Contact Tammie to register your interest.


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