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Safari holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Namibia small group guided holiday and safari
A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia, from 2040 (13 days) ex flights
Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday, tailor made
Your tailor-made Tanzania Safari & Beach holiday, from 2299 - 3495 (14 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, from 3170 (21 days) ex flights
South Africa safari holiday, 14 days
Award winning safari in South Africa, from 2250 - 2850 (14 days) ex flights

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Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango, from 2890 (21 days) ex flights
Botswana camping safaris
Botswana's premier game parks, Okavango Moremi Savuti Chobe, from 1295 (14 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from 3099 - 3699 (18 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania Selous safari holiday & Zanzibar
Selous safari combined with Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia Island, from 1590 - 2850 (11 days) ex flights
South African safaris for families with teenagers
Visit the famous Kruger National Park and Zulu villages, from 2225 - 2819 (14 days ) inc UK flights
Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa
Award winning wildlife safaris in South Africa, from 1795 - 2170 (10 days) ex flights
Kenya & Uganda holiday, Maasai Mara & mountain gorillas
Overland camping to Massai Mara and the mountain Gorillas, from 1185 (14 days) ex flights
Camping safari in Southern Africa
Camping safari highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana & Kruger, from 1250 (16 days) ex flights
Selous Game Reserve safari, Tanzania
One of the best safari experiences, from 2570 - 2755 (9 days) ex flights
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
Best wildlife viewing in north Tanzania plus beach treehouse, from 3495 - 3930 (11 days) ex flights
Classic South Africa self drive holiday
Ideally suited for the first-time visitor to South Africa, from 2995 (16 days) inc UK flights
Diverse Namibia holiday
An active, exciting adventure, exploring iconic Namibia, from 2130 - 2425 (12 days) ex flights
Botswana great wilderness journey
Botswana Great Wilderness journey, from 5395 (10 days) ex flights
Namibia small group holiday, sand dunes & safari
A hidden gem of contrasting landscapes and amazing wildlife, from 1350 (8 days) ex flights
South Africa luxury wildlife adventure
Combine classic safari with a marine safari in South Africa, from 3863 (11 days) inc UK flights
Namibia holidays, safari & desert discovery
9 day Safari designed to show you the best of Namibia, from 1880 (9 days) ex flights
Selous safari & Mafia Islands diving holiday
Africa's largest game park, from 3180 (13 days) inc UK flights
Holidays to Uganda
See the incredible primates of the African jungle, from 2799 (11 days) ex flights
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia
See wildlife in the Omo valley, from 1496 (14 days) ex flights
Namibia self drive holiday, big cat conservation
Self drive trip taking in Namibia's highlights, from 2585 (15 days) inc UK flights
Private vehicle safari in Tanzania
Bespoke private big game safari in Northern Tanzania, from 1740 - 1905 (8 days) ex flights
Kenya wildlife camping safari
Game watching morning, afternoon and night, from 1575 (8 days) ex flights
Zambia safari in Luangwa with Victoria Falls
A Safari in South Luangwa and the Victoria Falls combined, from 2915 (11 days) ex flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Luxury Small Group Botswana camping in Wildlife Rich Areas, from 2985 (11 days) ex flights
Tanzania camping safari
Your tailor-made Tanzanian camping safari, from 1375 - 1690 (8 days) ex flights

299 reviews for safari holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent 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.

Big game safari in Tanzania
Superb: it exceeded our expectations. Watching a herd of wildebeest crossing the Mara River. It was a truly astonishing, primal sight. (more)Sheila Brooks
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
From 2640 - 2895 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 1575 excluding flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Every part of every day was special in some way. Of course seeing really wild animals in the really wilds the best bit. (more)Jill Jesson
The wildlife, the stunning location of our accommodation was truly memorable... A truly unique experience. Great service pre-booking. Great service "on the ground" - including all transfers etc. Thank you! (more)Judith Frehner
From 2985 excluding flights
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday
Memorable parts? Too many to mention! Highlights - getting to the top of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti safari! Tips? Do your research. We tweaked our holiday quite a bit and the main aim was to climb Kilimanjaro - had we not researched and as such altered the original itinerary by adding an extra day - we would NOT have made it to the top - which would have soured the rest of the trip which was to go on safari and finish in Zanzibar. Local benefits? Yes - we had sixteen people... (more)Angie Koufou
From US $4550 - US $5850 excluding flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
It's actually pretty hard to describe this trip in a few words - it was truly magical and inspirational! (more)Nina Szewczak
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
From 1895 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge 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 3170 excluding flights
South Africa safari holiday, 14 days
If you are looking for a first class small group safari experience which has the added benefits of a more hands approach to the wild life and conservation, culture, and people of South Africa and all at a reasonable cost, this is the ideal package. (more)Adele Struyck-Ismay
Five stars! It was, as stated, the adventure of a lifetime, which we were expecting, but we did not plan to gain so much more, in the way of making friends and feeling a part of missions that transcended mere tourism. (more)Tania Modleski
Most memorable for me is was a great encounter with bush baby jumping around on the track and in the bushes. For my husband it was the lions making a buffalo kill right in front of our jeep. For both of us it was seeing the white lions at Umlani. (more)Richard Palmer
From 2250 - 2850 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 3099 - 3699 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
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
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 2899 - 3499 including UK flights
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
Best bits: There were so many memorable moments it's hard to pick just one: walking up Dune 45 early in the morning, watching the animals at the water holes in Etosha, staying in a tree house! (more)Janice Capstick
We had fantastic animals encounters in several places including Mosi oa Tunya, Mahango, Etosha and Chobe. The walking safari in Mosi oa Tunya was very special, we got great views of giraffe and white rhinos on foot. The landscape and animals at Etosha are just breath taking, we saw lions there and many other animals and birds. (more)Richard Stansfield
Fantastic! We loved every minute of it. Guides were lovely people, very good at their job and we enjoyed the team working aspect of group participation in cooking and camp activities. (more)Rachel Guinee
From 2890 excluding 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
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 1425 - 1695 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 3495 - 3930 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
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 2949 - 3029 including UK 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
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
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 2799 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group 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 1740 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
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
Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari
Memorable parts? Wildlife drives. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Anne Brautigam
From 936 - 1155 excluding flights
Tanzania  luxury safari
Memorable parts? The amount of animals we saw on safari. Tips? Avoid the Serena Serengeti hotel, not the best, service bad, food bad and rooms a bit shabby. Local benefits? No Overall rating? Brilliant - 9 out of 10. (more)Joanne Longhurst
From 5785 including domestic flights only
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia
A great holiday ... incredible sights and the chance to see several of the tribal groups in the Omo Valley. (more)Lloyd Martin
This vacation was everything we hoped it would be, and much more. We saw everything we wanted to see, but what really made the difference was the wonderful guide and driver. (more)Carolyn Scharf
A highlight was our 4 hour walk on the Sanetti plateau, seeing wolves walk by us not too far away in complete peace. Visiting the Harenna forest, a beautiful largely unexplored rainforest on the southside of Bale Mountains, was also unforgettable. (more)Francoise Wemelsfelder
From 1496 excluding flights
Tanzania camping safari
Memorable parts? Seeing the great migration, thousands of wildebeest crossing a river while making a "snoring" sound. We stayed their watching them for several hours. Wonderful. Tips? Think about the fact that you want to go camping or prefer staying in a lodge. The bathroom-facilities on the camping sites are basic. Local benefits? Our guide was really concerned with respecting the natural habits and behaviours of the animals and he always put this before trying to fulfil... (more)Suzy Mentens
From 1375 - 1690 excluding flights
The Grand Southern Africa safari
Memorable parts? Namib desert including Dune 45 hike and Deadvlei, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Chobe River cruise Tips? Be prepared for the rough road travel in Namibia Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? It was an excellent travel that I will remember for life, with great value. (more)Jeffrey Lee
From 1349 - 2449 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
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 $3990 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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