Ulitmate African Safari

Ultimate Safari


Ultimate Safari


Ultimate Safari


Ultimate Safari


ULTIMATE SAFARI options:

Little compares with going on an African safari; masses of animals, wide open spaces, awe- inspiring landscapes and starry night skies.

Whether your dream is to follow the migration of the vast herds of the great Serengeti or travel the waterways of the Okavango Delta, from the wilds of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia to the hidden, wild walking paths of the Luangwa Valley we are familiar with the best of these countries, and can offer you the most varied ways of discovering them.

SOUTH AFRICA: consistently voted as one of the top tourist destinations around the world and one of the continent’s top safari destinations, South Africa has a scattering of diverse parks and reserves known the world over for superb game viewing and a variety of accommodations.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - Steeped in legend and history, this, nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

ADDO NATIONAL PARK - the third largest national park in South Africa, has expanded to conserve a wide diversity of biodiversity, landscapes, fauna and flora. Addo covers about 180 000 hectares (444 700 acres) and includes the Bird and St Croix Island groups.The original elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only sixteen elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 550 elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species. Future plans include a marine reserve that includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins.

PRIVATE CONCESSIONS - deliver consistently good game viewing and boast top quality guides who are allowed to drive off-road and at night to give you exceptional up-close sightings. As for the accommodation, it's among Africa's finest with villa-sized suites, 5-star cuisine and flawless service.

TANZANIA:

Ngorongoro Crater - a World heritage site and said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. It is often described as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. You are highly unlikely to escape other vehicles here and guaranteed great viewing in a genuinely mind blowing environment.

The Serengeti - one of the most recognised parks in the world, created alongside the Masai Mara to preserve the world’s largest migration circuit and easily combined with Zanzibar for a few days of sun and sea.

BOTSWANA: the most expensive of all safari options mostly exclusive in private concessions. Game viewing during the dry season safaris can be exceptional and justify the expense as Botswana has one of the greatest movements of wildlife on the planet It is important to choose the correct area for your interests and time of year. July to October is peak season for viewing in the Delta, Linyati, savuti and Chobe

The Okovango Delta - the world’s only inland delta and one of Africa’s most impressive wildlife areas. An area of exceptional natural beauty with lily-scattered flood plains and palm fringed islands hosting exceptionally high concentrations of big game.

Linyati – home to high-end private reserves the exclusivity here is unrivalled. In the dry season (july to november) this vast area hosts high concentrations of wildlife.

Chobe National Park – exellent for elephants, there are literally thousand of them! Toward the end of the dry season the Chobe river is one of the few sources of water and elephant numbers can reach 120,000. The water also draws massive herds of other game so boat-based safaris are an exellent option to get up close and personal.

KENYA: synonomous with safari , eternally popular for those wanting to see the great plains featured in BBC documentaries.

Masai Mara – hosting the great migration’s herds toward the end of the year & without question one of Africa’s most famous parks. Few places compare for good ‘big five’ viewing.

Ambroseli – an exceptionally beautiful park. The staggering backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro with huge elephant herds stolling across the plains makes this one of the most recognised shots on the planet.

NAMIBIA: not your "usual" safari destination with spectacular landscapes and wildlife adapted to the extraordinary environment.

Etosha National Park – the vast salt pan and surrounding waterholes attract huge concentrations of animals including rhino, lion, elephant and many species of antelope.

Damaraland – mind blowing scenery and home to desert elephant, rhino, sand dwelling lions and a wealth of other unique species which have adapted to this dry inhospitable environment. To top it off there is an amazing collection of rock art drawn by San bushmen over 4,000 years ago.

Skeleton Coast – dramatic, wild and unbelievable beautiful ,simply one of the most breathtaking and unique places on earth. The Atlantic ocean crashes onto a shoreline where seals congregate in colonies of thousands against a backdrop of sand dunes taller than skyscrapers.

ZAMBIA: brilliant and beautifully remote, these low key reserves are ideal for serious wildlife watchers with a will to walk or those seeking genuinely great value small, owner-run lodges with exellent guides. Best for visitors who have already seen the big 5 and will appreciate the opportunity of unspoilt safari experience on foot and away from crowds.

ZIMBABWE: it remains possible to travel without supporting its political regime. Operators running lodges and camps here are the last line of defence in maintaining conservation policies and supporting extended families & businesses. Untouched by political actions some parks still have great safari potential and can be combined with other attractions to create an itinerary which includes Victoria falls, at costs far less that they should be.

Hwange – the country’s premier game viewing location. The absence of permanent surface water guarantees exceptional game viewing around waterholes. The park is blessed with large prides of lion and buffalo, as well as leopard, rhino, cheetah and spotted hyena. A bird watchers paradise - there are about 400 endemic bird species.

Mana pools - a superb, seasonal park (closed from Jan to March due to rain) situated on the lower Zambezi. Famous for walking although it still offers game viewing from vehicles and canoes.

Lake Kariba - providing both great game viewing by canoe as well as lucrative tiger fishing. The adjacent Matusadona national park offers great game viewing on foot or by vehicle.