Luxury African Safari Tours & Holidays

Encounter Africa's wildlife and experience vast, striking landscapes on a bespoke safari tour.

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Africa Safari Holidays

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.

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First-time Safaris

Your first safari tour is a truly unforgettable experience; spending the day watching elegant gazelles prancing along the veld or spotting prowling lions in the grass in their natural habitat.

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Family Safari Holiday

Here at Scott Dunn, we send families of all ages to Africa – the thrill of seeing animals in the wild is every child’s dream! Our expert guidance will help you choose the right safari tour for you.

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The Great Migration

Africa's supreme wildlife spectacle, the wildebeest migration is the story of three million animals’ relentless journey across the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. This is nature at its visceral best.

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How to Pick Your Safari Destination

There are many things to consider when planning a safari. But there are plenty of ways to help narrow down the choices and find an Africa safari tour that's perfect for you.

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African Canoe Safaris

Pick up your paddles and get ready to discover all the wonders Africa has to offer on an unforgettable canoe safari. Gliding along vast rivers and waterways, you’ll explore beautifully remote and secluded areas that you wouldn’t see on any other safari.

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Flying Safaris

Soar above the wilderness and experience Africa’s open plains from a whole new perspective on a memorable flying safari tour. Discover Namibia's striking red dunes and Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

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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 activities for all ages

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Riding Safaris in Africa

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 take you deep into the wilderness.

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Primate safaris

Few wildlife encounters are as humbling and thrilling as a primate safari. Watch wild mountain gorillas or spend time with our boisterous cousins: chimpanzees, lemurs and monkeys.

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Walking Safari Holidays in Africa

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with Africa’s fantastic wildlife, a walking safari is the tour for you. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll experience an intimate safari where you can thoroughly soak up the scenery.

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Top 10 African Safari Experiences

Few things compare to the feeling of being surrounded by nature on an African safari. Whether you go gorilla trekking in Rwanda or encounter the Marine Big 5 in South Africa, these safari experiences are sure to take your breath away.

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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.

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.

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Lamai Serengeti

Lamai Serengeti

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.

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Ikuka Safari Camp

Ikuka Safari Camp

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

High on the Mwagusi escarpment in Ruaha National Park, Ikuka Safari Camp is an intimate, secluded camp with just six tents under thatched roofs. With uninterrupted views across the savannah, Ikuka offers the quintessential African wilderness experience.

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Sand Rivers Selous

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.

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One&Only Gorilla's Nest

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

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Tongabezi

Tongabezi

Livingstone, Zambia

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.

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Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa

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.

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Dulini River Lodge

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.

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Zarafa Camp

Zarafa Camp

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.

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Garonga Safari Camp

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.

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Kinondo Kwetu

Kinondo Kwetu

Diani, Kenya

With five cottages, three suites, Garden Rooms and a Private Villa, Kinondo Kwetu is a small and intimate beach hideaway. Family-owned, this home-away-from-home property is a paradise for those wanting a more personal experience on the Kenyan coast.

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Epic Botswana

Epic Botswana

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...

Adventure Off the beaten track Wildlife

GBP £7,600 pp

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Extraordinary Tanzania

Extraordinary Tanzania

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...

Adventure Couples Wildlife

GBP £8,200 pp

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Ultimate Tanzania

Ultimate Tanzania

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.

Diving Snorkelling Wildlife

GBP £17,300 pp

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Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique

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...

Adventure Wildlife Couples

GBP £17,900 pp

13 nights
Imagine Uganda

Imagine Uganda

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...

Adventure Wildlife Couples Off the beaten track

GBP £12,500 pp

12 nights
Kenya Uncovered

Kenya Uncovered

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....

Beach Couples Diving Fishing

GBP £7,000 pp

18 nights
Tanzania Uncovered

Tanzania Uncovered

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...

Beach Couples Diving Wildlife

GBP £7,500 pp

12 nights
Epic Kenya

Epic Kenya

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.

Adventure Wildlife

GBP £9,000 pp

13 nights
Epic Africa

Epic Africa

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.

Adventure Couples Wildlife

GBP £20,300 pp

9 nights
Epic South Africa

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...

Wildlife Adventure Couples Culture

GBP £6,800 pp

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FAQs about luxury African safari tours

  • When is the best time to take an Africa tour and safari?

    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.

  • Where is the best location for a safari tour?

    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.

  • What type of African safaris and tours can I book?

    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.

  • Are safari tours suitable for families?

    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.

  • What animals will I see on an Africa safari tour?

    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.

  • How long do safari tours last?

    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.

  • How much do luxury African safari tours cost?

    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.

  • How can I book a luxury African safari tour?

    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.

Call us on 020 3468 1971 to start planning your holiday

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