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134 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. Whether you want a traditional truck safari or a walking safari, stay in a luxury safari lodge or camp out in the bush, these African safaris offer a fantastic variety of safari styles, destinations and experiences.

African safaris holidays
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Magnificent parks and the legendary exotic Zanzibar beach, from US $3340 - US $3440 (12 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £2969 - £3549 (18 days) inc UK flights
Botswana camping safari
Botswana- Kalahari, Okavango, Chobe & Vic Falls. Small group, from €1645 (15 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
Caprivi, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Kalahari Bushman, Delta, Vic Falls, from €2595 (21 days) ex flights
Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure
Witness the best in wildlife and scenery, from £2599 - £3199 (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
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
14 Day - Big 5 game viewing with conservation professionals, from £2595 (14 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
Small group adventure safari - Zambia, Namibia & Botswana, from €1935 (21 days) ex flights
Okavango Delta tailor made safari in Botswana
Fantastic private safari in Okavango Delta, from £3200 - £5950 (11 days) ex flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure., from US $2850 - US $3800 (14 days) ex flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches, from £1650 (11 days) ex flights
Black Leopard Safari Camp in South Africa
Eco chic luxury located between Kruger and Johannesburg, from £87.50 - £90 per person per night
Southern Tanzania safari
Seek a safari off the beaten path, from £2949 - £3349 (12 days) inc UK flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Self drive trip taking in Namibia's highlights, from £2600 (15 days) inc UK flights
Walking safari in South Africa
Walking safaris and game drives in South Africa, from £2340 - £2699 (17 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
Botswana camping safaris
Bostwana - Okavango, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe & Vic Falls, from €1595 (14 days) ex flights
Luxury walking safari in Kenya, Africa
Eco lux & walking safari in wild Africa. Awarded camp!, from US $1750 (5 days) ex flights
Selous safari & Zanzibar holiday
Real off the beaten track adventures in Tanzania, from £2469 - £2861 (14 days ) inc UK flights
Southern Africa holiday
Amazing scenery, wildlife & people, from £1865 - £2040 (15 days) ex 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
East Africa bush camping safari
See the 'Big 5' on this camping trip in both Kenya and in Tanzania, from £2599 - £2999 (13 days) inc UK flights
Namibia small group guided holiday and safari
A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia, from £2105 - £2335 (14 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

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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 £2605 - £2975 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Memorable parts? By far - coming face to face with a group of Mountain Gorillas Tips? Try to spread it over more than two weeks as there was rather a lot of travelling up to 12 hours on one day Local benefits? Yes definitely as it creates employment for hotels etc and also drivers, park rangers, guides and security personnel, obviously the cost of Chimp and Gorilla treks as well as Game Park fees must benefit conservation and wildlife Overall rating? It was a wonderful... (more)Colin Stevens
From US $2850 - US $3800 excluding flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
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
This was a fabulous holiday which exceeded all our (high) expectations. From the time we expressed an interest in going on this safari, to dropping us at the airport at the end of our holiday we experienced a very attentive and personal service. I would definitely go again. (more)Lesley Munro
This was a great holiday in the true sense of the word and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to any like-minded traveller. The geniality and hospitality of all staff concerned in the various reserves were truly exceptional. (more)Georgia Tracey
From £2595 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 - £3549 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
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
Selous safari & Zanzibar holiday
It was the magical experience I had hoped for, it being my first trip to Africa, with lots of things to do, see and experience. I felt very safe at all times, had a brilliant two weeks and will definitely want to do something similar again in the future. (more)Susanne Devine
We loved the Selous Game Reserve where you could view a wide range of animals but hardly see another tourist. We particularly enjoyed the boat safari where we saw hippos, crocodiles and a wide range of beautiful birds as well as elephants, impala and buffalo drinking at the lake side. (more)Pam Simmonds
Safari at the Lodge and drives to see game plus snorkel for day and bbq at mneba island off Zanzibar were most memorable...Excellent. (more)Gordon Needham
From £2469 - £2861 including UK 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
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
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
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
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
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 £2549 - £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 £2719 - £3165 including UK 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 - £4349 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 leopards in the Serengeti was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Susan Armstrong
Our children (13 and 15) got as much out of meeting the local people in towns and villages as they did from seeing the vast array of wildlife. Now they realise you really can make do on a minimum of possessions and things can be fixed (in very inventive ways), not thrown away when they break; a life changing experience for them. (more)Graham Botwright
From £1810 - £1955 excluding 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
Botswana camping safari
Memorable parts? All our guides and in particular our chief guide Wayne were fabulous, the animal counters were too frequent to list, and the friendliness of the Botswanans and the beauty of the Okavango and Chobe and Victoria Falls were unbelievable. This is a trip focusing specifically on the national parks and wildlife reserves of Botswana and this involved 'wild' camping which was a real highlight. Tips? Be prepared for three long days of driving in the course of the two weeks.... (more)Julie Mills
From €1645 excluding flights
Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari
Memorable parts? Wildlife drives. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Anne Brautigam
From £391 - £505 excluding flights
Gorilla safari in Uganda
The whole holiday was memorable for all the best reasons but probably the most outstanding were the 2 days spent with the Mountain Gorillas. A memory that will live with me 'til the end of my days! (more)Judith Towell
Unforgettable experience in country very different from my own. I met some very gentle and helpful people who added much to my enjoyment. All travel arrangements went smoothly and as expected. Given the chance, I would love to return to Rwanda. (more)Patrick Taylor
The whole of our week in Rwanda was extraordinary and memorable... and we lost our hearts to this small and extremely beautiful country. We had two days gorilla tracking which were wonderful - not least because of the great organisation and knowledge of the local guides and trackers. (more)Caroline Gant
From £3595 excluding 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
Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, 10 days
The best way to see the Wild life in Eastern Africa and the best way to go on Safari. If trekking was possible through the Masai Mara this would have been the only better way to see these amazing animals. For obvious reasons trekking is not possible and going in a car is the second best option. (more)Tomas Gregersen
The safari was a highlight and a very nice guide named Jackson from the tour operator. The guide was always there in time and very helpful. (more)Cathrin Skogly
From US $3330 - US $3430 excluding flights
Family safari for teenagers in Botswana
Memorable parts? Many wonderful memories, among which magnificent sunsets, mating lions and a leopard resting in a high tree near its prey, a young impala, lifted in the tree. Lions and leopard were seen in the Moremi Game reserve. Tips? Bring enough warm clothes: in July and August, nights and early mornings are very cold. Bring many memory cards and something to protect your camera from dust and sand. Local benefits? This tour is organized by a South-African company, so... (more)Françoise Bartiaux
From £3249 - £3299 including UK flights
Tanzania wildlife & beach holiday
It was a fantastic experience which was hugely enjoyable the organisation was flawless. Whenever we were due to be picked up we were picked up, for us, traveling with kids, it was the right combination between feeling like precious cargo and being on an adventure. (more)Azad Khan
Brilliant! Camping in the Serengeti with nobody else near us was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Pam Robinson
Seeing the migration cross the Serenara River in the Serengeti was the most exciting part...Marvellous. (more)Eric Lowry
From £2705 excluding flights

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