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Safari holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

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Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from 2999 - 3499 (18 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
Southern Tanzania safari
Seek a safari off the beaten path, from 2799 - 3249 (12 days) inc UK flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Small group accommodated safari Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, from 2895 (21 days) ex flights
Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure
Witness the best in wildlife and scenery, from 2699 - 3399 (16 days) inc UK flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Self drive trip taking in Namibia's highlights, from 2585 (15 days) inc UK flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure, from 2400 - 3500 (14 days) inc UK 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
Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from 1900 - 3100 (15 days) inc UK flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Wildlife, mountains & white sandy beaches, from 1630 (12 days) ex flights
Zambia safari in South Luangwa
Some of the best wildlife watching in Africa, from 3220 (9 days) ex flights
Small group safaris to Zambia
Look for wildlife from a canoe, from 1549 - 1849 (10 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
Walking safari in South Africa
Walking safaris and game drives in South Africa, from 2499 - 2749 (17 days) inc UK flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
South Africa's top sights - Cape Town, Garden Route & safari, from 3095 - 3495 (13 days) inc UK flights
Big game safari in Tanzania
Big game safari including luxury private camping, from 2815 (8 days) ex flights
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Safari in Tanzania and exotic beaches of Zanzibar Island, from US $3990 (12 days) ex flights
Botswana camping safaris
Bostwana - Okavango, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe & Vic Falls, from 1595 (14 days) ex flights
Safari in Amboseli & Tsavo National Parks, Kenya
Explore Amboseli and Tsavo - close to nature experience, from US $1250 - US $1750 (5 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
Caprivi, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Kalahari Bushman, Delta, Vic Falls, from 2595 (21 days) ex flights
Kwa Zulu Natal self drive South Africa holiday
South Africa's best kept secret, a must for second time visitors, from 4000 (15 days) inc UK flights
Black Leopard Safari Camp in South Africa
Eco chic luxury located between Kruger and Johannesburg, from 65 - 90 per person per night
Malawi tailor made holiday
A truly exceptional wildlife, mountain and Lake Malawi experience, from 2195 - 2245 (14 days) ex flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches, from 1650 (11 days) ex flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists, from 1420 (7 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Upgraded for 2015 ! Small group safaris, 2 to 6 persons max, from 2395 - 2725 (14 days) ex flights
Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday
Africa's largest game park, from 3180 (13 days) inc UK flights
Johannesburg to Victoria Falls tours in Southern Africa
Experience the best of southern Africa, from 651 - 945 (7 days) ex flights
Rongai Route Kilimanjaro climb and Tanzania safari
Kilimanjaro via the little used Rongai Route, from 2999 - 3199 (12 days) inc UK flights
Kenya holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 7 days
Superb wildlife with Maasai and Kikuyu culture, from US $1895 - US $2395 (7 days) ex flights

312 reviews for safari holidays4.5 star overall rating

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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
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
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
Malawi tailor made holiday
The most memorable part was locating and visiting Rita's brother's grave in Blantyre. Huntingdon House and meeting Chip. Safaris at Mvuu Camp...Excellent - the trip of a lifetime for all of us. (more)John Christie
Very good, we went to four very different locations and saw a great deal. (more)ian macbeth
From 2195 - 2245 excluding 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 2999 - 3499 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
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
From 2895 excluding flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
10/10 it was amazing. We were so well looked after and treated as part of the family at our main resort. it was very hectic as we stayed at 6 locations so it involved a lot of travelling. but now we are back, we realise how much we packed in and how much we saw. it was a trip of a lifetime for us, so we really appreciate all the things we gained from our trip and are now saving hard to go again!! (more)SUE NEWMAN
For a first safari for my daughter and I, this was a terrific experience. Good weather, delicious and varied cooking, confortable accommodations and experienced, diplomatic and knowledgeable guides made our safari something to remember and talk about (more)Lucille Daze
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
From 2395 - 2725 excluding flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
Way better than I ever could have imagined. I will be going again! (more)Carole Artis
Absolutely amazing. The most memorable holiday ever. (more)Michael Moulsley
Interesting, exciting, very comfortable! We would like to recommend everyone! ! (more)elena grosso
From 1650 excluding flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
Loved everything about it. (more)Linda Thomson
I think this was probably the best holiday we've ever had...we're currently looking for an excuse to go back!! (more)Dave McCall
From 3095 - 3495 including UK flights
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
I am a frequent traveller and have done many overland and organize trip in the past, by far these were the best I have used. The countries visited were more than I could have ever imagined and the people I met along the way will always stay with me. It's a 10 out of 10. (more)Cathal Murphy
Excellent trip with a huge amount packed into the 21 days and good value for money (more)Jennifer Rousseau
Really very good - about 9.5/10. Namib desert and Chobe National Park, as well as the excellent tour staff were the best parts about this holiday. (more)Joe Seydel
From 2595 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
I definitely feel as if the holiday benefited local people and supported conservation. The gorilla permits may be expensive, but that money is certainly helping to secure the future of an endangered animal. And on one trek in particular the guide explained how money generated from tourism in the area was used to get local people involved in agricultural projects. To get so close to these amazing animals in their natural habitat is such a unique, unforgettable experience. (more)Siofra Brennan
As good a holiday as we have ever had, initial concerns about using a non UK company we had not heard of before were soon allayed by the professional and prompt service we received from the operator based in Rwanda, we cannot thank them enough! (more)Darren Winslow
Life-changing. (more)Liz Lawson
From 2400 - 3500 including UK flights
Okavango Delta tailor made safari in Botswana
Memorable parts? Up close and personal with the wild animals on safari Tips? Can be cold on the morning game drives and take DEET insect repellent. Don't have too high expectations of animal sightings and then everything is a real treat. Local benefits? Very eco friendly, solar power and recycling etc. All staff were locals and seemed to really enjoy their work. Overall rating? Excellent. Not cheap but we didn't need to spend any extra money except for tips and... (more)Janet Gaten
From 3200 - 5950 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 holiday was good - safaris are tiring so a week on Zanzibar was a wonderful way to relax. (more)Sally Moir
The most memorable part was camping on rim of Ngorgoro crater and seeing in crater black rhino and leopard. Awesome sunsets. (more)Lesley Halliday
From 2699 - 3399 including UK flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
Excellent - a truly amazing holiday for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best holidays we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable holiday. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
From 1420 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
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
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
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
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 2999 - 3249 including UK 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
Zululand safari holiday, South Africa
Memorable parts? Close proximity to the wildlife in their natural habitat, amazing scenery and masses of things to do a great first visit to an amazing and diverse country Tips? The operator was fantastic ! Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Super some wonderful memories for the whole family great experiences and great laughs (more)Anna Dugdale
From 1755 excluding flights
Botswana & Zambia family safari
Excellent. As a family experience it could not be beaten. The guides and staff were excellent and made our holiday extremely informative and fun. (more)Neil Maddock
The most memorable part of the holiday was camping in Moremi, Okavango. (more)Lynn Houlding
From 3539 including UK flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Memorable parts? Seeing the gorillas. Visiting the Pygmy village. Tips? Bring long trousers and T-shirts to cover up in Uganda. Pack lightly as there is laundry at the campsite. Local benefits? Yes, particularly when visiting the Pygmy village and the Kenyan school. My trip was the first 19 days of a longer 75 day tour. Whilst I did not go on this activity I know that later in the longer tour they go on a lion walk. I would urge you to research the company that runs this... (more)Genevieve Isherwood
From 495 excluding flights
Holidays to Uganda
Memorable parts? Getting close to gorillas in their forest home will be unforgettable. The Nile boat trips are excellent also. Tips? Just go. Don't expect to see lots of big cats (although we did see some lions and leopards) - but seeing the gorillas is very special and the rest of the wildlife is great also. Local benefits? Benefits local people only in so far that hotels and guiding provide jobs. Benefits the environment because visitors create a reason for the national... (more)Gerard O'Hanlon
From 2350 - 2395 excluding flights
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia
It was a wonderful experience and adventure, being able to see and be present at places and situations that we had only read about. (more)Hefin Salisbury
We had a wonderful time in Ethiopia and would recommend this holiday to anyone planning on touring in this remarkable country. (more)Judith Lumb
While in Turmi, we were able to watch the Hamer festivity where the boy marks his passage from boy to adult by jumping the bulls. Not fixed, or touristy. For me, easily the highlight of the trip! (more)David Whetham
From 1496 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 2585 including UK flights
Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari
Memorable parts? Wildlife drives. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Anne Brautigam
From 683 - 1015 excluding flights
Botswana camping safaris
Indescribably lovely...the most memorable parts were wild camping and interactions with wildlife! (more)Becky Sandford
10 out of 10....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. (more)Colin Pilkington
From 1595 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

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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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