Hidden Gems of Africa Safari Tours

Our Hidden Gems safaris are immersive journeys that redefine the traditional way of travelling. Carefully curated by our Product Managers, these trips include privately owned and run camps that care deeply for their environment & people, unique experiences in the most remote and exclusive destinations in Africa, and provide a personalised and off-the-beaten-track experience that will change your perception of travel.

These itineraries are a collection of rarities that make travelling worthwhile. This means exploring exceptional locations (remote or up-and-coming), travelling with a small footprint but big positive impact, and keeping experiences intimate, personal and passion-fueled.

Browse our recommended Hidden Gem tours & safaris below, or get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts to help you tailor-make an itinerary based on your travel wishes:

Best Hidden Gems Tours & Safaris

Zimbabwe's Hidden Gems Wildlife Safari

From R189,465 per person sharing
12 days
Enjoy the serenity of the gardens.
Highlights

Marvel at incredible Victoria Falls on the Zambian side. Up-close encounters with elephants around camp.

Destinations visited
Hwange National Park Lake Kariba Mana Pools Zimbabwe
9 days
Highlights

Witness the Great Migration in season. Private concessions ensure flexibility & exclusivity.

Destinations visited
Kenya Laikipia Masai Mara Nairobi Samburu

Luxury Tanzania Safari

From R205,375 per person sharing
8 days
Exterior of Legendary Lodge. Breakfast with a view at Legendary Lodge. Cottage interior at Legendary Lodge. Tent interior at Little Chem Chem. View a sunset at Lake Burunge. Big-game territory on the edge of the Tarangire National Park. Exterior of Mwiba Lodge. Dance with the Datonga tribe near Mwiba Lodge.
Highlights

Stay at luxury safari accommodations in private game reserves. Fantastic elephant sightings in Tarangire.

Destinations visited
Arusha Serengeti Tanzania Tarangire

Namibia's Desert Flying Safari

From R145,510 per person sharing
7 days
Kwessi Dunes bedroom exteriors. Kwessi Dunes swimming pool. Bedroom interior. Hoanib Valley Camp is situated in the remote Sesfontein Community Conservation Area in Namibia’s Koakoveld. Drinks around the fire at Hoanib. Uniquely designed solar powered cabins. Shipwreck lodge bedroom interior. Bush breakfast.
Highlights

Take in Namibia’s mesmerising scenery from the air. Visit the iconic sand dunes at Sossusvlei.

Destinations visited
Namib Desert Namibia Skeleton Coast

Great-value Livingstone Falls & Lower Zambezi River

From R92,075 per person sharing
7 days
Baines' River Camp, set on the northern bank of the Zambezi River. Enjoy spectacular views of the Zambezi River as the sun sets. Game drives, river cruises & canoe safaris. Excellent location in big game country.
Highlights

A packed week of dramatic scenery and fantastic wildlife viewing. Luxurious river-front accommodation with unspoilt views.

Destinations visited
Victoria Falls Zambia

Luxurious Cape, Wine, Whales & Garden Route

From R155,805 per person sharing
16 days
Revel in luxury surroundings while staying in Cape Town. The Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is the perfect retreat. Sit on the porch and sip award-winning wine in the Cape Winelands. Grootbos Forest Lodge is a wild escape. Experience some of the best whale watching in South Africa. The Plettenberg Hotel has awe-inspiring views. Soak up the sun on beach days. Escape to the African wilds while not compromising on luxury.
Highlights

See the Boulders Beach penguins. Enjoy fine wines & cuisine in Franschhoek.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Cape Winelands Eastern Cape Garden Route South Africa
11 days
Aerial view of Camp Hwange. Luxury accommodation at Camp Hwange. Explore the wilds of Zimbabwe. Elephant encounters on game drives. Exceptional wildlife sightings. Luxury accommodation at Camp Hwange. Rest your head after a day of adventure at the Wallow. Walking safaris.
Highlights

Day & night Big 5 game drives. Safari walks with expert guides.

Destinations visited
Hwange National Park Matobo National Park Matusadona National Park Victoria Falls Zambia

South Luangwa's 4x4, Walking & Bike Safari

From R103,140 per person sharing
8 days
Thrilling microlight flights over the national park take off in the soft light of dawn. Enjoy a morning brew by th fire at Tafika. Simple but spacious & comfortable, Tafika's chalets have two double beds, each protected by mosquito nets. Chikoko Tree Camp is set far from roads & vehicles: the emphasis is firmly on the walking experience. Hop on a mountain bike and set out on an animal-filled excursion. Hot afternoons at Chikoko are best spent in the shade with binoculars at hand. With only six chalets, owner-run Tafika Camp has a very intimate & personalised atmosphere. A hearty breakfast with fresh coffee is your well-deserved reward after a morning walking safari.
Highlights

Twice-daily walking safaris in pristine wilderness. Rangers are very knowledgeable & experienced.

Destinations visited
South Luangwa National Park Zambia
11 days
Battle field tour Horse riding Swimming pool Luxury bedroom Game drive at Phinda Forest Lodge. Rhino conservation activity Game drive Night game drive at Phinda.
Highlights

Prepare meals with an award-winning chef. Hike or horse ride in the Drakensberg.

Destinations visited
KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
10 days
Exterior of tent A sensational sunset. Wildlife Exterior of bedroom at Rhino river camp Swimming pool area at Rhino river camp Pool area at Rhino river camp Game drive
Highlights

Hot-air ballooning over the Masai Mara Reserve. Small exclusive camps that offer an authentic safari experience.

Destinations visited
Amboseli National Park Kenya Masai Mara Nairobi
10 days
Sunset game drive Walking safari in Mosi Oa Tunya National Park, Zambia. Interior of your luxury bedroom View from the deck Dinner on the river bank Exterior of Thorntree River Lodge Main swimming pool Victoria Falls.
Highlights

Track elephants and rhinos by foot. Private sunrise and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River.

Destinations visited
Hwange National Park Victoria Falls Zambia Zimbabwe

Romantic Kruger & Zimbabwe

From R364,290 per person sharing
9 days
Leopard sightings at Singita Ebony Lodge. A unique boma dinner. Relax around the fire. Wildlife game drives for a better view at Singita Ebony Lodge. Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa. Saxon Hotel entrance. Exceptional views from the swimming pool at Singita Pamushana. Enjoy majestic game drives.
Highlights

Ultra-luxurious accommodation & fine dining. Exclusive & private safari.

Destinations visited
Kruger National Park South Africa Zimbabwe

South & North Luangwa Safari

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8 days
Buffalo herd sighting. Walking safari with hippos in sight. Set on the Luangwa River, Tafika Camp mixes walking safaris with game drives & even microlight flights. Sunsets at Tafika Camp. Lion sigting. Remote hide at Tafika Camp. Biking safari, close to a member of the Big5. Tafika Camp chalet interior.
Highlights

Extended walking safaris in pristine wilderness. Passionate & experienced rangers.

Destinations visited
South Luangwa National Park Zambia