Luxury Safaris in Africa
Experience the Big Five in the epitome of African luxury.Luxury Safaris in Africa available in Amboseli National Park, Arusha National Park, Arusha, Botswana, Busanga Plains, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Chyulu Hills (Amboseli), Kafue National Park, Kalahari Desert, Kampala, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Zimbabwe
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Experience the Big Five in the epitome of African luxury.
Going on safari needn't be a matter of foregoing an ounce of comfort. It's possible to stay in luxury safari camps and lodges whose facilities equal any world-class hotel, and whose wild locations are second to none.
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These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
If you have an adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience a level of safari solitude and serenity simply unheard of in the Mara and Ol Pejeta
With some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent, and a remarkably low population in a massive country, Zambia has an aura of mystery waiting to be uncovered.
Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya, then travel to Zambia to witness Victoria Falls, ending your adventure at Hwange National Park.
Enjoy an authentic African safari. Game viewing possibilities are unparalleled and include the Big Five in the Sabi Sands and white lions in the Timbavati Nature Reserve.
Experience the paradise of Botswana and enjoy game viewing as well as exciting activities in Zambia
A Zimbabwe safari offers beautiful landscapes and fantastic encounters with wildlife in the famous Hwange National Park and Matusadona National Park
Two countries in 8 days may seem like a lot but with this well thought out itinerary you will see some of the regions most iconic destinations without feeling like you are rushing through it at all.
Start your trip in South Africa and finish in Mauritius. Experience the stunning beaches and the Big Five in the Phinda Private Game Reserve.
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There are a few sweet spots in southern Africa - the most accessible to spot the Big Five.
Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater combined with the Serengeti are the most sought after Big Five safari regions in Africa. Ngorongoro has a healthy black rhino population and some leopard in the Lerai fever tree forest. It also holds some of Africa’s biggest elephant alive today as well as good buffalo and lion numbers. It's tricky to spot leopard in Ngorongoro, but if you combine it with the Serengeti then you'll almost certainly see leopard in its Seronera or Lobo areas.
Namibia’s Etosha Pan is an incredible dry-season park and wonderful for black rhino, lion, elephant and leopard which are often seen at Etosha's waterholes. The Caprivi Strip however and the Waterberg are excellent for buffalo sightings.
In Kenya, the Masai Mara may be a tricky place to see black rhino, but the rest of the Big Five is guaranteed. Combine the Mara with Lake Nakuru and you're bound to see the entire Big Five in Kenya.
In South Africa, it's easy to spot the Big Five in the Kruger National Park or most other game reserves. The added benefit of rangers and guides make the experience to sight prolific wildlife that much easier. Finding the Big Five on a self-drive is far more challenging, but it allows you to fully immerse in the envionment on your own terms.
Know before you go
Medicine - make sure that your vaccinations are completely up to date, this is especially important for typhoid, hepatitis, cholera and yellow fever. Malaris is also prevelant in some African countries and you will need to find this out before travelling and take the necessary precautions. It’s also advisable to get a general antibiotic from your doctor in case of infections.
Insurance - be sure to take medical and travel insurance. This is important.
Let family and friends know when and where you are travelling to. Alternatively, you can register your itinerary with your embassy.
Bring cash money with as well as a VISA or moneycard. Let your bank know that you are travelling to Africa.
Dress appropriately and avoid excessive jewellery.
Make copies of all your documents.
Take a universal power adapter.
Be prepared to see a lot of confronting things. This is dependant on the country or region you’re visiting, but Africa is a developing continent with a lot of hardship and beauty.
When to go
A general rule of thumb when travelling to Africa to view game is to go during the dry season. When vegetation is sparse and animals generally congregate around watering holes more so than usual. In Southern Africa this will be from May-October although the wet season offers exceptional birding and lush vegetation. Eastern Africa is a bit more complex and depends largely on the type of safari experience you’re after. In Kenya for example, the best time to go is between January and the end of March. However, for the Masai Mara migration you’ll need to go between mid-August and late October when the herds have returned.
What to pack
Comfortable, muted clothes.
A good pair of walking shoes
A light jacket/jumper (for mild summer evenings)
Warm clothing for winter months - the evenings can get cold.
Weather and Climate
Africa’s northern half is primarily arid and in some regions desert, while its central and southern areas contain both very dense jungle (rainforest) and savannah plains. Africa is the hottest continent on earth, with dry lands and deserts comprisoing 60% of the entire land surface.
Safari / Holiday Styles
This is a safari style holiday.
Where to stay
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve - Uganda
Etosha National Park - Namibia
Chobe National Park - Botswana
Masai Mara National ReserveKenya
Hwange National Park - Zimbabwe
Kruger National Park - South Africa
Volcanoes National Park - Rwanda
Zambezi Valley - Zambia
Serengeti National Park - Tanzania
Gorongosa National Park - Mozambique
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Frequently Asked Questions about Luxury Safaris in Africa
South African travelers are exempt from obtaining visas for many African countries, however visa requirements are vastly different from country to country so it's strongly advised to do your research before travel to avoid disappointment. go there.