It’s one of the most universal travelling dreams among all people, in all walks of life - to encounter wild animals in their natural environment, where human steps tready lightly, and animals live freely. Dive into the unknown on African safari holidays and you’ll experience moments that will stay with you forever – from witnessing wildebeest migrating across the land to spotting flamingos frolicking
in the water – Africa is a diverse wonderland full of animal encounters, incredible landscapes and serious adventure. Whether in Southern Africa or East, the continent is full of life and seeing every majestic animal in its own habitat is a marvellous reminder of the immense planet we live in and the beautiful creatures we share it with. Whether you’re a single traveller, couple or family, we can help tailor the exact African safari to suit you, to ensure your wildest dreams come to life.
What can I find on African safari holidays that I won't find elsewhere ?
Africa is undoubtedly the land of the safari, where animals roam freely in the middle of arid savannah, where meadows hide a hidden world of creatures big and small and where rainforests give life to a whole ecosystem of plants, trees and living things. Embark on an African safari holiday and you can expect to witness the natural world in all of its wonderful colour. There are multiple destinations to choose from when deciding where to go on your safari trip, each with its own personality and spectacular parks to discover; South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia are just some of the most renowned and in all of them live ‘The Big Five’ – Africa lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos.
Who is an African safari best for ?
An easier question would be who isn’t an African safari for? It’s for anyone who’s ever dreamed of seeing wildlife up close and personal, roaming free in their own habitat. It’s for anyone who’s watched a nature documentary and wished they were the person witnessing first-hand the amazing sights of the savannah. It’s for anyone looking for adventure of a different kind, who’s hungry to get out of their comfort zone, pull on a pair of hiking boots and discover something new.
The best ways to discover an African safari
There are many different ways to experience an African safari and whether you want to combine two destinations in one holiday to get the most out of every minute, or you’d prefer to go deep into the wild and focus on just one park, the choice is yours. A private game reserve offers a more solitary experience where rangers aren’t restricted to roads or national park hours, so you’ll have the freedom to roam into the night (with a guide, of course) if you dare. National parks tend to be bigger, with more crowds but arguably more chance to spot some of the best wildlife imaginable. Visit any one of the classic reservations like Kruger Park, the Serengeti or Masai Mara for an unforgettable experience. Opt for a guided 4x4 tour to gain an expert insight into your surroundings and to find out about the personalities of the animals that live on the plains, or make your own way through the landscape and go for a self-drive tour, where you’ll be able to set the pace and call any natural discoveries your own. The options for where to stay during your safari are as varied as they are amazing; from luxury tree lodges in Tanzania complete with outdoor showers and windows that open out to the lush forest, to back-to-basics campsites in Kenya where only a canvas sheet is between you and an abundance of wildlife. Wherever you lay your head, just remember to look up, breathe in the African air and enjoy the crystal clear skies. We’re here to help you design every aspect of your dream safari, so all you have to worry about is what to pack.
Special things to do on an African safari
If Johannesburg is your base while you tour South Africa, restore a sense of calm and visit The Satyagraha House where Ghandi lived for a short time. A peaceful, meditative atmosphere rests within the four walls of the modest building, which is a guest house and museum. Satyagraha is a Sanskrit phrase coined by Ghandi meaning 'persistent truth' and you can immerse yourself into the essense of the man and the history of the country for a moment of calm before heading back out into the wild for your next big adventure.
Move aside Meryl Streep and Robert Redford – you can live out your own epic love story, Out of Africa style, with an African safari honeymoon. Stay in a canvas lodge in the savannah and enjoy all the luxuries it affords, from candlelit dining with a butler at your service to outdoor bathtubs carved from your room and floor-to-ceiling windows to spot animals ambling to the nearest watering hole.