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 $1,385
CAD $1,559
AUD $1,640
EUR €1,156
GBP £850
NZD $1,797
ZAR R15,414
CHF FR1,185

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

Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14 days

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

Kenya to Cape Town

45 days from
USD $6,066
CAD $5,962
AUD $5,845
EUR €4,023
GBP £3,379
NZD $6,511
ZAR R58,513
CHF FR4,869

Visit Africa and travel from Kenya to Cape Town through Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and... View trip

East Africa Family Safari

17 days from
USD $3,380
CAD $3,665
AUD $3,620
EUR €2,475
GBP £1,995
NZD $4,010
ZAR R35,930
CHF FR2,990

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 $2,337
CAD $2,609
AUD $2,737
EUR €1,933
GBP £1,419
NZD $3,000
ZAR R25,738
CHF FR1,980

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 $8,480
CAD $9,925
AUD $10,420
EUR €7,360
GBP £5,395
NZD $11,430
ZAR R97,970
CHF FR7,535

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Kenya Wildlife Safari

8 days from
USD $1,325
CAD $1,365
AUD $1,340
EUR €855
GBP £770
NZD $1,490
ZAR R13,400
CHF FR1,030

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

Highlights of Kenya & Tanzania

15 days from
USD $9,640
CAD $9,045
AUD $8,779
EUR €6,105
GBP £5,125
NZD $8,892
ZAR R88,785
CHF FR7,390

Experience the highlights of Kenya and Tanzania with Intrepid Travel. Take in some of Africa's best nature reserves,... 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

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 $2,448
CAD $2,728
AUD $3,580
EUR €2,530
GBP £1,855
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

7 days from
USD $1,284
CAD $1,264
AUD $1,550
EUR €1,065
GBP £895
NZD $1,725
ZAR R15,515
CHF FR1,290

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

Southern Africa Unplugged

16 days

Visit highlights of South Africa and Zimbabwe and uncover the mystique of Mozambique on this adventure holiday. See... 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 $2,985
CAD $3,080
AUD $3,020
EUR €1,960
GBP £1,745
NZD $3,365
ZAR R30,235
CHF FR2,375

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 $1,250
CAD $1,425
AUD $1,495
EUR €1,055
GBP £775
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

Botswana Teenage Safari

12 days from
USD $3,635
CAD $3,765
AUD $3,685
EUR €2,440
GBP £2,130
NZD $4,110
ZAR R36,910
CHF FR2,955

Travel deep into the heart of Botswana and Zimbabwe for a family holiday of a lifetime. Compare the roar of the... View trip

Gorillas to Vic Falls

39 days from
USD $5,860
CAD $6,056
AUD $5,937
EUR €4,075
GBP £3,429
NZD $6,613
ZAR R59,432
CHF FR4,947

This epic East African adventure tour travels from Zimbabwe to Kenya. Safari in the Serengeti, go gorilla trekking,... 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

22 days from
USD $3,830
CAD $3,960
AUD $3,880
EUR €2,545
GBP £2,240
NZD $4,300
ZAR R38,835
CHF FR3,080

Visit East Africa and travel through Kenya and Tanzania, taking in the ultimate sights from the Serengeti plains to... View trip

East Africa Discovery

11 days from
USD $4,344
CAD $4,768
AUD $4,676
EUR €2,748
GBP £2,424
NZD $5,204
ZAR R46,800
CHF FR3,328

Embark on a comfort style intrepid journey through Kenya. Visit Lake Nakuru, set out on game drives through the Masai... View trip

Africa Encompassed Northbound

64 days from
USD $9,470
CAD $10,560
AUD $11,085
EUR €7,830
GBP £5,750
NZD $12,160
ZAR R104,220
CHF FR5,015

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. 

Vic Falls to Kruger

10 days from
USD $1,177
CAD $1,151
AUD $1,130
EUR €756
GBP £654
NZD $1,258
ZAR R11,322

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

Explore Southern Africa

18 days from
USD $2,455
CAD $2,740
AUD $2,875
EUR €2,030
GBP £1,495
NZD $3,155
ZAR R27,030
CHF FR2,080

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

Amazing Southern Africa

22 days from
USD $6,955
CAD $7,755
AUD $8,140
EUR €5,750
GBP £4,220
NZD $8,930
ZAR R76,535
CHF FR5,895

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Okavango & Beyond

9 days from
USD $1,564
CAD $1,612
AUD $1,975
EUR €1,295
GBP £1,140
NZD $2,200
ZAR R19,760
CHF FR1,565

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