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Best African Safari Itineraries Our Curated Selection Of The Best Safari Itineraries In Africa

Africa’s incredible diversity of landscapes and wildlife can be a little bewildering, but fear not. Art of Safari has carefully curated a collection of the very best African safari itineraries. Be inspired by the finest safari lodges and unforgettable experiences, and then let us create your own bespoke safari – tailor-made just for you.

With Art of Safari’s customised African safari ideas, you can choose your own adventure … Adventures that we design around the experiences that most thrill and invite you.

You could find yourself contemplating a safari beneath the snow-capped peaks in Kenya or Tanzania before plunging below sea level as you dive on warm-water reefs of Mozambique or Zanzibar.

Or start off being a ‘social climber’ amid mountain gorilla in Uganda or Rwanda and then experiencing magnificent solitude among the dunes of Namibia. Perhaps you’d like to stop off en route to get closer to your ancestors on a palaeontological walk in Olduvai Gorge or forge friendships with warriors in the Masai Mara?

Africa readily reveals her riches to travellers who come prepared to be surprised and delighted, and there are many ways to reach the most rewarding locations. You can take part in a guided walking safari across Zambia’s Luangwa Plains, or soar above the restless herds of the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon.

Add some horsepower to your African safari trips with a canter across an Okavango Delta floodplain, then pick up desert survival tips from the San people of the Kalahari.

Africa also invites rest and relaxation, whether on the prow of a dhow as the sun slips beneath the waves, or on the private deck of your mobile safari camp, Meru tent or luxury bush villa. Wherever you travel on safari, you’ll taste and see that life is good, and receive nothing but the warmest of welcomes and attentive service. Take a look at these best African safari itineraries, then tell us where you’d like to start…

Stop for hot coffee during your morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

Kenya & Tanzania | Mara, Migration, Flamingos & Crater | 11 Nights

While Tanzania and Kenya differ in important ways, they enjoy many strong bonds, from their shared Maasai culture to the Great Wildebeest Migration. This 11-night luxury safari encompasses the veryContinue Exploring…...

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Duba Expedition Camp has just six tented suites.

Botswana | Delta Waterways & Lagoons | 6 Nights

Visionary government policies and the tireless work of conservationists like Dereck and Beverly Joubert have preserved Botswana’s interlinked network of crucial wildlife habitats, such as the Okavango Delta and Savute.Continue Exploring…...

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The wind will be in your sails, literally and figuratively, when you go island hopping in the Quirimbas.

Mozambique | Island Hopping & Beach | 6 Nights

Renowned by those in the know for pristine coral reefs that teem with aquatic life, expansive mangrove forests and fascinating local culture, the Quirimbas Archipelago is Mozambique’s best-kept secret. You’llContinue Exploring…...

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Take a drive and explore the surrounds of Boulders Safari Camp.

Namibia | Desert & Etosha | 6 Nights

Dramatic scenery provides the perfect backdrop to all manner of luxury Namibia safari experiences, from soaring scenic flights to following the tiny tracks of a beetle across the sand. LuxuryContinue Exploring…...

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The mountainside picnics at The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa are simply unbeatable.

South Africa | Private Game Reserve, Winelands & Cape | 8 Nights

Whether your interests run to the gastronomic or taxonomic, this eight-night safari – one of South Africa's best safari itineraries – has something for everyone. It includes ocean views inContinue Exploring…...

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Each of the two camps at Lamai Serengeti have their own guest areas.

Tanzania | Baobabs, Serengeti & Chimps | 11 Nights

This luxury Tanzania safari – one of Tanzania's best safari itineraries – effortlessly combines famous locations with less well-known, but equally fascinating destinations. Spend time in both the sea ofContinue Exploring…...

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Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp allows for an authentic safari experience.

Uganda & Tanzania | Gorilla, Wildebeest Migration & Crater | 9 Nights

This Tanzania and Uganda safari places you in the heart of the action for two very different, but equally remarkable, kinds of wildlife experiences. The intimacy of a mountain gorilla encounterContinue Exploring…...

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

Zambia | Classic Mobile Walking Safari | 8 Nights

If a game drive is like watching a movie, then a walking and camping adventure is the equivalent of reading the book. This type of luxury Zambia safari allows youContinue Exploring…...

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You can go on canoe safaris from Ruckomechi Camp.

Zimbabwe | Big Five, Zambezi Floodplains & Victoria Falls | 8 Nights

As a nation, Zimbabwe is forward-thinking enough to have set large areas of pristine wilderness – like Mana Pools and Hwange – aside as national parks, yet still has oneContinue Exploring…...

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Walking safaris are a great way to explore the Selous.

Tanzania | Remote Selous & Beach | 8 Nights

Discover the Selous Game Reserve’s rich variety of wildlife before uncovering Zanzibar’s equally diverse marine life on this eight-night itinerary – one of Tanzania's best. It includes stays in aContinue Exploring…...

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There are several walking trails from Marataba Trails Lodge.

South Africa | Wilderness Walks, Private Kruger & Cape | 10 Nights

Whatever your holiday priorities, there can be few boxes that this safari – one of South Africa's best safari itineraries – doesn’t tick. Reconnect with nature walking in the Waterberg,Continue Exploring…...

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Safari Sundowner | You can explore the surrounds of Sassab on foot during walking safaris.

Kenya | Breakfast With Giraffe, Samburu Special Five & Big Five | 8 Nights

Although this safari – one of Kenya's best safari itineraries – begins in the city, you’ll rarely be out of sight of wildlife. Dine with the inquisitive, long-legged residents atContinue Exploring…...

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Having bush sundowners is a wonderful way to end your day at Savute Safari Lodge.

Botswana & Mozambique | Black-maned Lion, Stolen River & Beach | 11 Nights

Discover the true meaning of luxury on a combination safari-and-beach luxury safari, taking in the huge spaces of Botswana’s Central Kalahari and Savute regions, and the azure waters surrounding theContinue Exploring…...

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Addo Elephant National Park is said to be home to the densest elephant population on earth.

South Africa | Elephant, Treetops, Fynbos & Rock Art | 9 Nights

Discover the scenic Garden Route and rock art of the Cederberg on this nine-night itinerary in the Western Cape, one of South Africa's best safari itineraries. It includes tented camps,Continue Exploring…...

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Serengeti safari | Get up early and have a dip in the pool while the sun rises at Sabora Tented Camp.

Tanzania | Private Serengeti Vistas & Plains | 6 Nights

The legendary Serengeti ecosystem in northern Tanzania takes its name from a Maasai word meaning ‘the place where the land runs on forever’. Renowned for the Great Wildebeest Migration, thisContinue Exploring…...

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