Lion cubs in Botswana

Holiday type

Safari Holidays

Venture into the wild on an African safari

Safari holidays are a chance to escape into the world’s wildest adventure playgrounds. Create an unforgettable holiday exploring Africa’s sprawling scrublands and shimmering lakes, climbing its rugged mountain ranges and unwinding on its paradise shores.

Become a wildlife expert as you learn about the African elephant – the world’s largest land mammal – and how sleek leopards are able to run at speeds of up to 35mph. Cape Buffalo have a nervous nature so stick together; watch on from the safety of your safari jeep as they thunder across the land in huge herds. After exhilarating days tracking mountain gorillas through the mist, return to the luxury of your safari lodge. Soak your muscles in grand baths and dine by candlelight on a private veranda as your marvel at the sun setting over the Savannah.

Join the animal kingdom on safari holidays:

We’ve crafted a wide range of safari holidays guaranteed to plunge you into the heart of the animal kingdom. Flying to eight African destinations, you can choose to venture into vast national parks, get a bird’s eye view from a private plane, or scuba dive Africa’s aquatic worlds.

Our Highlights of Namibia tour is perfect as a first time safari as it takes you on a whistle-stop tour of dusty plains, shallow lagoons and sandy dunes. Don’t miss a single moment; wake up early to watch the sun cast red and orange rays across the Namib Desert mountains as it rises. For an exotic adventure trek through bamboo forests and imposing peaks to seek out mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.

Embark on a family safari to Tanzania, where the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will make children gleefully wonder if they’ve woken up in the Lion King. Honeymooning couples will enjoy the luxury of staying in spacious tents on the banks of the Mara River.

More great itineraries

5 days

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 5 day safari

 

As its name suggests, this short fly-in safari is a great way to see Botswana's key highlights in style. You will stay in luxurious Belmond lodges including Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge located in the heart of Chobe National Park and...

Adventure holidays

Botswana in Style - Maun to Maun 5 day safari
3 days Elephants on safari

Elephant Bedroom Camp Fly-In Safari

 

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in the renowned Samburu Game Reserve, surrounded by palms and other beautiful indigenous trees lays this small and intimate tented camp with simplistic elegance, luxury and style. Inspired by the textures...

Luxury holidays

Elephant Bedroom Camp Fly-In Safari
3 days Masai Mara

Keekorok Lodge Fly-In Safari

 

Built from local materials including sandstone and cedar wood, Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge to be built in the Masai Mara and is in a prime position in the direct path of the annual migration. Stone built bungalows offer...

Honeymoons

Keekorok Lodge Fly-In Safari
9 days Lynx in a tree, Namibia

Highlights of Namibia Tour

 

An ideal introduction to this breathtaking country, our Highlights of Namibia tour takes you on a journey from the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the dusty plains of the Namib Desert. Explore the geological formations in Damaraland, climb...

Escorted tours

Highlights of Namibia Tour
6 days

Mount Kenya and Masai Mara Adventure

 

A shorter safari that combines the big game of the Masai Mara and flamingos of Lake Nakuru with the lesser known Mount Kenya National Park, which offers spectacular bird watching and stunning lakeside and mountain views. You can add on...

Wildlife holidays

Mount Kenya and Masai Mara Adventure
Zebra spotting on family safari

Family safaris

Thinking about taking the children on a safari? View our range of family safaris suitable for all ages..

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Luxury safaris

Wanting to safari in style? View our handpicked luxury safari holidays for that extra special holiday.

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Private safaris

For those seeking a more intimate experience, we offer a selection of private safaris.

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Safari & beach holidays

Fancy combining a safari experience with a beach resort? View our collection of safari and beach multi centre holidays.

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Lion cub on safari

Big five safaris

See the lions, leopards, rhinoceros, African elephants and Cape buffalo on a big five safari, perfect for any wildlife enthusiast.

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Samburu Airstrip

Fly-in safaris

Visit the deepest areas of Africa that are unreachable by road on a fly-in safari.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For a chance to track the Big Five on a safari, head to South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana or Namibia. You can see all five animals – the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and black rhinoceros – in each of these destinations, although they may be spread across several parks.

A family safari is an unforgettable adventure and we’d highly recommend it. That said, certain game lodges have age restrictions for children, and some safaris set a minimum age for safety reasons. Talk to our Destination Specialists to find the best family safari for you.

Yes – it’s easy to combine a safari with a beach holiday on a multi centre holiday. In Kenya, you can round off your safari with a short flight to the coast. Or, hop over to the idyllic beaches of Zanzibar or Mozambique, or an Indian Ocean island like Mauritius or Sri Lanka.

Cheetah in Zimbabwe

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for…Safari Holidays?

• We’re responsible and we create safaris based around ethical and sustainable travel • We offer unique safari experiences that range from private lodges to hot air balloon rides • We use accommodation and transport to ensure your safety and comfort comes first • We have the expertise to suggest the best beaches to relax on after your safari holiday.

African Elephant

The world’s largest land mammal, African elephants once covered the savannahs and bush, but now there are fewer than 70,000 left.

Black Rhinoceros

Famous for those deadly horns, the black rhinoceros is the rarest of the Big Five animals you will see on your safari holiday.

Cape Buffalo

Considered the most dangerous Big Five animal thanks to its nervous nature, these undomesticated bovines spread out in massive herds among the savannah.

Lion

The king of Africa’s Big Five, lions are among the most feared and revered animals.

Leopard in Kenya

Leopard

Quicker than a cat, leopards are able to run at speeds of up to 35 mph. These sleek and cunning animals are best seen at night.