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Christmas Safari Holidays

Why not think outside the box this Christmas? Ditch the snowy streets and grey skies for a new adventure, and embark on a Christmas safari in Africa! Christmas at a safari park is an experience you'll never forget - what could be a better Christmas morning than gazing out at the Serengeti?

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Top christmas safari destinations

Africa is known as the top safari destination, and Christmas safaris are no exception! Enjoy the warm weather of an African summer in December while you spend quality time with your family, reconnect with nature, or just take some time for yourself this holiday season. Here are a few of our favourite Christmas safari destinations.

Top national parks for a christmas safari

Spending Christmas in a safari park can be whatever you make of it -- whether you're looking for a traditional Christmas experience or something more out-of-the-box. Here are some of the best safari parks in Africa in which travellers can spend their Christmas!

How would you like to travel?

Whether you're looking for a family safari with kids, a solo adventure to celebrate all you've accomplished this year, or you're travelling with your partner and looking for something a touch romantic, there's plenty of options to choose from.

Vacation packages for every budget

Christmas is known for being a wonderful time to make memories with friends and family - but it's also known as a time when prices for getaways skyrocket. While most lodges will be charging peak season rates around the holiday season, rest assured that there are still safari experiences available for every budget and price point.

How to make the most of christmas in Africa

What you need to know

  • When should I book my tour?

    Travellers looking to book a Christmas safari would do well to book far in advance, as prices will only increase closer to departure time. However, you might snatch a last minute deal for Christmas & New Year's Eve.
  • Will there be a Christmas tree?

    Lodges usually put up a Christmas tree in their main building. However, don't expect a familiar evergreen tree! The tree at a Christmas safari will be a local, native tree decorated in the unique style of the lodge staff.
  • Will there be a traditional Christmas feast?

    There will usually be a special meal on Christmas day. Travellers will find a combination of familiar traditional Christmas dinners such as turkey and mashed potatoes, as well as traditional local dishes.
  • I'm travelling with children, will there be a Santa Claus?

    Santa Claus will make an appearance in certain safaris, but travellers with children anticipating a visit should double-check with their tour operator beforehand.
  • Should I really spend christmas in a safari park?

    Christmas in a safari park will always be an amazing adventure and the right thing for travellers who are looking to step outside of their comfort zone and create new memories and traditions.

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