Africa is synonymous with safaris and the mere word “Africa” immediately conjures up images of great herds of animals moving across the African plains. With rugged landscapes, vast wilderness areas ranging from savannahs to rainforests to deserts, and the legendary Big Five of Africa, an African safari experience fills the senses and is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. On a safari, we follow the rules laid down by nature, a far cry from the stress-filled man-made demands of our modern lives.
Across Southern and East Africa, there is a plethora of different safari experiences. Kenya and Tanzania are famous for the great migrations across the East African plains in the Masai Mara and Serengeti reserves. Rwanda and Uganda offer safaris which track the endangered mountain gorilla. Zambia pioneered the walking safari and together with Zimbabwe offers exciting canoeing safaris on the lower Zambezi River. Botswana’s inland delta, the Okavango, offers unique land and water-based safaris. Namibia’s giant sand dunes are home to animals that have adapted to life in the desert, including the famous desert elephants. South Africa has a plethora of National Parks and private game reserves spanning a wide range of ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of plants, animals and birds. South Africa is also able to offer malaria-free safaris, as many of its game reserves are situated outside of the malarial areas, so it is the perfect destination for a family safari.
Accommodation on an African safari varies from Hemingway-inspired tented camps to traditional stone & thatch safari lodges and from rustic bushcamps to avant garde luxury safari lodges. On most safaris, game drives with a professional game ranger and all meals are included in the cost.
An African safari is an experience of a lifetime and our specialist safari consultants will help you plan the perfect safari.