Wildlife Holidays in Africa

There is no wildlife holiday more iconic than an African safari. Riding in an open-top jeep along dusty tracks and looking out across sun-baked, game-filled savannahs is arguably one of life’s best experiences.

For the wildlife enthusiast, Naturetrek’s African safari holidays offer unparalleled opportunities. Arguably the greatest continent on Earth for wildlife, Africa holds a staggering variety of species, including some of the world’s most iconic mammals and birds. Many of these animals are incredibly abundant and relatively easy to observe, guaranteeing that our African safari tours are always packed with amazing sightings.

From the Okavango Delta in Botswana to Namibia’s Etosha National Park, and from the vast Kruger in South Africa to Tanzania’s majestic Serengeti, Africa is home to some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular places.

Naturetrek Tours to Africa

We offer classic safari-style packages to Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Namibia. On these African safari tours you will stay in or very near the prime game-rich areas such as national parks and reserves, heading out daily for wildlife-watching in vehicles. There will usually be additional chances to join night-drives and look for nocturnal species.

On the majority of our African wildlife safaris, including those in our bargain range, we are able to use superb accommodation, even in remote locations. Fully serviced camps with private facilities are the norm.

Expert naturalist guides

All of our African safari tours are led by expert naturalist guides. Most of our tours are led by superb local naturalists, who invariably have unparalleled knowledge, and a deep connection to wildlife and landscape, while on some of our other safaris there is a Naturetrek naturalist leader from the UK in addition to local guides.

Wildlife

Africa is the best place in the world for seeing huge concentrations of big game such as African Bush Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Plains Zebra and Blue Wildebeest, along with the greatest assemblage of mammalian predators on Earth: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Spotted Hyena, African Wild Dog, and more. On Naturetrek’s African safari tours we visit some of the world’s most famous national parks and reserves such as the Serengeti and Masai Mara as well as some more remote regions, in search of a superb variety of the continent’s mammals from Hippos and Rhinos to Aardvarks and Ethiopian Wolves.

The birdlife is no less staggering. Naturetrek’s African wildlife safaris offer a chance to search for a superb variety of species, from Lesser Flamingo-lined lakes in the Rift Valley and giant Ostriches strutting across endless savannah, to tiny finches and colourful bee-eaters. Africa has an astonishing diversity of large birds, including giants such as Martial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Southern Ground Hornbill and Kori Bustard.

Our Specialist Recommends

“We offer a superb choice of expert-led African safari holidays ranging from 9-day bird and mammal tours in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park to a 17-day birdwatching and mammal-viewing safari through Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. Prices start at about £2,595 for a 10-day safari (including flights).”

Operations Manager - Paul Stanbury

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