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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

Masai Mara safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Masai Mara safari adventure

Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown - the wildlife rich Masai Mara National Reserve

$ 5,320

£ 4,161

R 70,664

4,965

per person

8 days

Zimbabwe and Botswana Big Cat safaris - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Zimbabwe and Botswana big cat safaris

Encounter the smoke that thunders and explore the land of giants in the Chobe National Park

$ 2,120

£ 1,658

R 28,160

1,978

per person

5 days

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

This Southern Africa safari adventure will take you to the tip of the African continent

$ 14,082

£ 11,014

R 187,048

13,142

per person

20 days

Luxury Botswana safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Luxury Botswana safari

Experience the fabulous scenery and abundant wildlife of Botswana's best safari destinations

$ 2,810

£ 2,198

R 37,325

2,622

per person

7 days

Family safari in the Southern Africa itinerary - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Family safari in the Southern Africa itinerary

Exploring the tip of Southern Africa continent should on top of your bucket list for 2017

$ 7,344

£ 5,744

R 97,550

6,854

per person

13 days

Big Five safari in the Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Chobe and Moremi Adventure safari

Encounter the extraordinary herd of elephants and other species that will make your safari remarkable

$ 6,295

£ 4,924

R 83,615

5,875

per person

7 days

Tanzania honeymoon safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania honeymoon safari

Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania as well as the paradise of Zanzibar

$ 5,280

£ 4,130

R 70,133

4,927

per person

13 days

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Makgadikgadi Pans and Okavango Delta safari

Encounter the best Makgadikgadi Pan National Park and Okavango safari has to offer

$ 4,350

£ 3,402

R 57,780

4,060

per person

7 days

Botswana Okavango Delta safari adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Botswana Okavango Delta safari adventure

Experience the jewel in Botswana's safari crown - the Okavango Delta.

$ 3,450

£ 2,698

R 45,826

3,220

per person

7 days

South African holiday adventure - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South African holiday adventure

Explore the southern-most city on the African continent, before jetting off to spot the Big Five

$ 4,566

£ 3,571

R 60,650

4,261

per person

11 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.

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural… 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.

When is the best time to visit Camdeboo National Park?

Although wildlife viewing is good throughout the year. The warmer months from October to March are more pleasant - the scenery is greener and this is also the time most of the animals are born. However, the park is mostly about its scenery… go there.

When is the best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve?

The best time to visit Ithala Game Reserve is during the dry winter months, from May to September. During this season it is easier to spot the wildlife since the grass is eaten by herbivores. Expect to encounter and sight birds - such as… go there.

When is the best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park ?

The best time to visit Tankwa Karoo National Park is from autumn through winter to early summer of April to September. However, this is a perfect place to indulge in blessed idleness. If you want to see the landscape and animals, you'll… go there.

When is the best time to visit Marakele National Park?

The best time to visit Marakele National Park is during May to September. Since animals tend to seek for reliable waterholes and stay close by during the dry winter months. However, this is the best time for wildlife viewing. Marakele is a… go there.

When is the best time to visit Augrabies Falls National Park?

Augrabies Falls National Park is open throughout the year, but the best time to visit is between April and September. When the popular three-day Klipspringer Trail is open. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive when in flood -… go there.

When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months… go there.

Houseboat safaris in Africa - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Houseboat safaris in Africa

Discover Africa was the only tour operator I reached out to who wanted to have a Skype conversation to get to know more and my husband & my tastes and preferences. Megan Warrington was wonderful to work with - she crafted our activities and…

Stephanie

from United States of America

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

After shopping around for a couple of months, Discover Africa was the one who had the most diverse options for the price. Megan Warrington always responded quickly and was professional and patient with my endless questions. Discover Africa…

Kelly

from United States of America

They organized everything for our first visit to Africa, from the airport meet & greet through to the tours, great hotels and locations.

Michael

from United States of America

From the first approach to the end, Discover Africa, has been excellent . The hotels, the service and every think has been well above our expectation. The perfect choice ! Thanks to all and specially to Megan.

Enrico Liberati

from Italy

My trip last August to Botswana was arranged by Discover Africa and I couldn't have chosen better. Everything was well organised and I didn't have to worry about anything. The safari tour was far beyond expectations; the accommodation was…

Debby

from Spain

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