Luxury Safari Holidays

Always dreamed of taking that once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday? Look no further. Whether it's witnessing the migration in Kenya's Masai Mara, walking with lions in Botswana or flying over the Namibian Desert, our experts are here to help.

Few trips can get the excitement flowing and camera lens flashing quite like a luxury safari holiday. Tick off the Big Five in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater: the UNESCO listed volcanic caldera where herds of elephant and prides of lion mingle with 25,000 other wildlife traipsing the grasses. Alternatively, go in search of Africa’s endangered species, such as the mountain gorilla in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or the threatened black rhino in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal.

If you want a safari away from the crowds, Zimbabwe is on our hot list right now. Following its recent resurgence, tourism is returning and yet, in comparison with its busy neighbours, Zimbabwe still benefits from being virtually crowd free - meaning more wildlife to yourself!

And if you’re having a hard time picking just one destination, Africa works incredibly well as a multi-centre safari destination. Twin Zimbabwe with Botswana for a large dose of wildlife mixed in with a visit to the iconic Victoria Falls, while Tanzania and Zanzibar blend perfectly for a luxury beach and safari holiday combo.

See some of our favourite luxury safari holiday ideas below to help inspire you to create your own wild and wonderful adventure trip, luxury honeymoon or family holiday.

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Whatever kind of safari holiday you're looking for, our experts can create a totally tailor-made luxury experience that perfectly satisfies your wish list.

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Safari Holiday Ideas

Long Weekend with the Wildebeest: Masai Mara Safari

Kenya | 6 nights | From £2,050pp incl flights

For time-pressed safari addicts, it’s entirely possible to whizz down to Africa for a long weekend break, adding a night or two on to a bank holiday to make an extraordinary escape from office life. Flying out of London in the early evening, it’s easy to be in the Masai Mara by mid-morning for a four-night, adrenalin-packed classic safari adventure.

Family Safari and Beach Holiday in Tanzania

Tanzania | 11 nights | From £4,185 pp incl flights

For any mum and dad wanting a gentle, fun, easy and safe Tanzania holiday to enjoy with the children, this is it! Here we give you a luxurious safari-beach combo trip, starting at the fantastic Lamai Serengeti Camp, where you might catch a giraffe or elephant ambling past your doorstep, and finishing on the ivory white sands and coral-rich waters of Zanzibar.

Nomadic Namibia Safari: Mobile Camping Adventure in Remote North-Westerly Koakoland

Namibia | 11 nights | From £2,645pp incl flights

A rare and special experience, this camping safari in Namibia takes you to the isolated north-western regions, where few other souls – let alone travellers – ever venture. Get ready for the most humbling of scenery in Kaokoveld, and feel dwarfed by rugged mountains as you roam the endless expanses.

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Battlefields, Coasts and Wildlife: Luxury South Africa Self-Drive Holiday

South Africa | 11 nights | From £3,220pp incl flights

This diverse itinerary is ideal for couples seeking an exclusive getaway. Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu- Natal Drakensberg, dive into the fantastic food at a gourmet lodge before brushing up on your South African history at the Battlefields. Go on a game spotting adventure in Phinda Private Game Reserve before ending up along the beautiful east coast where you can soak up sweeping ocean vistas from the coastal town of Umhlanga.


Classic Safari Holiday in Northern Tanzania

Tanzania | 5 nights | From £3,410pp incl flights

Go on a wildlife adventure through northern Tanzania on this short safari holiday, taking in the Karatu National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Head out to the open plains of the Serengeti with camera in tow to catch the memorable great wildebeest migration, and get up close to the magnificent big cats of Africa.

Namibia by Road

Namibia | 13 nights | From £3,770pp incl flights

Namibia is the perfect road-trip country. There are miles of decent roads and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Drive through rugged mountains, past a sea of rolling sand dunes, and across the endless Etosha salt pan. Stop to snap elephants bathing in the waterholes, to radio-track leopard at Okonjima, and to kayak with the seals at Swakopmund. This is the best of Namibia in one glorious journey.

Green Season Kenya Holiday: Safari Without the Crowds

Kenya | 7 nights | From £3,875pp incl flights

If you follow the sunshine to Africa, you’ll be following the crowds. During the green season, however, and it’ll only be you, the photographers and the serious safari cognoscenti. The grasslands turn a vivid shade of green, the sunsets are unforgettable and the game reserves virtually empty. Welcome to the Kenya most tourists never see...

Highlights of Zimbabwe Safari Holiday

Zimbabwe | 7 nights | From £3,980pp incl flights

Taking in the best that the country has to offer, this Zimbabwe safari holiday allows you to get up close and personal with Zimbabwe’s amazing wildlife. Beginning in Hwange, the country’s biggest national park, you’ll go on to the lively shores of Lake Kariba and the beautiful Mana Pools National Park, with its stunning landscapes and views and rich abundance of wildlife.

Luxury Family Safari Holiday in Tanzania

Tanzania | 8 nights | From £4,180 pp incl flights

Travel through the great outdoors on a family adventure holiday in Tanzania, embarking upon a safari hop to some of Africa’s top wildlife destinations.  Visit the edge of the world’s largest intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, to take in the natural wonders of the Big Five, go in search of the Little Five in the great Serengeti National Park, and sail across the waters to Zanzibar to top off your family adventure with a splash of desert island paradise.

Dhows, Safari and Lake Malawi Luxury Holiday

Malawi | 12 nights | From £4,265pp incl flights

Sometimes you want something just a little different – like a heart-stopping safari that no-one else has done, or a secret beach that your friends have never heard of. Step forward our hidden gem of Africa, ravishingly pretty Malawi. Start with a thrill as you spot incredible wildlife in Majete and finish with enjoying the undisturbed peace of Lake Malawi.

Luxury Camping Safari in Botswana and Zambia: The Ultimate Wilderness Experience

Botswana and Zambia | 11 nights | From £4,290 pp incl flights and all meals

With nothing but canvas and the flicker of storm-lanterns between you and Botswana’s pristine wilderness, you’ll have an incredible connection with the bush on this mobile camping safari. Staying in seriously comfortable tents, you’ll make up a group of just six guests on this exclusive adventure: taking in the extraordinary wildlife of the Okavango Delta, before hopping over to Zambia to witness the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Luxury Safari and Beach Holiday: South Africa and Mozambique

South Africa and Mozambique | 6 nights | From £3,370pp incl flights

For discerning safari-goers, we’ve put together something that’s a little bit unusual, and with high-spec design lodges that you wouldn’t necessarily expect in Africa. First off, the Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, where you’ll encounter the Big Five, and have a totally unique experience amidst its rarefied sand-forest environment, followed by a chic and contemporary beach hideaway in Mozambique: the beautiful White Pearl.

Wonders of Tanzania: Luxury Safari Holiday

Tanzania | 8 nights | From £4,675 pp incl flights

If you’re looking for a Tanzanian Safari with a touch of splendour, this luxury wildlife holiday takes in all of Tanzania’s highlights. From the enchanting Tarangire National Park, to the vast open plains of the Serengeti and the striking beach, river and bush terrain of the Saadani National Park, you’ll encounter some of Tanzania’s greatest wildlife feats on this unforgettable safari adventure.

Walking Safaris and Waterfalls: Safari Adventure in Zambia

Zambia | 11 nights | From £4,750pp incl flights

Zambia is Africa’s hidden gem, little known, but with so much to offer. For those who want to have a seriously exciting African adventure, this itinerary combines the top-notch guiding and seriously good game viewing of the South Luangwa with a visit to Victoria Falls.

Primates and Panoramas: Luxury Safari and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda | 8 nights | From £4,840pp incl flights

Watch zebras graze while you relax in your infinity pool, gaze into the eyes of a mountain gorilla just yards away, follow lions over the open plains, and track chimpanzees in the rainforest: welcome to a Ugandan road-trip. A drive through the lush rolling hills and charming villages of Uganda will make you wonder why people would see the country any other way.

Diverse Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls to Lake Kariba

Zimbabwe | 13 nights | From £4,855pp incl flights

This fantastic safari itinerary takes in the best of Zimbabwe’s extraordinary natural diversity, from the majesty of the Victoria Falls to the alien landscapes of the Matobo Hills and the shimmering shoreline of Lake Kariba. There’s fantastic wildlife viewing on offer, too, with Zimbabwe’s largest national park and the verdant Mana Pools, both home to iconic African wildlife, on the agenda.

Treasures of Tanzania: Luxury Safari and Beach Holiday

Tanzania and Zanzibar | 11 nights | From £4,930 pp incl flights

Blend wild endeavours with beach bliss on this safari and beach holiday in Tanzania and Zanzibar. If you’re looking for an exceptional game viewing experience in the Serengeti National Park, bird watching in abundance in Lake Manyara National Park, and some down time on a coral island retreat, then this is the perfect itinerary for you.

Luxury Namibia Wing Safari: Fly-in Holiday to Etosha National Park, Damaraland and NamibRand Nature Reserve

Namibia | 7 nights | From £4,980pp incl flights

Take to the air on this luxury Namibia wing-safari, and witness one of the most stunning and inaccessible places on earth. Gliding over this awesome country by light aircraft you’ll truly comprehend its enormity, before touching down in the contrasting landscapes of Etosha, Damaraland, and NamibRand.

Gorilla and Chimp Trekking: Luxury Rwanda Adventure

Rwanda | 9 nights | From £5,050 pp incl flights

Ever watched a documentary about chimps and gorillas, and been captivated by how human-like they are? Imagine actually seeing them in their natural environment: holding your breath as they come closer, and perhaps exchanging a knowing glance. This privileged Rwanda experience is definitely worth the trek – not least for the mountain views.

Masai Mara Migration: Luxury Safari in Kenya

Kenya | 13 nights | From £5,180pp incl flights

Safari-virgins take note: Kenya is everything you expect a safari to be. Vast open savannahs, fantastic game viewing, ancient tribal cultures, luxurious tented camps. Visit the private conservancies of Laikipia, teeming with game, watch the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara, and finish beside the Indian Ocean for a text-book East African experience.

The Ultimate Namibia Self Drive: Luxury Safari Adventure to Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and Etosha National Park

Namibia | 14 nights | From £3,760pp incl flights

Namibia is the ultimate road-trip country, offering jaw dropping scenery at every turn. Hitting the surprisingly good roads, you’ll drive through seas of rolling sand dunes, up the windswept Skeleton Coast, and across the endless Etosha Salt Pan. Stop to track cheetah at Okonjima, hike to see the ancient rock paintings in Damaraland, and watch huge herds of elephant drink from the waterhole at Ongava Tented Camp.

Active Africa Adventure to Zambia and Malawi

Zambia & Malawi | 14 nights | From £5,880pp incl flights

Little known Zambia and Malawi are the hidden treasures of Southern Africa- offering some of the continent’s finest game viewing and beautiful inland beaches, not to mention one of the world’s largest waterfalls. Take a look at our Active Africa itinerary to experience them both to the full.

Exclusive South Africa: Luxury Family Safari and Beach Holiday

South Africa | 8 nights | From £4,530 pp incl flights

On this ultimate family getaway, you’ll embark upon an active adventure into the natural environs of South Africa’s pulsating wilderness. Take in the sights and sounds of the Malaria Free Madikwe Private Game Reserve, where you’ll stay in your own exclusive farm house, before travelling to Cape Town to experience nature at its best in South Africa’s picturesque ‘Mother City’.


Connoisseur's Kenya: Kenya Luxury Safari Adventure

Kenya | 9 nights | From £6,490pp incl flights

Kenya has many of the African big names which draw visitors from across the world, but at Exsus, we’d like to show you those special places that few other travellers see.

Luxury Botswana Honeymoon Safari: Sunset on the Okavango Delta

Botswana | 11 nights | From £5,010 pp incl flights and all meals

Botswana offers the crème de la crème of safaris, boasting some of the most spectacular game-viewing in Africa, and heavily protected concessions where you’ll unlikely to come across any other visitors. Experience its pristine beauty on this luxury Botswana honeymoon: waking up to elephants as they wade past your veranda, weaving amongst lily pads in a mokoro canoe, and sharing stunning Okavango sunsets in the most exclusive of safari lodges.

Desert Haze: Luxury Namibia Honeymoon Safari

Namibia | 9 nights | From £6,810pp incl flights

For a luxury honeymoon safari that’s completely out of this world: think Namibia. Blissfully isolated amidst Namibia’s vast and beautiful landscapes, you’ll stay at the most atmospheric and luxurious of lodges; awake to desert sunrises, and fall asleep beneath the glittering equatorial sky.

Cape Town & Kruger: Ultra-Luxury Honeymoon in South Africa

South Africa | 10 nights | From £9,665 pp incl flights

A super-luxurious African escape combining city and safari, on this incredible honeymoon you’ll follow up a few days in Cape Town with spotting the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. From whale watching to wine tasting and viewing bathing elephants to wallowing in remote bush spas, on this luxury honeymoon you’ll experience the romance of Africa.