Experiences

Explore our African travel experiences

African travel is changing. Traditionally, itineraries were country-based but thanks to improved logistics and accommodation, travellers to Africa are now basing their plans on the experience they want. It could be sitting down with a family of mountain gorillas in a rainforest clearing or sitting down to a silver service dinner on the world’s most luxurious train.

We believe our experiences are Africa’s most iconic and we’ve taken care to select the best tours and accommodation to match your expectations. Gorilla trekking and walking safaris with expert professional guides; lodges that lie on the path of the wildebeest migration; and honeymoon hideaways set on private islands.

African travel experiences can also span several countries, adding different elements of landscape and culture. Romantic journeys combine the sights of Cape Town and Victoria Falls with Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger. Why not book a honeymoon that combines the big game of Zambia with the unfettered friendliness of Lake Malawi? Gorilla trekking can be enjoyed in Rwanda or Uganda – or both, while you can get on board a luxury train in Cape Town and get off in Dar es Salaam, ready for a holiday on Zanzibar.

Click on a specific experience below for more information; you’ll find out when and how to best enjoy each experience and our range of pre-packaged itineraries means we’ve already done the work for you. Contact us for more information and bookings, or simply tell us what you want to experience and your requirements and we’ll do the rest.

SABI SAND SAFARI
BEST WALKING SAFARIS AFRICA

On foot in Africa – whether it’s a morning walk or multi-day adventure, walking in Africa’s big game reserves is an unforgettable experience.

AFRICAN FLY IN SAFARIS

Save time & add comfort: African fly-in safaris are the best way to see Africa’s best destinations – ideal for romantic travel.

ROMANTIC TRAVEL IN AFRICA

Romantic travel in Africa means safari hideaways & ocean-facing villas – an unforgettable honeymoon or special occasion.

LUXURY TRAIN TRAVEL AFRICA

African Luxury train travel takes on a new dimension with five star luxury hotels on rails. Multi-day train journeys take in South Africa but also go as far as Dar es Salaam.

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARIS

Nature’s greatest show stars over a million wildebeest with a supporting cast of big cats & giant crocodiles – find out when & where to go.

GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI

The ultimate wildlife encounter? Face to face with mountain gorillas in their natural rainforest environment – it’s both a humbling & invigorating experience.

Hands-on Expertise

  • We’re based in Africa
  • Visit our destinations regularly
  • Exceptionally knowledgeable team
  • Expect unrivaled customer service

Accredited & Bonded

  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • ATTA Membership (204387)
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
  • 24/7 Travel Support

Reviews

Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game

In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.

Michael (USA)
Faultless service, attention to detail and quality of accomodations.

The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly

Carolyn (AU)
Outstanding experience!

We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.

Silvio (CH)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Best experience ever!!

They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!

Salvatore (IT)
Absolutely Perfect

I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.

Bernard (DE)
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended

Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.

Cyndi and Dave (AU)
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.

Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.

Mary (AU)
The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!

The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.

Ulrike (DE)
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!

Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.

His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.

Oisin (AU)