THE BEST SAFARI HOLIDAY COMPANY 


Africa is an incredible place. It's full of majestic landscapes, phenomenal wildlife, spectacular coastlines and wonderfully warm and welcoming people. We create the finest African safari tours and the best African holidays throughout this magnificent continent.  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 tailor-made itinerary just for you. We are the leading expert African travel company, and our African safari package holidays are the most informed and meticulously planned itineraries on the market. 

We are the africa experts



AFRICA ODYSSEY: THE EXPERT SAFARI TOUR OPERATORS 


Why choose Africa Odyssey as your Safari Holiday Company? 


We absolutely love Africa. Nothing makes us happier than sharing our enthusiasm with our clients, by creating the perfect itineraries which introduce you to the very best of the continent. We guarantee you'll fall in love with Africa all for yourself. 

Our dedicated team has decades of experience organising holidays in Africa, from the simple to the most complex and extensive of trips. With Africa Odyssey, you can be sure you're getting the very best and most up-to-date safari advice, so your time in Africa goes above and beyond your expectations.

Members of our expert Africa team have worked, lived or travelled extensively in their specialist African countries. Our Odyssey team regularly visit and revisit all the areas, camps and hotels we love to recommend so all the safari holiday information on our website, and from our experts directly, is always the most up to date recommendations possible. We do not regurgitate information you find on the internet but we believe that in order to be the best African safari tour operator, first hand experience is an absolute priority.

We have formed amazing relationships with camps and lodges over the past 20 years, and so you get the best safari holidays for an unbeatable price. All in all, we really so know our stuff and enjoy nothing more than crafting the best possible trip to suit your budget, requirements and unique expectations and at no extra cost to you than if you were 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.

If you're in London, we'd love to see you for a coffee and a chat about your dream African holiday. Come and see us at 5 The Mews, 6 Putney Common, London, SW15 1HL. Or call us on UK +44 (0) 20 8704 1216 or US +1 866 356 4691, or email [email protected].

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


Why go on an African Safari? 


1. 

The world's best wildlife and game viewing itineraries  

Not only the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) but plenty of other predators and big mammals - plus exceptional birdlife. You could even witness the Great Migration in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Want the most action packed wildlife holiday in the world, just ask us and we will tell you the very best combinations and times of year to go. 

2. 

Itineraries tailored around remarkable landscapes and scenery.

Including the famous dunes of Sossusvlei, the beautiful 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. Plus much, much more... 

3. 

Africa Odyssey tested world-class accommodation.

Wherever you want to stay - sleeping out under the stars, full-on luxury in the bush with white linen tablecloths and fine wine, or casual beach-shack chic - Africa has exactly what you want and we at Africa Odyssey know exactly where to find it. 

4. 

The world's most adventerous itineraries 

Africa has every variety of adrenaline pumping activities: Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti, diving the reefs with whale sharks around Mafia Island, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, walking and boating safaris, shark cage diving in Cape Town, bungee jumping at Victoria Falls. Africa is a playground for the adrenaline seeker, and the experts at Africa Odyssey love being your guineapigs! 

5. 

Africa is an unrivalled destination.

No other continent offers quite the same blend of wildlife, wilderness, culture (from the vibrant and modern city of Cape Town to interactions with the Maasai and other indigenous tribes), adventure and gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches. We can combine any or all of these elements for you to create an itinerary of endless variety. It has it all, and not one kind of holiday is done in halves; the scenery is magnificant, the wildlife is the world's most abundant and impressive, the people are the friendliest, the culture is the most vibrant and the natural wonders are the most dramatic. It really has it all, and from 20 years experience we really do know how to put together the best expert African tours. 


The best Safari Holiday destinations with the experts at Africa Odyssey


The ideal country for your African adventure will depend on what you're after, which we are happy to discuss with you. First think about whether you'd like East Africa (including Tanzania and Kenya) or Southern Africa (including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia,  Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Both East and Southern Africa have a range of excellent safari options and plenty of world-renowned safari parks. East Africa is generally a more economical option than the South. East Africa also offers easier access to beaches and islands (including Zanzibar) off the Indian Ocean coastline. Southern Africa is great for including trips to Cape Town and/or Victoria Falls. 

East Africa:
  • Tanzania - Great for combining beach & safari. Home to the infamous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater & the wild Ruaha 
  • Kenya - The classic safari destination with the action packed Masai Mara and activities for days. 
  • Uganda - For an off the beaten track safari experience, as well as the truly one of a kind gorilla trekking. 
  • Rwanda- Gorilla trekking galore - luxury accommodation and a chance to see thise unbelievable animals up close. 

Southern Africa:
  • Botswana - The ultimate luxury safari country, with private concessions and world class accommodation. A price tag to match!
  • Zambia - The home of walking safaris with the rustic and wild South Luangwa National Park and the mighty Zambezi river
  • Zimbabwe - Off the beaten track for an exceptional safari experience in some excellent lodges. Botswana... for less! 
  • Namibia - Eerie and mystifying, Namibia is all about the landscapes and soaking up it's unique atmosphere. 
  • South Africa - With Cape Town, beautiful vinyards and excellent safari, South Africa is perfect for a diverse Africa experience.  

 

African safari tour company holidays 

  • Honeymoon safari holidays - The most romantic lodges and areas in Africa. 
  • Family safari holidays - Whatever your family's unique preferences, Africa is sure to have it! Safaris delight all ages and in our opinion, it is the ultimate family holiday activity. 
  • Safari Holidays - Where to start? With so many options it can seem daunting, but let us try and break it down for you. 
  • African beach holidays - Whether you are looking at family resorts, botique romantic honeymoon hotels or the ultimate beach shack chique, Africa has tonnes 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! 

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