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10 African Safaris That Will Change Your Life

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

Africa is renowned for its extraordinary wildlife and stunning natural wonders, and no vacation there would be complete without a multi-day safari.

Whether you're looking for a 12-day excursion, or a small tour, here are some of the best African safaris to check out:

1. Kenya Exclusive Tented Safari 2019

This luxury safari takes guests on a whirlwind experience that marries exploration and discovery with romantic intimacy. Guests stay in tented accommodations in absolutely stunning locations. Days are filled with open-vehicle safari tours and Kenya's most sought-after wildlife, while nights are replete with African sunsets, candlelit dinners and roaring fire pits.

Safari Company: Lion World Travel Duration: 8 nights Destinations: 4 # of Accommodations: 4

2. 10-Day Cape & Kruger Safari

Explore Cape Town and Kruger like never before. Throughout 10 days, you'll visit the breathtaking Table Mountain, winelands, and other natural wonders, while observing a vast array of wildlife, such as African penguins, white rhinos, kudus, impalas, giraffes, cheetahs, elephants, reedbucks, klipspringers, and warthogs, to name just a few!

Safari Company: Bearded Heron Safaris Duration: 10 days Destinations: 3 # of Accommodations: 3

3. 8 Days Rwanda, Congo, Uganda Safari

If gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking are on your bucket list, this safari will be perfect for you. You'll hike Mount Nyiragongo, an active stratovolcano, with its red, glowing lava creating an otherworldly vision at night. Sunset cruises, game drives, and more round out this amazing experience, along the way, witnessing lions, elephants, buffalo, baboons, hippos, crocodiles and more.

Safari Company: Wild Rwanda Safaris Duration: 8 days Destinations: 3 # of Accommodations: 3

4. Serengeti and Selous: A Week-Long Safari for Families

A perfect, adventure-packed trip for families, this dream vacation even includes a private guide to help you decide your daily activities, which is especially helpful when planning around specific needs and/or children. Plane rides, open-air 4x4 game vehicles, and river rides enable you and your family to enjoy this special journey via air, land and water!

Safari Company: Nomad Tanzania Duration: 7 days Destinations: 3 # of Accommodations: 3

5. The Hemingway Wing Safari

A tribute to both old Africa and Ernest Hemingway's deep love for it, this unforgettable safari features old-fashioned, three-tent camps, and five flights to showcase the very same stunning landscapes that charmed "Papa."

Safari Company: Micato Safari Duration: 14 days Destinations: 5 # of Accommodations: 5

6. Kenyan Safari - For the Love of Elephants

Perfect for those who want to get close and personal with African elephants, this spectacular safari is jam-packed with both thrilling activities, and plenty of time for relaxation. You'll meet elephants, enjoy breakfast with giraffes, learn about big cats, ride camels, spend time with local Maasai & Samburu tribes, and witness the vast wilderness and wildlife of the Maasai Mara National Reserve from a hot air balloon, among much more!

Safari Company: Rothschild Safaris Duration: 11 days Destinations: 5 # of Accommodations: 5

7. Hwange Walking Safari

This remarkable exploration through Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe spans several ecosystems and a wide diversity of flora and wildlife, including lions, buffalo, spotted hyenas, blue wildebeest, impalas, leopards, and countless bird.

Safari Company: Wilderness Safaris Duration: 5 days Destinations: 2 # of Accommodations: 2

8. Luxury Jordan 2019

While not located in Africa, we just had to include this phenomenal excursion. At the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, this Arab nation in Western Asia offers adventurous travelers guided historical tours through ancient cities and ruins, exploring caves and inspecting artifacts along the way. Stops include Amman, Madaba and Petra, where you'll visit tombs, archaeological sites, and even take a dip in the Dead Sea!

Safari Company: Lion World Travel Duration: 4 nights Destinations: 3 # of Accommodations: 3

9. 7 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

Trek the gorgeous landscape in search of mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates. Whether a canopy forest walk, afternoon canoe ride, or beautiful Twin Lakes, there are plenty of opportunities to spot these majestic creatures, a well as golden monkeys, vervet monkeys, rarely seen silver monkeys, owl-faced Hamlyn’s monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, grey-cheeked Mangabeys, and so much more.

Safari Company: Wild Rwanda Safaris Duration: 7 days Destinations: 4 # of Accommodations: 3

10. Madagascar Wildlife Safari

There's nothing quite like experiencing a safari on the fourth-largest island in the world. Madagascar has something for everyone, whether you want to take in the flora and fauna, get lost inside an enchanting rainforest, or spend a few nights on the remote island of Tsarabanjina snorkeling and scuba diving. You'll encounter include a variety of lemurs, exotic birds, reptiles, and invertebrates, among many fascinating creatures!

Safari Company: Rothschild Safaris Duration: 14 days Destinations: 6 # of Accommodations: 5

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