I’m Andy, and I’m an Africa addict.

Originally from the UK but calling Trondheim, Norway home since 1999, I’ve been captivated by Africa’s unparalleled landscapes and vibrant cultures for over 30 years.

I founded The Grown-up Travel Company to share this passion with discerning travelers who seek more than the typical tourist trail. Tired of cookie-cutter package tours and travel agents distant from the true African experience, I envisioned a service that’s as unique and personal as the adventures I design.

As your dedicated travel designer, I tap into an unrivalled network and focus on crafting journeys that are as unique as they are transformative, bringing to life the vibrant cultures and stunning landscapes of Africa. Here, you’re not just another client; you’re a fellow explorer embarking on a journey of discovery. Join me in embracing the wild, disconnecting from the noise, and experiencing the true essence of Africa.

Join me, and let’s unveil the magic of Africa together.

The Future

Looking ahead, I am committed to continually exploring new hidden gems and deepening local partnerships, ensuring that your travels with The Grown-up Travel Company remain authentic, personalised, and rooted in local expertise. 

“Africa will change you forever, take my word for it. Let me guide you on a journey that promises not just a holiday, but a life-changing experience!”

Join Me in Zimbabwe in May 2025!

A unique adventure through Africa’s untamed beauty in May 2025. On this 9-night itinerary we will start with a stay in Victoria Falls and then explore two world-renowned areas of wonderful Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba.

Staying at two legendary camps, Bomani and Musango, we will get to experience the thrill of the wilderness in two very different ways.

“This small-group safari, limited to just six guests, is designed to ensure a truly immersive adventure for those with limited time but very high expectations.” – Andy Higgs

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