About Harkness Safaris

Harkness Safaris is a small family run company founded in 2008 with the wish to conduct Safaris in the world's top wilderness destinations.

Additionally, I wanted to stay true to the founding principles of Botswana tourism – top quality product in private or quiet areas. I have now been guiding in Botswana for over 14 years, giving me the broad knowledge of local products to put together the best itineraries for visiting guests.

Why privately guided?

We have noticed that over the last 20 years the quality of guiding throughout Africa has generally gone downhill. The intrepid African guide has been largely replaced by glorified drivers. In Botswana we have a number of genuine bush guides who do not simply point at animals but have an intimate knowledge of ecology.

Having a private Guide on Safari ensures you a unique experience that could never be replicated anywhere else in Africa. We do not always have to adhere to a fixed daily schedule and routine – we are hosts aswell as guides for our guests and make you feel special!

More About Andrew Harkness

British born Andrew Harkness arrived in Botswana with nothing more than his backpack and a guide qualification in 2004 and never left. Widely regarded as one of the leading private mobile safari guides in the Okavango Delta he has covered more than 1000km of the Delta on foot. Andrew puts in one hundred percent into every privately guided trip, ensuring every safari is unique and special and tailor made to suit each guest. A safari with Andrew and his team promises excellent game, excellent wilderness and excellent professional service.