First time safaris

A safari in Africa is something many of us dream of experiencing at least once in our lifetime. For many, watching Out of Africa conjures up images of beautiful vistas dotted with acacia trees. Not all safari destinations offer these wide open plains, but we have selected some of our favourite itineraries that work fantastically well for people on safari for the first time. With great game viewing and a phenomenal guide to bring the experience to life. Whether you are a family or couple going on honeymoon, we have handpicked safari lodges and camps to make it an African adventure that you'll never forget - you'll want to return to this fascinating continent again and again.

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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

Best of Botswana Safari

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Explore the water wonderland of Botswana's Okavango Delta, staying at two luxurious sister-camps, Nxabega and Sandibe. When not enjoying the comforts of camp head out on exciting day and night game drives in search of game, appreciate the smaller details on a bush for, or drift gently along the water channels of the delta in a mokoro or boat.

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

Essential South Africa & Victoria Falls

Kruger, Victoria Falls, Franschhoek, Cape Town

This South Africa and Victoria Falls itinerary is perfect for those wanting to explore some of the highlights of South Africa combined with the natural wonder that is Victoria Falls. Explore the famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve and keep an eye out for the Big 5 and more, before flying up to Victoria Falls to experience the Falls from both sides. The...

Garden Route Safari for Young Families

Eastern Cape, Garden Route, Grootbos Reserve & Cape Town

South Africa is the perfect destination for the whole family. Avoiding the malarial areas, this itinerary takes you on an exciting safari and along the scenic coast of the Garden Route to enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities everyone can enjoy, from hiking and boat trips, to tours of the local reserves. End the trip in Cape Town with days spent...

South Africa & Victoria Falls for Young Families

Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg, Madikwe

Ticking off some of the absolute highlights of southern Africa, this itinerary has been designed with families in mind. With the perfect mix of adventure and downtime, families can enjoy cosmopolitan Cape Town on a guided tour and from the top of Table Mountain before experiencing the mighty Victoria Falls, and then ending the trip in the...

The Best Of South Africa

Greater Kruger, the Winelands & Cape Town

Supplying you with the best of South Africa, this trip takes in the three must-see areas for excellent game viewing, food, drink, culture and scenery. We have curated this trip which we think is ideal for a first-time trip to South Africa, staying in the best areas and properties, as well as including some of the best experiences to make it an...

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