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Safari Holidays, African Wildlife Safaris, Tours & Holidays


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 safari holidays and African safari honeymoons 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 africa experts



AFRICA ODYSSEY: THE REAL AFRICA EXPERTS 

Why choose Africa Odyssey as your Africa safari 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. 

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. Members of our expert Africa team have worked, lived or travelled extensively in their specialist African countries. Our team visits Africa every year so they are fully up-to-date with the latest developments and can pass their first-hand knowledge on to you. We're 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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AFRICA SAFARI HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS 

 
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Wonderful wildlife and game viewing.

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.

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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... 

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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. 

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Amazing adventure.

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.

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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.

When to go to Africa


Africa is emormous, and weather varies from one country to another. The climate of each is affected by numerous factors, including its latitude, altitude and distance from the sea. The climate of East Africa is equatorial and temperatures are fairly constant; it is dry in our summer which makes the wildlife at this time excellent. Southern Africa has different climate zones, but as it is south of the equator, remember that our summer is their winter and vice versa.

Please see here for further information on a country-by-country basis.

Where to go in Africa


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 AfricaBotswanaNamibia,  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

Browse safari holidays by destination: 



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.  

  • Africa Safaris


    There's so much to choose from when considering an African Safari. With so many countries and safari parks, and a huge variety of wildlife, activities, accommodation and safari experiences, the options are almost endless. We'll help you find the African safari experience that's just right for you, and we'll create your own, personalised itinerary. 

    Africa Honeymoons


    Africa is an incredible popular honeymoon destination, because it has it all: majestic wilderness landscapes, breathtaking wildlife including lots of predators and big mammals, and stunning coastlines. We can integrate the best of all these exciting elements to craft your perfect honeymoon. 

    Family Safari Holidays


    Children love safaris! They are so excited to see their favourite animals up so close. Whatever your age though, the whole family will be thrilled to watch a lionesses and her cubs lazing in the evening sun or hyenas and vultures squabbling over a carcass. The sheer enormity an elephant right in front of you is something you will also never forget. But taking children on safari requires expertise in recommending the most family friendly spots, and also in the structure of the trip so that everyone is happy. We have what it takes to give your family a safari holiday of a lifetime. 

    Browse safari holidays by type: 

  • 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. 
  • African safaris - 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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    Map of Africa

    Map of Africa Tanzania Botswana Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe Mozambique Namibia South-africa Rwanda Uganda Ethiopia Mauritius Seychelles Madagascar

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