Houseboat safaris, holidays & tours

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Houseboat safaris, holidays & tours

A houseboat safari is one of the most vivid and tranquil ways to experience Africa's game-rich landscapes and waterways.

Houseboat safaris, holidays & tours available in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

A houseboat safari is one of the most vivid and tranquil ways to experience Africa's game-rich landscapes and waterways.

An ideal getaway for young couples or honeymooners looking to get away, houseboat safaris are a great option for the whole family to spend some quality time together in a new surrounding. Sit back and watch as the wildlife come to you, while you float away underneath the glow of the African sun. 

Popular Houseboat safaris in Africa

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Family

Passage Through Southern Africa in a Luxury Train (10 days)

Weave your way through a safari medley that introduces you to the mighty Victoria Falls, a remote slice of the Okavango Delta and the African gems in between.

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10 days

More on Houseboat safaris in Africa

Botswana is an excellent houseboat safari option for anyone looking to travel the waters of the Chobe River. One can view a vast array of wildlife as they venture down the serene river to quench their thirsts.

Expect to see huge concentration of elephants, the park supports the largest surviving elephant populations in the world, currently estimated to exceed 120,000.

South Africa with its many beautiful rivers and coastal areas has a wonderful water world waiting to be explored. Areas which include houseboats are Langebaan along the West Coast, Lake Jozini in KwaZulu-Natal, the Vaal River and many more.

If you are planning on travelling through Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba is one of the more likely houseboat destinations to consider.

Frequently Asked Questions about Houseboat safaris in Africa

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

Will I be able to use my smartphone during my safari?

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with… go there.

What happens if the weather affects my hot air balloon safari?

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your hot air balloon safari, we will try to move it to another day or you will be refunded. go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

Houseboat safaris in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Houseboat safaris in Africa

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…

Saada

from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…

Debbie

from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

Suzanne McKeen

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