Safari Tours & Trips
A safari tour is one of the best ways to get up close with wild animals. Take a safari holiday in the African savannah or Asian jungle and embark on a life-enriching experience!Top ten safari tours
Best safari tours in the world
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Best national parks and game reserves
This beautiful conservation area in Tanzania is one of Africa’s many wonders. From the vast volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and the mighty roar of the lion, to the hooves of wildebeests and zebras beating against the ground, this region is epic. Among the many things you will encounter in this incredible place, Olduvai Gorge fossils that are millions of years old and semi-nomadic Maasai tribes herding their livestock alongside wild creatures will take your breath away. >> Ngorongoro Safari Guide
Serengeti National Park is a famous national park within the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania. Every year, this mass of land becomes the realm of the migration of over a million wildebeest and zebras in the hundreds of thousands. Lions stand proud and seemingly countless breeds of birds fly over you, making the Serengeti National Park the ultimate safari destination! >> Serengeti Safari Guide
Located in northeastern South Africa, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. It may be one of the more crowded reserves, but you’ll find majestic beasts in their abundance roaming the bushy plains. If you dream of seeing lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and wild buffalo in their natural habitat, Kruger National Park will make your dreams come true. >> Kruger Safari Guide
For spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities that will astound and amaze you, head to Etosha National Park in Namibia. Animals flock in the hundreds to the watering holes as you look on in comfort. Even if you’ve had your fill of gazing at Africa’s lions and elephants, seeing them in Etosha National Park is a uniquely worthwhile experience. >> Etosha National Park Guide
In northern Botswana, you’ll find one of the world’s largest inland river deltas, the Okavango Delta. The grassy plains serve as a habitat to many species. The wetter parts have become home to hippos, elephants, and crocodiles, and on dry land, lions, leopards, giraffes, and rhinos take their place in the circle of life. >>Okavango Guide
Yala National Park alongside the Indian Ocean happens to be Sri Lanka’s most famous. Encompassing forest, grasslands, and lagoons, as well as an abundance of wildlife such as leopards, elephants, monkeys, and crocodiles and hundreds of bird species live here. Further inland there are two pilgrimage sites, caves marked with century-old rock paintings and the ancient Buddhist ruins of Magul Maha Viharaya.
Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe at 14,651 square kilometres. Elephant herds, lions, and the African wild dogs live in the grasslands and mopane woods found here. Along with wildlife, you’ll see an archaeological site with pre-colonial rock carvings and the 18th-century ruins of the Bumbusi National Monument.
Located in eastern Zambia, the Luangwa River valley is renowned for its vibrant and eclectic animal scene. You can really discover the animal kingdom in all its glory here. Impalas, pukus, and buffaloes roam the park, while hippos congregate by the river just inside the Mfuwe Gate entrance. Leopards hunt for their next meal in the park’s woodlands as elephants march along the banks and hundreds of birds soar above you.
This preserved wilderness in southwestern Kenya along the Tanzanian border is comprised of river woodlands, grassy plains, and acacia trees. Lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, and hippos wander around their natural habitat, and wildebeest make their way across the land for their annual migration. The Mara and Talek rivers cut across the rolling hills, and Maasai villages can be found nearby, making this reserve a prime destination for a real safari experience. >> Masai Mara Safari Guide
As well as being Botswana’s first national park, Chobe is also incredibly biologically diverse. Imagine herds of elephants and the famous Cape buffalo flocking to the Chobe river banks? In other parts, antelopes gallop across the plains, while hippos seek homes in the lagoons surrounding Linyanti Marsh. As far as great destinations in Africa go for experiencing wildlife, Chobe National Park is easily one of the most iconic. >> Chobe Safari Guide
In the mountainous terrain of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda), you’ll find many of the world’s remaining gorillas feeding off the roots and leaves of trees that are native to this ancient region. It’s a magical place where endangered gorilla families can go about their days in peace. Being able to see these creatures in the wild is a rare happening, and not to be missed!
Ranthambore Park is a vast wildlife reserve which lies in the royal realm of Rajasthan, India. This sprawling jungle is one of the best places to spot members of the animal kingdom in the wild. Among the growl of tigers and crocodile-filled lakes are ancient temples and mosques. >> Ranthambore Safari Guide
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How much does a safari trip cost?
The price of your safari depends on your preferences and wishlist: your budget, length of trip, and the type of accommodation and amenities you choose. For example, the cost of a seven-day safari can vary anywhere between $600 USD to $8,000 USD and more.
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How can I book a safari tour?
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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.
How many days should I plan for a safari?
The more days you can plan to spend on your safari the better! While many parks are home to plenty of animals, some species like leopards are incredibly elusive. The longer you give yourself, the better your chances are of spotting creatures in the wild.
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. Check our complete Safari Packing List to find out what essentials, clothes, gear and medication to pack.
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.
What exactly is a safari tour?
A safari tour is a multi-day experience where travellers can observe animals in the wild in Africa, Southern Africa, Asia and even Latin America. Tours can explore multiple parks and countries in a single visit or stay in one place. Travellers can expect to experience views of the Big Five and wildebeest migration, while also enjoying immersive cultural activities and excursions that include horse riding, canoeing and even hot air balloon rides.
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