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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.

The Great Migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration. It’s an endless loop of hooves and horns, hope and heartbreak encompassing Africa’s Serengeti and Masai Mara – countless creatures in thrall to the rains and…

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Walking safari in the Waterberg

Just 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, the landscapes of the Waterberg massif in Limpopo are the perfect setting for a walk on the wild side. Experienced rangers lead small groups…

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Going on safari in the magical Masai Mara

The Masai Mara provides perfect safari country. The wide-open grasslands teem with creatures of every shape and size, often in vast herds. Climb aboard an open-top 4x4 and venture into this…

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Tracking desert black rhino in Namibia

Fly into Desert Rhino Camp in Damaraland, a remote corner of northwest Namibia, for the safari of a lifetime. Wake up early and set off to track the highly endangered…

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Soaring above the Namib Desert in a hot-air balloon

A luxury Namibian safari is incomplete without going up in a hot-air balloon, over the Namib Desert. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure see you suspended in a wicker basket above this waterless…

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Damaraland & Skeleton Coast

Damaraland is such a rugged and lunar landscape that we joked about finding astronaut boot prints there. It’s true, there’s something otherworldly about its uncompromising ups and downs, and yet…

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Maputaland

Situated on Africa’s east coast, Maputaland stretches from South Africa’s far north into Mozambique’s deep south, bordered by the Ubombo Mountains in the west and the warm Indian Ocean in…

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Greater Okavango Delta

If it were a musical compilation, a tour of the greater Okavango Delta would be titled Safari: Greatest Hits. Much like a starstruck fan, I could wax lyrical about the…

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Western Cape & Garden Route

The Western Cape and Garden Route in some ways resembles the perfect red blend, like the many produced in the Cape Winelands. For bouquet, read the sheer loveliness of this…

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Zimbabwe

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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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Art of Safari is an independant travel company that specialises in creating bespoke, luxury African safaris based on considered conversations with individuals who want to realise their particular African dream.

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  • We’re locals, based in Africa.
  • 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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Justin Fox

I’m a travel writer and photographer based in Cape Town. I was a photojournalist at Getaway magazine for a decade…

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