African Safari Vacation Packages & Holidays
Discover Africa’s Big Five and see an abundance of birdlife and wildlife throughout the many safari destinations to be found across the continent. From Kruger to Chobe; Mosi-oa-Tunya to Etosha, the best safaris in Africa offers the chance to see game across a number of habitats.
You’ve flipped through brochures, you’ve Googled ‘Best Holiday Destination’, you’ve made a decision. A vacation to Africa! No doubt you’re curious about what to expect on a trip to Africa?
Tours and Safaris in Africa, are usually very well organised seeing that most of the Safari in Africa takes place in Game Reserves.
Packing: Vacation to Africa
When embarking on a vacation to Africa, whether you set off with a small backpack, or decide to pack a seam-popping suitcase including kitchen sink-and-all, there are a few items, which are a must when exploring the African content. Essentials: passport, sunblock, camera, a list of your allergies in your vaccination certificate booklet and don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure.
Transport: Trips to Africa
The safest way to travel in Africa is by plane, hired car and on transport provided in tour packages. When travelling, universal safety and security precautions should be followed. So, avoid leaving your luggage unattended in an airport, avoid picking up hitchhikers and remember to plot your driving route on a map before your departure. Africa plays host to the most beautiful landscapes, making every mode of transport a scenic adventure on your holiday to Africa.
What to Expect: African Safari Holidays
Safaris in Africa are safe. They are safe because they are well planned and are run by trained professionals. Morning safari’s happen between 5:30 am and 8 am while Africa is still waking up.
Guides take you to the best spots to suit your wildlife and vegetation viewing requests. After returning from your morning game drive, you tuck into a hearty breakfast. Once you’ve eaten, you have ‘free-time’. Going on an unguided walk into the bush is strongly discouraged. The safety of the lodge offers an opportunity to relax, reflect and enjoy Africa!
Lunch is usually a delicious buffet spread to be enjoyed before a leisurely siesta or cool-down swim. An afternoon game drive or walk allows you to search for wildlife you haven’t seen yet, or follow a pride or herd spotted earlier. Dinner time is usually around 07:30, kicking off your feast with aperitifs around the campfire, followed by a delicious dinner at your lodge restaurant. After dinner it’s time to wind down. Depending on your lodge, camp and guide, you may get to the opportunity to go on a night game drive and get a lesson about the African stars. Once you return to your lodge, you fall asleep to the whispers of the wild. In the morning take a peek outside your front door and see if you can spot footprints of curious wildlife who have passed through your site over night… a common eventuality on safaris in Africa.
What to Expect: Tours in Africa
On guided tours of Africa, day trips and packaged trips to Africa, from the moment the tour starts, to the end of the trip, basic transport involved in completing the journey is usually included in the package whether it be on a canoe, bicycle, in a taxi or on a bus. On your holiday to Africa guided tours include a qualified and knowledgeable tour guide who lead you on your scenic adventure through Africa.
Africa tours and safaris are geared to cater a unique African experience for each individual, depending on what you want to get out of a trip to Africa.
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Addo Elephant & Eastern Cape Self Drive Tour Priced from ZAR 5,805 pp Priced from ZAR 5,805 ppCategory : Safaris,Self Drive Holidays
8 days in South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park
From the vibrant buzz of the city to the quiet, tranquil setting of the Valley of Desolation, discover the area’s culture, flora and fauna. This trip takes you on a scenic route of Eastern Cape discovery; including an elephant back safari and a series of great accommodation.
Cape Town & Eastern Cape Safari Self Drive Holiday Priced from ZAR 12,391 pp Priced from ZAR 12,391 ppCategory : Safaris,Self Drive Holidays
11 days in South Africa, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth
This tour is packed with highlights. Starting in Cape Town you will drive further to discover the Cape Winelands, the famous Garden Route and end the tour in the Amakhala Game Reserve.
Cape Town City to Namibia Desert Adventure Safari Price On RequestCategory :
9 days in Cape Town, Namibia, Sossusvlei
Explore Cape Town at its best and travel to utter tranquility and solitude of the Sossusvlei dunes in Namibia in this Cape Town City and Namibia Desert Adventure Safari. Cape Town is a diverse city boasting a myriad of things to see and do while Sossusvlei is a beautiful desert with a backdrop of the clearest skies, night and day.
Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari: Family Holiday Priced from ZAR 21,080 pp Priced from ZAR 21,080 ppCategory : Beach Holidays,Guided Tours,Safaris
11 days in South Africa, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Addo Elephant National Park, Cape Town
Enjoy a fun, safe, adventure filled family holiday exploring the Cape’s wonderland of activities. From Table Mountain’s view-from-the-top to rubbing noses with wildlife, this trip not only brings you closer to nature, but to your family too.
Discover Namibia Price On RequestCategory : Self Drive Holidays
11 days in Namibia
Explore the beauty of Namibia on an 11 day scenic adventure through the country's deserts, parks and landmarks.
Family Safari in the Greater Kruger Park Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
7 days in Greater Kruger National Park
Enjoy a family safari in the Greater Kruger National Park that is designed according to the needs of parents and children. In fact, everything on this safari is family orientated.
Flying Safari Namibia Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
7 days in Namibia
Experience the stark contrasts of Namibia from the air in a tour that showcases the best attributes of this incredible country: the dramatic dunes of Sossusvlei, the fascinating topography of Damaraland and the oasis of the Kunene River. Get to live the Namibian dream on the Flying Safari Namibia tour.
Garden Route Getaway Priced from ZAR 10,705 pp Priced from ZAR 10,705 ppCategory : Safaris
5 days in Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Cape Winelands, Cape Town
You travel along the world’s longest wine route and discover the beautiful coastlines along the garden route, gathering unforgettable memories.
Garden Route Guided Tour: PE to Cape Town Priced from ZAR 6,400 pp Priced from ZAR 6,400 ppCategory : Guided Tours,Short Breaks & Getaways
4 days in Garden Route, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Cape Town
The Garden Route is dappled with charming coastal towns that offer an exploration of the finest natural attractions of the area. This trip offers a scenic trip to all of them, cramming the full Garden Route experience into four days of exploration.
Great Namibian Journey Price On RequestCategory : Guided Tours,Safaris
13 days in Namibia
On the Great Namibian Journey you will be stunned by beautiful landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains and spectacular wildlife. Explore the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, the beauty and diversity of the Kunene River, amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled savannah of Etosha National Park.
Great Wilderness Journey And Victoria Falls Priced from ZAR 54,435 pp Priced from ZAR 54,435 ppCategory : Safaris
11 days in Botswana, Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Okavango Delta
Explore and experience Botswana's scenic northern areas: From the lush Okavango Delta to the game-rich Linyanti and Chobe, ending this tour with the world-famous Victoria Falls on the Zambian side.
Kruger Luxury Safari Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
5 days in Timbavati Game Reserve
Spend 5 days exploring the magnificent beauty of Kruger National Park on a specialised luxury safari adventure designed for four guests.
Kruger Walking Safari Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
3 days in Timbavati Game Reserve
Discover wildlife while walking through the Timbavati Game Reserve located in the Greater Kruger National Park.
KwaZulu-Natal Adventure Safari Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
7 days in Phinda Game Reserve
Phinda Private Game Reserve offers the perfect setting for a 7 day adventure of game drives, animal tracking, a scenic flight and the discovery of stunning parts of Africa’s sea.
Limpopo Big 5 Self Drive Safari Price On RequestCategory : Safaris,Self Drive Holidays
8 days in Kruger National Park
Spend time in 3 distinctly different wildlife regions of South Africa’s most northerly province - Limpopo. Spot the Big 5 on your journey and stay in 3 luxurious lodges during your journey.
Limpopo Self Drive Holiday Price On RequestCategory : Self Drive Holidays
7 days in South Africa, Johannesburg
This tour will lead you along some of South Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and will make you discover the African wildlife.
Luxury Holiday in Mpumalanga Price On RequestCategory : Golf Holidays & Safaris,Safaris
5 days in Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park
Treat yourself to a luxury holiday in Mpumalanga surrounded by nature, a steamy bath, glass of champagne and an indulgent massage a mere holler away.
Mozambique Bazaruto Island Honeymoon Priced from ZAR 23,421 pp Priced from ZAR 23,421 ppCategory : Honeymoons
5 days in Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Indulge in a romantic retreat for two, where the white sandy beach and curtain of palm trees form the backdrop for days spent enjoying water-based activities, luxurious pampering and exploring stretches of the island, hand-in-hand.
Mozambique Beach and Bush Holiday Price On RequestCategory : Beach Holidays,Safaris
8 days in Mozambique
If you can't decide whether to go to the bush or to the beach on your next vacation, we have an exclusive special offer for you. The Mozambique Beach and Bush Holiday includes both. Enjoy the remarkable wilderness wonderland of the Niassa Reserve, as well as Mozambique on a private island getaway in the Quirimbas Archipelago.
Namibia Fly-In Safari Priced from ZAR 22,415 pp Priced from ZAR 22,415 ppCategory : Guided Tours,Safaris
8 days in Namibia
Wave goodbye to the fuss of road maps and flat tyres, and explore the best of Nambia from a birds’ eye view. From magical views of ancient shipwrecks and old diamond ghost mines in Swakopmund to a wildlife exploration in the Etosha National Park, this trip is the easiest way to discover Namibia.
Namibia: Guided Tour of the South Priced from ZAR 13,290 pp Priced from ZAR 13,290 ppCategory : Guided Tours
7 days in Namibia
This exploration illuminates the sheer beauty of unspoiled desolation. Shifting dunes and rough seas reflect this restless stretch of Africa. Experience it.
Nxamaseri Barbel Run Fishing Package Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
5 days in Okavango Delta
Guided boat trips, following the gripping barbel runs, guaranteeing an exhilarating fight to catch large tiger fish on lure or on fly. You may take as many trips in a day as you would like, alternatively choose to spend the whole day out with a picnic lunch.
Okavango Delta Canoe Safari Priced from ZAR 12,606 pp Priced from ZAR 12,606 ppCategory : Luxury Adventure Tours,Safaris,Short Breaks & Getaways
4 days in Botswana, Okavango Delta
The Selinda Canoe Trail is the perfect mix of adventure and nature. Paddle down the stunning waterway flanked by Africa’s finest flora and fauna. Brilliant. Breathtaking.
Okavango Delta Fishing Package Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
3 days in Okavango Delta
The tour includes guided boat trips around Nxamaseri's main fishing area, targeting the best fishing spots for tiger fish, tilapia and barbel.
Okavango Delta Horseback Safari Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
8 days in Okavango Delta
Spot rare semi-aquatic antelope or even a leopard on this eight day horseback safari in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana.
Okavango Delta, Moremi and Savuti Wilderness Safari Priced from ZAR 39,050 pp Priced from ZAR 39,050 ppCategory : Safaris
8 days in Okavango Delta, Botswana
The ultimate African wilderness safari, combining the best lush locations, far stretching scenic landscapes and unrivalled game viewing.
Pafuri Walking Trail in Kruger Park Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
4 days in Kruger National Park
Explore the northern part of the Kruger National Park on the four day Pafuri Walking Trail.
Self Drive Tour: Garden Route Circular Priced from ZAR 13,293 pp Priced from ZAR 13,293 ppCategory : Self Drive Holidays
13 days in Garden Route, Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna, Franschhoek
Experience the beautifully scenic Garden Route on a journey to uncover the natural, historical and cultural attractions of this quirky stretch of South Africa.
Self Drive Tour: Namibia Priced from ZAR 17,557 pp Priced from ZAR 17,557 ppCategory : Self Drive Holidays
12 days in Namibia, Windhoek, Swakopmund, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namib Desert, Damaraland
This self drive tour offers you the opportunity to explore the town of Windhoek, the Etosha National Park, Swakopmund and the best this region has to offer.
South Luangwa Walking Safari Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
11 days in South Luangwa National Park
Follow the Mupamadzi River in the South Luangwa National Park on this 4 to 5 day walking safari and experience the best of Zambia.
Sun City & Pilanesberg National Park Self Drive Holiday Priced from ZAR 9,975 pp Priced from ZAR 9,975 ppCategory : Self Drive Holidays
7 days in South Africa, Pretoria, Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City
Combine game watching at Pilanesberg with world-class entertainment in Sun City. This week will be one you will not forget any time soon.
Two Night Safari package in Oudtshoorn Price On RequestCategory : Safaris
3 days in Oudtshoorn
Explore everything Oudtshoorn has to offer, from an elephant feeding experience to discovering the ancient Cango Caves. This region has fine wines and if you are not into wine tasting then a visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch is a must.
Hi there, I have a self drive company that is based in Maun, northern Botswana. I would like to know if you would consider adding us to your website?
Hi there, I have a City tour guiding company based in Durban with great itinerary around City -Heritage and Culture. would it be possible to add us to your website? Many thanks
hi , im mulyani , and im from malaysia , but im currently studying in beijing . and for this winter break , that is between january and february , i would love to go to south africa . if i want to go for the safari , victoria falls , skydiving , whale watching ,hiking to table mountain , city tour around cape town and johannesburg , how much will everything cost ? including the flight tickets ? and for the safari , would i be able to play or feed the elephants and hold the lion’s cubs ? and is there any other activities you think that is recommended if we go to south africa other than i just mentioned above ? your reply is very much appreciated , thank you :)
Thanks for your enquiry.
We would love to assist you with your trip to South Africa during January/February 2014.
Before I send you a quotation on a trip, please let me know if you will be travelling alone or with other people. I will send you an email so that we can discuss your budget and then we can start planning your trip.
We look forward to making your travel dreams a reality.
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