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  • Southern Africa Southbound: Dunes, Deltas & Falls

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    21 days
    From
    US$2564.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Culture? Check. Epic scenery? In spades. Animals? You bet. This 21-day tour is the ultimate expedition into southwestern Africa. Experience wildlife safari drives, leave footprints on the world's hi...
    Tour length
    21 days
    From
    US$2564.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    18 days
    From
    US$3689.10
    This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San B...
    Tour length
    18 days
    From
    US$3689.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Kruger, Victoria Falls & Namibia

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    18 days
    From
    US$6399.00
    Southern Africa is blessed with captivating natural wonders, and on this epic trip covering South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe you ll get to check off much of your adventure bucket list. Get up close to the famed "big five" on thrilling safaris, feel the spray of one of the world s most s...
    Tour length
    18 days
    From
    US$6399.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Southern Africa Highlights

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    21 days
    From
    US$7099.00
    From multicultural cities to awe-inspiring landscapes and iconic wildlife, discover southern Africa s most incredible attractions on one epic journey. Scan the grasslands of Kruger National Park for elephants and big cats, take in the otherworldly desert vistas of Namibia, and feel the thundering po...
    Tour length
    21 days
    From
    US$7099.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Ultimate Africa: Safari Drives & the Savannah

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    55 days
    From
    US$8099.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. 55 days may sound like a lot of time, but once you reach south and east Africa, you'll see there's a lifetime of epic landscapes, rare wildlife, and unique people to meet and discover. Track the &qu...
    Tour length
    55 days
    From
    US$8099.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Discover Kruger & Namibia

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    16 days
    From
    US$5699.00
    From savanna to desert to sea, combine the wild wonders of South Africa and Namibia in one unforgettable adventure. Set out in search of the legendary "big five" in a private reserve alongside a National Geographic funded researcher, explore the surreal crimson desertscapes of the Namib t...
    Tour length
    16 days
    From
    US$5699.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape Town, Kruger & Namibia

    Country
    Cape Town
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    19 days
    From
    US$6599.00
    Discover the wonders of South Africa and Namibia on this extraordinary adventure, traveling from captivating Cape Town and the wilds of Kruger National Park to the dramatic dunes of the world s oldest desert. Gaze out over the Atlantic seaboard from iconic Table Mountain; track the famed "big f...
    Tour length
    19 days
    From
    US$6599.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Highlights of Southern Africa

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    30 days
    From
    US$6029.10
    When you put the word highlights in the name of a trip, you better be confident that it lives up to the hype. This trip does. Across 30 epic days, you ll go round-trip to Cape Town via Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia a new spin on one of our most popular routes taking comfortable touring vehic...
    Tour length
    30 days
    From
    US$6029.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape & Dunes Southbound: Desert Camping & Safari Drives

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$1709.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Lions, elephants, and springboks& oh my! On this two-week adventure, you'll experience incredible desert scenery, cosmopolitan city streets, and wonderful wildlife as you discover the diverse r...
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$1709.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Wonders of Namibia

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    10 days
    From
    US$3499.00
    From flaming red sand dunes to arid woodlands that harbour some of the world's most majestic elephant herds, Namibia bursts with unique natural wonders. Set out on wildlife drives in the renowned Etosha National Park in search of lions, rhinos, giraffes, and the elusive leopard. Visit the Cheetah Co...
    Tour length
    10 days
    From
    US$3499.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Discover Namibia & Victoria Falls

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$4299.00
    From the surreal red and orange landscapes of Namib-Naukluft National Park to the astounding array of wildlife found at Etosha, Namibia will bring out your inner explorer. Learn about the survival strategies of ancient bushmen on a 4x4 tour through the desert, sample a variety of traditional foods, ...
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$4299.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape & Dunes Discoverer

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$2024.10
    From desert scenery to white-sand beaches and the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on some of the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa s largest canyon, and experience incredibl...
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$2024.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Serengeti, Falls & Cape Town Overland: Sunsets & Safaris

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    40 days
    From
    US$5129.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Eight countries, 40 days, one helluva good time this epic overland adventure takes you from Kenya down towards Africa's southernly tip. See some of the world's highest sand dunes, float through th...
    Tour length
    40 days
    From
    US$5129.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape Town to the Serengeti: Deserts & Wilderness

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    40 days
    From
    US$5219.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Keen to check off eight countries as "been there" and journey across nearly half of the African continent? Well, give us 40 days and we'll take you on this epic overland adventure. Marvel ...
    Tour length
    40 days
    From
    US$5219.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Southern Africa Northbound: Dunes, Deltas & Falls

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    21 days
    From
    US$2564.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Sand dunes, safari drives, and epic sunrises... all that and we've only scratched the surface on this 21-day tour of southwestern Africa. Visit the thunderous Victoria Falls, explore wildlife-rich d...
    Tour length
    21 days
    From
    US$2564.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Southern Africa Overland: Cape Town, Falls & Kruger

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    28 days
    From
    US$3644.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Like action, adventure, and wildlife documentaries? Then you re going to love this trip. The itinerary reads like a special double-issue of your favourite travel mag: towering sand dunes, impossibly...
    Tour length
    28 days
    From
    US$3644.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

    Country
    Botswana
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    18 days
    From
    US$3779.10
    This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San B...
    Tour length
    18 days
    From
    US$3779.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape and Namibia Adventure

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$1979.10
    From the cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town to the desert and lunar scenery of Namibia, witness the diversity of southwestern Africa on this 12-day nature adventure. Leave footprints on some of the world's highest sand dunes, peer deep into the heart of Africa s largest canyon, and experience incredi...
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$1979.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Cape & Dunes Northbound: Wildlife & Starry Night Skies

    Country
    Namibia
    Region
    Africa
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    13 days
    From
    US$1664.10
    Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. From bustling city streets to sand dunes and safaris, the sites of Africa will have your eyes (and mouth) wide open at every turn. This quintessential 13-day adventure takes you from a thrilling wil...
    Tour length
    13 days
    From
    US$1664.10
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Sri Lanka Express

    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Region
    Asia
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    8 days
    From
    US$1129.00
    Discover Sri Lanka's incredible cultural and natural highlights on this eight-day tour. Explore a spice plantation, look for elephants on safari in Udawalawe National Park, and visit a stunning tea plantation. Wrapping up in Unawatuna, this tour is designed for add-on beach time to complete your vac...
    Tour length
    8 days
    From
    US$1129.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Sri Lanka Encompassed

    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Region
    Asia
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$1999.00
    For most travellers, Sri Lanka has been off the map for too long. Well, it's back. Discover the vibrant colours, diverse cultures, and swaying palm trees of this tropical jewel. Explore tea plantations and rock fortresses on this 14-day tour, which is designed to please. This tour is about more than...
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$1999.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Sri Lanka Encompassed — Plus

    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Region
    Asia
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$1999.00
    Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. For most travellers, Sri Lanka has been off the map for too long. Well, it's back. Discover the vibrant colours, diverse...
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$1999.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Sri Lanka & Maldives Adventure

    Country
    Maldives
    Region
    Asia
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$3099.00
    This 14-day combo trip brings together the best of Sri Lanka's cultural highlights and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail the islands of the Maldives aboard a dhoni boat. Experience a safari in Udawalawe National Park, discover cultural treasures of Negombo and Kandy, and then spend an entir...
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$3099.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Discover Sri Lanka

    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Region
    Asia
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$2399.00
    Sri Lanka was known by early Arab traders as Serendib, a name which gave rise to the English word serendipity. Set out on an adventure through this serendipitous Indian Ocean isle, exploring stunning palaces, ancient cities, and intricately decorated Buddhist temples. Take a stroll through fragr...
    Tour length
    12 days
    From
    US$2399.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Sri Lanka Land & Sea

    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Region
    Asia
    Operator
    G Adventures
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$2799.00
    We can t blame you if you want to experience everything Sri Lanka has to offer the history, the beaches, the flavours, are all equally tempting. On this 14-day tour, search for wildlife on a safari, visit the historic city of Galle, and taste for yourself the exotic flavours at a spice plantation....
    Tour length
    14 days
    From
    US$2799.00
    Operator
    G Adventures
  • Sri Lanka Expedition: Wilderness & Wildlife

    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Region
    Operator
    Intrepid
    Tour length
    days
    From
    US$1855.00
    Sri Lanka Expedition: Wilderness & Wildlife
    Tour length
    days
    From
    US$1855.00
    Operator
    Intrepid

Tours With Over 6,026+ Reviews

Big 5 Safari

 

When it comes to a safari trip in Africa, one of the best things that people get excited about is the Big Five Safari! Consisting of the African elephant, black rhinoceros​, African leopard, African lion, and cape buffalo​, the term Big Five was given by big-game hunters. The reason is that these are the five most difficult animals in the whole of Africa that are difficult to hunt on foot! However, these days, these animals are best seen in national parks and reserves. And this is the main reason why an Africa safari is always on top of the safari destinations!

 

If your motive of embarking on a safari in Africa is to be part of the Big Five Safari, you need to keep in mind that you won’t find them in all the countries on this continent. To help you with just that, listed below are six countries in Africa where you are likely to spot them and fulfill your quest! 

 

 

 

Botswana Safari

 

In Botswana, you can be part of a Big Five Safari by visiting the Chobe National Park. This park’s diversity is such that you will witness a wide range of wildlife through game drives, boat cruises, and walking safaris. You will also be able to sight some of the hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and lions here!

 

The other place you need to visit for your Big Five Safari is the Moremi Game Reserve. Apart from the Big Five, you will be able to discover a huge population of wildebeests, zebras, wild dogs, and cheetahs. If you are lucky, you will also be able to spot the rare lechwe antelope and sitatunga! For bird watchers, this place is a plus point because there is an abundance of bird species here- as many as 550!  

 

 

Namibia Safari

 

Although Namibia lacks the presence of the cape buffalo in Etosha park, you will witness elephants and lions in plenty during your Big Five Safari here. While in Namibia, visit the Etosha National Park, where you may sight black if your lucky. You may also see lions on the hunt. Who knows, you might even be lucky enough to witness these predators in action!

 

This park has one of the largest populations of black rhino and is also home to the white rhino. If you want to catch sight of hippopotamus and cape buffalo, you’ll have to travel northwest to the Caprivi Strip that goes up to the Victoria Falls. 

 

The Etosha National Park is large both in size and the amount of wildlife. In fact, it’s so large that you can even see it from outer space! Another interesting fact is that this park’s size can be easily compared to that of the whole of Switzerland!

 

 

 

Kenya Safari

When in Kenya, you can start your Big Five Safari journey at the Masai Mara National Park, which is the most famous game park in the world. This park will take you on an epic journey among the wilderness as you look forward to spotting the Big Five! Along the way, you will also encounter plenty of other spectacular bird and animal life. Go for a game drive while here and witness the big cats resting or in action against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro! Visiting the Masai village will be an added bonus if you’d like to experience the culture and traditions of the locals here!

 

 

 

Tanzania Safari

 

Your Big Five Safari wouldn’t be complete without making a stop in Tanzania! This spectacular safari destination is certain to provide you with an unforgettable Big Five Safari! From the Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. With special and memorable activities waiting to be experienced here, this country is sure to leave you spell-bound!

 

During your Big Five Safari here, you will also witness the breath-taking scenery of the wildlife-filled plains. Whether you want to set your eyes on the Big Five or take a moment to enjoy the beauty of nature, Tanzania will never fail to please you!

 

 

 

South Africa Safari

 

Next up on this list is South Africa, where you are sure to enjoy the most spectacular Big Five Safari! This tourist-friendly country will give you access to plenty of private game reserves as well as national parks that the Big Five call their home! One of the parks that you simply need to visit is Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Being the country’s oldest game reserve, this park will allow you to spot all of the Big Five! Having been founded with a goal to conserve African rhinos, you will get to see them in plenty! Although spotting cats here can be a tad difficult, you might find lions idly lounging under trees to escape the summer heat!

 

 

 

Zambia

 

Last but not least, don’t forget to check Zambia off your list for your Big Five Safari experience! In order to spot the famous Big Five, head to South Luangwa National Park, considered one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries! This park is famous for having originated the walking safari, which is one of the greatest ways for experiencing the wilderness of Africa first-hand! You are sure to witness all the five animals in this park, thus fulfilling your quest!

 

While in Zambia, you can also head to the Lower Zambezi National Park and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for the ultimate Big Five Safari experience!

 

All of the parks and reserves in Africa offer a variety of comfortable accommodations. From being pampered with hot baths to scrumptious food and incredible landscape, your Big Five Safari will be a once in a lifetime experience. So, if you are interested, make sure to check out the places that our partners offer since these are only some of the places that we recommend. Don’t let go of the opportunity to see the Big Five up close, and start planning for your Big Five Safari right away! It will certainly be one of the best experiences that you will cherish forever!