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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. Flying to eight different African safari destinations, you can 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 a South 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.

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 holidaysare an opportunity to see, smell and feel the wonders of the wilderness in its true form.

Book a Safari jeep tour, take a trip off road and embrace your inner Attenborough! Observe wild and endangered animals such as lions, hippos, rhinos and buffalo roaming free in their natural habitat. Ever wanted to see a Gorilla up close? Why not book our Gorillas In The Mist Tour and try to track one down?

Our Highlights of Namibia tour is perfect for first time safari adventures. See flocks of wild flamingos feasting on fish and search for the ‘big five’ as you take a whistle-stop trip from ocean to desert exploring dusty plains, shallow lagoons and sandy deserts. Soak up the beauty of the Namib Desert as the sun rises, revealing some of the tallest sand dunes in the world.

Why not combine the best of both worlds with one of our safari and beach holidays? The Kenya Safari holiday and beach multicentre package gives you the opportunity to venture through some of Kenya’s most popular national parks and then retreat to stunning coastal scenes in Mombasa for some sun, sea and sand therapy.

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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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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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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?

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.

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.

a lion standing on a dry grass field


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

Leopard in Kenya


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.