At Impi Safaris, sharing this wonderful African continent with the world is our passion. The best way to experience all Africa has to offer, is to combine your African dreams, our first-hand experience, and collaboration with hand-picked suppliers and destinations, to create bespoke, unforgettable journeys that will be cherished forever.

Tailor-made Safaris

Whether you are looking for an ultra-luxury safari, family friendly bonding experience, an extraordinary honeymoon or intrepid off-the-beaten track adventure, we can make any African bucket list trip a reality.

Impi Safaris

Impi Safaris is a privately owned touring company. We pride ourselves in not only delivering unforgettable, bespoke and authentically African trips, but also in building relationships with our tour parties.

Expertise you can trust

The Impi Safaris team has extensive African Safari guiding, 4×4 and trip design experience. Over the past 15 years, the team has hand-picked and collaborated with top suppliers and destination representatives.

The Team

Niel Jacobs

Niel Jacobs – Owner, Safari Expert, 4×4 Enthusiast and Raconteur

Niel has been guiding off-road trails and tours since 2002 and has several years of off-road experience in some of Africa’s wildest and most remote destinations. Niel is at his happiest when he is in the outdoors and experiencing Africa’s wildlife; cultures and hearty cuisine.

Niel is registered with the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa, the South African Tourism Board & is a registered professional 4×4 trails and overland tour guide to name a few.

Niel feels it is important that everybody experiences the bush together in a safe and controlled environment. Niel supports the responsible use of 4×4 vehicles in the wild and to ensure that all groups are well informed about the impact their 4×4 vehicles can have on the environment.


Sandra Jacobs

Sandra Jacobs – Owner, Safari Planner, Registered Tour Guide, Mom & Explorer

Sandra grew up in Germany and has traveled all around the world. She fell in love with the bushveld and African culture and has made sunny South Africa her home. Sandra has extensive safari knowledge and experience in both the front and back-office, having worked as a safari planner and a guide for groups over-landing in Southern and Eastern Africa. Sandra’s experience makes her an expert in planning and creating dream tailor-made tours.

Sandra always aims to exceed expectations and gets a thrill when guests go home having experiences in Africa and once in a lifetime experiences. We are fortunate to have her on our team. Sandra loves traveling, camping in the wilderness, and is a proud mother of two. She also gets a kick out of exploring roads less traveled and finding new and exciting destinations to visit!


Why Choose Impi Safaris?

Unique Tailor-Made Tours

Impi Safaris offer unique, off the beaten track or popular tours made to your specifications. We collaborate with our clients and suppliers to create exclusive African adventures that are unforgettable

Turnkey Personal and Professional Service

The Impi Safaris team is small and highly experienced. We prefer it this way, because we get to understand your needs first hand. This in turn allows us to create and deliver special tours and adventures that are on-point with your ideal experience.

Experts in exclusive African experiences

The Impi Safaris brand of safari is centered around authentically African experiences. Whether it’s selecting a location based on pristine wilderness rather than accommodation rating, or taking the back roads to magical destinations away from popular tourist spots. We excel at delivering unique experiences to showcase the raw Africa we love.