"Jambo" and welcome to Holden Safaris, a boutique and exclusive safari operator, based in Newport Beach, California.
You can get to know a place by visiting it. Or you can know a place by living there. And then there's knowing a place by virtue of being born there.
Who would you turn to for advice on planning a safari to Africa? An occasional visitor to Africa, a sometime resident or someone whose birthplace and heritage is Africa.
I'm Jim Holden, third generation African, Founder and Principal of Holden Safaris.
I established Holden Safaris in the USA after operating safaris from both Africa and the USA. I like to say that I "speak both African and American;" a reference akin to the famous quote attributed to Winston Churchill, when he said, talking about the differences between America and England, "two great nations separated by a common language."
To learn more, click on the video "Why Use Holden Safaris."
Africa is a place of wonder, and just like my ancestors who arrived in South Africa in the 1820s I want to share my passion for the authentic Africa with you.
Take a look at the sample safaris below to give you some ideas. Click through to our online itineraries. Then let me know what appeals to you. Please call me at 949-500-0094.
“Step back into Africa.”
As we say in Swahili, Safari Njema, travel well.