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Safari tour ideas

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

    South Africa
    • 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.

    13 days from $2,830pp

  • Leopard in Kruger National Park

    Mpumalanga self-drive & Kruger safari

    South Africa
    • 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.

    6 days from $3,545pp

  • The Battlefields, South Africa

    Classic KwaZulu-Natal self-drive tour

    South Africa
    • 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.

    10 days from $3,895pp

  • Table Mountain South Africa

    Highlights of South Africa self-drive tour

    South Africa
    • 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.

    13 days from $3,970pp

  • Elephants in Murchison Falls National Park

    Source of the Nile safari

    Uganda
    • Enjoy game drives in Murchison Falls National Park.

    • Take a boat trip to the foot of the thundering Murchison 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.

    6 days from $4,660pp

  • A pride of lions in the Kruger

    Classic Kruger Safari & Mozambique by road

    South Africa and Mozambique
    • Track the Big Five during morning and afternoon game drives in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

    • 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.

    10 days from $5,480pp

  • Zanzibar Island, Tanzania

    Gorilla tracking & Zanzibar adventure

    Kenya, Zanzibar Archipelago and Rwanda
    • 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.

    10 days from $7,310pp

  • Male lions, Masai Mara

    Green season safari in Kenya & Zanzibar

    Kenya and Zanzibar Archipelago
    • Enjoy a quieter safari outside of the peak season when visitor numbers are lower.

    • Search for rhino in Lake Nakuru National Park.

    • Explore the open plains of the Masai Mara in search of Africa's big cats.

    • Relax on the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar.

    11 days from $7,340pp

  • Masai Mara, Kenya

    Mara & Mahé Explorer

    Kenya and Seychelles
    • Enjoy some superb game viewing in the Masai Mara.

    • Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Seychelles looking for turtles.

    • Relax on the beautiful beaches of the Indian Ocean.

    13 days from $7,695pp

  • Territorial Hippos, South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa safari

    Zambia
    • 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.

    8 days from $7,785pp

  • The wildebeest migration, Kenya

    Classic Kenya Honeymoon

    Kenya
    • 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.

    13 days from $7,960pp

  • Santorini Mozambique, deck area outside suite

    Luxury Kruger safari & Vilanculos beach

    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.

    9 days from $8,145pp

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