Kenneth Smith, born in South Africa established Barefoot Safaris in 1992 to fill a niche in the adventure travel market specifically catering for the needs of the more adventurous traveller within the sub-region of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa. Barefoot is a small safari operator, totally committed to eco tourism and conservation with a responsible travel code.


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Why Barefoot Safaris & Adventure Tours?


· We are local.

· We are African.

· We use locally owned and run accommodation.

· We use local produce.

· We support local initiatives such as conservation and schools.

· We believe in ecotourism

· We have a responsible Travel Code

BAREFOOT SAFARIS & Adventure Tours

Discover the Africa of your dreams on a Barefoot Safaris Adventure

BAREFOOT SAFARIS & Adventure Tours

Barefoot Safaris is a Member of the Malawi Tourism Association

Barefoot Safaris is an independent Safari Operator specializing in small group safaris for families and individuals as well as offering safaris for larger groups. Ken Smith, has been in the tourism industry since 1992 when he founded Barefoot Safaris has a great love for the African bush as well as Africa's wildlife and natural heritage.


Barefoot Safaris is an owner run company, and we pride ourselves on offering efficient, friendly and professional service for our guests, with flexible itineraries and excellent rates. Allow us to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of Africa with you.


What we offer:


Our aim is to share our knowledge and love of this wonderful continent. Our Safaris take you to the real Africa, giving you the opportunity to feel, touch and smell Africa.


We offer complete, tailor-made services throughout southern Africa including logistics, sightseeing and accommodation both in our lodge B& B and third party properties. Our dedicated team with 22 years’ experience of designing perfect safaris works with you directly to design a journey that suits your budget. No other agents involved.


Whether travelling as a couple, a family or on your own and to satisfy individual needs, our  accommodation/safaris range from high-end luxury to more affordable options.


Our Safaris will take you  to Africa’s best wildlife areas  offering seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. Our safaris cover many habitats, allowing for an incredibly diverse and balanced all round experience, whether in the savannah, the rainforest, the desert or the ocean.


For suggested safaris and typical costs see Our Trips & Prices












Established 1992









Barefoot Photo Album


Website designed and maintained by Nathan Dixey

Last updated 15th January 2017

All Photographs © Nathan Dixey & Ken Smith 2017

Barefoot Safaris & Adventure Tours offers small group, bespoke Safaris from as little as US $1,800 per person to Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa & Swaziland & Zimbabwe

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