Available Locations: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania
Malaria: In some locations – check prior to travelling
Popular with: Solo travellers, families, groups, photographers
Africa is full of life – from the lush green plains, soaring birds to the big five and the mountain gorilla. ‘Safari’ is the Swahili word meaning ‘to go on a journey’ – and an African safari will take you on an unforgettable one. Travel along bumpy dusty tracks while admiring the vast plains of untouched wildlife. No matter how many wildlife documentaries you’ve seen, nothing can prepare you for the real thing. Bring along your cameras, family and friends and spend days out in the wild African bush spotting The Big Five.
5 Day Kruger
South Africa’s largest reserve and one of its oldest, and is internationally recognised as one of the top 10 wild places in Africa. After all, it is one of the largest game reserves on the continent and one of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations. All of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – share the bushveld with a supporting cast of 150 other mammals and over 500 varieties of bird.
3 Day Serengeti
The most well known of Africa’s National Parks, the Serengeti is undoubtedly predominantly associated with safari holidays to see the massive annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Spanning an area of 14,000 kilometres, the Serengeti has a great diversity of landscapes and habitats – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes.
6 Day Etosha
The vast Etosha National Park is Namibia’s most well-known reserve and is home to over 100 species of mammals and 340 species of birds. Located in the north of the country, the park is fenced to protect the wildlife and natural fauna and is explored by navigating several predetermined roads, mainly on the eastern side of the park.