Who has the time and knowhow to sift through the many safari choices and drill down into that perfect trip to make the most of your well-deserved African safari journey? We do!
We have planned three of the best safari ideas; offrering the ultimate seven and eight-night safaris, purely as samples, and a starting point to your understanding of the flow os these fabulous holidays!
Want something shorter or longer? Bringing the family? No problem, we create each itinerary based upon your needs, preferences and budget - samples below:
The Ultimate Safari Mecca: Botswana 8 Nights 3 Luxurious Camps inc. 2 nights Victoria Falls
Undoubtedly one of the premium safari destinations on the entire planet, Botswana is all about exclusivity and indulgence.
Safari Guru's Safari Mecca takes you directly from Cape Town to Maun, Botswana, the safari hub of this game-rich wonderland. Your eight-night itinerary includes some of the most pristine and famous wildlife areas in the Okavango Delta providing a mix of experiences of water, walking and open 4x4 vehicle. Travellers could expect to see a combination, if not all of Africa's big wild cats, including leopard, lion and cheetah; elephant, Cape buffalo and chances of the elusive black rhino.
End your safari with two magical nights on the mighty Zambezi River, with a scenic helicopter flight over the famous thundering Victoria Falls.
The Best of Southern Safari: South Africa 7 nights 2 Luxurious Camps inc Kalahari and Sabi Sands
If you prefer to stay within the borders of vibrant South Africa, then this safari is for you.
Safari Guru's Best of Southern Safari is designed with peace of mind and species diversity in mind. Your seven-night itinerary includes two stunning and, rightly, famous wildlife areas of South Africa; the Kalahari and the Sabi Sands.
Fly direct from Cape Town on a scheduled private charter to Tswalu, Kalahari; South Africa's largest private game reserve in the Kalahari with over 110,000 hectares of spectacular grasslands, mountains, arid savannah, its diverse wildlife (including their famous meerkats!). Followed by Londolozi, situated on the Sand River it the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park, where you can relax in luxurious accommodations and easily see the big 5 before breakfast!
Londolozi became the first game reserve in the world to be accorded Relais & Châteaux status.
The Striking Contrasts Safari: Namibia 8 Nights: Deserts, Safari and Seas explored in 3 striking camps
Namibia rarely disappoints even the most seasoned traveler! African travel at its most varied. If you desire something a little off the beaten track, offering diversity, stunning unique scenery and contrasting landscapes – then Namibia and Safari Guru's Striking Contrasts Safari is just right for you. Come, explore and then relax between the desert and dunes where no one can find you - unless you choose to connect.
Our itinerary sends you way into northern Namibia; remote and awe-inspiring. There are soaring mountains to marvel at, sweeping sand dunes to impress and a multitude of desert-adapted species to search for at a leisurely pace.
The adventure begins in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert. You’ll then head north to the misty Atlantic Ocean coast and the aptly-named Shipwreck Lodge and spend a few days with the desert-adapted giraffe of the region before continuing to the game rich area of Etosha where you’ll stay on the Ongave private reserve at Namibia’s most luxurious lodge
WILD LUXURY SPECIALS
Specialists in bespoke journeys for those looking for “travel with purpose” and "family safaris" that offer peace of mind, body and soul in remarkable destinations.
With nearly fifteen years of operational experience in managing high-end luxury safari camps in remote locations, learnings and knowledge is applied to all itineraries to ensure all logistics and travels are operationally sound!
With a strong conservation background each safari itinerary is pieced together bit by bit based upon real-life experience and first-hand knowledge of operators who actively adopt sustainable practices to protect community, land and the natural world!
Don't just listen to us; hear what our clients say
"From start to finish the experience was a true delight and this was in no small measure due to the warmth and competence of Mr. De Villiers. The professionalism of his own conduct and the ethos and ambience he engendered would, on its own, never be forgotten by any of our party" ~Dr Norman Henri Mills
"Committed to service excellence, Safari Guru exceeded our expectations. As frequent safari goers, our expectations were high, yet we were genuinely amazed at the dedication and commitment they showed in finding the most suitable safari destinations." ~Minette Procter
Three nights in game-rich Qorokwe private concession; located on the edge of the Okavango Delta. Enjoy walking and open 4x4 safari vehicles, in total opulence with some of Africa's best bush cuisine. Qorokwe is one of Botswana's newest eco-friendly camps, committed to community empowerment through job creation, education and healthcare.
Three nights in the award-winning accommodations of Vumbura Plains Camp. Here you will explore the pristine waterways of the Okavango Delta by motorboat and mekoro (traditional dugout canoe).
Tongabezi Lodge on the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia is the finest end to your Botswana safari. Explore the Victoria Falls by helicopter and visit the traditional Simonga Zambian village.
Your four nights at Tswalu will offer a wealth of possibilities in a malaria-free environment, where every day is designed around your needs and enjoyment.
Encounter the Kalahari predators - wild dog, cheetah, black-maned lions and track the critically endangered desert black rhino. Over 80 species of mammals can be found on the reserve, together with approximately 240 species of birds.
Enjoy three lazy days on the Londolozi Tree Camp deck, champagne in hand, as elephants pass in the river below. By night, the camp glows with countless lanterns and rings with laughter and conversation. Tree Camp is a celebration of over four decades of connections and kinship with the wild free-roaming leopards that move through Londolozi.
The adventure begins in the Namib Desert, where you will enjoy excursions to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon in closed air-conditioned vehicles, take scenic nature drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles and on 4-wheel all terrain quad bikes. Enjoy unforgettable dune experiences and a complimentary early morning scenic hot air balloon flight.
Then head to the Skeleton Coast which offers mesmerising scenery along the enigmatic Atlantic coastline. Explore the dunes and the skeletal ship remains in this dramatically beautiful, yet eerily mysterious, part of the country.
Your last stop is considered one of the most luxurious and exclusive camps in Namibia. Located on 30,000 hectare Ongava private reserve with convenient access into Etosha National Park. This area has some of the highest densities of big game including lion, white and black rhino and plains species and salt pans with a multitude of plains game and elephants.