Luxury African Safari Tours

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
  • Customized luxury African safari tours
  • Award-winning travel specialists
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 vacation, customized 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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African Canoe Safaris

Pick up your paddles and get ready to discover all the wonders Africa has to offer on a canoe safari. Gliding along vast rivers and waterways, you’ll explore beautifully remote areas.

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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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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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Luxury Safari & Beach Vacations

Have you always dreamt of an African safari adventure that also incorporates some relaxation? Our luxury safari and beach vacations might just be the perfect getaway for you.

  • Bespoke safari and beach vacations tailored to you
  • Local experts and unique, authentic experiences
  • 24/7 global support when you need it
  • Award-winning luxury travel specialists
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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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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 Safaris 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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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 customized itineraries for every kind of traveler, you'll find thrilling adventure safaris, family-friendly activities, bespoke lodges, and luxury African safari tours for an epic escape.

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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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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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Safarihoek Lodge

Safarihoek Lodge

Etohsa Height Private Reserve, Namibia

Perched on a hillside on its own private game reserve, Safarihoek is an elegant lodge located not far from the game rich Etosha National Park. Sitting amongst mopane trees, Safarihoek offers a tranquil stay and opportunity to watch game from the lodge.

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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.

Wildlife Adventure Spa & health
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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.

Eco/ethical tourism Wildlife Adventure
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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.

Adventure Beach Diving
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Duba Plains

Duba Plains

Duba Concession, Okavango Delta and Moremi, Botswana

Situated on an island in the furthest reaches of the Okavango Delta, Duba Plains is one of the most remote luxury tented camps in the region. With only six bespoke tents, the camp prides itself on intimacy as well as remarkable game viewing.

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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.

Adventure Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track
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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 fall, 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 traveling 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 bespoke 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 traveling 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 customized 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 $6,500 per person. Because all our tours are customized, 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 inquiry 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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

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