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How to choose your safari
With its soaring skies, wide open plains and captivating wildlife, Africa really gets under your skin. From heading out on a game drive at first light to search for animals before the heat of the day, to stopping for sundowners under a golden sky and reflecting on the day's sightings with a gin and tonic in hand, there's something inherently simple but wonderfully special about an African safari. However, with so many different options available, choosing the right safari for you can be a challenge. Our specialists have explored every corner of this vast and varied continent, and can recommend the perfect destination to suit your needs.
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Best for first-timers
Our top picks for first-timers are Kenya and Tanzania, as they boast abundant wildlife and combine well with Zanzibar, creating the classic safari and beach combination that is on so many bucket lists. Both countries also offer the opportunity to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration too – a natural phenomenon like no other.
The birthplace of the safari, Kenya offers fantastic game viewing and with a coastline of powdery white sands, it is the perfect destination to combine a safari and beach holiday.
One of Africa’s top safari destinations, Tanzania has wonderful wildlife, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and charming culture.
Best for walking safaris
Arguably the best place to enjoy an authentic on-foot experience is Zambia. The concept of the walking safari was pioneered in the South Luangwa and the promise of outstanding on-foot encounters continues to draw adventurers to the valley. Mana Pools in Zimbabwe is another of our favourite destinations for a walking safari.
Zambia is one of Africa’s wildest and unspoilt safari destinations, offering an authentic safari filled with unforgettable animal encounters.
Zimbabwe is in the throes of a tourism renaissance and the combination of superb safari in wilderness areas and excellent value means you should visit right away.
Best for boat safaris
Getting out on the water gives you a totally different perspective on the African bush, and can truly enrich your safari experience. Botswana's Okavango Delta is a wonderland of waterways, and the best way to explore the area is by mokoro (a type of dugout canoe). Zambia's Lower Zambezi is another great place for boat and canoe safaris.
Botswana is best known for the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta offering a unique wetland safari experience which contrasts greatly with the red sands of the Kalahari Desert and the Makgadikgadi salt pans.
The Lower Zambezi is home to boat and canoe safaris and awesome elephant activity.
Best for variety
If you're looking for a really varied holiday that's a bit different to the standard safari and beach combination, you can't go wrong with Namibia. Scale the epic dunes of Sossusvlei, kayak with seals at Pelican Point and take in the dramatic scenery of the Skeleton Coast. Alternatively, opt for Madagascar to come close to lemurs and other exotic species.
Namibia is one of Africa’s youngest countries and home to unique landscapes that are perfect for a self-drive adventure.
The oldest island on earth, Madagascar supports one of the most diverse ranges of flora and fauna on earth.
Best for primates
There are many places in Africa to go in search of primates, but Uganda and Rwanda tend to steal the show, as they are home not only to majestic mountain gorillas but chimpanzees too. From the rugged rainforests of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the lush green slopes of Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans, the scenery is also sure to wow.
Uganda is home to the world’s highest concentration of primates including half of the last remaining mountain gorillas.
This ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ allures with, green volcanoes, shimmering lakes and mountain gorillas made famous by Dian Fossey’s memoir, ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Best for honeymoons
From remote bush breakfasts, to spectacular sundowner spots and sleep-outs under the stars, an African honeymoon promises to be unforgettable. Combine a South African safari with cosmopolitan Cape Town and the world-class food and wine of the Winelands, or opt for Tanzania so you can hop straight over to Zanzibar to relax in island paradise.
One of the world’s most beautiful and diverse destinations, South Africa is a land of intoxicating contrasts and experiences.
From the Great Migration across the Serengeti plains, the untamed wilderness of Selous and Ruaha, trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro, to relaxing on Indian Ocean beaches, Tanzania makes the perfect honeymoon.
Best for families
South Africa is a fantastic family holiday destination, with activities to suit all ages and a number of easily accessible, malaria-free safari options such as the Eastern Cape. Kenya is also very family-friendly, with the Kenyan coast offering an excellent spot to relax and indulge in water sports galore after the excitement of your first safari.
A country of stirring natural beauty, endless open plains, game rich savannahs, flamingo-pink lakes, welcoming tribal cultures and palmed-fringed Indian Ocean beaches.
Lovers of wildlife are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a safari. South Africa is perfect for spotting the Big Five and has some fantastic private reserves, where you can enjoy a more exclusive safari experience, away from the crowds.
Speak to our specialists to plan your next safari
Call us on 020 3141 2810 for more information