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Established in 1983, Drifters has gone from strength to strength to become one of the most formidable forces in tourism in southern Africa. Our philosophy is based on one of SUSTAINABILITY – the long-term assurance that whatever activity we conduct in any specific natural area must contribute to the conservation and to the well being of the inhabitants of that area, thus ensuring that future generations will be able to visit those same areas and enjoy the same experience as did their parents before them.
Drifters expansion has been gradual and calculated, and over the years we have earned an enviable reputation for offering “unbeatable value for money”. Offering value for money however does not mean that we provide an inferior product; in fact, quite the contrary. Our packages are renowned for including far more than others on offer, and our vast infrastructure of Drifters owned game reserves, bush camps, Inns, boats, canoes, adventure equipment and other resources mean that clients are able to enjoy the best of Africa without added expense.
Being Southern African owned and based, Drifters have a company registered in every country in which we operate and we employ large numbers of local people in all those countries. Clients can therefore feel assured that a percentage of their tour fee is in fact going directly to all those local communities. Drifters are also members of all major tourist associations and authorities, and are licensed and insured to operate throughout the region, thus ensuring accountability and providing clients with security and peace of mind.
All of our tours are inclined toward the interesting and often unique fauna and flora of Africa, and for this reason we often leave the “beaten track” to explore remote areas where little or no familiar infrastructure exists, we use inns, bungalows or small hotels. Drifters tours are based on twin shared accommodation, however we do not charge a single supplement for individual bookings.
Having said all this, all that remains is you, the client. We target adventure minded people of 18 to 55 years of age, who through their won active participation in the tours get maximum enjoyment. Our clients are normally down-to-earth people from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe, who by choice have selected a camping safari in order to enjoy the maximum experience.
If you really wish to spend your time on an African safari with a small international group, and you relish the thought of an environmentally educative and adventurous experience where “Roughing it and Loving it” is the order of the day, then Drifters is your only choice.