Best African Safari Tours

Iconic destinations – the Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Masai Mara and Serengeti – feature highly on these itineraries but so do off-the-beaten-path destinations in Tanzania and Botswana as well as tucked-away beaches in the Seychelles and Mozambique.

Browse our best African tours below for inspiration. If something appeals, simply contact one of our African Safari Experts and they'll take it from there.

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    East Africa's Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration

    Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 6 | Accommodation Visited: 4

    Serengeti Wildebeest Migration in the Mara Crater, East Africa

    One of our best African tours, this 9-day safari kicks off in Kenya's Masai Mara before heading south into Tanzania for the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Focused on wildlife, this is a great opportunity to witness the wildebeest migration so ask us about getting your timing right.

    Tour highlights

    • Unmatched viewing of the Big 5
    • Collection of Africa's best lodges
    • Day & night game drives
    • Witness the Great Migration in full-swing
    • Nature walks & mountain bike experiences

    Destinations visited:

    • Amboseli National Park 
    • Kenya 
    • Masai Mara 
    • Ngorongoro Crater 
    • Serengeti 
    • Tanzania 
    • Tarangire 

    Honeymoon Cape Town and Kruger

    Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 4 | Accommodation Visited: 2

    Singita Lemombo Lodge Private Pool, South Africa

    Two of South Africa's landmark destinations feature on this classic 9-day combination tour and the accommodation ranks among the best on the continent. Expect fine wine, gourmet food, huge views and all the thrills of a Big 5 safari in an exclusive Kruger reserve.

    Tour highlights

    • Exceptional collection of accommodation
    • Five-star cuisine & service
    • Superb Big 5 game viewing
    • Day & night game drives
    • Guided safari walks

    Destinations visited:

    • Cape Town 
    • Cape Winelands 
    • Kruger National Park 
    • South Africa 

    Private Guided Botswana, Vic Falls and Zimbabwe

    Duration: 14 Days | Destinations Visited: 7 | Accommodation Visited: 4

    Hwange National Park Elephants, Zimbabwe

    Four incredible southern Africa destinations await the adventure traveller on this 14-day experiential safari: the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, and Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the unique Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe. With a private guide on safari with you for the duration of the trip, you'll enjoy well-rounded expertise and a completely tailored experience. It's one of our best Southern Africa safari tours – ask us about the best time to travel for maximum reward

    Tour highlights

    • Discover the Okavango Delta on a mokoro
    • Marvel at the Victoria Falls
    • Game drives & nature walks in Hwange & Matobo
    • Private guide accompanies you all the way
    • Can be tailored to specialist interests

    Destinations visited:

    • Botswana 
    • Okavango Delta 
    • Victoria Falls 
    • Zambia 

    Crater, Serengeti & Masai Mara

    Duration: 10 Days | Destinations Visited: 6 | Accommodation Visited: 4

    Sand River Masai Mara Tented Camp, perfectly located for the Wildebeest Migration

    Experience the very best of Kenya and Tanzania on this exclusive safari, as you explore the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Selous Game Reserve. Stay in personalized tented camps, and enjoy quality service and superb crowd-free game viewing. This is authentic Africa at its best.

    Tour highlights

    • Fly-in convenience & luxurious accommodation
    • Amazing year-round game viewing
    • Big 5 sightings & Wildebeest Migration
    • Game drives, walks, horseback safaris & birding
    • Family-friendly lodges & activities

    Destinations visited:

    • Hwange National Park 
    • Mana Pools National Park 
    • Victoria Falls 
    • Zambia 
    • Zimbabwe 

    Tanzania Migration & Uganda Gorillas

    Duration: 15 Days | Destinations Visited: 8 | Accommodation Visited: 6

    Seeing baby gorillas while trekking in Uganda

    Perfect for the traveller looking for an authentic safari experience, this 15-day Kenya safari and gorilla adventure focuses on special cultural encounters, exceptional game-viewing and breathtaking scenery. Highlights include a balloon safari over the Masai Mara and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda.

    Tour highlights

    • See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season
    • Seek out Big 5 game viewing
    • Life-changing gorilla trekking in Uganda's lush rainforests
    • Cultural encounters with the Batwa people
    • Night game drives in search of elusive nocturnal animals

    Destinations visited:

    • Arusha 
    • Tanzania 
    • Uganda 

    Sabi Sands, Cape Town and the Masai Mara

    Duration: 11 Days | Destinations Visited: 4 |

    The Cape Grace has views of Table Mountain.

    Experience three highly diverse and rewarding destinations on this African safari tour. Start in Kenya’s flagship Masai Mara National Reserve before flying to South Africa for a Big 5 safari in Kruger and a grand finale in Cape Town.

    Highlights:

    • Game drives, bush walks and balloon rides in the Masai Mara
    • Personal service and culinary experiences at Dulini River Lodge
    • Big 5 game viewing in Sabi Sands
    • Impeccable service and fine dining at Cape Grace
    • Exploring Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront

    Destinations visited:

    • Cape Town 
    • Kenya 
    • Masai Mara 
    • South Africa 
    • Victoria Falls 
    • Zambia 

    Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Mozambique

    Duration: 14 Days | Destinations Visited: 7 | Accommodation Visited: 4

    Sunset from Benguerra Island on a luxury Mozambique beach resort

    Start your 2-week vacation in Cape Town, Africa's favourite city. Then search for the Big 5 in a private Kruger reserve before swapping the binoculars for a mask and flippers as you explore the teeming reefs of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Featuring excellent spa facilities throughout, this safari & beach itinerary is perfect as a honeymoon or spoil-me-rotten holiday.

    Tour highlights

    • Luxury apartment in trendy city neighbourhood
    • 2 full-day tours in Cape Town
    • Complimentary chauffeur to V&A Waterfront
    • Game viewing with Shangaan trackers
    • Spot-lit night drives & walking safaris

    Destinations visited:

    • Cape Town 
    • Kruger National Park 
    • South Africa 

    Cape Town to Tanzania by Rail & Zanzibar

    Duration: 22 Days | Destinations Visited: 5 | Accommodation Visited: 3

    Luxury African Train Journey on the Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam

    A genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience: ride the world's most luxurious train on a 3-week journey that packs in a Big 5 safari, iconic sight-seeing and a tropical beach getaway as you sweep across the continent from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam.

    Tour highlights

    • Explore vibrant Cape Town
    • See Table Mountain & the Cape Winelands
    • Travel on the world's most luxurious train
    • Enjoy a malaria-free Big 5 safari
    • Take a tour of mighty Victoria Falls

    Destinations visited:

    • Cape Town 
    • Dar es Salaam 
    • Madikwe 
    • South Africa 
    • Tanzania 
    • Victoria Falls 
    • Zanzibar 
    • Zimbabwe 

    Scenic Tanzania Safari

    Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 5 | Accommodation Visited: 4

    Sayari's Camp Honeymoon Tent in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Explore some of the most beautiful wildlife regions in Tanzania on this sensational 9-day safari. Start your journey in the Tarangire National Park before travelling to the Ngorongoro Conservation area for some game viewing on the Crater floor, then end off your trip in the Big 5 star of the show – the Serengeti National Park.

    Tour highlights

    • Walking safaris in Tarangire & Serengeti
    • Excellent game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Savour farm-fresh coffee in Arusha
    • Seek out nocturnal animals on night drives
    • Excellent birding near Tarangire wetland

    Destinations visited:

    • Ruaha 
    • Selous 
    • Serengeti 

    Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Seychelles

    Duration: 15 Days | Destinations Visited: 8 | Accommodation Visited: 4

    Benguerra Island, Seychelles sunset

    Sensational accommodation in three of Africa's most sought-after destinations is the order of the day with this diverse and highly rewarding 15-day tour. Perfect for a honeymoon or exclusive celebration, this tour blends the Big 5 with dreamy scenery and luxurious barefoot beach living.

    Tour highlights

    • An over-the-top luxurious safari
    • Stay at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront at the city's top hotels
    • See the Big 5 in the iconic Sabi Sands at Singita
    • Enjoy spa treatments in the wilderness
    • Indulge in an ocean-edge romantic dinner

    Original source: https://www.go2africa.com/african-travel-blog/best-african-safari-tours-top-10-picks

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