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Brian Jackman listed his take on the 50 best safari holidays in the UK’s Telegraph in February 2017. They include trips for first-timers in Kenya, Tanzania and “malaria-free” South Africa. Plus a selection of safaris ideally suited to family groups, budget travellers and luxury seekers. Then more for active adventurers, photographers, “happy campers” and those looking for the remotest of options in Africa.
The best of the best safari holidays
- So here’s our take on the best of the best safaris from “the Tropic of Cancer to the Cape of Good Hope”.
- Some mainstream destinations for first timers and remote routes for seasoned travellers.
- In the company of selected Professional Guides.
Easy mainstream safari suggestions
Active explorations and adventures
Best wildlife safaris
Go mobile to capture the best of “big screen Africa”
Explore some of the remotest corners of the safari world
People make the difference on safari
Brian Jackman got it completely right in his Telegraph article about the 50 best safari holidays. “Seeing Africa through the eyes of a top-dollar guide costs more than your average package safari, but the rewards are invaluable.” We believe that it’s the vital difference!
So here’re some of Africa’s top Professional guides who’re actively involved with our selection of the “best of the best safari holidays”.
- Meet Grant and Brent Reed of Letaka Safaris. The “Safari Brothers” of NatGeo fame. So whilst Botswana has become the haunt of celebrity-types who only see luxury on safari these boys and their top team of guides will give you a real experience!
- Steve Edwards of Musango was named one of Africa’s 10 best safari guides by the UK Telegraph’s Ultravel Magazine some years back. This old friend might get you to track rhino on foot if you’re lucky. He’s guaranteed to share some stories that will have you chuckling for years to come.
- Ham “The Man” Juuko is safari guide extraordinaire. Ham leads most of our safaris in Uganda. He’ll expose all the highlights on a Uganda safari. From the depths of Kampala to Murchison, the chimp haven of Kibale, the big game and birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to the gorillas in Bwindi. More importantly he’ll connect you with some of Uganda’s best local guides.
- Jeremia Mwapopi is regarded as one of the best “explorations guides” in the Wilderness Safaris, Namibia fold. Jeremia is regularly called on by professional photographers to lead their groups and is used by the Zambezi team for our specialist safaris in Namibia.
- David and Robyn Foot specialise in horseback and riding safaris in Botswana. “David Foot Safaris”, offers horse trails and private safaris from the Okavango Delta to the Makgadikgadi salt pans in the Kalahari.
Essential reading on how to find Africa’s best safari holidays
- An article on “going beyond the obvious” – a primer or refresher for first-timers and seasoned travellers alike. Geography, seasons, people and some top tips.
- Our “secret seasons” – when to find best game conditions, few tourists and best rates.
- An article on “honest African dirt” – or why we shouldn’t let luxury get in the way of some top experiences.
- More “people making the difference” on safari – Professional guides, conservationists, artists, photographers…and friends.
Wherever in the world you are, our Zambezi community is full of easy-going travel-minded friends who take their fun seriously. Come and join the adventure.