on Safari during the Great Migration
Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia
Jim Holden on Safari

"Jambo" and welcome to Holden Safaris, a boutique and exclusive safari operator, based in Newport Beach, California.

I'm Jim Holden and I'm here to help you plan an authentic and unforgettable safari. I’m taking you back home, because Africa is where we all originate from. Don’t be surprised if you start crying as you feel a life-changing connection to the natural world around you. 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.
Asante Sana,
Safari Jim


Beguiling Botswana

Adventurous travellers seeking a truly remote African safari will be thrilled to discover it in central Botswana. The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is the second largest game reserve in the world and one of the least visited, nothing can prepare you for the sheer wonder of exploring this vast reserve with its wild, untouched beauty.  Combine it with the amazing Okavango Delta and Linyanti Concessions and you've got an unforgettable experience. 

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