African Wildlife Safari
Africa's open plains boast some of the world's most majestic animals. Truthfully, few places on earth can provide a wildlife spectacle quite like the one found on this continent. It's the best place for discovering beasts in their natural habitat. Learn more about what you'll see on an African wildlife safari.See all tours
Top African wildlife safari tour packages
Best wildlife safari destinations
Highlights: The Big Seven, wine tasting and a mokoro canoe trip through the shallow delta waters
Must see places: Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei dunes, Makgadikgadi Salt Pan, and of course, Etosha National Park
Zambia and Zimbabwe
Highlights: Discover the wildlife on a river safari or a sunset cruise and visit Devil's Pool
Must see places: Victoria Falls, Zambezi River and Hwange National Park
Best time for a wildlife safari in Africa
Frequently asked questions
How long do the game drives last?
The length of a game drive varies, but they normally last around three hours. You can expect around two game drives a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Some camps also offer game drives mid-morning, and in the evening, or at night depending on the kind of animals travellers are hoping to see.
Is it safe for a solo traveller to go to Africa?
Yes. A group tour is perfect for travelling to Africa if you're feeling nervous or apprehensive, and a great way to meet people from around the world. Guides are professionally trained and can help you feel comfortable on your solo African safari.
Who else will be on my tour?
This depends on the operator, but you can expect people from different walks of life. Individuals of all ages and nationalities book tours: solo travellers, couples, friends and families. An African wildlife safari is very different from most tours and brings people together in an especially effective way. Depending on the kind of tour you pick, you may cook with your fellow travellers, set up camp, and so on! It's a great way to travel and explore the world.
What should I consider when travelling with children?
Travelling with children to Africa on a safari may seem overwhelming but it's very doable and will be a lot of fun! Start by researching your family tour to Africa and understanding it in detail so you can prep for your trip. Bring games and activities to keep them busy for any long drives and find fun ways to teach them about wildlife. For children, a safari will be an incredible experience!
How does a luxury safari distinguish from a budget safari?
As you can probably imagine a luxury safari is a luxe way to travel. You can expect a high level of comfort (premium accommodation and transportation) but bear in mind that you are travelling in the African wilderness, so luxury doesn't always mean five-stars. Budget safaris may require you to help set up camp and participate in meal preparation and cleaning.
How can I find an affordable wildlife safari?
Keep an eye out for deals and think about when you want to visit. During the dry season, everything from the flights, tours, and accommodation will be more expensive. During the wet season, safaris are cheaper. Ideally, compare safari options on TourRadar and filter for the biggest deals or lowest prices.
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