Drive along the Panorama Route for incredible views over the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Stay in a luxurious lodge in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
See the Big Five on morning, afternoon and evening game drives in the Kruger.
Head out on bush walks with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the area's wildlife.
Our itinerary ideas are a good first step if you’re thinking about embarking on a safari. You might already have a destination in mind and are looking to pin down your ideas. Perhaps you’d like to compare several different options. Or, you might want to find out what you can do at different times of year in different destinations. Whichever it is, these trip ideas are designed by our safari specialists to showcase just some of the experiences you can have and the places you can explore on an African safari.
Our specialists can tailor any of these itineraries to match your interests, tastes and budget. They’ll add in experiences to enrich your safari further, pick out the camps and lodges that will most appeal to you, and advise you on how to link up a safari across destinations. Let the journey begin.
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Ideas for your safari trip
These itineraries cover some of our most popular safaris and routes that work particularly well, as chosen by our safari specialists. Some focus purely on safari, others combine time in the bush with beach relaxation or a city break. Use them simply as inspiration, because your safari will be tailored to your particular tastes and interests by your dedicated specialist.
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Visit local artisans and sample some of the excellent food on offer in the Natal Midlands.
Follow hiking trails independently or with a guide in the striking Drakensberg Mountains.
Discover the history of the Battlefields area on a guided tour of two battle sites.
Spot the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives in Zululand Rhino Reserve.
Hike up to the summit of Table Mountain for sweeping views over the city and ocean.
Learn about Cape Town’s checkered history on a private guided walking tour.
Indulge in wine tasting at some of the award-winning estates in the Winelands region and go on a walking tour of the historical town of Stellenbosch.
Take relaxing strolls along Plettenberg Bay’s golden sands and enjoy whale and dolphin spotting.
Spot the Big Five and other wildlife species on safari in Addo Elephant National Park.
Tour the Cape Peninsula with a private guide — explore Cape Point and spot African penguins on Boulders Beach.
Drive through incredible scenery and visit charming towns along the Garden Route.
See whales off Plettenberg Bay (July to November) and spot seals and dolphins all year round.
Enjoy guided game drives on an Eastern Cape safari, looking out for the Big Five.
Explore the Okavango Delta in a small guided group.
Travel with like-minded people through one of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa.
Wake up to the sounds of the bush surrounding your tent.
Spend as long as you like viewing birdlife and wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Enjoy a self-drive safari or guided game drives in Etosha National Park.
Watch lion, giraffe and elephant drinking from waterholes vital to their survival.
Admire the ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein, created up to 10,000 years ago.
Spend time on the coast and exploring the dune wildlife close to Swakopmund.
Track desert-adapted elephant in the red-rock landscape of Damaraland.
Zanzibar Archipelago and Tanzania
Search for wild dog, lion, elephant and buffalo on game drives in Nyerere National Park.
Enjoy a sunset boat trip along the Rufiji River, looking out for hippo, crocodiles and waders.
Follow animal tracks and learn about smaller wildlife species on guided bush walks.
Relax on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar and explore the island’s spice farms.
Watch an incredible sunrise and sunset over Sossusvlei’s orange dunes.
Kayak among hundreds of seals at the Pelican Point seal colony near Swakopmund.
Head out with a guide to track desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland.
Admire Twyfelfontein’s rock art, carved by hunter-gatherers thousands of years ago.
Enjoy a safari in Etosha National Park, watching lion, zebra and elephant drinking at waterholes.
Botswana, Zambia and Namibia
Get up close and personal to the big cats at the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima.
Enjoy a big game safari in Etosha National Park.
View the wonderful riverine birdlife and wildlife of the Caprivi Strip bordering Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and canoe along the Zambezi.
Botswana and Zimbabwe
Enjoy fantastic game viewing in the Okavango Delta's private Khwai Concession.
Explore Chobe National Park for some excellent elephant sightings.
Visit the iconic Victoria Falls.
This trip is designed to make the most of road transfers and avoid light aircraft flights.
Search for the Big Five on private game drives in northern Tanzania's best-known reserves.
Experience the dramatic scenery of the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands, and explore the Serengeti’s sweeping plains.
Track endangered black rhino and see lion, hyena and buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater.
Watch flamingos and hippo around the shores of Lake Manyara.
South Africa and Zambia
Take a guided walking tour of Cape Town and visit Robben Island.
Hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain for views over the city, mountains and ocean.
Track wildlife such as elephant, cheetah and wild dogs in Kruger’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve
See, hear and feel the spray of Victoria Falls from a boat, helicopter or microlight.
South Africa and Mozambique
Track the Big Five on twice-daily game drives.
Discover the 350 bird species found within the Kruger National Park.
Enjoy a scenic transfer and marvel at the breathtaking views on the Panorama Route.
Kayak, dive and snorkel in Mozambique's warm Indian Ocean waters.
Relax with a drink as you watch the sun set over the Luangwa River from your treehouse at Chamilandu.
Enjoy a night safari searching for leopard, bush babies, honey badgers and porcupines.
Head out on an early morning walking safari, following the tracks of big game and searching for smaller animals in the bush.
Zanzibar Archipelago, Rwanda and Kenya
The highlight of this trip is the gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, an unforgettable experience!
You can also explore more of Rwanda's beautiful countryside and search for golden monkeys on a second guided hike.
Finish your adventures with time relaxing on Zanzibar's white sandy beaches and swimming in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
Float along the Chobe River while spotting hippo and elephant on a boat safari.
Look out for leopard, lion, wild dog and zebra on morning and afternoon game drives.
Enjoy a relaxing mokoro boat trip along the Delta’s waterways, spotting a variety of birdlife.
Head out on foot with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the Okavango ecosystem.
Stay in a remote and wild area for an authentic safari experience.
Relax and unwind as you are escorted around Namibia's highlights by private vehicle with your own driver-guide.
See the iconic sand dunes at Sossusvlei.
Search for desert-adapted Elephant in Damaraland.
Game drive through Etosha National Park.
Botswana and Zambia
Explore the Khwai and Gunn's Concession by mokoro.
Enjoy the incredible diversity of birdlife in the Okavango Delta.
Search for big cats and large herds of elephant.
Take a night drive in the Khwai Concession to spot the nocturnal wildlife.
Visit the stunning Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe and Zambia
Enjoy morning, afternoon and evening game drives.
Join expert guides on informative walking safaris.
See riverside wildlife on canoe and boat trips in Mana Pools.
Visit one of the best places in Africa for leopard spotting.
Stay on the mighty Zambezi River.
Experience the dramatic skies and incredible sunsets of the Kalahari Desert.
See the desert regions of Botswana come to life as the rain falls and deserts bloom.
Enjoy Botswana's spectacular wildlife.
Walk with the San People in the Makgadikgadi Pans and learn about their traditional way of life.