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 favourite 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.

The Great Migration: Kenya & Tanzania

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.

As sensory overloads go, there’s little to match the migrations. The constant noise, the dust in the air, the smell of hundreds of thousands of animals on the move. You can quite literally feel the earth vibrating through the soles of your feet, see water trembling in your glass. Periods of calm erupt without warning into extreme tension as the wildebeest travel in search of life-giving water and fresh green grass.

The most famous spot to witness the migration is in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park when the animals swarm up north to the Maasai Mara. With the weather directing the herds in their never-ending search for grass, you can enjoy this spectacle year-round.

If wanting to spot the iconic river crossing, head to Kenya's Maasai Mara in mid-July. You'll have the best chance of seeing masses of frenzied animals plunging down riverbanks into crocodile-filled waters. It's an incredible sight.

Though we can customize any trip to East Africa around seeing the Great Migration, below are our top five ways to experience it.

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. Whatever your ability, a riding safari will get you deeper into the wilderness than any game drive.

Primate safaris - Gorillas and Chimps

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.

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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Highlights of Madagascar

Mandrare River & Manafiafy

This exciting and adventurous itinerary takes you to some of Madagascar's remotest areas, staying in excellent little camps that are two of our favourite options on this mysterious island. Explore the wild life rich Mandrare and learn more about the fascinating culture of the Antandroy tribe, before flying over to Manafiafy Lodge on the beach,...

Best for: Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Adventure, Honeymoon

Highlights of Uganda

Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Located on the equator, surrounded by the Great Rift Valley, Uganda is home to a wide variety of landscapes and habitats. Ranging from the open savannah to verdant rainforest, Uganda's rich assortment of wildlife thrives due to the diverse terrain of the country. Explore this rugged wilderness, trekking through the unspoilt forests of Kibale and...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Couples, Off the beaten track

Highlights of Victoria Falls & Botswana

Victoria Falls, Linyanti and Okavango Delta

This exciting safari combining Zambia and Botswana offers some of the highlights of each country. Explore the spectacular Victoria Falls whilst staying at a quiet spot along the river before flying into the remote wetlands of Linyanti where your brilliant safari experience begins. End your vacation in the heart of the Okavango Delta where you can...

Best for: Adventure, Wildlife, Fishing, Honeymoon

Namibia for Teenagers

Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Etosha, Okonjima

Namibia is a true adventure playground and the perfect destination for an active teenage family adventure. Teens will love the activities, from quad biking, sand-boarding, kayaking with a seal colony and tracking rhinos as well as the incredible scenery that Namibia is so well known for.

Best for: Adventure, Teenagers, Family, Road trip

Namibia Honeymoon; Flying Safari

Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast & Etosha

Enjoy a beautiful Namibian honeymoon as you stay in some of the most scenic areas of Namibia. Flying between each lodge offers a unique perspective of the dramatic landscapes including the red dunes of the Namib desert, the remote Skeleton Coast and the waterholes of Etosha where you will end for a few days of safari.

Best for: Adventure, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Botswana for Teenagers

Makgadikgadi Pans, Linyanti & Victoria Falls

This thrill seekers safari through Botswana is perfect for families with teenagers. With activities galore, the whole family will get out and about on an active exploration of some of the most incredible and scenic areas that Botswana has to offer. Watch wildlife from a game vehicle or on foot and gallop on horseback through the beautifully eerie...

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track, Riding, Couples

Classic Madagascar

Antananarivo, Andasibe & Tsarabanjina

This itinerary is a wonderful option for those looking to combine wildlife adventure with secluded beaches and remote island hideaways. Perfect for couples and families, there is something for everyone. Discover private reserves rich in endemic wildlife and turquoise waters surrounding the idyllic shores of Tsarabanjina.

Best for: Beach, Honeymoon, Wildlife, Diving

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For every month of the year there is the perfect African adventure.

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