South African SafarisMasai MaraThe SerengetiChobe National ParkEtosha National Park

South African Safaris

South Africa has the widest choice of top class safari lodges of any country in Africa.

Masai Mara

Situated in the south-western part of Kenya in the Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara is one of Africa's most iconic safari destinations and offers outstanding game viewing all year around.

The Serengeti

The Serengeti - synonymous with the Great Migration that takes place every year. Over two million wildebeest, and thousands of zebra and gazelles, trek hundreds of miles across the vast plains in their quest to find richer grazing land.

Chobe National Park

Chobe is most famous for its elephant population, which is estimated at around 100,000 elephants - the highest concentration of elephants to be found anywhere in the world.

Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia offers some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa, and is one of the undisputed highlights of a visit to the country.

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Safaris across Southern and East Africa

Safaris in South Africa

South Africa has a wealth of safari destinations to explore including the world-famous Kruger National Park, the malaria-free reserves of the Eastern Cape and Madikwe, the scenic Waterberg, and the private lodges and National Parks in KwaZulu-Natal.

Wherever you choose, you can be assured of a wonderful safari experience.

Safaris in Kenya

The vast open golden plains of the Masai Mara, the Amboseli National Park with the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, or the scenic Laikipia Plateau – Kenya really is the epitome of a true safari experience. 

And of course, there is the option to combine your safari with time relaxing on one of Kenya's white sandy beaches too.

Malaria-Free Safaris

On safari in the malaria-free Madikwe, South AfricaFor those who do not want to have to take precautions against malaria, South Africa is the only place to offer malaria-free safaris.

See our Malaria in Africa map or ask us to recommend a malaria-free safari.

 

Family Safaris

Family SafarisMany private safari lodges welcome children, and some even offer a dedicated children's programme or provide alternative activities and child care for children who are too young to join the adults on the game drives. 

 
 

Special Offers and Deals

Zebra© AndBeyondGet an extra night FREE when you pay for 2 or 3 nights at selected lodges, or get a free stay at a 5* hotel when you book a safari.

To find out more, see our Special Offers.

safari on a budget

Affordable Safaris at Wildside Camp in the Waterberg, South AfricaGoing on safari doesn't have to break your budget, as there are ways and means of keeping the cost reasonable.

Find out how to make your budget go further.

 

The Great Migration

The Great Migration is not only one of the most amazing safari experiences that Africa has to offer, it is also one of the world’s most impressive naturally occuring events. 

Every year over 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles congregate on the Serengeti  plains in Tanzania, and follow the rains en mass to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of greener grazing land, before returning southwards again - a total journey of over 1,800 miles.

 

 

Safaris in Botswana

Botswana will surpass your wildest dreams, and is rated as one of the best wildlife destinations in the world.

From the Chobe National Park near Victoria Falls, to the vast wetlands of the Okavango Delta, this is a wildlife paradise like no other.

 

Safaris in Tanzania

Lion kill in the Ngorongoro CraterTanzania is renowned for its amazing wildlife, and offers outstanding game viewing in the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Selous Game Reserve

Tanzania is an unforgettable safari experience for both first-timers and safari enthusiasts.

 
 

Safaris in Namibia's Etosha National Park

The Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia offers some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa, and is one of the undisputed highlights of any visit to the country.

The Park is home to 114 different mammal species, including 4 of the Big 5 - leopard, lion, elephant and rhino (both black and white), and has recorded nearly 400 species of bird.  Etosha is also home to 3 uncommon antelope species - the beautiful black-faced impala, the roan antelope, and Southern Africa's smallest antelope, the Damara dik-dik, which stands only 40cm to the shoulder as a fully grown male adult. 
 

 

safaris in zambia

© Robin Pope SafarisFrom Victoria Falls in the south – one of the natural 7 Wonders of the World – to the vast Luangwa Valley in the north - home to one of the greatest collections of wildlife in the world including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo and more than 400 species of birds – it is easy to see why Zambia is fast becoming a popular safari holiday destination, yet still remains untouched by mass commercialisation. 

Safari holidays here can include private walking safaris, exclusive game lodges, and luxury houses for groups or families travelling together.  

 

What is a Private Safari Lodge?

Private lodges offer exclusive safari experiences, where your experienced guide can often drive offroad in search of the Big 5.

Our guide will tell you what to expect from a safari at a private safari lodge.

Recommended Companies

From Kenya's Rift Valley to the south coast of South Africa, these companies offer some of the best safari experiences to be found anywhere on the continent.

Stay at a lodge run by one of these companies, and we are sure you will have a great experience!

 

is it safe?

Safaris are overall exceptionally safe, particularly safari lodge based safaris where visitor safety is a key priority and your guide and the lodge staff will do everything they can to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay with them.

Self-drive safaris are also very safe as long as you abide by some simple and common sense rules.

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Special Offers

Selected Special offers for South Africa

Marataba Safari Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

Valid:   1 September 2013  -  18 December 2014.

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

Valid:   20 January 2014  -  20 December 2014.

Ngala Safari Lodge - Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.

Ngala Tented Camp - Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.

Exeter Leadwood Private Game Lodge- Honeymoon Special

Valid:   1 January 2013  -  31 December 2014.

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