About Us

Holden Safaris is a boutique and exclusive safari operator. Established as a Division of Boulevards of Travel, a retail travel agency in business for over 30 years, we are based in Newport Beach, California.

Jim Holden, descended from a pioneering family, continuously in Africa for four generations, is President of Holden Safaris.

The focus at Holden Safaris is to design authentic safaris, to unique and special places in Africa. Travelers experience a real safari, in the same way as the early explorers and visitors to Africa did, such as Teddy Roosevelt and Earnest Hemingway.

Holden Safaris is proud to be involved in contributing to the alleviation of poverty and conservation of wildlife in Africa. Curious and discerning travelers, fulfilling their dreams to visit Africa, provide the means to fulfill these goals.

What Differentiates Holden Safaris?

Holden Safaris’ tag line, “Step off the Beaten Path”, encapsulates what makes Holden Safaris different to other Africa operators. The ability to design and deliver authentic safari experiences for discerning and curious travelers, requires first hand destination knowledge backed up by flawless execution. Jim Holden’s African heritage and many years of experience operating safaris, combined with an extensive network of carefully vetted and selected ground operators, camps and lodges, delivers the perfect custom safari.