Luxury safari holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

A choice of luxury wildlife safaris from specialist and responsible operators and accommodations who can tailor make a holiday to your requirements.
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Zambia safari in South Luangwa
Some of the best wildlife watching in Africa, from £3220 (9 days) ex flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from £2815 (8 days) ex flights
Selous Game Reserve safari, Tanzania
One of the best safari experiences, from £2570 - £2755 (9 days) ex flights
Tanzania  luxury safari
Luxury Safari Camps and Incredible Wildlife in Tanzania, from £5785 (12 days) ex flights
Southern Tanzania luxury safari holiday
Two of the most wild and unspoilt parks of Tanzania, from £5550 (12 days) inc UK flights
Coast and overland safari in Kenya
See Kenya from the ground in a private 4x4 Land Cruiser, from £2450 (8 days)
Namibia small group guided holiday and safari
A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia, from £1995 (13 days) ex flights
Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique
Combine a wildlife safari in South Africa with beach time, from £3235 - £5000 (12 days) inc UK flights
Masai Mara luxury camping safari, Kenya
Masai Mara experience of a lifetime - the height of luxury, from £1575 - £3150 (7 days) ex flights
Kenya luxury safari & beach holiday
Relaxed, rewarding and meaningful safari and beach holiday, from £3200 - £3975 (11 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
Gorilla safari in Uganda
Track the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, from £3795 (10 days) ex flights
South Africa safari and Mauritius beach holiday
This luxury itinerary combines a wildlife safari with relaxation time on the beach, from £3135 - £5100 (13 days) inc UK flights
Kenya luxury safari at Governors
A stunning, luxury safari staying at Governors Camps, from £3450 (9 days) ex flights
Kenya safari & beach holiday, tailormade
Luxury tailormade Kenya holidays, from £3330 (9 days) ex flights
KwaZulu Natal luxury game reserve in Hluhluwe, South Africa
Africa's leading luxury big five safari lodge, from R2550 - R7050 per person per night
Kenya safari & beach holiday
Combine both luxury safari & beach for an incredible holiday, from £2571 (10 days) ex flights
Tanzania wildlife & beach holiday
Beach and wildlife - Serengeti & Zanzibar, from £2705 (15 days) ex flights
Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game
Track the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, from £2695 (8 days) ex flights
Kenya luxury safari lodge
Stay in a luxury safari lodge in Kenya, from US $550 - US $590 per room per night
Namibia desert dune safari
Explore the Deserts and the Dunes in Namibia, from £3100 (11 days) ex flights
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
The best in wildlife viewing in northern Tanzania, from £4170 (11 days) ex flights
Safari lodge in Zambia
Thornicroft Lodge: Sophisticated & traditional Safari Lodge, from US $225 - US $285 per person per night
Tanzania safari holiday, tailor made
Discover extraordinary wildlife in Africa's greatest parks, from £1699 - £2590 (8 days) ex flights
Malawi & Zambia holiday, safari & beach
An unique and unusual safari and beach combination, from £6105 (13 days) inc UK flights
Southern Africa luxury wildlife & beach holiday
Pristine beaches and rich wildlife on this Southern African tour, from £6555 (15 days) inc UK flights
Southern Kalahari luxury safari lodge, South Africa
Luxury accommodation on a wildlife reserve in South Africa, from R4900 per person per night
Namibia small group holiday, sand dunes & safari
Namibia is a hidden gem, a land of contrasts and beauty, from £1350 (8 days) ex flights
Kenya & Tanzania holiday, East Africa highlights
Explore Kenya’s and Tanzania’s premier safari spots, from £3520 (13 days) ex flights
Tanzania safari holiday, 7 days
Safari in style of Royalty round Tanzanian parks, from US $4800 - US $5200 (7 days) ex flights

60 reviews for Luxury safari holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Luxury safari holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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
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
Uganda safari, gorillas, chimps and game
Memorable parts? Spending time with Mountain Gorillas Tips? Combine seeing Mountain Gorillas with Safari in Uganda. Why waste time flying around? Local benefits? Yes. We were able to visit community projects and provide support direct as well as via local organisations. Overall rating? The very best wildlife experience! Not exactly reborn!! (more)Liz Green
From £2695 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 £4170 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
Zambia safari in South Luangwa
The most memorable part was when we were driving up a rocky dry river to see white rhinos and when they smelled/heard us and started coming towards us, realized they could be a lot faster than us on this terrain. (more)Sven Jeanrenaud
The most exciting was the gorge swing & white river rafting in Victoria Falls as well as the night game drives following lions stalking prey in the Okavango. (more)Jean Pierre Kruger
From £3220 excluding flights
Southern Africa luxury wildlife & beach holiday
Botswana was the best. We want to go back today!! One of the most memorable moments is arriving in our first camp, and barely two hours later, sitting on a Land Rover just meters from a male lion, and nothing between him and us! Just amazing! (more)Dirk Bettels
Do it! Money well spent... (more)Katrin Nyman Metcalf
From £6555 including UK flights
Coast and overland safari in Kenya
Memorable parts? I look back and smile about the whole trip, it was all so memorable! If I had to pick just one place, it would have to be Msambweni House. The staff and setting were just so amazing. Tips? Stay longer at Msambweni House if you can.....pure relaxation! Trust in James, he did a great job in booking this trip and left nothing out. Local benefits? All the staff were local, so could walk or cycle to work and you could tell were happy in their jobs. As much as possible... (more)Amy Jenner
From £2450
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
Family luxury safari & beach holiday, South Africa & Mozambique
Memorable parts? We loved every second of our holiday, but the things that most stand out are our Safari at Tanda Tula, the beauty of Plettenberg Bay and the amazing people at Kanonkop House in Knysna. Tips? Arrange your activities prior to travelling, especially Cape Town as we had trouble getting to the main attractions. Local benefits? Yes, it was lovely to see in this in all the guest houses we stayed in. Overall rating? Amazing, could not have been better. (more)Laura Beccaria
From £3235 - £5000 including UK 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 £3795 excluding 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
Zambia and Malawi tailor made safaris
Memorable parts? All days and trip were memorable, but above all watching elephants crossing the river 30 metres away from us having lunch in Old Mondoro. Tips? 1. I'd check the daily planning of the activities. Given the winter climate, the scheduling for the days was perhaps too relaxing, with a very long pause from 11.00/11.30 to 15.30/16.00 depending on the camp. 2. Definitely GO to Lower Zambesi: in any brochure or Web Sites is presented ad a second choise vs. South Luangwa,... (more)Vincenzo Bracciale
From £4500 including UK flights
Kruger & Swaziland safari, South Africa, tailormade
Most memorable were seeing a pack of nine wild dogs....Getting so close to some of the other wildlife, Seeing Humpback whales breach. Better than expected and lived up to all our hopes. (more)Bob Mudd
The trip surpassed our expectations tenfold. In our wildest dreams we couldn't contemplate or imagine the experience we would or could hope to achieve on this trip. It was amazing from beginning to end. (more)Eugene and Debs Gribbon
From £820 excluding flights
Namibia small group guided holiday and safari
Memorable parts? The scenery in different parts of Namibia is very dramatic and beautiful, especially Sossusvlei and Damaraland. The lodges are well situated with no fences round the camps so you can just watch the wildlife from your room. We saw a male lion at the water hole just 20 yards away from our porch and while in a night hide saw two rhinos fighting and they were only about 5 yards away. It was also very special going out for the sundowners with our guide singing and playing the... (more)LINDA BLACKETT
From £1995 excluding flights
Botswana great wilderness journey
Memorable parts? To travel to an area of Botswana which we had not covered on previous trips ,with hope of seeing the Wild Dog. We chose three independent areas of Botswana to appreciate the diversity of the land and the wildlife. We were fortunate to see Honey Badgers, nocturnal Wild cats, Bat Eared Foxes, Black Striped Jackal, a family of Porcupines and other birds and Raptors. The big game didn't disappoint either. In Moremi all the big cats were visible, healthy herds of Elephant with... (more)Michele Grainger
From £5395 excluding flights
Garden Route luxury accommodation in South Africa
The lodge is a fantastic place to stay in a stunning setting. The standard of accommodation is very high, with simple but good quality furnishings, and the set-up for families in two-storey rooms works very well. (more)Liz Roberts
Since it was my birthday my parents had contacted the hotel and arranged for a bottle of bubbly to be in the room when I came back from a days walking - drinking that whilst sitting on the balcony was lovely. (more)Anon
From R1056 per person per night

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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
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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