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Dreaming of a Remarkable African Safari?

Welcome to Discover Africa Safaris.

Discover Africa is a team of safari travel experts who have travelled extensively throughout Southern and East Africa. We’ve discovered and experienced everything needed to tailor-make the perfect African safari for you.

Discover Africa was founded in 2002. We’ve helped thousands of travellers go to Africa since the launch of our travel company. Our “home base” is in wonderful Cape Town, South Africa — with a network of lodges, guides and ground handlers across the continent.

We’re exceptionally proud of our 5-star customer service rating.

We invite you to explore our safari options, make an enquiry, and plan and book your next trip to Africa with our experienced safari travel experts who are ready to serve you.

Steve Conradie & Andre Van Kets
Co-founders, Discover Africa Safaris

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Why Book With Discover Africa?

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    Discover Africa’s safari experts are with you at every step of your epic journey.
  • Flexibility
    Sometimes life happens. Whether it’s an unforeseen circumstance or an emergency, your peace of mind is always our top priority.
  • Authenticity
    Discover Africa is more than just a name; it’s a promise of authentic African safari experiences. Owned and run by passionate Africans, we have an intrinsic love and understanding of the continent.
  • Personalization
    Africa is beautifully diverse, and so are the dreams of those who want to explore it. While our website showcases just a few of the best ways to experience the continent, we believe in crafting safari tours that fit your exact needs.
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Top African Safari Destinations to Discover

You're a step closer to your dream African safari. Explore any of these top destinations and start planning your trip with our safari travel experts.

When to Go on an African Safari

Highlights on an African safari in January?

  • Big game viewing in Tanzania and Kenya, still in their dry seasons.
  • Gorilla trekking in Rwanda during its dry season.
  • South Africa’s Cape and Garden Route are at their best, even in the rainy season.
  • Lush vegetation, spectacular scenery, and fewer visitors in many safari countries.
  • Wildebeest calving season in Southern Serengeti, Tanzania, attracting numerous predators.
  • Zebra migration in Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana.
  • Ideal gorilla trekking conditions in Uganda during its drier period in January to February.

Highlights on an African safari in February?

  • Exceptional big game viewing in Tanzania and Kenya, escaping the heavy rains of other regions.
  • Thrilling predator action in the Southern Serengeti during the wildebeest calving season.
  • Ideal gorilla trekking conditions in East Africa during a dry spell between the long and short rains.
  • Botswana’s salt pans filling up and attracting an array of wildlife.
  • Cuteness overload with the presence of numerous baby animals in various regions.

Highlights on an African safari in March?

  • The Great Migration in Tanzania, with huge herds of wildebeest on the move.
  • Newborn wildebeest calves join the migration in the Southern Serengeti.
  • Excellent wildlife viewing in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.
  • Fewer visitors in South Africa, providing a more exclusive experience.

Highlights on an African safari in April?

  • Witness the peak of the Great Migration’s activity in the Serengeti despite East Africa’s unpredictable weather.
  • Southern Africa’s safari areas thrive after the passing of the rains, offering lush green landscapes and exceptional birding opportunities.
  • Explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta as floodwaters arrive, providing unique dugout canoe experiences and rewarding walking safaris.
  • Victoria Falls reaches its peak flow, offering a humbling and awe-inspiring sight.
  • Enjoy walking safaris and game drives on Chief’s Island as wildlife retreats due to rising water levels in the Okavango Delta.

Highlights on an African safari in May?

  • The end of the green season in southern Africa, leading to clearer views and animals congregating around permanent water sources.
  • East Africa’s rainy crescendo: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania see their heaviest rainfall which presents a golden opportunity with low-season deals.
  • Beach getaways beckon: Mauritius and Mozambique offer dry days with comfortable temperatures.

Highlights on an African safari in June?

  • The transition from rainy to iconic ‘dry season’ across Africa.
  • Exceptional game-viewing experiences in Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Mystical gorilla trekking opportunities in Rwanda.
  • Prime safari encounters in southern Africa, notably in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.
  • Perfect beach retreats with clear days in Mozambique.
  • Dramatic wildebeest migration in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, particularly the Grumeti River crossings in June and July.
  • The unparalleled sardine run on South Africa’s east coast, with billions of sardines being trailed by sharks, dolphins, whales, and seabirds.

Highlights on an African safari in July?

  • July is the optimal time for safaris across Africa, with every park in full swing.
  • Ideal conditions in Rwanda make gorilla trekking a prime activity in July.
  • The Indian Ocean boasts warm and calm waters in Mozambique
  • The Okavango Delta in Botswana has high water levels in the dry season, perfect for dugout-canoe trips.
  • Victoria Falls offers great photo opportunities with moderate water volumes
  • Massive herds of elephants convene in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park and around the Chobe River in Botswana.

Highlights on an African safari in August?

  • The Great Migration progresses from the northern Serengeti into Kenya, competing as the continent’s top safari spectacle.
  • Rwanda offers pristine gorilla trekking conditions with clear skies.
  • Southern territories, especially Botswana and Zambia, provide world-class safari experiences in August.
  • Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park attracts thousands of elephants.
  • The end of the dry season in Mana Pools is perfect for walking safaris.
  • South Africa’s Namaqualand transforms from a semi-desert into a vast expanse of vibrant flowers.

Highlights on an African safari in September?

  • Exceptional wildlife viewing across the continent due to high concentrations of game in many parks.
  • Thrilling climax of the wildebeest migration, with epic river crossings in northern Tanzania and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • Experience the annual whale festival in Hermanus offering the best opportunities to see these majestic giants.
  • Long dry season ending in Rwanda around mid-September, providing an optimal climate for various activities.
  • Rising temperatures in the Indian Ocean as the region moves out of winter, make it a great time for beachside activities.

Highlights on an African safari in October?

  • Exceptional wildlife viewing, with animals congregating at water sources.
  • Massive elephant herds gather along the Chobe River, offering incredible sightings.
  • Diverse species share waterholes in Namibia’s Etosha National Park, creating unique photo opportunities.
  • Thousands of hippos crowding the remaining river pools in Tanzania’s Katavi National Park.
  • Continuation of the wildebeest migration across the Masai Mara National Reserve.
  • The first rains of the season provide a refreshing break from the high temperatures of the dry season.
  • Rising temperatures in Mozambique and Mauritius as these countries move towards their summer months.

Highlights on an African safari in November?

  • Low visitor numbers for a more exclusive safari experience.
  • Discounted rates at lodges offer excellent value.
  • Lush landscapes and the return of vibrant greenery.
  • Fantastic birding with migratory species and birds in breeding plumage.
  • Sea turtles laying eggs on South Africa’s sandy beaches.
  • Start of summer in Mozambique and Mauritius with high temperatures and occasional afternoon thundershowers.

Highlights on an African safari in December?

  • Low visitor numbers for a more exclusive safari experience.
  • Discounted rates at safari lodges offer excellent value.
  • Lush landscapes and the return of vibrant greenery.
  • Fantastic birding with migratory species and birds in breeding plumage.
  • Sea turtles laying eggs on South Africa’s sandy beaches.
  • Start of summer in Mozambique and Mauritius.

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