Safari Tours & Trips
Shhh! There's something truly heart-stopping about pure silence on the African plains. Whether you're focusing your lens on a pack of elephants in Chobe or searching for that classic David Attenborough moment with the Big Five in Serengeti, a safari is the epitome of adventure. From the turtles of the Galapagos to the rhinos of Nepal, the world is full of wildlife experiences just waiting to be witnessed!
Over 250 Safari Packages with 5,839 Reviews
3 Days, 2 Nights Masai Mara Group Joining Safari From Nairobi3 days • (4)"This was a phenomenal trip and one that many wait a lifetime to do. With the cost ..."From $200
6 days great migration safari6 days • (20)"We did a 5 night, 6 day safari with Almighty Kilimanjaro last week and had a wonderful ..."From $3,000
10 Days Experience Uganda’s Exclusive Gorillas and Wildlife10 days • (10)"I had an absolutely amazing trip in Uganda with Mukisa Safaris! I was a solo traveller ..."From $4,303
8 Days, 7 Nights Kenya and Tanzania Private Budget Safari8 days • (1)"perfect guide, good food, customised trip just to our liking with good shuttle service ..."From $2,335
5 Day Northern Tanzania Big 5 Safari5 days • (6)"5 full day safari went bye like a dream, filled with elephants, giraffes, zebras, ..."From $3,000
What to Expect on a Safari Adventure
Delve into local culture
Wildlife spotting is one reason to go on a Safari, but culture is another. If you want to learn a little about rural life and some of the rituals and customs of Africa, then make sure you visit a Maasai village during your safari. Discover the heritage of these remarkable tribal communities, from their traditional jewellery and dancing to the history of their warriors.
Witness geological wonders
Combine your love of animal spotting with the chance to visit some of the world's most beautiful and photogenic nature destinations. Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, for example, is one of the few places in the world where you can discover traces of our earliest ancestors. Rocks in shades of orange sit above grassy plains as dust billows around this geological wonder.
Stay under starry skies
After exploring the open plains and rolling hills, what better way to cement your safari experience than by immersing yourself in the wilderness that surrounds you? After experiencing the extraordinary wildlife, pitch a tent or cosy up in a luxury lodge and fall asleep under the starry African stars. The experience will be something you remember for many years to come!
For an up-close encounter with a majestic beast like a lion, this is the ultimate experience. How many times have you watched a documentary in which mere mortals can observe spectacular species in their natural habitat? Experience it for yourself! A game drive will offer you a chance to venture out into the wild among some of the most exquisite creatures.
Best Safari Adventures in the World
Where to Go on Safari
Animal and nature lovers dream of going on safari, and they're always thrilled with the experience! But before you plan your safari trip, think carefully about what you'd like to see and do: this will help you determine where your next adventure will be! There are safari opportunities outside of Africa, too - try India and Nepal for chances to spot Bengal tigers, Uganda or Rwanda to see elusive gorillas in the wild, or Costa Rica for a jungle safari! Can't decide? We've compiled a list of the best safari destinations to help you plan the right destination for your dream trip.
Other Countries With Great Wildlife Experiences
Places to Start Your Safari
Best National Parks & Game Reserves
Serengeti National Park
Home to the Big Five and the Great Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti is perfect for those looking for a performance on the plains!
Masai Mara National Reserve
The other half of the Great Migration passes through this wildlife-rich game reserve and is perfect for hot air balloon rides.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Combining a large range of wildlife with panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley, this crater offers one-of-a-kind safaris.
Kruger National Park
Along South Africa's Garden Route lies one of the world's best game parks to setting your sights on lions basking in the golden sun.
Etosha National Park
The perfect stop on an Overland adventure in Namibia, Etosha boasts the Big Five and is home to the elusive black rhinos!
Cruise through the waterways of Botswana on a mokoro for a closer look at hippos cooling off from the harsh African sun.
Chobe National Park
With a large elephant population and close proximity to the Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls, this national park is not to be missed.
Aside from the thundering falls, it's also a national park home to incredible wildlife experiences and a plethora of activities around the Zambezi!
Bucket List Safari Experiences
Take a balloon rideIf you’ve made your way to explore a continent's wilderness, then you simply must experience it from high above on a hot air balloon ride. As you float through the sky, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of grassy plains and pastures. It’s one of the most incredible ways to see animals in their natural habitat and totally worth the early morning wake-up call!
Observe the Great MigrationThis annual occurrence in Africa will fill you with wonder and awe. Imagine hundreds of wildebeests charging into a gushing river leaving the ground shaking and clouds of billowing dust in their wake. Bearing witness to the Great Animal Migration with animals moving as one as far as the eye can see, is one of the best ways to experience nature in all her glory!
Sneak up on wildlife, safelyThere’s something special about exploring the African bush on a walking safari, it's easier to get up close and remain undisturbed. Not only will you see animals like elephants and giraffes from a completely different perspective, but you’ll also gain a deeper, more intimate connection with your surroundings.
Blend in on horsebackHorseback safaris are one of the most exhilarating ways to view Africa’s incredible wildlife and vast, diverse landscapes. Since the wildlife perceives horses as just another animal, you can fly under the radar and experience one-of-a-kind close-up encounters from a horse-eye view.
Witness thundering waterfallsVictoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Located between many national parks, you'll find this natural wonder on many African safari itineraries.
Add on a beach escapeTaking you from iconic game reserves to the serene seashore, this type of once-in-a-lifetime holiday combines the very best of both worlds, all in a single break. Discover the perfect end to your safari adventure with a Zanzibar escape or Elephant Coast getaway!
Your Safari Questions, Answered
How do I know a Safari trip is right for me?
A Safari tour is a multi-day experience where travellers can observe animals in the wild, most commonly in Africa. You should expect to explore multiple parks and countries in a single itinerary, and aim to set your sights on the Big Five and wildebeest migration, whilst also enjoying immersive cultural activities and excursions that include horse riding, canoeing and even hot air balloon rides!
How much does a Safari trip cost?
It depends - the cost of an African safari largely depends on your budget, length of trip, and the type of accommodation and amenities you choose. For example, the cost of a seven-day safari can vary anywhere between US$600 to US$8,000 and more. TourRadar allows you to save big with the largest selection of the best safari deals around!
When is the best time to go on a Safari?
The best time to go on a safari is during the dry season and around the time of the Great Migration. However, a safari during the wet season might be an attractive alternative as you encounter fewer people and save a lot of money.
What should I pack for a Safari?
When packing for a safari consider luggage allowances on small planes and the size of your vehicle, as going on a safari usually means hopping between national parks. Check our complete Safari Packing List to find out what essentials, clothes, gear and medication to pack.
Which country has the most animals in Africa?
Botswana ranks first in terms of wildlife diversity. Besides the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo) you will be able to spot a wide range of African wildlife. In Tanzania, you get to witness the Great African Migration which is a thrilling must-see event.
How do I book a Safari on TourRadar?
Find your next Safari adventure by searching through our tours until you find one that stands out. Simply choose your dates and fill out your details to secure your trip. If you have any questions along the way, our Travel Experts are standing by 24/7!
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Best Tour Companies for Safari Adventures
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