Off-the-beaten-track safaris

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Go beyond the most popular safari destinations for wildlife viewing without the crowds. Our off-the-beaten-track safaris dig a little deeper and let you discover often-overlooked national parks, where there aren’t as many vehicles, or take you out on game drives by boat or on foot. These safaris are still luxurious – there’s no roughing it – but are in more adventurous areas or designed to seek out rarer wildlife.

Battlefields

KwaZulu-Natal Bush, Beach & Battlefields Self-Drive

Uncover another side to South Africa on this KwaZulu-Natal self-drive itinerary. Relax on a golden beach in Umhlanga, learn about the moving history of the Battlefields and find mighty African predators and prey in the exclusive Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve.

  • Lesser-visited Big Five private reserve
  • More affordable South Africa safari
  • Insight into Zulu culture
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Stone Town

Bush, Beach & Culture

This off-the-beaten-track safari and beach combo is ideal for experienced travellers and a safari without the crowds. Explore the romantic ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar and enchanting Stone Town; cross vast open spaces in the Selous Game Reserve; and enjoy post-safari relaxation on Pemba’s stunning white sands.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Selous
  • Escape the crowds
  • Bush walks, night drives and boat trips
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Gorilla

Majestic Rwanda

This is the ultimate primate experience. Get up close with mountain gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park and hike through rainforest in search of chimpanzees. Spot chimps swinging through the vines, see gorilla families at play, and watch in awe as a huge silverback muscles its way through the forest.

  • Ultimate primate experience
  • Exclusive experience with limited permits
  • See endangered animals
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Lake Kariba

Unsurpassed Zimbabwe

See Zimbabwe at its wildest on this nine-night luxury fly-in safari. Travel to one of Africa’s top 10 largest national parks, stay in an award-winning camp in one of the best wildlife-viewing spots, and see a Lion King-worthy sunset as you head for the hills in Lake Kariba.

  • Adventurous safari
  • Bi-pedal elephants in Mana Pools
  • Hippos and crocs on Lake Kariba
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Namibia

Namibia Explorer

Namibia is a land of dramatic contrast where the scenery is just mind-blowing. From lunar-like salt pans and ancient old rock carvings to towering orange sand dunes that appear to sweep across the landscape in waves, a journey here really is unlike anywhere else on earth. Uncover the remote delights of this little explored land on this fantastic small group tour across Namibia.

  • Wildlife of Etosha
  • Sand dunes of Sossuveli
  • Rock carvings of Damaraland
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Blue Train

Blue Train & Big Five Safari

Make the journey part of the adventure with a luxury sleeper train experience on this 11-night itinerary. Cover Cape Town’s iconic sights before boarding the Blue Train for a voyage steeped in nostalgia, and end with a sophisticated safari in the lesser-visited Madikwe Game Reserve.

  • Lesser-known, malaria-free Madikwe
  • Big Five viewing
  • Wild dog reserve
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Africa is wild and beautiful. Scorched open plains, rugged coastlines, vine-carpeted valleys and mile-high desert dunes.

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