Why The Classic Safari Company
The Classic Safari Company is Australia’s leading safari specialist. Since 1992, we’ve been exploring the world and sharing our passion, using our first-hand experiences to create exceptional safaris and journeys to Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Latin America and beyond.
The Classic Safari Company was founded by South African-born Julie McIntosh, who wanted to share her passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and landscapes. Sarah
Hoyland joined the team in 1993, and has been a director and co-owner since 2000. With a focus on creating luxurious bush experiences, Julie,
Sarah and the team carved a niche by tailoring adventure holidays to intimate and exclusive safari camps in Africa’s premier wilderness regions.
Our personalised, bespoke travel service now includes India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan; Central and South America;
and other far-flung corners of the world where there are wild and wonderful things to discover.
The common thread? Untouched wilderness, incredible wildlife, rich and colourful cultures, exceptional hospitality and professionalism and, above
out-of-the-ordinary experiences you’ll never forget. All with little touches of class and style along the way, whilst experiencing some of the most exotic forts and palaces, best boutique resorts and luxury bush camps in the world.
Our office in the leafy suburb of Woollahra embodies all that The Classic Safari Company is about. The journey begins as you walk up the stairs, entering a world of travel inspiration. Come see us, and let our team of passionate safari specialists create the holiday of your dreams.
How we create tailor-made travel experiences!
Our thoughtful team of knowledgeable experts are here to take care of every need, from the second you contact us to the time you return.
We offer a number of specialist departures with designated itineraries, but beyond that, we design all our journeys and safaris to suit your specific travel goals and dreams. We will provide you with as much advice and inspiration as you need, but we also encourage you to work with us – the more involved you are in the process of planning your holiday, the more likely we are to meet and exceed your expectations. Come visit us in our stunning offices or call us to talk through your arrangements – that way your adventure begins long before you leave home!
of combined expertise
creating bespoke safaris
“People put a lot of trust in me when they ask me to plan their ultimate adventure, for many this will be a trip of a lifetime and it’s an incredible privilege and extremely rewarding to work together and help make a dream come true. ”Kath Austin - Specialist