What types of safaris are there in Africa?

As Africa has evolved and developed as a travel destination, so has the range of different safari types. Here is a breakdown:

Fly-In Safaris

This is the easiest way to get from A to B quickly, maximizing time spent in the wilderness. You will make use of charter or scheduled aircraft to fly directly to your safari lodge of choice, where your guide will be waiting for you for the start of your safari. Fly-in safaris are available for every destination we specialise in, and in some areas they are the only option available.

Private Guided Safaris

Safari365 offers a private guided safari option – which gives you the exclusivity and freedom of having your own vehicle and the services of a private guide for the duration of your safari. Guides have immense knowledge of the African bush and a wealth of insights, which they will share with you over the course of your safari. Safari365 will pre-plan your itinerary and your guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip. The calibre of guides ranges, with the most sought after charging in excess of US$500 per day. In some instances (especially our East Africa safari departures), the guides are local Tanzanian drivers and guides, whose services cost less but who still offer outstanding knowledge and skill.

Scheduled Departure Safaris

Designed to get the most value out of your safari for the best possible price, these safaris visit prime wildlife areas but generally travel on a group basis (where a number of strangers may travel together with the same interest or goal in mind). These safaris depart on pre-determined dates with a set itinerary routing.

Self-Drive Safaris

Most common in South Africa and Namibia, these safaris make use of excellent road networks and game reserves well suited to independent travel. On a self-drive safari you explore at your own pace. This is a well-priced alternative but note that you will miss out on certain wildlife viewing opportunities that you can only experience in the company of a qualified guide.

Specialist Safaris

A number of specific, targeted safari types have increasingly become available. As the names suggest, these may be Birding Safaris, Horse-riding Safaris, Photographic Safaris, Canoe Safaris etc. Speak to us for specialist itineraries for each.

Fly Camping Safaris

Often used in conjunction to walking safaris, fly camping is a minimalist camping experience in total contact with nature. By day you walk with qualified guides, and by night you sleep out under the stars with a lightweight, mobile tent erected for the evening.

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