Soba Safaris Giraffe Posing in Botswana by Deon De Villiers
Sober Safari's

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Sober safaris are for all folk who are seeking to choose no booze or simply seeking a healthier vacation. We have created our own – personally inspired – hosted sober safaris – plenty of activities, interest, and connection with like-minded people.

We at Safari Guru are passionate about safaris, Africa, its wildlife, conservation, and people. We firmly believe that a safari really can be an inspirational, life-changing and enlivening experience. We also believe that both creating safaris and experiencing safaris should be fun and done with your wishes placed front and centre of our minds – lifestyle included.

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Guests enjoying sundowners with a Maasai guide in Tanzania
The fireplace at Chem Chem Lodge in Tanzania
Sober Safari


Our sober safaris are aimed at anyone who wants to safari in a luxurious, 'safe space' with like-minded, interesting people who, for various reasons, have decided alcohol is simply not (an option) for them. They can be booked as a solo traveller, couples or a group of friends.

We host the safari, meaning we go along to smooth the way, ensure all guests' needs are taken care of, and they have our knowledge and expertise to enhance their experience. As your host, we get to meet and know each guest and ensure that you can simply relax and enjoy your trip at your own pace, enriched by the wonders of safari. You forgo any concerns regarding logistics, meeting points, organising others or concerns over wants or needs. We'll take care of all of this for the guests.


While the idea of sundowners and drinks around the campfires is synonymous with safaris, a safari really does lend itself well to an alcohol-free life! With very early starts watching amazing sunrises, experiencing the Bush and wildlife in a vehicle or on horseback with a sparkling clear head and sparkling water is the way to go!


There are many experiences to be had with our no-alcohol safari. It is a really luxurious but out-in-the-wilderness experience. This eight-day itinerary allows you to experience first-hand some of the conservation projects supported by the camps you visit and our partners. Guests will go on game drives in conservancies untouched by other tourists. You'll also have the opportunity to visit community and wildlife conservation projects. They include visits to the anti-poaching centres, time with the anti-poaching trackers and the dogs and visits to local communities, health clinics, women's community projects or schools to experience the benefits of sustainable tourism. All of the cultural encounters that our partners offer are very authentic, dignified and respectful. Guests can also spend the day on foot, horseback or in a vehicle, tracking and learning about wildlife (such as the endangered black rhino) and the mounting challenges faced by modern conservation. There are many other activities such as horse riding, bush breakfasts, spa treatments (at extra cost), yoga and mindfulness and optional talks from experts as to breathing exercises and living with purpose.

As posted in the Independent, UK.

We recently returned from Kenya, had a fabulous safari designed by Deon de Villiers of Safari Guru. We had some wonderful sightings and the whole thing went without a single hiccup. The guides were excellent. Deon was so helpful in allowing us to reschedule several times due to COVID restrictions preventing travel.

We visited Sirikoi in the Lewa Conservancy and Serian Ngare, Serian Nkorombo and Mara Plains at Masai Mara, each place offering a different experience, each special in its own way. Loved the rhinoceros at Lewa, giraffe giving birth at Ngare, hippopotamus at Nkorombo and cats at Mara Plains, and so so much more.

We highly recommend Deon and the Safari Guru team.

Safari Guru Travellers:  Marcia & John, Australia

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