Best African Safari Tours: Our Top 10 Picks

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 Park, Cape Town, Masai 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.

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. East Africa's Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration

Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 6 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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.

Tour highlights

  • Unmatched viewing of the Big 5
  • Collection of Africa's best lodges
  • Day & night game drives
  • Witness the Great Migration in full-swing
  • Nature walks & mountain bike experiences

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Why go to Masai Mara for Safari
Why go to Serengeti for Safari

2. Honeymoon Cape Town and Kruger

Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 4 | Accommodation Visited: 2

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.

Tour highlights

  • Exceptional collection of accommodation
  • Five-star cuisine & service
  • Superb Big 5 game viewing
  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided safari walks

Best for these traveller types

Couples & Honeymooners

See also:

9 Best things to do in Cape Town
5 Best beaches in Cape Town

3. Private Guided Botswana, Vic Falls and Zimbabwe

Duration: 14 Days | Destinations Visited: 7 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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

Tour highlights

  • Discover the Okavango Delta on a mokoro
  • Marvel at the Victoria Falls
  • Game drives & nature walks in Hwange & Matabos
  • Private guide accompanies you all the way
  • Can be tailored to specialist interests

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Best guide to Victoria Falls
Best Victoria Falls Activities

4. Crater, Serengeti & Masai Mara

Duration: 10 Days | Destinations Visited: 6 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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.

Tour highlights

  • Fly-in convenience & luxurious accommodation
  • Amazing year-round game viewing
  • Big 5 sightings & Wildebeest Migration
  • Game drives, walks, horseback safaris & birding
  • Family-friendly lodges & activities

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

What you Didn’t Know about the Wildebeest Migration
What you will see in the Masai Mara Green Season

5. Tanzania Migration & Uganda Gorillas

Duration: 15 Days | Destinations Visited: 8 | Accommodation Visited: 6

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.

Tour highlights

  • See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Seek out Big 5 game viewing
  • Life-changing gorilla trekking in Uganda's lush rainforests
  • Cultural encounters with the Batwa people
  • Night game drives in search of elusive nocturnal animals

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

6. Best of Namibia & Botswana Adventure

Duration: Days | Destinations Visited: | Accommodation Visited:

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.

Tour highlights

  • Explore Namib Naukluft from a remote desert camp
  • Sleep-outs under the Milky Way
  • Encounter desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland
  • Hot-air balloon, quad-bike & mountain-bike rides
  • Encounter ancient San Bushman rock art & petrified forests

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Why go to Botswana for Safari
8 Best Namibia Safari Tour

7. Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Mozambique

Duration: 14 Days | Destinations Visited: 7 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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.

Tour highlights

  • Luxury apartment in trendy city neighbourhood
  • 2 full-day tours in Cape Town
  • Complimentary chauffeur to V&A Waterfront
  • Game viewing with Shangaan trackers
  • Spot-lit night drives & walking safaris

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

8. Cape Town to Tanzania by Rail & Zanzibar

Duration: 22 Days | Destinations Visited: 5 | Accommodation Visited: 3

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.

Tour highlights

  • Explore vibrant Cape Town
  • See Table Mountain & the Cape Winelands
  • Travel on the world's most luxurious train
  • Enjoy a malaria-free Big 5 safari
  • Take a tour of mighty Victoria Falls

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

9. Scenic Tanzania Safari

Duration: Days | Destinations Visited: | Accommodation Visited:

Explore some of the most beautiful wildlife regions in Tanzania on this sensational 9-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.

Tour highlights

  • Walking safaris in Tarangire & Serengeti
  • Excellent game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Savour farm-fresh coffee in Arusha
  • Seek out nocturnal animals on night drives
  • Excellent birding near Tarangire wetland

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Why go to Tanzania for Safari

Best South Africa Safari Trips

10. Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Seychelles

Duration: Days | Destinations Visited: | Accommodation Visited:

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.

Tour highlights

  • An over-the-top luxurious safari
  • Stay at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront at the city's top hotels
  • See the Big 5 in the iconic Sabi Sands at Singita
  • Enjoy spa treatments in the wilderness
  • Indulge in an ocean-edge romantic dinner

Best for these traveller types

Couples & Honeymooners

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 Park, Cape Town, Masai 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.

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. East Africa's Mara, Crater & Serengeti Migration

Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 6 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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.

Tour highlights

  • Unmatched viewing of the Big 5
  • Collection of Africa's best lodges
  • Day & night game drives
  • Witness the Great Migration in full-swing
  • Nature walks & mountain bike experiences

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Why go to Masai Mara for Safari
Why go to Serengeti for Safari

2. Honeymoon Cape Town and Kruger

Duration: 9 Days | Destinations Visited: 4 | Accommodation Visited: 2

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.

Tour highlights

  • Exceptional collection of accommodation
  • Five-star cuisine & service
  • Superb Big 5 game viewing
  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided safari walks

Best for these traveller types

Couples & Honeymooners

See also:

9 Best things to do in Cape Town
5 Best beaches in Cape Town

3. Private Guided Botswana, Vic Falls and Zimbabwe

Duration: 14 Days | Destinations Visited: 7 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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

Tour highlights

  • Discover the Okavango Delta on a mokoro
  • Marvel at the Victoria Falls
  • Game drives & nature walks in Hwange & Matabos
  • Private guide accompanies you all the way
  • Can be tailored to specialist interests

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Best guide to Victoria Falls
Best Victoria Falls Activities

4. Crater, Serengeti & Masai Mara

Duration: 10 Days | Destinations Visited: 6 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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.

Tour highlights

  • Fly-in convenience & luxurious accommodation
  • Amazing year-round game viewing
  • Big 5 sightings & Wildebeest Migration
  • Game drives, walks, horseback safaris & birding
  • Family-friendly lodges & activities

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

What you Didn’t Know about the Wildebeest Migration
What you will see in the Masai Mara Green Season

5. Tanzania Migration & Uganda Gorillas

Duration: 15 Days | Destinations Visited: 8 | Accommodation Visited: 6

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.

Tour highlights

  • See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Seek out Big 5 game viewing
  • Life-changing gorilla trekking in Uganda's lush rainforests
  • Cultural encounters with the Batwa people
  • Night game drives in search of elusive nocturnal animals

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

6. Best of Namibia & Botswana Adventure

Duration: Days | Destinations Visited: | Accommodation Visited:

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.

Tour highlights

  • Explore Namib Naukluft from a remote desert camp
  • Sleep-outs under the Milky Way
  • Encounter desert-adapted wildlife in Damaraland
  • Hot-air balloon, quad-bike & mountain-bike rides
  • Encounter ancient San Bushman rock art & petrified forests

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Why go to Botswana for Safari
8 Best Namibia Safari Tour

7. Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Mozambique

Duration: 14 Days | Destinations Visited: 7 | Accommodation Visited: 4

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.

Tour highlights

  • Luxury apartment in trendy city neighbourhood
  • 2 full-day tours in Cape Town
  • Complimentary chauffeur to V&A Waterfront
  • Game viewing with Shangaan trackers
  • Spot-lit night drives & walking safaris

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

8. Cape Town to Tanzania by Rail & Zanzibar

Duration: 22 Days | Destinations Visited: 5 | Accommodation Visited: 3

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.

Tour highlights

  • Explore vibrant Cape Town
  • See Table Mountain & the Cape Winelands
  • Travel on the world's most luxurious train
  • Enjoy a malaria-free Big 5 safari
  • Take a tour of mighty Victoria Falls

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

9. Scenic Tanzania Safari

Duration: Days | Destinations Visited: | Accommodation Visited:

Explore some of the most beautiful wildlife regions in Tanzania on this sensational 9-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.

Tour highlights

  • Walking safaris in Tarangire & Serengeti
  • Excellent game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Savour farm-fresh coffee in Arusha
  • Seek out nocturnal animals on night drives
  • Excellent birding near Tarangire wetland

Best for these traveller types

Couples, Honeymooners, Families & Groups

See also:

Why go to Tanzania for Safari

Best South Africa Safari Trips

10. Honeymoon Cape Town, Kruger & Seychelles

Duration: Days | Destinations Visited: | Accommodation Visited:

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.

Tour highlights

  • An over-the-top luxurious safari
  • Stay at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront at the city's top hotels
  • See the Big 5 in the iconic Sabi Sands at Singita
  • Enjoy spa treatments in the wilderness
  • Indulge in an ocean-edge romantic dinner

Best for these traveller types

Couples & Honeymooners