Africa Adventure Safaris & Vacations

Africa Safari Adventure Tours

There's no doubt that an Africa adventure safari will change you. The question is how it will change you. Get ready to experience the unforgettable.

African adventure safaris bring you to the heart of a wild and wonderful world. By Jeep or by two feet, explore unspoiled landscapes as far as the eye can see with wild animals roaming free.

If you're looking to witness the Great Migration, a Serengeti walking safari is a great fit. If you're interested in spotting the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, black rhinoceros, African bush elephant, and African buffalo), then you can't miss Kruger National Park. No matter what you're looking for, we have an Africa adventure safari that's perfect for you.

Enjoy sundowners from your luxury camp, get to know the warm, welcoming Maasai people, and let Africa change you forever. 

Africa Adventure Safari Packages

Africa

Okavango Delta Safari

  • Duration 11 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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Experience the magic of the Okavango Delta in the authentic way – both under canvas and in safari lodges, on foot and by mokoro, with a few comforts of home thrown in too! Add to that a true Africa must-see, Victoria Falls, and you've got the makings of an unforgettable safari and sightseeing adventure.

Trip Start: Maun Trip End: Victoria Falls

Grand Teton National Park

Serengeti Safari 5 Day

5

  • Duration days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 0 

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Trip Start: Arusha Trip End: Arusha

Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

5

  • Duration 10 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 5 
    • Activity Level 5

      The Upper Limit

      I'm ready to put in the hard work to reap the rewards. I'm a seasoned adventurer, not afraid to get my boots wet.

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The 'Kibo' is the ultimate trekking experience in Africa. This 10-day adventure will reward you with extreme landscapes, epic sunrises, unpolluted starry skies, and an unforgettable personal feat. 

Trip Start: Arusha Trip End: Arusha

Africa

Kruger National Park Safari

  • Duration 10 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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You’ll track the steps of the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park with expert safari guides and enjoy a mix of remote safari camps and lodges on your journey up the most renowned national park of South Africa.

Trip Start: Johannesburg Trip End: Cape Town

Best Time to Visit for an Africa Adventure Safari

The best time to visit for an Africa adventure safari is from June to October, though what you want to see and experience will largely drive the optimal time to go. If you’re interested in seeking out the Big Five in Kruger National Park, May through September is the best time to visit as the months are drier and the foliage less dense, making it easier to spot wildlife. If you have witnessed the Great Migration on your “must-experience” list, then late June to August is the best time to visit to see it at its peak. If you’re ready to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, then we consider June through October to be the best time to visit.

In our opinion, there’s always a good time to travel to Africa, but there is an ideal time for you. We’re here to help you figure that out!

Visiting East Africa

There are two dry seasons and two wet seasons in this part of the continent. The dry seasons occur from December through February (this is a great time for seeing wildlife) and from June through October. The wet seasons are characterized by warmer temperatures and usually occur from March through May and then again in November. Travel is much easier during the dry season when roads are more accessible and the sun’s presence is more conducive to lounging on the beach.

Visiting South Africa

The best time to visit Africa in “safari season” is May and June when it’s dry and prime for wildlife spotting. With rainfall prevalent and often, November to April is known as the wet season and is likely to result in the closing of camps and safari expeditions. Rural roads may be harder to navigate during these months, but the bird watching will be better and hotel rooms will be easier (and cheaper) to find. Just keep in mind that the wet season is the hottest time of the year in South Africa. Daily high temperatures typically peak in December in the mid-80s.

Visiting Central Africa

The dry season in Central Africa typically runs from June to September. This region in Africa is famous for its rainforests, and it receives a lot of rainfall during the wet season which usually begins around April.

Visiting West Africa

The dry season in West Africa typically runs from October to May. West Africa’s lowlands are known for experiencing lots of sun and relatively high temperatures year-round. The average temperature during the day is around 85°F, but it can get much hotter at the end of the dry season. The wet season typically runs from May through July, with a second wet season occurring in the months of September and October.

Visiting North Africa

The best time to travel to North Africa is from October to March when you'll experience the most comfortable temperatures. This is the hottest part of the continent and temperature swings can be extreme – including at night when it gets cold and you’ll need warm layers. Areas along with the coast experience weather similar to what you’ll find in Mediterranean countries. For the most part, rain is not something you have to worry about in this region!

Active Adventure Assurance

Secure Your Spot Now, Pay the Rest Later

As members of the Active Adventures family, Austin Adventures offers booking assurance that allows you to secure your spot with a deposit now and pay the rest later. Plus, if your plans change or you can’t travel, you can transfer your booking or request a refund on any additional funds paid (less deposit) up to 90 days from your original trip start date.  

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Africa Adventure Safaris FAQs

Do you recommend buying travel insurance?

As an Active Adventures traveller, It’s essential you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of personal injury, medical expenses, trip cancellation for your travel with us. Please head to our Travel Insurance page for more in-depth information and insurance provider options. It’s also important to check your insurance covers all the activities you’ll be partaking in, in case you’re travelling to altitude or looking at extreme sports.

Can you help me find flights to Africa?

We recommend booking your flights through our preferred travel partner – Fuzion Travel. They’re our experienced hand-picked experts in travel, passionate about what they do, and will tailor-make your flight itinerary to match your Active Adventures tour. Get in touch with them directly by email – [email protected] fuziontravel.co.nz or on +1-833-244-5886. Let them know your preferred travel plans, including any stopovers or extra nights’ accommodation, and they’ll put everything in place for you. They offer a total travel solution and five star service that you’ll want to tell your friends about!

Do you charge a forced single supplement if I'm a solo traveller?

We don’t believe in charging you extra for travelling alone and we have lots of single travellers on our trips. There’s no forced single supplement if you don’t mind sharing a room (you might even get a room to yourself sometimes). If you prefer not to share a room at all, you can upgrade to a single room, if one is available, though our rooming is limited in Africa so best to get in fast!

 

How many people are there on each of your Africa trips?

We generally take up to 14 people per trip, although this can vary, and all our trips have at least two of our guides to look after you (apart from the occasions we have a small group). We have found that our trips tend to attract a particular kind of person and many people have commented that the social scene was one of the highlights of their trip!

Do I need to speak the local language?

A little would be helpful, especially on arrival and for ordering food in restaurants, but it's certainly not required. English is spoken in most hotels, airports and tourist areas though not everywhere. Our local guides are all fluent native speakers so if you don't have time to learn a little before arrival you don't have to worry... they will take care of everything.

How safe is it to go on a Safari?

From a wildlife persepctive, it’s important to follow the below guidelines as you’re likely to encounter animals on foot or in water:

  • On all game activities (game drives, mokoro, boating and on foot) follow the instructions of the guides at all times.
  • Being quiet is not only important from a safety point ofview, but also to have the best possible experience for all guests.
  • The camps are unfenced meaning that animals might walk through at any time (especially at night) so guests to be aware and take caution.
  • In the camps the guides will always accompany guests to their tents/rooms after dark.
  • Never approach any animal and should you encounter one, stand your ground and never run

Is there a number to call in an emergency? How can my family, friends or colleagues contact me?

Please contact our New Zealand office using the details below. If the office is unattended (outside of New Zealand business hours), please leave a message so we can pick it up and respond as soon as we can.

Free phone 1 800 661 9073 (USA, Canada & Australia)
Free phone 0808 234 7780 (UK)
Free phone 0800 234 726 (New Zealand)
Worldwide +64 3 450 0414, ext 1
Email: service@activeadventures.com

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Why Travel With Us

benefit group size

Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience with the perspective of an insider.

benefit guides

Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, are experts in motivation, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

benefit inclusive

You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. Every detail is handled; all you need to do is show up!

benefit safety

Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted vendors and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides and our seasoned operations team at headquarters.

benefit family

Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries and sustained relationships for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

benefit wow

"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience. If we’ve done our job, they’ll have you saying “wow!”