Best Africa Vacations

When it comes to once in a lifetime holidays, Africa is an ideal destination with things to do and places to see that will thrill couples, families and adventurers of all ages. We’ve travelled the length and breadth of this magnificent continent to handpick the best lodges, discover places of exceptional scenic beauty and test all the ways guests can explore and encounter Africa’s wildlife, reserves and culture.

You can trust our tried-and-tested best Africa safaris because they are based on firsthand travel in all the destinations we recommend. We don’t sell one-size-fits all travel, so you can count on our expertise to tailor every safari holiday to your individual likes and wishes.

A safari holiday can be utterly decadent and one of the most romantic vacations on earth. From bucket list adventures for couples to Africa’s most luxurious bedrooms, a safari honeymoon or wedding anniversary in East Africa combines the perfect balance of thrilling action and pampered relaxation. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in our best romantic Africa vacations and our top bush and beach holidays.

If you’re planning a holiday for a small group of friends or family, you’ll love the privacy and independence of Africa’s fully serviced safari villas complete with dedicated staff, guides and private vehicles. Destinations like Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe are especially good for small groups while malaria-free reserves in South Africa are ideal for kids of all ages.

We’ve compiled a lust list of Africa’s ultimate vacations, our best of the best, featuring ultra-luxury accommodation and natural wonders, and 5-star experiences in the most stunning settings.

Best Africa Vacations: Our Experts Recommend

  • Family East Africa's Mara, Serengeti & Zanzibar

    From $17650
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 14 days
    Destinations visited: Masai Mara, Tanzania, Serengeti, Kenya, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar

    Experience the ultimate family safari in the Masai Mara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater combined with luxury & relaxation in a Zanzibar retreat.

  • Adventure Namibia & Botswana

    From $14060
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 14 days
    Destinations visited: Damaraland, Sossusvlei, Linyanti, Namibia, Okavango Delta, Botswana

    Comprising an ultra-premium itinerary, this epic adventure connects Namibia & Botswana’s elite safari camps for an unsurpassable wildlife experience.

  • Cape Town to Tanzania by Rail & Zanzibar

    From $15950
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 22 days
    Destinations visited: South Africa, Pemba Island, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Dar Es Salaam, Victoria Falls, Madikwe, Zambia, Zanzibar

    Inspired by the glory days of rail travel, this luxurious train journey also includes a tropical beach getaway on glorious Pemba Island, off the coast of Zanzibar.

  • Romantic Chobe, Delta & Mozambique Island

    From $13640
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 15 days
    Destinations visited: Okavango Delta, Quirimbas, Chobe, Mozambique, Botswana

    What an itinerary: kick off with incredible accommodation and game viewing at Botswana's best big game destinations and then it's nothing less than a week on a private Indian Ocean island .

  • Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou, Falls, Hwange & Mana

    From $12980
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 12 days
    Destinations visited: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Mana Pools National Park

    Discover the best safari areas in Zimbabwe, like Mana Pools & Hwange, combined with Victoria Falls, to make this the perfect adventure for wildlife lovers.

  • Adventure Kafue, Zambezi & Kariba

    From $8530
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 9 days
    Destinations visited: Zambia, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Lower Zambezi, Kafue National Park

    Combine two of Zambia’s wildlife hotspots, Busanga Plains & the Lower Zambezi, with a host of activities at Toka Leya, close to Victoria Falls

  • Romantic Cape, Kruger, Falls & Zambezi

    From $7760
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 13 days
    Destinations visited: Kruger, Zambia, Victoria Falls, Cape Town, South Africa

    Four of the region's must-sees are packed into this tour - kick off with a self-drive adventure in Cape Town before settling back for 2 huge wildlife destinations and thundering Victoria Falls.

  • Romantic Cape Town, Rail & Kruger

    From $6310
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 10 days
    Destinations visited: Kruger, Cape Town, South Africa

    Fabulous accommodation is only part of the glamour of this well-balanced tour - combine stunning Cape Town with the elegance of a luxury rail trip before ending with a classic Big 5 safari.

  • Namibia's Sossusvlei, Damaraland & Kunene Fly-In

    From $4340
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 7 days
    Destinations visited: Damaraland, Sossusvlei, Namibia

    Some of Namibia's wildest and most remote destinations are made easy with this fly-in safari - prepare for incredible scenery, surprisingly good game viewing and fascinating cultural interactions.

  • Family Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

    From $3820
    Per person sharing
    Tour duration: 11 days
    Destinations visited: Kruger, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Cape Town, South Africa

    A great option for a first safari holiday, Southern Africa's 3 heavyweight attractions are blended on this well-paced tour and you'll enjoy plenty of time at each destination.

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