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Wherever animals are found in large numbers, it is exciting to see them in their natural habitat. For the most part, this means travelling to parts of the world that are conducive to their survival.  The most popular game-viewing safaris are to be found in Africa but not exclusively but an African safari is a good place to start your game-viewing experience. 

The word safari is a Swahili word meaning journey when the indigenous natives would go hunting to provide themselves with food, hides etc. Today a safari is not to harm but to view animals and in this eco-friendly way, it has a positive impact on and benefits local communities through employment for local people as guides, lodge employees etc.

About African Safaris

Your African safari typically includes several game drives with an experienced driver/guide plus sometimes, a tracker. Usually, there are 3 types of game drives which take place in the morning, afternoon and nighttime. The morning game drive is usually taken early before the sun gets too hot. The afternoon game drive is usually taken later in the day for the same reason. On a night drive, the dark brings out the nocturnal animals and the predators which are on the prowl looking for their next meal.

What are walking Safaris?

Another style of game viewing is a walking safari. This can be undertaken as an alternative to one of your regular vehicle game drives. Nothing brings you closer to an African adventure quite like this. You walk with an experienced guide who will show you which animals are or have been in the vicinity by studying their tracks and footprints.

What are fly-in Safaris?

You might want to consider a fly-in African safari. These are popular, especially in Kenya and Tanzania. You avoid long road transfers by simply landing on a private airstrip from the nearest major airport and your game viewing is immediately underway.

 

In East Africa, the game drives will be within a reasonable range from the lodge or camp in the game park in which you decide to stay. It is highly recommended that to maximize your African safari, you visit other game parks to view a selection of different animals and terrains. In Southern Africa, you can experience maximum enjoyment by deciding to stay at one location. It is known for its luxury accommodations sometimes with its own landing strip and territory. However, there is a mutual arrangement between lodges allowing safari vehicles to roam freely throughout each other’s territory. Wherever you decide to go, your game viewing is pretty certain to be in a small vehicle with open sides and possibly an open top. You will usually share it with several other safari-going participants. The average size of a safari vehicle can vary but the ideal is anywhere from 6 to 10 passenger vehicles. The professionalism and experience of the guides are very significant as they need to be able to “deliver the goods” as it were, to lead you to some thrilling game encounters. 

In Africa, there are 1100 different species of animals and 2600 different bird species. Of course, these numbers are not found in any one specific game park but you will experience a satisfying number during any Africa safari vacation. Incidentally, Africa has the fastest, largest and strangest animals anywhere in the world. This also includes, sadly, a number of endangered species.

What are the Big Five?

Everyone has heard about the Big Five (lion, leopard, African buffalo, elephant and black rhinoceros). These can be seen in either East or Southern Africa. It is a fact that there are more lions in Kenya and Tanzania than anywhere else but they are still in abundance elsewhere.  Botswana is home to approximately 80% of Southern Africa’s elephant population and huge herds are a common sight. Rwanda and Uganda are primarily known for their gorilla and chimpanzee populations and nothing beats a trek in these countries to come close to these primates. A major attraction on an African safari could be the Great Migration seen in Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya. The two-game reserves are adjoined and literally, hundreds of thousands of animals travel twice a year, one north to south around October and one south to north around July, in search of food and water. You might be fortunate to experience a rare sighting of a lion or a leopard sitting in a tree either asleep or just relaxing.  You might want to try wildlife viewing on the back of an elephant. This can be done in both Botswana and Zimbabwe. Or perhaps you might like to enjoy a cruise safari on board a boat down the river in Botswana getting reasonably close to hippos and crocodiles. If you are a “birder”, there are literally thousands of different exotic species of birds in just about any of Goway’s African Safari destinations. One amazing sight is the vast number of flamingos which congregate in Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya totalling over 1 million.  

Any time is a good time to view animals. However, when considering an African safari, the weather might be a factor but not a hindrance. In East Africa, October and April are considered the wet seasons and are, for the most part, the off-season prices but the animals are still very much in evidence. In Southern Africa, it is rainy generally between November and March but again, not a major factor while viewing wildlife.

Most African safaris include accommodation in lodges be they basic or luxurious. However, there is also the ability to have tented accommodation. This is not your Boy Scout or family outing tent vacation. You don’t rough it as you get all the luxuries of a room with a comfortable bed and a complete bathroom more often than not. This is a totally different experience as you are virtually out there in the bush listening to the thrilling sound of animals in the African night.  

Goway’s African safaris cover all the major countries offering excellent game viewing. These include East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Uganda and in Southern Africa, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

 

 

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Safaris Worldwide

  • India Deluxe Golden Triangle & Ranthambore

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Travel through the heart of India to Imperial Delhi, Agra with the breathtaking Taj Mahal, and Jaipur with its majestic Amber Fort and then go on safari at the Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,059
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Tanzania Odyssey Super Special: 7 Day

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Tanzania is renowned for its magnificent wildlife, scenery and first-class game lodge experiences. Spend time visiting famous sites like Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,899
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Cape, Wine and Safari: Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Kruger

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 12 day South Africa trip will have you experiencing both the Western Cape and the thrill of an African Safari. Beginning in Cape Town, you’ll have plenty of time to take in not only the beautiful Mother City, but also its surrounds with your 5 nights stay. Next up, its off to the Winelands. Enjoy a private food and beverage tour through the streets of Stellenbosch as well as wine tasting of course. Lastly, its off to Karongwe Game Reserve for your exciting African Safari as you search out all the animals that call this area home.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,494
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Highlights of Doha and The Desert

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the city and desert on this trip to Qatar. Start in Doha, where you'll explore Souq Waqif and tour the futuristic city lit up at night. Then connect to Regency Sealine Camp outside the city for a two-night desert safari, with luxury tent accommodations and adventure activities on the dunes.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 965
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Qatar See Trip Details
  • Cape Highlights and Safari: Cape Town, Garden Route & Kariega Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a stay in South Africa's Mother City; Cape Town before getting up close with African wildlife on the Eastern Cape. Visit the world's ostrich capital, sample the best of South Africa's famous Winelands, and follow the Garden Route to see South Africa in all its diverse beauty.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,734
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • East Africa Odyssey Super Special

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly African safari. Visit famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife, and cultural opportunities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,949
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Hwange and Victoria Falls In Depth

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the wonder of Hwange and Victoria Falls. Split your time between two game lodges in Hwange National Park and its surrounds and head on daily game drives. Then connect to an island lodge on the Zambezi River to explore the riverbanks and visit nearby Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,113
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Zambia Walking Safari: South Luangwa National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Zambia is the real Africa with prolific game and unrivalled expertise of local guides. Sightings of leopard, elephant, hippo, lion, and wild dog are commonplace on an African safari in this exciting country.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,828
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter 3 Day: Kigali & Volcanoes National Park

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Spend 3 days in the area made famous by Dian Fossey, the home of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Be one of only a few to see these gorillas in their own habitat.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,099
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Rwanda See Trip Details
  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter 4 Day: Kigali & Volcanoes National Park

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Spend 4 days in the area made famous by Dian Fossey, the home of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Be one of only a few to see these gorillas in their own habitat.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,255
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Rwanda See Trip Details
  • Tanzania Sky Safari by Elewana: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & More

    DELUXE | SMALL GROUP: The one and only Tanzania Sky Safari by Elewana includes all of Northern Tanzania’s core highlights and offers an unparalleled game viewing and cultural experience as you fly to and from each stop.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,382
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter Uganda

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: African safari tours come in many forms, but few are as revealing or special as an encounter with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas. Taken on its own or as an add-on to an African safari, it’s a life-changing experience.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,204
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Uganda See Trip Details
  • Ultimate Namibia: Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Etosha & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: This Ultimate Namibia safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by ensuring a stress-free journey of discovery amid dramatic, ever-changing scenery.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,415
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
    Namibia See Trip Details
  • Best of Zambia: Livingstone, South Luangwa & The Lower Zambezi

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Get a taste for Africa’s best on this Zambia safari. Start by visiting the majesty of Victoria Falls on the border of Zimbabwe before exploring unmatched wildlife sanctuaries with luxury accommodation in the country’s west.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,474
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Soul Safari: Nairobi, Mt Kenya & Masai Mara

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Stay at world class properties, visiting both Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Parks, Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary and Masai Mara, without compromising luxury on your African safari.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,105
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Zimbabwe Highlights: Matobo Hills, Hwange & Victoria Falls

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Cross world wonders off your bucket list on this journey through Zimbabwe. Heading to Matobo Hills and Hwange National Park, you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations and head on safari game drives to see elephants and rhinos. You’ll also gaze upon the majesty of Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,120
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kenya Sky Safari by Elewana: Amboseli, Loisaba & Masai Mara

    DELUXE | SMALL GROUP: Spend time at three luxury lodges situated in three of Kenya’s outstanding game parks, Amboseli, Loisaba Conservancy and the Masai Mara Reserve. At each lodge, enjoy day and night game safaris as well as walking safaris. Fly by small aircraft directly from Nairobi and between lodges.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,172
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Lemala Migration Safari: Tarangire, Ngorongoro & The Serengeti

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Witnessing Tanzania's great migration is a once in a lifetime experience. A natural phenomenon where over a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate north annually.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,410
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Signature South Africa: Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Kruger & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey of South Africa. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era with 2 nights spent on-board the elegant Rovos Rail train.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,338
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Campfire Adventures in Tanzania: Arusha & The Serengeti

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: What caps the perfect day on an Africa safari? Swapping stories around the campfire in your luxury camp, of course. Enjoy the ideal balance of comfort and nature on this Tanzania safari.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,445
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Essential Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba Safari

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Gaze upon mighty Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural attractions, cruise the Zambezi River, and head on safari game drives on the shores of Lake Kariba on this immersive vacation through Zimbabwe.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,804
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Zimbabwe See Trip Details
  • Kenya In Style: Nairobi, Samburu & Masai Mara

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience luxury accommodations, and unrivalled game viewing on this luxury safari. Make your way from Nairobi to Samburu and Masai Mara where you'll head out on your daily game drives in the magnificent African landscape in search of wildlife.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,540
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Malawi and Zambia Getaway: South Luangwa and Lake Malawi

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Escape to central Africa to search for wildlife in South Luangwa National Park and enjoy the pristine waters of Lake Malawi. Staying at game lodges in Zambia and a chic island lodge in Malawi, you’ll spend your days tracking leopards and lions and engaging with the incredible environments of this African region.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,451
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Zambia See Trip Details
  • Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Located on the banks of the Zambezi, Chiawa is a luxury safari camp offering the utmost comfort amid the wild 'real Africa' that is Zambia. Experience the thrill of game walks as well as game drives, canoeing, boating and fishing.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,076
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Zambia See Trip Details
  • City Lights & Safari Sights: Cape Town & Pilanesberg National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Combine South Africa’s most attractive city with the wonders of the African bush on this city lights and safari sights vacation. Start in Cape Town where you’ll have three days at leisure to experience its charms. Then head on to Pilanesberg National Park to head on daily game drives in search of the Big Five.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,504
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
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