A classic, luxury safari holiday in the wilderness game reserves of East and Southern Africa is an unbeatable experience you’ll want to savour again and again. Whether a wildlife-only trip or combined with a beach or city extension, the thrill of getting close to majestic big cats, elephants, buffalo, rhino, hippos, giraffes and birdlife on a luxury safari forges a lifetime connection to nature.
Luxury safari lodges abound across this diverse continent, from the watery wonderland of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the saltpans and sand dunes of Namibia and the great nature reserves of South Africa. Smaller, family-run camps in Rwanda offer outstanding opportunities to see wild gorillas; Zambia safaris include the option of cruising the Chobe River, whose banks boast one of the densest wildlife populations in all Africa, while a safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti can be rounded off with a restful beach break in Zanzibar.
There are also exciting walking safaris available in several of these destinations, including Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar, which enable you to get even closer to the animals you’re interested in. To get an idea of what it’s possible to do, read our round-up of the best African safaris.
There are plenty of wildlife holidays available in other countries including India, Australia and the Galapagos but if you’re after the quintessential safari experience and the chance to see wildlife roaming the savannah, speak to our specialists, who can tell you what to see where, when and how.
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Namibia is home to extremes in both the scenery and wildlife. Despite the rugged, harsh terrain, animals still thrives. Whether in Etosha National Park, on a game drive or walking tour in the wilderness you will not regret an incredible wildlife safari to this special country.
Renowned for its abundance of wildlife, South Africa is the ideal destination to experience a Safari holiday like no other. Go in search of the Big Five at any one of the spectacular national parks and game reserves, including Kruger, Sabi Sand and Phinda.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover India’s iconic wildlife, particularly the legendary Bengal tiger. Our wildlife safaris will show you a side of India that most humans never see.
Safaris are essential travel experiences for most people with a passion for wildlife and an Africa safari is the best way to enjoy one. Travel to Kenya, Tanzania or South Africa in search of the Big Five and a wealth of other animals and see nature red in tooth and claw or head elsewhere on the con…
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See the best of Kenya from the Masai Mara’s famed wildebeest migration to the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s elephants. Along the way, you’ll enjoy game drives, gourmet dining and luxury stays throughout.
After enjoying some of the world’s finest wildlife viewing on a luxury, all-inclusive fly safari through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Taringere National Park, enjoy some white-sands relaxation on Zanzibar.
Take in all of South Africa’s premier destinations. You’ll start with one of the world’s greatest road trips, linking Cape Town with stays in luxury hotels and a visit to the Winelands, before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari on a private reserve in Kruger.
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Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzinbar.