With a host of tours available across the continent’s many nature reserves and parks, safaris are a prime opportunity to open your mind and awaken your senses.
From the boundless vistas to the massive diversity of life, all fighting in the great game of survival, there’s nothing quite like it on earth. Embarking on a safari is literally escaping into another realm. You are travelling into the wild, whether on foot, by vehicle, or even on a canoe. The concert of Nature’s elements envelopes all your senses, as you get further away from the distractions of your everyday routines and demands. The landscapes of the African savannah are unmistakably unique. Each of the locations across the continent has their charms and quirks, from local tribes to unique natural events. If your timing is just right, you’ll get to witness incredible events, from a herd crossing a predator-infested river to a migratory entourage passing before your eyes.
A voyage through the African bush is also a chance to experience authentic African culture, whether through the African meals that are served out or the nomadic communities that you encounter. With bush camping opportunities and chances to interact with locals, including the Maasai and Mbuti, safaris can leave you with a new perspective on life, as you witness a different way of living.
The greatest wildlife show on earth
Witness the Great Migration, Maasai Mara when thousands of migrating wildebeest and buffalo form a meandering dust-cloud trail across the rolling plains. This is Africa at its finest. Kenya has more than fifty of the world’s most breathtaking national parks, harbours some of Earth’s most threatened wildlife and promises an experience that’s both spiritually moving and visually luminous. With bush camping opportunities and chances to interact with locals, including the Maasai and Mbuti, safaris can leave you with a new perspective on life, as you witness a different way of living.
Discover wildlife and unforgettable scenery
Namibia's most rewarding wildlife experiences include tracking black rhinos and elephants against spectacular desert backdrops. A voyage through the African bush is also a chance to experience authentic African culture, whether through the African meals that are served out or the nomadic communities that you encounter.
Discover hundreds of bird species and a world of scenery
Well off the beaten track, remote Ruaha is a birder’s paradise, particularly during the wet season from January to April when over 450 different species have been recorded. As the sun peeks over the sleeping Serengeti or dips back into the horizon at dusk, you get to savour an ethereal period of burnished glory. Watch in awe as the light endows the plains with vermillion and pink hues. Embrace the silence as the magic of these brief yet unforgettable moments capture your breath.
Wildlife and the world's largest waterfalls
"The Smoke That Thunders" is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is considered to be one of the world's largest waterfalls due to its width of 1,708 m.
Diversity and scenery
Zambia is also an excellent choice for safari first-timers. Why? Because the big game viewing is consistently good, the local guides are some of the best in Africa, the parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys offer a diverse range of things to do – game drives, night drives, walking and canoeing safaris – and all of this is centered on the swirling mist and thundering water of the mighty Victoria Falls.
The Okavango Delta and Mokoro river adventures
Africa is one of the most exciting places in the world to see wildlife and capture the perfect photograph and footage in unexpected moments. Experience the big 5 in their natural habitat and encounter hundreds of diverse and magnificent animals as you journey through the African savannah. The ever-so-quiet mokoro canoe is the best way to reach otherwise inaccessible spots home to hippo and crocodile.
Rwanda & Uganda
Trek in search of gorillas, and volcanoes
Rwanda and Uganda host a broadly similar set of attractions. Foremost among these mountain gorilla tracking, and while neither country could be said to offer a definitively better tracking experience than the other, our experience is that the more open nature of the forest in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park makes it slightly more reliable for photography than Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. One of nature’s most remarkable encounters, trek through mysterious rainforest on a journey to find the majestic mountain gorilla. Nothing will prepare you for your first glimpse of a huge silverback.
One of the world's best wildlife destinations
Exploring South Africa can take you from hip and trendy cities to deep into the star-studded Karoo; from beaches washed by two oceans to red dunes of the Kalahari; from mountains thick with mist to the bushveld where drives and walks bring you as close as you can get to wildlife. South African highlights are as diverse, filled with energy and beauty as you’d expect from an African country, only better. You can’t come to South Africa and ignore Kruger. One of the world’s best wildlife-watching destinations and a South Africa travel highlights the Kruger National Park is not only so huge that it exceeds Israel in size, it’s also the flagship of the country’s national parks and regarded as the topmost safari experience.