Africa

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African Wildlife Safaris

Travel to Africa on Safari with African Wildlife Safaris. An African safari is one of the most exciting and rewarding holidays you could ever experience.

Discover the real spirit of Africa on our personalised, tailor made African safaris and tours, from up-close encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife to authentic cultural experiences.

The sheer abundance of animals will take your breath away, as well as the variety of species and the ease of viewing them. In addition to the famous gameviewing locations such as the Masai Mara in Kenya, the Serengeti in Tanzania, Kruger National Park in South Africa, and the Okavango in Botswana, we also have intimate knowledge of some of the lesser known locations where incredible wildlife viewing can be experienced.

At the same time the continent has even more to offer: dramatic landscapes, colourful tribes, interesting cultures, and a wide range of outdoor adventures. From Morocco to Madagascar, Cairo to Cape Town, we offer a range of fabulous African safaris, tours and beach holidays.

There are also a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from. Whether you are looking for an experience staying in modest bush camps and lodges, or are wishing to travel in total luxury staying at exclusive premier tented camps located in the heart of prime game viewing locations, we have the expert advice to create the safari experience you are looking for.

We understand that every traveller is different, so we tailor our Africa safaris and tours to suit your requirements. You choose where and when you want to go, where you want to stay, and our experienced Africa staff will custom design an itinerary to suit your specific style, interests and budget. We also offer one or two escorted set-departures every year for those travellers who prefer to travel in a group.

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Our Recommended

Countries for safaris & holidays in Africa

Botswana

Experience the diversity of a Botswana safari, from the Kalahari to the beautiful Okavango Delta wetlands...

Egypt

Sail the iconic Nile River and spend an evening watching the sun set by the grand Pyramids of Giza...

Ethiopia

Broaden your travel to Africa by visiting historical and cultural Ethiopia with a civilisation dating back thousands...

Kenya

Safari in wildlife-rich parks such as the Masai Mara and visit the tribal lands of the Samburu people...

Madagascar

Visit the world’s fourth largest island, a strange and exotic land ringed by golden beaches and palm trees...

Malawi

The land-locked country of Malawi is dominated by the Rift Valley and the astonishing expanse of Lake Malawi...

Mauritius

Experience a tropical island paradise of unspoiled white sandy beaches that give way to a warm turquoise sea...

Morocco

Explore Morocco, land of mystery and romance, offers a profusion of historical, cultural and scenic splendours...

Mozambique

Relax on tropical islands, rimmed by sandy beaches and coral reefs, set in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean…

Namibia

Discover Namibia's sand dunes and deserts, unique animals, nomadic tribes people and spectacular coast...

Rwanda

Discover the breathtaking experience of viewing mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural...

Seychelles

The sovereign African nation of Seychelles is heaven for snorkellers, scuba divers and bird-watchers as well as a hideaway for honeymooners.

South Africa

Search for big game in Kruger National Park, take a luxury rail journey or enjoy a gourmet experience in the Cape...

Tanzania

Take a safari to the savannas of the Serengeti with its herds of wildlife, or trek to the top of Kilimanjaro...

Uganda

Uganda is a country of snow-capped mountains, dense rainforests where gorillas and other primates roam free...

Zambia

Walk with wildlife in Zambia's Luangwa Valley National Park, marvel at Victoria Falls, explore the Lower Zambezi...

Zimbabwe

Canoe in Zimbabwe‘s Mana Pools whilst elephants feed just metres away and visit the awesome Victoria Falls...

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Best places to go in Africa

What are the best places to visit in Africa? What are the best things to do in Africa? When is the best month to travel to Africa? We are here to help, be inspired with our range of recommended Africa Safaris & Tours across our range of destinations including Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and Tanzania. This information provides a good starting point in planning your African adventure and has been chosen by our expert staff.

Wilderness Premier Okavango Safari

Wilderness Safaris Luxury Camps

Dedicated to sharing Africa’s wildest places with guests in a responsible manner, Wilderness Safaris operates on 2.6 million hectares of southern Africa’s best wildlife parks and reserves, using only camps that are designed to be as eco-friendly as possible, in some of the world’s best wilderness and wildlife locations. For more information, please view the following destination pages: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Rovos Rail

Luxury Rail Journeys with Rovos Rail

Travel Agatha Christie style on opulent Rovos Rail which easily rivals the Orient Express. Re-live history and step back in time to the romantic days of pre-war rail travel with luxurious suites, lavish period decor and an elegant Victorian dining car. Journey from the historic railway station in Pretoria to beautiful Cape Town, or travel north to the renowned Victoria Falls. For details please view the following destination page: South Africa.

Kruger - Sabi Sand Private Reserves South Africa Safaris

South Africa – Legendary Kruger Safari

For the ultimate wildlife experience there is little to rival South Africa’s Kruger National Park and its surrounding exclusive private game reserves. Offering an unrivalled opportunity to view Africa’s famous “Big 5” as well as wild dog, cheetah, and herds of plains game, famous lodges include Mala Mala, Sabi Sabi, Singita, and Londolozi. For more information, please view the following destination page: South Africa.

Kenya At a Glance

Kenya Safari – Masai Mara

The famous Masai Mara encompasses both a national reserve and a Maasai tribal area on Kenya’s south west border with Tanzania. It is considered to offer the best game viewing in Kenya due to its abundant species of birds and animals including grazers such as zebra, giraffe and elephant, as well as predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah. For more information, please view the following destination page: Kenya.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

South Africa – Grootbos Private Reserve

The award winning Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers 5 star luxury accommodation overlooking the Cape’s famous Walker Bay where up to 160 Southern Right whales make their home between June and December. It is possible to see the “Marine Big 5” – whales, great white sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins – all in one day. For more information, please view the following destination page: South Africa.

Rwanda Gorillas

Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Trekking

An encounter with a family of mountain gorillas in the mountainous forests of Rwanda or Uganda is without doubt one of the world’s most inspiring wildlife experiences. These endangered primates live in the cool, mist-swathed forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, or in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. For more information, please view the following destination pages: Rwanda and Uganda.

Luangwa with Norman Carr Safaris

Zambia – Norman Carr Safaris

Norman Carr Safaris operate 3 permanent lodges; Kapani, Mchenja and Chinzombo Camp, as well as 3 seasonal bush camps. Combine Kapani or Mchenja with one of the bush camps, or immerse yourself in the wilderness, travelling on foot from one bushcamp to the next. Activities include day and night gameviewing by 4WD and walking safaris. For details, please view the following destination page:Zambia.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are on the Zambezi River, and border the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also called Mosi-oa-Tunya (The Smoke that Thunders) the falls plummet 108 metres over a width of nearly 2 kilometres into the deep gorge below and are considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the world. For details, please view the following destination pages: Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Zimbabwe Canoeing and Walking

Canoeing the Zambezi River

Experience the adventure of canoeing down the mighty Zambezi River through some of Africa’s most beautiful wilderness. Imagine the thrill as your canoe passes close to a herd of elephants drinking and bathing in the river, or a pod of hippo wallowing in the shallows. No method of travel could bring you closer to the beauty of the African bush. For details, please view the following destination page: Zimbabwe.

Mauritius

A jewel in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the tropical island paradise of Mauritius is both an exotic holiday destination and an ideal stopover en route to Africa. Dramatic volcanic mountains form the centre of the island, whilst most of the spectacular coastline is protected by a coral reef, and white sandy beaches give way to a warm torqiuse sea. For details, please view the following destination page: Mauritius.

Serengeti and Beyond

Tanzania – Serengeti Migration

The unique Serengeti ecosystem is world famous for its spectacular scenery and wildlife. It covers 30,000 square kms and is the arena for the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. Every year over 1.5 million wildebeest, 250,000 zebra and 400,000 Thomson’s gazelles migrate across these “endless plains” as they have done for millennia. For details, please view the following destination page: Tanzania.

Egypt

Step back in time and explore the cultural treasures, rich history and spectacular desert landscapes of Egypt.A curious mix of old and new, Egypt offers fascinating historic sites, exotic culture, colourful souks, tantalising cuisine, a sunny climate and gorgeous beaches.
For more information, please view the following destination page: Egypt

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Africa Overview

What are the best places to visit in Africa? Exploring the waterways of the Okavango Delta, Bushmen of the Kalahari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Kenya, exploring the Serengeti, the great wildebeest and zebra migration in Tanzania, the world’s most magnificent ancient monuments in Egypt, the unique landscape and animals in the deserts of Namibia and the Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda.

What are the best things to do in Africa? Stunning safari drives, walking safaris, Mokoro excursions and cultural experiences.

When is the best month to travel to Africa? Generally the best time to Travel to Africa is during the dry season (May-Oct), but game can be seen year-round in many parts.

Is it dangerous to travel to Africa? Africa is a huge continent with many countries and some are considered dangerous. Generally the Southern and East African countries are safe and peaceful such as Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. These are also the best countries to visit for seeing incredible wildlife and scenery. For more information, please contact one of our specialists.

Are African Safaris Dangerous? African safaris can be exhilarating. Getting up close to animals in the wild is and experience like no other. Most African safaris are conducted in 4WD Land Rovers or Land Cruisers and therefore generally very safe. Some safaris can be done on foot or by Mokoro (traditional canoe) and this can create a higher level of risk however these tours are still considered safe as most animals keep there distant from humans. Guides can also carry rifles to be used as a last resort.

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