Africa is the continent that returns us to a natural world, a place that reminds us of a time when we shared the landscape with its wildlife. It is a land of primal imagery – echoing deserts, silent mountains and star-filled nights; a land of our imagination and dreams.

Home to mile-wide thundering Victoria Falls, the world’s biggest sand dunes, vast game reserves and a million wildebeest on the move, Africa is where the great herds still exist along with their predators – big cats, crocodiles and wild dogs. Elephants crowd its rivers; gorillas live in its forests; whales and turtles find refuge in its oceans – Africa is a land of giants.

Go on safari and you can look forward to game drives, river cruises and motorboat safaris; more adventurous itineraries include multi-day canoeing and walking safaris. Bird-watching, hot-air ballooning, cultural tours and spot-lit night drives add to the experience.

Then there are Africa’s more unusual wildlife encounters: game viewing by elephant-back, walking with friendly lion cubs, and jungle trekking for gorillas and chimpanzees. You can even get into a cage and get face to face with a great white shark.

And thanks to its long and largely unspoilt coastline, Africa offers beach holidays too – the ideal safari add-on. Choose between tropical diving retreats and indulgent honeymoon hideaways.

Modern travel infrastructure exists throughout our recommended African destinations. Accommodation ranges from thatched safari lodges and tented bush camps to chic urban boutiques and world-class hotels. Getting between accommodations, whether by vehicle or light plane, are usually included or easy to arrange. You can even hire a car and travel around several destinations yourself.

Trust the advice of an expert. Founded in 2005, Safari Online takes all the guesswork out of deciding which destinations to visit and how to put it all together.

Our tried-&-tested itineraries use accommodation we visit regularly to ensure it’s as good as we say it is. And if you’d prefer something more personalised, then tailor-making an itinerary based on your needs and budget is what we do.

9 TOP EXPERIENCES

TO EXPLORE IN AFRICA

BOTSWANA SAFARIS

Elephants, zebra migrations, big cats & wild dogs: Botswana offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa & you can finish off at Victoria Falls.

CAPE TOWN

Golden beaches, towering mountains & waterfront dining – Africa’s favourite city has the lot. Take time to explore Cape Point, the Winelands & Whale Coast too.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger’s private Sabi reserves deliver some of the most rewarding Big 5 game viewing in Africa; value-adds include spot-lit night drives & guided walks.

INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS

Tucked away off the Mozambican coast, two Indian Ocean archipelagos deliver the quintessential ‘Crusoe-chic’ experience: exquisite dreamy tropical beaches.

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.

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.

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.

SOSSUSVLEI & NAMIB DESERT

Climb to the top of a giant sand dune to see the Namib rolling away from you like a red ocean. It’s a photographer’s paradise & there’s desert wildlife too.

VICTORIA FALLS

At its thundering best in high water season, this world wonder hosts Africa’s greatest array of adventure & safari activities – the ideal safari finale!

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

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)