There are many types of safari experiences available, from ones that involve sitting patiently in hides to those that entail floating or flying over the wilderness. We’ve curated all our individual African safari experiences into themes here, with each set containing a further curated selection of things to see and do. What kind of luxury African safari experience speaks to you?
As Shakespeare noted, Africa is filled with golden joys. No luxury African safari need ever be the same as the next, with so many life-changing African safari experiences available.
If it’s exhilarating wildlife encounters you want, it can only be Africa. The continent’s unmissable migrations won’t fail to move you, while spending time with great apes is perhaps the most empathetic wildlife encounter of all.
Safari vehicles are the classic way to get close to game, and you do this in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania. Whichever destination you choose, you’ll return more grounded. And by taking to the air, you’ll benefit from a change in perspective, too.
Exploring on foot, however, is deeply satisfying, while four-legged safaris (on horse- or camelback) let you join the herd. Or enjoy hiding out and waiting for creatures to come to you.
Africa’s culture and history are just as compelling as its ecology, and fascinating tales await on iconic day trips. These could see you following meandering Africa’s waterways or exploring shipwrecks and treasure islands – Africa’s oceans and beaches will help you wave goodbye to life’s stresses.
Nightfall need not be an end to your adventures – safaris under the stars are out of this world, and after a long night of gazing at heavenly bodies, a more relaxed pace could be in order – time for a slow safari, perhaps.
Africa will undoubtedly nourish your soul, and tantalise your taste buds too – cities like Cape Town offer superb wining and dining. Tuck in!