Experience raw beauty, ever-changing landscapes and an array of exotic flora and fauna
Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili, and every moment you spend with African soil beneath your feet will forever be a precious memory of your journey of self-discovery. Africa is not just a place, it’s an experience.
I am not an early riser but on safari I am ready and waiting at 6am, coffee in hand, in eager anticipation of what each morning’s game drive might bring - every one is unique.
I love Kenya's game parks; from the magnificent Maasai Mara to the smaller parks, each beautiful, full of surprises and fantastic photography opportunities of not only the Big Five, but of a plethora of wildlife, no matter what size.
I’ve watched a pride of lions with young cubs clambering on a tree stump in Lake Naivasha. I’ve shared stories around the camp fire and drifted off to sleep to the sounds of the wild in the luxurious tented camps such as the chic Mara Bushtops and colonial Governors.
I’ve revelled in the private game parks of the Kruger where the comfort of the camps is almost as astounding as the game. Here I’ve tracked rhino on foot and sat and observed a leopard cub and her mother on a dried river bank.
I must warn you ... a safari holiday is like no other ... they can become an addiction."
Simon Hampton, e-Business
It’s raw, pure and inspiring, a plethora of landscapes filled with the treasures of the earth, be it the shocking pink swathe of a thousand flamingos, the immense burnt orange Sossusvlei dunes or the lush green wetlands of the Okavango Delta. Africa must be seen and experienced to be truly understood.
Africa is the home of safari, the annual migration and the Big Five, and here at Kuoni we have a team dedicated to helping you shape your visit to ensure you are captivated by this mighty continent. Whether you dream of roaming the plains of the Maasai Mara by 4x4, flying over the Namib-Naukluft National Park or clambering up the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, we can make it come true.
Whether this is your first time treading the wilds of Africa, or you fell in love many visits ago, we can provide an experience that will stay with you forever. Young or old, single or with family, Africa safari holidays can be tailor made to be an awe-inspiring experience for all travellers.
Read on, and allow us to share with you our passion for this wonderful destination and how to get the most out of your visit.
Rather than choosing your destination first, it can be useful to consider the type of safari that you want. There are a number of factors to take into account, with budget often a solid starting point. But it’s also good to have an idea of how you plan to travel around, if you like the thought of staying in tented camps or traditional lodges, and whether you’re happy to join an organised group safari or would prefer to tailor-make your own.