Eco-Holidays in Africa

Ever wondered what effect your African safari or holiday is having on the local environment you’re visiting? Take a moment to reflect: Africa has her share of amazing luxury lodges and incomparable wildlife experiences but the continent is the world’s poorest and her people and ecosystems beset by all manner of hardships and challenges.

Happily, there’s a new approach to African travel: eco-holidays in Africa. Operators, lodges and wildlife authorities all over the continent are actively promoting responsible, sustainable, eco-friendly travel to Africa, working not only to conserve the natural environment but also to give back to local communities.

Indeed, communities across Africa have been considerably uplifted by such initiatives: employment is generated by training disadvantaged community members to become guides, support staff or chefs; life skills like computer literacy and HIV awareness are provided; and in many cases, tribal communities such as the Kenyan and Tanzanian Maasai are now genuinely involved in the management of their traditional lands that have been set aside for tourism.

Other responsible travel role players support wildlife and conservation initiatives by funding animal rehabilitation centres, promoting awareness about rare fauna and flora and encouraging sustainable environmental programmes. Look out for lodges that are eco-friendly and recycle their waste, grow organic vegetables and use solar power or try an African eco-holiday that puts you at the heart of the community and its development projects.

It’s easy to get carried away by the magic of Africa but why not ensure your African holiday or safari has purpose and makes a meaningful contribution to the continent?

Check out our selection of African hotels and lodges who are actively involved in making a difference to Africa or find the best African eco-safari or holiday from our hand-picked list. Should you need more information or advice, simply contact one of our African Safari Experts for assistance.

Kenya's Community & Conservation Safari

From $5,030 per person sharing
9 days
This safari is a Trip With A Purpose
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Highlights

Private conservancies for off-the-beaten-track game viewing. Nature walks with Maasai guides.

Destinations visited
Amboseli National Park Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi

Luxury Eco Safari in Botswana

From $16,080 per person sharing
7 days
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Highlights

Stay at three of the best eco-friendly luxury safari camps in Botswana. Flying to each destination gives you more time on safari.

Destinations visited
Botswana Linyanti Okavango Delta
8 days
Stay at Nairobi Tented Camp in Nairobi National Park. Meet the traditional Maasai while staying at Porini Amboseli Camp. Exterior view of the tented suites at Porini Amboseli Camp. Enjoy game drives through Amboseli National Park. Stroll beside the Maasai on guided walks at Porini Mara Camp. Be treated to a delicious lunch in a private conservancy in the Masai Mara. Spot the resident lions of Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the famous Masai Mara. Share stories about the day's adventures around the campfire at Porini Lion Camp.
Highlights

Stay in a private conservancies to escape the crowds. Enjoy day and night game drives.

Destinations visited
Amboseli National Park Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi
7 days
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Highlights

Private 4x4 road safari through Kenya's best wildlife destinations. Affordable 7-day itinerary for Kenya.

Destinations visited
Amboseli National Park Kenya Masai Mara

Family Botswana's Okavango Delta & Kalahari

From $8,145 per person sharing
8 days
Camp Okuti rooms overlooking a water channel. Rewarding game drives in the Moremi. The Camp Okuti jetty leads you to where your mokoro or boat safaris begin. Aerial view of Shinde Footsteps Camp in the Okavango Delta. Incredible sighting on a walking safari. Warm up by the fire after sunset at Footsteps Camp. Golden hour silhouettes at Camp Kalahari.  Camp Kalahari tent with a view.
Highlights

Experience an authentic safari, orientated towards families. Go on motor-boat excursions in Moremi.

Destinations visited
Botswana Kalahari Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Tanzania's Mnemba Private Island

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7 days
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Highlights

Spend a week on a private island. Enjoy white sand & beautiful coral reefs.

Destinations visited
Tanzania Zanzibar

Honeymoon Kruger & Seychelles' Mahe

From $13,365 per person sharing
9 days
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Highlights

Fly-in safari & beach holiday. Award-winning accommodation.

Destinations visited
Kruger National Park Mahe Island Seychelles South Africa
9 days
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Highlights

Tanzania's top safari destinations. Excellent year-round game viewing.

Destinations visited
Lake Manyara Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti Tanzania

Adventurer Family Botswana's Delta

From $3,180 per person sharing
4 days
The lodge is nestled under tall trees providing shade through the day, as well as welcoming many species of birds. With a focus on walking safaris, you can experience the delta more intimately. Shinde Footsteps welcomes family and children can enjoy age-appropriate activities which makes the safari more exciting and interactive for younger guests. A small, but beautiful camp with the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity. The family tent at Shinde Footsteps. Relax in the lounge where you can spot animals as they wander past camp.
Highlights

Explore the Delta waterways by mokoro. Go on guided walks with a professional guide.

Destinations visited
Botswana Okavango Delta

Adventurer Congo's Gorillas & Forest Experience

From $14,535 per person sharing
8 days
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Highlights

Unique forest wildlife & amazing bird watching. Two gorilla treks plus water-based activities & nature walks.

Destinations visited
Congo Odzala National Park
7 days
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Highlights

See the famous Victoria Falls. Excellent elephant sightings at Chobe.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Okavango Delta Victoria Falls Zambia

Family Botswana's Khwai River & Linyanti Channel

From $7,875 per person sharing
7 days
Glide along in a traditional mokoro. Exceptional wildlife encounters on game drives. Child-friendly, safari activities. Kids can enjoy the swimming pool while mom and dad relax. Linyanti Ebony exterior at night. Take a walking safari. Massive elephant herds crossing in front of camp. Share stories of the day and its adventures at Khwai Leadwood.
Highlights

Air transfers between camps. Spacious family suites throughout.

Destinations visited
Botswana Chobe National Park Linyanti Moremi Game Reserve Okavango Delta

Historian's Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Kenya

From $12,960 per person sharing
14 days
Entrance to the Mount Nelson. Looking up at Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront | Go2Africa Frolic in the water of Blue Flag beaches in Cape Town. Departure day at Rovos Rail station. The exterior of The Victoria Falls Hotel. View of the Victoria Falls sprays from the Victoria Falls Hotel as you enjoy their famous high tea. Victoria Falls at sunset. Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages in Nairobi.
Highlights

Private day tour of the Cape Winelands. Private tour of Robben Island and Cape Town city.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Johannesburg Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi
14 days
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Highlights

See the extraordinary Wildebeest Migration in season. Seek out Big 5 game viewing.

Destinations visited
Arusha Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi Ngorongoro Crater
10 days
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Highlights

Great Wildebeest Migration viewing from specialist camps in Kenya or Tanzania. Full-day Ngorongoro Crater Big 5 safari in Tanzania.

Destinations visited
Arusha Kenya Lake Manyara Masai Mara Ngorongoro Crater
10 days
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Highlights

Coffee tasting in Arusha. Guided walk in Tarangire.

Destinations visited
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