Relish a wildlife experience like no other
An East African safari has come to define the ultimate in wildlife experiences, evoking images of khaki-clothed explorers in the savannah, wielding binoculars and cameras and climbing in and out of dusty jeeps. But safari today takes many forms and can be done across Southern Africa too – here, the savannah gives way to the wildlife of the desert and Delta. Once a journey for hardened travellers mapping the dark continent and its curious creatures, safari now welcomes the young, older, extrovert or quiet traveller and the vast space of Sub-Saharan Africa still ensures stretches of wilderness and plenty of unexplored corners.
The backdrop may be little changed, but the means of discovering its wildlife has evolved greatly. There are now so many fantastic forms of safari: you can bush walk with the Big Five with expert guides who can teach you how to pick up on the merest sight, sound, or smell of an animal; or you can get on your bike, literally, and pedal your way to wildlife watching prowess. You can choose a guide specifically for their skill in opening the eyes of children to the joys of the wild; or you can get hands on with conservation, tracking and tagging leopards or elephants and setting up camera traps to learn all about their fascinating behaviours.