No experience can quite compare to your very first safari. Whether it’s venturing out at the crack of dawn or just as the sun begins to set, the excitement that builds as you wait to spot African wildlife for the first time is truly one of the greatest feelings you can have.
There’s more to African safaris than simply viewing some of the most majestic creatures to grace the planet, as they roam their natural habitat; hearing your expert guide’s stories while soaking up the breathtaking scenery will guarantee a trip you’ll never forget.
Once you’ve enjoyed the wonders of your first time safari, we can promise that you’ll want to keep returning for this incomparable experience. Knowing where to begin with your first safari may seem a little daunting, which is why Africa Travel put together a collection of itineraries and informative articles to help make planning your first African safari trip as straightforward as possible.
The unmatched experience of your first African safari is not limited to nature alone. The vivid wildlife that you will discover outside pairs magnificently with the gorgeous indoors in which you will relax and unwind between game drives. From breathtaking accommodation to helpful guides and sublime cuisine; each of these facets will enrich your African safari adventure entirely.
We offer a diverse range of accommodation options to further enhance your first time safari holiday. Travellers can stay in luxury South Africa lodges like the idyllic Simbambili Game Lodge, located in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which offers mesmerising up-close encounters with wild giraffe, zebra, lion, rhino and elephants, to name just a few. Alternatively, stay in scenic mountain lodges overlooking this continent’s vivid landscape, or reside in the unique Kicheche Bush Camp on a first time Kenya safari.
With over 30 years of experience crafting bespoke holidays to Africa, you can rest knowing your personal requirements and trip preferences will be catered for at Africa Travel. You will also learn about and discover the different safaris available, thanks to our knowledgeable travel experts.
You can trust our insightful team of travel experts to design a first time safari that will be so enlightening, you’ll want to return again as a more experienced traveller the following year.
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Chris joined Africa Travel directly from university in 1992 and knows both the company and Africa extremely well.Read more
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Julia’s love for travel began at a young age. Born in Cape Town, she spent many a holiday exploring Southern Africa with her family before starting her career in travel.Read more
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Felicity, who joined Africa Travel in 2004, has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years and originally comes from South Africa's KwaZulu Natal provinceRead more
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Emma got a taste of travelling when she was young, she has been travelling all around the world. However it was in Africa where Emma found her heart.Read more
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Sigrun, who joined Africa Travel in 2001, grew up in South Africa and has now been in the travel industry for almost 30 years.Read more
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Christine fell in love with Africa over 30 years ago, and has been managing the Cape Town office since 2008, and is looking forward to exploring Namibia more.Read more
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Shaun joined the travel industry just over 10 years ago, working first for an online travel booking portal and an ecotourism company, specialising in sustainable travel in Southern and East Africa.Read more
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Debbie joined Africa Travel in May 2009 and has been in the travel industry for over 20 years, enjoying a number of roles, from airline ticketing to accounting.Read more
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Christine first came to Africa as a young woman and immediately felt a connection which has never allowed her to leave. She lived in Johannesburg and in Knysna on the Garden Route, but came to Cape Town 22 years ago and realised it was where she wanted to be!Read more
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