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African Safari – Beyond the Safari Vehicle

African Safari – Beyond the Safari Vehicle

Horseback safaris, African Safaris on HorsebackGoing on a Safari is one of those bucket-list experiences, most commonly enjoyed on guided game drives – definitely not to be missed. However, if you want to ‘kick it up a notch’ we offer some life-enriching, out-of-the-ordinary safaris that go beyond the open 4×4 vehicle:

Walking Safaris

There is nothing more thrilling than watching rhino or elephant grazing in the morning light whilst you are on foot, or following the tracks of a leopard. Zambia and Kenya are renowned for incredible guided walking safaris (with appropriate protection, of course)– perfect for the active and adventurous traveller.

Cycling Safaris

Our clients recently circumnavigated the base of Mount Kilimanjaro on a cycling trip they will never forget. From fat-biking across the dunes of Namibia to exploring the Cape winelands on two wheels, the possibilities are endless.

Horseback Safaris

Riding allows you to enjoy the wildlife in its most natural form, without the sound of a car engine or the sight of a road. It’s truly quite a privilege to ride right up next to animals such as giraffe, zebra, impala, waterbuck, eland, ostrich and baboons. Ideal for both first time and advanced riders. Discover more>>

Family Safaris

The peoples of Africa are very family friendly. Your kids can enjoy camel rides, Maasai games, exploring for cave paintings, crab fishing in fresh water springs… there is a huge array of activities for children of all ages. See what else awaits>>

Yoga Safaris

Our yoga safaris combine the health and fitness benefits of yoga with exploring Africa’s wildlife. Days begin with morning yoga practice, include afternoon meditation in the African bush and end with a yoga sessions against the backdrop of the Victoria Falls.

Flying Safaris

Flying Safaris, African fly-in Safaris

Aerial safaris offer visitors an incredible, bird’s-eye view of Southern and East Africa be it in a Hot Air Balloon, Helicopter or the open cockpit of a vintage Bi-plane. Fly right above the treetops and weave through gorges to see herds of game, that are otherwise virtually inaccessible.

Water Safaris

Experience the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique from a dhow – a 12-foot kayak, and snorkel amongst a rich variety of fish, turtles, humpback whales and dugongs. Or meander down Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River by canoe to see elephant, buffalo, hippos, impala, lion, crocodiles and a variety of birds.

Conservation Safaris

A growing number of travellers are choosing safaris with an angle of ‘giving back’ – contributing to local communities and the protection of wildlife and natural habitats. Our Legacy Safari offers you a unique opportunity to contribute to Rhino conservation, while experiencing thrilling up-close game drives and walks.

 

When is the best time to start planning a Safari?

There are two main seasons – the green season is baby-time in the bush and is great for photography and birding, especially if you are okay with elevated temperatures. Low season also means fewer travellers and relatively keen prices, so this really may be a very smart time to be out on safari, and can sometimes be arranged just a month or two in advance.

The African winter (May to October) falls in the dry season and is by far the most popular safari time. If you’re taking the family or travelling with a group of friends, it’s advisable to start planning at least a year ahead, since the better safari lodges cater to just 24 guests.  Solo travellers should also book early, which can possibly save that dreaded single room supplement.

Bottom line – it’s never too soon to get in touch to ensure the best value and top choice of lodges and guides.  And please don’t feel you have to have it all researched in advance. Even if your plans are a little vague, I am always happy to chat and come up with some ideas for you to consider.

 

Contact Africa Travel Expert Christine Boecker
to design your African Safari – beyond the 4×4

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