Technology: Journey-planning with our live availability
06 December 2019


Online availability > next level

Are you a wildebeest (follows the herd) or a giraffe (creates a journey)?
If you are a giraffe read on. If you are a wildebeest, head back to your inbox.

For creative journey planners, we are delighted to advise that our CLASSICS AVAILABILITY PORTAL has evolved to drive easy itinerary building across 15 individual reservation systems. You can access 45 camps, lodges and villas, underpinned by conservation and long term sustainability, and start your itinerary planning across 11 African countries.

No time zone delays. Build itineraries with live availability any time of the day and any day of the week.

  1. 45 CAMPS & LODGES | 11 COUNTRIES - giving you availability access to Africa's finest collection of privately owned, unique experiences (we are working on the 2 missing res system links with Legendary Expeditions and Blue Safari Seychelles).

  2. SIMPLE: TICK ONE - a whole portfolio of availability calendars can be overwhelming to look at, select (tick one box) the individual camp/lodge you are interested in and see that as a stand-alone view.

  3. ITINERARY: TICK MULTIPLE - when building an itinerary across our Portfolio, select (tick multiple boxes) your camps/lodges and view availability across a date and camp range to assist with crafting the perfect trip.

  4. GET IT FIRST: EMAIL REQUEST - once you find your availability pop an email to the different reservations teams to request your dates (watch this space, we have some cool ideas on how to make the request process even smoother).

  5. DIRECT OR DMC - it's up to you! Either connect with our members individually or work through your preferred DMC. We honour all booking channels and remain fully committed to supporting you all the way.

Watch out for more updates in the coming year. We continue to embrace technology and have big plans for 2020... including further streamlining of the hold space request process and suggested itineraries linked to availability.
I am a GIRAFFE ... love this availability
If you have read this far you are most certainly a giraffe.
Happy portal browsing and journey planning!

Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa


Your perfect itinerary planning tool is our online portal showing availability across Classic Portfolio. Select the camp or lodge and start building unforgettable journeys.
This is by far the best snapshot of all you need to know across our hotels, lodges, jungle discoveries and island escapes. Please save the environment and do not print.


WHAT WE LOVE: Kenya is the one country that offers everything. From the fun and funky capital city of Nairobi to the pristine beaches along the coast - Kenya offers fantastic diversity. The gorgeous Laikipia with its lush landscapes is crowned by its vast conservancies, the arid Northern Frontier which is home to the colourful and proud Samburu is an experience best complemented by the open plains of the Mara. Kenya's savannahs are rich with game, the cultural encounters are authentic, and the dramatic landscapes characterised by equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains. Safaris have been the mainstay of Kenya’s tourism for many decades and it also rates as one of the top five bird-watching destinations in the world.


Tanda Tula Field Camp

Launched March 2014, Tanda Tula Field Camp is a first of its kind in South Africa. It is a non-permanent explorer-styled tented camp that has been considered the most environmentally friendly camp in South Africa. "Treading softly on the surface of the earth" is a foundation principle of everything that Tanda Tula stands for, and a principle that is echoed throughout each element of the new field camp experience. The Field Camp has evolved to meet the growing requirement in the market for privacy and exclusivity, in one of the few remaining private wilderness areas forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Tanda Tula Field Camp is a unique safari experience unlike any other. Consisting of four custom designed tents, with en-suite open air bush bathrooms and a communal mess tent, Tanda Tula Field Camp draws on the traditions of the classic East African safari with detailed campaign style furniture and soft furnishings from the Cape, North Africa, and Zanzibar. The field camp is set up and taken down for each safari, making it the ultimate eco-friendly camp, designed for minimum energy consumption and ground impact.  The camp caters for between 4 and 8 guests on an exclusive-use basis only. Guests are hosted by some of the industry's leading iconic guides who accompany them on an extraordinary journey of exploration and adventure.