Luxury Safaris Southern Africa

wild life tours South Africa
Wildlife tours South Africa

Our wildlife safaris are tailored to your preferences for comfort and luxury. We are equally comfortable designing a luxury safari as we are at understanding that some travelers prefer a more rustic bush experience. We actively seek out those lodges that provide a unique wilderness experience.

For more on BOTSWANA safaris check out our WILDLIFE SAFARIS in BOTSWANA

Luxury Safaris Southern Africa

Classic Luxury Safaris in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia:

Our classic luxury safaris in Southern Africa can be part of
a self-drive trip OR we can arrange air transfers which can
involve scheduled flights or private charter flights.

Some of our preferred options across a range of budgets include:

CLASSIC AFRICAN SAFARI - 9 Days: South Africa, Zambia and Botswana   Sample Itinerary

Avian Leisure's Fully Guided Safaris

Most of our sample guided itineraries offer the opportunity for excellent wildlife viewing. This is the way to see the most of the country with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Here we list our top choices:

See under Our Itineraries in the Birding Tours section for more examples
Also see our Trip Reports on completed trips
Contact Us for more information as there are many more options available

Wilderness Safaris Tented Camps:

For our classic African safaris we like the Wilderness Safaris tented camps where the fine balance between an exclusive, natural experience in the bush is maintained without having to forego essential home comforts.

Camps are generally small with around 6 to 10 chalets and are superbly appointed, with en-suite bathrooms. Cuisine is excellent.

A typical day consists of an early morning wake up call for tea and coffee before a game drive : early mornings are excellent times to chance upon leopard or lion still in the vicinity of a kill from the previous night.

On your return to the camp, a sumptuous breakfast awaits!

After a siesta through the heat of the day, afternoon tea is followed by a game drive to a lookout point for sundowners before returning to camp for a delicious safari-style meal served under the stars with the sounds and smells of the African night all around.

We share the Wilderness Safaris ethos of enjoying the wild places of Africa in an eco responsible way.

Like Wilderness, we believe that community involvement in wildlife initiatives is the only way of ensuring the sustainable conservation of the natural environment.

Wilderness Safaris operates in Botswana , Zambia , Namibia and South Africa .

There is a wide selection of safari options available.

Contact Us to discuss further.
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Mokoro in Wetland Wilderness

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Singita's Lodges, Sabi Sand and Kruger:

Luxury Safaris Southern Africa Singita epitomizes the height of luxury and design in the wilderness whist maintaining a balance between hospitality, conservation and community. There are 5 lodges in South Africa, all in premier game viewing territory, as well as a lodge in Zimbabwe and 3 lodges in the Tanzanian Serengiti Reserve.

In 2008 SIngita again won the US Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2008 in the categories Best Hotel in the World , Best Small Hotel in the World and Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East, this for the 3rd time (2004, 2006 and now in 2008).

If you can afford Singita, you will not be disappointed!

Phinda's Lodges, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal:

Luxury Safaris Southern Africa Four Lodges in the Phinda Private Game Reserve to the north of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park ( iSimangaliso) offer luxury and exclusivity within a wilderness area known for its abundant wildlife, diverse habitats and wide range of activities - because of Phinda's proximity to the marine-life rich reef in the Indian Ocean there is the opportunity for scuba diving and fishing from nearby Sodwana Bay.

Notten's Bush Camp, Sabi Sand Reserve, next to Kruger:

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Notten's Bush Camp is a small and exclusive safari lodge in South Africa. This family-owned-and-run concession is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, one of South Africa's finest natural sanctuaries, within the Greater Kruger National Park. It combines superb game viewing with fine cuisine to create a five star African safari experience. Bay.

Luxury Safaris Southern Africa Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps, Manyeleti Game Reserve:

The Manyeleti Game Reserve shares a fenceless border with Kruger, Sabi Sands and Timbavati Game Reserves, creating a composite ecological niche where all the animals roam free in one of the best areas in which to view Africa's Big Five.

Honeyguide has two separate 12 tented camps with en-suite bathrooms, offering either a family or a more exclusive experience.

Rhino Walking Safaris (part of Isibindi Africa Lodges Group), Kruger:

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Something different in the bush: a small and intimate tented camp (Plains Camp) where you can experience game viewing at a slower pace during the guided walks in the morning and evening. They also offer the option of sleeping out under the stars surrounded by the night sounds of Africa ..

Tangala Safari Lodge, Thornybush Reserve, next to Kruger:

Luxury Safaris Southern Africa Tangala is a small authentic bush lodge, without the trimmings of high luxury, preferring to focus on the simple wilderness experience that echoes the Africa of old!

There is no electricity. Lighting is provided by kerosene lamps and cooking is done on either gas or open fire.

The Thornybush Reserve is a prime wildlife viewing ecological area.

Rovos Rail: luxury rail travel throughout Southern Africa:

Since its inception in 1989, Rovos Rail has enjoyed international acclaim for truly world class travel experiences. Step aboard the teak panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.

Exquisitely prepared meals are served aboard the Pride of Africa in the sumptuously restored Dining Cars reminiscent of a Victorian era of charm and elegance associated with fine china, crisp linen and gleaming silver.

The trains - which may be hauled by steam, diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey - carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites. The are many different routes to suit your specific itinerary, including Cape Town to Pretoria, Pretoria to Vic Falls, Durban to Pretoria, and Cape Town to George.

A Rovos Rail journey is the perfect complement to a classic 5 star safari in Southern Africa.
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Enroute to Mpumalanga
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