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 $1,487
CAD $1,530
AUD $1,504
EUR €986
GBP £862
NZD $1,674
ZAR R15,053
CHF FR1,190

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 from
USD $3,635
CAD $3,805
AUD $3,790
EUR €2,530
GBP £2,155
NZD $4,160
ZAR R36,835
CHF FR3,065

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 $4,912
CAD $5,066
AUD $4,968
EUR €3,352
GBP £2,872
NZD $5,535
ZAR R49,736
CHF FR4,057

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 $2,499
CAD $2,579
AUD $2,528
EUR €1,649
GBP £1,457
NZD $2,822
ZAR R25,325
CHF FR2,006

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

Kenya Wildlife Safari

8 days from
USD $993
CAD $1,023
AUD $1,005
EUR €693
GBP £577
NZD $1,117
ZAR R10,050
CHF FR836

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 $8,765
CAD $9,045
AUD $8,870
EUR €6,105
GBP £5,125
NZD $9,880
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

Best of East Africa

22 days from
USD $3,650
CAD $3,829
AUD $3,771
EUR €2,475
GBP £2,178
NZD $4,198
ZAR R37,746
CHF FR2,992

Visit East Africa and travel through Kenya and Tanzania, taking in the ultimate sights from the Serengeti plains to... 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 $895
CAD $922
AUD $905
EUR €622
GBP £522
NZD $1,007
ZAR R9,057
CHF FR752

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

15 days from
USD $3,245
CAD $3,330
AUD $3,280
EUR €2,220
GBP £1,885
NZD $3,635
ZAR R32,180
CHF FR2,680

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 $1,560
CAD $1,605
AUD $1,580
EUR €1,065
GBP £910
NZD $1,750
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 from
USD $3,825
CAD $3,945
AUD $3,870
EUR €2,620
GBP £2,240
NZD $4,310
ZAR R38,745
CHF FR3,160

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. 
 

Okavango Experience

10 days from
USD $1,345
CAD $1,340
AUD $1,335
EUR €890
GBP £760
NZD $1,460
ZAR R12,960
CHF FR1,080

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

Cape Town to Vic Falls

22 days from
USD $2,902
CAD $2,979
AUD $2,938
EUR €1,960
GBP £1,692
NZD $3,271
ZAR R29,394
CHF FR2,308

Take a wild African adventure from South Africa to Zimbabwe. Travel north from Cape Town into Namibia, cross over to... 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 $5,975
CAD $6,175
AUD $6,056
EUR €4,075
GBP £3,497
NZD $6,744
ZAR R60,622
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 $3,650
CAD $3,829
AUD $3,771
EUR €2,475
GBP £2,178
NZD $4,198
ZAR R37,746
CHF FR2,992

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 $5,035
CAD $5,195
AUD $5,095
EUR €3,339
GBP £2,940
NZD $5,670
ZAR R51,000
CHF FR4,041

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

60 days from
USD $8,708
CAD $8,984
AUD $8,814
EUR €5,665
GBP £5,091
NZD $9,813
ZAR R88,217
CHF FR6,859

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 $1,211
CAD $1,245
AUD $1,219
EUR €841
GBP £705
NZD $1,360
ZAR R12,223
CHF FR1,028

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 $2,590
CAD $2,585
AUD $2,570
EUR €1,715
GBP £1,460
NZD $2,820
ZAR R24,975
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 $7,360
CAD $7,590
AUD $7,445
EUR €5,120
GBP £4,305
NZD $8,290
ZAR R74,520
CHF FR6,200

Visit Southern Africa and travel from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Tour Orange River, Fish River Canyon, the Etosha... View trip

Okavango & Beyond

9 days from
USD $1,895
CAD $1,950
AUD $1,915
EUR €1,295
GBP £1,100
NZD $2,125
ZAR R18,820
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