Safari Planning

Southern Africa

As dedicated African Safari specialists, we will design your bespoke journey according to your group size, including families with children, wishing to experience Southern Africa’s best safari destinations.

Southern Africa

There are so many options and must see’s for Southern Africa, and we naturally have many timeless destinations to share. Key heritage sites often included are, Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Okavango Delta; combined with other points of interest such as Cape Town; the metropolitan hub of culture, heritage and all-round natural beauty. 

A picnic setup in Cape Town on the side of a mountain

Allow Safari Guru’s private tour guide to share local knowledge while touring the world-renowned vineyards, explore Table Mountain and traverse the dramatic coastline, a corridor for the largest southern right whale migration and the areas most exquisite wine and cuisine!

By letting us plan your journey, we’ll share our wealth of knowledge of Southern Africa’s best luxury safari camps in the top national parks – let’s start sharing!

Destinations

Johannesburg is a major entry point for any Southern African safari and offers world-class accommodations and hospitality. A truly vibrant city, yet often only serves as a transit point for South Africa’s neighbouring safari destinations.

Daily flights depart from Johannesburg to all nearby safari destinations, including; the Kruger National Park, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia, often coinciding with small regional airlines to get you to your preferred safari destination. Your Safari Guru personalised itinerary will include all local flights, transfers and accommodation, and we’ll ensure only top-class vehicles, personnel and ground-handling logistics to allow for effortless and memorable travel!

Explore each destination included in our Southern African travel itineraries, and enjoy a small sample, yet personalised selection of accommodation properties for each location.

Southern Africa

Destinations

Botswana

Undoubtedly one of the premium wildlife safari destinations on the entire planet Botswana is all about luxury; exclusivity and indulgence.

Botswana comprises a few iconic safari and experiential travel locations, but none as prominent as the Okavango Delta; a World Heritage Site which was listed in June 2014.

A Duba Plains Guest Tent in the Okavango Delta Botswana
Sossusvlei Desert lodge in Namibia and the beautiful night sky

Namibia

Few countries in Southern Africa can match Namibia’s diversity, striking starkness and mind-boggling natural beauty.

As its name implies, Namibia lays claim to the worlds oldest desert, the Namib. One of the planets most stark and contrasting environments, from the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei to the sand dunes the size of mountains, which plunge to the sea at Sandwich Harbour and the haunting Skeleton Coast.

South Africa

South Africa is typically the first place people think of when talking about a safari.

A vast country with a landmass almost five times the size of Britain and twice that of France; but what makes it so fascinating is the sheer diversity of its geography. To the north is the Kalahari Desert with its black-maned lions and beguiling meerkats. The subtropical east is lapped by the warm Indian Ocean and golden beaches, while the stormy and icy Atlantic pounds the Western Cape. The northeast churned by the Limpopo River and vast and rightly famous Kruger National Park, the oldest and most successful of all wildlife preservation areas in the country.

A wine and Food Pairing PLatter at grootbos
People Doing a Walking Safari in South Luangwa Zambia

Zambia

Primarily considered a seasonal safari destination Zambia holds some of the most remote and untouched savannahs Sub-Saharan Africa has to offer.

Uncompromised Zambia comes alive when the rains subside, and flocks of colourful and broody avian species infiltrate the vast plains and waterways for seasonal breeding. It’s an extravaganza second to none, yet only compliments the impressive populations of free-roaming wildlife.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a beautiful country, with diverse safari areas, friendly people and remarkable wildlife.

Zimbabwe boasts one of the stunning wonders of the world in the Victoria Falls. Additionally, Zimbabwe boasts the mighty Zambezi river and various wildlife-rich and beautiful national parks. The activities available in Zimbabwe are as diverse as its wildlife, with among the best professional guides on the continent you can walk close to predators and elephants in safety, canoe waterways filled with crocs and hippos, enjoy fishing and much much more.

The main area lit up by lanterns at Davison's Camp Zimbabwe

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