A warm welcome to Bellingham safaris

We would like to personally welcome you to the home of Bellingham Safaris. Having started off as marine and safari guides before progressing into travel design and tour operations, we have over 20 years combined experience in the luxury safari business. Between us we have traveled to all 7 continents in search of ultimate wildlife experiences in the most remote and pristine areas on our planet. We pride ourselves in exceeding expectations and providing our guests with life-changing wilderness safaris. We hope our stories and photos inspire you to take the wildlife journey of your dreams. Please contact us if we can assist you in any way.

Simon and Jen Bellingham

FEATURED WORLDWIDE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES

 

luxury safaris

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST RAINFOREST

Odzala-Kokoua, Congo More Info

wilderness Safaris

EXPLORE THIS UNIQUE MONTANE WONDERLAND

Bale Mountain National Park, Ethiopia More Info

African safaris

DISCOVER THE “RIVER THAT NEVER FINDS THE SEA”

Vumbura, Okavanga Delta, Botswana More Info

sossusvlei

GET UP CLOSE TO MEERKATS AND BLACK-MANED LIONS

Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa  More Info

Arctic Tours

THRILLING ENCOUNTERS IN THE LUSH AMAZON RAINFOREST

Amazon Cristalino, Brazil  More Info

brazil tours

EXPLORE THE MAGICAL “EIGHTH CONTINENT”

Perinet, Madagascar  More Info


GUEST TESTIMONIALS

Greg looked after us perfectly! We had a wonderful time in Cape Town, and Greg contributed enormously to our experience. He was thoughtful, informative and pleasant to spend time with, and he anticipated our every need. We learned so much about Cape Town and the history, flora and fauna of South Africa. It was a truly memorable experience.
Andrea and John Tunks (USA) – South Africa Cape Town 2017
We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Uganda with Greg and Simon. We had the pleasure of being with people, who were not only very knowledgeable about wildlife, but were also passionate about conservation. Their energy and commitment to making our holiday as fabulous as it was, is something we as a family of 6 are truly grateful for. We had amazing sightings, our daughter Laura a very close encounter with a curious Gorilla and saw so much of Ugandan life. We have every intention of booking our next trip with Bellingham Safaris. Thank you so much!
Vanessa Campion (United Kingdom) – Uganda 2017
The service was fantastic and Jez and I were very impressed. Thank you! We had a fab time. Everything was so well organised it was a dream! The guides were all great. I would tell everyone to spend more time in Diskit as it is amazing…We will definitely book with you again!
Elizabeth Hicks (United Kingdom) - India 2016
We enjoyed ourselves immensely! Our sightings were fabulous and all of the lodges were perfect. I don’t think it would be humanly possible to have done any better.
Richard and Theresa Orzeck (United States) South Africa 2016
What could be more important in life than sharing wonderful experiences, with wonderful people, in wonderful places. Bellingham Safari’s certainly cater for all three and we will remember our time spent with Simon forever.
Sam Branson (United Kingdom) – 2015
My wife and two daughters have just returned from a fantastic safari organised by Bellingham Safaris. We stayed at 4 different sites, travelling in and through 4 different African countries with 5 internal flights and road transfers from each flight both ways. The meeting and greeting at every air transfer was seamless, road transfers all very comfortable with plenty of room for all our luggage and drinks. All hotels / camp sites and wildlife experiences unforgettable, we cannot thank the team enough and will certainly be booking with them again. Already planning 2018.
Jeremy, Cheryl, Emma and Lauren Ruggles (United Kingdom) – Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa 2016
My family has done over 20 trips around the globe led by Simon Bellingham. Simon started guiding and planning wildlife trips for us a decade ago and we have had some of the most wonderful moments of our lives because of him.
Thais Racy, Palm Beach, United States
It is with great pleasure that I send you our warmest thanks for the planning our last Namibia Safari. How could you top our last 4 journeys? Everything was planned with so much knowledge and kindness to give us the maximum for our trip. And it was indeed the best we could get. We had so much pleasure and enjoyed every day. All in one: Thank you. It was a wonderful trip. Who has not seen all that has not seen Namibia. We had been before but this was to top everything we saw previously. Now we are happily back home with new experiences and beautiful pictures in our camera and video but above all in our soul.
Bellingham Safaris guests (Swiss) – Namibia 2016
Organisation was excellent from start to finish – it was seamless and not easy to achieve in a country where if it goes wrong then it could have big repercussions for a trip like this. All staff involved in transport and at the lodges were great – five star. In Indrajit we had a superb trip leader whose knowledge and in particular his skill at putting you in the right place to observe was excellent in terms of the wildlife. His presence on the trip was always just right (not overbearing and not under caring for want of a better phrase) and his organisational skills where superb. He is obviously well respected by his Naturalist peers in India and this helps make these trips work even better. Accommodation was overall excellent – staff in the main superb and attentive and service excellent often going beyond expectation. So in conclusion a great trip brilliantly organised – thanks so much for making it a brilliant holiday that we will remember always.
Simon and Maria Wills (United Kingdom) – India 2016
We had a great time and are so glad that we planned a trip to Tanzania to see a different part of Africa. Thank you for putting together this tour for us. All of our transfers via plane and road went smoothly. We ended up seeing a total of 4 crossings. Thanks again for arranging an amazing trip!
Mindy Mohr (United States) – Tanzania 2015
The trip was absolutely wonderful, from start to finish. James, Phunchok and the team were excellent, the porters were super and honestly I can’t think of a single thing that could have been done better. They even gave us a shower tent, which was hugely exciting after not showering for a few days. And to top it off we saw four snow leopards, which was crazy considering our expectations of seeing one were near zero. I think just to be in that area was a privilege especially with a guide and team that were so respectful and knowledgeable about the surroundings and eager to expose us to all aspects of the natural world and creatures both big and small. Having been on dozens of safaris around the world I definitely think this was a stand out trip. I will definitely recommend you to friends. Again, thank you to your team for the brilliant organization.
Nayantara Kilachand (India) – India Snow Leopard 2016
We had such a wonderful time with you in the Pantanal. Thank you and the team, and all the Caiman staff again for a fabulous experience! We can’t say enough about the excellent service and care we were given! I feel very privileged to be included in your and Simon’s premier tour. And I would love to stay informed on the Project and on the progress of all the Jaguars. The entire team is doing a fantastic job, and I thank them all for their dedication, perseverance, and for the great job they did in guiding/hosting us!
Blair Thompson (United States) – Brazil 2015

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WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Financial protection through our SATSA bonding.
24/7/365 emergency contact number for complete peace of mind.
Personalized service from your dedicated travel planner.
Seamless travel to the World’s most desirable wildlife destinations complemented by exceptional lodgings and inspirational guides, we’ve personally picked the best.
Tangible commitment to conservation – see our conservation and community page.
We remove the hassle and pitfalls of booking yourself – at no extra cost.