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Lion in the Masai Mara

African safari vacations

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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Audley Travel Country Specialist Kerry-Ann

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Safari ideas 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.

  • Our safari guide

    Safari guide

    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.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Unforgettable Safari Adventure
    Elephant in Samburu

    The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Unforgettable Safari Adventure

    The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Unforgettable Safari Adventure

    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.

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  • Africa’s best safari areas
    Elephant crossing, Masai Mara

    Africa’s best safari areas

    Africa’s best safari areas

    You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to picking an Africa safari destination, but where do you begin? Our safari specialists round up their best six wildlife areas on the continent to help you decide where to plan your next safari.

    8 min read

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  • Walking safaris
    Walking safari in the South Luangwa National Park

    Walking safaris

    Walking safaris

    A walking safari takes you away from the roads on the trail of big game like elephant and buffalo, safely under the watchful eye of an experienced guide. You get a completely different perspective on foot and catch glimpses of the smaller things you'd easily miss from a vehicle.

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  • Mobile camping safaris
    Mess tent at Ubuntu Mobile Camp

    Mobile camping safaris

    Mobile camping safaris

    Ideal for the adventurous, mobile camping safaris are a back-to-basics way of experiencing a traditional safari in Africa.

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  • Photographic safaris
    Photo opportunities, Zambia

    Photographic safaris

    Photographic safaris

    With its dramatic landscapes, exciting wildlife and beautiful sunrises and sunsets, Africa is a photographer’s dream. Find out more about photographic safaris in Africa.

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  • Hot air balloon flights in Africa
    Hot Air Ballooning in the Kafue National Park

    Hot air balloon flights in Africa

    Hot air balloon flights in Africa

    A balloon flight in Africa is one of the best ways to enjoy a safari. Watch out for the giraffe hiding in the trees, antelope and elephant on the plains and birds flying below you.

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Female orangutan in the Danum Valley

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.