Africa’s Best Safari Experiences A curated selection of the finest safari experiences in Africa

If you want to go to where the wild things are, Africa is a fantastically diverse destination. From hot-air ballooning over the Masai Mara to swimming with dolphin in Zanzibar or sipping your way across the Cape Winelands, Art of Safari has curated the best African safari experiences the continent offers.

Our team of seasoned safari professionals have travelled the length and breadth of Africa to bring you the very best African safari experiences. We’re talking unforgettable moments of breathtaking beauty and drama played out against iconic land- and seascapes.

Africa’s best safari experiences offer moments of calm and chaos: the serenity of sipping on a sundowner, watching elephant strolling down to a waterhole to drink, or the clarity of soaring over the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon versus the frenetic, heart-stopping energy that infects you as you witness migrating wildebeest launching themselves into croc-infested waters.

Africa moves to her own rhythms, and staying at luxury African safari lodges where you’re in control of the pace can be very rewarding. The rest of the time, simply let the wildlife take centre stage – nowhere else in the world can you encounter iconic species at such close quarters, whether meerkats creeping out into the sunlight, gorilla foraging in the jungle or a solitary big cats slinking into the bush.

It’s a near-universal truth that people come to Africa for the animals and return for the people – respectful cultural encounters with, for example, Kenya’s Maasai or the Himba of Namibia add greatly to Africa’s best safari experiences.

A Walking safari in the Waterberg take you over land and water.

Taking a walking safari in the Waterberg

Just 3.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg in South Africa, the landscapes of the Waterberg massif in Limpopo are the perfect setting for a walking safari. Experienced rangers lead small groupsContinue Exploring…...

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Ngorongoro Crater Safari | Ngorongoro Crater is 20km wide and 600m deep.

Taking a safari into the Ngorongoro Crater

An essential, bucket-list experience on any visit to Tanzania is a Ngorongoro Crater safari. Descend into this 20km-wide and 600m-deep volcanic caldera for a safari experience like no other, packed withContinue Exploring…...

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The wildlife of on a Chyulu Hills safari is presided over by Africa’s towering icon, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Exploring the enchanting Chyulu Hills on safari

If you’re looking for a more active, varied adventure, choose a Chyulu Hills safari in southern Kenya. Apart from the usual game-drive activities, this area offers excellent hiking, mountain biking and horseContinue Exploring…...

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Sadly there aren't many black rhino left in the world.

Rhino tracking in northern Kenya

Experience the primaeval thrill of getting close to game on foot – a sensation that’s heightened by the creatures in question being critically endangered black rhinos in Kenya. The SeraContinue Exploring…...

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On a Wild Dog Safari

Seeing wild dog hunting in Madikwe

As one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, Madikwe provides more than enough space for wild dog to flourish, as you'll see on a wild dog safari. TheseContinue Exploring…...

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With their jolly striped flanks, zebra always add pizazz to the wilderness. Makgadikgadi zebra migration

Being dazzled by the Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration

The Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration is one of Southern Africa's most surprising phenomena. Each year, Botswana zebras trek between the Okavango Delta and Makgadikgadi Pans in search of fresh grazing. WhyContinue Exploring…...

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Breakfast with giraffe | The giraffe eat pellets right off your breakfast table at Giraffe Manor.

Having breakfast with giraffe in Nairobi

Giraffe Manor provides guests with the unique and thrilling opportunity to have breakfast with giraffe in a gracious, colonial home in the outskirts of Nairobi. During your stay, you’ll alsoContinue Exploring…...

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The Wildebeest migration crossing the Mara river running to river bank

Watching the Great Wildebeest Migration cross the Mara River

The Great Wildebeest Migration is astonishing. Each year, more than 1.5 million wildebeest trek from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara and back again in search of fresh grazing. Their crossingContinue Exploring…...

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Hiking up the Sossusvlei dunes is harder than you think.

Exploring the ochre dunes of Sossusvlei

The highlight of any luxury Namibian safari is visiting the magnificent areas of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei in the heart of the Namib Desert. Rise at dawn and drive into thisContinue Exploring…...

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The Great Wildebeest Migration masses for the Grumeti River crossing in the Serengeti.

Watching wildebeest cross the Grumeti

The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the natural world’s most astonishing phenomena. Each year, more than a million wildebeest do a loop of the Serengeti and the Masai MaraContinue Exploring…...

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Wait patiently for elephant and other wildlife to come to you while you sip wine in a ol Donyo log-pile hide

Watching wildlife while hiding out in secret

Sitting quietly in the ol Donyo log-pile hide in the heart of Kenya’s wilderness is a soulful experience. Slowly, the game start coming to drink, just metres away from yourContinue Exploring…...

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The Kasanka bats could well be mistaken for leaves blowing in the wind.

Beholding the Kasanka bat migration

There are more than enough flying mammals involved in the annual bat migration to literally darken the dawn and dusk skies over Kasanka, a remote swamp in Zambia. The KasankaContinue Exploring…...

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Be careful not to catch an elephant when tiger fishing in Zambia.

Catching tigers in Zambia

During your Zambia safari, set off in a boat from your camp in Lower Zambezi National Park for an afternoon of catch-and-release fishing. Tiger fishing in Zambia offers a thrillingContinue Exploring…...

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Zambezi river safari | When exploring the banks of the Zambezi, it’s wonderful to pause for sundowner drinks and snacks.

Driving along the shores of the mighty Zambezi

The Zambezi is one of Africa's most powerful and life-sustaining rivers. With many areas along its banks enjoying protected status in Zimbabwe, there are superb game-viewing opportunities to be had.Continue Exploring…...

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Hot-air ballooning in Kafue is the stuff of safari dreams.

Ballooning over the Busanga Plains

Hot-air ballooning in Kafue is done in ideal circumstances, over Zambia’s immense, level Busanga Plains, and this exclusive experience is certain to be a highlight of your Zambia safari. HereContinue Exploring…...

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Seeing wildlife run in the wild, like the Selous, is what going on selous safari is all about.

Roaming the remote Selous on safari

The immense Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania is one of the largest and least visited of all of Africa’s game parks, making it the perfect place to get farContinue Exploring…...

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A Masai Mara treehouse deck affords spectacular views over the Mara River..

Spending the night in a Masai Mara treehouse

A luxury Masai Mara treehouse offers you the chance to sleep under the stars in the middle of the African bush and experience the wild savannah in its intoxicating, night-time incarnation.Continue Exploring…...

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Chobe safari | The Savute Channel or ‘Stolen River’ floods and dries up on its own mysterious schedule.

Meandering along the Savute Channel

Our Chobe safari took us to the legendary Savute Channel in northern Botswana. This area has a history of flooding and drying up inexplicably, probably as a result of tectonicContinue Exploring…...

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Cape Town wine tour | La Petite Ferme overlooks the beautiful Franschhoek Valley.

Wetting your whistle in the Cape Winelands

Spend a day on your own, private Cape Town wine tour that takes in some of the finest estates in and around the Franschhoek Valley. You’ll be treated to world-classContinue Exploring…...

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From Sirikoi, you can go on a helicopter safari to Mount Kenya.

Whizzing across northern Kenya on a helicopter safari

Skimming low over the treetops or soaring up and over an escarpment like an eagle on a rising thermal, the best way to absorb the grandeur of Africa’s landscapes isContinue Exploring…...

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You’ll even traverse rivers during your Zambia walking safari.

Taking a walk in the wild in Zambia

A walk in the wild doesn’t get much better than a mobile Zambia walking safari. This five-night adventure takes you on foot through a remote corner of South Luangwa NationalContinue Exploring…...

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Your private Cape Peninsula tour will take you along Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Circumnavigating the Cape Peninsula

Spend a day in South Africa on your own, private Cape Peninsula tour that follows the Atlantic Seaboard, via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, to Cape Point for a deliciousContinue Exploring…...

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Marine Big Five | When a whale, like this southern right, throws itself out the water, it’s called ‘breaching’.

Finding South Africa’s Marine Big Five

Top off your luxury South African safari with a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the Marine Big Five: whale, shark, dolphin, seal and penguin. Near the southern tip of Africa, spend aContinue Exploring…...

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The Greater Kruger is one of the best places in the world for a big cat safari.

Going on a big cat safari

The private game reserves adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger National Park provide superb game-drive country. The woodland savannah teems with a diverse array of wildlife, especially big cats, many ofContinue Exploring…...

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Many of the guides taking Amboseli safaris grew up nearby, so they know the area intimately.

Going on safari in the amazing Amboseli

One of the finest places to view elephant on the African continent is Kenya's Amboseli National Park, with the snow-capped cone of Mount Kilimanjaro as a tall, brooding backdrop. AnContinue Exploring…...

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The sleepout deck at Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools is tucked up in a tree.

Sleeping above a waterhole at Mana Pools

Ruckomechi Camp, a Zimbabwe safari lodge on the edge of Mana Pools National Park, offers the experience of sleeping under the stars on a deck overlooking Parachute Pan, a magnetContinue Exploring…...

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Desert Black Rhino tracking lets you get close to rhino.

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 endangeredContinue Exploring…...

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On an elephant safari you will see the more than 1,000 elephant inhabit Amboseli National Park.

Watching elephant in the shadow of Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the finest places in Africa for an elephant safari. The prize is to watch a herd of elephant browsing in the foregroundContinue Exploring…...

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Fly camping in Zambia is often done on soft riverbeds.

Fly camping in Zambia

For a never-to-be-forgotten Zambia safari, visit South Luangwa National Park. Take a hike from your lodge and set up a rustic camp in the heart of the African bush, whereContinue Exploring…...

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Namib desert balloon safari | Your balloon will look tiny compared to the huge Namib Desert dunes.

Gliding over 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 waterlessContinue Exploring…...

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The San have been roaming the Kalahari since roughly 44,000 BCE. © Uncharted Africa

Combing The Kalahari With The San

This unforgettable San experience is an interpretive guided walk led by members of a clan, and it provides insights into the traditional lifestyle of these ancient people. When you goContinue Exploring…...

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A Laikipia safari offers a truly remote safari experience.

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. AContinue Exploring…...

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Drift over elephant, and more, on out Masai Mara balloon safari.

Drifting over the Masai Mara in a balloon

A Masai Mara balloon safari in Kenya is one of those dream-like experiences you’ll tell the grandchildren about one day. It offers the ultimate ‘romantic Africa’ moment: being suspended inContinue Exploring…...

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When they're not sleeping, the chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park spend much of their time on the ground.

Meeting chimpanzees at Greystoke Mahale

During your visit to the beautiful Greystoke Mahale camp, on the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, you’ll have the chance to meet Tanzania’s chimpanzees in the wild. To spend aContinue Exploring…...

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Drive next to cantering wildebeest during the migration in Zambia.

Discovering the ‘other’ wildebeest migration at Liuwa Plains

The Liuwa Plains wildebeest migration in Zambia is one of Africa’s great natural phenomena. It’s second in enormity only to the Masai Mara–Serengeti trek, and yet it’s hardly known. EachContinue Exploring…...

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Taking underwater safaris by going scuba diving in Sodwana.

Taking your safari underwater in Maputaland

Why not add an aquatic dimension to your luxury safari in South Africa or Mozambique? The scuba diving off the coast of Maputaland offers some of the world’s best underwaterContinue Exploring…...

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A Samburu safari puts you in touch with the arid, wild north of Kenya.

Going on safari in Samburu's semi-desert

A Samburu safari in puts you in touch with the arid, wild north of Kenya. Take a game drive in this elemental wilderness and come face to face with theContinue Exploring…...

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Kingston Treehouse affords spectacular views over the Greater Kruger on a luxury south african safari

Sleeping under the stars at Kingston Treehouse

Spend a night away from your lodge in a treehouse in the heart of the African bush. Lion Sands Game Reserve, in South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park, offers romanticContinue Exploring…...

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When kayaking on the Quirimbas Archipelago you’ll see how crystal clear the water is.

Kayaking the Quirimbas

Mozambique holidays on the Quirimbas Archipelago offer the perfect blend of indulgent relaxation and more active pursuits, and kayak excursions are the perfect example. They’re just strenuous enough to giveContinue Exploring…...

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Zanzibar dhow cruise | Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja and Pemba.

Watching the sunset from a dhow

Board a traditional dhow and set sail from tropical shores on a private Zanzibar dhow cruise. Enjoy sundowners under the tugging triangle of a lateen sail as the sun sinksContinue Exploring…...

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Visit remote sandbars when island hopping on a Quirimbas dhow safari.

Island hopping in the Quirimbas

Explore the Quirimbas Archipelago on a traditional wooden dhow, sailing from island to island to discover pristine coral reefs, unique birdlife and otherworldly mangrove forests. After snorkelling, you’ll dine onContinue Exploring…...

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Cape floral kingdom | The southern double-collared sunbird's beak is tailor-made for sipping nectar out of ericas.

Stopping to smell the Cape flowers

Discover the majesty of the Cape floral kingdom at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, near the southern tip of Africa. This unique addition to your luxury South African safari will introduceContinue Exploring…...

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You can get a real sense of the vastness of the wilderness during Kenya horseback safari.

Taking a horseback safari in the Kenyan wilderness

Exploring the wilderness of East Africa on a horseback safari is an adventurous alternative to the traditional luxury Kenyan safari. Ride among grazing antelope and become part of the herd.Continue Exploring…...

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You can wear shorts or long pants on a camel ride in northern Kenya, as you prefer.

Camel trekking the striking Samburu

For a very different take on a luxury safari in Kenya, try a camel ride through the country’s northern wilderness. Traverse the stark, arid landscape at a gentle pace to theContinue Exploring…...

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The gorilla you'll see when Congo gorilla trekking are habituated, but still wild. © Odzala Discovery Camps

Tracking gorilla in the Congo

Encountering western lowland gorilla while Congo gorilla trekking can feel more like a reunion than a sighting – it’s definitely one of the most empathetic wildlife experiences you can have.Continue Exploring…...

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Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world.

Discovering human origins at Olduvai Gorge

Tanzania’s archaeological sites at Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli make the Ngorongoro Conservation Area one of the world’s most significant places for the study of human evolution. Visit this cradle ofContinue Exploring…...

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Tswalu The Malori, although basic, offers all the comforts you need.

Sleeping under the stars at Tswalu The Malori

Spend a night away from your lodge on a sleeping deck in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Tswalu The Malori lies within Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve and offersContinue Exploring…...

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Meet the majestic Samburu people during your Warriors Academy.

Learning the ways of the Samburu warrior

At Kenya’s Saruni lodges, families can take a break from unfettered luxury and enjoy a different kind of safari experience: joining the Warriors Academy and learning the ways of aContinue Exploring…...

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In spring, you can dine among the flowers at Bushmans Kloof.

Taking a breather at Bushmans Kloof

Take a break from a busy safari with a relaxing spell in the Cederberg mountain wilderness at Bushmans Kloof. This unique addition to your luxury South African safari will introduceContinue Exploring…...

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Makeshift bridges let you drive across water channels on an Okavango Delta safari.

Discovering the Okavango Delta

An Okavango Delta safari puts you in touch with the watery world of northern Botswana where the Kalahari Desert meets the floodwaters of the Okavango River. Take a game driveContinue Exploring…...

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The Maasai guides who accompany you on your Masai Mara walking safari know everything there is to know about the Masai Mara.

Going on a private walking safari in the Masai Mara

A Masai Mara walking safari is a walk like no other, a chance to explore a wild corner of Kenya on foot. With a Maasai spotter keeping an eagle eyeContinue Exploring…...

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You’ll arrive by boat for your private sandbar picnic in Mozambique.

Playing castaway on an idyllic sandbar

The climax of your Mozambique holiday might well be spending time on a sandbar, far from shore. These sandy slivers only reveal themselves at low tide: peaceful, picturesque and altogetherContinue Exploring…...

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Quad biking on the Makgadikgadi Pans is a magical experience. © Uncharted Africa

Quad Biking To Kubu Island

A vast salt pan might seem a strange place to find a hippo, but that’s the local name of Botswana’s forgotten Kubu Island. A place that time and the tidesContinue Exploring…...

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Lake Manyara Safari | At certain times of year, Lake Manyara is covered with pink flamingo.

Going on safari at Lake Manyara

Before our luxury safari in Tanzania, we thought that leopard were the only cats that climbed trees. On our Lake Manyara safari, we soon learned that lion also do. PerhapsContinue Exploring…...

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Hoanib Skeleton Coast is ideally located for a Skeleton Coast safari.

Shipwreck and seal spotting on a Skeleton Coast safari

A day-long, 4x4 adventure from Hoanib Skeleton Coast takes you on a safari to the Skeleton Coast, Namibia, through a wildly beautiful landscape. With the chance of seeing desert elephantContinue Exploring…...

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The black-maned lion found in the Central Kalahari gets its name from its unusual mane.

Seeing black-maned lion in the Central Kalahari

The Central Kalahari is one of the most remote wilderness areas in Botswana. Going on a luxury safari in this region is all about big skies and arid beauty. InsteadContinue Exploring…...

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Gorilla trekking Bwindi | The silverback is named for the silvery grey hairs that grow when the male matures.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

For the safari of a lifetime, go Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a national park in the southwest of the country. It’s home to more than half ofContinue Exploring…...

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Kidepo Valley Safari | Kidepo Valley National Park is Uganda's wildest and most isolated reserve.

Getting remote in the Kidepo Valley

Lying in the rugged, semi-arid valleys of the Karamoja region in the country’s far northeast – in Uganda’s wildest and most isolated national park – is the Kidepo Valley. HalfContinue Exploring…...

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You’ll see the most spectacular sunrise from your Loisaba star bed.

Getting starstruck in a Kenyan star bed

There’s no better way to experience the African night sky than sleeping in a star bed. A luxury Kenyan safari offers this unique engagement with the wilderness. Crawl under yourContinue Exploring…...

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Zambezi Canoe Safari | Drift along the Zambezi shore and see what wildlife you can spot on a canoe safari.

Paddling the Zambezi on a canoe safari

Follow Livingstone's epic journey on a canoe safari along the Zambezi in a tranquil bird- and game-watching opportunity like no other. Skirting half-submerged hippo and lurking crocodile, majestic elephant andContinue Exploring…...

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Turtle tracking | This leatherback turtle is pulling herself back to the ocean after laying her eggs.

Turtle tracking in Maputaland

For a magical encounter with turtles, visit the Maputaland coast during your luxury South African or Mozambican safari. It’s here, when turtle tracking along the beach at night, that you’ll beContinue Exploring…...

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Fly camping lets you get a real feel for southern Tanzania.

Having a safari under the stars in southern Tanzania

Head to the Selous or Ruaha reserves in southern Tanzania for a never-to-be-forgotten fly camping safari under the stars. Walk from your lodge to a private fly camp in theContinue Exploring…...

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Chimp Trekking In Uganda

Uganda is prime real estate for primates: as well as trekking to mountain gorilla at higher altitudes, it’s also possible to go chimp trekking in Uganda. The two experiences areContinue Exploring…...

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Zambia Safari Experience | Art Of Safari

The Safari Experience In Zambia

If you’re considering a luxury Zambia safari, this video will open your eyes to the many wonders the country offers, from the Kasanka bat migration to Murchison Falls, the KuombokaContinue Exploring…...

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Sleeping in a Selous treehouse will add an unforgettable dimension to your luxury Tanzanian safari.

Sleeping in a Selous treehouse

A luxury, private Selous treehouse in Tanzania offers guests the chance to enjoy a safari under the stars in the middle of the African bush. You’ll experience the savannah at its mostContinue Exploring…...

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Rhino tracking | The white rhino, found in Phinda Private Game Reserve, is strictly a grazer.

Rhino tracking on foot in South Africa

Phinda Private Game Reserve’s commitment to conservation comes alive when you spend a morning rhino tracking with its experienced guides and trackers. Alone among the Big Five, rhino can beContinue Exploring…...

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Relax as your guide navigates your mokoro safari through the Okavango Delta.

Gliding Across The Okavango Delta In A Mokoro

A mokoro safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, allows you to experience the life of this watery wonderland in a traditional craft. View mammals and birds from the waterline asContinue Exploring…...

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South Luangwa Safari Experience Video | Art Of Safari

The Safari Experience In South Luangwa

If you’re considering a safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, sit back and spend the next two minutes absorbing the South Luangwa safari experience. The presence of the Luangwa riverContinue Exploring…...

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Asilia Rekero Camp

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 a 4x4 and begin your Masai MaraContinue Exploring…...

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Chobe floodplains safari | The Chobe Riverfront has arguably Botswana's densest concentration of wildlife.

Exploring the Chobe Floodplains on safari

Enjoy a luxury Chobe safari in one of Africa’s great national parks. Its northern border is bounded by the Chobe River and adjacent floodplains, an area rich in game, especiallyContinue Exploring…...

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An Okavango Delta balloon safari is the experience of a lifetime.

Drifting over the Okavango Delta in a balloon

A hot-air balloon safari over the Okavango Delta in Botswana is a thrilling adventure. You’re suspended in a wicker basket above this marshy waterland with the sun peeping over theContinue Exploring…...

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Addo Elephant National Park is home to more than 600 elephant.

Meeting the elephant at Addo

A luxury South African safari is not complete without a drive up the Garden Route. The climax of this drive is a visit to Addo Elephant National Park; here, inContinue Exploring…...

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Busanga safaris are full of buffalo.

Uncovering the Busanga Plains

Combining a Selous-like sense of remoteness with beautifully varied scenery reminiscent of the Okavango Delta, the Busanga Plains in northern Zambia are less well-known than either. Which, of course, onlyContinue Exploring…...

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The water gets increasingly choppy as you approach Murchison Falls.

Cruising back in time along the Victoria Nile River

Finding the source of the Nile obsessed Victorian explorers, and on your Uganda safari in Murchison Falls National Park you’ll notice their names still litter the maps. Throughout all thisContinue Exploring…...

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Toast to your slow safari when staying at Chem Chem Lodge.

Slowing down between Tarangire and Manyara

This area of northern Tanzania is the birthplace of the slow safari – when you take a breather from frantically trying to spot game and simply be present in Africa.Continue Exploring…...

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Microlight Victoria Falls | If you prefer the enclosure of an aircraft, you can fly over Victoria Falls in a Bat Hawk instead of a microlight.

Microlighting with the angels over Victoria Falls

After seeing Victoria Falls on foot, take to the air and view the falls from above. A microlight safari offers an intimate and adventurous encounter with ‘The Smoke that Thunders’,Continue Exploring…...

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Quirimbas Scuba Safari | The Quirimbas Archipelago is known for its legendary scuba diving.

Scuba Safari in the Quirimbas

Why not add an aquatic dimension to your Mozambique holiday? A Scuba safari in Mozambique offers some of the world’s best underwater viewing. There are a number of beautiful, pristine reefs,Continue Exploring…...

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Tarangire safari | Here’s an iconic sight: an elephant in front of a baobab tree in Tarangire National Park.

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 seeContinue Exploring…...

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A Zambezi river safari means seeing elephant bathing.

Leaving footprints in the Lower Zambezi

By the time it reaches the Lower Zambezi in Zambia, the river has spent much of its energy and it becomes a broad, meandering ribbon of water. Its slower paceContinue Exploring…...

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Flamingo safari | A flock of flamingo gather on Lake Nakuru.

Dancing with flamingos in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Rift Valley Lakes provide the incredible spectacle of immense flocks of flamingos gathering to feed and breed on these otherwise inhospitable stretches of sodic water. The juxtaposition of theirContinue Exploring…...

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You too can embark on a Serengeti walking safari like these elephant.

Making footprints across the Serengeti

A stay in a private concession in the greater Serengeti allows you the opportunity to explore the wilderness on foot. As well as seeing some of the details often missedContinue Exploring…...

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Linyanti safari | An enchanting part of Botswana.

Lagoon hopping in Linyanti

A Linyanti safari explores the legendary swamplands of northern Botswana. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo gather here, especially in the dry winter months. The Linyanti Wildlife Reserve throngs withContinue Exploring…...

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A ride over Kenya in a biplane lets you appreciate the wilderness from above.

Soaring over Kenya in a biplane

Don goggles, scarf and fur-lined jacket and take to the skies of northern Kenya in the exact 1930s biplane used in the movie Out of Africa. This little yellow aircraftContinue Exploring…...

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Wildebeest calving | A white-bearded wildebeest runs with her newborn calf.

Witnessing wildebeest calving in the Serengeti

The awe of witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration can be topped by only one thing: seeing the migrating wildebeest calving. If you visit the Serengeti during February and March, you’llContinue Exploring…...

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Mozambique Snorkeling | Mozambique is a spectacular setting for snorkelling.

Snorkeling the reefs of Mozambique

Sailing to a reef on board an inflatable boat during your Mozambique holiday lets you see the Indian Ocean’s sparkling surface before you plunge beneath it into its warm, turquoiseContinue Exploring…...

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Snorkeling with seals in Cape Town

Snorkeling with seals off the coast of Cape Town makes for a wonderful addition to your luxury South African safari. Wriggle into your wet suit and take the plunge to witnessContinue Exploring…...

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Bush sundowners are a must when on a Meru safari.

Exploring marvellous Meru on safari

Meru National Park is set in the dry wilderness of northern Kenya, far off the beaten track of the regular safari. When on a Meru safari, you'll discover arid country,Continue Exploring…...

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In the Makgadikgadi, you can get up close and personal with on a meerkat experience.

Making friends with Makgadikgadi meerkats

Years of scientific study have resulted in several meerkat colonies in Botswana being semi-habituated. Some luxury Botswana safari lodges offer a great meerkat experience, taking guests out to meet theseContinue Exploring…...

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Zambezi sunset cruise | Sunset is a sublime time to be on the Zambezi.

Cruising the Zambezi at Sunset

Board a small river boat and set off on a fabulous Zambezi sunset cruise. Sip on sundowner drinks and nibble on snacks as you slowly thread your way between twoContinue Exploring…...

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Serengeti Balloon Safaris | Hot-air ballooning is the ultimate African fantasy.

Soaring over the Serengeti in a balloon

Serengeti balloon safaris in northern Tanzania offer a thrilling adventure. You’re suspended in a wicker basket above the plains of East Africa with the sun peeping over the horizon and aContinue Exploring…...

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Samburu elephant safari | There are 66 elephant groups that live in Samburu National Reserve and its surrounding ecosystems.

Experiencing elephant encounters in Samburu

Get close and personal with Kenya’s elephant on a Samburu elephant safari. The Douglas-Hamiltons are a family synonymous with elephant conservation in Kenya. They’ve created a unique safari experience. GuestsContinue Exploring…...

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Wildebeest race across the Serengeti plains during Great Wildebeest Migration.

Going on the move with the wildebeest migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the natural world’s most astonishing phenomena. Each year, nearly two million wildebeest and accompanying zebra trek from the Serengeti to the Masai MaraContinue Exploring…...

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Rufiji River boat safari | Have sundowners next to the water in the Selous Game Reserve.

Cruising the Rufiji River Delta

Instead of a traditional game drive, how about an unforgettable aquatic safari on a Rufiji River boat? The Selous Game Reserve is a prime wildlife destination and the water dimensionContinue Exploring…...

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Zanzibar Scuba Safari

Taking a 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 tropicalContinue Exploring…...

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An experienced guide will lead your adventure walk through Odzala's bais. © Odzala Discovery Camps

Walking and Wading Through Congo Rainforest and Bais

Odzala-Kokoua National Park, in the Republic of Congo, is a remarkable mosaic of rainforest and savannah, where swampy clearings known as bais are the most productive places to find wildlife.Continue Exploring…...

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The gregarious meerkat is a favourite on a Kalahari safari.

Cruising the Kalahari

The Kalahari is not perhaps what you’d imagine a desert to be. It’s a ‘green desert’ – arid, certainly, due to receiving relatively little rainfall, but bursting with life ofContinue Exploring…...

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Mornings and evenings are especially lovely for an Etosha waterhole safari

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.Continue Exploring…...

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Maasai cultural experience | The majority of the Maasai people live in Kenya.

Getting to know the majestic Maasai

A highlight of any East African safari is a Maasai cultural experience, when you interact with these proud pastoralists in their own environment. They’ve made the Masai Mara their homeContinue Exploring…...

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Swim with dolphin | Young woman swiming in the beautiful water on Mauritius island with dolphins

Swimming with dolphin in Zanzibar

Board a dhow and set sail into the tropical seas around Zanzibar. Don mask and fins, slip over the side and experience the elation of an exclusive swim with dolphinContinue Exploring…...

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Tracking animals on a Kruger walking safari lets you see wildlife close up.

Tracking Kruger wildlife on foot

Tracking is an ancient but endangered art form. It’s not just about following animal footprints, but interpreting the signs, sounds and even smells of the bush. A Kruger walking safariContinue Exploring…...

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Elephant are known to congregate at waterholes in northeast Zimbabwe.

Seeing big herds in Zimbabwe

For a spectacular Zimbabwe safari experience in pristine wilderness, visit Hwange National Park and its neighbouring reserves in the northwest of the country. If you go in the dry, winterContinue Exploring…...

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Etosha Hide | Elephant always seem to have fun at waterholes.

Observing Etosha's wildlife from a secret hide

In the dry and thirsty lands of Etosha National Park, the waterholes are where the action happens. From a secret hide with comfy seating and creative vantage points overlooking aContinue Exploring…...

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