• Lion cubs in Botswana

Safari Holidays

Words cannot express the magical awe creating moments that Safari Holidays bring. We’ve carefully organised a wide range of safari holiday packages that will provide an abundance of once in a lifetime opportunities. Choose to venture into vast national parks by jeep, soar across the savannah in a private plane or scuba dive Africa’s aquatic worlds. After a fun and exhilarating day connecting with nature, retire to the luxury of an African safari lodge. Take the time to relax and unwind, soak your muscles in a heavenly bath and dine by candlelight on a private veranda where you’ll see the sun set like never before, glowing across the breathtaking savannah. When choosing a holiday, safari options can vary, and we can recommend, or help you build the perfect safari itinerary.

Venture into the wild on an African safari holiday

There are so many incredible and enriching places to visit around the globe and a Safari holiday in Africa has to up there with the best. As one of the most diverse places on the planet, Africa boasts an incredible variety of climates, terrains, flora and fauna that is guaranteed to take your breath away. Safari holidays are an opportunity to see, smell and feel the wonders of the wilderness in its true form.

What many people don't realise is that they can combine a safari and beach holiday together in one perfect multi centre holiday. What better way to round off a week of exploring to finish off with a relaxing stay on the beach.  Our Kenya safari and beach multi centre holiday is ideal, spend your time in national parks and then wind down on Mombassa's beaches before you head home. That way you get to see national parks and stunning coastal scenes in Mombasa for some sun, sea and sand therapy.

We have a selection of shorter itineraries including our Highlights of Kenya tour, but also longer durations too, such as our Grand Tour of Botswana itinerary. Alternatively, combine two countries, exploring both Kenya and Tanzania with our Grand Tour of East Africa tour. 

If you're travelling to South Africa, we'd really recommend making the trip to Victoria Falls, and combining this with a safari in Hwange National Park or Chobe National Park

Zebra spotting on family safari

Family safaris

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most popular National Parks include Kruger in South Africa, Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, there are so many incredible places to safari in Africa, and it all depends on who you are travelling with, and what you’re looking for. For example, Madikwe and the Eastern Cape in South Africa are ideal for families because they are malaria-free. The Sabi Sands conservancy in the Greater Kruger National Park is ideal for those seeking ultra-luxury. Kenya and Tanzania offer real authentic experiences and an abundance of wildlife roaming across the African plains. Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana are remarkable safari destinations too, with Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River being highlights of these destinations. Whilst Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Namibia provide unique safari experiences, perfect for return travellers to Africa.

Both destinations offer different experiences, wildlife, and types of safari. South Africa is great for families due to its malaria free game reserves, and the food is really exceptional in South Africa. You’re probably more likely to see a greater abundance of wildlife in Kenya. Also, in Kenya, you're more likely to move around to different National Parks. Plus, you have the opportunity to combine your safari with a beach stay in Mombasa.

This is an impossible question to answer! Each and every safari is completely unique, it all depends on your own personal experience. One thing we can guarantee is that once you’ve been on safari, it will remain one of your best holidays. Give our destination experts a call to discuss which country best suits your holiday dreams.

Anything from 2 nights to 14 nights, or longer. We would always suggest a minimum of 2 nights, as this means you have one full day at the lodge to have a spa treatment, relax beside the pool, go on a walking safari, or just read a book and admire the natural surroundings of the African bush. If you’re a wildlife fanatic or an eager photographer, then the longer the better.

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.

The month of travel can vary depending on where you’re looking to safari. Generally though, Africa is a year-round destination.

There is an element of danger, of course, as you are in a wild terrain surrounded by wildlife. However, the lodges that we select and the partners that we work with ensure safety is at the forefront of their day to day duties, so you should not be concerned.

Why choose Hayes & Jarvis for…Safari Holidays?

Our safari holidays offer a wide range of unique safari experiences to choose from so your trip to Africa can include everything on your wishlist. We strive to select the best accommodation and transport to ensure your safety and comfort comes first. Our destination managers are well travelled experts who will be able to advise you on all the top spots if you’re not sure where to start.