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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.

  • On the road to Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

    Western Cape self-drive discovery

    • Enjoy a shared tour of the magnificent Cape Point and Cape Peninsula.

    • Take a private tour of Robben Island to learn about South Africa’s apartheid history.

    • Go wine tasting at the various estates in and around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

    • Enjoy game drives in a private nature reserve, looking for zebra, wildebeest and antelope.

    • Relax and stroll on the beach in the laid-back coastal town of Paternoster.

    15 days from €2,995pp

  • Rhino, Greater Kruger Park

    Mpumalanga self-drive & Kruger safari

    • Drive along the Panorama Route for incredible views over the Drakensberg Escarpment.

    • Stay in a luxurious lodge in the private Sabi Sand Wildtuin 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.

    8 days from €3,625pp

  • The Battlefields, South Africa

    Classic KwaZulu Natal self-drive tour

    • 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.

    12 days from €3,700pp

  • Table Mountain South Africa

    Highlights of South Africa self-drive

    • Hike up to the summit of Table Mountain for sweeping views over the city and ocean.

    • Learn about Cape Town’s chequered 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.

    15 days from €3,995pp

  • Elephants in Murchison Falls National Park

    Source of the Nile safari

    • Enjoy game drives in Murchison Falls National Park.

    • Take a boat trip to the foot of the thundering Murchsion Falls.

    • Go chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.

    • Search for rhino at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

    • Experience a river cruise on the original African Queen, restored from the famous film of the 1950s.

    8 days from €4,080pp

  • Mobile Tented Camp, Chobe National Park

    Mobile camping in the Okavango Delta

    • 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.

    9 days from €4,485pp

  • A pride of lions in the Kruger

    Classic Kruger Safari & Mozambique by road

    • Track the Big Five during morning and afternoon game drives in Sabi Sand Wildtuin.

    • Follow the Panorama Route to Hazyview, taking in valleys, waterfalls and canyons.

    • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Mozambique’s Machangulo Peninsula.

    • Have a picnic on a secluded island and go snorkeling, fishing, diving and kayaking.

    12 days from €4,905pp

  • Lion cub, Masai Mara

    Culture, villages & wildlife of the Mara

    • Explore the wildlife-rich Masai Mara on safari.

    • Spend several days interacting and learning about the rural Maasai communities.

    • Accompany local mamas as they carry out their daily chores such as collecting water from the well.

    • Witness excellent work Free the Children are doing in Kenya.

    • Half of the profits of your time at Bogani goes back into development projects in communities you visit.

    9 days from €5,130pp

  • Lion, Etosha National Park

    Northern Namibia self-drive safari to Victoria Falls

    • 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.

    17 days from €5,255pp

  • Serengeti National Park

    Classic Northern Tanzania safari

    • 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.

    9 days from €5,600pp

  • Crawshay's Zebra

    South Luangwa safari

    • 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, bushbabies, honeybadgers and porcupines.

    • Head out on an early morning walking safari, following the tracks of big game and searching for smaller animals in the bush.

    10 days from €6,080pp

  • The wildebeest migration, Kenya

    Classic Kenya Honeymoon

    • Enjoy breakfast with the resident giraffes at Giraffe Manor.

    • Experience the thrill of searching for the Big Five in the Masai Mara.

    • Relax on the idyllic white sandy beaches of the Kenya coast.

    15 days from €6,325pp

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