WHAT people say

Leopard in black and white

New York


We had such an amazing, adventurous, and stress free honeymoon all thanks to Rachel & Phil West!

Shir and I contacted other travel agents to plan our South Africa Safari, there was a lot of back and forth and those itineraries never seemed to click. Shir spoke to Rachel for 45 minutes and she completely got us. She knew all the right questions to ask. We booked the first itinerary she gave us, which was crazy considering how much back and forth we were used to.

Before our big trip Rachel checked up on us. She made sure we booked the right flights, which I did not, and helped me to change it.

The whole trip was amazing. After planning a big wedding it was nice to go on vacation where everything was pre planned for you.It was the perfect start to our life!

colorful bird on a branch

New York


Phil and Rachel did an incredible job planning our honeymoon. We booked our honeymoon pretty last minute and kept changing our mind on location and dates (we thought Rachel would want to kill us!) but Rachel was both incredibly patient and flexible. Phil and Rachel tailored our itinerary to our specific interests and desires. From the very start of our conversations, it was so apparent that they both do this because they are truly passionate about safaris and genuinely want people to have the most amazing time. No request was too big or small. From the little questions to the last minute changes, we always felt like Phil and Rachel were there guiding us through it all.

If you allow them to book your trip, there is no way you will regret it. It is sure to surpass even the highest of expectations. Phil and Rachel assured that everything was taken care of and that we wanted for nothing. They opened their home to us in more ways than one. We are so grateful to both Phil and Rachel for giving us a tour of paradise. It will be a trip that will forever remain near and dear to our hearts, as will they. We look forward to the opportunity to plan future trips with them.

Lion on the plains of Africa



Rachel and Phil planned the most incredible honeymoon for us! My husband and I are extremely indecisive and while we knew we wanted to go on a Safari for our honeymoon, we couldn’t decide which country to visit and what other adventures to add on to our 3-week romantic adventure. Rachel and Phil offer a unique perspective as Phil is a Safari guide, Rachel grew up in the U.S., and they currently reside in Kenya. It was comforting that they both fully understood exactly what we were looking for and were really patient with us while we finalized the details of our trip.

Rachel and Phil truly got to know us throughout the planning and created the perfect itinerary for my husband I. We also feel lucky to have found great friends in them through the process! Looking forward to having Rachel and Phil plan our next Safari adventure!

Hippo sunrise



If you want to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip that you will remember forever, you should go on a safari with Phil West. All thanks to Phil and Rachel, our trip was even more incredible that we could have ever hoped for – right in the heart of the Masai Mara in Kenya where we got to see the most magical wildlife including the great migration, lions and more lions, cheetahs, baby giraffes, elephants, hippos, hyenas, baboons, zebras, jackals, mongoose, buffalo and more. Then a totally different experience with two different camps in Botswana. Seriously we wouldn’t have changed a thing and we’d highly recommend Phil West Safaris!

how to plan a honeymoon safari



Thank you, Rachel and Phil, for planning our honeymoon of a lifetime! Your excellent, knowledgeable and thoughtful planning created a trip that was full of exceptional wildlife experiences, hospitality and memories. Throughout our visit to four amazing camps, every detail was handled perfectly – from our outstanding guides, to precise and seamless travel between camps, to beautiful accommodations, excellent cuisine and outstanding service. And all planned on short notice.Thank you for checking in with us through the trip and being available if we had needed anything (which we did not). We look forward to planning our next trip with you! Thank you again.

Elephants walking in their herd

New York


Rachel and Phil planned our dream honeymoon. We told them our budget and they were able to curate the most outstanding adventure of a lifetime. Rachel was always available to us regardless of time zone. From personal airport escorts, to sunrise riverside breakfasts with hippos, educational and heartwarming visits with the team and baby elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and the Samburu village, not one moment was was without wonder and amazement.

Lion mama with cub photo by Phil West

San Francisco


We just came back from a honeymoon planned for us by Phil and Rachel West. It was nothing short of a dream come true! We were married in wine country California over the weekend, and by the following Wednesday, we were enjoying all that the bush has to offer! We found the real perk of a honeymoon planned by these guys is that, while we had an entire wedding to plan, we didn’t have to plan *a thing* for the honeymoon.

We showed up at the San Francisco airport, and the rest of the adventure was finely crafted by them,

Rwanda by Phil West Safaris



So amazing! Friends recommended Phil and Rachel for our safari and they did not disappoint…Rachel responded so quickly to any and all questions. I knew we were in great hands. All of our transfers and camps were amazing…highly recommend putting your trust in them to plan your dream trip! We had 9 days and felt they worked in everything so well! Especially loved Entamano Nomad camp, which provided a cool tented vibe with all luxury necessities right above the gorgeous crater! We were warmly welcomed everywhere (from airport transfers, etc.) Don’t hesitate, go go go!

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