Everything To See & Do On An African Safari Our Complete Portfolio Of Luxury African Safari Experiences

Walking & Wading Through Congo Rainforest & 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Slowing down 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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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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Taking a 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 groupsContinue Exploring…...

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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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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. These nomadic predators roam over vast distances when notContinue Exploring…...

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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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Turtle tracking in Maputaland

For a magical encounter with turtles, visit the Maputaland coast during your luxury South African and Mozambican safari. It’s here, when driving the beach at night, that you’ll be ableContinue Exploring…...

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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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Rhino tracking on foot

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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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 the Greater Kruger National Park, offers romantic treehouseContinue Exploring…...

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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. The very best trackersContinue Exploring…...

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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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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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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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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. ReturnContinue Exploring…...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 begin your MasaiContinue Exploring…...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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