Safari Holidays

There are few sights more captivating or humbling than watching a herd of elephants moving quietly across the tawny grasslands of Africa. And nothing gets the spine tingling more than meeting the gaze of a wild lioness or leopard. From the herb-scented aroma of the savannah to the nocturnal ‘whoop’ of hyenas, a safari is a holiday of the senses. The sights, sounds and smells will stay with you long after you return home.

With such a huge choice of safari options available, however, planning your trip and deciding where to go can leave you wallowing in logistics like a proverbial hippo. That’s why our Travel Specialists have visited the finest safari destinations in Southern Africa, hand-picked the most unique and special places to stay and designed a portfolio of safari holidays to give you the best possible experience.

From drifting through the Okavango Delta in a dugout canoe to tracking desert elephants in Namibia, our safaris will immerse you in the wilds of Africa, providing a safe, authentic, responsible and unforgettable holiday.

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Popular Safari Holidays

Essential Namibia Self-Drive

from £1504
excluding flights
11 nights Year round
Combine desert, coast and wildlife on an exciting self-drive holiday in spectacular Namibia
  • Self Drive
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
Namibia

Best of Botswana

from £2165
excluding flights
6 nights Year round
Discover Botswana’s wildlife and the majestic Victoria Falls on this seven-day holiday to Botswana and Zimbabwe.
  • Independent
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
Botswana

Classic Namibia Fly-In

from £3908
excluding flights
9 nights Year round
Experience Namibia’s highlights from the skies on this Classic Namibia Fly-In.
  • Independent
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Star Gazing
Namibia

Highlights of Southern Africa

from £4564
excluding flights
17 nights Year round
This comprehensive holiday takes in all the main highlights of Southern Africa from Namibia to Botswana.
  • Independent
  • Self Drive
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
  • Star Gazing
Namibia

Essential South Africa

from £1250
excluding flights
12 nights Year round
This 13-day leisurely self-drive holiday includes all the main highlights of South Africa and provides a great combination of city, beautiful landscapes, nature and exhilarating wildlife.;
  • Self Drive
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
South Africa

Etosha Experience

from £1274
excluding flights
7 nights Year round
Spend five nights in Etosha National Park traversing the width of the park from west to east.
  • Self Drive
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
Namibia

Okavango Explorer

from £990
excluding flights
3 nights Oct-Jan, Mar-Sep
Spend three nights in the Okavango Delta exploring its waterways and discovering the wildlife that lives here.
  • Independent
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
Botswana

Kruger Wildlife Experience

from £583
excluding flights
3 nights Year round
Spend three exploring Kruger National Park enjoying the search for some of the world's greatest creatures, from giraffe to elephants, rhino to zebra as well as the majestic lion. Expert guides will take you each day on game drives through the famous Kruger National Park, renowned for its wildlife and scenery.
  • Independent
  • Wildlife
  • Safari
South Africa

Why choose a Safari?

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If you enjoyed The Lion King you’ll get an even bigger buzz from going on safari. But there’s a lot more to a safari than ticking off the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). As well as traditional game drives, many camps and lodges offer other activities like bush walks, boat trips, star-gazing and cultural tours. The style and quality of accommodation and food is often an experience in itself, while many of our safari holidays can be combined or tailor made to include anything from an adventure-packed break at Victoria Falls to a few days exploring Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.

Where to go on Safari

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Our safari holidays in Southern Africa take you to some of the continent’s most iconic wildlife destinations, including Namibia’s Etosha National Park, Botswana’s Okavango Delta and the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Popular combinations include Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park – renowned for its huge herds of elephants. We can also arrange an amazing itinerary in Namibia that features desert, coast and safari in just 12 days.

Safari Combinations

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Our safaris in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe include fly-drives, independent touring and escorted holidays. We particularly recommend Namibia and South Africa’s Cape region for a free-spirited self-drive holiday – you can drive yourself around Namibia’s Etosha National Park and we can easily add a few days on safari to your South African self-drive in Cape Town, the Winelands and Garden Route. If you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, our escorted safaris include expert guided holidays travelling by vehicle or light aircraft. Independent touring holidays, meanwhile, take care of all the logistics – from transfers to accommodation and activities.