You can book an all-inclusive safari vacation in most of Africa’s top destinations. But it’s worth keeping in mind that all-inclusive accommodation packages are common for lodges, camps and resorts. Hotels usually offer bed-and-breakfast rates. Depending on the mix of accommodations and attractions in your itinerary, your safari holiday may well include a stopover in a hotel on a bed-and-breakfast basis. For African safari vacations that are 100% all-inclusive, browse our sample itineraries.
The all-inclusive South African vacations we recommend feature luxury safari lodges in the superb private game reserves adjoining the legendary Kruger National Park. Home to the Big 5, safari favourites from zebra to giraffe, and some of Africa’s best and most reliable leopard sightings, the Kruger is a superb safari destination. Choose an all-inclusive safari in South Africa for easy logistics, phenomenal game viewing and the very best in flawless service, luxurious accommodations and fine dining in wilderness settings.
Botswana is a phenomenal big game destination and home to a diverse range of prime safari areas. Its enormous reserves have stable, year-round populations of plains game plus the Big 5. The country offers Africa’s most reliable sightings of big breeding herds of elephant and some of its largest lion prides. Botswana is also a birder’s paradise, with around 600 species to see, including rare migratory birds. Choose an all-inclusive Botswana safari for exclusive lodges set in the unique landscapes of the Okavango Delta, Linyanti and Chobe. You can expect a classic safari experience filled with elegance, comfort and unforgettable game viewing.
Kenya is home to the world-famous Wildebeest Migration and Africa’s legendary Masai Mara National Reserve. The Mara delivers superb year-round game viewing, thanks to its stable population of resident wildlife. This top safari destination also combines well with tropical islands like Zanzibar. Choose an all-inclusive Kenya safari vacation for superb game viewing, elegant tented camps, incredible scenic beauty and fascinating cultural encounters with the Maasai and Samburu people.
Tanzania is famous for its iconic savannah landscapes teeming with wildlife as well as the tropical spice island of Zanzibar, just off its coast. Few safari destinations can match Tanzania for the sheer diversity of attractions: from scenery and game viewing to cultural encounters and powder-soft beaches. Choose an all-inclusive Tanzania safari to encounter the Wildebeest Migration’s mega-herds in the Serengeti, Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions and the Ngorongoro Crater’s reliable Big 5 sightings. Expect the warmest hospitality, luxurious lodges and extraordinary game viewing.
Indian Ocean Islands
Postcard-perfect turquoise waters, palm-fringed white-sand beaches, spice markets and romantic dhow sailing boats. These are the images of Africa’s tropical paradises. The islands of Zanzibar, Quirimbas, Bazaruto or even Mauritius and the Seychelles combine perfectly with big game safaris on the mainland. After early-morning game drives and the dramatic thrills of Africa’s predators hunting plains game, heading to a sun-drenched island for some well-deserved R&R is the ideal way to crown your safari vacation. Choose an all-inclusive Indian Ocean island for beautiful beaches, fusion cuisine, fascinating spice tours, a range of water sports and some of the world’s best dive sites.
Plus Other Top Destinations
The best trips are always a combination of different African experiences. All of the top safari destinations can be easily combined with other regions such as:
- Cape Town – explore Africa’s most celebrated city and experience the gastronomic delights of the Cape Winelands.
- Victoria Falls – the world's biggest waterfall is a great end-point of an all-inclusive safari in Zimbabwe or Zambia.
- Uganda or Rwanda – sit with endangered gorillas in their rainforest habitat and observe the fascinating family dynamics of our ancient relatives.
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