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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, we'll create an extraordinary vacation just for you complete with unforgettable experiences.

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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 bi-plane 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.

Wildebeest Migration

Africa's supreme wildlife spectacle, the Great 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.

Malaria-free safaris

From the Eastern Cape reserves in South Africa to beautiful Etosha National Park in Namibia, you have plenty of choices for a wildlife-packed malaria-free safari with plenty of activities for all ages.

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.

Primate safaris

Few wildlife experiences are as humbling and thrilling as watching a family of wild mountain gorillas go about their business in a forest clearing in Rwanda or Uganda with males resolving conflict, mothers fussing over youngsters, and babies rough and tumbling in much the same way as human infants. Or spending time with our boisterous cousins, chimpanzees, lemurs, monkeys and baboons, often in areas so remote that you'll witness unique behaviours rarely seen elsewhere. Their intelligence and social interactions are an eerie and profound reminder that we share more than 97% of our DNA with these beautiful beasts.

Safaricom marathon

We're proud to partner with Tusk as the official U.S. tour operator for the annual Safaricom Marathon on June 24th, 2017. Run wild with rhino and giraffe through Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya to raise vital funds for conservation and community programs that protect wildlife.

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.

Did you know?

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.

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your safari

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