AFRICA ODYSSEY; THE BEST SAFARI HOLIDAY COMPANY


Our mission is to create the finest African safari tours and African safari holidays for our clients. Africa is an incredible continent, full of majestic landscapes, phenomenal wildlife, spectacular coastlines and brilliantly warm and welcoming people. Whatever you want to do in Africa - an island beach break, a pan-African helicopter adventure or a private safari in the heart of the Serengeti's Great Migration - we will design a tailormade itinerary just for you. We are the leading expert African travel company, and our African safari package holidays are some of the most informed and meticulously planned itineraries in the world.

We are the africa experts



AFRICA ODYSSEY: THE EXPERT SAFARI TOUR OPERATOR 


Why choose Africa Odyssey as your Safari Holiday Company?


We love Africa, and nothing makes us happier than sharing our enthusiasm with our clients. By creating a perfect itinerary for you we guarantee you will fall in love with Africa yourself. Our dedicated team has 20 years of experience organising holidays in Africa, from the simplest to the most complex of itineraries. With Africa Odyssey, you get the  best, most up-to-date safari advice, and invariably our safari holidays exceed the highest of expectations.
 
All of our expert Africa team have worked, lived or travelled extensively in their specialist countries and regularly visit and re-visit all the areas, camps and lodges that we recommend. This ensures all the safari holiday information on our website is up to date and our consultants are always in the know. Our aim is to craft the best possible trip to suit your budget, requirements and unique expectations, always at no extra cost to you; we guarantee our price will be cheaper than booking direct with specific lodges and hotels.

We know Africa inside-out: Our managing director, Marc Harris, is a judge of The Good Safari Guide and a former director of the African Travel and Tourism Association.  We are also proud to have recently won the Best Safari, Wildlife and Nature Holiday Company award at the British Travel Awards.  We are fully bonded with ATOL (5397) and have hundreds of great reviews on Trustpilot.

The best way to understand Africa as a holiday destination is to phone or email us, or, if you are in London, we would love to see you for a coffee and a chat about your plans. Come and see us at 5 The Mews, 6 Putney Common, London, SW15 1HL, call us on UK +44 (0) 20 8704 1216 or US +1 866 356 4691, or email [email protected].

DIRECT PRICE GUARANTEE 


It is a common misconception that booking through a tour operator will cost you more than booking directly with the individual camps and lodges. This is simply not true! Booking your safari through us will cost no more, and often a lot less than booking direct. With our 20 years' experience, you benefit not only from our outstanding knowledge and recommendations, but also our excellent relationship with the best suppliers across Africa. These long standing relationships allow us to negotiate unbeatable rates and special offers, resulting in unique savings for you. 

We are so confident in our competitive rates, that if you get a cheaper price for the same trip from a reputable UK or US bonded tour operator, we guarantee to match that quote. 

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A TOURIST GUIDE TO AFRICA - BY THE EXPERT AFRICAN SAFARI TOUR OPERATORS


Why go on an African Safari? 


1. Africa is home to some of the world's finest wildlife landscapes: The range of wild animals experienced in these breath-taking National Parks and Reserves far exceeds the ‘Big Five’,  (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo), to include plenty of other predators and big mammals, and exceptional birdlife. You may be lucky enough to witness the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the open plains of  Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. For the most action-packed wildlife holiday in the world, just ask us; we will tell you the best itinerary combinations and best times of year to go. 

2.  Africa has some of the most remarkable landscapes and scenery the world has to offer, including the famous dunes of Sossusvlei, the incredible, intact volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater, sumptuous white-sand beaches on Zanzibar, and the authentic and truly wild wilderness of Zambia's Liuwa Plains – and much more besides!

3.  Africa Odyssey tested world-class accommodation:  Wherever you want to stay - sleeping out under the stars, enjoying unbelievable luxury in the bush with white linen tablecloths and fine wine, or experiencing a casual beach-shack chic - Africa has it all, and at Africa Odyssey we know exactly where to find it.

4.  The world's most adventurous itineraries: Africa has every variety of adrenaline pumping activity, from hot air ballooning over the Serengeti, diving coral reefs with whale sharks around Mafia Island, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, walking and boating safaris, shark cage diving in Cape Town to bungee jumping at Victoria Falls. Africa is a playground for the adrenaline seeker, and the experts at Africa Odyssey love being your guinea pigs!

5.  Africa is an unrivalled destination: No other continent offers quite the same blend of wildlife, wilderness, culture, adventure and gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches. We can combine any or all these elements for you to create an itinerary of endless variety. Africa has it all; the scenery is magnificent, the wildlife is the world's most abundant and impressive, the people brilliant, the culture is vibrant and the natural wonders are dramatic. Deciding where to go in a continent with so much to offer can be daunting, but here, at Africa Odyssey, our experts will break it down for you.

The best safari holiday destinations with the experts at Africa Odyssey

The ideal country for your African adventure will depend entirely on you. Aside from your instinctive preferences, you will also consider the time of year, whether you have children with you, if you are after adventure or luxury (or a mix of both), your budget, how much beach time you prefer, and of course, your unique tastes and inclinations. Let us know, and we will work it out.
 
At the initial research stages we suggest you consider whether to head for East Africa (including Tanzania and Kenya) or Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe). Logistically speaking, East Africa is a more economical option and offers easier and cheaper access to the beaches and islands of the Indian Ocean (including Zanzibar). Southern Africa is great for including trips to Cape Town and/or Victoria Falls and can be combined with the beaches of Mauritius or Mozambique. Every individual country and park is different, but very broadly speaking East Africa is ideal if you envisage classic, sweeping plains and an old school tented safari;  if you are interested in private concessions of with a wide range of activities, then look to Southern Africa.

The best safaris in East Africa:


  • Tanzania - Great for combining beach & safari. Home to the Serengeti , the Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar.
  • Kenya - Always a classic safari destination with the action-packed Masai Mara plains and glorious Indian Ocean Coastline.
  • Uganda - For an off-the-beaten-track safari experience, and the chance to see gorillas in the wild. 
  • Rwanda- This is the land of gorilla trekking galore, and from luxury lodges. Rwanda provides a chance to see these unbelievable primates up close and personal. 


The best safaris in Southern Africa:

  • Botswana - The ultimate luxury safari country, with private concessions and world class accommodation. Sadly though with a price tag to match!
  • Zambia - The home of walking safaris in the rustic and wild South Luangwa National Park,  and adventures on the mighty Zambezi river. 
  • Zimbabwe - Off the beaten track; an exceptional safari experience and some excellent lodges. Think Botswana, but cheaper! 
  • Namibia - Eerie and mystifying, Namibia is all about the landscapes and soaking up a very unique atmosphere. 
  • South Africa - vibrant Cape Town, beautiful vineyards and excellent and reasonably priced safaris, South Africa is perfect for a diverse Africa experience.  


Specialist African Holidays 

  • Honeymoon safari holidays - We can advise on the most romantic lodges and areas in Africa. 
  • Family safari holidays - Whatever your family's unique preferences  we can tell you where will be best! Safaris delight all ages and in our view, they are the ultimate family holiday.  
  • African beach holidays - Whether you are looking at family resorts, boutique romantic honeymoon hotels or the ultimate beach shack chic, Africa has miles of beautiful coastline and something for everyone. 
  • Africa safari activities - Walking, boating, quad biking, kayaking... The possibilities really are endless if you aren't simply happy with the classic 4x4 wildlife viewing experience! 

Talk to the Africa Safari Experts


Using our website is great in the preliminary research stage of planning your trip, but we cannot stress enough how much time is saved all round by simply picking up the phone and chatting to an expert. Our site evolves weekly, however, the nuances between parks, seasons and special offers means our best recommendations are based on so many variables that a website simply cannot cover them all. To take the complication and confusion out of the process please do call us for a chat to take advantage of our first hand knowledge and (always) up to date expertise on UK +44 (0) 20 8704 1216 or US +1 866 356 4691, or email [email protected].

Introducing our new safari planning tool


We are delighted to launch our new safari planning and costing tool: Odyssey Explorer.This new itinerary planning allows you to work through core itinerary structures, assessing the best lodge for your time and budget. The app also contains maps, photos and much more information on each and every lodge and area. Of course this is not intended to replace our expert advice, but it is a great tool if you want to do some independent homework on your options, as it cleverly allows for fairly accurate price comparisons. Our app is still in Beta so please do have a play around with the itineraries and let us know if you like it!  

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