“Safari” traditionally means “journey” in Swahili
but today the word evokes something rather different… Traditional African safaris are more likely to conjure up ‘Out of Africa’- style images of sweeping plains and savannah teeming with wildlife: stampeding wildebeest, elusive leopards, majestic elephants and, king of them all, the lion.
Africa’s landscapes, flora and fauna are as diverse as the continent is vast. Tanzania’s classic and very popular Northern Circuit, for example, takes in the iconic wildebeest migration across the Serengeti plains and the ubiquitous wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater. Traditional African safaris elsewhere vary from a tour of Zimbabwe’s National Parks. Choose Matusadona for rhino tracking or Hwange with its massive elephant population for a lesser-visited wilderness.
The best time to see wildlife in any country is in the dry season. The animals converge at waterholes and rivers when grasses are low and sustenance is in short supply. Animals slumber in the shade to tame the mid-day heat so activities usually involve early morning and late afternoon game drives. We always use custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles, complete with morning coffee and sundowners. Guides will then impart their excellent knowledge of the bush and its fascinating residents.
Accommodation options range from comfortable mobile camps to exclusive, chic eco-lodges. Perfect for relaxing after a long day, dine under the stars and swap safari stories with your fellow guests.
Get into the heart of Zambia's premier wildlife hotspot... luxury bushcamps, excellent cuisine and top notch Professional Guides
Combine creature comforts in Victoria Falls with an active safari in Hwange's wild reaches with one of Zimbabwe's top guiding teams over a week
Fantastic wildlife and stunning scenery! From Ngorongoro to Africa's great Serengeti plains - an action pack safari experience!
Masai Mara Safari
An indulgent step back in Kenya's safari history covering the Masai Mara and parts of the Northern Frontier District
Lower Zambezi Canoe Safaris
We've run canoe safaris since 1995. From Kariba, past Mana Pools, Sapi, Chewore and Mupata Gorge to Kanyemba. 230km of untamed adventure!
The Classic Okavango safari with first class accommodation and top notch professional guides in the Linyanti
Namibia Flying Safari
Discover iconic Namibia from the air… the dunes of Sossusvlei, rugged Damaraland and the wildlife in Etosha - all 3 of Namibia's safari icons.
Explore Chobe and the Okavango on a fully supported mobile safari over 10 days. Run year round on set dates or private departures on request.
Okavango Explorer Safari
Discover the Okavango World Heritage Site by foot, boat and vehicle. This safari tour over 8 days covers Moremi and the Delta.
Tanzania’s Northern Circuit
Discover Northern Tanzania - the sights, sounds and feel of the real Africa. Stay in luxury lodges. Meet the Maasai and wildlife of Tanzania
10 days of bush breakfasts, sundowners, game drives and cultural visits in territory where Joy Adamson lived and wrote 'Born Free'
A walking safari between two remote and seasonal camps in the Luangwa's Chikoko area along elephant and hippo trails
Classic Uganda Safari
The complete Uganda safari with gorillas, chimps, big game and birdlife to boot - easily customisable to include East Africa's migration
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari
The standard Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari is a 5 day fly in tour into the remote Kaokveld of Namibia in search of desert elephants and shipwrecks
Imbabala Zambezi Weekender
Relax, unwind and get away from it all at Imbabala
Kafue and Victoria Falls
Kafue - the largest and oldest national park and Victoria Falls - one of the original natural wonders of the world... what more can we say!
Katavi & Mahale safari
The Katavi and Mahale safari is an 8 night trip offering outstanding resident game in the wild Katavi plus chimpanzees in the remote forests of Mahale
Kruger – Private Reserves
6 nights in the Kruger - one of South Africa’s best places for leopard viewing and elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo. A great family safari option
Lower Zambezi Escape
The Lower Zambezi valley, Zambia - one of southern Africa's top game viewing destinations...
Namib Desert Encounters
A mobile safari with top notch Professional Guide. Escape for 12 days of red desert dunes, harsh and fragile habitats, rare species and extreme contrasts.
A typical 8 day safari which combines remote spots in both North and South Luangwa - suitable for families and small groups.
Spirit of the Zambezi Safari
Best of the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking, top guides, outstanding wildlife in Mana Pools, Matusadona, Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park.
Vintage Africa at it's best... luxury camp and private guide. Track wildlife, meet the local Maasai. Sundowners by the lake and dining under the stars.
Victoria Falls “Big 5”
A comfortable 3 nights in Vic Falls with an intense big 5 safari experience over 3 nights in Hwange. Family-friendly.
Victoria Falls & Chobe Explorer
Wildlife and waterfalls - from Victoria Falls World Heritage Site to game drives and river cruising in the Chobe National Park. This week long safari has it all.
Zimbabwe Safari Special
Free nights and transfers, intimate camps in private concessions and amazing wildlife
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