The enduring fascination of a safari holiday is that no two safaris are ever the same. wildlife, culture, scenery vary from country to country and park to park and season to season. Is it the anticipation before setting out on a game drive, boat safari, or walk, never knowing quite what you will find but secure in the knowledge that there is a very good chance that you will experience something new and wonderful?
As a veteran of more than fifty safaris with visits to most of Africa’s great parks the feeling of excitement anticipation starts from the moment I start planning my next trip and doesn’t leave me until I board the final charter flight at the start of my journey home. If you have been to Africa with Safari Club you will know the feeling, many of our guests return year after year forsaking the trappings of Western civilization for a couple of weeks to enjoy the thrilling sounds, smells and sights of timeless Africa. In this newsletter we feature a few safaris most of which are flexible that might appeal to guests looking to travel next year.
Elephants Kingdom – an eight-night trip visiting Victoria Falls, the Chobe Game Reserve and exclusive private concessions in the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game reserve. An affordable but high quality, “all inclusive” flying safari.
From £3807 to £6071pp on a Victoria Falls to Maun basis.
Northern Highlights (classic) -A ten night “all inclusive” flying safari visiting Victoria Falls, the legendary Savute Marsh in Chobe, the Khwai community area of the Okavango Delta and a private concession in the South East Delta. Superb game viewing with the opportunity for elephant interaction at Stanleys Camp.
From £4412 to £7591 on a Victoria Falls to Maun basis
Moremi and Chobe Private Luxury Mobile Camping
Safari in Style on a budget. try our nine day, fully serviced, luxury mobile camping safari starting in Maun and finishing in Kasane. This safari visits the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve before heading North to the Chobe Game Reserve with the option of extending your tour to include Victoria Falls. The price is the same throughout the year and is the most cost-effective way to visit Botswana’s superb reserves in peak season. This is a great choice for four or more people and perfect for a family with older children.
Price £3456 per person based on four travellers on a Maun to Kasane basis
Guests interested in visiting Botswana may be interested in our report of the Safari Club visit to Botswana in May 2017.
Zambezi Wanderer –Two World Heritage sites in one trip
An eight-night trip visiting three of Zimbabwe’s most spectacular tourist attractions,
Your safari starts at the spectacular Victoria Falls and continues into Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest reserve and home to up to 100000 elephants. The final part of your journey takes you to another World Heritage Site, Mana Pools on the Zambezi River, a stunning wildlife haven teeming with big game. You can enjoy boat safaris, guided walks and tiger fishing in addition to your game drives.
From £2693 to £4010 per person on a Victoria Falls to Harare basis.
Guests interested in visiting Zimbabwe may be interested in our report of the Safari Club visit to Zimbabwe in June 2017.
Seychelles – Romance with adventure
From March 2018 BA will be commencing daily flights to the Seychelles, as BA also flies direct to Johannesburg and Nairobi which have direct flight connections to Seychelles the planning of a safari and beach holiday becomes much easier and cheaper.
Either of these safari destinations combined with one of the stunningly beautiful islands of the Seychelles could be the perfect romantic holiday combination for honeymoons and anniversaries.
Give us a call if you love this idea 0845 0545889
Stars of the North – The Northern Circuit
An attractively priced, seven nights, set departure safari, visiting Tanzania’s fantastic Northern Parks.
This safari travels overland from Arusha visiting the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, the Ngorongoro Crater and of course the Serengeti National Reserve. The tour is suitable for 2 to 6 guests and includes all accommodation, meals, park fees and transport.
This is a great stand-alone safari but it is also ideal to combine with a beach holiday in Zanzibar or other Tanzanian Islands.
From £2568 to £3172 per person on a Kilimanjaro to Kilimanjaro basis
Selous and Ruaha Adventure – Great value for families with teenage children
An eight night trip vising the exciting but less well known Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park.
Fantastic value for money in peak season, with family accommodation staying in comfortable tented camps. Includes game drives and boat safaris. Why not add a few days relaxation on a beautiful tropical beach to complement the safari?
From £13200 Family of four £15500 family of five
Mozambique – Dugong anyone?
Mozambique is one of the last bastions of truly wild Africa, large country with plenty of game reserves and only a smattering of visitors. In the 1960’s Mozambique’s game reserves rivalled the best in Africa with the Gorongosa National Park the jewel in the crown. Civil war and rampant poaching reduced these once prolific reserves to a shadow of their former glory. The parks are now slowly recovering but are unlikely to appeal to mainstream wildlife enthusiasts for a few years yet.
Mozambique though has another trick up its sleeve. The country is blessed with some of the finest beaches and most pristine coral reefs in Africa. This part of the Indian Ocean is home to whales, sharks, manta rays and turtles. Mozambique has a specialty that you are unlikely to find elsewhere. The Dugong is a large and endangered marine mammal that can be found in the waters around Vilanculos. They are usually found in small groups feeding on sea grass in shallow water. If you want to see a Dugong let us help to plan a trip to Mozambique for you.
Mozambique has good flight connections with South Africa,, Kenya and Tanzania so it is a great place to relax after a safari in one of the traditional “Big Five” countries.