A guide to where to go on safari
The diverse desert, forest and savannah habitats across this vast continent mean that there’s an incredible choice of places to go on safari. The options might seem a little overwhelming at first, but we’re here to help. We’ve travelled all around Africa and have been seeking out the best spots for more than 40 years. Ask us about our recommended places to see herds of rhino, where (and when) you can hope to spot the Great Wildebeest Migration, and how you can go on guided bush walks with Maasai warriors.
For a classic 4x4 or fly-in safari holiday, we love the wide open savannah of Kenya’s Maasai Mara and the Tanzania’s Serengeti. Play hide and seek with lions, leopards and cheetahs in the long grasses, see masses of plains game like wildebeest and zebra, and watch the circle of life in action. For breathtaking views, the Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre that has guaranteed game year-round, with a whopping 30,000 animals.
In South Africa, the rolling plains and bushland are ideal for spotting the Big Five in the comforts of a private game reserve. For a safari with a difference, Botswana has some of the best water safari experiences, while Zimbabwe is excellent for walking safaris in lesser-visited national parks and Namibia has epic backdrops of dunes and salt pans. And then there’s Rwanda, where towering bamboo forests are home to chimps and mountain gorillas.
Whether you’re hoping to spot the Big Five or something a little rarer, we can help you decide where to go on your safari holiday.