An incredible journey into the Rain forests of Central Africa staying in three different comfortable camps. This is a true jungle experience that is completely immersive and apart from being able to spend time with the habituated Lowland Gorilla Families you will also see many other species that live in this mosaic of habitats. These include Forest Elephants, Forest Buffalo, Bongo, Sitatunga, Spotted Hyena and a variety of forest duikers and possibly the rare and secretive water chevrotain. Along with this is an excellent variety of birds that will keep any birder enthralled.
When the rains come to this area of Botswana it is my favorite time to see the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari areas. You will enjoy the bush and animals in top condition and lots of excellent sightings, baby animals, birds in breeding plumage and some epic cloud scapes and few other safari vehicles.
Even if it does rain during your safari it is often reasonably isolated and for short periods so it is very rare that you wont be able to go out on your safari activities and if anything a little bit of rain enhances the whole experience.
The Selous and the Ruaha National Parks are two of Africa’s biggest safari areas with incredible diversity of ecosystems and a staggering array of different animals and birds, each day will be a new adventure and never seem like a repeat of the previous day. Finish this off with two relaxing nights in simplistic luxury on a tropical island with your feet up or snorkeling the coral and rocks – what’s not to like?
These two parks in the East of Zambia are excellent safari destinations, Luambe is much smaller and off the main safari routes so you have an excellent feeling of remoteness and a park all to yourself with a really nice density of wildlife and species. South Luangwa is much better known but the Nsefu sector is the best of the river fronted areas of the Luangwa with few camps and great wildlife. This is an excellent safari to experience the Luangwa River and its ecos sytems and easy to add components in other parks or other areas of Luangwa.
This safari will take you to some of the most amazing and well known safari destinations in Africa. To witness the vast herds of animals moving and the predators following this mass of animals has to be one of the top things to do in Africa if you only plan to come here once, if you love coming on safari and haven’t been here before then this must be on your “to do” list. Ngorongoro Crater is a draw dropping addition to this safari and in terms of the incredible variety and density of wildlife inside the worlds largest in tact caldera. Tarangire adds a whole extra dimension to the safari being in a completely different ecological zone there are species here that you wont find on the rest of the safari so it compliments the Tanzania safari experience in the North very well.
This is a Big 5 safari into areas that are so different from one another and unique. Matopos is a beautiful park where the dominant scenery is of granite inselbergs and kopjes separated by beautiful wooded valleys and grasslands. In here you will find a nice population of both Black and White Rhino and a host of other plains game species, like giraffe and zebra. Added to this are specialist animals and birds like Rock Dassies, Klipspringer and Black Eagles. There is much to see here with its ancient and contemporary human history along with the wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest National Park and home to Africa’s second largest population of elephant and probably one of Africa’s most diverse National Parks with a big range of predator and prey species for you to find at the numerous water points, either in the concession or inside the park itself.
The safari is topped off with one of the World’s seven natural Wonders of Victoria Falls, an absolutely beautiful site and a great way to start or end your safari.
A safari that does two of Africa’s best safari areas and the Natural Wonder of the World, Victoria Falls. A safari with top quality guides with genuine camps in great areas where your safari and enjoyment is the focus.
A luxury safari that works either in the dry season or wet season, great for families, the experienced safari goer or if you want to experience your first safari. You will be spoilt with the quality of game viewing and range of activities that you will get on this safari.
3 Different areas within the Chobe and Okavango Delta systems – all with something different and special to offer.
You will spend 1 night in Lusaka before the safari and then have 4 nights in a very diverse private concession in the central part of the North Kafue staying in Musekese Camp, noted for its top guiding and great hospitality. You then travel to the Busanga plains to their sister camp for another 4 nights where you can expect the same level of guiding and service in this amazing vast wetland area.
Highlights here are the wonderful diversity of species both animal and birds, with a nice range of activities, walks, cruises, day and night drives. Only available from June through October.
This safari is privately guided by Doug Macdonald and perfect for small groups of like minded safari goers wanting to experience the magic of the Kalahari and the Okavango Delta during the wet season – Dec to March. We use a small mobile tented camp that has nice walk in safari tents with ensuite bathrooms and a great camp chef to ensure we are all well fed and looked after. We set the camp up in two different areas of the Okavango Delta before travelling to the Central Kalahari where we will be staying in a beautiful lodge in a private concession area.