Do you know when is the best time to catch the Great Migration in the Serengeti? Or when to avoid the rainy season in Botswana? We've asked our safari experts to detail the best, the good, and the times to avoid our favourite destinations in Africa. They give information about the kind of weather and temperatures that you can expect, as well as explain when the wildlife and landscape will be at its best.
There is so much choice nowadays when you are trying to plan a holiday that it is often difficult to decide exactly where to go and what to do. And that's where we step in, to take the hassle away!
Top 10 Safaris
Here, we aim to inspire you with our safari guides, called the "Top 10's". From the most luxurious of lodges in existence to the quintessential parks to visit, we've got it all. Take a look at our guides, and if you would like to chat with one of the team, simply give us a ring or contact us through the enquiry form.
Got a passion?
Are you a keen birder? Or do you really want to do on a walking safari? Whatever your special interest, we can help you plan a tailored safari to your preference. We have information and inspiration on canoe safaris, conservation safaris, photography-focused trips and more.
Crafted by our experts, these are just some example trips that you could consider. Some are purely safari adventures, while other itineraries might be a safari + beach combination. Whichever or whatever you'd like to include in your bespoke safari, just let us know when you enquiry and we can start creating a holiday that is suited to you.
Do you have a particular animal you would like to see on safari? Maybe witness the Great Migration? Or spend some time in the presence of elephants? We've put together a few guides on the best places to spot our favourite wildlife.
Helpful safari guides
For the ultimate inspiration, take a look at our guides written by our knowledgeable and experienced safari specialists. These helpful articles and handy guides give you a glimpse into what you could include on your tailor-made safari to Africa.
Feeling inspired? Why not get in touch with one of our experts who will be happy to talk you through your tailor-made safari. However, if you are interested in reading more, we've handpicked a few special activities and categories to explore. When you are ready to talk to us, just give us a call on: +44 (0) 208 547 2305, or contact us here.
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A selection of our favourite Top TensSee all here
These top 10 luxury lodges in Africa will spoil you rotten, with granite bathtubs placed outside next to frequently used elephant pathways, exclusive open-air suites with views across hippo-strewn lagoons and phenomenal service.
Top 10 Lodges for African Walking Safaris
Walks allow guest to learn more about the ins and outs of the bush – and although big game is not the focus, there is a chance that you could get up close and personal with a big cat!
Top 10 Luxury Family Safari Lodges
Some lodges definitely cater for families better than others. Here are our Top 10 lodges to take your family.
10 Best Places to visit in Africa
Julian picks his 10 best places to visit in Africa. The Okavango, the Serengeti, Luangwa...he describes it as a 'somewhat impossible task' to narrow down the best of 'Safari Africa' to a top ten hit list, but a great starting point nonetheless.
A glimpse into some 'Special Interests'See all types here
With the YZ team made up of ex-professional safari guides, we know a thing or two about wildlife! Every trip we design is tailor-made, depending entirely on the destinations you've had your heart set on and the wildlife you've been waiting to see!
Many destinations in Safari Africa are fabulous for birdwatching. From bee-eaters to ostrich, the range of species is astounding! There may be times when big game is scarce, but you can always enjoy scanning the skies, swamps, and seas for birdlife.
As we travel wider, farther, and faster, it becomes ever more important that we all aim to look after the fabulous destinations we visit, including their wildlife and local communities.
Most countries offer walking safaris, generally with half-day walks as part of the safari package. However, there are several special places that we believe will provide you with a particularly authentic walking experience - one that is hard to beat!
Any safari to Africa will offer thrilling opportunities for good photographs. However, opting for a tailor-made photographic safari will guarantee perfectly preserved memories, captured on film.