African Safari Travel Ideas
Below you will find a selection of trip ideas that may give you some inspiration for putting together an exciting itinerary for your African safari. You can book these itineraries as they are, but each trip idea is completely flexible and can be adjusted to suit your requirements. They are meant to be a helpful starting point as you begin to plan your trip to Southern Africa. Other helpful pages you may want to look at include our destination overview pages, as well as our safari calendars for different areas, so you can find out what to expect in each season. Find these under Explore Destinations, in the main menu above.
A guided safari in the Kruger Park (using the national park camps) is quite different to a safari at a private game lodge. Both have their advantages. This trip idea combines the best of both with 2 nights in Kruger followed by 2 nights at a private game lodge.
Victoria Falls is close to the Chobe National Park in Botswana, and these two destinations make a great combination. This trip idea combines 2 nights at Victoria Falls with 3 nights on safari at the Chobe National Park.
Enjoying the best of both worlds - 4 days at Tafika Camp in South Luangwa, a 12-bed intimate safari camp where you can enjoy day and night game drives, bush walks, bicycle safaris and microlight safaris; then 4 days at remote Mwaleshi Camp in North Luangwa with daily bushwalks in some of the most pristine, undisturbed and wildest safari spots in Africa.
Four days at the intimate Tafika Camp near the beautiful Nsefu Sector in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, followed by 4 days at Remote Africa Safari's satellite walking camps - Chikoko Tree Camp and/or Crocodile River Camp. An unforgettable safari experience for enthusiasts looking to really get away from it all. You're very unlikely to encounter any other vehicles, people or signs of life except your able and experienced guides, hosts and chefs.
This trip idea combines the best of South Africa's top two destinations - Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. Spend 4 nights in Cape Town, followed by 4 nights on safari in the Kruger National Park. The trip can be done on a self-drive or fully-guided basis.
This 9-day Zimbabwean safari includes 3 of the most popular destinations in Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls, a 7th Wonder of the Natural World and renowned adventure capital; Hwange National Park, jewel of Zimbabwe and its largest national park, home to huge herds of elephants and healthy wild dog populations; and Mana Pools, World Heritage Site and pristine wilderness. Explore Mana on foot and by boat along its myriad waterways teeming with wildlife.
It is easy to combine Botswana with Victoria Falls. This trip idea combines 4 of Botswana’s top safari destinations with 2 nights at Victoria Falls. The duration of the trip is flexible, and you can easily stay an extra night at any of the destinations on this trip. There are lots of lodges in Botswana to choose from, but we always recommend using lodges in the same group or chain, so you can benefit from long stay specials. This trip idea is based on Desert and Delta lodges, which are reasonably priced and based mostly inside the national parks.
Combine these three top travel destinations in Southern Africa on this popular 12-day trip idea - Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Kruger National Park. You can swap the order of destinations around, change the duration and choose accommodation according to your budget and wish-list.
Our 15-day Signature Safari represents what Wild Wings Safaris considers to be an ideal safari itinerary on a medium budget within a limited time frame, covering some of the top safari destinations in Southern Africa. In short, this trip takes you to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe National Park in Botswana, and then to South Africa where you can explore Cape Town, the Garden Route, the scenic Panorama Route, Kruger National Park, and finally the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve.