Two adult elephants and calves in the grasslands of Masai Mara with acacia trees

African Safaris for Seniors

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Ease, accessibility, and wonder are yours with the celebrated traditions of an African Safari designed specifically for senior travelers. From Kenya's Masai Mara to the winding waters of Botswana's Okavango Delta, an African Safari can give you the essence of the natural world while steeped in contemporary comfort. Along secluded water holes and endless plains, you can discover elusive wildlife, visit local communities, and experience grand perspective. Our sample trips and African Safari Travel Guide can help guide your dream vacation with one of our travel 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.

Giraffe and pelicans in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Spectacular Kenya Safari for Seniors: Immersive Wildlife Experience to Cherish

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,695

Designed for senior travelers, this private safari is the perfect itinerary for first-time visitors to Africa and features the complete mix of landscapes and animals. Experience a surreal wildlife adventure with customized four-destination safaris across Kenya. Personal giraffe moments precede Big Five encounters in Ol Pejeta. Then, the iconic Masai Mara complements ancient Samburu wildlife and traditions.

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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Herd of elephants in Chobe National Park

Luxury Botswana Safari for Seniors: Following the Elephants

9 Day Custom Tour

From $9,625

Elephants have good taste. Almost 100,000 of them march around Northern Botswana, their path coinciding with some of the continent’s best accommodations and most elegant safari experiences. This unique 9-day itinerary follows the natural movement of elephants, combining unique nature with the style and comfort demanded by the most discerning traveler. And it’s not just about elephants. Get ready for big cats, hippo pods, thunderous waterfalls, and opulent river cruises.

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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Masai shepherd tending to goats in Kenya

Masai Mara Safari for Senior Travelers: Luxury Lodges & Boutique Experiences

10 Day Custom Tour

From $9,595

The Masai Mara is a place of pure drama as lions chase zebra herds and wildebeest meet leopards at the river. The Masai is also a destination of surreal serenity where it is easy to drift off to the sound elephant hoots in the distance or watch wildlife from decks of your the swimming pool. Taking advantage of three of Africa’s finest lodges and camps, this very relaxed 10-day safari to the Masai Mara and beyond is handcrafted for senior travelers. You will discover the great wonders of the plains along with the undiscovered gems of a private conservancy 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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Klipspringer antelope resting  in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Private Kruger Safari for First-Time Senior Visitors to Africa

8 Day Custom Tour

From $6,475

Silver service dining as elephants wander below, relaxed two-hour game drives revealing the Big Five and more, luxurious lodge accommodation celebrating the authenticity of the wild; the Kruger’s private reserves are perfect for senior travelers on their first visit to Africa. With this two-destination Kruger safari, you travel in style, exploring at a relaxed pace and uncovering all the famous wonders. It reveals the beauty of Africa without having to jump from your comfort zone.

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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Mount Sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga, seen from a lodge in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Safari for Seniors: Gorilla Trekking, Luxury Lodges, Tailored Activities

8 Day Custom Tour

From $9,675

Rwanda excels in intimate wildlife encounters; the rhythmic pounding of a silverback beating his chest, playful chimpanzees digging with sticks, a dozen monkey species swinging past your lodge, wild mountain gorillas returning your gaze. This handcrafted safari makes these natural wonders accessible to senior travelers, combining the country’s highlights with its best lodges and finest guides. Enchanting and exclusive, it’s a week-long journey into the heart of Africa.

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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Sunset at beach dock in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Peaceful Zanzibar & Safari Vacation for Seniors

13 Day Custom Tour

From $11,435

Zanzibar makes vacations seamless for senior travelers with tropical lagoons, quiet beaches, cultural experiences, and an underwater suite. The Serengeti provides endless safari excitement with wildebeest herds, lion prides, spotted cats and zebra stripes. Split across four exotic destinations, this handcrafted tour offers an eclectic, island experience that is followed by a relaxed, big game safari. So, settle into island bliss before surrounding yourself with the great wildebeest migration.

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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Rainbow over Victoria Falls in Africa

Expansive Luxury African Safari for Seniors: Botswana, Kenya, and More

13 Day Custom Tour

From $12,735

Handcrafted to combine the fabulous highlights of Botswana, Zambia, and Kenya, this 13-day safari is a mixture of massive herds, intimate big cat sightings, and pure tranquility. Immerse yourself in the raw African savannah with the ultimate Africa safaris for seniors. Discover four of the continent’s finest wildernesses on a private safari that offers wonder at every moment.

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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Sugarbird hummingbird sitting on the endemic fynbos pincushion protea flower in Cape Town, South Africa

21-Day South Africa: Birding Safari

21 Day Custom Tour

From $12,595

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.

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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Watching elephants from the bridge at Dulini Lodge in South Africa

Luxury South African Safari & Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From $6,315

Allow yourself to be dazzled by the opulence and luxury offered by South Africa on this weeklong tour. Beginning at a lodge that defines luxury bush living, you will embark on an adventure through the wilderness in search of intimate encounters with leopards, lions and cheetahs. Moving on your second magical and untouched reserve, the adventure continues amidst archaic trees and sweeping vistas. Saturated and satisfied with wildlife, the tour concludes with a culinary spectacle in the city of Cape Town – complete with tastings of the continent’s best wines. This tour is the true combination of South Africa’s most elegant side.

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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Kapama River Lodge in Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa

10-Day South Africa: Kapama, Winelands and Cape Town for 2021-2022

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,695

Discover the majesty of South Africa and its wilderness on this tailormade 10-day tour, taking you from the emerald expanse of Kapama Private Game Reserve to the spectacular golden beaches of Cape Town. Along the way, you will capture the Big Five wandering through the bushveld and uncover significant South African heritage during tours of its age-old wine scene as well as iconic landmarks dotting the city beneath Table Mountain.

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 magestic lion gazes across the land.

Best of Zimbabwe and Chobe Private Safari

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,995

Southern Africa is a rich tapestry of landscapes and wilderness that is stitched together by the migration of mammals along infamous rivers. Dramatic spectacles burst from their seams as habitats are dyed their distinctive colors, and nature's fabric weaves from dense, mystical forests to the open savanna. This exclusive safari itinerary journeys to the heart of Africa and connects three of its most diverse experiences: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, and Hwange National Park.

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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Family of lions basking in the sun, Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya to Zanzibar: Pure Wildlife and Seaside Escape

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,095

Pure wildlife adventures and surreal seaside escapes await you on this 10-day adventure from Kenya to Zanzibar. Discover the majestic animals wandering some of Kenya’s beloved reserves, such as Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara before you retreat to the shimmering shores hugging the coastline of Tanzania’s archipelago, Zanzibar, all while indulging in the luxury of the untouched bush and sea.

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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Kenya Fly-In Safari for 2021 - 2022

9 Day Custom Tour

From$8,977

In Kenya, the evergreen grasslands and golden savanna plains are alive with magnificent animals and dazzling birdlife, while the capital city is brimming with cosmopolitan charm for you to discover during your deluxe 9-day tour from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve. Indulge in the glamor of premier campsites stationed in the country’s treasured reserves and partake in thrilling safari experiences unveiling the majesty of these untouched parks.

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Bucket List Botswana: Victoria Falls, Chobe, Moremi and Central Kalahari

11 Day Custom Tour

From$8,630

Visiting the colossal pounding streams of the Victoria Falls and then continuing to Botswana’s breathtaking reserves, this handcrafted 11-day safari tour is bound to share many remarkable encounters with marvelous animals and vivid birdlife, among other spectacular wilderness scenes. From Chobe National Park to the Central Kalahari, explore the phenomenally diverse environments, teeming with beautiful life, that sweep across the country.

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Safari, Rivers and Waterfalls: 13-Day Zimbabwe & Botswana

13 Day Custom Tour

From$7,795

Leave no stone unturned on this tailor-made 13-day adventure safari from Zimbabwe’s marvelous national parks to the breathtaking reserves of Botswana. Discover the majesty of Matobo, sensational sights speckling the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls, captivating creatures dwelling in Chobe’s diverse environments, and wondrous wildlife sweeping the plains of Moremi Game Reserve through many magnificent safari experiences from the regions’ fully-equipped lodges and campsites.

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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.

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10-Day Classic South Africa Safari for First-Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

From$4,295

Let Cape Town’s cosmopolitan charm and cultural allure dazzle you, Franschhoek’s deep-rooted history and wine-making heritage entice you, and Sabi Sands Game Reserve’s gorgeous green grasslands and abundant wildlife enchant you on this 10-day classic South African tour and safari. With guided experiences and time at leisure allowing you to experience the best of these destinations, the stage is set for a spectacular stay.

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Spectacular Botswana and South Africa for 2021-2022

11 Day Custom Tour

From$12,095

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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African Safari Travel Guide
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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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Senior Travel Guide
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Senior Travel Guide

With so many kinds of travel experiences and endless choices on where to travel, finding the right combination of destinations, activities, tours, and times to visit can feel overwhelming.

The Zicasso Senior Travel Guide provides helpful information on the top senior destinations and other considerations you may have as you look ahead to your trip.

As you find more possibilities for your perfect experience, connect with a travel specialist to create an itinerary designed just for you.

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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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