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Luxury African Safaris & Tours

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A luxury African Safari can give you an enriching connection to the untamed wilderness as natural marvels unfold within nature’s theater. Whether trekking to find gorillas in the dense jungle of Rwanda, tracking leopards through Zambia’s South Luangwa, basking in the incredible views over Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River, or searching for elephant troops along the endless plains of Tanzania, an African Safari captures the richness of nature in a secluded world of custom-tailored opulence. With our sample trips and African Safari Travel Guide, you can explore your dream vacation with one of our travel specialists.

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MalaMala photography safari. Photo courtesy of MalaMala Camp
Intimate Exploration of South Africa: Safari and Starry Skies

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,600

Capture postcard-perfect images galore as you search South Africa from the forested woodlands of Phinda Private Game Reserve to the savannahs of MalaMala Game Reserve on this breathtaking 9-day wilderness adventure. Your discoveries will lead you to watering holes where predators lurk beyond the shrubbery and gentle giants graze vast pastures, all scenes to swoon over stationed right outside your spectacular accommodations.

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Two waterbucks stare directly into the camera in Sabi Sands, South Africa
Exclusive Safari to the Kalahari & Greater Kruger

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $18,715

The Kalahari and Greater Kruger National Park are stirring South African safari destinations set to seduce you and awaken your senses as you spend nine days exploring two of the country’s premier private reserves. Embracing the breathtaking wilderness scenes of sweeping savannas and lush bushveld and admiring the fascinating flora and fauna thriving in these untouched landscapes, you will be at a loss for words on this customizable luxe vacation.

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Lioness in South Africa
Spectacular Botswana and South Africa in 11 Days

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,725

Between the beautiful forested landscapes of South Africa’s cherished reserves and the sweeping savannas of Botswana’s revered parks, Africa’s untouched wilderness is yours to discover on this lavish 11-day adventure. From MalaMala to the Okavango Delta, capture lions lounging under acacia trees and elephants swimming in rivers while treasuring the splendors of your surrounding unspoiled scenery. These are the highlights of safari in Africa.

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Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain at sunrise

Your 13-day Southern Africa highlights tour is perfect for a first-time Africa vacation. You can indulge in luxurious game lodges inside fabled national parks and witness the mysterious mist rising from Victoria Falls. As you travel through Southern Africa, your customizable tour will take you from Table Mountain to Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands to Livingstone for an exceptional introduction to local culture, wilderness, and wildlife with unforgettable safari programs.

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Giraffes in Kenya
Exclusive Kenya Safari: Luxury Adventure in 10 Days

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,995

The ultimate highlights of Kenya’s safari sanctuaries may be yours to discover on the glamorous 10-day handcrafted tour revealing the country’s majestic environments sweeping from the balconies of its remarkable wilderness suites. Explore fabulous and diverse habitats stretching across Kalama Conservancy, appreciate encounters with fascinating animals in Lewa Conservancy, and immerse yourself in the local culture at Masai Mara National Reserve.

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Zebras by a Luxury lodge in Serengeti
Tanzania Luxury Safari & Zanzibar Beach Vacation

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $18,585

Exclusive, authentic, and luxurious; this unique itinerary offers a complete immersion into Tanzania's beautiful wilderness. Dramatic wildlife roams around your secluded mobile camps and eight days of safari activities offer a very individualized Tanzania safari experience, especially as you enjoy private sections of the Tarangire and the Serengeti National Parks. Three days on the deserted Mnemba Island provide an idyllic beach paradise that completes the vacation.

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Best of the Greater Kruger Luxury Safari

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,899

The Kruger, a name to evoke the untouched brilliance of an African safari, is a destination with everything that can be desired for a first-time wildlife adventure. Celebrating Kruger’s diversity and abundance, this one-week, South Africa safari will visit the Timbavati, Blyde River Canyon, Sabi Sands, and Lebombo. This is the ultimate Kruger itinerary that is handcrafted to include the complete range of experiences and habitats with private guides who lead your adventure through this Big Game paradise.

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Mayhe Island, Seychelles

Discover the wonders of Okavango’s untouched wilderness and throw yourself into the relaxation shared across Seychelles’ breathtaking shores as you indulge in the finest experiences across the African continent. From memorable game drives showcasing the fascinating wildlife to cultural immersion in the township of Soweto and revitalizing spa therapies in the forests of Mahe Island, treat yourself to 11 days of glamor in Africa.

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Zebras graze in Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania

From the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, to the endless plains of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, this package provides guests with an ultimate and exclusive tour of the continent’s famed landscapes. With thriving wildlife round every turn, and few other trucks in site, you will experience exclusive and intimate interactions with lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and – if lucky – the few remaining rhinos. As the Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) boldly approaches the crocodile-filled Mara River, you will bear witness to a quintessential African moment before retiring to your luxury campsite under the starry night sky.

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Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari - Giraffe nuzzling her calf in Moremi Game Reserve
Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari: Jewel of Botswana

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

You will find the true jewel of a Botswana safari on your 9-day Okavango Delta tour over the land and water. Your exclusive luxury safari will take you on guided excursions through the canals lined with towering reeds and over captivating emerald grasslands. You can discover wildlife grazing by the waterside and bask in luxury accommodations set beneath the stars for an unparalleled experience on your Botswana safari.

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Lion cubs in the African savanna
Gems of South Africa & Botswana: Luxury Safari to Beautiful Winelands

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,787

Revel in the endless thrill of elegant lions, graceful zebras, and the roar of Victoria Falls as you experience Southern Africa on a 12-day luxury safari. From the culture of the Kalahari Bushmen to elephants roaming the plain at dusk, the white sands of the Cape Peninsula to the delicate wines of the Cape Winelands, embark on a custom-tailored adventure through South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana.

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Dominant male gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park, Uganda

The Big Five and the big primates, an epic safari that takes you from South Africa’s Kruger to the enigmatic forests of Uganda. In 13 days, you combine the wildlife highlights of a continent, immersed in the beauty of the Big Five, then baffled by the antics of gorillas and chimpanzees. Tailored for first-time visitors to the continent, this is a luxury journey that celebrates the wild wonder of both South and East Africa, with tree-climbing lions and hippo cruises among the extras.

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Exquisite Africa: A Zambia & Southern Tanzania Luxury Safari

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $20,015

Habitats converge in Zambia and Southern Tanzania, where the sound of the wild takes center stage, and four-legged nomads become your neighbors. Hidden destinations are completely untouched, celebrating the best of East and Southern Africa, taking you on a mystical journey through a continent and its exquisite secrets. Exploring five distinctive parks, this privately guided safari combines eclectic activities with the dreamy images hidden from the rest of the world.

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Botswana Okavango Delta Luxury Safari

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,732

Immerse yourself in a true Okavango Delta experience in Botswana. This trip takes you to two of the most beautiful spots in the Delta and invites you to experience the perfect mix of rustic African bush and luxurious comfort. Head out and explore one of the world’s most pristine wetland areas on game drives, boating trips, and bush walks, before returning to camp for cozy drinks around the fire, delicious meals and gorgeous rooms with private decks for ideal relaxation. Search for lion, leopard, and cheetah; be amazed by the stunning variety of birdlife and botany, before returning for a shower under the stars and that famed Botswana hospitality.

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Romantic East African Vacation: Luxury Safari & Secluded Beach

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,311

Escape into the romance and magic of an African safari, as you sleep under the stars in a secluded camp while a lion roars in the distance. Spend days riding horseback and feasting on private picnics beneath the shade of an acacia tree, while thousands of wildebeest migrate around you. Fly to the emerald and aquamarine shores of the Indian Ocean, landing on a private tropical island with a lodge that embodies barefoot luxury.  As you float in the gentle ocean on your final day, you will have experienced all the intimacy and glamor the continent has to offer.

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High End South Africa Luxury Safari

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,435

Opulence and luxury will define your 11-day high-end South Africa safari. You will experience the splendor of mouthwatering cuisine, the drama of private views, and the glamour of sensational wines. Sample rich chocolates after a day viewing giraffes and enjoy a bespoke train ride celebrated for lavish comforts. From African penguins at Boulders Beach to flawless wildlife photos, you can indulge in perfection on your exclusive South Africa safari.

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The Ultimate Stylish Safari Through Kenya

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,035

This extraordinary journey takes in the best that Kenya has to offer, from the delightfully eccentric Giraffe Manor where the animals rule the roost, the rugged beauty and statuesque tribes of the Samburu, to the wild open plains of the majestic Masai Mara. After your Kenya safari, fly to the coast and absorb the blissfully romantic barefoot luxury of Kinondo Kwetuon the Indian Ocean.

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Bush and Beach: Luxury Kruger Safari & Mozambique Island Escape

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,735

Africa's landscapes redefine notions of escapism. They are not merely places where you simply go to escape the world; they are exotic realms that immerse you in a rhythmic beauty untouched for millennia. Combining five days of big-game Kruger action with four nights in Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago, this sublime safari offers a getaway into ancient worlds. Blending private reserves with an exclusive island, you escape to the bush, and then settle onto the white sandy beach.

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Kenya Safari for Couples: Romance & Adventure in the African Bush

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,291

Step back in time, growing nostalgic over the glamour, intimacy and adventure of early 20th century Kenyan safaris. Recreate the magic as you retrace the trails of Kenya’s early explorers, bearing witness to the country’s spectacular past, prolific wildlife and vibrant communities. This package carries discerning guests through Kenya’s top safari destinations as they exclusively capture a glimpse of an era rich with luxury, elegance and romance in the heart of the African bush.

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Classic Highlights of Uganda and Kenya Private Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,283

Bask in East Africa’s timeless beauty on your 12-day Uganda and Kenya highlights safari. Enjoy encounters with wild chimpanzees and grazing zebra herds. Trek the misty mountains for gorilla sightings. Witness elephants wandering beneath the silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro. Whether finding the famous Big Five or lounging in a luxury lodge, you will discover the wilderness with a mix of game drives, guided bush walks, boat tours, and aerial views.

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21-Day South Africa: Birding Safari

21 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $16,375

Let South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities seduce you, its vast, rich landscapes inspire you, its iconic animal sightings allure you, and its fabulous colorful birdlife enchant you on this safari and birding exploration from Umhlanga to Cederberg. On the journey, history and culture will come to life as nature awakens within the plains and bushveld surrounding you, an experience that will be richly rewarding.

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Ultimate Tanzania Luxury Safari

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

Let Northern Tanzania’s ultimate safari destinations sweep you off your feet for nine days as you explore the diverse environments of Tarangire National Park, rich ecosystems of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and parched plains of the Northern Serengeti to discover the country’s fascinating flora and fauna. With decadence and glamour served at each safari camp across Tanzania, this tailored tour provides superior luxuries in the middle of the wild.

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African Grandeur: Botswana and Zimbabwe

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,015

Discover the grandeur of an African safari on this customizable 9-day tour of Botswana and Zimbabwe, leading from the sweeping Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the Okavango Delta floodplains and culminating at the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls. Along the way, embrace the spectacular scenery of each of these destinations, including flourishing environments and sparse savannas teeming with diverse wildlife indigenous to Africa.

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Spectacular 5-Star Safari: South Africa and Zimbabwe

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $18,195

Indulge in South Africa’s spectacular safari adventures for 14 days as you travel to luxe glamping resorts and 5-star lodges hemmed into the country’s most remarkable wildlife environments. From the sweeping plains of Marakele to the majestic bushveld of MalaMala and including an escape at Zimbabwe’s magnificent Victoria Falls, this customizable getaway will share sensational scenes and encounters with Africa’s iconic game.

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African Safari Travel Guide
Lioness with cubs hanging out in a tree in the Serengeti, Tanzania
African Safari Travel Guide

Set in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth, an African Safari gives you an intimate look into a whole different world.

You will encounter mesmerizing wildlife, stunning landscapes, and blissful luxuries, and understanding your options will maximize your experience.

Use our Africa Safari Travel Guide to make it the best it can be as you connect with one of Zicasso’s safari experts for access to off-the-grid preserves, the best big game experiences, and so much more.

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Best Time to Go on an African Safari
Giraffes in Kenya with Mount Kilimonjaro in the background
Best Time to Go on an African Safari

The best time for an African safari is during the southern hemisphere’s winter months of June, July, and August, leading into spring in September. Temperatures are lower and the drier climate unveils an abundance of wildlife in search of water and warmth.

Enjoy mild days, fresh mornings, and cool afternoons as you venture out on game drives, safari walks, and boating activities. Bird lovers will find the late summer months of January and February the perfect time to witness a variety of winged beauties.

The African bush delivers unique experiences throughout the year and the following guide on the best time to visit will show you why a safari in Southern or East Africa is a great opportunity no matter the time of year.

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How to Plan an African Safari: Frequently Asked Questions
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How to Plan an African Safari: Frequently Asked Questions

Remote lodges, endless stretches of secluded wilderness and wildlife surprises in an open theater, you can find answers to the most common questions travelers ask before embarking on the thrill of an African safari.

From Kenya to South Africa, Namibia to Uganda, Botswana to Zambia, Tanzania to Zimbabwe, an African safari celebrates natural wonder. With most safari regions safely open to travelers, now is an incredible time to experience spectacular nature with no crowds and incredible hospitality.

Traveling as a couple or exploring as a family, you can find the information you need for your perfect African safari.

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6 Best Places to Visit for an African Safari
Lion in Masai Mara National Reserve
6 Best Places to Visit for an African Safari

An African safari plunges you into the untamed wilderness with a sense of tranquility, surprise, and unexpected luxury found in both East Africa and Southern Africa. The continent of Africa could fit the entirety of the United States within its borders more than three times, and the opportunities to explore are endless. The following information offers you a guide to the best places for an African safari to capture the authentic spirit of culture and celebrate the wonders of the wild.

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