Safari Experiences to Inspire you

With so many incredible experiences to discover in Africa, it’s difficult to know where to start. We’ve compiled some of our favourite things to do whilst embarking on an African safari, from gorilla trekking to walking with the giants, which will help you create exciting ideas for your trip of a lifetime. When you find something that inspires you be sure to add them to your Safari Ideas, or contact our passionate team to find out more.

Our team of Africa enthusiasts are ready to tailor-make your perfect safari holiday – so just let us know when you’re ready to start, and we will be on hand to help you every step of the way.

Balloon Safaris

This type of safari is a once in a lifetime experience. Floating into the air as the rising sun paints the sky with beautiful colours is something you’ll never forget, and we love that jaw-dropping moment you fly over grazing buffalo herds, or rustle the leaves of an acacia tree where a giraffe feeds.

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Beach Retreats

Though an Africa safari is incredible, thought-provoking and simply life-changing, it can be an exhausting experience - which is why here at Africa Sky we love the idea of a bush to beach holiday. How better to relax after a trip of early mornings and long safaris than on a beautiful sugary sand beach? From private bays to endless miles of white sand, our beach retreat destinations have something special waiting for you.

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Big 5 Safaris

Of all Africa's animals it's the big five that are most revered. And they are as resplendent as you are imagining - dreamy animals that celebrate the beauty and power of the wild. Quite understandably, it's the big five that top most wish lists when it comes to safaris, and we have plenty of tips for ticking off all five of these magnificent creatures.

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Big Cat Safaris

A leopard draped across an acacia branch, a cheetah nursing her cub in the high grass, a lion's mane fluttering on the breeze...of all the wild mammal experiences, it's the big cats that really get the heart going. And you're not just admiring them in repose - you'll be seeing them in iconic prowling mode, hunting game and basking in the sunlight.

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Bird Watching Safaris

The magnificent Shoebill with its shoe-shaped bill, Blue-headed Sunbirds with their kaleidoscope of blue, purple and yellow feathers, the tiny yellow belly of a Sharpe’s Pipit…Africa’s diverse ecosystems are full of birdlife. Whether you’re a twitcher looking for a megatick, or a wildlife enthusiast in general, Africa’s birdlife is especially prolific.

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Blue Train

The Blue Train offers you a window into the stunning authenticity of South Africa. This luxurious private train traverses landscapes that delight in their diversity, from ocean to desert to savannah, crossing colonial relics and mountain passes, with the odd wild mammal roaming around.

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Camel Safaris

A camel safari offers a deep and spiritual connection with the landscape, the elegant desert animal leading you on an adventure across wild and remote plains. Most commonly experienced in northern Kenya, this is a chance to evoke the true meaning of the Swahili word safari, which translates into English as journey.

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Conservancy Safaris

Private conservancies and concessions blend spectacular wildlife abundance with a captivating intimacy. 50-strong elephants herds, a forest alive with leopards' scents, hippos playing in the river below the suite, and hardly another person for miles around...we think that conservancies are the essence of the luxury safari experience.

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Family Safaris

Safari enchants the whole family. Imagine the thrill of seeing a huge elephant herd. Now imagine how it must feel if you're seeing the same intimate scene through a child's eyes.

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First-Time Safaris

Intimate and immersive, an African safari offers one of the world's greatest travel experiences. The scale is inspiring, the diversity makes every moment special, and the rhythm of the wild is something that compels most people to return to Africa.

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Gorilla Trekking

Beneath a thick rainforest canopy you get a thrilling first glimpse. Emotion is everywhere and the intimacy brings goosebumps. Only around 1000 mountain gorillas remain. And you're soon surrounded by an entire troop of them. For a unique wildlife experience, there really is nothing comparable, anywhere else in the world, than a gorilla trekking safari.

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Honeymoon Safaris

Africa provides a dreamy honeymoon destination, elevating the escapism with the unique beauty of safari. It's something new and exotic, with everyday offering a truly memorable experience. Yet a safari is also wonderfully relaxing; the African landscapes runs on an ancient rhythm that is perfect for romance.

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Horseback Safaris

Zebra are cantering across the plains and you're not just watching them, you're riding with them. The intimacy and thrill of a horseback safari makes it instantly memorable, almost enabling you to become part of the herds. Elephants, giraffe, even rhino...our knowledge of Africa can get you riding safely with the giants.

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Migration Safaris

You’ll hear it first before you see it, a crescendo of grunts and the clattering of hooves as giant herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope make their way across the never ending plains. Known to many as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, the great wildebeest migration is a popular phenomenon to witness, and one that never fails to take our breath away.

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Photographic Safaris

Incredible wildlife, jaw-dropping horizons, friendly local faces and unforgettable sunsets – Africa is a photographer’s paradise. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast, or just want a piece of Africa to take home and marvel at forever, snapping the perfect photo of a prowling lion or an inquisitive giraffe is a huge part of everyone’s African safari.

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Private Safari Reserves

Private safari reserves celebrate the stunning diversity of Africa. Providing an intimate and exclusive experience, they enable you to see so many of the famous mammals in just a couple of days. If you're only planning a short safari, we're really fond of how a private reserve epitomises the allure of the continent.

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Self-Drive Safaris

There's something magical about taking your own vehicle through a national park and stopping beside a rhino. Or weaving through the woodland to encounter a large herd of elephants. For those who want complete freedom over where to go, we know some sublime Southern Africa destinations for a self-drive safari.

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Solo Safaris

A safari adventure is always shared. Even when you travel alone, there are tens of thousands of wild animals joining you on the savannah, each as compelling as the last. With a great range of tailored activities and a huge choice of destinations, we think safari is an exquisite option if you're travelling solo.

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Walking Safaris

On a walking safari you become part of the landscape, just another mammal in a realm untouched for millennia. A giraffe peers down, kudu and impala evocatively return your gaze, and a wild soundtrack echoes across the plains. Whether it's wild rhinos or elegant antelope herds, the wildlife is even more majestic when you're also on ground level.

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Wedding Safaris

There's little as evocative as a wedding ceremony in the bush. With wild animals roaming on the landscape below, and the beauty of nature enveloping everything, tying the knot in Africa is as unique as it comes.

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