Exceptional African safaris made simple
Whatever type of safari or experience you’re seeking, let our knowledgeable team guide you to your perfect safari journey in Africa.
The different types of safari below should make the selection process a bit easier. You'll find a full range of African safaris from specialist photographic trips and perfect honeymoons to adventurous activities and more traditional African explorations by vehicle, foot or canoe.
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Embrace the natural world - a wholesome treat for the family.
With almost year round sunshine, animals children dream about, fabulous beaches, child loving locals - all the main elements for a successful African family holiday.
The Zambezi specialists will take care of everything including learning to track animals, cooking in a bush kitchen, making fire or simply learning to be outdoors. If you're worried about malaria we'll steer you towards malaria free destinations like South Africa.
Look at Tanzania's Serengeti or Kenya's Masai Mara, December to March or May to November.
Widely regarded as the greatest show on earth!
We offer guaranteed solutions for catching the annual migration...with the best guides, areas, wildlife and keenest prices.
When the migration is “on”, the best space is at a premium and advance bookings are essential.
Luxury safari lodges or canvas bush camps under the stars.
Whether under canvas in semi-permanent bush camps or permanent luxury safari lodges, even the tented camps come with everything you can think of and more in some cases!
In any event don't confuse an African camp with a thin, dome tent, a sleeping bag on a 5mm thick hard mat and your father ordering you to wash up in the chilly river water! Favourite traditional safari spots are Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe and the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.
With your feet on the ground feel, smell and hear Africa.
Understanding the pulse of the African bush by foot is highly recommended by the Zambezi experts. Walking trails extend over a few nights or a few hours and you are always accompanied by a professional guide. This is one of the best ways to get you into areas of game activity and sample all aspects of the environment.
The South Luangwa National Park is a first class area to be on foot. Certain spots in Kenya offer prime walking safaris with the added dimension of the accompanying camels.
Travelling the river in this stealthy manner its possible to get really close to the game without coming to harm.
Several of the large African rivers are run by canoe but it's the lower Zambezi river that really holds centre stage. Highly experienced canoe guides plan each trip meticulously.
Our canoe safaris range from deluxe backed up trails using tented camps in Mana Pools National Park or permanent lodges in the Lower Zambezi National Park for overnight stops. Try the Selinda Canoe Trail in Botswana for options other than the Zambezi river.
The ultimate way to explore the fascinating African continent from village life to spectacuar wildernesses.
The chance to create your own adventure. The excitement is not only in the destination but in the journey itself.
Led by a professional guide and accompanied by a small convoy of staff, equipment and other necessary back-up. The groups are small 6 to 12 people. Book a private mobile safari or join an existing mixed group on a set departure date.
Our favourites explore Botswana, Tanzania and Uganda.
Get out to Africa and experience the romantic chic of beautiful safari camps and the magnificent coasts.
We know a honeymoon is one of the most critical holidays especially as it comes after the stress of organizing the Wedding. Every detail of your honeymoon is the concern of our specialists.
Create your own Zambezi honeymoon webpage showing your itinerary and invite your wedding guests to contribute towards your holiday of a lifetime. Look at the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique or or the Serengeti National Park combined with Zanzibar.
Photographers! You can't find a better group or way to travel.
Take your camera on the roads of Africa and focus on learning tips and techniques for shooting great photographs of wild life designed for amateur photographers of all levels. You'll be accompanied by seasoned wild-life photographers who are passionate about adventuring into the wilderness.
During your learning holiday, you'll stay in small safari camps with expert guides and fully catered accommodation. Trip maximum of 7 participants plus an expert.
Its just monkey business ...
The mains species to be seen include the lemurs of Madagascar; mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda and the habituated chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains and Kibale Forest.
All of these primate species are on the endangered wildlife list particularly the mountain gorilla. Join one of our privately guided and small-group set date primate safaris all year - advance bookings are essential between June and September.
Titivate your senses in the wilderness then add a dash of pure relaxation on the exotic coast of Africa and her islands.
East Africa boasts sweeping remote beaches on the Kenyan coast down along the Swahili coast to the archipelago of the spice islands - Zanzibar, Pemba & Mafia Islands.
Passing through down to Quilalea and Vamizi to Rocktail Bay in Southern Africa. Finally along the Garden Route through to the colder waters of the Cape where the great white sharks and whales are regularly spotted off shore.
Off beat and very nearly off the map.
Some of the world's most unique species are found in the Central African rainforests, some of the oldest religions are found in Ethiopia and some of the most curious foods are eaten in Gabon.
There are many well known areas in Africa and then there are "those" places which inspire adventurers to head off with camera and notebook to hand.
There's plenty to catch your interest: a dhow safari in northern Mozambique or try a gorilla expedition through Congo's rainforests.
Thrilling rides and a low environmental footprint.
Riding through the bush and getting close-up to giraffe, elephant or galloping with zebra adds an excitment to an African horse ride.
Choose horse trails at Victoria Falls or an excellent 1 week ride in the Okavango Delta, Botswana or Kenya. South Africa offers a wide range of stables which can be mixed and matched to create the perfect safari. Enjoy the freedom of the open space with big game viewing.
Ride nature and up your adrenalin levels!
Zambezi white water rafting; kayaking and riverboarding; fishing, marathons, cycling and mountaineering treks are just some of the thrilling range of activities on offer. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro!
Some can be included as short one day activities during a regular safari however a few are safaris in their own right. Multi-day white water rafting safari is a whole adventure and very popular for small groups (take our Batoka rafting expedition as an example!)
Through a joint venture with the National Marine Aquarium we have some unique opportunities to get directly involved in a series of conservation and research adventures off the African coast in Mozambique, Sao Tome and Kenya.
Guests participate in different conservation projects alongside marine biologists and researchers.
You’ll return having made a real difference to the local ecosystems with a wider understanding of Africa's marine conservation needs.