Luxury African Safari Tours & Holidays
Encounter Africa's wildlife and experience vast, striking landscapes on a bespoke safari tour.
- Expert local guides for a unique safari experience
- 24/7 global support
- Tailor-made luxury safari tours
- Award-winning travel specialists
Nothing compares to the experience of going on an African safari tour; the excitement of spotting leopards weaving in and out of the tall grass or the joy of observing elephants cooling themselves at the watering hole.
Whether your dream safari includes birding along the Zambezi or tracking rhinos in Zimbabwe, we’ll help create your perfect luxury African safari tour.
At Scott Dunn, we have connections with some of the best safari guides and rangers across Africa. We can craft a bespoke holiday, tailored to your interests. If you want to take the family on a game drive in the Maasai Mara and get up close and personal with the ‘big five’, we’ll make it happen.
Or perhaps you and your partner would like to experience a walking African safari tour in Botswana and learn to read the tracks of a lion on the hunt while interpreting the sounds of the savannah? Whatever it is, we can create a truly unforgettable experience that’s unique to you.
The Best African Safari Tour Destinations
Ready to start planning your luxury African safari tour but not sure where to start? At Scott Dunn, our travel specialists have all the insider knowledge, including when to go and where to stay. Perhaps you dream of gazing out across the Serengeti on a flying safari or exploring Namibia’s open plains on one of our private African safari tours. Whatever your ideal trip looks like, we’ll uncover the best luxury African safari tour destination for you.
Botswana is a brilliant destination to view wildlife as Makgadikgadi Pans is a sanctuary for many bird species and enormous herds of migratory zebra.
The home and iconic heartland of 'safari', encounter the 'big 5' in the Maasai Mara, flamingo covered lakes in Great Rift Valley and much more.
From sand dunes and wild coastline to lush, river-fed plains and dramatic mountains, Namibia is a country of extraordinary and contrasting landscapes.
Rwanda's captivating natural features continue to draw visitors in, from Lake Kivu and Rwanda’s majestic volcanoes, to the acres of lush vegetation, verdant tea plantations and dense rainforest.
South Africa is one of the most beautiful and varied countries on the planet; there truly is something for everyone here.
With unrivalled quantities of game and some of the most beautiful national parks on the continent, a Tanzania holiday is a safari dream come true.
Uganda is situated on the equator and is known for varied habitats: flat savannah plains, lush verdant rainforest, great lakes and tall western mountains.
Zambia is the real Africa: wide and unspoilt, etched with dusty pot-holed roads, great valleys and vast tracts of undeveloped land.
This beautiful country with a wide range of diverse environments ripe for exploring.
The Best Luxury African Safari Tours & Hotels
Our carefully curated collection of hotels and safari tours capture the ultimate in Africa's scenery, wildlife and extraordinary safari experiences. With tailor-made itineraries for every kind of traveller, you'll find thrilling adventure safaris, family-friendly activities, bespoke lodges and luxury African safari tours for an epic escape.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views in a remote corner of the northern Serengeti, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River, usually between late July and October.
Sand Rivers Selous
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Sand Rivers is situated in the northern part of the Selous Game Reserve which is one of the largest protected wildlife areas in Africa. Sand Rivers offers stylish, luxurious safari accommodation on the banks of the Rufiji River.
Serengeti Safari Camp
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Serengeti Safari Camp offers a unique opportunity to view the Serengeti wildebeest migration and the substantial herds of resident game. The camp is “semi nomadic” and shadows the migration, enabling guests to get as close to the migration as possible.
One&Only Gorilla's Nest
Volcanoes National Park, Virungas and northern Rwanda, Rwanda
One&Only Gorilla's Nest is the new addition to One&Only's impressive luxurious portfolio. This wellness retreat is cushioned in the volcanic range of the Virunga Massive in Rwanda, home to half the population of the worlds mountain gorillas
Tongabezi is a stunningly stylish and luxurious lodge, with individually and stylishly designed Houses and Cottages situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls and just 11 miles upstream of the falls themselves.
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Chinzombo is a beautiful secluded lodge situated on a sweeping bend of the banks of Zambia's Luangwa River. This small intimate lodge epitomises sheer luxury with unrivalled levels of service and guiding.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa
Following extensive refurbishment, Chitwa Chitwa has recently re-opened in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. With just eight suites and a private house, it is in a fabulous position within the reserve for excellent game viewing.
Dulini River Lodge
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the game rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve's western sector, Dulini River Lodge's six large suites, each has a private plunge pool and sit in the shade of a grove of ebony trees along the edge of the Sand River.
Selinda Concession, Linyanti, Botswana
Situated in The Selinda, a 1,350km private reserve that straddles the Selinda Spillway, Zarafa Camp (which was Zibalianja) offers just four vast and airy luxury tented rooms all set on polished, raised wooden decks with en-suite, open air bathrooms.
Garonga Safari Camp
Makalali Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa
Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive luxury bush retreat comprised of six spacious safari tents within the Makalali Game Reserve. Guests can enjoy a relaxing safari experience, as well as gourmet cuisine and first-class service.
Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls
Let us take you on a journey through the Okavango Delta to explore two different wilderness areas that promise phenomenal wildlife encounters and immersive activities. We’ll then fly you to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, for exhilarating experiences and an indulgent stay on the Zambezi River. We’ve handpicked some of...
GBP £7,600 pp
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti
Let us take you on an extraordinary journey through northern Tanzania, where you’ll witness spellbinding landscapes and encounter astonishing wildlife throughout your trip. We’ve hand selected some of the most highly regarded luxury camps in the country, to make sure every aspect of the trip promises unparalleled experiences, expert guiding and...
GBP £8,400 pp
Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Zanzibar
A luxurious and iconic trip taking in some of Tanzania's true highlights and staying at some of the best properties in East Africa. Explore the Rift Valley's wildlife-rich national parks, Masai culture and dramatic scenery, before flying to a pristine beach on the east coast of Zanzibar.
GBP £18,000 pp
Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique
Victoria Falls, Linyanti, Okavango Delta & Benguerra Island
Dive into elegance on this exclusive and luxurious tour of Southern Africa that bursts with properties that step away from the norm. Gaze in awe at the majesty of Victoria Falls as it thunders over the brink, search for lions as they stalk the channels of the Okavango before the impossibly soft powder white sands of Mozambique’s irresistible...
GBP £17,600 pp
Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Jinja
Let us take you on a journey through Uganda. This trip presents some truly spectacular wildlife encounters. Float down the Nile River observing crocodiles and hippos in Murchison Falls. Admire the energetic behaviour of chimpanzees in Kibale Forest. Join lion researchers in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and...
GBP £12,600 pp
Nairobi & Maasai Mara
Delve into the wilderness of a private conservancy in the famous Maasai Mara, getting up close to spectacular wildlife and chasing those almighty African sunsets while staying in a stylish safari camp. Top this off with an indulgent stay on Kenya’s radiant coastline and take to the ocean on a kayak or simply spend your days basking on Watamu Beach....
GBP £6,600 pp
Ruaha National Park & Pemba Island
Fall into the romance of the African bush on this stylish Tanzanian journey that steps away from the crowds. Expect the extraordinary at these handpicked and owner-run luxury boutique lodges that break with convention. Venture through towering baobab trees in the golden evening light while elephants graze lazily in the distance. Dive into the...
GBP £7,700 pp
Nairobi, Laikipia, Maasai Mara & Zanzibar
Get ready to delve into the wilds of Kenya, guided by some of east Africa’s most highly trained safari experts. For this Kenya adventure tour, we’ve selected two of the country's renowned camps within private conservancies: wonder-filled Laikipia and the vast plains of the Maasai Mara. Expect extraordinary wildlife experiences along the way.
GBP £9,300 pp
Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi, Kigali, Volcanoes National Park
This grand tour of Africa takes you to some of the most game rich regions in the south where you can enjoy a range of safari activities, from game drives to walking and boat safaris before you head east to the lush rainforests of Rwanda to find the mountain gorilla.
GBP £20,300 pp
Epic South Africa
Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Greater Kruger
Capture the best of the Rainbow Nation on this stylish introduction to South Africa. We’ve handpicked luxury boutique hotels and extraordinary experiences for a trip that will make your friends green with envy. Sample delectable fusion cuisine while gazing over the rugged peaks of Table Mountain in Cape Town before soaring over the thundering...
GBP £6,900 pp
FAQs about luxury African safari tours
Africa offers great experiences all year round, but the best time to visit depends on what you wish to see and do.
April to October is considered the dry season and is the ideal time to view an abundance of game on safari. If you're visiting the north of the region, you might wish to travel in the cooler seasons of spring and autumn, although there can be heavy rain in Kenya.
Our travel specialists can help you choose the best time of year to take a safari tour based on your preferred activities and experiences.
The best destination for you depends on what you wish to see, who you’re travelling with and what activities you wish to participate in. There are some incredible locations to take a luxury safari tour, immerse yourself in the rich African culture and experience thrilling adventures.
Kenya offers some of the best opportunities to see the "big five" and is a popular destination for luxury safari tours. You'll also discover incredible, striking landscapes, serene lakes and awe-inspiring nature reserves. Botswana is also a sanctuary for an abundance of birds as well as zebra, with its inland delta providing a unique lush and diverse landscape, perfect for an African safari.
If you're looking for a more varied destination with ample opportunity for cultural exploration and vibrant cities thrown into the mix, then a South African safari and tour could be the perfect combination.
We offer an incredible selection of luxury, immersive safaris and tours across some of Africa's most diverse locations. Whether you're a first-timer or you're looking for an alternative safari and a new way of seeing the country's wildlife, our tailor-made tours offer a unique experience. You can even explore Africa and its wondrous wildlife by canoe, on horseback or by private plane.
Some of our luxury African safari tours include beach retreats on the stunning island of Mauritius, adventure-focused itineraries and family-friendly activities. Our travel specialists can help find the best luxury African safari tour for you.
ou're travelling with children or teenagers, we offer dedicated family-friendly safaris that include a wealth of experiences, adventures and activities, specially designed for all ages. South African safari tour locations are popular options as they are malaria-free and remove the need for medication. However, Kenya and Zimbabwe also offer some unique and magical safari experiences for children and adults alike.
The specific animals you're likely to see depend on the exact destination. You can expect to experience wildlife such as wildebeest in Kenya and Tanzania and primates in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. There are multiple opportunities to see the "big five" across various countries. Our tailor-made tours allow you to get up close to Africa's beautiful wildlife, impressive, lush nature and vast, dramatic landscapes.
Our tours range from between 8 and 15 nights and are carefully planned to help you get the most out of your safari experiences. If you have alternative requests, then please speak to our travel specialists and we will do our best to accommodate these.
Our safari tours start from £4,900 per person. Because all our tours are tailor-made, the final price depends on the specific experiences you have chosen and your tour details.
Call us on the number listed below or fill out our online enquiry form to book your unique tour. Our specialist travel team will create a bespoke package and find the best luxury African safari tour for you. We'll also provide you with a cost quote, so you'll know exactly what you'll be spending.
Why choose Scott Dunn for your luxury African safari tour?
- Expert local guides: We work alongside local guides and rangers to deliver an incredible and unique safari experience.
- Bespoke safari tours: With our tailor-made safaris, you'll get an experience like no other with individual activities and adventures based on your preferences.
- Leading travel specialists: As the winners of Condé Nast Traveller's Top Travel Specialists in the World for 11 years in a row, you can rely on us to deliver luxury, individual tours.
- Seamless service: Book with confidence knowing that we can offer flexibility should your travel plans change. Our expert team is also available for support 24/7.
Plan your luxury African Safari tour with Scott Dunn
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African Safari Holiday Guides and Inspiration
Seeking inspiration for your African safari holiday? From planning a family safari, to sharing the trip of a lifetime with your significant other, take a look at our expertly written guides below and begin your adventure today.