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Experts in tailor-made African Safaris

Experts in tailor-made African Safaris

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Africa

Africa. Just the sound of the word conjures up images of wild places teeming with wildlife and huge open plains. Wildlife encounters with large game such as the Big Five - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo - are enough to get many visitors hooked. But there’s also great joy in having an expert guide introduce the minutiae of the insect world or in sleeping under the stars at a bush camp.

Beyond the plains, Africa’s shifting scenery can take you to jungles, white sand beaches, coral reefs bountiful with marine life, or snow-capped mountain ranges. A rich array of options awaits, and our Africa specialists keep abreast of developments through frequent trips. Our expert knowledge will help you choose the right safari option, and discover tried and tested destinations in new ways or explore emerging ones.

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Audley Travel specialist Matt

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our destination specialists on 1 800 992 198

Where you can travel with us in Africa

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Trip ideas in Africa

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to exploring Africa

Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in Africa, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.

My travels in Africa 2016

Visiting Zambia and South Africa, travel specialist Toby has captured the wildlife, people and scenery of these regions.

Maasai woman

Tribes of Africa

The cradle of humanity, Africa is home to some of the world's great tribal cultures. Visiting some of these will not only leave you with some indelible memories; it's also likely your presence will go toward supporting vital local community projects.

Migration from Rekero Tented Camp, Masai Mara

The Great Migration in Africa

Each year, the annual Great Migration in Africa sees up to two million wildebeest and zebra undertake a journey of over 994 miles (1,600km) across Kenya and Tanzania.

Game drive with Shenton Safaris

A typical day on an African safari

A typical day on safari essentially revolves around the need to see the wildlife at its most active. It usually follows a similar routine with slight variations between destinations and seasons.

Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains National Park

Chimpanzee trekking holidays in Africa

Africa's most famous primates are its gorillas but there are places which reverberate to the hoots and shrieks of their closest relatives, chimpanzees. Discover more about Audley tailor-made trips to see wild chimpanzees.

Mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla tracking: Rwanda or Uganda?

Tracking mountain gorilla in either Uganda or Rwanda is one of Africa's most memorable wildlife encounters. There are pros and cons to each country, but in each one, you will have an experience you will never forget.

Table Mountain South Africa
South Africa

What to do in South Africa: our highlights

From the vibrant capital city, Cape Town, to the world-famous Kruger National Park, home of the Big Five, South Africa is a land of exciting contrasts. Our specialists can help plan your ideal first visit to this African giant.

Dhow sailing off Mnemba Island

Cruise destinations in Africa

Africa is blessed with hundreds of miles of wonderful coastline and mighty inland lakes. Enjoy short adventure cruises such as a sunset yacht cruise on Lake Malawi or a dhow cruise off the coast of Mozambique or Zanzibar.

Self-driving in the Kruger National Park
South Africa

Self-driving in South Africa

With well-maintained roads and little traffic, a self-drive trip is a flexible way to explore South Africa's southern coast. Country specialist, Toby, selects his favourite drive, taking in the Garden Route, South Africa’s Winelands and finishing with time on safari.