Luxury Holidays and Safaris in Africa

Luxury African safaris are one of life's most magical experiences. Think spine-tingling wildlife encounters, spellbinding waterfalls and gin and tonics under baobab trees.

This heady mix of wildlife, adventure, culture and spectacular scenery could find you partying in Cape Town, taking a helicopter over Victoria Falls, on safari in the Serengeti and snorkelling off the coast of Zanzibar: talk to our team of safari specialists and tailor-make your African safari holiday around your own wish list.

Luxury safaris in Africa with Exsus; whether you're after a family safari, a group safari or a luxury honeymoon - or more specifically a walking safari or riding safari - means you'll stay in some of the the very best luxury safari lodges with the very best professional guides.

Africa’s not short on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or coming face-to-face with mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda, a tailor-made African holiday is a great opportunity to tick off a few items on the bucket list. Amazing experiences and stunning wildlife aside, Africa’s also a great location for a beach holiday with an exotic twist: our Coral Reefs and Culture island hop in Mozambique combines Africa’s considerable cultural intrigue with the ultimate in secluded desert island relaxation, while our Classic Safari and Beach holiday brings together incredible wildlife experiences in Kenya with beach relaxation on the secluded island of Zanzibar.

We're enormously passionate about Africa, call us today and we'll help you plan the safari holiday of a lifetime. For Safari FAQ, click here.

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Botswana is the undisputed king of safaris, and whether it’s a luxury honeymoon or a once in a lifetime safari holiday, it promises a privileged wilderness adventure. In Botswana’s heavily protected reserves, you’ll never pass more than one other vehicle, which means un-interrupted encounters with spectacular game.

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Think Kenya. Think safari. The open plains of the Masai Mara dotted with single acacia trees and huge herds of animals offer the quintessential luxury safari holiday experience and, with its many excellent lodges, Kenya is a great choice for a luxury family safari adventure.

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Little-visited Malawi is a real treat of a choice for a luxury safari holiday or honeymoon with arguably the most friendly people on the continent and a beguiling low-key charm. Lake Malawi gets all the attention and rightly so; but Exsus recommends you combine your lake adventure with a journey to the tea plantations, or south to Malawi's beautiful Liwonde National Park.

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Mozambique: Africa's hot tip for a luxury beach holiday. Its pristine, tropical beaches span over 2000km of coastline, lapped by warm turquoise Indian Ocean waters. The snorkelling and diving here are some of the best in the world and as a luxury holiday destination relatively new to the scene, its fabulous lodges take a progressive approach to sustainable tourism. Maldives beware, Mozambique has arrived.

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Eerie, vast, unforgiving, Namibia's deserts and rugged plains are mind-blowingly beautiful. Days see the desert glow orange while night is silent and silver. Desert elephant and black rhino are some of the creatures to survive in this inhospitable wilderness, while shipwrecks on the Skeleton Coast tell tales of swirling mists and shifting sands. Thought you'd done luxury holidays in Africa? Think again: Namibia offers a whole new dimension.

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The tiny East African country of Rwanda, offers one of the most extraordinarily moving wildlife experiences on earth: the chance to track Mountain Gorillas. The misty mountains of Volcanoes National Park are home to these incredibly rare creatures, and no one who sees them in the wild will be disappointed.

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South Africa

For a luxury holiday, exhilarating family safari or a truly incredible honeymoon, South Africa's got the lot: captivating cities, inspiring landscapes, stunning wildlife and a decent glass of wine or two. South Africa is also THE place for a fantastic non-malarial safari, a real consideration for families with younger children.

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With its extinct volcanic crater packed with wildlife, Africa's highest peak, tree-climbing lions, chimpanzees and beautiful Indian Ocean beaches, Tanzania is one of our favourite African countries for a luxury safari and beach holiday. Nowhere quite matches Tanzania for open savannah, with one of the most incredible wildlife experiences on the planet at the legendary Serengeti National Park: the great migration.

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Lush, green and stunningly beautiful, little-visited Uganda is a gem of a country rich in both culture and wildlife. With 10 national parks, the source of the Nile, Lake Victoria and the famous Mountains of the Moon, Uganda has plenty to shout about, but is best known for its mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

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Untouched by mass tourism, land-locked Zambia is dominated by its namesake, the Zambezi, seen at its most spectacular as it plunges over Victoria Falls, the widest falls in the world. For a real adventure, try one of the first-rate walking safaris here, for a heart-thumping wildlife experience.

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Nestled between two rivers, the mighty Zambezi and the serene Limpopo, the variety of Zimbabwe’s landscapes knows no bounds, from otherworldly granite rock formations to verdant forests and rolling hills – making a luxury safari holiday in Zimbabwe one of Africa's most beautiful experiences.

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