Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa

A perfectly balanced South African safari, with a variety of beautiful reserves and lodges, Big Five viewing and conservation insights, plus the chance to tailor the itinerary to your interests.
Rukiya Safari Camp Unique 'bush senses' experience Bush walks Help Ingwe Leopard Research Team set camera traps Wild Rivers Reserve Private concession in Balule Reserve Klaserie Game Reserve Thornybush Game Reserve
£2995To£3225 excluding flights
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10 Days
Small group
Group size
From 1 - 6 people
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Per person sharing.
All our safaris are available to individuals and couples with some dates being guaranteed small group safaris. Domestic flights or scenic road transfers can be quoted. Single supplements apply.
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Description of Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa

This exciting 10-day safari visits a variety of private game reserves in the greater Kruger Park area, as well as the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The base for this safari is in Wild Rivers Nature Reserve, but this holiday also takes in Klaserie and Thornybush game reserves, which all offer different accommodation and habitat types, for a fully rounded safari experience. This package includes an introduction to learn more about of work in Leopard conservation, plus even more chances to view the Big Five and explore the African bush. It’s the perfect combination of exploring the African bush, learning about our conservation work and enjoying high quality accommodation in fantastic locations.

We are a small company and prefer small groups of less than eight persons, which allow us to deliver a personal service, with flexibility to cater for any specific needs. Whether you’re here for general wildlife viewing or interested in something specific we can help. In addition, you might like to visit one of our community projects. Choose to be hands-on or simply sit back and let us take the strain. Whatever you prefer, we’ll do our best to provide. Just let us know what you want from your safari experience and together we can make your time with us truly memorable.

This 10-day safari runs all year round and is also available for families. Children under 12 years get 50% off the adult price. Bush walks are replaced by game drives for children under 14 years.

Where possible we provide an all-inclusive price for each safari, with any additions clearly shown on your itinerary. That’s because we understand how important it is to plan your safari costs and avoid any hidden extras.

Price information

£2995To£3225 excluding flights
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Per person sharing.
All our safaris are available to individuals and couples with some dates being guaranteed small group safaris. Domestic flights or scenic road transfers can be quoted. Single supplements apply.
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20 Reviews of Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2023 by

We absolutely loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2023 by

Amazing opportunities to see wildlife (Big 5 and lots more!) and learn from knowledgeable guides... Fantastic - it was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for us and we'll always remember this! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2022 by

Super Saturday! Although had been on safari 6 days I'd still not seen a leopard. On the early morning game drive we came across one up in a tree, then a short while later another by the side of the road - both wonderful to see. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2022 by

We had an incredible experience on safari in South Africa. We had very knowledgeable guides and were able to get amazing close-up experiences with some awesome wildlife! Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021 by

Absolutely fantastic! Trip of a lifetime! Saw the Big 5 and then some! Beautiful accommodations, wonderful staff, and unrivalled animal viewing! Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019 by

Superb - definitely the best safari I've done. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by

Seeing a mother leopard and her cub playing and grooming until walking off into the sunset was amazing to witness. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018 by

This was an excellent and exciting holiday where the staff went the extra mile. They were patient and took time to explain detail. Accommodation and food were of a high standard and every stop different. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2018 by

Coming up close and personal to a pride of 12 lions, seeing 3 different packs of wild dogs, one twice and seeing a breeding herd of elephants from our deck at Ivory Wilderness Lodge walking along the Klaserie River. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2017 by

Being so close to an amazing variety of wildlife, seeing their behaviour in the wild, and learning a lot from our guides. We were lucky and saw the "big seven", and so much more besides. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2017 by

Difficult to answer, there were so many, wild dogs in Tangala, elephants round the water hole at Nzimba, lions at a kill, the warm welcome from all the lodges to name but a few. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2017 by

There were so many moments! For stand out viewings we loved spending time watching 2 young male lions on the Ruikiya safari, sitting watching the wild- dog pups playing together while the adults were out hunting at Thornybush, Tangala, and then some wonderful leopard encounters at Klaserie thanks to the amazing tracker and guide at Nzumba. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2017 by

The whole trip was memorable. Lots of exciting moments seeing lions and elephants really close. Spending a couple of hours with two young male lions close by was very special. All the guides were very knowledgeable and helped us to understand the behaviour of the animals and birds we were seeing. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jun 2017 by

Two highlights were the sight of a leopard chased up a tree with 4 wild dogs circling underneath it and sitting by a muddy pool for ages watching 'teenage' and baby elephants playing and rolling in the mud! Oh, and the pride of 5 lions and the male elephant walking by right next to the jeep. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2016 by

This holiday has been a pleasure from morning til night. We enjoyed every minute, from the people we met, organisers, staff and guests alike, and the experiences we shared, the food, and the accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jul 2016 by

Brilliant from start to finish. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2016 by

This was an exquisite holiday! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2016 by

Absolutely fantastic! I have been on several safari holidays both self arranged and commercial in the past, but the highly professional, personal, helpful, and friendly service provided by our hosts and their team surpasses anything I had previously experienced. They made us feel like family. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2015 by

Excellent. Will be back! Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2015 by

If was a great holiday -great animal sightings, variety of accommodation styles and terrain. It was well organised, friendly and very good for solo travellers. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


Each safari provides a real wildlife viewing and conservation experience.
By opting for a safari with us safari guests are already helping to contribute towards our conservation work. In addition guests are afforded the opportunity to gain an insight into real African conservation work if they wish, either by observing our work or assisting our rangers. In this way we hope guests will help to spread the message of what real African conservation is and what the needs are.

All of our food, bathroom and kitchen supplies are from local sources and as far as possible, we aim to use a combination of organic, fair-trade and sustainable products.

We are committed to reducing reliance ion single use plastics in Africa and with that in mind each guest receives a complimentary metal water bottle to top up and use rather than plastic.

We believe that everyone is able to help make a difference towards conserving our environment. When on safari or in the bush, we operate a policy of ‘bring out what you take in’ i.e. we leave no litter or man made products behind. Game drive vehicles do not deviate from existing roads and tracks, however guided foot safaris will access game trails which cannot be reached by vehicle. When on foot, we stay on the trail as deviating can cause erosion and other environmentally harmful impacts.


While on safari we recommend that visitors buy locally produced goods and support local artisans. In this way, visitors are able to help sustain the local community, contribute towards conservation and enrich their own lives. During each safari there will be opportunities to purchase goods from local artists, market stalls and restaurants in keeping with the ideals of fair trade. Our guides will advise on a ‘fair price’ if requested, however it is worth noting that a relatively small sum can make a huge difference to peoples lives in Africa and guests are asked to consider this when bargaining with market stallholders.

Our safari staff are all recruited locally and encouraged to develop within the organisation to achieve their goals and where applicable to produce conservation based items for sale (100% of the proceeds going to the originator).

On arrival, we hold an informal chat with guests to explain our conservation work and how they are able to contribute during their safari. A travellers’ code of conduct is also issued with each bespoke safari itinerary.

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