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
What do you want to see the most?
The Big FiveFor most people going on an African safari, dreams are made of lions roaring in the wilderness, lithe leopards going in for the kill, elephants marching along marshy banks, African buffalo grazing on grass and fleeting glimpses of rhinos. There are many destinations throughout Africa where these dreams are brought to life in vivid ways.All Big Five safaris
The Great MigrationThe Great Migration is an annual event where millions of wildebeest, zebra and antelope make their way from the plains of Serengeti to Masai Mara. Many wildlife enthusiasts hope to witness this incredible sight. To maximise your chances of seeing the migration, plan your African safari according to the seasonal movements of the animals!All Great Migration safaris
The FlamingosLake Natron is a fascinating waterbody. While the algae found in the shimmering lake is harmful to many animals and the high concentration of minerals found in the waters can burn human skin, flamingoes have adapted to the conditions and found a way to thrive here. You'll find millions of lesser flamingoes hanging out in the serene waters of Lake Natron.All bird watching safaris
Top African wildlife safari tour packages
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Kenya Wildlife Safari8 days • (51)From $1,370 $1,028
Six Day Tanzania Culture and Wildlife Safari6 days • (1)From $2,500
12 Days - Wildlife Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holiday12 daysFrom $0
Wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls & Queen Elizabeth6 days • (1)From $2,280
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Botswana Wildlife Safari15 days • (54)From $3,970 $3,370
11-Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari with Zanzibar11 daysFrom $5,439
8 Days Chimps, Gorillas, and Wildlife Safari in Uganda8 daysFrom $0
3 Days Masai Mara Wildlife Safari3 days • (8)From $850
3 Day Cape Point & Wildlife Safari Tour (Return)3 daysFrom $315
3 Nights Hwange Wildlife Safari3 daysFrom $712
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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