Moriti Private Safaris
Moriti Private Safaris
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Multi-day ToursSafarisWalking ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Moriti specialises in private African safari tours throughout Southern and Central Africa. We are as far from a mass tourism operator as you can get and only plan safaris and tours for couples, families, and small groups of friends. We offer small and intimate guided safaris in countries like South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia in destinations like Kruger National Park, Cape Town, The Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls. What unites our little safari business, as well as our support team and guides, is a love of safaris, a strong dislike of poor customer service, and a desire to make travel a bit more caring through our belief that respecting people, animals and places better truly results in our guests having more authentic African holidays. What we do is simple, we provide an experience-based safari that not only makes you fall in love with our beautiful continent but makes you come back and that is our secret, a safari love affair with Mama Africa and our guests.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Travellers' Choice
2023

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carol P
3 contributions
Apr 2023
We can't thank you enough Shaun for the wonderful 3 weeks we had in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambezi. You did an amazing job working with us and planning this lifetime adventure. You obviously love Africa and share your love by giving us the best Safari and African experience we could have hoped for. All our expectations were surpassed.
We live in Wisconsin, USA. We look for vacations that are adventurous and off the beaten path. Our African Adventure, planned by Shaun of Moriti Private Safaris was the best Holiday we ever had. We lived in the African Bush, far away from crowds, with our own Safari group of 4 (2 couples). All the camps we stayed at were small and intimate with warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff and amazing chefs. We lived in gorgeous little cabins at Nzumba, overlooking the water hole, tents in the Okavango Delta, overlooking the delta, and even a treehouse Tent over the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. It was actually extreme luxury with soft beds, indoor bathrooms and outdoor showers if you like, which we loved. The food was always 5 star and we always were set up in tables under the skies, day or night. Beautiful. The South African wines were delicious. All the camps were gorgeously integrated with the natural environment and with all of the local animals in mind.
Our guides were all amazing with their throughout knowledge of African birds, mammals, plants and history. The guides taught us how to view and respect each animal's boundaries and enjoy each sighting and there were so many. These guides have years and years of experience and knowledge. They were also fun to hang out with.
My favorite experience was sitting in our jeep over a waterhole at sunset on the Okavango, while drinking a R&C with my husband, sister and brother in law and watching 60 to 90 (my husband counted) hippos loudly splashing, playing, arguing, running and generally having a great evening in front of us. One of the hippos got out of the water and started coming right at us but our guide, Johnny, scolded him in African and the hippo turned around and ran back into the water. Ha Ha Johnny said "No worries, that was just a teen-ager showing off".
Written 25 April 2023
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Carol, thank you so much for such an awesome review! I enjoyed planning the safari with you and your family, you were so much fun and passionate about Africa. I really hope to run a safari in person with you if you ever choose to come back to our beautiful continent.
Written 30 June 2023
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cluth2015
Madison, WI8 contributions
Mar 2023
Shaun and Moriti are superstars! We had a very favorable experience working through Moriti. Prior to Covid, Shaun helped us plan a three-country 3-week safari that was curtailed and postponed due to the many constraints that arose with Covid. He cheerfully and professionally coordinated all of the modifications of our somewhat complicated travels. Thanks to Shaun, we were able to maintain our original itinerary and reservations with the various safari lodges despite a 3-year delay. We just completed our African experience, and it was a trip of a lifetime. Shaun planned our trip to include a great diversity of wildlife experiences in magnificent settings. We were in Kruger National Park, on a private reserve, in the Okavongo Delta and finally in a camp on the Zambezi River. Such a varied experience, each camp with its own character. Transfers between all of these places were flawless, thanks to Shaun's planning. We would definitely recommend Moriti Private Safaris to anyone wanting a unique experience in southern Africa.
Written 18 April 2023
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Hey there Charlie and Nancy! What an awesome review which is highly appreciated. It is a lot easier to work through the curve balls that C-19 threw with guests who are understanding and gracious, such as yourselves. I really hope to work with you again, and possibly even guide you this time. Stay well.
Written 25 April 2023
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Manchester3742
Northern Ireland, UK3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
We spent 3 days in the Timbavati reserve of the Kruger park in January 2023. I chose Moriti, as the reviews were excellent, and having experienced it, they are totally deserved!

We initially planned to visit in 2021/2022 but COVID put a stop to that. I made contact with Shaun from the outset who was absolutely brilliant. He was incredibly understanding and flexible when it came to all aspects of booking/paying for the trip at a time which was difficult for us all, and catastrophic for some. After a couple of false starts and bucket loads of support from Shaun, we finally got a confirmed itinerary sorted. Shaun is so knowledgeable and understanding he will tailor the Safari to exactly what is good for you/your party. After many months of talking over the internet and email, I asked if Shaun would guide us and he kindly agreed!

We got picked up from Johannesburg and after a 6 hour drive with a great driver we arrived at the lodge. The lodge was brilliant, a private charming Oasis in which to kick back and relax between drives. The staff there were incredible, and a big shout out to Lindsay who prepared the most amazing food for us all trip!

We went on Safari each morning and evening with Shaun guiding and Zac tracking up front. Zac had the keenest eyes you could imagine and picked up all kinds of tracks and wildlife there is no way we would have seen without him! All the drives were amazing, seeing 4 Lions up close and personal on the first drive and seeing elephants playing in the lake on the last were personal highlights for me amongst many. Shaun is tenacious at finding the wildlife and will do his best to find anything. That said, nature doesn’t always play ball and so we didn’t get to see all of the ‘big 5’ but it wasn’t for the want of trying effort by Shaun and Zac and by know means diminished the experience as we saw LOADS of amazing animals Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, Hippos (a really grumpy one!) Hyena, Lion, Elephant etc etc.

It was my friends 50th whilst we were away and as an amazing surprise after a morning drive we had an amazing impromptu alfresco Champagne Breakfast in a beautiful spot by a small lake. Unforgettable and amazing touch by Shaun, Lindsay and the whole team! We also had incredible ‘sundowner’ stops at sunset which were amazing.

In summary, I couldn’t recommend Moriti more highly. Shaun is a knowledgeable accommodating, warm and friendly guide who was a pleasure to spend so much time with. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Shaun/Moriti again in the future and would love to do a Safari elsewhere in the years to come.

Shaun thank you for an unforgettable experience, I really hope we get to meet you for another brilliant adventure some day!
Written 12 March 2023
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Ah Lee, what an awesome review and I appreciate it so much. It was an honour guiding you guys and I had a lot of fun with all of you and plenty of laughs! I look forward to seeing you again one day.
Written 13 March 2023
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Mark B
Billingham, UK2 contributions
Nov 2022
Since this is the 3rd trip with Shaun and Moriti that my wife and I have undertaken, it should come as no surprise that this is a 5 star review, as we wouldn't keep coming back otherwise.

The reason we keep coming back isn't the animals, the accommodation or the food, although all of those are faultless and can't be praised highly enough.

When you come for the first visit, you will come for the nature, the wildlife and a few weeks of staying in paradise.

When you return, it will be for those things, of course, but even more so to spend time with Shaun.

In all of our time of visiting many places, I haven't experienced anyone who puts as much effort into the wellbeing of his guests as does Shaun.

Literally, your experience and you feeling comfortable relaxed, and having the best time possible, is the only thing that matter to Shaun and he puts all of his considerable talent, experience and energy into that the whole time you are on holiday.

This effort starts before your holiday begins, Shaun will work with you to understand what you want and how long you have to make a bespoke trip tailored exactly to what you want.

Go look at the photographs if you want to see what the quality of the wildlife viewing is like, but the personal touch is what takes your holiday experience to a higher level.
Written 30 November 2022
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Mark, wow thank you so much for your amazing review and ongoing support! I had so much fun on this safari with you guys and will never forget that amazing leopard sighting we had together, just awesome! Thanks for all your help with the photo editing as well, I am hoping it will prove fruitful. I am really looking forward to seeing you again, please be well and enjoy 2023!
Written 7 February 2023
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Alison B
6 contributions
Nov 2022
This is our third safari trip with Shaun and Moriti, and it managed to do the impossible and surpass the others. We've had terrific animal sightings of the big 5 and more on previous trips, but this one outdid them all, including finally seeing a black rhino and cheetahs. Who couldn't be satisfied with seeing six leopards?! Kruger and the Klaserie were excellent as ever, Phinda was a different habitat but every bit as good and generated some wonderful sightings. Food, accommodation and people were superb.

Shaun is a brilliant guide with fantastic knowledge and great company - nothing is too much trouble. He organised everything, and even tracked down my suitcase when it decided to make it's own separate tour of South Africa! I wouldn't dream of doing Africa with anyone else.
Written 26 November 2022
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Hi Alison! Thank you so much for the review, it was great guiding you again and spending time with you. I think next time, we will do a 'highlights tour' and go on the same journey your suitcase went on. Please be safe and have an amazing 2023.
Written 7 February 2023
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kyle m
2 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
We got in touch with Shaun at Moriti to help us organise a safari for our honeymoon.
He did and absolutely amazing job in planning our trip to two different game reserves and then ending at a beach lodge.
The schedule was perfect with us not having to worry about a thing, just get to the airport and they did everything from there.
We had some issues with delayed flights and missing luggage on our way out which was not the best start to the honeymoon but Shaun was super helpful and was in constant contact the whole time to make sure at no point did we feel worried.
We absolutely loved our trip and can not wait to book another one with them.
Everyone I have spoken to since I have reccomend they get in touch and book a trip with moriti.
Written 15 October 2022
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Hi there Kyle! Thanks so much for your review and your kind words. It was a pleasure planning your honeymoon and you were such a delight to work with, thank you for that. I look forward to working with you or Elin again and I wish you both much love, light and African blessings for your future together.
Written 21 October 2022
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Nadine J
Arnolds Park, United States3 contributions
Sept 2022
A 77 year old grandmother from Iowa wanted to take her family on a South African Safari. What could possibly go wrong? Well, with Moriti Safari's and Shaun Taylor NOTHING. It was perfect in every possible way from accomodations to guides to animal sightings to great food. After 11 days not one of the 7 people on the trip had a disappointment in anything. In fact it went well above any expectations that we had.
Shaun was so easy to work with and made it all come together effortlessly, or so it seemed.
Written 25 September 2022
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Hi there Nadine! It was an absolute pleasure having you and your family on safari with us. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to, hopefully seeing you on safari again. You were such a pleasure to work with as well.
Written 28 September 2022
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Lynn T
Missoula, MT2 contributions
Sept 2022 • Family
This experience was amazing! Made even better by the meticulous planning down to every little detail! All of the lodges were beyond our wildest dreams of luxury and adventure! Knowledgeable game guides, amazing chefs, hospitality abounds - even the airport shuttle drivers were perfection in their timeliness, knowledge of the area and customer service! This was a trip of a lifetime and were so glad we used Moriti Private Safaris! I could not give a higher rating or I would!
Written 25 September 2022
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Hi there Lynn! Thanks so much for your review and kind words. What you have experienced is exactly what we try and deliver every time and I am so glad you got to experience it. Thanks to you for making the trip during trying times, we very much appreciate it and will be thinking of you.
Written 28 September 2022
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Jenny S
Paola, KS4 contributions
Jun 2022
Moriti Private Safaris has done it again! We just traveled with Moriti for the fourth time now, this time heading to Botswana and Zambia. The lodges were amazing and my family was well taken care of.

The guides at the lodges were incredible. Jimmy and GT asked what we wanted to see and made every effort for us to see them, with Jimmy even giving us a fun "ferrari safari" when we stayed out a bit too late one morning on the search for lions. As always, specific animals can't be guaranteed but we saw awesome sightings of the Big 5 with close-ups of leopards. And we finally saw the elusive wild dog that we missed every other trip.

Moriti always does it right by communicating and answering questions before the trip and addressing any concerns while on the trip. I know we can trust Moriti to plan the perfect holidays in Africa.
Written 12 August 2022
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Hi there Jen! Thanks so much for your review, it was great having you and your family on safari again. I look forward to the next one.
Written 24 August 2022
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Ellie
Canterbury, UK23 contributions
Apr 2022
My partner, my 11 year old son and I FINALLY made it on our South African adventure last month, after postponing due to COVID from April 2021.

I found Moriti Safaris on Trip Advisor after reading all of these reviews and decided to get a quote from Shaun just to see whether our safari dreams could become reality.

Shaun gave me amazing advice and suggestions and we very quickly built a bespoke tour for my family spanning our 5 days we booked in Kruger and staying at the Kruger Park Lodge.

Shaun is so helpful and knowledgeable about the whole area that it made the booking process super easy.

We chose two full on days... a full 'big 5' safari day and a full day 'Pano tour' and for both these days we had Gavin as our guide who was INCREDIBLE!

With an insane amount of facts and details about the animals on safari through to South Africa's heritage, Gavin made our safari tour more amazing than we could've expected.

The Pano tour was my favourite though, with Gavin driving us round to Kruger's most beautiful view points and nature spots... God's Window, The 3 Rondavelds, Bourke's Potholes, several stunning waterfalls.... it was just the most amazing day.

We also booked our transfer back to Johannesburg Airport with Moriti, which was comfortable, easy and all so professional.

We have the most amazing memories and stories to tell just from our two Moriti tour days in April and my partner and I are already talking about when we can go back!

If you're still looking to book your safari, 100% go to Kruger and 100% book Moriti!!
Written 23 May 2022
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Eleanor, thank you so much for such an awesome review. We really appreciate it! You and your family were a joy to guide. I hope to see you very soon.
Written 30 May 2022
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