About Us

What We Do

Planning a safari from scratch can be a hugely confusing and complex process. That's why we make sure we take the time to listen to you to truly understand what you’re looking for. We then use our firsthand knowledge and extensive networks throughout Africa to create epic adventures, designed especially for you.

You’ll experience our uncompromised standards of sustainability and service - from handpicked lodges and camps through to dedicated support along your whole journey. Most importantly, you'll experience an unparalleled standard of guiding - focused on making the most of every minute.

From the moment we first spoke to the Bonamy team we felt they listened to our dreams and aspirations... - Fiona & John

Our Story

Bonamy was born out of a deep love and respect for Africa. Our ambition is to connect more people to Africa today, so we can conserve its wonder for future generations to come.

We are two childhood friends who have lived Africa firsthand - Toby as a professional guide for over 10 years, and James as a travel specialist and operational guru. Together we have the expert knowledge and experience to design phenomenal trips that are more impactful to you and to Africa.

We found Bonamy to not only be the most knowledgeable travel agent we've spoken to, but one that genuinely cares about ensuring you get the perfect experience... - Jordan & Marc

Toby Pheasant

Toby first visited Africa at the tender age of four when he accompanied his family on their first of several safari holidays. From that moment on Toby’s love affair with Africa’s nature and wildlife grew and grew. When he was eight years old he boldly declared that he would one day be a safari guide, a dream that he realised after graduating.

Having spent much of the last 10 years in the bush, Toby is Bonamy's safari thoroughbred and has developed a deep and intricate knowledge of Africa. With very high standards, an uncanny nose for quality, and a love and respect for Africa that couldn't be purer, he brings a refreshing but authentic approach to safari planning.

James Handley

Born and bred in the South of England, James is Bonamy’s intrepid traveller. When not honing his skills in London over the last decade, he spent much of his time on self-planned expeditions and adventures to some of the world's wildest places - from remote Patagonian mountain passes to hitchhiking across Kyrgyzstan, to standing on the Roof of Africa.

Its through these adventures that he has developed his superb ability to plan journeys with unerring accuracy and attention to detail, whilst still retaining the care as if they were his own.

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Our Purpose


By taking the time to properly listen to you, we design unique and personalised itineraries that combine your dreams with our first-hand knowledge of Africa.

We know that it’s the all-important finer details that have the power to turn your time away into a memory that will last a lifetime. We always go that extra mile to make sure you have the best experience possible.


The protection of Africa’s stunning wildlife, people and habitats is at the heart of everything we do. We only ever work with suppliers that share our core values of respect and care, and who like us are dedicated to conserving the environment for future generations.

Thanks to you, our guests, we are now incredibly proud supporters of African Parks and Waves for Change:


Your personal and financial security is of paramount importance. We have handpicked transfer companies, lodges, tour operators and airlines to ensure you are in the safest hands.

We are also ATOL protected and members of the Travel Trust Association, giving you peace of mind that you are fully financially protected every step of the way:

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