"Our tour was coordinated by a Southern Africa
expert through Premier Tours”
-- Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine.
“Knowledgeable operators – born and raised in South Africa
–highly recommended”
-- Frommer’s Travel Guide.
“I had very high expectations and I’m happy to say they were
exceeded in every way. It all went off like clockwork."
- Steven J., Summit, NJ
“As the number one specialist on Africa, this company
knows every game lodge and the people who run them.
Premier Tours is your liaison in arranging the perfect trip”
-- Passport Magazine.
“A memorable experience, especially the unexpected”
--actor Paul Newman.

African Tours & Safaris with Leading Premier Travel Company

Premier Travel & Tours is one of the world's foremost luxury African safari travel companies, specializing in Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Our beautiful, exotic destinations and African tours are enjoyed by newlyweds, families, individuals and couples looking to marry in unique locations, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Mauritius, Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, Seychelles, Namibia and the Maldives. Premier Travel & Tours have been offering high-quality, African tours, African safaris and African vacations, including low-cost flights, since 1962. Let one of our friendly African tour specialists tailor make a Safari in Africa you’ll remember forever.
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Most Popular Destinations to Explore


Botswana offers great scenic beauty and sustains phenomenal numbers of wildlife. The famous Okavango Delta is one of the most prolific wildlife areas in Africa. Its diverse and pristine habitats, together with unmatched scenic beauty, make it one of Africa's most important wilderness destinations...

South Africa

South Africa is known as “a world in one country.” When it comes to wildlife and scenery, South Africa has a plethora of places to see, including a number of World Heritage Sites and incredible game reserves. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is built amongst an entire, unique Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the six plant kingdoms of the world...


Tanzania can claim that it is the home of the 'safari' since the word is Swahili for journey. Many say that Africa's best game viewing safaris are in Tanzania. Endless herds of zebras and wildebeest migrate across the plains annually. Following close behind you'll witness a number of predators such as lions, cheetahs and hyenas...


Namibia is a country of startling contrasts that straddles two great deserts: the Namib is the oldest desert on the planet and the Kalahari, a vast and sparsely vegetated savannah. The country is celebrated for its vast open landscapes – an abundance of space in which to inhale deeply and bask in an infinite supply of blue skies, sun-drenched weather, and tranquil starry nights...


Zambia is a vast country, friendly and peaceful. The country is situated on a vast plateau, and boasts the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers – as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world. When it comes to wildlife, Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers, and some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent...


Kenya has incredible appeal for its combination of outstanding wildlife, breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, first rate accommodations, and most of all hospitable and happy people. The numerous national parks and reserves occupy over eight percent of Kenya's surface, making wildlife easily accessible...

Multi Country

Multi Country: The continent of Africa incorporates tremendous diversity with varied terrain and topography, fauna and flora, and a wealth of cultures. A trip stretching across multiple countries allows one to encapsulate the highlights of each region, providing interesting and diverse experiences...


Zimbabwe is a land-locked country blessed with fertile soils, mineral wealth and wonderful scenery. The mighty Zambezi River has an exceptional variety of spectacular scenery as well as one of the world’s natural wonders: the Victoria Falls. The great National Parks along the Zambezi are legendary, offering superb wildlife viewing...


Mauritius is a volcanic island with large rocky peaks almost completely surrounded by coral reef, an exotic composition that yields beautiful views both above and beneath the water. The country offers crystal-clear lagoons that flow into silky beaches dotted with casuarinas and coconut palm trees. A romantic hideaway perfect for tropical weddings, honeymoons, or anniversary celebrations...


Seychelles is the name of one of the most beautiful groups of islands on earth. This archipelago is home to two World Heritage Sites and many rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Extensive coral reefs and warm, clear waters ensure this is a world class diving destination...


Malawi is a little-known gem of a country in the heart of central southern Africa that offers a true African experience. Towering mountains, lush, fertile valley floors, and enormous crystal-clear lakes are hallmarks of the Great Rift Valley – and Malawi displays them all. The country offers visitors wonderful scenery, fascinating parks, and some of the friendliest people in Africa...


Maldives is a group of nearly 1,200 small coral islands that form an archipelago of 26 atolls spread out over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Powder-soft beaches lead t beautiful lagoons and beneath the water, the coral coastline forms an intricate paradise resplendent with marine life...


Rwanda is tucked deep in the heart of Africa, and into its tiny frame it packs many mountains, rivers, lakes, marshes, savannahs and forests. However the country is best known for its mountain gorilla’s. Watching these giants interact only a stone’s throw away is among life’s greatest wildlife wonders...


African Tours & Safaris - Uganda Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. No where else on the continent of Africa can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track wild chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth in the afternoon. The country is home to a wide range of forest primates, with the star attraction being the endangered mountain gorilla...


Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa, and although not a country we’ve included it here because it is a delightful and popular multi-day addition when visiting Tanzania on an African safari tour. Composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean it consists of numerous small islands


Julian Harrison was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine from 2001 – 2024 as one of the "top travel specialists” in North America.

He was further featured in Travel & Leisure (2005 – 2024) Magazines “A-list” of travel experts with Southern Africa being his specialty.

In addition, he has been fortunate to be selected as a Wendy Perrin “WOW” List African travel specialist from 2014 – 2024.


  • “A memorable experience, especially the unexpected”--actor Paul Newman.
  • “Our trip was filled with the big five of the jungle - lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant, and leopard. When it was over, we were all left with a longing for more” --actress Charlize Theron -- In Style Magazine.
  • "Sometimes being without Wi-Fi, cell service, Instagram, Twitter, and emails is exactly what you need. I loved staying in Zimbabwe. I loved seeing the animals and being a visitor in their home. (Yes that includes huge spiders but it was a fair trade off for BABY ELEPHANTS.) There were no ovens and all the cooking was on the fire! Delicious. Loved our guide, Spike. Unparalleled knowledge of wildlife and nature. GL & I loved sitting by the fire and learning about the constellations above us." -- actor Jessica Chastain
  • "We've been on countless adventures together, but my favorite one is this life that we share. It'll always be the most #SLIVING adventure of all. Forever is almost here…. 11/11 Thank you Premier Tours for planning such an incredible trip!!" -- Paris Hilton

Meet Julian Harrison

South African-born Julian Harrison is the President and driving force behind Premier Tours, a leading company specializing in African tours and African safaris. If you are looking for a memorable safari in Africa, look no further as Harrison is highly regarded as an Africa expert.

He started his career in tourism with the South African Tourism Board and among other responsibilities, accompanied foreign journalists and television crews on assignment through wildlife areas to cover conservation related issues. In addition, he co-presented a weekly radio talk show on tourism and conservation and served as an honorary game ranger with the Natal Parks Board.

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What the media says about us:

  • “Our tour was coordinated by a Southern Africa expert through Premier Tours” -- Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine.
  • “Knowledgeable operators – born and raised in South Africa –highly recommended” -- Frommer’s Travel Guide.
  • “Julian Harrison is one of the most knowledgeable and trusted safari experts I know. Conde’ Nast Traveler readers rave about the safaris organized for them” -- Wendy Perrin, Consumer News Editor, Conde’ Nast Traveler Magazine.
  • “As the number one specialist on Africa, this company knows every game lodge and the people who run them. Premier Tours is your liaison in arranging the perfect trip” -- Passport Magazine.
  • “Premier Tours, a specialist in travel to Southern and East Africa” -- Luxury Travel Advisor.
  • “Now Africa received him, and would change him, and make him one with herself” -- GoNomad.com
  • “Specializing in safaris, Premier Tours is one of the most successful in the world” -- Gloucester County Times.

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