Africa with ORYX
ORYX the company was conceived after Marius Coetzee and Adam Riley converted a thought, a dream, into reality. Founded in South Africa, ORYX has been in the business of delivering outstanding photo safari experiences to our guests for the past 10 years – transforming our guest’s dreams into experiences that will remain with them in abstract form as memories, and also in many cases as digital ones in the form of millions of pixels depicting a moment in time as displayed on a screen or as a print. The ORYX way is to make sure both these versions are as exceptional as possible. We have a strong footing as a safari DMC in Africa, and this region forms a major component of our business.
Our office team has amassed over a century of experience in the travel industry, and we are using the collective lessons learned both individually and as a company since we opened ORYX’s doors a decade ago to move forward, stronger and wiser. The effects of Coronavirus pandemic have been catastrophic, and it is safe to say that the world will never be quite the same from this point on. One thing at ORYX that we will strive to maintain unchanged is our relentless desire to deliver a world-class photo safari experience to our guests. Four months ago, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) asked its Members, the tourism sector and tourists themselves for patience. To stay at home for today so we could travel again tomorrow. Tomorrow is now here. To paraphrase an oft used quote – it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most adaptable to change – ORYX prides itself on its dynamism and adaptability, and we are ready to offer you, our esteemed client, our world-class photo safaris as global travel restarts.
We look forward to welcoming you on an ORYX safari!
Marius Coetzee, Adam Riley
and The ORYX Team
Our Promise to You
ORYX endeavors to offer you the absolute best experience not only during, but also pre and post your holiday. Using our hard-won luxury safari knowledge, we will help craft the perfect vacation for you, from start to finish.
We cherry pick the services we offer to each client relative to their needs, making sure that guests have a seamless experience that not only satisfies their holiday desires but exceeds their expectations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is driving demand for experiences that are private and away from crowds in areas that are exclusive (and often remote). More than ever, luxury travel is utilizing charter flights, private-use camps, villas and vehicles with an attendant private guide to ensure comfort and safety while delivering an exclusive, superlative experience. This is something ORYX specializes in, and we are poised to offer this to all guests using our key ground teams throughout Africa.
- Reservations for lodges and hotels
- Destination management
- Private guiding for VIP guests
- Private jet travel
- Exclusive safaris for mixed, women’s only and men’s only groups
Reservations for lodges and hotels
ORYX is able to provide a reservation service for our travel-trade partners with competitive rates and fast turnaround times (24 hours wherever possible). We are constantly working on our product knowledge and strive to assist our travel-trade partners with informed, high-end products that meet the demands of our most exacting guests.
ORYX manages guests on safaris arranged on behalf of our travel-trade partners and customized to their requirements from start to finish. We offer our travel-trade partners a range of pertinent material relative to their booking, and have a dedicated support crew available to assist guests on safari at the drop of a hat.
Private guiding for VIP guests
We offer private guiding services for VIP guests from start to finish of their photo safari, ensuring a high-class holiday that functions seamlessly throughout. Our guides are on hand to direct all aspects of a guest’s experience, from hosting and offering advice on game drives through to professional photographic tuition for those who wish. Not only are our private guides at guests’ beck and call at all times, they work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth operation of the trip.
Private jet travel
We are able to the offer luxurious, chartered airplane travel for VIP guests based on meticulously planned itineraries using an experienced, skilled flight team for whom guest safety and comfort is paramount.
- Pilatus PC12
- Nextant 400XT
- LearJet 45 Jet
- King Air 200
- Citation Mustang Jet
Exclusive safaris for mixed, women’s only and men’s only groups
With our highly skilled team of tour leaders comprising both men and women, we are able to offer safaris for mixed groups (for example family, friends and business groups), exclusive women’s only, and exclusive men’s only groups.
Serving Your Travel Company
ORYX is committed to providing the highest level of service to our travel-trade partners, both current and new. We have a well-established network of suppliers and reputable products across Africa, and our dedicated team is highly motivated to deliver the best experience for your guests.
Please feel free to contact us today – we would love to assist you with your destination or service enquiries.