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Why we do what we do

Africa is a destination filled with breathtaking scenery and rewarding wildlife encounters. The look, the feel the dusty smell of the African bush seeps into your soul, and long after you’ve gone you will find yourself missing it with an almost physical longing. Being the second largest continent makes it overwhelming to decide where one should  start exploring and discovering this unique destination.

Passionate about Africa and creating a memorable Africa vacation for you let us help you experience this magical continent. Born and bred in Africa and having traveled extensively through her countries, we  will go out of our way to give you advise on where, when and how to travel in Africa.

Live 4 is an independent and privately owned company. Owned and managed by Gelle Ritchie who started her travel industry career in 2003 .Together with our carefully selected business partners/suppliers we will tailor-make your African vacation according to your travel needs or we will help  you choose the best suitable Africa Overland Tour or Safari. If you have decided that it is time for your own adventure, your very own African Safari, or just that you need to explore more of this incredible place we call home; we are here to guide you and help you plan the ultimate Africa experience.

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    • The map of Africa can be daunting and we would consider it an honor to take your wish list, your budget and the amount of time you have and help you plan a suitable Africa Adventure .Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements.
    • We are African based in South Africa and have traveled extensively across our own continent .With more than 12 years combined consulting experience, we want to pass on our knowledge / advise and help you  plan an unforgettable  Africa Safari.
    • From Cape Town to Uganda, we can help you book a Budget or Luxury camping safari , Budget accommodated safari , Luxury safari or a Private charter or specialist safari…the list is endless .
    • We have carefully selected our preferred business partners and like us our preferred partners aim to exceed your expectations. We have a great relationship with them and can thus also offer competitive prices .
    • We can help you arrange an Luxury or Budget Africa Safari .You may not have linen sheets and crystal glasses on the Budget  Africa safari however you can still experience the magic of Africa and have the opportunity to search for the Big 5 . The bottom line is we have a wide variety of tours and safaris on offer so that you , our traveller , can choose the type of safari that suits you best – smaller and more personal or standardized and a little more affordable .
    • Each of the recommended Africa destinations have something unique and incredible to see. Gorilla Trekking in the forests of Uganda, mighty Elephants ambling along the game trails of Botswana, huge herds of Wildebeest in the greatest migration the world has ever seen or just white water rafting the Nile or the Zambezi, choose one or many Adventure activities in Africa  and our experienced Africa consultants will plan  a suitable safari for you .
    • We are passionate about Africa and service. Our aim is to help you plan a memorable seamless African Safari so that you will have  memories that will last for a lifetime.
    • You will have your own  experienced African Safari Expert who will  help you plan your African Safari from the moment we hear from you.Your dedicated African safari expert will also offer assistance while you are traveling in Africa . We will provide you with an 24 hour emergency contact number should you need to get hold of us while on safari in Africa . The same specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.
    • We also endeavor to give back to Africa and all she gives us. We have chosen Lydia’s Haven where a percentage of each safari booked through us goes to support this incredible woman and the 22 + Orphaned children she cares for.

    Africa changes people’s lives and it’s an honor and privilege for us to help you plan your Africa safari so that you can experience the beauty and magic of this special continent  and create memories that will last for a lifetime.Share your Africa Safari travel dreams and requirements with us and let us make them a reality for you.Thank you for this opportunity!“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Why Book With Us?

  • Quality and service : Have a look at our customer service reviews
  • Local expertise
  • A personal touch
  • One stop Shop
  • Wide Selection of Quality Safaris and tours
  • Passionate about Africa  and expert Knowledge
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      • Quality and service
        With us quality and service go hand-in-hand. We do our utmost to ensure that these two hallmarks are met at every step of your journey. To help achieve these core values, we closely monitor client satisfaction and are consistently seeking new ways to exceed our clients’ expectations. We offer a 24 hour assistance 365 days a year , plus a safe and secure online payment facility.
      • Local expertise
        It is vital to us that you have a memorable experience in Africa.Our preferred business partners have superb track records, recognized in Trip Advisor reviews and independent awards. We share a special service ethic with them as owner-run businesses: putting our travellers first, giving personal attention and always going the extra mile. Like us, they believe in delighting and surprising you, and they are quick and proactive if anything goes wrong, which it seldom does with partners like these. In other words, like us, our preferred partners aim to exceed your expectations.
      • A personal touch
        From first contact, through the duration of your stay, and until you are safely home again, we are here to assist.
      • One stop Shop
        We can also help you book International , domestic flights , airport transfers , pre and post tour accommodation or any additional Africa travel services you may require.
      • Wide Selection of Quality Safaris and tours
        We have a wide variety of carefully selected tours and safaris offered in each Africa destination , however if you cant seem to find a suitable tour or safari on our website please let us know and we will help you find the perfect trip . We have access to so many Africa tours and safaris and its almost impossible to showcase them all on our website .
      • Passionate about Africa  and expert Knowledge
        We have travelled to almost all of the Africa destinations we advise on and keep going back to explore and learn more.Passionate about travel in Africa , helping you plan a suitable Africa adventure and exceptional customer service is what drives us .


Most Popular Tours & Safaris

11 Day Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Family Friendly Camping Adventure

1 week +
Heading to South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, where we go in search of the “big five” before crossing into Zimbabwe to explore the Great Zimbabwe ruins – once an ancient ‘city’ in southern Africa. At the Antelope Park there are many opportunities to get up close to wildlife and even walk with a lion cub, while the Matobo National Park is a haven for rhino and rich in ancient San rock paintings. We end our adventure at the mighty Victoria Falls.
  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 365
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From ZAR 7,900 pps and Local Payment USD 470 pp

11 Day Luxury Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari

1 Week +
With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson's gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra the Serengeti has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.
  • Starts: Arusha
  • Ends: Zanzibar
  • Group Size: Min 2 Max 7
  • Local Payment: N/A
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From USD 3,583,20 pps

12 Days Delta & Chobe Waterways Budget Accommodated Safari

12 days
The Delta & Chobe Waterways takes you on a comprehensive adventure holiday taking in some of the best highlights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. Tried and tested over many years this tour offers incredible value with new and exciting experiences each day, connecting you to the grass roots of Africa. Following your arrival in the City of Gold, (Johannesburg), your epic journey heads north and includes breath-taking views across a variety of terrain from the bustling towns to the wild animals roaming in Polokwane game Reserve, Matobo National Park and Chobe National Parks. Marvel at the thundering Victoria Falls, glide across the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta and see the endangered African Rhino up close. This 12 day adventure tour allows you to touch and embrace the spirit of Africa, leaving you with a desire to discover more of this diverse continent.

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Starts:Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Group Size: Max 9
  • Rates: 2017 Rates from ZAR 19,200 plus USD 1,230 mandatory Safari Pass per person. 2018 Rates from ZAR 22,825 plus USD 1,410 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure.
  • Single Supplement:Applicable
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2017 Rates from ZAR 19,200 plus USD 1,230 mandatory Safari Pass per person. 2018 Rates from ZAR 22,825 plus USD 1,410 pp mandatory Safari Pass paid on the day of departure.

16 Day Southern Highlights Tour

16 days
We make sure to include known highlights like Kruger Park and Victoria Falls but also venture to places seldom visited, often way off of the beaten track. We explore the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho and meet the Swazi people of this tiny Kingdom. We enjoy game walks and we relax on the beaches of Mozambique. With a multitude of wildlife experiences in South Africa and Zimbabwe this tour brings new excitement with each day
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Starts:Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends:Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Group Size: Max 16
  • Rates: From EUR 2,095.00 pps
  • Single Supplement:EUR 250.00
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From EUR 2,095.00

14 Day Kenya & Uganda with Gorillas Camping Safari

2 Weeks
Mountain gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience. Other highlights of this trip are the memorable countryside of Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa”, and searching for the “big five” in the Masai Mara. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to black and white rhino, flamingo and leopard, while Lake Naivasha harbours large pods of hippos. An express safari from Kenya to Zimbabwe with some of the best Wildlife Reserves in East and Southern Africa.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: 2017 Rates USD 490 pps & 2018 Rates 590 pps
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2017 Rate from ZAR 13,900 pps and Local payment of USD 510 pps plus Gorilla permit from USD 444 pp & 2017 Rates from ZAR 13,900 pps and Local payment of USD 510pp plus Gorilla permit from USD 444pp & 2018 rates from ZAR 15,000 pps and Local payment of USD 500 pps plus Gorilla Trekking Permit (Optional) USD 690 pp

7 Days Discover Uganda Safari

1 week
Discover the best of Uganda with this unique tour! Enjoy the flexibility and personalized service of a small group guided tour with unforgettable primate and wildlife encounters, cultural interactions and overnights in traditional and adventurous safari lodges.

  • Duration:7 Days
  • Starts: Entebbe, Uganda
  • Ends: Entebbe, Uganda
  • Group Size:Min 2 persons
  • Rates:2018 Rates: Low Season from USD 2,018.75 per person sharing / High Season from USD 2,262.50 per person sharing & Gorilla Permit USD 600 per person.
  • Single Room Supplement :Please enquire
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2018 Rates: Low Season from USD 2,018.75 per person sharing / High Season from USD 2,262.50 per person sharing & Gorilla Permit USD 600 per person

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