Africa Safari Tours
Enjoy the holiday of a lifetime with our African Safari tours, ideal for adventure seekers and wildlife fanatics. Enjoy the full safari experience in the Chobe National Park, Amboseli National Park and the Masai Mara Game reserve and visit the dramatic Victoria Falls which forms a border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Finding & Loading Tours
- 9 Nights - Durban and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,129
South Africa is a country boasting exceptional highlights – which you can begin to discover from the comfort of your beach hotel. The chance to spot thrilling wildlife on safari and visit a local community are included in your holiday.
- 8 Nights - Nairobi and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,599
Imagine sitting on a wooden deck, watching herds of wildebeest and buffalo drinking from a pool before you as the sky changes with the setting sun. It’s the perfect way to end a day of thrilling safaris - travelling in small 4WD vehicles through Kenya’s best wildlife reserves - Maasai Mara, Tsavo, and Amboseli, synonymous with glorious views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
- 11 Nights - Johannesburg and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,989
Victoria Falls, arguably Africa’s greatest natural wonder, with often overlooked Botswana and incredible Cape Town, what a tour! There is something almost haunting about Africa and everyone should visit it at least once during their lives.
- 9 Nights - Nairobi and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,099
For the classic romance of an African safari, there’s scarcely a more perfect country than Kenya. From your room at the historic Treetops Lodge, you can watch elephants and rhinos drink from a watering hole.
- 8 Nights - Nairobi and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,115
This introductory tour to Kenya's most beautiful and varied wildlife areas begins on the slopes of Mount Kenya National Park, one of the world's highest national parks. Continue to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy with its 'Big Five' wildlife; Lake Elmenteita, where thousands of birds congregate; and the Masai Mara, where you will stay at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, a ringside seat to the annual wildebeest migration between July and October.
- 13 Nights - Addis Ababa and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,425
The only African country that has never been colonised, Ethiopia is also unusual for its rich Orthodox Christian heritage, which was maintained even when all its neighbours embraced Islam in the seventh century. This journey travels through this enthralling and beautiful country, little explored by tourists, and discovers the layers of history that have shaped the land.
- 14 Nights - Johannesburg and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,549
In places starkly beautiful, in places packed with colourful life, Namibia is always ruled by Mother Nature. On this tour you’ll traverse the ever-changing ‘dune sea’ of the Namib desert.
- 10 Nights - Addis Ababa and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,575
This fascinating tour takes in the historic sites of the capital Khartoum before heading into the desert in search of the remote Unesco-listed sites of Meroe, Jebel Barkal, El Kurru, Naga and Mussawarat. The quality of the archaeological sites rival Egypt’s, and give a unique insight into Nubia’s lost civilisations and evidence of their influence throughout eastern Africa over thousands of years.
- 12 Nights - Addis Ababa and Back
- Fly Tour from £3,699
Explore one of Africa's most beautiful nations on our Ethiopian Discovery Tour. Travel to historic cities and stunning natural landmarks while enjoying unique cultural excursions to some of the friendliest communities on the continent.
Discover Africa Safari
Africa offers some of the best wildlife viewing in the world including the famous Big Five, all of which can be seen on safari. Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili, and the concept originated in Kenya. It is here that you’ll witness two million wildebeest on their annual migration into the Masai Mara, believed to be visible from space. The indigenous Masai and Samburu tribes give an intriguing insight into traditional African culture and rituals, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in this fascinating country. The coast with its stunning beaches is the perfect place to relax after a thrilling few days on safari.
Approximately 40% of Botswana is dedicated to national parks and game reserves, all of which are without fences. Wildlife is able to roam freely meaning unsurpassed opportunities for game viewing. Exploring the Okavango delta by canoe is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, while a walk with Bushmen in the Kalahari Game Reserve is the perfect chance to embrace the local traditions.
Rwanda, nicknamed the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, is renowned for its mountain gorillas, but it has a lot more to offer, including soaring volcanoes and tranquil lakes. Meanwhile, Tanzania is a photographer’s dream, from snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, to the vast plains of the Serengeti, and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. A volcano collapsed around two million years ago creating this extraordinary volcanic landscape, home to black rhinos and hippos, to name but a few.
Victoria Falls is simply breathtaking and forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. In the 1800s, the Kololo tribe described this dramatic waterfall as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. Heading south, you’ll find Johannesburg, a former gold-mining settlement which has grown into South Africa’s biggest city.
Nelson Mandela’s former home has been turned into the Mandela House museum, while the Apartheid Museum is a poignant reminder of the apartheid system which existed until the 1990s. At the southern tip of South Africa is Cape Town, a diverse city crowned by the majestic Table Mountain. From pristine white beaches to dense forests with abundant hiking trails, and interesting art galleries, there is definitely something for everyone.
Highlights of Africa Safari
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa where you can see the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. The park is also home to elephants, wildebeest, and the endangered African wild dogs, plus a variety of birds. The scenery is diverse, from rolling savannah to mountains as far as the eye can see.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is located in northern Tanzania and renowned for its large annual migration of wildebeest, usually accompanied by zebras and gazelles. This tends to occur late November or December but is dependent on rainfall patterns. They spread across the vast plains and have their young, before migrating north around April. The Grumeti River flows through the heart of the national park and is home to crocodiles and hippos.
Without question, Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, and separates Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is situated on the Zambezi River and was described by a Kololo tribe as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. On many evenings, a special lunar rainbow can be seen in the mist of Victoria Falls, which is caused by the moon’s light refracting in the rising spray. Helicopter rides offer unrivalled views of this natural spectacle.
Chobe National Park
Chobe National Park was the first national park in Botswana, established in 1968. It is close to the magnificent Okavango Delta, known for its large herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo. These can often be seen grazing along the banks of the Chobe River, while the Linyanti Marsh is inhabited by hippos and antelopes. Boat safaris along the Chobe River and jeep safaris on the plains and through the woodlands are the perfect way to explore this national park.
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and where you’ll find Nairobi National Park which cares for endangered black rhinos as well as a host of other animals. Nearby is an elephant orphanage, run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It treats elephant calves orphaned due to poaching. After receiving expert care, they are moved to Tsavo and gradually reintroduced into wild herds. Other highlights of this lively city include Fort Jesus, overlooking the beautiful Mobassa harbour, where you can enjoy a mesmerising sound and light show.
Durban has a fascinating mix of cultures and influences, including Indian and colonial. The beautiful promenade passes uShaka Marine World, a theme park and aquarium complex, as well as the striking Moses Mabhida Stadium, one of the venues used in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Durban Botanic Gardens is the oldest surviving botanical garden in Africa and offers a subtropical climate, perfect for palms and orchids.
Cape Town is overlooked by the impressive Table Mountain, an iconic landmark and popular tourist attraction which is best viewed by cable car. Nestled at the foot of the mountain is Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden which not only houses plants but art exhibits and sculptures which bring this beautiful garden to life. Boulders Beach in the Cape Peninsula is a beautiful sheltered beach with secluded inlets, while Robben Island, a stone’s throw from Cape Town, is known for housing Nelson Mandela.
In the 19th-century, Johannesburg was a gold-mining settlement. Today it is a thriving city and the largest in South Africa. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived in the sprawling Soweto township. Key sights include the Apartheid Museum which tells the harrowing story of the apartheid system, and the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind with its impressive caves and abundant wildlife. There is also Constitution Hill, an infamous prison which is now used by the High Court.