African safaris holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

136 African safaris holidays. There’s more to an African safari than just the Big Five; experience the great wildebeest migration, meet the Masai, or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar. Visit Africa’s wonderful National Parks from the Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti, famed for their big cats, to the lesser known Lake Manyara which has tree climbing lions. From luxury safari lodge to camping out in the bush, these African safaris offer a fantastic variety of safari styles.

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Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches, from £1650 (11 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £2969 - £3369 (18 days) inc UK flights
Kenya holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 14 days
Wildlife, tribal cultures and spectacular African scenery, from US $3290 - US $4290 (14 days) ex flights
Southern Tanzania safari
Seek a safari off the beaten path, from £2949 - £3349 (12 days) inc UK flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
Small group adventure safari - Zambia, Namibia & Botswana, from €1935 (21 days) ex flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Self drive trip taking in Namibia's highlights, from £2600 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Magnificent parks and the legendary exotic Zanzibar beach, from US $3340 - US $3440 (12 days) ex flights
Walking safari in South Africa
Walking safaris and game drives in South Africa, from £2579 - £2699 (17 days) inc UK flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure., from US $2850 - US $3800 (14 days) ex flights
Black Leopard Safari Camp in South Africa
Eco chic luxury located between Kruger and Johannesburg, from £65 - £90 per person per night
Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure
Witness the best in wildlife and scenery, from £2599 - £3199 (18 days) inc UK flights
Okavango Delta tailor made safari in Botswana
Fantastic private safari in Okavango Delta, from £3200 - £5950 (11 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
14 Day - Big 5 game viewing with conservation professionals, from £2395 - £2695 (14 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
Caprivi, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Kalahari Bushman, Delta, Vic Falls, from €2595 (21 days) ex flights
Gorilla safari in Uganda
Track the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, from £3195 (10 days) ex flights
Southern Africa holiday
Amazing scenery, wildlife & people, from £1733 - £2040 (15 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Windhoek grand desert tour
A 13 day accommodated journey from Cape Town to Windhoek, from €2075 (13 days) ex flights
East Africa bush camping safari
See the 'Big 5' on this camping trip in both Kenya and in Tanzania, from £2599 (13 days) inc UK flights
Selous safari & Zanzibar holiday
Real off the beaten track adventures in Tanzania, from £2354 - £2742 (14 days ) inc UK flights
Tanzania holiday, The Rift and the Crater
Gameviewing in the Ngorongoro Crater and hiking up the Rift Valley, from £1220 (4 days) ex flights
Small group safaris to Zambia
Look for wildlife from a canoe, from £1899 - £2049 (10 days) inc UK flights
Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls luxury holiday
A unique trip, combining rich wildlife with the Victoria Falls, from £3655 - £7500 (10 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania and Kenya biking holiday
Experience a different face of Africa by bike, from NZ $4490 (16 days) ex flights
Botswana camping safaris
Bostwana - Okavango, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe & Vic Falls, from €1595 (14 days) ex flights
Namibia small group guided holiday and safari
A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia, from £2070 (13 days) ex flights
Zambia big cat safari
Fantastic South Luangwa Valley in Zambia itinerary, from £4200 (11 days) ex flights
Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, 10 days
Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, from US $3330 - US $3430 (10 days) ex flights
Botswana & Zimbabwe safari holiday
Superb safari experiences at Chobe & Hwange, plus Vic Falls, from £3250 - £4170 (11 days) inc UK flights
Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday
Africa's largest game park, from £3180 (13 days) inc UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from £1630 (12 days) ex flights

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South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
This was a fantastic, very well organized holiday. There was always a lot going on but we saw a lot and learned a lot. All the guides and hosts at the lodges were very knowledgable and passionate about the wildlife and very open to sharing their knowledge and experiences with all of us. (more)Amanda Hathway
It was an amazing experience! Thank to all the staff , the guides and everybody else we had a full, safe contact with the animals in a completely wild environment. My kids came back happy and full of enthusiasm, and they actually learnt a lot, I have now two young wildlife experts! (more)Gaia Bertocci Marsicola
Excellent. The planning and execution of the entire holiday was superb. Everybody involved helped to make this a most memorable experience and we were extremely well looked after at all times. (more)Janet Thomas
From £2395 - £2695 excluding flights
Tanzania holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 7 days
Very good...I enjoyed both the safari in Serengeti and the diving in Mafia very much (more)Marina Poletto
Fantastic! Amazing! Awe inspiring! The trip of a lifetime! Our most memorable moments were our interactions with the local people. Even though we booked this safari to see the Serengeti, we also wanted to make sure we spent an equal amount of time visiting and getting to know the people of Tanzania. We will forever hold in our hearts how warm and inviting everyone was. (more)Teresa VandenBosch
Fantastic. It was the perfect family holiday with a 12 year old and 14 year old. Always plenty to do, loads of variety, but never rushed. (more)Rebecca Rowland
From US $1860 - US $2480 excluding flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Memorable parts? The wildlife, the stunning location of our accommodation was truly memorable. Tips? Go to the bushcamps! Its fab. Local benefits? During our stay, we learnt a lot about the different local projects the provider of this holiday is involved with - we thought it was quite extensive. Environmentally, the solar-powered bushcamp was definitely the most ecological of the 3 camps we stayed at. Overall rating? A truly unique experience. Great service pre-booking.... (more)Judith Frehner
From £1685 - £2975 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
I am still what reeling from the experience but having traveled to 146 countries, I would rate Rwanda as a jewel. Without a doubt the trek to see the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, was the most amazing experience we enjoyed. (more)Arlene Sword
Excellent...Trekking to see the gorillas was the best bit and being in Uganda; a very friendly and relaxed country (more)Ingrid Fichardt
It was a wonderful experience to see how the peoples of Africa live, work and play as well as observing their incredible wildlife (more)Colin Stevens
From US $2850 - US $3800 excluding flights
Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure
A brilliant holiday, excellent game viewing, a great group of fellow travellers and staff, over all too quickly!! (more)Eileen Emery
The most memorable part was camping on rim of Ngorgoro crater and seeing in crater black rhino and leopard. Awesome sunsets. (more)Lesley Halliday
10 out of 10! Absolutely superb holiday I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, in fact if you're thinking about this trip stop and just book it. It was superbly organised the route was excellent with a real mix of wildlife and experiences on all the different game drives. (more)Nick Walker
From £2599 - £3199 including UK flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... travelling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
From £2969 - £3369 including UK flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
Interesting, exciting, very comfortable! We would like to recommend everyone! ! (more)elena grosso
We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this holiday! (more)Natalie Lefevre
There were so many memorable moments - the experience of seeing lions hunting at Maasai Mara, and also seeing lion cubs, will stay with us forever. (more)Nicola Wilks
From £1650 excluding flights
Kenya wildlife camping safari
We were of course expecting to enjoy seeing the wildlife, but our week's holiday provided much more than that. The Porini camps we stayed at were wonderful - eco-friendly, lovely setting on private conservancies, employing people from the local Massai communities. (more)Anna Economides
This was the best vacation I have ever taken! I tell everyone to just go. (more)Amanda Popik
From £1450 excluding flights
Tanzania and Kenya biking holiday
Memorable parts? Biking itself and meeting the locals on the way was fascinating enough, but camping on Masai grounds and talk to the villagers was a bonus on top. I definitely enjoyed the variety of biking tracks and terrains and the game drives were fantastic. Tips? Well, be in good condition, have a bit of biking practise beforehand and go for some uphills. Otherwise you will struggle a bit... Bring a camera with a decent zoom. If you want luxury this is not for you! Local... (more)Roman Holderbach
From NZ $4490 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From €2195 excluding flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Excellently organised with great places to stay and awesome sights. The best part was being in Hidden Vlei, all alone and surrounded by the peace and quiet and with the most amazing view. (more)lisa rose
Grootberg Lodge and desert elephant tracking was the most memorable part. (more)Jon Rennie
From £2600 including UK flights
Kenya holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 7 days
Excellent! The whole holiday was an adventure with a varied itinerary. The highlights must be seeing the wildlife in their natural habitats. (more)theresa mcaninch
The company made it so easy for us, from our first point of contact to confirming our final arrangements we encountered no problems. They were excellent.... Highly recommended. (more)Dorian Oates
There were too many high points to be able to select just one, but I would have to say that the amount of wildlife seen was generally amazing! (more)Shelley Munro Galloway
From US $1895 - US $2395 excluding flights
Okavango Delta safari in Botswana
The highlight was seeing wildlife at really close quarters - the time the leopard strolled through our camp. (more)Lis Woods
The holiday was fantastic, wildlife great, the food excellent and although no mod cons you soon realise how little we really need to live day to day and how much we take for granted over here. A very satisfying holiday. Would go again. (more)John/Cathy Baldock
The most memorable part of the holiday was the locations of the campsites. Right there in the midst of the wildlife... we drifted off to sleep to the sounds of hippo's deep bellied chuckles, lion's roars and elephant's trumpeting. Magical! (more)Janet Hammond
From £3079 - £3269 including UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the holiday, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From £1630 excluding flights
Selous Game Reserve safari, Tanzania
Most memorable was having such close contact with the animals as the lodges were not enclosed. In Ruaha River Lodge a male elephant crossed the river while we sat watching from our verandah and went beside our house to wander round the lodge. (more)Sheila Lucas
There were too many moments, the entire trip was memorable and exciting. I absolutely adored Sable Mountain Lodge, it was beautiful and relaxing. (more)Lisa Schooley
Having an elephant peer through the door of our banda was quite a surprise, but my favourite part was meeting lots of locals and learning bits of Swahili and tribal dialect...Tempted to give it five stars! Probably joint first with a long trip to Belize. (more)Jo Maw
From £2570 - £2755 excluding flights
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
A marvellous holiday that exceeded expectations in all areas! Most memorable was the incredible wildlife in both Selous and Ruaha national Parks, plus the coral reefs we saw around Mafia Island - truly spectacular. Lack of other tourists was a major plus. (more)Liz Taylor
Everything was wonderful. The setting perhaps captures most of it - staying in beautiful places in the midst of the national parks and conservation areas, where the animals were everywhere (from in camp to close by during game drives). (more)Laura Dukess
We were lucky enough to see a cheetah hunting a gazelle. Unfortunately the cheetah was unsuccessful but it made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and you really felt the thrill of the chase watching the animals in action. (more)Ilana Howley
From £4020 excluding flights
Tanzania safari holiday
All of the animals - first we saw the 'big five' and many many others! The most astonishing thing was the number of animals and their proximity. Far closer contacts than we had ever considered!! Absolutely bloody brilliant!!!!!!!!!! (more)Angela Gliddon
If you want adventure and excitement and an experience to remember forever then you will love it. (more)Kathy Miles
For animal lovers, it's paradise... We saw the big 5. The unbelievable amount of times we saw lions, some right at the side of the road seemingly oblivious to our vehicle and not one, but three leopards and two cheetahs. Beautiful. (more)Carole Charlesworth
From £2649 - £3249 including UK flights
Family adventure holiday Kenya
Every day was an adventure, from orphan elephants to flamingos, migration queues of wildebeest, close encounter with lions, elephants and seeing the elusive leopard and cheetah - and that was only the safari aspect. (more)Valerie Rogers
There's so much in terms of both variety and number of experiences, it's hard to capture one moment. Dolphins, elephants, stampeding water buffalo, oh and the wonderful stars at night, and the warm, smiling people. It was all unforgetable. (more)Morag Reid
From £2759 - £3165 including UK flights
Private vehicle safari in Tanzania
This was my third safari, but it was the one that most connected me to Tanzania. I was there primarily for tha animals but also wanted a holiday that benefited locals rather than international companies. This holiday achieved that but gave me so much more, I am now in love with Tanzania, it's stunning landscapes, its wildlife and its charming people. (more)Julia Runciman
Seeing Lions in the trees in Manyara and the Serengetti was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Sally Foote
Seeing leopards in the Serengeti was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Susan Armstrong
From £1810 - £1955 excluding flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
The time spent on Chumbe was so relaxing in on idyllic paradise Island & with it's eco ethics it is a place with a truly great purpose. (more)Becky Jones
Everywhere we looked there were birds: on the water's edge, in the air, perched in trees. Crocodiles slipped into the water and there were pods of hippos, plus giraffes, elephants, buffalo and impala. (more)Joanne Davenport
For me most memorable was arriving at Mwagusi and seeing elephant, giraffes and abundant wildlife en route from airstrip to camp; for Toby it was seeing a leopard resting in a tree (Ruaha). (more)Claire Roberts
From £2815 excluding flights
Kilimanjaro Climb, Serengeti safari and Zanzibar
A highlight was the way the experience of safari, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar combined to give a really enjoyable flavour of East Africa. (more)Mike Sage
Absolutely amazing - super balance of safari, mountain climbing and relaxing at the beach in one trip. Don't think it can be beaten! (more)Amy-Jane Valender
From £3949 - £4099 including UK flights
Kenya luxury safari and beach holiday, 10 days
Memorable parts? Getting up close and personal with the animals both on safari, especially in Ndutu where it is possible to off road, but also in the tented accommodation where we were surrounded by frolicking vervet monkeys, bush babies, mongooses and even a herd of elephants on one particularly memorable morning! Tips? Opt for the tented accommodation options - they were our favourites. Local benefits? We were pleased that the company was Kenyan-owned, and that we were... (more)Natalie Sayers
From US $1730 - US $1840 excluding flights
Kenya holiday, wildlife and beaches
Memorable parts? Too many to mention but the safari parts of the holiday were certainly the highlight. Tips? Take a pair of binoculars - and good ones - we had one less good pair but we were very glad we were not fighting to see the animals also take more memory cards for your camera than you think you will need. Local benefits? Everywhere we stayed was environmentally aware and hugely educational for us and the local population. Overall rating? Absolutely life changing... (more)alice crawley
From £3600 excluding flights
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Memorable parts? The company were very flexible when preparing the trip and send us all the information we needed on a timely manner. All the lodges were very nice and the organization was really good. The best part was definitely our driver guide, Hamisi, who explained us so many things about the wildlife and the culture in Tanzania, responded to all our questions, and was really flexible and kind. We made us feel safe all the time and we really had a great time with him. Tips? Local... (more)Marta Miret
From US $3340 - US $3440 excluding flights
South Africa and Swaziland safari
Memorable parts? I had not expected to enjoy the safari part of my trip as much as I did. I loved seeing the animals in their natural habitat. On day we watched a mother cheetah hunting for her cub - it was thrilling. Everything in South Africa is about Nelson Mandela and I learned more about his life and the struggles of South Africans during the Apartheid era. Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular. Tips? Use your ATM card... (more)Patricia Ruble
From €1795 excluding flights
Botswana camping safaris
Memorable parts? Sunrise over the Okavango Delta. Sunset over the Chobe River. The truly wonderful and magical Okavango boat journey. Softly, silently being punted through the waterways, between the reeds and framed by trees and punctuated by birdsong and and gentle soft water ripples. Victoria Falls - seeing is believing. Tips? Don't be scared of the animals! Listen to the guides - they are very knowledgeable and help to bring the whole thing to life. Ask questions. Understand how... (more)Colin Pilkington
From €1595 excluding flights
Black Leopard Safari Camp in South Africa
Brilliant. Everyone was so friendly and I learnt a massive amount as well as seeing an awesome amount of beautiful wildlife. It also supports the conservation of the beautiful leopards and the whole ecosystem. (more)Sue Hull
Excellent...The lodges were most notable for their superb food, while the location and design of the camp and its surroundings were amazing, and all those at the camp (staff and other visitors) friendly and hospitable to a lone traveller. (more)Carole Rakodi
From £65 - £90 per person per night
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
excellent, but very tiring (more)Gerard Thompson
We loved it! The staff was so knowledgeable and we enjoyed the participation aspect of the trip. The people we met were great and it was really a bonus to meet people from all over the world. (more)Kelly Towle
The most memorable parts were... stunning sunsets every night, the clear starry nights, amazing wildlife, beautiful scenery, incredible people, and great company. (more)Julia Ward
From €1935 excluding flights
East Africa bush camping safari
Memorable parts? Great walking. Fantastic views. Interesting accommodation. Excellent guide Tips? Be prepared to be one of the group. Enjoy! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Excellent (more)Sue Melville
From £2599 including UK flights
Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari
Memorable parts? Wildlife drives. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Anne Brautigam
From £430 - £505 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
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It was OK
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A bit disappointing really
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