What can we say? It was without doubt the best holiday either of us have ever had, and we have been on some good ones in the past. We would like to thank Paul for all his hard work, great patience and his very good advice.
Karen & Martin
Safari Experiences and Advice
The most popular safari experiences are guided game drives 4x4 safari vehicles, but if you'd like to view the wonderful African wildlife from a different perspective then we've put together some ideas to make your experience that little bit more special.
The most popular safari experiences are guided game drives 4x4 safari vehicles. We know some of the best places to see the 'Big Five': Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant, the endangered Wild Dog and Mountain Gorilla, or other game such as Cheetah, Hippo, Crocodile, and Chimpanzee.
For more details visit: The best places for game viewing
Elephant-back safaris are available in Botswana, South Africa and at Victoria Falls in Zambia. Walking or riding through the African bush with these gentle giants is an unusual and fascinating experience, with the chance to study the elephants at close quarters.
Zambia is home to the walking safari and in South Luangwa National Park with the concentration of wildlife around the Luangwa river and its oxbow lagoons among the highest in Africa, there is no more exhilarating way to experience the African bush than on foot, experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush at close quarters.
A Balloon safari drifting slowly and silently over the game rich plains of East Africa is a once in a lifetime experience. Kenya’s Maasai Mara and the Serengeti Reserve in Tanzania are the top destinations for a balloon flight. A balloon flight over Namibia’s spectacular deserts and dunes is also a superb experience.
There are many places that offer short half-day rides, but experienced riders can choose a specialist horseback safari, riding alongside herds of game and covering significant distances over remote regions and sleeping under the stars in a fly camp. Some of the best riding destinations include the Chyulus Hills and Laikipia Plateau in Kenya, the Waterberg and Kruger areas of South Africa and Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Mashatu Game Reserve.
Camel safaris are a great way to experience the bush. Northern Kenya is the place for camel safaris, where your guides are likely to be local tribesmen who have unparalleled knowledge of the local fauna and flora and a safari atop a humped camel will give you an entirely different perspective of Africa! Camel Safaris can range from half day treks to longer trips camping out overnight and travelling through wild and beautiful country.
Canoeing downstream along the pristine Zambezi River camping out on Islands overnight is a superb way to see the wildlife action along the river. Paddle past elephants, hippos and crocodiles and other game visiting the river to drink plus numerous species of bird. Canoeing is particularly good on the Lower Zambezi with Zimbabwe's Mana Pools on one side and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National park on the other. Botswana also has some interesting options.
Mokoro safaris are a must do when you visit the Okavango delta offering breathtaking wildlife viewing. Be gently poled down a quiet channel by a guide in a mokoro - the local version of a canoe. Most Okavango Delta accommodation offers a mokoro trip with some specialising in walking and Mokoro Trips
Mobile safaris offer a high degree of flexibility taking in the full range of accommodation options ranging from temporary fly-camps to luxury lodges. The compact safari area of Northern Tanzania is best done as a private or small group 4x4 safari. Fly camping involves setting up small, temporary camps for a night under the stars, more often than not in a remote part of the bush, the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania is perfect for fly camping.
Details of our safari destinations, Game lodges and Safari Camps and some sample safari itineraries can be found on the destinations pages under the country you are interested in visiting.
No doubt you'll have questions regarding your safari and here we hope to answer lot of them.
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Activities and Facilities
The range of activities available on a Safari Club holiday varies from camp to camp and region to region. Here is a list of some of the activities available at our camps:
- Animal Tracking
- Assisting in conservation programmes
- Bird Watching
- Boat Trips
- Bungee Jumping
- Camel back safaris
- Canoe Trips/Safaris
- City add ons
- Cultural walks and visits
- Cycle safaris
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Elephant back safaris
- Fly camping
- Fly Fishing
- Flying Safaris
- Game Drives
- Game Walks with trained guide
- Glass bottom boats
- Horse Back Safaris and horse riding
- Hot air ballooning
- Micro light flight
- Mokoro trips
- Night Drives
- Photographic Safaris
- Quad Biking
- Scenic flight by plane and helicopter
- Scuba Diving
- Sea Kayaks
- Shark Diving
- Spa and wellness treatments
- Tiger Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Whale watching
- Wind Surfing
- Wine tours