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Lion in the Masai Mara

Tailor-made African safaris

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A safari is the feeling you get when hearing your first lion roar echoing across the plains. It’s coming across animals you’ve never set eyes on before, and wildlife you’ve always wanted to see. And, it’s sitting out around the campfire at night, sharing your day’s experiences beneath a sky glittering with constellations.

Whether it’s your first safari or the mark of a return to Africa, our safari specialists will use their deep-seated connections with the continent to plan a trip that captures everything you’re looking for. We can arrange experiences that show you the bush in a new light, from walking safaris that focus on the wider ecosystem to boat trips that get you close to elephant, hippo and birdlife.

And, a big part of a safari is about where you stay. We work with the best camps and lodges across Africa, from simple tented camps to opulent lodges with the height of facilities, dining and service.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our safari specialists on 01993 838 197

Safari holidays to match your interests

Whether the appeal of a safari revolves around the wildlife, such as watching the Great Migration or spotting the Big Five, or you want to mark a special occasion, we can create an itinerary to match your tastes. We’ll suggest ways to tailor it depending on your interests, such as added time on the beach or experiences geared around your family.

Our recommended safari destinations

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

Our recommended safari itinerary ideas

Our itinerary ideas will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to choosing your safari

Penned by our specialists from their own travels, these guides aim to inspire you with suggestions of where to spend your safari. Giving tips for what to experience and recommendations for where to stay, we share our ideas for the best safari destinations to consider.

Safari guide 2018

Whether you’re thinking about planning your first safari or your fifth, our safari specialists are here to help. Amelia, Mike, Harriet, Dickie and Mark describe what draws them to the African bush, and how they can arrange your ideal safari holiday.

Safari guide 2018
Elephant in Samburu

Where to go on safari: our comparison guide

Lots of factors come into play when choosing an African safari destination. Your trip might be influenced by the wildlife you want to see, the activities on offer or the choice available for families. Our Africa specialists outline five countries’ safari experiences to help you decide.

Tailor-made wildlife trips

Beyond Africa, we can connect you to the world’s other great wildlife-viewing experiences. Tigers in India, orangutans in Borneo or whales off Mexico: our specialists will recommend the best options.

Safari inspiration on our blog

Embers dining at Bushmans Kloof

Beyond the Big Five: alternative safari experiences

The thrill of spotting a lion on the prowl or a herd of elephant is what makes safaris so popular. But there’s more to Africa than game drives. Our specialists discuss alternative experiences to include in your trip, whether you’re interested in culture, scenery or relaxation.

Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town

Your South Africa safari calendar

Do you love all types of wildlife? Then there is never a bad month to visit the Rainbow Nation.

View from the dining area at Kubu Kubu

7 new additions in Africa: our latest stays in the continent

From up-and-coming Johannesburg to the plains of the Serengeti, new properties are springing up in Africa. Audley specialists travel regularly to check out the latest offerings in each of our African destinations — here are some of their top choices.

Male lion, Masai Mara

The right safari for you

Whether you're looking for a family safari, a wildlife-focused honeymoon, or wish to combine a safari experience with the beach, our specialists can organise a tailor-made safari to suit your preferences.