Mention the word Safari Holidays and most people will envisage the open plains of the Masai Mara or Serengeti that we often see on television.
However Africa offers much more on safari holidays than just the grassy savannahs, arid desert areas, lush deltas and thick forested bushveld. All of these are home to the amazing animals that we associate with an African safari holiday.
There are a number of safari lodges and beach hotels that specifically cater for family safaris, offering child friendly activities, special meals and baby sitting, ensuring that both the adults and children get the best from the holiday.
Lucy has just returned from a family safari holiday in South Africa, travelling with her 6 year old daughter, so she has a good insight into the best properties for families, and can offer some helpful advice on travelling with young children in Africa.
Guided Safari Tours in Africa are special, imagine travelling with a guide who is professional, passionate and informative about the country you are visiting, our guided tours give you just that we offer tours all over Africa and can tailor make them to suit your specific requirements from large escorted tours to more intimate treks.
Our expert advisors have had years of experience in organising these trips and can talk you through all the options available to you to tailor make a once in a lifetime experience.
Private Safari Tours are perfect if you are someone that enjoys the luxury of your own guide, travelling at your own pace and choosing specific hotels, lodges or guesthouses on your route we have a wide variety of options to choose from and some luxury treetop camps that are the ultimate safari hideout
Do you want to enjoy something special during your holiday to Africa? Why not take a luxurious rail journey.
There are a number of train companies offering trips which range from an overnight trip between Cape Town and Pretoria to an 18 day excursion travelling from Cape Town to as far away as Dar es Salaam via the Victoria Falls.
Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination can be difficult and time consuming, which is why it is important to speak to someone who has experience planning honeymoons in Africa, our expert team at Visions of Africa can help you plan the perfect trip, we have years of experience and are used to creating dream holidays individually tailored to your exact requirements, we can offer you a vast array of options from tree top luxury hideaways to waterhole retreats.
Explore Southern Africa, travelling overland on one of our Adventure Holidays and encompass all the best game parks and sights.
Accommodation is in small guest houses, lodges or tented camps and can sometimes be described as ‘rustic’ but clean and functional. This is a great way to see the countryside, its wildlife and meet local people.
A combined safari and beach holiday in Africa is one of our most popular requestsIt is possible to combine a few days on safari with a stay on the beach.
The key to making this cost effective and not waste days of your precious holiday travelling is choosing which destinations to combine. Another factor is the time of year, with summer in the UK the most popular time for weddings, this means that the southern hemisphere countries such as South Africa are experiencing ‘winter’ weather.
Without any doubt, seeing these unique and endangered Mountain Gorillas up close is a must, it is quite rightly considered a once in a life time experience. Mountain Gorillas are normally found in only a few locations at an altitude between 1,520m and 3,650m.
Professionally guided gorilla trekking is limited to a handful of places, with less than 700 remaining in the world, the mountain gorillas live in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. They live in small groups with each group being made up of several female gorillas, babies, black backs and a leading male – the ‘Silverback’.
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