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Self Drive Safari Specialists

Cross Africa is an operator specializing in private independently organized safaris.

Experience Africa As a Traveler

We provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for travelers visiting Africa, all the while leaving a positive impact as passionate explorers and respectful guests.

The Cross Africa and Co. mission is to create an intimate experience of quality, rather than quantity. We find that self drive safaris with a guide bridges the gap between mass tourism trips and fully independent travel, you get the best of both worlds.

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With Our Team of Experts

Each trip is personally led by Matt Crosser, who acts as the group’s director and cultural liason. With more than 18 years of experience living, visiting and working in the region, Matt is uniquely positioned to research and plan these excursions to ensure the travelers embark on and experience an unforgettable trip.

Cross Africa’s partners are highly knowledgeable about the destinations’ varying regional cultures. Local guides will allow travelers to learn about the cultural complexities of our stops and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cross Africa & Co.’s mission?

Cross Africa & Co.’s mission is to develop intimate, educational safari trips for travelers seeking the adventure of a lifetime.

Which countries does Cross Africa & Co. travel to?

We travel to the Eastern and Southern regions of the African continent: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, and South Africa.

How long have you been providing these trips to Africa?

Matt Crosser has been organizing trips for his friends for about 15 years. He decided to formally create Cross Africa & Co. to streamline the process for interested travelers.

What do you offer that other travel services do not?

We value the quality of an experience over the quantity of places in a short amount of time. This means that we explore the terrain with self-drive safari vehicles, rather than packing as many people as we can into a small vehicle that zips through stops as fast as possible.

We also take pride in providing luxurious nights to our adventurous days- the 4-star lodges we will stay in are comfortable, with wifi, plenty of outlets, and fully stocked bars with fine dining.

What is a self-drive safari?

A self-drive safari is an active participant experience that allows travelers to personalize their activities. Travelers can stop for pictures when they want to and venture out to find the route, instead of receiving a general tour from other safari operators.

Does Africa & Co. support sustainable tourism?

We respect all local people’s cultures and privacy and believe in sustainable traveling. We enter areas with respect for the wildlife, as well conduct ourselves as cultural ambassadors.

How many spots are available in the group?

The 2019 trip is limited to 10 spots. All ages are welcome

Who is responsible for paying the airfare?

Travellers are responsible for covering their own airfare to Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, Namibia and the return back from Cape Town International Airport.

How much money should I bring?

We would recommend bringing about $200-$300 in smaller denominations. US dollars (USD) are widely accepted at our stops in Africa, and ATMS are also available at most spots. Smaller denominations can be easily exchanged in rural areas.

What will the climate be like?

It is the winter season in July in Southern Africa, expect pleasant days but brisk nights. July is also the wettest month of the year, with about an average of 100 mm of rain.
Average temperature: 13°C / 55°F
Average low temperature: 7°C / 45°F
Average high temperature: 17°C / 63°F