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Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks

Planning an African safari? Sometimes it helps to have someone do the hard work for you. We've made a careful selection of our best African safari tours, rated most popular by both our Africa Safari Experts and our customers, and have finalised our Top 10 tours in Africa.

Iconic destinations - the Kruger National ParkCape TownMasai Mara and Serengeti - feature highly on these itineraries but so do off-the-beaten-path destinations in Tanzania and Botswana as well as tucked-away beaches in the Seychelles and Mozambique.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
Enthralling game watching by day & superb accommodation by night: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in Tanzania has it all.

Moreover, our top-rated African safari tours have been chosen to offer a range of experiences: romantics and honeymooners will enjoy our idyllic 'safari and beach' combinations while families will appreciate the child-friendly nature of our popular South African safari tours. Accommodation, transfers and activities are all part of our tours so the only thing left to arrange is your international flight. Why not make it extra-easy and have your consultant book your flights too?

Browse our best African tours below for inspiration. If something appeals, simply contact one of our African Safari Experts and they'll take it from there.

1. Luxury Migration, Lake & Crater Safari

One of our best African tours, this 9-day safari kicks off in Kenya's Masai Mara before heading south into Tanzania for the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Focused on wildlife, this is a great opportunity to witness the wildebeest migration so ask us about getting your timing right.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
River crossings are one of the most exciting aspects of the Great Migration across the Serengeti & Masai Mara.

2. Honeymoon Cape Town and Kruger

Two of South Africa's landmark destinations feature on this classic 9-day combination tour and the accommodation ranks among the best on the continent. Expect fine wine, gourmet food, huge views and all the thrills of a Big 5 safari in an exclusive Kruger reserve.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
From Cape Town to Kruger, your journey encompasses South Africa's astonishing natural beauty.

3. Private Guided Botswana, Vic Falls & Zimbabwe

Four incredible southern Africa destinations await the adventure traveller on this 14-day experiential safari: the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana, and Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the unique Matobos in Zimbabwe. With a private guide on safari with you for the duration of the trip, you'll enjoy well-rounded expertise and a completely tailored experience. It's one of our best southern Africa safari tours - ask us about the best time to travel for maximum reward. 

Best African Safari Tours - Private Guided Botswana & Zimbabwe
Elephants are a favourite animal to spot in Hwange National Park, particularly when they gather in large family herds at waterholes.

4. Masai Mara, Serengeti & Selous Luxury Safari

Experience the very best of Kenya and Tanzania on this exclusive safari, as you explore the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Selous Game Reserve. Stay in personalized tented camps, and enjoy quality service and superb crowd-free game viewing. This is authentic Africa at its best. 

Best African Safari Tours - Mara, Serengeti & Selous Safari
From the iconic Masai Mara and Serengeti, travel to Tanzania's remote wilderness, the Selous, for a completely authentic experience.

5. Luxury Kenya Safari & Uganda Gorilla Trekking 

Perfect for the traveller looking for an authentic safari experience, this 14-day Kenya safari and gorilla adventure focuses on special cultural encounters, exceptional game-viewing and breathtaking scenery. Highlights include a balloon safari over the Masai Mara and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda.

Best African Safari Tours - Luxury Kenya Safari & Uganda Gorillas
Unique wildlife experiences - whether you're in Kenya's Masai Mara or Uganda's Bwindi Forest - are the benchmark for this exceptional East Africa safari.

6. Best of Namibia & Botswana

Dividing your time equally between the stark, otherworldy beauty of Namibia and world-class game viewing in private Botswana reserves, this 2-week fly-in safari adventure is one of the best and most luxurious ways to experience the highlights of Southern Africa.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
Namibia & Botswana couldn't be more opposite but both desert & delta offer exemplary wildlife experiences.

7. Cape, Kruger & Mozambique Insights

Start your 2-week vacation in Cape Town, Africa's favourite city. Then search for the Big 5 in a private Kruger reserve before swopping the binoculars for a mask and flippers as you explore the teeming reefs of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Featuring excellent spa facilities throughout, this safari & beach itinerary is perfect as a honeymoon or spoil-me-rotten holiday.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
Divide your time between the beaches of Bazaruto & the Big 5 of Kruger for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

8. Epic Rail Journey across Africa

A genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience: ride the world's most luxurious train on a 3-week journey that packs in a Big 5 safari, iconic sight-seeing and a tropical beach getaway as you sweep across the continent from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
Aptly named the Pride of Africa, Rovos Rail's leisurely pace takes you through glorious African landscapes.

9. Scenic Tanzania Safari

Explore some of the most beautiful wildlife regions in Tanzania on this sensational 10-day safari. Start your journey in the Tarangire National Park before travelling to the Ngorongoro Conservation area for some game viewing on the crater floor, then end off your trip in the Big 5 star of the show - the Serengeti National Park.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
The Ngorogoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the world's largest unbroken caldera, which teems with game.

10. Highlights of Cape Town, Kruger & Seychelles

Sensational accommodation in three of Africa's most sought-after destinations is the order of the day with this diverse and highly rewarding 15-day tour. Perfect for a honeymoon or exclusive celebration, this tour blends the Big 5 with dreamy scenery and luxurious barefoot beach living.

Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks
Both Banyan Tree & Singita offer unparalleled luxury in exquisite settings...

Written by Dominic Chadbon. Connect with him on Google+.

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