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African Safari Trips

African safari trips are the ultimate way to feel the call of the wild and get closer to nature than ever before. There’s nothing on earth quite like an African wildlife safari, in which you’ll cruise the sweeping planes in a drop-top 4x4, stay in lush lodges under starswept skies and spot lions, giraffes, buffalo and elephants in their natural habitats. Take an African safari trip with Contiki and discover what true adventure looks like.

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So you’ve decided you want to take an African safari trip, but there are lots of other things to consider. Africa is a huge continent with wonders to be found throughout its varied ecosystems.

You could head to the sweeping Serengeti for the Great Migration, an incomparable event in which antelope, zebra, and wildebeest journey across Tanzania and Kenya (while trying to avoid all of those ferocious predators). Our African safari vacation packages in the Serengeti include epic camping accommodation and expert local guides, so all you have to worry about is getting some killer photos. You’ll have a ready-made crew of like minded adventures to share it all with, too, so it doesn’t matter if you can’t convince your friends back home to tag along.

Maybe you want to head to Botswana and Namibia? Here, you’ll find the unforgettable Okavango Delta, home to thousands of elephants. These gentle giants migrate en-masse when the Delta floods, drawn to the fresh water and food. During the great flood, you barely even have to search for the Big 5: they come to you. Our African safari trips in the Okavango Delta include incredible lodges with swimming pools to kick back and beat the heat, when you’re not gliding across the delta on a traditional Mokoro Boat, or taking a nighttime game drive to spot all the nocturnal wildlife. Our affordable African safari trips take care of all of the details, meaning all you have to do is get to your start and end destination - and have the time of your life, of course.


How much does an African safari cost?
How much your African safari costs depends on the length of your trip, your accommodation and how many destinations you want to pack in. We’ve got affordable packages that include accommodation and transport - including speedy internal flights - to take you from epic location to epic location in style.

What to pack for an African safari?
For an African safari you’ll want to pack lots of light layers, a raincoat, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen, a first aid kit, a camera, binoculars and comfortable clothes.

What to wear on an African safari?
You don’t need to be camouflage, but make sure you wear lots of light clothing that you can layer depending on the temperature, which can fluctuate wildly. A brimmed hat to keep the sun away is a good idea, as are some lightweight trail runners that don’t weigh you down but are good for long walks.

How long does an African safari take?
The average duration of our African safaris is 12-14 days, with our longest one being 23 days. For the ultimate wildlife experience, we recommend scheduling two weeks, which will allow you plenty of time to explore the sights, discover the animals and experience epic adventures.

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