After gaining degrees in Geography and Environmental Consultancy, founder Jamie Pallin was inspired to create a client-focussed travel company that would put a love of daring travel at its heart.
It was ultimately a year spent travelling around Africa (from Morocco to Cape Town, 24 countries in total) that encouraged him to act on this ambition. After working for 11 years in the industry and accruing a wealth of personal experience, he launched the company in December 2017. Hide & Seek was born out of a passion for adventure and discovery, and a wish to share these experiences with others.
“Travel for me is about that total immersive experience; new sounds, scents, ecosystems, cultures, food… Far from being quenched, that thirst for travel has only grown through time.”
This is not a standard travel company, Hide & Seek specialise in offering immersive frontier experiences, all within outstanding locations and in truly unique properties. Using our industry expertise, extensive research, and a global network of partners, we create exceptional travel packages tailored to your specific desires.
Our company is both passionate and compassionate, combining a love of travel with a steadfast belief in the importance of thoughtful and attentive customer service.
Currently, our focus is East and Southern Africa, as well as the Indian Ocean; in time as the company and our talented team grows we aim to offer many other destinations around the world.
Our clients have a wide range of backgrounds, but they share one thing in common: they are travellers looking for singular adventures they won’t forget.
Hide & Seek owes its name to a passion for escape and discovery. The properties we endorse are secluded and off-the-grid, located away from the crowds in places of exceptional natural beauty.
The Hide & Seek team are highly experienced travellers with a shared belief in client-oriented service. All the properties we endorse are personally vetted by our team members, who lend their discerning eye to ensure each meets high standards of accommodation, facilities, service, food, guiding and location. We pride ourselves on this first-hand knowledge of each destination and are truly passionate about each of the destinations we offer.
We are dedicated to providing our clients with itineraries individualised to their preferences. How do we do this? By taking the time to talk through your travel history, travel aspirations, and the practicalities of budget and time, we’ll use these personal insights to establish and fine-tune a personalised itinerary that leaves no detail overlooked. We are creatively minded in our approach, and open to a world of possibilities.
Our mission is to elevate the bar set by other travel companies, offering a level of guidance that can only come from years of first-hand experience.
We aim to grow organically through repeat and referral business, and that means our clients’ satisfaction is our highest priority. Our emphasis is on your experience, not our profit margin.
Hide & Seek is committed to supporting sustainable businesses which have minimal impact on their environment. As we grow, we will invest in philanthropic causes across the destinations we offer. We are dedicated to making a difference!
We'll save you time
We'll save you time
Planning everything yourself can be a daunting and time-consuming venture. We take care of every little detail, freeing up your time to enjoy the more important things in life!
By drawing upon extensive research, years of industry experience, and a network of partners we handpick the destinations best suited to you. Every one of our recommended properties has been quality-assured, so you can rest easy knowing that your holiday is in trusted hands.
We carefully plan every aspect of your itinerary, from start to finish. This attention to detail means you can have absolute confidence that your holiday is tailored to your personal preferences.
No extra charges
No extra charges
As a tour operator we have access to more competitive rates than the general public, and there are no hidden charges. We love what we do, and take pleasure in providing great customer service.
Rather than paying a range of foreign hotels, guest houses, airlines, ferry companies and taxi firms, booking a holiday through Hide & Seek means paying just one price. Hide & Seek is both ABTOT bonded and ATOL protected.
We are always
here for you
We are always
here for you
We understand the value of great customer service and strive to provide you with only the very best – we’re happiest when our clients are happy.
What People Say
The personalised service provided was far beyond my expectations. A three week trip visiting four countries in Africa, multiple game reserves, wineries and much, much more was flawless. While a close encounter with a leopard and her cubs…
We got in touch after hearing about Hide & Seek from a friend. Have to say hats off to Jamie, he was so patient throughout, even through our indecisiveness! Ultimately we ended up with the most incredible holiday of our lives. Thank you again, we will be back!!
Thank you for arranging our Safari holiday in Kenya and Tanzania for us. It was to celebrate our 40th. Wedding anniversary which was on July 1st. 2018, and through your arrangements, we have had a holiday that we will never forget...
Margaret and Stephen
Thanks so much for a truly unforgettable once in a life time holiday. Hopefully we will be in touch again soon!
Nick and Sarah
Spot on in terms of itinerary . We not disappointed by any of the suggestions and had the best holiday ever! Thank you!
Jamie was very helpful throughout the booking process and recommended the perfect holiday. There was nothing we would change having now been out to Tanzania. I would highly recommend Hide & Seek to friends and relatives.
Jamie was excellent. Once I described what we wanted I knew he would come up with the business. ..and he did!!! 5 stars
We spoke to numerous travel agents over the period we looked at booking our honeymoon and only hide and seek gave me the confidence I was looking for. Really pleased with our decision.
Glen and Amanda Crawford
Hide and seek dealt with our last minute travel plans extremely well. Obviously, our accommodations shifted as availability diminished but ultimately they came up with a vacation that we will never forget.
Bob & Jen