Lioness and her cub rubbing heads at an African Safari
Lioness and her cubs viewed on an African Safari

African Safaris

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Since 2008, Zicasso safari specialists have planned over 10,000 African safaris. From Kruger National Park in South Africa to the Serengeti in Tanzania, Botswana’s Okavango Delta to Kenya’s Maasai Mara, an African safari embodies the spirit of adventure within the beauty of the natural world. Search for elusive wildlife, explore vast landscapes, and participate in age-old traditions of local communities. Use these sample trips and our African Safari Travel Guide to plan your dream vacation with one of our safari specialists.

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Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travelAny number of days.
Any departure date. Any experience you want.

Giraffes grazing the trees at sunrise in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

African Safari for First Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

Indulge in the intimate sparkle of wildlife and wilderness during this 10-day South Africa tour. Atmospheric Cape Town will dazzle and charm you before offering a journey through penguin covered peninsulas and indulgent Winelands. Kruger National Park will provide breathtaking safari experiences before allowing you to discover how Victoria Falls epitomizes the natural wonder of the continent.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Leopard in a tree in Moremi Game Reserve, Bostwana

7-Day Classic Delta Tour 2021-2022

7 Day Custom Tour

From $4,545

From blazing campfires in Moremi Game Reserve under the starry night sky to safari drives and motorboat cruises across the pearl islands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana's beauty is yours to behold during your adventures over this tailormade 7-day tour. Discover the marvelous wilderness wonders stretching from the heart of the delta to its furthest corners, embracing safari in Botswana like never before.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Hot air balloons drifting over the Masai Mara savannah at dawn

Best of Kenya Safari for 2021-2022

12 Day Custom Tour

From $8,995

Kenya is an epic wilderness destination waiting to be discovered during this breathtaking 12-day tour of the country’s coveted wildlife reserves. Between Nairobi and the rolling plains of Masai Mara, a golden-green expanse of flourishing environments is set to share the game viewing spoils and spectacular scenery for which Kenya is famous. Come visit the viridian sanctuaries and explore the untouched ecosystems of Amboseli National Park, Laikipia, and Masai Mara.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Elephant spraying water with his trunk in Botswana's Okavango Delta.

Premier Botswana Safari: Exclusive Paradise

9 Day Custom Tour

From $9,895

Visit the untamed wilderness of Botswana with this 9-day luxury safari experience. This itinerary leads you from the vast salt pans of the Makgadikgadi to the lush forests, plains, and waterways of the Okavango Delta. The wildlife is abundant, and other humans are rare in these private concessions. Here, hospitality, comfort, and barefoot luxury are promised by each boutique safari camp.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Leopard and her cub on the stones of the Olare Orok River in Kenya

True African Adventure: 14-Day South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

14 Day Custom Tour

From $7,695

Relish a true African adventure for 14-days leading from Uganda to Kenya and ending in South Africa. This tailored safari and cultural tour will reveal the remarkable natural beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, sensational wildlife-covered savannas of Selenkay Conservancy, extensive bushveld environments of Olare Motorogi Conservancy, and captivating cityscape atmosphere of Cape Town, as well as the breathtaking coastline of the Western Cape.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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River snaking through the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Exclusive Okavango Land & Water Safari: Jewel of Botswana

9 Day Custom Tour

From $11,245

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.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Pack of wild dogs at sunset in the wilderness of South Africa

12-Day South Africa: Rainbow Nation Adventure

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,915

The Rainbow Nation is yours to explore on this astounding 12-day adventure leading from Cape Town to Madikwe Game Reserve. Tailormade to spotlight the fascinating local culture, remarkable history, and heritage, as well as the wondrous unspoiled wilderness, this journey across South Africa is set to reveal a country more beautiful than one may believe made possible through participating in an array of enchanting activities.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Cheetah on a tree in the savannah of the Serengeti

Glorious Two-Week Safari: Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda

14 Day Custom Tour

From $9,795

Explore the wilderness wonders of Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda on this tailored 14-day safari tour leading from the vibrant city of Arusha, through the paradisiacal Ngorongoro Conservation Area, across the golden savannas of the Serengeti, amongst the emerald plains of Masai Mara, and to the gorgeous forests of Volcanoes National Park. Immerse yourself in the spoils of unspoiled Africa and the continent's fascinating blend of cultures.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Male lion cub trotting

Lion King Inspired Family Safari: Pride of Africa

13 Day Custom Tour

From $5,624

Your 13-day luxury family safari of Kenya and Tanzania will embody the wonders of East Africa and immerse you in the circle of life. You will journey into the wilderness that inspired The Lion King movie where warthogs ramble through the underbrush and lions laze on the savannah. From recognizable landscapes to captivating ancient legends, your family safari will bring the dream of East Africa’s majestic wildlife into reality.Note: Zicasso and “Lion King Inspired Safari: Pride of Africa” are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, or Fairview Entertainment.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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A wildebeest walking among a group of zebra on the edge of a waterhole with flock of flamingos standing in the background

Kenya & Tanzania Safari: Wildebeest Migration Plus Zanzibar

14 Day Custom Tour

From $12,595

You will witness herds of wildebeest and zebras storming the savannah and relax on sun-soaked beaches during your 14-day Kenya and Tanzania safari. Follow more than 2 million mammals as they journey across borders to reveal the intimate secrets of wildlife on your African safari. Connect with Masai warriors, trail leopards, engage in a search for cheetahs, explore the Ngorongoro Crater, and lounge on the pristine shores of Zanzibar.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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The edge of Victoria Falls with the waterfall's mist rising into view | Zambia, Africa

Classic Southern African Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

From $5,791

Experience the diversity and grandeur of South Africa, Botswana, and Zambia during your  12-day classic southern African safari. You will lounge in luxury accommodations and indulge in majestic moments found in intimate safari excursions. From exhilarating guided walks to canoeing down lush canals, viewing the power of Victoria Falls to sipping wine with captivating views, you can enjoy searching for the Big Five amid the colorful wilderness and wildlife.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Lake Mutanda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

13-Day East Africa Safari: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

13 Day Custom Tour

From $8,445

From Kenya to Tanzania and finally Uganda, this 13-day tailored wilderness tour will reveal the majesty of Masai Mara and the Serengeti’s sprawling savannas, the beauty of the overgrown Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and the viridian canopy of the Kibale Forest National Park. You will be blown away by the breathtaking encounters with the incredible collection of wildlife that call these flourishing environments home.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Luxury Kenya and Seychelles: Safari and Beach Vacation

15 Day Custom Tour

From$14,995

Luxury experiences abound on this hand-picked 15-day Kenyan safari and Seychelles island retreat. Discover the decadence of these countries’ premier resorts set amongst some of Africa’s greatest bushveld and seaside scenes, with an endless array of magnificent activities allowing you to explore diverse environments teeming with wildlife and wallow in the crystal clear waters of a tropical island. Embrace Africa’s scenic splendors in style!

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Icons of Rwanda and Tanzania Safari: Gorillas, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

9 Day Custom Tour

From$5,575

The icons of Rwanda and Tanzania will be revealed during your 9-day African safari. Your immersive excursion will unveil the majestic wildlife of East Africa as you search for big cats like leopards and trek through the trees to find mountain gorillas. Follow wildebeest across the plains and marvel at rhinoceroses at the waterhole to delight in luxury, excitement, and unparalleled experiences during your tailored African safari.

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Gems of South Africa & Botswana: Luxury Safari to Beautiful Winelands

12 Day Custom Tour

From$10,915

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, you will embark on a custom-tailored adventure through South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana.

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Highlights of Botswana Safari: Okavango, Moremi, Selinda, Chobe

11 Day Custom Tour

From$6,815

Join the wildlife wandering around a delta oasis on your 11-day highlights Botswana safari. You will enjoy the intimate and expressive nature as you visit the four distinctive sides of Botswana. From herds of elephants taking cover in the woodlands to wild dogs competing with leopards for a hunt along the water’s edge, you will find an untamed world absent of roads and fences.

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Best of Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach

13 Day Custom Tour

From$12,735

Combine the marvels of an African safari with treasured beaches for a 13-day best of Tanzania and Zanzibar tour. You will have immersive safaris in famous national parks from the Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire. Bask in the beauty of private villas with views of clear waters and pristine white sand. You will have a mix of relaxation and adventure while enjoying the very best of Tanzania.

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9-Day Tanzania Northern Circuit for 2021-2022

9 Day Custom Tour

From$8,095

Welcome to Tanzania’s untouched wilderness, stretching from the sweeping floodplains of Arusha to the rolling evergreen hills of the Ngorongoro Crater and arriving at the extraordinary savannas of the Northern Serengeti. Relish nine days discovering the rich tapestry of wilderness dwelling in the country’s enchanting environments and capture the classic scenes of Northern Tanzania on this extensive safari excursion through the bush.

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Botswana Family Safari: Okavango Delta & Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

10 Day Custom Tour

From$6,895

Surreal landscapes and endless excitement await you on your 10-day Botswana family safari. You can cross immense salt pans on quad bikes and explore the savanna with local Bushmen, cruise along waterways searching for elephants and wind beneath the forest canopy to find sleeping leopards. Your tailored family adventure will take you deep into the wilderness to unveil the depth and wonder of Botswana.

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Best of East African Safari: Gorilla Trekking, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti

14 Day Custom Tour

From$15,395

On your 14-day best of East Africa safari, you will experience the legends of wild mountain gorillas, migrating wildebeest, evocative grasslands, and utopian volcanic terrain. Local myths shared for generations will become real as you scour the jungle for silverbacks or witness a leopard hunting unsuspecting zebra. Your luxury tour will immerse you in celebrated national parks and highlight the natural splendor in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

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Wonders of Southern Africa: Cape Town, Kruger, and Vic Falls Luxury Safari

13 Day Custom Tour

From$11,695

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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Immersive African Safari & More: Kenya, Victoria Falls, Kruger

14 Day Custom Tour

From$5,945

Witness five of Africa’s most iconic destinations on your 14-day African safari for first-time visitors. You will have guided game drives through the Maasai Mara and panoramic views of Victoria Falls. Table Mountain will act as a backdrop to Cape Town’s history and culture while the Laikipia Plateau reveals diversity in the semi-arid plains. Your adventure in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia will combine luxury, beauty, and wonder.

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South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe: From Cityscapes to Waterfalls

13 Day Custom Tour

From$7,275

From the sparkling golden shorelines of Cape Town to the sweeping savannahs of Limpopo and the breathtaking deserts of Botswana to the pounding Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, experience the best of Africa during this handpicked 13-day tour. Offering spectacular safaris in some of the continent’s most beloved reserves, this tour will share the scenes and wildlife encounters for which Africa is famous.

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Unparalleled East Africa Safari Experience

16 Day Custom Tour

Find yourself immersed in the drama and prestige of the wilderness during your 16-day luxury African safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Discover the expansive splendor of the Serengeti as you search for golden lions and scour the jungle terrain of Volcanoes National Park to find lounging gorillas. Witness the rolling thunder of the Great Wildebeest Migration and embrace the elegance of giraffes towering above the trees. From opulent lodges to exclusive activities, you will experience the true depth and exceptional personalized service of a custom-tailored African safari during your trip of a lifetime.

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More About African Safari
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

Perhaps the most difficult decision in your safari planning is where to go, followed by figuring out the best time to go.

The best time for an African Safari will change with a specific region’s seasonal diversity and the type of wildlife you want to see. When the plains become sparse and scarce during the dry season, you can sea for miles and the wildlife has nowhere to hide while also giving you the best hiking conditions in the jungles. But an African safari offers something unique in every season.

The following guide will show you why African safari in East Africa or Southern Africa is a great opportunity no matter the time of year.

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How to Plan an African Safari: Frequently Asked Questions
Observing elephants while on safari game drive in Kenya's Rift Valley
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, Kenya 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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South Africa Travel Guide
Meerkat family in the South Africa's Kalahari Desert
South Africa Travel Guide

Few destinations can encapsulate astounding wildlife experiences and enthralling cosmopolitan delights like South Africa.

Its famous national reserves, home to the Big 5 and so much more, in addition to a complex culture full of culinary discoveries and sobering history, provides a getaway that encapsulates polar opposite experiences.

To uncover the true wonder of this unique destination explore Zicasso’s South Africa Travel Guide to get inspired for your upcoming trip. When you are ready to learn the full extent of opportunities, submit a Trip Request and speak with a safari specialist.

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Botswana Safari Guide
Birdseye view of rivers, streams and grasslands in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Botswana Safari Guide

There are many factors at play when planning a safari. To understand what activities, destinations, and logistics fit best for your preferences, visit the Botswana Travel Guide, where helpful tips will get you started in the right direction.

For more information, submit a Trip Request and get connected with a leading safari expert who can unveil the best of Botswana from the serene Okavango Delta to chasing big cats across the plains.

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Kenya Safari Guide
Two young cheetah on the savanna in Kenya
Kenya Safari Guide

Kenya is a surprise of vast savannas and snow-capped peaks and the classic picture of abundant wildlife teeming across the stirring landscapes. Adventurous, romantic, charming, and welcoming, Kenya effortlessly balances the traditional with the contemporary.

Our Kenya Travel Guide has plenty of helpful information and inspiring insights that bring to light the harmony of nature, the comforts of modern luxuries, and the diverse possibilities you can experience while on a wildlife safari.

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Tanzania Safari Guide
Elephant calf walking with herd in Tanzania
Tanzania Safari Guide

A safari done right requires extensive planning and considerations before you witness big cats and majestic elephants. With the Tanzania Travel Guide, you will have a head start on getting the vacation perfect for you from knowing the best time to visit to understanding travel logistics.

For the full scope of information and inspiration, submit a Trip Request to get connected with one of the world’s best safari experts.

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What a Day Is Like on a Safari
Herd of elephants at sunset in Chobe National Park, Botswana
What a Day Is Like on a Safari

A day spent on safari is unlike any other vacation in the world. 

There is no other experience that can bring heart-pounding intensity one moment, and then long stretches of searching the silent landscape for signs of wildlife. An African safari is undeniably unpredictable with experiences that can offer panoramic views of uninterrupted plains or rampaging herds, often in the same 30 seconds. 

The following guide covers what a day on safari looks like and illustrates how every day is based on what you would like to do most.

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What to Bring on An African Safari: 6 Tips to Pack Your Bag
On safari in Kruger National Park, South Africa
What to Bring on An African Safari: 6 Tips to Pack Your Bag

You have booked your dream African Safari and now find yourself staring at your travel bag, wondering what to pack. How much do you need to take with you? What type of clothing and what colors are appropriate for the bush?

Packing your suitcase for a safari adventure can be intimidating, and many online packing guides complicate matters with a seemingly endless list of essential items. This can be challenging when confronted with the luggage weight restrictions of light aircraft flights to remote destinations. Here is a simple guide to show you not only what to pack but how.

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