Customized safaris to Africa
What springs to mind when you think of Africa? Endless plains teeming with wildlife, vast empty spaces with a never-ending horizon, white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, and romantic nights under star-studded skies? Our African safari experts know this incredible continent inside out which makes them the perfect people to help you plan an unforgettable safari in the Maasai Mara, whisk you away to the pristine beaches of Mozambique, or design a foodie trip to the rugged hills of the South African Winelands, Africa has something to offer whether it's your first time or your thirty-first.
We help you explore Africa's hidden gems with the very best safari guides. Whether you're planning a family safari (anticipating the look on your child's face when they see their first elephant) or you want to indulge your adventurous streak on a back to basics walking safari or canoe safari, we'll create an extraordinary vacation just for you complete with unforgettable experiences.
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Canoe safaris in Africa
Explore parts of Africa otherwise inaccessible by road or rail on an unforgettable canoe safari. Rivers and waterways open up a whole new world, one where wild animals, including honking hippos and huge elephants, come to you as they're drawn to the water to drink. Trips extend over days or weeks, and because you glide downstream with the current you only need be moderately fit to take part. Rewarding and restorative, a canoe safari is the perfect way to escape the daily grind, unplug and reacquaint your self with a more natural pace of life where you rise and retire with the sun.
First time on safari?
Don't worry, we're here to guide you. Like many people, an African safari may top your bucket list, prompted perhaps by a life-long love of wildlife or watching films like Out of Africa, but the sheer abundance of choices can be overwhelming. That's why we've cherry picked some of our favorite itineraries to give you a thrilling taste of this beautiful part of the world, with plenty of great game viewing and phenomenal guides who will bring the bush to life. Below, our Africa experts also share a few essential tips to ensure your trip is everything it should be.
Flying Safaris in Africa
Soar above Africa’s finest wilderness areas aboard your own private prop plane as the horizon stretches out before you. Circle above mist-shrouded beaches and rusted shipwrecks in Namibia or fly ‘Out of Africa’-style in a biplane over Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Raved over by safari connoisseurs, a flying safari is one of the best ways to access Africa's wildest places.
Africa's supreme wildlife spectacle, the wildebeest migration is the story of three million animals’ relentless journey across the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. A constantly evolving drama between predator and prey, this is nature at its visceral best.
How to pick your safari destination
Whether you're a safari virgin or veteran, you'll have plenty to ponder when planning your African safari. From what you want to see and do to where to go to beat the crowds, the options may seem mind-boggling. Never fear, we're here to help you find the perfect safari for you.
Riding Safaris in Africa
Chase down the horizon on horseback cheek to jowl with a dazzle of zebra. Keep pace with the great wildebeest migration as it surges across the Serengeti or watch unnoticed as a cheetah hunt unfolds. Africa’s sweeping landscapes are an open invitation if you seek the thrill of viewing wildlife from your saddle. Whatever your ability, a riding safari will get you deeper into the wilderness than any game drive.
Few wildlife encounters are as humbling and thrilling as a primate safari. The chance to watch a family of wild mountain gorillas go about their business in a forest clearing in Rwanda or Uganda as males vie for status, mothers fuss over youngsters, and babies rough and tumble in much the same way as our own infants. Or spend time with our boisterous cousins: chimpanzees, lemurs and monkeys, often in areas so remote that you'll witness unique behaviours like the 'Mahale handshake'. Perfect for families, couples and singles, a primate safari is a profound reminder of the deep bond we share with these beautiful beasts.
Safaricom marathon: Run for a Reason
Africa’s most iconic species, including elephant and rhino, are under threat from poaching and could disappear from the wild in our lifetime. Scott Dunn is proud to partner with conservation charity Tusk as the official U.S. tour operator for the annual Safaricom Marathon on June 24th, 2017. This is your chance to join the thousands of runners from around the globe who take part in the Safaricom Marathon. When you do, you'll run wild alongside rhino and giraffe through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya and help raise vital funds for Tusk, which supports over 50 conservation, community and education programs that provide a lifeline for Africa’s wild animals.
Mobile Safaris in Africa
A mobile safari in Africa is your chance to relive the golden age of exploration. Led by the continent's most knowledgeable and experienced guides, you'll be totally immersed in some of nature's most pristine wild places, well away from the crowds. The real joy of a mobile safari, with its staff, equipment and all creature comforts in tow, is the ability to move with the action. Each dawn brings new horizons and thrilling animal encounters. Whether it's a classic mobile safari, a walking safari, canoe safari or flying safari, this is a purists wildlife experience made for adventurous souls.
Walking Safaris in Africa
Want to experience Africa's great wilderness up close? Universally adored by anyone who's been lucky enough to do one, a walking safari is the purest, most intimate form of safari. In the company of an expert guide, you get to dial back the pace, soak up the scenery, revel in the silence and spot birds, plants and small mammals you may miss on a game drive. In short, you're totally at one with nature.
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Crocodiles can live for over one year without eating.
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All of our Africa consultants have lived and worked in Africa.
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Elephants are scared of bees.
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Giraffes are completely silent because they're born without a larynx.
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For every month of the year there is the perfect African adventure.