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Safari Tours & Trips

A safari is one of the best ways to get up close and personal with animals in Africa or Asia. Spotting the Big 5 is not guaranteed, but with the local knowledge of your guides, you’re sure to see diverse wildlife that you won’t find back home. Take a safari tour in Africa or Asia, in the savannah or in the jungle, visiting countries like South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Thailand.

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Best safari tours in Africa and Asia

Explore our selection of unique safari trips in Africa and Asia. 

Best safari destinations in the world

  1. Okavango Delta, Botswana
  2. Ranthambore Park, India
  3. Kruger, South Africa
  4. Serengeti & Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
  5. Yala Park, Sri Lanka
  6. Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  7. South Luangwa, Zambia
  8. Maasai Mara Reserve, Kenya
  9. Kalahari Desert, Botswana  
  10. Etosha National Park, Namibia
  11. Chobe National Park, Botswana
  12. Bwindi, Uganda

Thanks to its proximity to Zanzibar's white sandy beaches, Tanzania is especially popular for safari and beach holidays. If you're planning your very first safari, South Africa is the country to go to. It's politically stable and relatively free of malaria, making it an attractive destination for families. Advanced safari adventurers might prefer to visit a more remote national park in Botswana and go on a fly-in safari, an incredibly exclusive way of spotting African wildlife.

Best national parks and game reserves

Unforgettable things to do on a safari

  • game drive

    Go on a game drive

    For an up-close encounter with a majestic beast like a lion, this is the ultimate experience. How many times have you watched a documentary in which mere mortals can observe spectacular species in their natural habitat? Experience it for yourself! A game drive will offer you a chance to venture out into the wild among some of the most exquisite creatures.
  • balloon safari

    Take a balloon ride

    If you’ve made your way to explore a continent's wilderness, then you simply must experience it from high above on a hot air balloon ride. As you float through the sky, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of grassy plains and pastures. It’s one of the most incredible ways to see animals in their natural habitat!
  • great migration safari

    Observe the Great Migration

    This annual occurrence in Africa will fill you with wonder and awe. Imagine hundreds of wildebeest charging into a gushing river leaving the ground shaking and clouds of billowing dust in their wake. Bearing witness to the Great Migration, animals moving as one as far as the eye can see, is to experience nature in all her glory!
  • masai mara safari

    Experience local culture

    Wildlife spotting is one reason to go on a Safari, but culture is another. If you want to learn a little about rural life and some of the rituals and customs of Africa, then make sure you visit a Maasai village during your safari. Discover the heritage of these remarkable tribal communities, from their traditional jewellery and dancing to the history of their warriors.
  • camping safari

    Go camping

    After exploring the opens plains and rolling hills, what better way to cement your safari experience than by immersing yourself in the wilderness that surrounds you? After experiencing the extraordinary wildlife, pitch a tent and fall asleep under the stars. The experience of camping while on a safari will be something you remember for many years to come.
  • tanzania safari

    Explore geological wonders

    Combine your love of animal spotting with the chance to visit some of the world's most beautiful and photogenic nature destinations. Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, for example, is one of the few places in the world where you can discover traces of our earliest ancestors. Rocks in shades of orange sit above grassy plains as dust billows around this geological wonder.



     

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Safari tours & trips reviews

  • Kenya Wildlife Safari

    "I absolutely loved this trip!! Camping in an unfenced site in Masai Mara with only..."
  • Southern African Magic Accommodated

    "Excellent from start to end. Our driver and guide (Simon Tawanira) made everything..."
  • Okavango Wilderness Trail Accommodated

    "Wonderful tour provides excellent highlights of Southern Africa."
  • Kruger Experience - Lodge (4 days)

    "The trip was very good, and an experience to remember! If anything, it has only made..."
  • Tanzania Camping Safari

    "We did the Tanzania camping safari and it was absolutely amazing!! Loved the company,..."
  • Highlights of Tanzania 2018/19

    "Tour was good, Rachel and Sam were excellent guides. Only a couple of disappointing..."

FAQ

  • When is the best time to go on safari?

    The best time to go on a safari is during the dry season and around the time of the Great Migration. However, a safari during the wet season might be an attractive alternative as you encounter fewer people and save a lot of money.
  • What should I pack for a safari?

    When packing for a safari consider luggage allowances on small planes and the size of your vehicle. Going on a safari usually means hopping between national parks. The things you bring should include mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hat and comfortable clothes in neutral colours.
  • What to wear on a safari?

    Wear clothing that will keep you cool while also protecting you from the sun, for example, a wide-brimmed hat is a must! In the evenings, try to cover exposed skin as much as possible to avoid mosquito bites and the risk of malaria. Don't forget to pack some warm layers in case it gets cold during the night.
  • Which country has the most animals in Africa?

    Botswana ranks first in terms of wildlife diversity. Besides the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo) you will be able to spot a wide range of African wildlife. In Tanzania, you get to witness the Great African Migration which is a thrilling must-see event.

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