Planning an African safari is a challenge - but the research and preparation of the actual trip can be almost as exciting as your safari itself!
From our selection of African Safaris we have grouped each destination with the top safari lodges and hotels on offer, so that you can go through the list and design your own personalized safari experience.
To help you get a start in the right direction you need to ask yourself the following questions:
When is a good time of year to go on an African safari?

Botswana Safaris
Summer (October – April), very hot and wet. Best time to visit this Southern African destination is from May through to September as the days are cool and dry.
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Mauritius Hotels
All year round luxury island destination, maintaining a pleasant daytime temperature. The warmest months are November to March, while the coolest months are from July to September (days are pleasant and evenings cooler). April to June and September to November are the most pleasant months. Monsoon season extends from December through March/April, when showers are heavy but clear quickly. Perfect add on destination after your African safari.
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South Africa

Cape Town Hotels
Summer is from November through to March, days are hot and dry. The winters are cold and rainy from June to August. Best time to visit is from December to April For more information on Cape Town - South Africa, click here.
South African Safaris

All year round safari destination, with the warmest months from November to March (summer rains). Winter months are from May to September, the days are warm and pleasant but the evenings are cold.
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Zimbabwe/Zambia Safaris

Victoria Falls
September to October, is very hot and dry. November to March is hot and wet. The best time to visit is April to May and August to September when the African weather is mild with little rain.
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What kinds of activities are available?

Botswana Mauritius Zimbabwe South Africa
Fly in safaris
Fully escorted Safaris
Bird Watching
Morning and evening game drives
Canoeing and Mokoroing
Water skiing
Glass bottom boats
Scuba diving
Dee-sea fishing
White Water Rafting
Elephant Back Safaris
"Flight of the Angels"
Bungi Jumping
Sundowner Cruises
Helicopter Flips
Safari Lodges
Fly-in Safaris
Safari Game Drives
Walking safari
Bush dinners
Bird Watching
Cape Town
Cape Peninsula Tour
Wineland's Tour
City and Table Mountain
Walk to Freedom

What is my budget for an African experience?

The more luxurious the safari, the more you going to pay. So we suggest you budget between $350 to $900 per person, per night for safari camps and $100 to $350 per person, per night for hotels. Please keep in mind that safari lodges are fully inclusive and the more luxurious the lodge the more they will include in their rates. As rates vary a lot it is import to us that you give us an idea of your budget as this will guide us in the right direction as to which hotels and safari lodges to offer you.

We would not recommend you rush your visit to this part of the world as Southern Africa has so much to offer from ‘big 5' safari's to stunning beach's, so a combination of both areas allows one to experience the ultimate African safari.

Suggestion : A 10 - 14 day visit is very popular with most travelers to Southern Africa.
What is included in the cost ?
The safari portion of your trip is likely to be the most costly. African Safari camps are generally all-inclusive, which means the cost of the accommodations, meals, guides, game activities, and park entry fees are included. Staying at a hotel or a beach resort is often less expensive than a safari camp because you pay for meals and activities, as you choose, while you are there. Combining an African safari with a few days in Cape Town or Mauritius will keep the total cost of your itinerary down.

High season prices can vary quite dramatically from the low season rates. Rates for high season are in effect for a reason, as often the game viewing is at its best during these times of year and space is at a premium. However, if you are flexible with your travel dates, and can travel in low season, the price of your trip will be lower. You will find the areas less crowded and have less difficulty confirming space.