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

African Safaris for Seniors

Ratings of Zicasso's Service

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.

How Zicasso Works In 3 Simple Steps

  1. 1

    Describe your dream safari.

  2. 2

    We match you with top travel specialists to plan your trip.

  3. 3

    Book the trip when you are ready.

Ratings of Zicasso's Service

Tailor Made Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. Let our travel specialists customize a trip just for you.

Giraffe and pelicans in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

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.

View Custom Itinerary
Herd of elephants in Chobe National Park
Luxury Botswana Safari for Seniors: Following the Elephants

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,514

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.

View Custom Itinerary
Masai shepherd tending to goats in Kenya

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.

View Custom Itinerary
Klipspringer antelope resting  in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Private Kruger Safari for First-Time Senior Visitors to Africa

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,419

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.

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

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.

View Custom Itinerary
Tropical beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Peaceful Zanzibar & Safari Vacation for Seniors

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,867

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.

View Custom Itinerary

Why Travelers Choose Us

Benefits of Using Zicasso

Plan Your Trip with
Top Travel Specialists
We connect you with the best boutique tour companies to plan your dream trip.
Your Itinerary Tailor-Made
Just for You
Travel with a personalized itinerary and experiences designed for you.
Travel Worry-Free
Every Time
24/7 support and local assistance for every moment of your vacation.
Rainbow over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
Expansive Luxury African Safari for Seniors: Botswana, Kenya, and More

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $16,557

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.

View Custom Itinerary
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

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.

View Custom Itinerary
Watching elephants from the bridge at Dulini Lodge in South Africa
Luxury South African Safari & Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,211

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.

View Custom Itinerary
10-Day South Africa Tour: Kapama, Winelands and Cape Town

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,105

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.

View Custom Itinerary
A magestic lion gazes across the land in the savanna
Best of Zimbabwe and Chobe Private Safari

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

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.

View Custom Itinerary
Two lionesses and four cubs laying on termite hill, enjoying the sun in Masai Mara, Kenya
Kenya to Zanzibar: Pure Wildlife and Seaside Escape

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,925

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.

View Custom Itinerary
9-Day Kenya Fly-In Safari

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,677

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.

  Read More

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

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,226

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.

  Read More

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

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,135

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.

  Read More

7-Day Classic Delta Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,910

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.

  Read More

10-Day Classic South Africa Safari for First-Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,585

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.

  Read More

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.

  Read More

Show More(6 itineraries)

We Work With the Best African Safari Travel Agents for Seniors

See all Agents

More About African Safaris for Seniors

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.

Read More    >
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.

Read More    >
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, 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.

Read More    >
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.

Read More    >
10 Types of African Safaris: Different Ways to Experience a Safari
Elephants crossing dirt road in South Africa
10 Types of African Safaris: Different Ways to Experience a Safari

There are countless ways to experience a safari, from open-vehicle game drives to guided walks and horseback riding, and we have compiled 10 types of African safaris you can choose from during your trip.

From open savannahs and forested havens to breathtaking mountain landscapes with rolling hills overlooking water channels, the scene is set for a dramatic animal encounter, no matter how you choose to safari.

Whether it's a complete experience or a combination of options that suit specific destinations, your safari is bound to be unforgettable, no matter which experience you decide upon.

Read More    >
Travel Guide for Senior Citizens
Group of senior travelers in looking at the bay surrounded by mountains in Cape Town, South Africa
Travel Guide for Senior Citizens

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.

Read More    >

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

4.94 stars based on 1366 reviews.

Luxury South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia Family Travel...
"Danni and her team (Karen and Fungai) at our travel agency...

Reviewed By brad s.

South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe Travel Review: Johannesburg,...
"Natalie was knowledgable, patient, responsive and assuring."

Reviewed By Danijela Z.

Luxury South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana Vacation Review:...
"What struck us about Natalie was her thorough professionalism,...

Reviewed By SATHYANARAYANA S.

Luxury South Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe Trip Review:...
"Throughout the planning, Sara and her staff were always...

Reviewed By Paul R.

Luxury South Africa, Botswana & Zambia Travel Review:...
"My family and I just returned from a fantastic 12-day trip...

Reviewed By patricia g.

South Africa Vacation Review: Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope,...
"We had a great time- the trip was absolutely amazing and...

Reviewed By Jackie G.