Tours of African National Parks & Game Reserves

This is the Africa most people come to see. A stampede of wildebeest hooves across the Masai Mara, lions prowling the long grasses of Kruger and families of black rhino plodding through the scrubland of Etosha. If there’s one activity driving Africa’s booming tourism industry, it’s a safari in one of its iconic national parks. 

If possible, it pays to time your trip to coincide with the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and Masai Mara. This occurs at various times throughout the year, so there are lots of opportunities to catch this incredible phenomenon. Obviously this makes Kenya and Tanzania the real safari standouts – but don’t discount the national parks of South Africa, Zimbabwe or Botswana either. That’s the good thing about Africa: there’s plenty of it to go round. 
 

Serengeti (Tanzania)

There’s a reason the word safari is so often preceded by the word Serengeti. This is the quintessential wildlife destination, stretching across 30,000 square kilometres of Tanzania and teeming with over 500 different animal species. It’s mostly rolling grasslands and acacia scrub, watering holes and the slopes of Naabi Hill in the distance. Journeying over endless plains and coming fact-to-face with some of the world’s fiercest wildlife? Just like an elephant, you’ll never forget it. 
 

Serengeti Trail

8 days from
USD $1,670
CAD $1,825
AUD $1,955
EUR €1,350
GBP £1,000
NZD $2,100
ZAR R18,005
CHF FR1,385

Roam the vast Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, camp beside Lake Victoria and spot Africa's Big Five.... View trip

Kenya to Cape Town

48 days from
USD $6,570
CAD $7,195
AUD $7,695
EUR €5,330
GBP £3,950
NZD $8,275
ZAR R70,940
CHF FR5,455

Explore Africa as you travel from Kenya to Cape Town through Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namabia... View trip

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14 days from
USD $3,786
CAD $4,347
AUD $4,564
EUR €3,072
GBP £2,363
NZD $5,006
ZAR R42,937
CHF FR3,145

Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park and Mt... View trip

East Africa Family Safari

17 days

Visit Kenya, tour Tanzania and relax on Zanzibar beaches. Spot wildlife on the Serengeti plains, visit the Usambara... View trip

 
 

Masai Mara (Kenya)

The Masai Mara is synonymous with Africa, and not just its photogenic wildlife. This is the beating heart of the continent, where tribal hunters once stalked their prey and many still hold true to traditional ways. Reliable rains and plentiful vegetation draw in the herbivores, herbivores draw in the carnivores and carnivores draw in travellers (not to mention the documentary makers). It’s the kind of place where sunset brings the click of insects, the roar of lions and the faint echo of David Attenborough’s soothing tones. 
 

The Masai Heartlands

15 days from
USD $2,524
CAD $2,762
AUD $2,958
EUR €2,044
GBP £1,517
NZD $3,179
ZAR R27,263
CHF FR2,095

The wonders of Kenya and Tanzania unfold on this African adventure tour. Enjoy Serengeti safaris, the Ngorongoro... View trip

Kenya & Tanzania Highlights

15 days from
USD $8,167
CAD $8,932
AUD $9,567
EUR €6,624
GBP £4,905
NZD $10,287
ZAR R88,173
CHF FR6,781

Experience the wild wonders of Kenya and Tanzania on this trip that delivers adventure and comfort in equal measures... View trip

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8 days from
USD $1,060
CAD $1,160
AUD $1,244
EUR €860
GBP £636
NZD $1,328
ZAR R11,456
CHF FR880

Travel to Africa and visit Kenya, where an Intrepid wildlife safari awaits. From Nairobi, head to Lakes Nakuru and... View trip

Best of East Africa

21 days from
USD $3,615
CAD $3,960
AUD $4,240
EUR €2,935
GBP £2,175
NZD $4,560
ZAR R39,065
CHF FR2,995

Step out onto the Serengeti and keep your eyes out for rhinos, lions, leopards and a host of other safari-dwellers on... View trip

 
 

Kruger (South Africa)

Kruger National Park is basically the Serengeti of the south: 20,000-odd square kilometres of world-famous safari country. It’s South Africa’s premier game reserve, but unlike the Serengeti it’s more bushveld than rolling grassland. The Big Five are all here, along with 517 species of bird and more large mammals than any other national park in Africa. We can put that down to Kruger’s anti-poaching measures and pioneering efforts in conservation over the last couple of decades. 
 

Kruger Experience - Lodge (4 days)

4 days from
USD $810
CAD $947
AUD $995
EUR €702
GBP £515
NZD $1,090
ZAR R9,355
CHF FR720

No holiday to South Africa is complete without a safari in Kruger Park. Spot wild animals through the trees and relax... View trip

Experience Southern Africa

16 days from
USD $3,120
CAD $3,410
AUD $3,650
EUR €2,530
GBP £1,875
NZD $3,925
ZAR R33,660
CHF FR2,595

Visit Africa and travel through southern Africa's beautiful regions. Visit South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and... View trip

Kruger to Vic Falls

8 days from
USD $1,490
CAD $1,680
AUD $1,795
EUR €1,240
GBP £925
NZD $1,935
ZAR R16,575
CHF FR1,275

Travel from South Africa's capital to Botswana and Zimbabwe, visiting two of southern Africa's most famous sites,... View trip

 

 

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe & Zambia)

From a distance, a smoke-like mist fills the air. Rainbows dance through the spray and a low rumbling permeates the atmosphere. This is Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall, a two kilometre-wide drop where the Zambezi River pours into a steeply walled gorge. It’s an essential stop when checking out the wildlife in the national parks of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Make sure to get a good soaking on the footbridge to the famous buttress known as Knife Peak – it’s one of the best ways to get a feel for the sheer power of the falls. 
 

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22 days from
USD $2,915
CAD $3,200
AUD $3,425
EUR €2,375
GBP £1,755
NZD $3,685
ZAR R31,590
CHF FR2,430

Take a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe. Travel north from Cape Town into Namibia, cross over to... View trip

Okavango Experience

10 days from
USD $1,285
CAD $1,425
AUD $1,525
EUR €1,055
GBP £780
NZD $1,640
ZAR R14,060
CHF FR1,080

Tour through Johannesburg, Maun and Victoria Falls on this trip through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Visit... View trip

Gorillas to Vic Falls

42 days from
USD $7,165
CAD $7,830
AUD $8,385
EUR €5,805
GBP £4,300
NZD $9,015
ZAR R77,290
CHF FR5,945

Take an epic East African adventure from Kenya to Zimbabwe. Safari in the Serengeti, go gorilla trekking, visit Lake... View trip

 

 

Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)

A tricky one to pronounce, but all words are tough to say when your mouth is shaped in a permanent O of astonishment. The base of the Ngorongoro Crater is a pristine and completely unique eco-system. It’s home to about 30,000 animals, including lion, zebra, elephant and the critically endangered black rhino. But it’s equally impressive from on high. Standing on the edge of this enormous volcanic crater and watching the sun set across the plains, it’s easy to see why UNESCO was quick to add it to the World Heritage List.  
 

Best of East Africa

21 days from
USD $3,615
CAD $3,960
AUD $4,240
EUR €2,935
GBP £2,175
NZD $4,560
ZAR R39,065
CHF FR2,995

Step out onto the Serengeti and keep your eyes out for rhinos, lions, leopards and a host of other safari-dwellers on... View trip

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64 days from
USD $9,790
CAD $10,715
AUD $11,470
EUR €7,945
GBP £5,890
NZD $12,335
ZAR R105,725
CHF FR8,130

Jump aboard this epic tour from Cape Town to Nairobi. From safaris in Tanzania and Kenya to gorilla trekking in... View trip

 
 

Chobe (Botswana)

Not to be outdone by its slightly flashier cousins, Chobe is the quiet achiever of African national parks. First set aside as a wildlife reserve in the 1930s, today it’s home to the largest elephant population on the continent. But it’s the waterways that keep travellers coming back again and again. Cruising through the Okavango Delta is the best way to catch a glimpse of the resident hippos, crocodiles and iconic African fish eagles. If you’re after a safari with a difference, give Botswana a try. 
 

Explore Southern Africa

18 days from
USD $2,214
CAD $2,494
AUD $2,618
EUR €1,793
GBP £1,360
NZD $2,873
ZAR R24,611
CHF FR1,840

Travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and uncover their natural wonders. From the Okavango Delta and Victoria... View trip

Vic Falls to Kruger

9 days from
USD $1,126
CAD $1,232
AUD $1,321
EUR €913
GBP £675
NZD $1,411
ZAR R12,172
CHF FR935

Travel from Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa on a real African adventure. Visit Victoria Falls and enjoy safaris... View trip

Amazing Southern Africa

22 days from
USD $7,090
CAD $7,910
AUD $8,300
EUR €5,750
GBP £4,305
NZD $9,110
ZAR R78,065
CHF FR5,895

Jump onboard an exhilarating journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through the magnificent nations of South Africa... View trip

Okavango & Beyond

9 days from
USD $1,357
CAD $1,477
AUD $1,586
EUR €1,087
GBP £813
NZD $1,710
ZAR R14,632
CHF FR1,121

Travel from Zimbabwe to South Africa via Botswana. The Okavango and Beyond trip is the best way to explore the... View trip

 
 

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