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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cycling Safaris

Swap a traditional four-wheel game-drive for an untraditional cycling safari. Immerse yourself in Africa's wilderness and experience intimate animal encounters. Truly connect to your surroundings as you move through the open air.

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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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Saruni Mara

Saruni Mara

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Saruni Mara is perched on a hill in the Mara North conservancy, bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is a luxurious and intimate lodge with just six cottages and a private house overlooking the beautiful valley, offering walks and game drives.

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Saruni Samburu

Saruni Samburu

Samburu National Reserve, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Saruni Samburu is a deluxe lodge set in a breathtaking position in the Kalama Wildlife Conservancy adjacent to the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. The lodge has just six villas and offers a superb safari experience in pristine surroundings.

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Constance Tsarabanjina

Constance Tsarabanjina

Nosy Be Archipelago & The North Coast, Northern Madagascar, Madagascar

Tsarabanjina is a tiny, lush volcanic island with wonderful white sandy beaches, abundant coral and untouched marine life. With just 25 thatched bungalows, this is a real Robinson Crusoe island with a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Hemingways Nairobi

Hemingways Nairobi

Nairobi, Nairobi and Central Kenya, Kenya

Hemingways Nairobi is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the quiet, leafy residential suburb of Karen, with views of the Ngong Hills. A perfect and indulgent stopover on either end of a Kenyan or Tanzanian safari.

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Hoanib Valley Camp

Hoanib Valley Camp

Hoanib, Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Introducing Namibia's newest luxury camp, Hoanib Valley Camp. This eco friendly camp is small and intimate with only six luxury tents and is in a prime spot for wildlife viewing with a key interest in conservation.

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Kwando Lagoon Camp

Kwando Lagoon Camp

Linyanti, Botswana

Kwando Lagoon Camp is a eight-room camp, lying on the shady banks of the Kwando River and set among tall and ancient African ebony and marula trees, overlooking the Kwando River with its resident pods of hippo, perfect for exploring by boat.

Adventure Wildlife Fishing
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Kwara

Kwara

Kwara Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Kwara is located in the remote northern part of the Okavango Delta within the private Kwara Concession. The nine canvas tents are built on raised decks in a grove of huge and ancient African ebony trees.

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Lewa House

Lewa House

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Situated within the 45,000-acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya's beautiful Laikipia, Lewa House consists of family cottages and private, airy earthpods. The heart of the home features an elegant, thatched building with a big, open fireplace.

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Marataba Safari Lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge

Marakele National Park, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

Marataba is located in a 23,000 ha private concession adjoined to the vast, malarial-free Marakele National Park in South Africa's Limpopo Province. The Camp is set in the bushveld, on a quiet river with dramatic views of the Waterberg escarpment.

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Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Close to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and located right on the banks of the Zambezi river, the exclusive Matetsi Victoria Falls gives a refined touch to the modern safari experience, and is home to a fantastic array of wildlife.

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Epic Southern Tanzania

Epic Southern Tanzania

Selous, Ruaha & Fanjove Island

Get ready to dive into the wilderness of southern Tanzania on an off-grid safari and beach getaway. We’ve handpicked the most stylish camps and lodges so you can immerse yourself in this barely touched land in luxury, with some extraordinary experiences along the way. Explore the Selous by river and wander through the baobab dotted landscapes of...

Adventure Couples Wildlife Beach

GBP £9,100 pp

8 nights
Epic Uganda

Epic 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...

Adventure Wildlife Couples Off the beaten track

GBP £7,500 pp

12 nights
Epic Zambia and Malawi

Epic Zambia and Malawi

South Luangwa & Lake Malawi

Get ready to dive into the wilderness of the South Luangwa in Zambia, for some phenomenal wildlife encounters and expert guiding. After your safari exploration, we’ll fly you over to Lake Malawi on a light aircraft for an off-grid beach escape. We’ve handpicked some of the most stylish lodges so you can enjoy these wild places with touches of...

Wildlife Couples Diving Fishing

GBP £7,300 pp

11 nights
Epic Zimbabwe

Epic Zimbabwe

Mana Pools, Lake Kariba, & Hwange National Park

Make the most of Zimbabwe's diversity, from big game safaris in Mana Pool and Hwange National Park, fishing on Lake Kariba and enjoying the spectacle of the Victoria Falls on this luxury safari. A perfect blend of dramatic landscapes, wildlife and genuine Zimbabwe hospitality.

Couples Adventure Wildlife

GBP £8,400 pp

11 nights
Extraordinary Kenya

Extraordinary Kenya

Samburu, Masai Mara, Diani Beach

This Kenya tour itinerary presents two exquisite wildlife regions: the rugged and mountainous Samburu region, which brings together scatterings of tribal villages, and the vast plains of the Maasai Mara. This safari circuit offers exceptional value and is topped off with an indulgent beach stay on Kenya’s radiant coastline.

GBP £8,200 pp

12 nights
Extraordinary Zambia

Extraordinary Zambia

Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa & Lake Malawi

Let us take you on an adventure through Zambia, a country that offers some of Africa’s most diverse and dramatic wildlife encounters. From a remote safari experience in the Lower Zambezi to action-packed game viewing in the South Luangwa, we’ll then fly you over to Lake Malawi for a chic beach escape. We’ve hand selected some of the most stylish...

Adventure Couples Wildlife Beach

GBP £8,600 pp

9 nights
Kenya with Kids

Kenya with Kids

Masai Mara & Diani Beach

This is the perfect Kenya family tour. Start with a safari in the Maasai Mara at a private safari house to enjoy superb game viewing, before discovering the southern coast. Here, you can relax on an idyllic beach or enjoy watersports and other activities. Your private guides will enrich the trip with exceptional care to meet your family's needs.

Wildlife Adventure Beach Villa

GBP £7,400 pp

11 nights
South Africa with Kids

South Africa with Kids

Madikwe and Mauritius

The perfect combination of wildlife adventure in Madikwe and relaxing during a week of beach and sunshine on the tropical island of Mauritius. This South Africa tour is ideal for families with younger children looking for fun and games to entertain everyone all day long.

Beach Wildlife

GBP £4,700 pp

9 nights
Family Fun in Botswana

Family Fun in Botswana

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...

Adventure Off the beaten track Riding Couples

GBP £10,600 pp

12 nights
Family Fun in Kenya

Family Fun in Kenya

Lewa Conservancy, Masai Mara and Diani Beach

Combining incredible safari experiences, plenty of sporting activities, flights in a vintage biplane and time enjoying watersports by the beach, our Kenya family tours promise a one-of-a-kind trip the kids will remember forever. Young children and teenagers will be transfixed by what Kenya has to offer, from cultural encounters to epic wildlife.

Wildlife Adventure Beach Diving

GBP £8,900 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.

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