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The information you need to turn a dream into reality

So what's in it for you?


The world's most exciting continent truly has something for everyone


Choosing a tour operator, where and when to go, red tape and visas, what to take


Etiquette, local customs, haggling, photography, dealing with officials and "T.I.A"

Why The Grown-up Travel Company?

Truly personal service
The Grown-up Travel Company is a small and specialised operation. In fact, there is only one employee and that’s me, Andy Higgs. I do all the travel consulting, networking and planning myself to be able to give a degree of personal service that nobody else can offer. I have a huge network of contacts in Africa – people I know personally and have been both friends and colleagues for many years.

Genuine knowledge
I travel often and extensively in Africa to familiarise myself with the destinations, lodges, hotels, travel and experiences that I offer my clients. A lot of bigger travel agents claim to know Africa. But do they? Will you be talking to someone who knows what you can expect by experiencing it themselves or are they quoting from a brochure?

You come first
I am happy to recommend a “competitor” if I feel they will offer you what you want better than I can. I won’t waste your time or mine because I only want to receive 5-star feedback. I therefore only work with a limited number of clients each year who receive my full attention.

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What are people saying about The Grown-up Travel Company?

I dreamed of travelling to Africa with my daughter, and Andy immediately set about tailoring a trip that really hit the target! We would never have been able to find such a unique variety of countries, places and experiences ourselves, and are deeply grateful that Andy made our African dream a reality. Thank you so much, Andy – we will never forget this!


Heldigvis fant vi Andy i The Grown-up Travel Company som kunne skreddersy en reise til oss. Det er tydelig at Andy har bred erfaring med å reise i Afrika og han samarbeider med seriøse aktører, som ønsker bærekraftig turisme. Dette har vært viktig for våre valg, og vi fikk et godt grunnlag før vi bestemte oss. Det ble en fantastisk reise: og vi fikk en ferie for livet!
Hilde Wang og Rune Huseby
Norway, August 2022


We had a wonderful adventure travelling through Botswana, which proved to be a safe and well developed country, with beautiful nature, wilderness and people! Future travellers: be proactive and ask questions. Andy has vast experience and have proven to me that he knows what it takes to ensure your adventure in Africa becomes an enjoyable one!
Morten Gulbrandsen
Norway, Christmas 2022


Where will you go?

Check out just some of the incredible destinations you can experience with The Grown-up Travel Company in the video on the left, and click for your free guide with no obligation.

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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