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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.

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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.


Featured Africa Safari Tours

Victoria Falls Experience

Experience Victoria Falls in all its splendour - a stirring backdrop for sunset river cruising on the Zambezi and an elephant adventure in the Chobe National Park. Watch basking crocodile and pods of hippo laze in the afternoon sun, hear the call of the fish eagle and witness the 'Smoke that Thunders' in all its powerful glory.

2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Botswana Delta Experience

Explore the islands and oxbow lakes of the remarkable Okavango Delta as you seek out the creatures that find sanctuary in the ebbing and flowing waterways of this wetland eco-system.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Big Five Safari

The Big Five Safari is a short, value-for-money itinerary ideal for first timers or those with time constraints. You’ll get to visit the wilderness of Tsavo West on a full-day game drive followed by Amboseli, with its dramatic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.

2019 - Feb, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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From £1885pp
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Taste of Kenya

Taste of Kenya offers a wonderful introduction to this wild country. Travel to the Eastern Rift Valley’s scenic lakes, best known for their birdlife and large rhino herds. Then head deep into the world’s most famous wildlife reserve, the Maasai Mara, where there’s the opportunity to take to the skies on an optional hot-air balloon ride.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Kenya Beach & Safari

Embark on a scenic rail journey as you’re whisked through the countryside from Kenya’s tropical coast to the heart of its wildlife-rich national parks. See hundreds-strong elephant herds in Amboseli and discover the wilds of Tsavo West, then return to the beach where you can unwind on soft white sands.

2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Taste of Tanzania

This concise safari is ideal for those seeking to discover the highlights of northern Tanzania, including the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and open savannah of the Serengeti. With lovely lodges to stay in and a final night bush dinner experience, it’s the ideal itinerary ahead of a beach stay.

2019 - Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Kenya Safari Adventure

If you’re an intrepid traveller trying to track down the best African safari, look no further; our Kenya safari adventure is what an explorer’s dreams are made of. Join us on a holiday to ‘the’ land of safaris that takes you to national parks and sanctuaries teeming with Kenyan wildlife.

2019 - Jun, Sep
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Cheetah Safari

The Cheetah Safari is our most popular itinerary, covering a wide area and showcasing the very best of Kenya including Samburu, the Rift Valley and the world-famous Maasai Mara.

2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Victoria Falls and Botswana Safari

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.

2019 - Feb, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
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Grand Safari Kenya

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.

2020 - Jan 2019 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Namibian Discovery

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.

2019 - Apr, Aug, Sep, Oct
From £2999pp
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Ngorongoro Safari

A classic and affordable overland safari, the Ngorongoro Safari visits the key natural wonders of Tanzania’s northern circuit – the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and Tarangire – and stays at good quality lodges in prime locations.

2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Highlights of Tanzania

Explore Tanzania’s northern circuit on this excellent value tour of the country’s most renowned wildlife reserves. Visit the huge plains of the Serengeti, the open grasslands of the Great Rift Valley and the strikingly beautiful Ngorongoro Crater.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Classic Tanzania Safari

The Classic Tanzania Safari offers the ultimate all-round experience of Tanzania’s popular northern circuit. It combines quality lodges that sit in fantastic locations with scenic overland journeys and superb wildlife viewing, and includes the convenience of a thrilling light aircraft flight from the Serengeti back to Arusha on your final day.

2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Namibia Explorer

Peer into the depths of Africa's largest canyon, admire the stark beauty of Sossusvlei's ancient backdrops and see the shimmering expanse of the Etosha Pan on this expedition through Namibia's surreal landscapes.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Travel through northern Tanzania’s most renowned wildlife reserves on this tour for solo travellers. Explore the huge plains of the Serengeti, the open grasslands of the Great Rift Valley and the strikingly beautiful Ngorongoro Crater.

2019 - Mar, Jun, Sep, Oct
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Namibia: Untouched Wilderness

Namibia is one of the world’s last great wilderness countries. This tour visits the magnificent sand dunes of the Namib desert and the German colonial town of Swakopmund before travelling inland to the national parks to spot rare and exotic wildlife.

2019 - Feb, May, Jun, Sep, Nov
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Kenya & Victoria Falls

Discover Kenya's most beautiful and varied wildlife areas on this spectacular tour.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Namibia - Tribes and Natural Wonders

Watch out for lions, rhinos and elephants on thrilling game drives, search for rock art on ancient basalt mountains and discover the traditions of the Damara people. This unique country offers natural gems from plunging canyons to towering sand dunes.

2019 - May, Jul, Oct
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Great Apes of Uganda

Watching mountain gorillas play is surely one of the world’s most moving wildlife experiences. On this wonderful tour you could experience it for yourself, amongst dozens of other unforgettable encounters.

2020 - Jan 2019 - Jul, Aug, Sep
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Wild Plains of Tanzania

The chance to see a rare black rhino grazing in the gigantic Ngorongoro Crater; a drive across the Serengeti to spot the Big Five and witness the Great Migration; and a spellbinding moment watching congregations of buffalo, giraffe, zebra and baboons in Lake Manyara National Park. On this small-group tour we have the privilege of offering you some extraordinary wildlife encounters by day, along with charming lodges (boasting unforgettable views) to rest up in by night.

2019 - Jun, Jul
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Ultimate Namibia

Namibia is a vast country, even by Africa's standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of only 2 million. This tour encompasses the towering red dunes of the Namib desert, the German colonial town of Swakopmund and the remarkable wildlife of Etosha National Park.

2019 - Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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African Safari Adventure

Journey through the vast plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti for an unforgettable safari adventure that will take you to landscapes where thousands of wildebeest make their brave pilgrimage. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania, navigate lakes in search of resting hippo and savour the spicy flavours of Swahili cuisine.

2019 - Sep, Oct, Nov
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Tanzania: Serengeti to Zanzibar

Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... Enjoy a grand safari adventure in Tanzania plus a visit to the tropical island archipelago of Zanzibar. Your African safari experience includes outstanding wildlife viewing on game drives that take you from Ngorongoro Crater to the famed Serengeti to observe Africa's Big Five.

2019 - Feb, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
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Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth. Join us on an 10-day family safari in Tanzania, the ultimate Africa Safari tour where you'll have an opportunity to view Africa's "Big Five" on daily game drives in Serengeti and Tarangire national parks.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec
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Tanzania: Safari in Style

Elephant trumpeting, lion roaring and zebra barking… Welcome to the greatest wildlife show on Earth

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
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Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Get fully focused on the fauna of Kenya and Tanzania on this 12-day safari. Spot wildlife in the best national parks and game reserves, and experience African hospitality at its finest.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Classic Safari: Kenya and Tanzania

Earth Journeys... created by Tauck and BBC Earth. This classic African safari evokes safaris of yesteryear... an expedition to get to know the world's most majestic animals - the "Big Five" - in their natural habitats within the magnificent national parks of Kenya and Tanzania.

2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Great Migration: Tanzania & Kenya

NEW! Earth Journeys... Created by Tauck and BBC Earth. Small group departures limited to 18 guests! Follow wildebeest and zebra on their annual trek from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve in search of greener pastures on this nine-day safari - to witness this Great Migration is a unique experience that should be at the top of the bucket list of every safari enthusiast.

2019 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Safari: The Great Migration

Perfect for all wildlife-lovers, this quintessential safari follows the Great Migration from the vast Serengeti to the famed Masai Mara, visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and other game-viewing hot spots en route

2019 - Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
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Mountain Gorilla Safari

Earth Journeys... created by Tauck and BBC Earth. From the Big Five to silverbacked Mountain Gorillas, wildlife is the draw on this 16-day safari in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda where game drives and mountain treks reward with once-in-a-lifetime encounters with animals, both endemic and endangered. All departures are small groups, limited to 24 guests.

2019 - May, Aug, Dec
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Namibia

Explore one of the world’s most spectacular and least populated countries, with amazing wildlife, unique desert landscapes, outstanding night skies and an incredible sense of silence and space, such a rarity in modern life. Namibia is one of our most extraordinary destinations – its amazing, remote and extreme landscapes have created an utterly unique country of exceptional and surprising beauty.

From £3149pp
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Victoria Falls and Botswana Photo Safari

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.

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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.

  • Victoria Falls

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Johannesburg

    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.

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