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Welcome to Go2Africa. Since 1998 we have been planning trips the length and breadth of the continent. The secret to our success?  Our commitment to first-hand knowledge of every destination, lodge and activity we recommend. Collectively, we spend more than 365 days a year on safari to ensure you get the best, unbiased advice.  

 

We won’t show you the world; we'll show you Africa, better than anyone else.

Based in Cape Town,
South Africa
3000+ safari partners
across Africa
Assistance & local know-how
whenever you need it

Africa's Top Wildlife Experiences

Whether you are dreaming of a first-hand meeting with the Big 5, getting up close and personal to a gorilla, witnessing one of the planet's most spectacular natural events, or simply relaxing on a pristine beach, our experts will tell you how and where to do it.

Why Travel With Go2Africa?

We are African

Based in Cape Town, our team of experts are all born and raised in Africa. We spend our own holidays on safari, and understand what goes into making every trip a once in a life-time experience.

We are safari experts

We have first-hand knowledge of every single destination, lodge and activity we recommend. Collectively, we spend more than 365 days a year on safari to ensure you get the best, unbiased advice.

Our best price promise

Our size and trusted relationships with Africa’s top operators give us access to the best possible rates. If you find a better quote for your itinerary, let us know and we’ll match it.

Your money stays in Africa

 As an African company, we ensure 100% of the money from your safari stays in Africa, supporting local communities and conservation projects, making a difference long after you return home.

24/7 on-safari support

Book with us and we’ll be alongside you from our first chat, offering 24/7 assistance and local know-how from the right time zone, whenever you need it.

Complete financial protection

Your money is safe with us. All our clients are protected by our supplier default insurance and our accreditation bond with the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association.

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Top African Safari Destinations

Whether it's your first safari or your twentieth, our Africa Safari Experts can tailor-make any vacation to make it the trip of a lifetime, every time. We know and love these destinations, and hope the guides will be a great starting point for your safari planning.

Trips To Inspire

Be inspired by a selection of our favourite African safari tours. From romantic honeymoons to family-friendly holidays – all completely flexible and arranged to your travel needs.

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Where To Travel When

Timing is everything. Planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park or spend your Honeymoon in the Seychelles? Explore our guidelines – based on our expert, on-the-ground knowledge of Africa’s travel seasons.

Our Top Picks for January(1 of 6)

Kalahari Desert - Botswana

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 28 Celsius 82 Fahrenheit

What

Excellent birding, game viewing and the zebra migration in the now-green Kalahari Desert.

Why

January falls within Botswana’s intense rainy season, making animals hard to find in the northern parts of the country like Chobe National Park. The Kalahari is in the south, however, and being a desert, doesn’t receive the same level of rain. But what rain it does receive transforms it from red sand to green grazing, attracting predators, prey and plenty of migrant and resident birds.

Zebra migration through Nxai and Makgadikgadi Pans.

When to book

The Kalahari is not nearly as visited as Botswana’s superstar wilderness areas, the Okavango Delta and Chobe. You should be able to get good accommodation and rates without booking too far in advance.

Good to know

Read our seasonal guide to planning your Botswana safari and our expert advice for amateur photographers on how to photograph birds on your safari.

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Our Top Picks for January(2 of 6)

Quirimbas Archipelago - Mozambique

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 27 Celsius 81 Fahrenheit

What

Diving in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

Why

Near-perfect conditions with excellent visibility. The very brief rain showers cool down the heat of the long, sunny days.

When to book

Mozambique is one of Africa’s undiscovered gems but January is popular because it coincides with regional school holidays.

Good to know

How to combine Mozambique with the Kruger National Park.

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Our Top Picks for January(3 of 6)

Zanzibar - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 27 Celsius 80 Fahrenheit

What

Diving off Zanzibar.

Why

Zanzibar is an island off the Indian Coast of Tanzania and averages only five rainy days for the month of January. The south of the main island offers the best diving conditions while the north has the best sunset views. For exceptional reef diving and snorkeling, head to the exclusive outlying islands of Pemba, Mafia and Mnemba. Zanzibar is also home to Stone Town, a World Heritage Site with plenty to see and do. A beach holiday on Zanzibar is the perfect way to relax after the early morning wake-up calls of a Southern Serengeti safari.

When to book

Because the island has almost perfect weather, it is very popular so secure the best accommodation as soon as you can. Sought-after places like Pemba and Mafia have a very amount of accommodation available – there are no large resorts here.

Good to know

Our best dive lodges.

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Our Top Picks for January(4 of 6)

Southern Serengeti - Tanzania

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 17 Celsius 63 Fahrenheit

What

Calving season during the Great Wildebeest Migration.

Why

The herds mass in the Southern Serengeti at this time of year to take advantage of the excellent grazing – depending on whether good rains fell in time – that will sustain their calves. About 8 000 calves are born every day and there is plenty of predator action from lions, hyenas, leopards, wild dogs and jackals. Game drives will take you to the heart of the action.

When to book

This is considered the low or Green Season in Serengeti National Park and is much less-visited than the mid-year high season. You generally don’t need to book too far in advance to get accommodation. Bear in mind that the time around New Year will be busier as local Tanzanian families go on holiday.

Good to know

Read our expert blogs on how the Great Migration works and find out about the Top 5 things you may not realise about the Migration.

Watch our animated video of how the Migration works.

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Our Top Picks for January(5 of 6)

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 11 Celsius 64 Fahrenheit

What

Trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Why

January generally coincides with a short dry spell, making it easier and more comfortable to trek because there is less rain and mud.

When to book

All gorilla-trekking destinations issue a limited number of permits per day and there is limited accommodation available in remote parks like Bwindi. Book as soon as you decide to go trekking to avoid disappointment – peak dry season is very popular.

Good to know

Read our expert blog on the basics of gorilla trekking.

Watch our video series on gorilla trekking, from shopping for the trip and vaccinations to the moment you spot the gorillas for the first time.

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Our Top Picks for January(6 of 6)

Cape Town & Garden Route

SeasonHigh Summer Average Temperature for January 20 Celsius 68 Fahrenheit

What

Self-drive road trip or private guided tour of Cape Town, the surrounding Cape Winelands and the Garden Route that runs from Cape Town and takes you to Addo Elephant National Park.

Why

Unlike the safari areas in the northern parts of South Africa – the Kruger National Park, Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game Reserve - that are rainy in January, Cape Town and the Garden Route are dry.

When to book

For the first half of January and especially over New Year, as far in advance as possible. This time coincides with the South African school holidays so many local families take their annual vacation now. The local schools reopen in mid-January meaning the second-half of the month is slightly less busy.

Good to know

Read our expert blogs on Cape Town’s best beaches, best sundowner spots, best beach hotels and villas, and on the Constantia Winelands.

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