A luxury African safari is …

… a journey of a lifetime, and we believe experiences are at the heart of journeys. When you dream of Africa, you may want to share the adrenaline of the wildebeest as they cross a flooded river during the Great Migration in the Masai Mara, hear hippo walk past your luxury tent in the Okavango Delta, just metres from where you lie safe and warm, or see the tapestry of nature that’s visible from a hot-air balloon over the Namib Desert. As such, the places we recommend are curated based on the experiences they offer.

Creating a once-in-a-lifetime safari is an artform – a joint effort between you, the dreamer, and us, the safari experts. Our first step towards helping you design a bespoke safari is feeding your imagination, to open you up to possibilities. We do this by sharing inspiring content, showcasing personal accounts of the unparalleled, wondrous, romantic and thrilling experiences the continent has to offer.

You’d come to Africa to see the spectacular wildlife, but there are many other unforgettable things to do as well, like intimate bush dinners, private walking safaris, vintage biplane rides and more. Similarly, we show you the many kinds of places there are to stay – from sleeping under the stars through to luxury safari lodges – all handpicked following our personal experiences there.

Having inspired you, we’ll connect you with your own dedicated safari specialist, who will work closely with you to manifest your particular African dream. Whether you want to enjoy a series of exciting experiences, relax at intimate lodges or just have a hankering for the Great Rift Valley, we can custom make a safari just for you.

Circumnavigating the Cape Peninsula

Spend a day on your own, private Cape Peninsula tour that follows the Atlantic Seaboard, via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, to Cape Point for a delicious picnic lunch. Return…

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Hopping between Etosha’s waterholes

The ‘immense hollow’ of Etosha Pan is dry for much of the year, but a series of waterholes around its fringes provide a vital lifeline for its many mammal species.…

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Exploring the lovely Tarangire

If you’d like to see a rare white giraffe, go on a Tarangire safari in northern Tanzania – Omo lives nearby. If you go in the dry season, you’ll see…

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Scuba Safari On The Magical Reefs Of Zanzibar

Board a traditional dhow and sail to a pristine coral-reef atoll off the island of Zanzibar. Don scuba-diving equipment and descend into a wondrous realm that teems with every tropical…

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Going on safari in lovely Laikipia

Laikipia is a stark, arid wilderness in northern Kenya that’s home to the Big Five and healthy populations of African wild dog, reticulated giraffe, Grévy’s zebra and sitatunga antelope. A…

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In many ways, Kenya is the purest expression of luxury safari travel, thanks to its variety of landscapes and the incredible experiences on offer.  A luxury Kenyan safari will doubtless…

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Tanzania is Africa writ large – the sheer scale of the country gives you an incredible feeling of space and freedom, and especially in the more remote areas, evokes a…

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One of the things that has stuck with me about my luxury Botswana safari is the way the country showcases life and death in microcosm against the most sweeping of…

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South Africa

I could wax lyrical about South Africa all day. Let me pour you a glass of Pinotage and I’ll begin... It’s a fascinating cultural melting pot: where once empires collided,…

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Ask any old Zimbabwe safari hand (there are many), and they won’t be shy to tell you that Zimbabwe is where safari, as we know it, truly began. The best…

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Canvas On: African Beach Holidays

African beach holidays are the perfect way to unwind, and there’s a lot more to it than loungers and cocktails.

Head For The Beach
You can go on walking safaris from The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille.

Our best Kenya safari ideas

What are the best safaris in Kenya? The answer is, undoubtedly, any safari that’s been uniquely tailored to your specific desires and requirements! To guide you, we’ve narrowed our curated selection, into what we believe to be three of the best Kenya safari ideas around.

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What is the cost of an African safari

Africa is a unique and diverse continent, with many countries and a staggering array safari experiences. Combine this with pricing that literally changes with the seasons, and it’s no wonder we’re frequently asked ...

What does a safari cost?
Africa's a large, diverse continent, but we'll give you the inside scoop on the best time to go on safari.

The best time to go on safari

While there are times that are said to offer the best safari experiences in Africa, we believe that no two dream safaris are the same. Here’s our breakdown of the pros and cons of various travel periods.

When Should I Go?

Pete's 10 best books to read when planning - or on - safari

We’re often asked about good African safari books, or books about Africa, so we decided to reach out to safari-cum-book fundis to see what they recommend you read when you’re planning – or on – a safari.

What To Read
Is it safe to travel to Africa on safari-

Is it safe to travel to Africa on safari?

Sometimes we’re asked: ‘Is Africa safe?’ The answer is yes! Hundreds of thousands of safari goers travel safely to Southern and East Africa each year, and leave Africa with lasting memories.

Safe Holidays
making luxury safaris more affordable

Making luxury safari's more affordable

An African safari cost can be expensive, and while it’s worth every cent, there are many ways to experience the best that Africa has to offer while ensuring you get excellent value for money.

Explore Your Options
Sip on sundowners at Sala’s Camp while the sun sets over the Masai Mara. © The Safari Collection

The art of the safari sundowner

Sunset is a transitional moment in the African day – the heat begins to dissipate and it’s time to take stock.

Experience The Sunset

What to pack for a safari: A general checklist

Wondering what to take on safari? Check out our basic list of what to pack, and adjust it to your needs, taking into account any extreme environments you might be visiting.

Getting Ready To Go

Art of Safari might be a small team of safari professionals, but we like to think we make that work in your favour by offering you more dedicated attention than you’ll get anywhere else. With Art of Safari, the only crowd you’ll get lost in will be feathered, furry or hooved.

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  • We specialise in safaris.
  • We’re independent and unbiased.
  • We’re fully accredited and bonded.
  • We offer all-inclusive safaris, no surprises.
  • We do it all, no middlemen
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I’m a South African journalist, copywriter and general wordsmith with a serious travel addiction, which combines well with my love…

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