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Classic Escapes is a family owned boutique travel company specializing in nature and cultural journeys around the world. Our team represents decades of travel industry experience, and our itineraries are designed based on first-hand knowledge of our destinations. As such, we take great pride and care to ensure that our "family" is the most knowledgeable and attentive consultants around. We combine the exciting world of travel with the joy of learning about the planet we live on. We arrange for you to meet with friendly people in foreign places and balance "shouldn't miss" sites with experiences not found on conventional tours. When you travel with Classic Escapes, it's truly like you're one of our own. From the moment we begin the planning process to the day you return back, we're with you every step of the way.


  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    From the Mala Mala Reserve we made our way back through some beautiful countryside discussing the plight of the rhinoceros and elephant. These ancient giants are being poached for their horns and tusks.

  • Monday, November 10, 2014

    I have just had the pleasure of returning home to Cape Town after spending a couple of weeks with eight intrepid adventurers from the University of Washington and Lee. What an epic safari!

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Wild dogs are probably one of the most sought species after the big five and cheetahs that people would like to see on safari. Undoubtedly, Botswana is the best safari destination to have a chance to see these amazing animals.

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    For the last part of the trip we left Botswana and its magnificent wetlands behind and headed into Zambia, staying two nights at Toka Leya lodge, near Victoria Falls.

  • Monday, January 20, 2014

    Unlike our first two lodges, Duma Tau didn’t have its own airstrip, rather a single airstrip provided access to several camps. Accordingly, it was a bit of a longer drive, around ½ hour, to get to the lodge, enough time to get a sense of our new habitat.