Depending on the country and area you are visiting, and your own preferences, your safari might include 4x4 driving expeditions, walking, boating in motorboats or man-powered mokoros, or watching wildlife from horseback or a hot air balloon.
We specialise in private safaris, either with your own driver-guide or as a morning or afternoon game drive from your lodge or camp. Some camps encourage very early morning starts, with a drive lasting a few hours, returning to the lodge for lunch or staying out with a picnic. Invariably the wildlife action and interest of the landscape is such that the time flies. Different parks and reserves have their own rules and regulations; in Tanzania for example, there are predominantly closed-sided vehicles in the north, and open-sided vehicles in the south. In the South Luangwa in Zambia they have open-sided vehicles and the option of night drives.
Walking safaris offer an exciting and different way to experience the African bush and wildlife from. On foot, not in the cosy confides of a vehicle, suddenly everything feels wilder. You are on the same level as your other four-legged friends, which gives a particularly raw safari experience. It is also a fantastic way to explore the things you don’t see as much of from the vehicle, such as botany and various animal tracks.
Driving and walking are the main activities on safari, but boating, horse riding and specialist birding safaris are also popular. Please see our activities page for more details about where to go for each specific activity.