Safari Adventures for the Mind, Body and Soul
“What might our next adventure be?” And just like that, your imagination runs wild. Travelers are born dreamers and adventurers … motivated to learn about what’s beyond our backyard. Our eyes are always looking toward the horizon and wondering what may be waiting for us in faraway lands.
If you like to combine adventure with creature comforts and you are not afraid get off the beaten track to experience the way nature was meant to be, then these sample safaris will appeal to you. Get in touch with us to curate your own unique safari experience with a touch of style.
Zimbabwe Exclusive11 Days 10 Nights$20225 - $22675
Inspired by a spectacular location on the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people. The result is an award-winning luxury nature retreat that offers the discerning traveler an unparalleled luxury safari experience. You'll spend two days enjoying a variety of safari activities and also taking in the magnificent "Smoke That Thunders". You'll transfer by charter flight to a remote concession in the Sapi Reserve of the Zambezi Valley. For those travelers seeking a luxury Zimbabwe safari, Tembo Plains Camp, located in the private Sapi Reserve, welcomes you. “Tembo” means Elephant. The camp honors these animals found on these Zimbabwean plains alongside the Zambezi River. Tembo Plains Camp reflects more than just a place,” explains Great Plains Conservation CEO and National Geographic Explorer Dereck Joubert. “It also speaks to the long and unique relationships we have with elephants.” Enjoy the privacy of a safari, so rare today, in a wildlife-rich sanctuary along the Zambezi River with us. Here you don’t have to worry about anything else except how best to soak up every moment. Your safari with us includes everything, day and night wildlife-viewing drives, boating, canoeing or guided walks and tracking, drinks. And, of course, our Relais & Chateaux level cuisine and service. From the Zambezi Valley, you continue to the lowveld and onto Singita Pamushana. With eight luxury suites, each with its own luxury plunge pool, Singita Pamushana Lodge makes for an unforgettable luxury safari but its work with the non-profit Malilangwe Trust and its enduring purpose to contribute to the conservation of the 130,000-acre wildlife reserve in which it sits sets a new benchmark for meaningful travel experiences. Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while late afternoon drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. During your stay at Singita Pamushana Lodge you are likely to spot a wide variety of wildlife including white and black rhino, Lichtenstein hartebeest, sable, nyala, klipspringer, cheetah, wild dog, lion, leopard, and an abundance of bird life. Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you. End your memorable safari with a sunset cruise while sipping refreshing sundowners and watching the magnificent wildlife as it comes down to sip from the dam.
Namibia In Style15 Days 14 Nights$18000 - $24000
This luxury Namibia itinerary features all the highlights of this starkly beautiful land, from the wildlife filled Etosha National Park to the dunes of the Skeleton Coast and beyond. Your journey starts on the outskirts of Windhoek, at Omaanda, a luxurious lodge in a private conservancy with over a dozen rhino and an active waterhole which you can enjoy on your very first day. This experience sets the theme for the following three nights at two of the best locations on either side of Etosha National Park, Onguma followed by Ongava. Both lodges are in private concessions allowing off-roading, night drives, with the option of spending days in and around the salt pans of the neighboring National Park. From Etosha you'll continue on to Onduli in Damaraland, an entirely different landscape where you can track desert adapted rhino and elephant on electric bikes no less (or in a vehicle for those more traditionally minded). The fantastic rock art is not to be missed in this region either. The only way you'll want to leave is by the promise of something as extraordinary as Hoanib Valley and the Skeleton Coast, your next two destinations. The drive between these camps is so spectacular, we've offered a road transfer here, so you don't miss out. The Hoanib Valley is not only rich with wildlife and spectacular desert scenery, but also home to the Himba people, and a visit with them is part of your itinerary. Desert scenery is always changing, and the drive to the Skeleton Coast is a treat, ending at the Shipwreck Lodge you will be pinching yourself to make sure it's not a mirage. The ocean is great for swimming on a hot day and perfect to lull you to sleep on a chilly night. Here you can let your inner child loose and play in the dunes on sand-boards or ride dune buggies. From Shipwreck Lodge you'll fly over yet more spectacular scenery, shipwrecks and whale bones, to reach Namibia's signature red desert dunes at Sossusvlei. AndBeyond's Desert Lodge is home for your final 3 nights, where you can enjoy some of the best star shows on the planet, the highest dunes, a surprisingly large amount of desert adapted wildlife, and yet more spectacular scenery.
Eastern Cape Explorer12 Days 11 Nights$8075 - $9250
This 12-day itinerary begins in scenically beautiful Cape Town, where you will find a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Begin your journey with four nights at the Kensington Place, located in the leafy Cape Town suburb of Higgovale. This contemporary private hotel combines cutting-edge design with a tranquil but prime location off trendy Kloof Street, below Table Mountain. Eight bespoke en-suite guest rooms and private outdoor terraces as well as a lush green Urban retreat with a plunge pool make it the perfect home away from home to begin your safari in South Africa. From Cape Town, your private guide will transfer you to Hermanus via Elgin and the Hemel end Aarde Wine Valley for a wine tasting and overnight at the One Marine Drive before continuing to the Garden Route. Not a garden in the true sense of the word, the Garden Route is more in the way of a "Garden of Eden," an area of natural wilderness with endless expanses of untamed primal forest and pristine beaches. Here, you will spend three nights at Kanonkop House, gloriously situated on the hills above Knysna. The family-owned Kanonkop offers boutique accommodation, excellent service and views over the Knysna Lagoon across to the famous Knysna Heads and the ocean beyond. Continuing by road, the Eastern Cape has its fair share of game reserves, private and national, and one of the main draws is that they are malaria free. The Mountain Zebra National Park, is home to the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, as well as buffalo, cheetah and the smaller predators - genets, bat-eared foxes, and jackals. Addo Elephant National Park, a Big 5 reserve is a haven for elephant and neigboring Camdeboo and Shamwari are highly regarded Eastern Cape reserves as well. Your last visit in South Africa is to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, located in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape Province. The reserve comprises 22 000 hectares of African wilderness inhabited by a diverse array of wildlife including hippo, springbok, giraffe, cheetah as well as the famed Big Five. You can look forward to a wide selection of incredible activities including: scenic picnics, guided nature walks with experienced wildlife trackers, sundowners while floating on one of the reserve dams, as well as big game walking safaris and even rhino darting.
Zambia Bush Adventure9 Days 8 Nights$6350 - $7675
This bush adventure harkens back to yesteryear, offering a traditional safari featuring an outstanding wildlife experience in simple, comfortable accommodations. You'll be met at Lusaka airport and transfer by air to Kafue National Park, the country's oldest national park. This area is home to an abundant variety of wildlife, including lion and leopard. Musekese Camp is set close to the Kafue River. Activities are split between walking, boating and driving. Additionally, there is also a hide on the opposite bank of the river overlooking a flooded dambo area which provides wonderful opportunities for those guests keen on photography. The adventure continues with a short flight down to the Lower Zambezi for a further 4 nights, divided between Tusk & Mane's Kutali and Chula Island camps. The region is home to a diverse array of wildlife including elephant, hippos, crocodiles, zebra and antelope as well as a myriad of birdlife. Kutali is tucked away amongst the Winterthorn trees, there are 4 tents which have been designed to make the most of the Lower Zambezi environment – they are simple gauze tents with canvas drop down sides, which blend into nature. There is an en-suite bathroom with bucket showers and flushing loos. Chula Island Camp is located on the Katengahumba /Discovery Island, offering a delightful contrast. Enjoy bush walks and canoeing in addition to game drives on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. Evenings are spent trading stories around the campfire.
Ultimate Namibia10 Days 9 Nights$9325 - $10495
This 9 night / 10 day Safari is a combination of a fly in and overland safari combining some of Namibia's highlights. Namibia is a vast country, covering an area approximately twice the size of California but with a population of a mere 2 million. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through the heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness. This Ultimate Namibia safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.
Leisurely Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$16100 - $21350
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. Then your Tanzanian safari begins in earnest, with 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti, at Serengeti Bushtops, where you may have the opportunity to witness the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as well as enjoying the area's outstanding resident game. For an extra thrill, take a hot air balloon excursion for a bird's eye view across the landscape (at an additional cost which must be pre-booked) After a flight from the Serengeti to Manyara airstrip, and continue on to Entamanu, also an excellent location from which to visit the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa; you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. In addition to a day in the crater, guests can enjoy a rim walk or Maasai cultural visit. Finally, you will journey to Chem Chem Lodge, in the heart of Tarangire for a 3 night stay, enjoying game viewing in Tarangire National Park and on the private concession.
Best of Malawi – Safari, Tea Estates and Beach13 Days 12 Nights$6455 - $7485
You will start your exploration of Malawi with 3 nights of safari, after a quick 2 hour drive from Chileka Airport in Blantyre. You'll stay at Mkulumadzi luxury camp in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, and enjoy game drives as well as river cruises and walking safaris. With just 8 chalets in this large private concession you are guaranteed an amazing and unique wildlife experience. Your next stop is an overnight at the Satemwa Tea Estate, a wonderful break in your safari journey. You can stretch your legs, taste some of the best tea on the planet, and cycle around the picturesque rows of tea bushes with Mount Mulanje as your backdrop. Liwonde is your next point of call, one of Malawi's premier national parks, is now home to a significant black rhino population as well as many other mammals including elephant, lion and cheetah. Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon, in an area surrounded by lush vegetation and towering Borassus palms. Wake up to the sound of fish eagles calling, enjoy twice daily game drives, Shire River cruises and bush walks. After a week of safari, you'll be looking forward to the Robinson Crusoe part of your vacation. Mumbo Island Camp, accommodating just fourteen guests, features tastefully furnished tents with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. Mumbo Island is a pristine tropical island in Lake Malawi, surrounded by a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colorful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, ideal for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Your final night in Malawi will be in the capital city of Lilongwe, staying at the art inspired Latitude 13° Hotel.
Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills13 Days 12 Nights$13995 - $18295
Following your arrival into Kigali, and an overnight to adjust to Africa time, your itinerary begins with a tour of Kigali including the Genocide Museum, offering you insight into Rwanda's turbulent history as well as a cultural visit during your full day in the city. Then your safari begins in earnest as you travel to Rwanda's Akagera National Park, home to the country's savannah-adapted species. Stretching across a vast expanse of low-lying mountains and savannah plains, the park takes in the rolling highlands woodlands, swamp-fringed lakes, and wetlands of the Kagera River along the way. You'll have sightings of crocodiles and hippos wallowing in the park's watery basins. On twice daily game drives during your 3 nights at Magashi Camp you will see lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and other animals roam across its grassy plains and acacia forests. Following an overnight in Kigali, your adventure continues as you journey south, with a stop at the King's Palace, to Nyungwe, a vast area of mountain rainforest, and home to owl-faced and colobus monkeys as well as Rwanda's chimp population. You'll spend a morning trekking chimps through the forests. The region is also home to over 300 species of birds of which about 26 are endemic to the Albertine rift. Take in the incredible sightings during your chimp trek and canopy walk or from the comfort of your room during your 2 night stat at Nyungwe House. A 2.5 hour drive will bring you to the shores of Lake Kivu for a relaxing overnight at the Serena. Then follows a gorgeous 3 hour drive to the Virungas which will certainly lift your spirits, and they will be soaring by the time you check into your lodge for the final 3 nights of your itinerary in Volcanoes National Park. There, in the same rainforest that Dian Fossey had her experiences with Gorillas, you will get up close and personal with the rare mountain gorilla. It is a truly incredible experience and you will remember it for ever. Return to the lodge for a well earned rest and chat to your fellow adventurers around a warm fire for a sundowner drink. The following day, enjoy a golden monkey trek and observe the antics of the family groups - they are very playful. Optional cultural visits are possible in the afternoon. Your Rwandan itinerary concludes as you travel back to Kigali International Airport for your journey home.
Malawi Family Safari10 Days 9 Nights$4150 - $4375
Malawi is known as "the Warm Heart of Africa" and your adventurous family will love the variety of experiences on offer in this land-locked southern African country, as well as its friendly people. This 10 day itinerary combines 3 days of safari with 2 days of forest hiking and 3 nights on a pristine island in the clear fresh waters of Lake Malawi. All the accommodations are in family friendly rooms at very comfortable lodges, with excellent meals and activities included. Transfers are with your own private driver and vehicle, no long waits at dusty airstrips! We've designed the itinerary to avoid long drives in between the destinations, with plenty to do on arrival for all ages. This is one of our most affordable safaris, and offers a wonderful introduction to all the highlights that a trip to southern Africa entails. Easy to combine with an extension in South Africa, Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi12 Days 11 Nights$9270 - $10570
Discover some of Southern Africa's most iconic wildlife regions in South Africa and Zambia. Your adventure begins with 4 nights on safari where you can connect to one of South Africa’s most authentic and immersive safari experiences at Tanda Tula Safari Camp. Enjoy the reserve's incredible variety of game, including lion, leopard, giraffe, elephant and buffalo - as well as plains game and other predators, such as cheetah and wild dog. A short flight from the Kruger to Livingstone (Zambia side of the Falls) brings you to the majestic Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding natural beauty. You'll stay at the Chundukwa River Lodge where you can enjoy views of the mighty Zambezi River from your river facing chalet. Enjoy a Tour of the Falls (Zambian side) and a sunset cruise during you stay. Additional activities available (at an additional cost) include Livingstone Island, Devil's Pool (water levels permitting), a helicopter flip over the Falls or a visit to Victoria Falls town on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. Finally, you will journey by air for a further 4 nights at Anabezi Camp, in the Lower Zambezi National Park with the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop. In addition to game drives and bush walks, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy canoeing and boating on the river or simply watch the river life unfold from camp. This itinerary is available from May 1st to November 15th.
Southern Tanzania13 Days 12 Nights$13730 - $16350
Enjoy an itinerary that encompasses some of the country's most remote wildlife destinations and the opportunity to enjoy a quieter, more traditional safari experience in a more untamed Africa. This 11 night itinerary begins in the country's vibrant capital on the shores of the Indian Ocean. From there continue to Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park. This vast landscape, about the size of New Jersey, is home to ten percent of Africa’s lions and the region's highest population of elephants, in a landscape dotted with baobabs, palm trees and kopjes. Enjoy sightings of some of the most striking antelope - greater kudu with their vast spiralling horns, or perhaps roan and sable. Wild dog and leopard are also regularly spotted. The next stop is Katavi, home to large animal herds, including Cape buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant. The dry season and the resulting mudholes make for an entertaining sight, as they can be packed with hundreds of hippos. The itinerary ends in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Africa’s largest game reserve - roughly three times the size of the Serengeti. Its lush landscapes are dominated by the river and a chain of lakes that make for excellent wildlife watching. As a reserve rather than a national park, it allows walking safaris, boat trips and fly-camping as well.
Gorillas in the Mist (Mahogany Springs)5 Days 4 Nights$4555 - $4850
This 5 day Uganda Gorilla Safari starts with an overnight in Entebbe. The following day you will fly to Kihihi the closest airstrip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. Mahogany Springs is situated in one of the most intimate, secluded, beautiful and most importantly natural settings in the world and it's just a few minutes away from the gorilla tracking starting point. This will be your base for 3 nights and where you can experience a unique encounter with the mountain gorillas. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one another, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It's amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.
Scenic Namibia and The Delta15 Days 14 Nights$15100 - $21775
Namibia is the King of wild and rugged safaris, bursting with contrasting landscapes and mind-boggling scenery. This itinerary is a beguiling mix of culture and excitement, wildlife watching and bewilderingly beautiful landscapes. Begin your journey in the middle of northern Namibia’s arid, captivating savannah, bordering the world-famous Etosha National Park at Safarihoek Lodge. Come face-to-trunk with desert-dwelling elephant, track black rhino across the sandy riverbeds, and spot the iconic giraffe of the Hoanib Valley. Meet the nomadic Himba tribe, follow them and their livestock across the desert, and learn about their customs and traditional way of life. Spend time on Namibia’s enthralling Atlantic coast and explore historic shipwrecks and watch the seals at the Mowe Colony. Explore the dunes of the Skeleton Coast and clamber to the top for a beautiful evening sundowner before slipping and sliding all the way back down! After an overnight in Johannesburg to catch your breath, you fly to Maun, Botswana and onto your safari lodge by charter flight. If you’ve been forever dreaming of an iconic Okavango Delta experience, then 4 nights at Tuludi is the perfect conclusion to your safari adventure. Floodplains stretch as far as the eye can see and the glistening waterways and emerald forests attract all the stars of the safari show.
Best of Zambia11 Days 10 Nights$11190 - $15750
This 11 day, 10 night itinerary in Zambia combines some of our favorite lodges in the Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Victoria Falls. Your safari begins in the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas, renowned for its abundant game and variety of wildlife including hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants. Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a walking safari. Walking was pioneered in Zambia and remains one of the few areas where this can be truly enjoyed. You continue your safari with a short flight to South Luangwa and a game drive transfer to the lovely Puku Ridge Camp. South Luangwa is abundant with elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, wild dogs, buffalos, zebras and various antelope species – many of which will be easily spotted as you lounge on your balcony or eat dinner. Your safari is topped off with a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls (Livingstone) where you are treated to the impeccable service and style of Tongabezi Camp. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. This spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports.
Discover Zambia10 Days 9 Nights$9560 - $11770
This 9 night/10 day itinerary combines the Lower Zambezi with two camps in South Luangwa. The Lower Zambezi National Park landscape features rugged unspoiled wilderness of vast floodplains scattered with indigenous woodlands. You can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and excellent tiger fishing. Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. You will have the opportunity to explore this area in depths by visiting two unique camps, one with a focus on walking and the other on prolific game drives.
Tanzania Luxury Tented Safari12 Days 11 Nights$13175 - $19250
This luxury Tanzania Safari itinerary offers some of our favourite lodges and camps in northern Tanzania's best wildlife areas . You will spend your first 2 safari nights enjoying the spectacular area around Tarangire at Oliver's Camp, a luxury bush style tent with a stellar location in Tarangire, home to the giants - elephants, buffalo and baobabs. Enjoy game drives, bush walks and a night drive. Next stop is Ngorongoro at The Highlands and its unique location close to the Olmoti crater, away from the crowds, and the opportunity to hike into the crater. You'll also enjoy a full day in the Ngorongoro Crater - the caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. Your journey continues by air to the world famous Serengeti, home to nature's greatest wildlife phenomena - the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. Enjoy five nights in the Serengeti, first at Namiri Plains Camp in the Eastern Serengeti for 3 nights. Its location overlooking a river means a steady flow of game, including a healthy cat population. Your safari ends with a final 2 nights in the Northern Serengeti at Sayari Camp (Dunia Camp from January - May). It offers excellent year round game viewing and, during the height of the migration, the opportunity to view dramatic river crossings.
Authentic Tanzania11 Days 10 Nights$11185 - $12670
Your journey in Tanzania begins with one night at Hamerkop House, where you will be able to relax and adjust to Africa time, with Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro offering a a dramatic backdrop. From Arusha your wildlife adventure gets underway as you travel with your private vehicle and guide to Tarangire National Park, and its famed giants - the large herds of elephant and the iconic baobabs - as well an excellent concentration of wildlife. You will enjoy 2 nights at Mpingo Ridge and the beautiful valley views. The journey continues with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, its dramatic landscapes, excellent birding and tree climbing lions, before you continue to the Ngorongoro Crater for 2 nights. Your time at the Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp includes a full day excursion into the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its own access point into the crater allows you to get a head start before the crowds arrive! You will travel on, by air, to the world famous Serengeti with time at two camps, Nanyukie and Kuria Hills. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, as millions of wildebeest and zebra follow the sweet grasses, and the resulting predator interactions. With its excellent year round wildlife, you will also enjoying excellent daily game viewing. The itinerary concludes as you return to Arusha, for lunch and last minute shopping, before continuing to Kilimanjaro airport for your homeward travels.
Botswana Wilderness8 Days 7 Nights$8020 - $14975
Botswana is a peaceful and prosperous country, home to vast game reserves where some of the largest herds in southern Africa roam free, together with the most spectacular and varied bird life. This 8 day luxury Botswana safari covers all the highlights of this fantastic wildlife region: Savuti, Kwetsani (Jao concession) and Chitabe. Start your journey in Kasane and your first three nights will be at Savuti located in the private Linyanti Wildlife Reserve that borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. It is situated close to the source of the Savute Channel on Osprey Lagoon, one of the many lagoons within the Linyanti Swamp system, and between two elephant ‘corridors’ – all of which results in a plethora of wildlife on game drives along the Savute. Next stop, travel by charter flight to Kwetsani, one of the most remote camps in the entire Okavango Delta, located on an elongated island covered with palm, mangosteen and fig trees. The surrounding floodplains are home to a number of “Delta specials” – species that are found in few other places on Earth. Some of these may even be seen from the privacy of one of the five “tree-house” chalets, beautifully furnished en-suite units each comprising a bedroom and lounge, and made of canvas, wood and glass. Your final stop will be Qorokwe Camp so you will take a charter flight to the heart of the Okavango Delta and spend 3 nights at Qorokwe Camp. Located in a thoroughly intimate environment amidst the mopane and acacia bushveld and riverine forest in this private concession, an abundance of wildlife can be seen including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, tsessebe and impala among many others. Ask us about adding on Victoria Falls to start this spectacular safari!
East Africa Explorer13 Days 12 Nights$10170 - $12120
Your East Africa Explorer begins in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, where you can adjust to Africa time, with a night at Hemingways. Enjoy a dawa on the terrace as the sun sets over the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isek Dineson’s “Out of Africa” . Fly north to the Lewa Conservancy for 3 nights at Kifaru House, where you'll enjoy some wildlife unique to this stunning region, including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, as well as being home to some endangered species, both black and white rhino. Then it's on to the iconic Maasai Mara, at Sand River Mara Camp, located close to the Tanzanian border – this is a lovely camp, in a superb location with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll spend 3 nights enjoying game drives and, if the migration should have arrived in the Mara, perhaps a chance to witness a river crossing. In addition to the superb resident game viewing, you will have a further opportunity of witnessing the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as you cross the border into Tanzania for 3 nights in the world famous Serengeti, at Serengeti Pioneer Camp (Migration Camp is seasonally substituted). Your adventure concludes with a final two nights at the Manor at Ngorongoro, an ideal location from which to visit the Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa. You'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your full day excursion into the Crater itself. Then relax at The Manor or participate in the other activities at the lodge.
Classic Tented Safari12 Days 11 Nights$9330 - $14675
A land of staggering beauty, Botswana has developed a tradition of top-level safari tourism, offering some of the best wildlife safaris you will find. Natural parks and vast private game reserves make up 40% of a fenceless territory, enabling huge herds of game to roam freely in contrasting landscapes of magnificent extremes, from the Kalahari’s desert plains to the Okavango’s lush waterways… Combine this with the natural wonder of the breath-taking Victoria Falls and with such a diversity of habitats and ecosystems there is a safari for every season. Your safari concludes in Zimbabwe, a country of untamed beauty, thriving wildlife and welcoming people. Enjoy three nights of superb game viewing and unsurpassed hospitality at Somalisa Camp in Hwange National Park.
Gorillas in the Mist (Gorilla Forest Camp)5 Days 4 Nights$5610 - $7075
This 5 day Uganda Gorilla Safari starts with an overnight in Entebbe. The following day you will fly to Kihihi the closest airstrip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary's Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. This will be your base for 3 nights and where you can experience a unique encounters with the mountain gorillas. You will also have the opportunity for a Forest Walk and you can visit the philanthropy project at Bwindi Community Hospital as well. Your soul will be well nourished with all these incredibly rich experiences!
Tanganyika Wilderness Safari9 Days 10 Nights$6790 - $7725
This 10 day private safari is a long time client favorite, perfect for families or a group of friends. Accommodations are comfortable and in the best safari locations across northern Tanzania. The safari starts with 2 nights in Tarangire, a day in Lake Manyara and 2 nights at the Ngorongoro Crater before moving on to spend a final fantastic 4 nights in the Serengeti. You will be accompanied by a highly trained guide/naturalist/driver for the duration of your safari so you have the full benefit of an on-going relationship and education with your guide. Your private vehicle is a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, with pop-up roof with plenty of room for 6 adults, seated in 3 rows of 2 (so everyone has a window seat). We have designed the itinerary to follow the migration, so will substitute the Serengeti camps to maximize your opportunity to witness this great event. There are no set departure dates and the itinerary is flexible if you wish to add nights on safari, a hot-air balloon ride, or spend a few extra days at the beach to rest and relax before returning home. Note: *additional peak season supplement is applicable for travel from 21 Dec - 2 Jan.
Great Rift Valley12 Days 11 Nights$10650 - $12100
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at Arusha Coffee Lodge - located on a coffee plantation, it's an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. From there you will travel with your private guide and vehicle, first to Tarangire Treetops for two nights, where you will enjoy a night drive and guided walk in addition to classic game viewing, before continuing on to the beautiful Manor at Ngorongoro for two nights, an excellent location from which to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa - you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. Your journey continues as you travel to the world famous Serengeti at two camps, Pioneer Camp and Migration Camp, for six nights. This will maximize your chances of seeing one of nature’s greatest phenomena, the migration, while also enjoying excellent daily game viewing. As you travel with your private vehicle and guide, you will enjoy exploring the local markets and sights en route.
Cape and Kruger11 Days 10 Nights$7475 - $7870
Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more and you have 5 days to explore it all. A scheduled flight and road transfer takes you to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park for your first safari at the very special Notten's Bush Camp. Here you enjoy close encounters with Africa’s Big 5 Game. Continue on to RockFig Safari Lodge, in the Timbavati wilds, and see how the professional guides and trackers read the signs of the bush to anticipate the movements and behavior of birds and animals for the best possible viewing and photographic opportunities.
Safari and Beach9 Days 8 Nights$8750 - $9195
Your safari begins in the Sabi Sands for 4 nights, an area of private reserves including Savanna Private Game Reserve, with unfenced borders to the Kruger National Park. The region is home to the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino – as well as incredible variety of other game and birdlife. After a direct flight from Kruger to Maputo you will transfer by road to the Mozambique coast where you will spend 5 days at the magnificent White Pearl Resort. Activities include beach picnic, beach sports, surfing/kayaking, shoreline fishing, fat bikes, stand-up paddle boarding, local drumming performance, snorkeling off the beach, guided lake walk with sundowners, turtle walk (Nov-Feb), an ocean safari and a Maputo Special Reserve trip or you can simply relax on the beach with views of the Indian Ocean.
Primates, Wildlife & Culture12 Days 11 Nights$10280 - $10875
This 12 day, 11 night Primates, Wildlife and Culture safari, traveling through Uganda to Rwanda, combines a variety of primate encounters-from gorillas to chimpanzees to golden monkeys-with game viewing and a Batwa Cultural experience. The first 2 nights are spent in Entebbe where you will explore Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Here you will see Chimpanzees up close in their natural environment. Your journey continues as you travel to Kibale in southern Uganda where you will visit Kibale Forest National Park home to chimpanzees as well as 12 other primate species. Activities include Chimpanzee trekking and a guided walk through the Bidgodi swamp. Next up is game viewing as you travel to Queen Elizabeth National park where you will have a chance to see the rare Ugandan cob along with elephants and buffalo.Then it’s on to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. Here you’ll stay at Mahogany Springs which is situated in one of the most intimate, secluded, and beautiful natural settings in the world and it's just a few minutes away from the gorilla tracking starting point. This will be your base for two nights where you begin your stay spending a day in the forest with Batwa elder guides as part of the Batwa Cultural experience. The second day you can participate in a unique encounter with the mountain gorillas as you trek through the dense forest. Your primate adventure continues with a drive through the forest to Mount Mgahinga National Park where you’ll stay at the Volcanoes Mount Gahinga lodge. Nestled at the base of the Virunga Volcanoes you will have a chance to enter the forest in search of the endangered Golden Monkey. Your final day starts with a drive across the border into Rwanda, where you’ll spend your last night at the top rated Retreat by Heaven to relax and enjoy Rwanda’s bustling capital city of Kigali.
Gorillas of Rwanda4 Days 3 Nights$5925 - $9925
This 4 day Gorillas of Rwanda itinerary starts with a night at the Kigali Serena Hotel in the center of town. The next morning you set off on a scenic 3 hour drive to Virunga, certain to lift your spirits which will be soaring by the time you check in to your Lodge situated against the backdrop of the Virunga Mountains. On Day 3, in the same rainforest that Dian Fossey had her ground breaking encounters with with gorillas, you will get up close and personal with the rare mountain gorilla. It is a truly incredible experience and you will remember it for ever. Return to the lodge for a well earned rest and chat to your fellow adventurers around a warm fire for a sundowner drink. The following day you will drive back to Kigali and enjoy a guided tour of this vibrant city with an optional visit to the Genocide Memorial Museum before transferring to the airport to connect with your onward flight home, or continue the adventure with a safari in Tanzania or Kenya!
Botswana and Zimbabwe Explorer11 Days 10 Nights$5300 - $7275
Your safari begins with a breathtaking three nights of wildlife viewing in Botswana at Muchenje Safari Lodge. Situated on the more exclusive western area of Chobe National park, Muchenje offers unique, prolific game experiences within this quieter region. From there, you will have a gentle break from the bush with two nights at Victoria Falls. The Palm River Hotel, is a wonderful property from which to explore the area and the world famous Victoria Falls! Your safari adventures will continue in Hwange National Park, with its stellar wildlife. During your three night stay at Khulu Bush Camp, you have the opportunity to spend time at the Painted Dog Research Centre. The painted dog (or African wild dog), once truly endangered, are seeing their numbers grow thanks to conservation efforts – watching their playful interactions and hunting strategies is a unique experience. Your itinerary will end with two nights at Amalinda Lodge in the stunning and spiritual Matobo Hills, where you can enjoy some wonderful activities including mountain biking, rhino tracking and a visit to the final resting place of Cecil Rhodes.
Zimbabwe Adventurer9 Days 8 Nights$7550 - $10150
This delightful safari itinerary incorporates several of the highlights Zimbabwe's wilderness and wildlife. Begin with two night at the lovely Victoria Falls River Lodge, set on the banks of the Zambezi River. You'll be staying in comfort and style while enjoying your introduction to Africa's amazing sunsets and majestic rivers and falls. Your first safari stop is Hwange, home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds as well as Cecil's remaining pride. Explore this vast wilderness on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle. You will stay at Little Makalolo Camp located in the heart of one of the best game viewing areas in Hwange National Park. Overlooking a vibrant waterhole, it offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. Finally, you will fly by light aircraft to Mana Pools National Park, located on the Zambezi River, offering superb wildlife viewing and vistas. Here you can combine a river safari, canoeing, walking and driving to spot the Big Five and more. You'll stay at Ruckomechi Camp, which looks out from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. It is a remote, beautiful place with spectacular views of the broad flowing river, adjoining well-defined tree canopy and the mountains of the Rift Valley escarpment over the border in Zambia.
Sensational South Africa12 Days 11 Nights$9750 - $10310
With its bustling harbor, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit and it is a fitting start to this sensational safari. Continue to the famed Cape Winelands where you can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues. You then set off on safari, first to Kambaku in the ‘Timbavati’ Game Reserve, which means 'the place where something sacred came down to earth from the heavens'. Your wildlife adventure continues in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers.
Rafiki Safari12 Days 11 Nights$7685 - $9825
Luxury is defined by that which is hardest to attain. In our busy world, this is often quite simply time with your family, an opportunity to relax and unwind and - most of all - the thrill of a real adventure. This 12 day, 11 night Kenya safari provides a wonderful, family friendly safari adventure. Each of the camps and lodges in this itinerary has its own individual style and charm, offering experiences that make it completely unique. You'll begin your safari in Nairobi at the Emakoko with game drives in Nairobi National Park and visits to the Giraffe Centre or the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Next stop is Amboseli, known for its magnificent elephants – a population of over 1000 elephants reside in the parks eco-system that features some of the largest in Africa. Walking safaris with local Maasai guides are encouraged at Tortilis providing the opportunity to find out, first hand, about the intricacies of Maasai culture. Your next flight takes you to Lewa Conservancy, where you are privy to some of the most spectacular wildlife viewing that Kenya has to offer: lion, leopard and jackal thrive on the rich diversity of prey that inhabits the area. Your last three nights on safari are at Elephant Pepper Camp, located in the Mara North Conservancy, the heart of the Masai Mara ecosystem and the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Mara.
Kenya’s Supreme Safari8 Days 7 Nights$5795 - $6495
This 7 night/8 day itinerary combines Kenya’s most exciting, wildlife-rich wildernesses - The Samburu and the Masai Mara. Delight in unending views of pristine wilderness, from the teeming plains of the Masai Mara to the rugged Samburu landscape. Discover two of Africa’s most authentic and fascinating tribes – the Maasai and Samburu – learn first-hand about their ancient customs and local knowledge. Encounter Africa’s classic and diverse wildlife up close in their natural habitat, from the most wildlife-abundant ecosystem in the world – the Masai Mara, to the rare species only found in Samburu. This is one of our clients' favorite safaris because the Saruni teams makes each guest feel like they are part of the family. In the Land Rover you are accompanied by your professional guide and by a tracker, a team that will help you to read the book of nature. They don’t rush while on safari and there will be time to observe the wild animals, to see how they interact and to study their behavior and their habitats. Days can be hot or cold, sunny or rainy but the wildlife of the Masai Mara is always in action. They will not only take to the famous spots but also to the secret corners where you never meet another vehicle. It is the Masai Mara without the minibuses, as the first hunters and explorers discovered it. They love to take you to the secret spots, especially for a bush dinner or lunch. Deep in the forest or by the river Mara overlooking a “hippo beach”, a nicely decorated table is waiting for you, providing us with the thrilling experience of a gourmet meal in the middle of the bush. On a game walk you will feel, touch and smell the trees, the bushes, the rocks and the tracks – and even the animal droppings – that make this area unique. To walk with the Masai warriors in the African bush is a fantastic experience and you will learn how they use the berries and the leaves, about their traditions and about their life. We guarantee a most memorable and personal experience.
Out of Africa14 Days 13 Nights$11360 - $14550
Your itinerary starts in Nairobi, with 2 nights at Hemingway's providing a chance to adjust to Africa time, as you look out upon the Ngong Hills, made famous by Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa. Enjoy a guide and vehicle for touring Nairobi with suggested highlights including the Giraffe Center and the Karen Blixen Museum and a visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, as well as time for shopping. You will then head north to Laikipia, home to some of Kenya's most unique wildlife including the reticulated giraffe and Grevy's zebra, for 4 nights at the Sanctuary at Ol Lentille at one of their four private villas. This region is also home to the Samburu people and a wonderful opportunity to learn about their culture. Your safari will continue in the world famous Maasai Mara, at Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp for a further 4 nights at the tented camp offering excellent wildlife viewing year round. In addition to game drives and bush walks, enjoy a visit to the local community or a chance to explore on a e-bike! Lastly, you travel to Kenya's beautiful coast for 4 days/ 3 nights of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation at Afro Chic Diani Beach. You can choose to swim, sun bathe and enjoy the spa or venture out to some local excursions, on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
Untamed Botswana9 Days 8 Nights$6775 - $10250
An excellent safari for families, couples and honeymooners alike who seek an authentic, classic Botswana safari experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It combines a visit to the elephant paradise of Chobe, with an opportunity for a morning or sunset cruise on the Chobe River, with the highlights of Moremi Game Reserve for exceptional game drives and a 'water camp' experience at Camp Okavango featuring excursions through the channels of the famed Okavango Delta waterways. Ask us about adding on extra days to enjoy more time at Victoria Falls, the Kalahari, or Cape Town.
Heart of Botswana9 Days 8 Nights$5950 - $11500
This custom itinerary combines a visit to Victoria Falls, staying at the lovely, client favorite Victoria Falls River Lodge with two sister camps in Botswana to offer a concentrated, wildlife rich safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy two days to explore the lively town of Victoria Falls and all the adventure activities on offer before a shared charter flight will whisk you deep into the heart of the Okavango, to Machaba Camp. Machaba is a classic luxury safari camp, a favorite among seasoned safari goers. It is located in the game rich Khwai area, adjacent to the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is built in the classic 1950’s style, with luxury safari tents, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, without all the frills but with a more authentic style of old. We promise you won't be ready to leave after your stay here! However, you will be equally enthralled by Gomoti Plains Camp, situated on the edge of the Gomoti River system, which is your next fantastic safari experience. The area is known for its large concentrations of wildlife which thrive on the Gomoti plains and waterways. This itinerary offers fantastic value for a luxury tented experience. The focus is on excellent wildlife viewing, highly trained staff, trackers and guides, and a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere at camp.