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Jamie is the founder and director of Hide and Seek Travel.  After studying for a BSc in Geography at Aberdeen University and an MSc in Environmental Consultancy at Newcastle University, Jamie took a year out exploring Africa, where his passion for the continent began. With a travel bug far from quenched, a 12 year career in travel consultancy followed working in two small, independent and award-winning companies. During this time he not only gained a wealth of on the ground experience in East and Southern Africa, but also continued to be inspired to uncover and share the immersive opportunities the world has to offer.

After years of experience in setting up bespoke travel itineraries for clients and making numerous research trips to Africa (and beyond?), Jamie knows the impact a great journey can have. Driven by this belief, he launched Hide and Seek in 2017, with the ambition of creating a company that puts both a love of daring travel, and the pursuit of unique and rich experiences at its heart.

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FROM USD $10,731 PP

The Rwandan Wilderness Safari

This luxury 5 night Rwanda itinerary offers both the opportunity for a gorilla trek as well as a safari in Akagera National Park.

FROM USD $4,538 PP

Sanctuary’s Savannah & The Mist

A 7 night Sanctuary Kenya and Uganda itinerary, incorporating a safari in the Masai Mara together with a gorilla trek in Bwindi

FROM USD $6,100 PP

Nomadic Tanzania

An 8 night Tanzania safari itinerary visiting the best of the northern circuit together with a selection of incredible properties

My Favourite Destinations

Volcanoes National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mana Pools National Park

Selous Game Reserve / Nyerere National Park

The Serengeti

La Digue Island

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…

    Chris Hutchens

  • 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!!

    Amy Williams

  • 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!

    David Glen

  • 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.

    Amit Roy

  • Jamie was excellent. Once I described what we wanted I knew he would come up with the business. ..and he did!!! 5 stars

    Jessica Harvard

  • 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


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