About Us

Lions & Birdies Tours is a fully independent tour operator that provides private and intimate tours for the discerning traveler offering the experience of a lifetime in luxury available in some of the best hotels, lodges and game parks in the world.

Why choose us?

Simply because we know and understand Africa just as we know and understand what Americans and other clients want and need!

The Lions & Birdies CEO was born and brought up in South Africa but relocated to the USA twenty years ago. After the success of a number of tours specializing in Golf and Game Lodges he shifted his business focus to include general tours catering to the high end of the tourism market where only the best will be good enough.

He has travelled extensively in Southern Africa and put together tours based on his actual experiences and this makes Lions & Birdies not only different but unique. The fact that he personally accompanies his tours speaks volumes in itself. The tours are ‘All-inclusive’ ventures and the fact that he was a professional golfer adds to the quality clients can expect on the golf and/or combined tours. Cape Town itself is a tour of a lifetime and with a fully qualified tour guide on hand who has spent his whole life in the Cape clients will get to see and go to places not often made available. Combine this with the rest of Southern Africa and you have a unique once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will never be forgotten.

All our properties are carefully selected and visited to ensure your satisfaction. We have no allegiance to any one particular supplier, nor are we compensated by any of them. We work closely only with properties that reflect our ethos.

Over the years we have established personal relationships with our preferred suppliers and are thus able to provide luxury and opulent travel whilst ensuring tremendous value and savings for you. Because of the relationships we have built up with our various suppliers and our realistic approach to costs and profit margins we have some of the lowest rates in the industry from lodges and camps, to hotels and ground transport.

We do not sell packages on behalf of others. We do not use middle men.

With our head office in the USA and satellite office in South Africa, we are available 24/7. We live in Africa as well as the USA, and are constantly visiting new properties as well as current ones to ensure the high standards that we require for you are being maintained. We prefer to keep our various tours to smaller groups rather than large groups as this ensures the personal touch and attention that you deserve. Thus, our tours are preferably in smaller groups because we use camps that often cater to less than twelve guests. Your tour is always fully inclusive with no hidden costs – we arrange everything but your international arrival flight. And, being fully accompanied throughout, all you need focus on is enjoying yourself.