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Top 7 Safari Tours for Seniors in Southern Africa

Matthys van Aswegen

Author: Matthys van Aswegen - 30 January 2024

Last Update: 2 February 2023

Part of the African Safari Collection

Retirement brings with it the unique opportunity to explore destinations you have yet to visit. Africa, a continent rich in diverse landscapes and cultures, presents an array of options for a memorable journey that does not compromise on comfort.

Africa offers a unique mix of experiences, allow you to combine the magical charm of the bushveld with the vibrant life of cityscapes. Here is our exclusive guide to the top 7 safari tours in Africa tailored for seniors.

Short Victoria Falls & Chobe Experience

This vacation takes you to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Here you’ll be able to marvel at what is the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Take a walking tour of this World Heritage Site then see it from above with a helicopter flip over the thundering mists.

Helicopter flies over Victoria Falls.
Helicopter flies over Victoria Falls.

After your trip to ‘the smoke that thunders’ carry on to Chobe National Park in Botswana. Cruise along the Chobe River where you’ll get to see massive elephants, lazy hippos, impressive buffalo herds and crocodiles.

You’ll also get the chance to go on a 4×4 safari in search of lions, cheetahs, and the stunning endangered sable antelope. Top it all off with sundowners as you watch a breathtaking African sunset.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve Safari

Bordering the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve is an excellent Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo) destination. Travel here and you’ll be able to explore two perennial rivers, the Sabie and the Sand flow.

Leopard in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.
Leopard in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.

Highlights of this trip include searching for the ever-elusive leopard as well as other exciting wildlife such as cheetahs, giraffes and zebras. When it comes to being immersed in the South African bushveld, it doesn’t get much better than this!

Big Five Safari in Mala Mala

Soak up three nights at Mala Mala Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s largest private Big Five game reserves which boasts some of the finest Big Five game viewing in Africa.

Lion walks past a safari vehicle in Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa | Photo credit: Mala Mala Game Reserve
Lion walks past a safari vehicle in Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa | Photo credit: Mala Mala Game Reserve

This destination shares a 19km (12mi) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and is strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Be pampered with the highest standards of elegance and refinement at this jewel of a safari camp.

Sabi Sands Safari & Mauritius Island Holiday

Your adventure begins in the famed Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a premier game reserve in South Africa known for its rich wildlife diversity. Here, you’ll experience the quintessential African safari, surrounded by a remarkable range of fauna and flora.

After exploring the wilds, your journey takes you to Johannesburg’s vibrant atmosphere for a brief stay at a boutique hotel, followed by the serene beauty of Mauritius.

Aerial view of Mauritius.
Aerial view of Mauritius.

The island paradise of Mauritius offers a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, from its stunning beaches to its rich cultural heritage.

Spend your days relaxing at your luxury beach resort or get out and explore this idyllic island with a trip to the bustling capital of Port Louis, the breathtaking Chamarel waterfall, or Eureka, a historical plantation mansion turned museum offering a glimpse into the island’s colonial past.

Malaria Free Luxury Safari in South Africa

Indulge in the ultimate 7 day getaway and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of South Africa’s malaria-free regions. Prepare to be captivated  on a journey that takes you to the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve and the stunning Marakele National Park.

These remarkable destinations are renowned for their breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife.

RHino and her calf in Madikwe Game Reserve, SOuth Africa | Photo credit: Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge
RHino and her calf in Madikwe Game Reserve, SOuth Africa | Photo credit: Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

This safari experience offers a convenient fly-in option that ensures seamless transfers between luxurious lodges. Sit back and relax as professional guides lead you on exhilarating game drives and enlightening bush walks, sharing their extensive knowledge of the wilderness that surrounds you.

Luxury Namibia Journey

This captivating 7 day tour offers an unforgettable immersion into the rich and diverse landscapes of Namibia. As the journey begins, you will embark on a scenic flight that will transport them deep into the heart of Sossusvlei, allowing you to bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of its iconic dunes.

From there, venture to the extraordinary region of Damaraland, renowned for its rugged and rocky terrain, where adventure awaits at every turn.

Gemsbok with the dunes of Sossusvlei in the background, Namibia.
Gemsbok with the dunes of Sossusvlei in the background, Namibia.

Finally, conclude this remarkable excursion at the one-of-a-kind Skeleton Coast, a place of hauntingly beautiful desolation that captivates the soul.

Throughout this extraordinary expedition, you will have the opportunity to engage in a myriad of unique activities, carefully curated to showcase the very best of each region, ensuring an all-encompassing exploration of Namibia’s astonishing natural wonders.

Delightful Cape Town & Kruger Luxury Safari

Experience the wonders of South Africa’s most sought-after destinations with this 8 day tour where you’ll witness incredible wildlife in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Cape Town.

This safari offers an unforgettable encounter with Africa’s incredible wildlife, including the majestic Big Five, all within the luxurious surroundings of a private game lodge.

V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.
V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Cape Peninsula and indulge in the world-famous Cape Winelands on two exclusive day excursions during your time in Cape Town.

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