Types of Safaris

There are many different types of safari, and so many unique ways to experience the varied, vast and breathtaking landscapes of Africa.

With so many different types of safari and choices of destination on offer, it can be a little daunting when beginning to plan your trip to Africa. Whether you’re planning a classic wildlife safari, a holiday with the family, a romantic getaway, an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime luxury adventure or a memorable celebration, we can design the perfect itinerary for you.

Factors to consider when choosing how to see a destination include the size and composition of your travelling party, your preferred accommodation style, which animals you want to see, how adventurous you plan to be and how much you want to spend.  Of course you will also need to take into account the time of year you will be travelling; wild animals often move according to the seasons, with the annual migration of wildebeest in Kenya and Tanzania being a famous example. Also the green summer season in southern Africa is wonderful for birds but makes spotting other game more difficult. During the dry season the bush dries out and animals are more visible at waterholes and rivers.

This is where our knowledge of Africa comes in; we can recommend specific properties to suit your requirements as well as advise you on when and where to go. Below is a selection of some of the types of safari we offer, which range from indulgent Luxury Safaris to specially tailored kid-friendly Family Safaris and Active Safaris for intrepid travellers.

Safaris can be exclusively fly-in, can involve driving from lodge to lodge or be a combination of both. How you travel depends on the destination, your time constraints and budget.

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Unique Types of Safari

Classic Safaris

Classic Safaris

This is the most traditional type of safari offering an authentic wildlife experience in Africa’s famous game parks and reserves.  From comfortable safari camps in the heart of the wilderness you will explore by 4WD vehicle with your guide, looking out for prides of lion, herds of wildebeest or zebra, graceful giraffe or the secretive leopard…

Luxury Safaris

Luxury Safaris

Africa has many gorgeous luxury lodges, even in some of the remotest areas. In fact, most are set in private concessions so you have the teeming wilderness all to yourself. Luxury Safari camps are permanently sited, and brilliantly designed to provide every conceivable comfort while maximising your experience of the pristine, secluded location…

Family Safaris

Family Safaris

Africa is a fantastic destination for families, with many lodges and camps throughout the continent welcoming children of all ages. The continent’s wildlife areas are filled with amazing wonders – from storybook animals like giraffe, lion and elephant, to intriguing cultures and majestic scenery…

Gorilla and Primates Safari

Gorillas and Primates

For Africa’s ultimate wildlife experience, travel to the forested mountains of Rwanda or Uganda for a chance to encounter the world’s last remaining Mountain Gorillas. These gentle giants are highly endangered with just over 700 remaining in the wild, and viewing them is an unforgettable privilege…

Exploration Safaris

Active Safaris

Africa offers thrilling active walking, canoeing and trekking adventures that get you out of the land cruiser and closer to the wilderness. Professionally guided walking safaris are one of the best ways to see the real Africa, whilst canoeing on the Zambezi River in Zambia or Zimbabwe is an unforgettable activity…

Special Celebrations

Special Celebrations

There are many occasions to celebrate in life such as anniversaries, birthdays or even a wedding – why not commemorate the milestone in Africa? With so many different types of safari available and a wealth of fabulous beach resorts, there’s bound to be a venue or destination to suit your taste…

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