“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Biggestleaf Travel is a specialist travel company focussed on creating tailor-made safaris for our clients. We are experts on Southern and East Africa, driven by our passion to create not only holidays, but enriching experiences.

We take pride in knowing the product that we sell. Over the past 12 years, we have built a highly experienced team of people who are passionate about African travel and provide an invaluable resource for travellers looking to discover the incredible wildlife, people and landscapes that our beautiful continent has on offer.

We understand the importance of first-hand experience, which is why we spend time each year on the ground visiting the locations that we recommend.

This ensures that we are able to provide our clients with accurate, up-to-date information about best time to travel, wildlife, accommodation and more.

Each of our dedicated travel consultants specialises in a different tour-type in order to create your ideal, tailor-made itinerary, to suit all your travel requirements. We even offer our own transfer service in some regions, adding a special touch to your getaway.

Whether this is your first or fiftieth safari, our customer-service orientated team will always go the extra mile for you, and our quick response and turnaround times make bookings and queries a treat.


Excellent service and long-lasting relationships with our clients are our top priorities. We believe that trust provides the foundation on which to build these.


To provide our clients with peace of mind while booking and travelling with Biggestleaf Travel, we are insured through SATIB Insurance Brokers, who have been providing coverage for the tourism industry for over 21 years. 

The insurances we have include:

Professional Indemnity insurance – this covers any errors or omissions made by our staff for client bookings, such as an incorrect date. This ensures that you don’t lose your booking due to a fault on our side. We have been claim-free since our inception in 2009.

SATIB 24 Crisis call – insurance cover for our clients in the case of an emergency, for evacuation and medical expenses incurred after an accident.

R100 million Passenger Liability cover as well as R1.5 million Paxsure cover for clients travelling using our Transfer division.


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Biggestleaf Travel is involved in several conservations and philanthropic organisations.
These are some of the projects that are very close to our hearts and who we have supported.


Biggestleaf Travel is proud to have co-produced Eye of The Pangolin, a powerful documentary aimed at raising awareness about the critical situation faced by the African Pangolin.

In 2017, award-winning film-makers Bruce Young (co-director of Blood Lions) and Johan Vermeulen (Kalahari Tails) approached Biggestleaf Travel wanting to make a film capturing all four species of the African Pangolin on camera for the very first time. We gladly provided the initial support which enabled them to start filming and funded the first shoot in Ghana. The film-makers then partnered with Pangolin.Africa, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of the African Pangolin, to raise the remaining funding that allowed them to complete the film.

The African Pangolin is a shy, defenceless animal, which many people have never heard about and few have ever had the fortune of seeing. These curious creatures are being pushed towards the edge of extinction due to the illegal trade of their scales, which are used in traditional African and Asian medicines. Experts estimate that one pangolin is poached from the wild every five minutes.
Premiered on World Endangered Species Day, 17th May 2019, the film is now freely available for anyone to view on YouTube. By making the film freely available the aim is to reach the greatest possible number of viewers. If people come to know the African Pangolin we believe that they will care enough to somehow help put a stop to the horrific trade.

The goal is to make Eye of the Pangolin the most widely watched wildlife documentary ever, via free online platforms, through schools and other educational establishments, at wildlife film festivals, and at screenings supported other conservation organisations everywhere.

Please take the time to watch this documentary and share it far and wide.