Our featured safaris are trips planned in advance and expertly guided by Jody Cole. These trips have set schedules and itineraries designed to showcase a particular region of Africa. Jody’s safaris include adventures to the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, treks through Botswana’s delta reeds, rides through the dusty Serengeti plains, and rhino tracking in South Africa. Every trip is unique and showcases the expansive knowledge Jody has acquired during her 15 years of leading trips and over 21 years of going to Africa. Attention to detail and gracious hospitality are hallmarks of all her trips.
Sober, Wild & Free Women's Safari
July 8-18, 2022 New Dates!
Imagine how it must have felt for Beryl Markham, David Livingston or Karen Blixen to set foot on African soil for the first time. That thrill of the unknown and the draw of the very creatures seen only in movies, pictures or our imagination is what still draws new generations to explore the “Dark Continent” known as Africa. You are invited to participate in a safari to South Africa.Read More
Kenya Photo Safari
This safari offers the opportunity to experience and photograph Kenya’s finest wildlife areas. We will visit: Nairobi, Amboseli, Ol Pejeta and the Maasai Mara.Read More
Great Apes and Great Plains
February 21 - March 3, 2022 New Dates!
Being face to face with a mountain gorilla is perhaps one of the most breath-taking wildlife experiences on earth!!! We get so close to these awesome giant primates that you stare at each other blankly not knowing who will break the long silence first. The Serengeti is the most famous wildlife area in the world. More than 4 million animals reside within its ecosystem, including a million and a half wildebeest, a quarter million zebra and tens of thousands of their predators like lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and crocodile.Read More
Zakouma National Park, Chad
A park once ravaged by civil conflict and poaching, Zakouma is one of African Parks real turnaround success stories. There is ample evidence of their conservation efforts being rewarded including a buffalo population that has grown to over 10,000, a thriving elephant population was brought back from the brink of extinction and Zakouma is home to 50% of Africa’s Kordofan Giraffe (three horns!) population. This trip is designed to show you the other, real Africa and is guaranteed to be memorable and “one for the books”. If hot, untamed and untouched is the way you like it-then this is one safari you cannot miss.Read More
All Girl Kilimanjaro Climb
So, you’ve always wanted to go to Africa? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to climb a mountain? Here’s your chance to conquer the world!!! Let’s do both. Join us on this life altering journey to the “Roof of Africa”. Let’s climb Kilimanjaro with a group of amazing women!Read More
Bush to Bay Safari
New 2022 Dates!
We are thrilled to announce a once-in-a-lifetime 11-day birding and wildlife experience with special guest Christian Cooper, the famous Central Park Birder. Your guide Jody Cole will be joined by South African birding specialist Bruce Lawson. AND our co-host is renowned travel writer Ed Salvato.Read More
Kenya Private Flying Safari
Watch as the sun rises and the savanna takes on a rosy hue, the nocturnal game looking for shelter and the plains game celebrate another night of survival. With many places to explore, we will discover the various habitats, along the many rivers, forests and open plains.Read More
Private safaris are especially designed to fulfill your dream trip to Africa.Read More
Create the Adventure of Your Dreams
Private safaris are especially designed to fulfill your dream trip to Africa. We begin by tailoring the trip to your specific travel dates, and then create a customized itinerary based upon your expectations and wishes. Dream big! We excel at creating memorable trips that showcase the best of Africa.
During your trip, Jody Cole serves as your guide and advocate. She personally accompanies you to ensure every aspect of your journey is flawless. You’ll discover the Africa that few people see thanks to her expertise and her unique partnership with local guides. As a guest of Wild Rainbow Safaris, you’ll be treated like family. Every detail is taken care of thanks to Jody’s extensive relationships with various ground operators, camps, and lodges.
We always work with our hand-picked travel partners in Africa, so you’ll be in good hands throughout your journey. We have close working relationships with all of our preferred partners in Africa and can accommodate a variety of requests. Need some ideas to get started planning your private safari? Past guest adventures have centered around hobbies such as photography, birding, horseback riding, canoeing, walking, wine tasting, herbal medicines, and cultural immersion. We can even work around your favorite novels or movies based in Africa! We also customize trips to celebrate a specific milestone such as birthdays or anniversaries.
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“Jody is a talented, wonderful guide that knows exactly how to educate and entertain a group.”
I felt safe and comfortable throughout the entire safari. I particularly enjoyed the scientific explanations by Jody.
“Jody is so knowledgeable, thorough, and detailed orientated. Her experience shone through and put us at ease. All we had to do was show up.”