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African Safari Tours

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<p>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 for inspiration and plan your dream African safari vacation with one of our safari specialists.</p>

Since 2008, Zicasso safari specialists have planned over 10,000 African safaris....

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 for inspiration and plan your dream African safari vacation with one of our safari specialists.

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African Safari for First Timers - Female cheetah with her cubs in South Africa
African Safari for First Timers

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,195

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.

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Large male lion walking through the tall grass on the Okavango Delta, Botswana
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.

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Hot air balloons drifting over the Masai Mara Savannah at dawn
12-Day Best of Kenya Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,695

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.

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Luxury camp in Botswana
Premier Botswana Safari: Exclusive Paradise

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

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.

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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

Dynamic pricing from $10,005

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.

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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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12-Day South Africa: Rainbow Nation Adventure

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,391

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.

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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

Dynamic pricing from $12,735

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.

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Lion cub in the African savanna

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.

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Kenya & Tanzania Safari: Wildebeest Migration Plus Zanzibar
Kenya & Tanzania Safari: Wildebeest Migration Plus Zanzibar

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $16,375

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.

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Classic Southern African Safari - Zebra rubbing noses with her calf in the Okavango Delta
Classic Southern African Safari

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,531

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.

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Lake Mutanda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
13-Day East Africa Safari: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,980

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.

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Luxury Kenya and Seychelles: Safari and Beach Vacation

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $19,495

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

Dynamic pricing from $7,249

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

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

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,861

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

Dynamic pricing from $16,557

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 Itinerary

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,525

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

Dynamic pricing from $8,965

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

Dynamic pricing from $20,015

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

Dynamic pricing from $15,205

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

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

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

Dynamic pricing from $9,459

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 Trip of a Lifetime

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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Travel Tips for Your African Safari
When is the best time to go on an African safari?

The best time to go on safari in Africa is from May to September during the southern hemisphere’s dry winter season and early spring. In the dry season, it is easier to spot wildlife as they search for water and clear skies improve visibility.

Africa’s dry season weather is generally cooler than in the Southern Hemisphere’s summer from December to February. While temperatures can vary across countries from East to Southern Africa, the averages fall around 64°F. Most days boast clear skies with plenty of sunlight, perfect for game drives, bush walks, and more African safari experiences.

Outside of the dry season months May to September, the months of October through April offer their own advantages. Part of the Great Migration takes place in October and November, and migratory birds take to the skies from December to March. Even in the wet season, rain showers rarely interfere with your wildlife viewing.

To find the season or right month for your trip, explore more in our guide on the best time to go on an African safari.

How many days should I spend in Africa on safari?

Whether you want to visit exclusive reserves in Southern Africa or explore the jungles and coastlines of East Africa, we recommend spending at least 12 days on your safari tour in Africa.

With 12 days, you can explore two or more safari destinations within one country or multiple countries, as well as enjoy various safari activities, from thrilling game drives to adventurous bush walks, serene boat trips to scenic aerial safari flights. You can track the elusive wild dogs in Kruger National Park, witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti and Masai Mara, or combine a safari and beach vacation for the ultimate relaxation in paradise.

Fewer days are possible for your safari but the longer you stay, the more chances you have to spot the incredible birdlife and the famous Big Five. The choice is yours, and we are here to help you plan your dream safari trip.

Where should I go on a safari in Africa?

Whether new to wilderness adventures or a seasoned safari-goer, Africa’s best places for safaris reveal the continent’s wild beauty and refined elegance found at top luxury lodges. Here are some of our favorite destinations to consider for your safari tour in Africa:

  • Serengeti National Park: Incredible grasslands, an impressive selection of migratory and endemic birds, and a combination of the Big Five in view of luxury accommodations add to the alluring reputation of the Serengeti, Tanzania.
  • Masai Mara National Park: As the most famous national park in Kenya that stretches into Tanzania the safari experience includes vast savannas and ravines but also stretches into the forests and along the riverbanks.
  • Kruger National Park: As one of the largest protected safari areas in Africa, South Africa’s Kruger National Park is a fantastic place to view the Big Five, search for quieter wildlife experiences, and find connections to impressive luxury accommodations.
  • Okavango Delta: From glassy waters to the sprawling desert border, active elephant herds, and charming lodges with impressive views, the Okavango Delta is not just one of Botswana’s top safari spots, it’s one of the most celebrated safari destinations in the world.
What are the best safari experiences in Africa?

Safari is not just about morning and afternoon game drives. Whether cycling through open plains or following rangers through the bush, here are some unforgettable African safari experiences:

  • Enjoy a classic Big Five game drive on a 4x4 vehicle with a trained safari guide as you look for lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffalo, rhinoceros, and more.
  • Experience the thrill of a guided water safari in the Okavango Delta as you look for signs of local wildlife, large and small, while floating on the branches of the iconic waterway
  • Travel into the forestlands for an up-close-and-personal gorilla-trekking experience, spending time with a gorilla troop playing in the canopy or watching chimpanzees snack in the trees.
What should I pack for an African safari?

Over and above your usual clothing and travel essentials, be sure to create a packing list for your African safari that caters to the unique needs of a wilderness adventure. Here are some additional things to consider bringing on your African safari tour:

  • Clothing that blends in with the natural surroundings
  • Water-resistant raincoat
  • Shoes or boots that are comfortable and suitable for hiking
  • Backpack to carry your essentials
  • Camera with a zoom lens, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellant
  • Items to protect yourself from the sun, such as sunscreen, hats, lip balm, and sunglasses
How safe are African safaris?

Lodges and safari sites are very safe, with rangers, scouts, and guides trained to protect visitors and the wildlife. To further ensure your safety, listen to your guide’s advice, pay attention to the rules, and understand any present restrictions were put in place to safeguard you and the animals you want to see.

What else should I know about how to plan an African safari?

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