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Safari Operators

  • Cox & Kings

    Experience an unforgettable African Safari tour with Cox & Kings. Get best deals for safari tours in Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa.

  • Intrepid

    Each of our safari tours in Africa is designed to get under your skin. Book your small groups tour and experience something you will never forget.

  • Kuoni

    Imagine waking early, heading out on a morning game drive on the African plains, then being whisked away to a secluded sandy beach. A beach stay is the perfect post-safari tonic.

  • Titan

    For the adventure seeking traveller and wildlife fanatic, browse our Africa escorted holidays. Our range of African tours burst with possibilities.

  • Somak

    Somak Holidays is an award-winning tour operator with almost 50 years' experience in organising holidays to East and Southern Africa

  • AMA Waterways

    Cruise Africa stunning Chobe River. See abundant wildlife and dazzling sunsets while enjoying superb food and wines.

  • Travel2

    Destinations include South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Uganda or Rwanda.

  • Collette, Cosmos & Saga also feature Safari holidays in their worldwide brochures (see escorted tours).

Safari

If all you know of wild Africa is David Attenborough or the big cat diary you are in for the surprise of your life. No matter how many wildlife documentaries you may have watched, nothing prepares you for the real thing.

A safari holiday should be on everyone’s wish list of life’s greatest adventures. In the age of Hemingway and Karen Blixen this meant going upcountry, setting off with a tent and a rifle into the back of beyond where the wild things are. Now the day of the hunter is done. Guns are out. Cameras are in and ecotourism is the buzzword in the bush, offering a gentler but no less thrilling introduction to the last place on earth where wildlife exists in its old abundance. if you are planning a once-in-a-lifetime sojourn in the bush it has to be East Africa. Nowhere are animals so visible as on the high plains of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti, and the land itself is quite something. To look down into the immense bowl of the Ngorongoro Crater is to stand at the gates of heaven.

Ease of access makes East Africa a natural favourite for first-timers. It takes only eight hours to fly from London to Nairobi. If you catch an overnight flight from Heathrow you can transfer to a light aircraft next morning and be in the bush in time for brunch. Such things are possible in Nairobi because Kenya’s safari industry is backed up by an efficient tourist infrastructure with a dazzling choice of camps and lodges to suit all budgets. This is, after all, where modern safaris were invented back in the Twenties.

Going upmarket opens up all kinds of possibilities, including direct flights into the bush by light aircraft that cut out long road journeys, game drives with expert local guides in open four-wheel-drive vehicles purpose-built for better viewing, and the opportunity to stay at Africa’s most exclusive luxury camps and lodges.