Mavros Safaris is an African specialist safari operator with a particular passion for Zimbabwe. It was launched in 2016 by the family behind the African luxury brand Patrick Mavros and represents the culmination of all the knowledge they have gained over five generations living on the continent. Mavros Safaris welcomes guests as they would a new family member, with open hearts and minds. It is a small company with big ideas. They aim to deliver the ultimate African safari tailored to specific requests and needs by listening carefully and offering expert advice based on their own experience. A Mavros Safari is about tapping into what makes Africa tick and understanding that a safari is a journey of discovery and delight, and should never be rushed. A Mavros Safari provides a unique opportunity to experience Africa through the eyes of some of its most devoted custodians.



  • A commitment to conservation and philanthropy. We are passionate about preserving the world’s last great wildernesses and its wildlife for future generations. We believe strongly that every trip to Africa should benefit local communities directly and be a force for good on the continent.
  • Disconnect to reconnect. Africa allows our guests the time and space to disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with the world at large, often in a profound way. Africa is a balm and we are proud to administer its potions: the song of a night jar and the baritone laugh of a hippo; the gentle sway of an elephant’s tale as it makes its way down to a river to drink. Igniting an authentic and lasting connection with the African wilderness lies at the heart of everything we do at Mavros Safaris.
  • Unique ties. We have a Little Black Book of friends and family all over Africa built up over five generations. We always have the inside track and break boundaries in order to stay ahead of the game. Our insights and recommendations are always be based on personal experience.
  • Service. We pride ourselves on our hospitality from start to finish and beyond. We welcome all our guests as we would new members of our family and will always respect your trust in us.
  • Good times. We promise you will have the best time of your life. We like to have fun and want you to have the trip of a lifetime. We will always take your happiness seriously!
  • Africa only. We would never sell anything we don’t know first hand and consider first rate.
  • Private guides. We work with the best wildlife and cultural experts in Africa and many of them are personal friends we have known since childhood.


Our destiny began over a century ago, when our forefathers first planted roots in Zimbabwe, they arrived in Southern Africa in the late 1800s as explorers and mapmakers who chartered and surveyed all that was unknown to the western world. For well over one hundred years the passion and enthusiasm for exploration and travel has been passed down through the Mavros family.

As fifth-generation Zimbabweans, we have experienced a childhood that only the unique environment of Africa can provide. We have waded through the miracles that are African rivers, climbed the magnificent and stately trees, and rescued and raised wild animals as pets. We have been educated by the best teachers; old bushmen, wise trackers, erstwhile guides, botanists and biologists on all aspects of African life and culture. We want to share our knowledge and experience of our magical home continent with you.

Our ultimate goal is for our clients to experience and know Africa as we know it. As home.



A journey to Africa created by Mavros Safaris is an intimate and personal interaction throughout. We have chosen and partnered with a team that comprises the continent’s best professional safari guides. Our seasoned and highly skilled guides will be matched to suit your individual safari aspirations. On a bespoke Mavros Safari you will be served with passion and soul by the most knowledgeable and sensitive experts Africa has to offer, people of deep character and endless stories. The days hold no time restrictions, schedules or commitments. You are in charge of where the day leads, whether it’s tracking big cats, resting by the riverbed listening to an enthralling bush story, or observing aardvarks under the African moonlight. Our safari guides have spent years cultivating a profound proficiency and knowledge of the African bush.

Our mission is to fill your heart, mind and spirit with the joys of the countless treasures to be discovered in Africa.