African safari ideas

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  • Lion near Davison's Camp in Hwange, courtesy Mike Myers

    Zimbabwe a glance

    • Forget the politics
    • Still one of Africa's best
    • Top professional guides
    • Excellent value

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    at a glance

    • Africa's best beach holidays
    • do Bazaruto via South Africa
    • do Quirimbas via Tanzania
    • best time June to October

  • Somalisa sunset courtesy Beks Ndlovu

    Photographic Safaris a glance

    • East, central or southern Africa
    • get close to wildlife
    • remote wilderness areas
    • for professionals and amateurs

  • Buffalo herd Selinda by Chris Worden

    Traditional Safaris a glance

    • old fashioned safaris
    • focus on wildlife and wilderness
    • in the remotest places
    • with top professional guides


African safari ideas

Types of trips

Special interests

Exploring Runde Gorge in Gonarezhou

You'll find extra rewards by ignoring mainstream options. So if you have a special interest then start exploring here

Migration Safaris

Balloon over herds on the Grumeti Reserve

The greatest wildlife show on earth with top tips on how to catch the migration - best guides, areas, wildlife & prices

Explore Africa

John Berry and Debbie Addison out to explore Africa and its wilderness safaris

Go beyond the obvious and explore less travelled paths in Africa's wildest and most rewarding wilderness areas

Beach Holidays

Seagull over Nosy Be by Chris Worden

Safari & beach holidays in Africa - the most popular mainstream combination between June and October

Best places to go


Green season elephants viewed by microlight courtesy Andy Hogg and John Coppinger

Southern Africa's most productive safari destination - great wildlife, top guides and exceptional value


Duma Tau lion - Botswana safaris prove who's king of the jungle - photo by Dana Allen

A Botswana safari will cost a big price but deliver one of Africa’s best travel experiences - guaranteed


Elephant family in Tarangire by John Lamphee

East Africa’s most popular safari icon with the annual migration and big game hot spots

South Africa

Kudu bull in Tswalu's Kalahari wilderness

Easy holidays from Cape Town and Johannesburg and the gateway into Southern Africa’s best spots


Lion near Davison's Camp in Hwange, courtesy Mike Myers

Victoria Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools offer some of Africa’s best safari highlights, great value too