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For over two decades Lara MacDonald, a well-connected and talented travel planner with an outstanding reputation, has been letting her imagination run wild. She is passionate about travel – to Africa in particular – and she has a very special knack for using her creativity and her in depth knowledge of Africa and the continent’s safari industry to design bespoke, once-in-a-lifetime journeys that exceed her clients’ expectations.

While Lara has focussed on Africa for the past few years, her expertise spans destinations around the globe. After studying Spanish at Edinburgh University, Lara lived and worked in Nicaragua and Ecuador, and has traveled extensively both solo and as a family. For clients Lara has organised holidays that range from diving in the Galapagos and walking safaris in Zambia to expedition cruises in Antarctica, honeymoons on quiet islands in South East Asia, luxurious villa-stays in Sri Lanka, and romantic weekend breaks along the Amalfi coast.

Over the years many of Lara’s clients have chosen to trust her time and again with their travel plans. They take comfort from knowing that even the smallest of details will be taken care of and experience sheer delight from the itineraries that Lara she so masterfully weaves together.

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My Favourite Destinations

Okavango Delta & Moremi Game Reserve

South Luangwa National Park

Laikipia Plateau

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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