Experiences

Explore our African travel experiences

African travel is changing. Traditionally, itineraries were country-based but thanks to improved logistics and accommodation, travellers to Africa are now basing their plans on the experience they want. It could be sitting down with a family of mountain gorillas in a rainforest clearing or sitting down to a silver service dinner on the world’s most luxurious train.

We believe our experiences are Africa’s most iconic and we’ve taken care to select the best tours and accommodation to match your expectations. Gorilla trekking and walking safaris with expert professional guides; lodges that lie on the path of the wildebeest migration; and honeymoon hideaways set on private islands.

African travel experiences can also span several countries, adding different elements of landscape and culture. Romantic journeys combine the sights of Cape Town and Victoria Falls with Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger. Why not book a honeymoon that combines the big game of Zambia with the unfettered friendliness of Lake Malawi? Gorilla trekking can be enjoyed in Rwanda or Uganda – or both, while you can get on board a luxury train in Cape Town and get off in Dar es Salaam, ready for a holiday on Zanzibar.

Click on a specific experience below for more information; you’ll find out when and how to best enjoy each experience and our range of pre-packaged itineraries means we’ve already done the work for you. Contact us for more information and bookings, or simply tell us what you want to experience and your requirements and we’ll do the rest.

Cape Town Adventures

From hiking & motor-biking to shark-cage diving & whale watching, the Mother City has an adventure for everyone. Enjoy privately-guided tours with local experts.

FAMILY SAFARIS IN AFRICA

Whether it’s mom, dad & the toddlers or a multi-generational family with grandparents too, our African family safaris have all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday together.

COMFORT CAMPING SAFARIS

Affordable, authentic tented safaris in the best wildlife destinations in Africa – exclusive, serviced camps with expert guiding by 4X4, canoe & on foot.

BEST WALKING SAFARIS AFRICA

On foot in Africa – whether it’s a morning walk or multi-day adventure, walking in Africa’s big game reserves is an unforgettable experience.

AFRICAN FLY IN SAFARIS

Save time & add comfort: African fly-in safaris are the best way to see Africa’s best destinations – ideal for romantic travel.

ROMANTIC TRAVEL IN AFRICA

Romantic travel in Africa means safari hideaways & ocean-facing villas – an unforgettable honeymoon or special occasion.

LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL AFRICA

African Luxury train travel takes on a new dimension with five star luxury hotels on rails. Multi-day train journeys take in South Africa but also go as far as Dar es Salaam.

GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI

The ultimate wildlife encounter? Face to face with mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest environment – it’s both a humbling & invigorating experience.

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARIS

Nature’s greatest show stars over a million wildebeest with a supporting cast of big cats & giant crocodiles – find out when & where to go.

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • We regularly do site inspections
  • Knowledgeable team
  • Expect great customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • Travel Support from Start to Finish

Reviews

Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Actually got to see the Big 5 which was perfect. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved.
Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on! This year we went back to Luangwa and had a terrific six days there. It was very dry so a slightly different environment than in past years when we have found October to be more conducive to wildlife viewing. Walter couldn’t have done more for us!

Roger (UK)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. Tongazebi was one place we stayed in a tree house amazing and friendly place our safari was in Savanna Lodge an incredible place to stay and amazing safari we got to see the big five and many others birds and animals. All very close you would not believe how close you get to the wildlife. We are so happy that this was organised for as we have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip.
Our expectations were exceled!!! We’ve been to three different Wilderness lodges in Botswana and Zambia. It was more than WOW.
The lodges itself, the service, the food, the kids (8+10) care and the animal world. All the connections by plane, boat and car were perfectly organized. There was always a responsible person waiting for us. We felt very special from the first to the last day. We highly recommend safari-online.com and we’ll do our next Wilderness tour definitely with them.

Lukas (Germany)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

I have so many wonderful things to say about Walter and Safari Online that I don’t even know where to begin! Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

I have a severe intolerance to chemical products such a fabric softener. This can create difficulties when you travel. But the team at Safari Online made sure that all the destinations on our itinerary met our unusual demands. Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)