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Safari Holidays

If you’re looking for the best safaris in the world then we’ve got a great selection of tours for you to choose from, allowing you to see breath-taking landscapes and a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Whether it’s locking eyes with the elusive mountain gorilla cradling her young in Uganda’s misty Bwindi peaks; watching in awe as wildebeests cross the plains of the Masai Mara National Park during the famous migration or catching glimpses of lions, hippo pods and Thornicroft giraffes lounging in the Lower Zambezi National Park while on an exhilarating game drive through Zambia, it’s incredible wildlife encounters like these, that will leave an indelible imprint on your memory from your time in Africa.

For some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, unforgettable wildlife experiences and outdoor adventures, our wide selection of African safari holidays are impossible to beat. From the pink towering sand dunes and petrified forests in Namibia, to the lush bamboo jungles in Rwanda and riverbanks of the Okavango Delta, each one of our destinations offers unique opportunities to explore on a true African Safari. With a great mix of stunning national parks, brilliant game-viewing locations, bush camping and tropical beach snorkelling retreats, our Africa safari trips are sure to give you that once in a lifetime experience.

Our travellers rate our Safaris holidays as

4.8 / 5 based on 529 reviews

Our Best Safari Holidays

Chimps & Gorillas of Uganda

26 reviews

Looking through Uganda for some of Africa's most emblematic and amazing wildlife

Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
10 Days
from $9,249 $8,649
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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India Tiger Safari

100 reviews

A comprehensive wildlife tour of India's best tiger parks

Activity level:
Ages: 16+
16 Days from $5,549
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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Namibia 4WD Desert Safari

26 reviews

True wilderness safari in Namibia's remote northwest where animals outnumber people.

Activity level:
Ages: 16+
13 Days from $7,179
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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In focus: Safari Holidays

"It’s impossible to forget your first safari. Whether you find yourself sitting at the flood-lit watering holes of Etosha and watching the theatre of the bush unfold as zebras, springboks, rhinos or lions come down to drink; or seeing the sun rise over the ochre sand in Namibia, casting warm light on the vibrant colours of these great dunes; or watching the impossible volume of water thundering over the edge of Victoria Falls; or witnessing the mighty wildebeest migration over the iconic Tanzanian Savannah. And then there’s the Milky Way – for nowhere in the world is the sky quite like it is in Africa. Camping out and gazing at the billion lights is just incredible. Then there's the breathless 'wow' of seeing a leopard in a tree, or spotting elegant giraffes, cheeky warthogs and sage elephants; the thrill of seeing cheetahs on the hunt; and the ‘awww’ moments of catching cubs at play... Come with us, and you will safari like never before."

Tom Harari, Exodus Africa Expert. Read more from our experts here.

Top 5 Best Safaris in Africa

There is nothing out there that can substitute the raw thrill of an encounter with a signature species in its own backyard, be that jungle, plain or waterways.

Whether that’s catching sight of the elusive Black rhino crossing the undulated terrain in the Masai Mara on our Kenya Safari Holidays, a Mountain Gorilla cradling it’s young in the misty peaks of Bwindi on our Uganda Safari Holidays or see tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth’s National Park during our Rwanda Safari Holidays, our safari trips allow you to admire these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.

Take a look at our top five recommended African Safari Holidays to ignite your spirit of adventure.

  1. Kenya & Tanzania Safari
    On this Kenya safari tour, you can enjoy exhilarating game drives across Lake Nakuru National Park and visits to the world’s largest unbroken caldera – the Ngorongoro Crater, where you can see Flamingos, leopards and lions coming to quench their thirst. After all the excitement, end your Kenya & Tanzania Adventure unwinding on the white sands of Zanzibar or take a snorkelling excursion to see bottlenose dolphins and green turtles if you’re lucky!
  2. The Zambezi Valley
    Sometimes the best way to get up close and personal to wildlife on a safari trip, is to take to the water on a dug-out canoe and this is exactly what we do on our Zambezi Valley trip. On this Zambian adventure, we venture out on a three-day exploration of the Zambezi River, where we may encounter crocodiles basking on the riverbanks, elephants feeding in the afternoon and pods of hippos in deeper water.
  3. Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari
    Crossing from the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Botswana, this action-packed itinerary takes you on a spectacular game drive in Chobe National Park – a park best known for its large populations of elephant herds and African buffalo among other interesting species. After we visit the beautiful Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, we head to the Okavango Delta. Home to a vast array of wildlife, it’s not uncommon to come across white rhinos, giraffes and the vibrant saddle-billed stork on the riverbanks.
  4. Tanzania Wildlife Safari
    Aside from embarking on daily safaris in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park, this African safari trip also shows what the nocturnal species are up to with exhilarating night drives in Tanzania. This trip allows you to enjoy a classic, yet intimate safari experience through the use of a mobile campsite so you can get a front row seat to the Great Migration of wildebeests in season.
  5. Namibia 4WD Desert Safari
    Once you’ve witnessed the towering pink sand dunes and petrified forests, it’s the desert adapted wildlife tracking in Namibia that will leave an indelible imprint on your memory. With two days spent in the private Palmwag Concession searching for desert elephants and Black rhinos alongside wild camping near the San Bushman engravings, we also go on an exhilarating 4WD Desert Safari into the Onguma Game Reserve and Etosha National Park a place that’s famous for its watering holes that are known to attract the Big Five.

How long are your safari holidays?

Almost every trip is different to the next, but you could be spotting stunning wildlife for eight to 18 days including your flight time. That’s just over a week of classic safari drives through Kenya, or closer to three in the build up to a special hour in the company of Uganda’s mountain gorillas.   

Are your safari holidays guided?

Just like life for many of the incredible animals you’ll come across, it’s better to be a part of the pack. Each one of our sensational safaris take place in a guided group, which is an ideal way to navigate vast natural landscapes and meet like-minded travellers along the way. Your dedicated tour leaders will not only know each area better than anyone else, but the animals too, and will be able to offer you priceless insights into their every movement and behaviour.    

If you’d prefer to go it alone or in your own group, we also offer private safari experiences. Speak to our experienced private adventures team about setting up your dream wildlife adventure.

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