African Safari Holidays

African Safari Holidays What Type Of Safari Holiday Are You Dreaming About?

Whether you’re travelling with the family or are on honeymoon, or want to mix bush and beach, stay in private safari houses or ensure you avoid malaria areas, these types of African safari holidays will ensure you get the African safari holiday of your dreams.

It’s as true today as ever: ‘there is always something new out of Africa’. In this case, we’re talking about the wonderful types of African safari holidays on offer. I’ve been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many of them over the years, so I’ll break them down for you below – just don’t ask me to pick a favourite!

African safari holidays have come a long way since the Victorian era; nowadays, with most of Africa’s hidden jewels unearthed, it’s transcendent moments of beauty and realisation we seek. The Dark Continent retains an authentic sense of adventure and exploration though, and with the various African safari holiday types to choose from, there’s no danger of following a beaten path.

Encountering wildlife in pristine habitats remains a key component of most African safari holiday types, but this needn’t only mean game drives. African beach holidays offer equal parts relaxation and exhilarating marine wildlife experiences, with some of the world’s best diving – or maritime and safari elements can easily be combined on safari and beach holidays.

Depending on who you invite along, you can opt for the undeniable romance of African honeymoon safaris, spending time alone with your partner in beautiful, remote places, or choose family safari holidays with special kids’ activity programmes (including fascinating cultural interactions).

Multi-generational holidays are increasingly popular; here we suggest you choose from our range of delightful private safari houses and villas for maximum flexibility and service. If your travelling companions are very young, then malaria-free safaris are a safer way to introduce them to a continent they’ll be desperate to return to.

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Safari & Beach Holidays

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African Safari Honeymoons

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Families with younger kids can usually go on short bush walks near the lodge.

Family Safari Holidays

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Cottar's 1920s Camp is a throwback to the golden era of Kenyan safaris. © Cottar's 1920s Camp

Luxury Tented Safaris

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Kenya's Best Safari Experiences

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The Great Wildebeest Migration

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Botswana's Best Safari Experiences

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Africa's Great Apes

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Tanzania's Best Safari Experiences

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Nothing says 'African beach holiday' like a beach bar made out of a boat.

African Beach Holidays

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Malaria-Free Safaris

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Exhilarating Wildlife Encounters

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Zimbabwe's Best Safari Experiences

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African Short Safaris

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Sleeping under Africa's skies is an amazing African safari experience.

Safaris Under The Stars

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Ol Malo House is situated in Kenya's rugged north.

Private Safari Houses & Villas

Private safari houses and villas give you the luxury of your own secluded, exclusive space. Dedicated guides and staff pander to your every whim, so you can tear up theContinue Reading…...

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Walking Safaris

Going on walking safaris in Africa’s wild places means you’ll leave just the tiniest of traces on the continent, but ensures your African safari will leave you with indelible memories.Continue Reading…...

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There's nothing quite like floating and flying over wild landscapes on an African safari.

Taking To The Air

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Among other things, luxury South Africa safari experiences give you the chance to see big cats up close.

South Africa's Best Safari Experiences

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Meandering along Africa's rivers, deltas and lakes is a unique African safari experience.

Africa's Meandering Waterways

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You'll be thrilled to embark on the Pride of Africa.

Luxury Train Safaris

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