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Our African safari tours

Set off across the endless plains of Africa on safari tours in search of the elusive Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo.

Kenya Wildlife Safari with Tanzania extension
13 or 17 days
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What our travelers say about their safari tours

Awesome Kenya Safari Aug-Sept 2018
9/12/2018 by first-time traveler Marilyn P.
I have travelled for the past 36 years and this was the most awesome trip I have been on. From the time I booked in February till I got home, Go Ahead Tours was there for me. The Hotels I stayed in where all lovely all with a different theme. The people of Kenya really made my trip.
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Amazing bucket list experience
11/26/2018 by first-time traveler Lance K.
The Tanzania guided Wildlife Safari was more spectacular than we had even imagined. Our very experienced guide Emmanuel was so knowledgeable about every animal and the geology that we came away with a much higher understanding than we expected.
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Amazing adventure!
12/9/2017 by 7-time traveler Linda W.
What a wonderful trip, Richard our tour director was a fountain of knowledge as we bombarded him with questions. He made the trip more amazing seeing it through his eyes and experiences. Seeing the Big 5 was absolutely the best. Victoria Falls were absolutely amazing to see.
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Planning a trip is a breeze with the help of Go Ahead Tours’ experts working behind the scenes.

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Choose from 175+ tours all around the world. Need help narrowing down? Call our regional experts at 1-800-590-1161 to talk through how you like to travel.
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Your tour package includes handpicked hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.
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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

Tips for taking African safari tours

When to travel on safari tours

The best months for safari trips to Tanzania or Kenya are July through October. That’s when major animal migrations happen across the Serengeti and Masai Mara, and seeing some amazing wildlife is practically guaranteed. Safari trips to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe are best during the dry season between April and October. There will be less vegetation, which makes spotting animals easier, and wildlife will tend to gather around watering holes for a drink. It’s the perfect chance to see lots of species at once!

Where to go on safari tours

What countries are best for an African safari? Many of our African safari vacation packages offer a wildlife adventure experience for the whole tour. Trips to Kenya, Tanzania, or Zimbabwe and Botswana immerse you in Africa’s natural beauty and offer daily game drives for wildlife viewing. If you want a mix of city and nature, our South African safari tours are a perfect choice. You’ll have a few days of game drives, as well as the chance to explore the cultural capital of Cape Town.

Know you want to travel on our safari trips, but aren’t sure which one’s right for you? One of our expert Tour Consultants can help you choose your perfect tour.

What to expect on safari tours

On each of our African safari packages, you’ll enjoy game drives with your group in 4x4 safari Land Cruiser vehicles. Your guide on safari is also your driver, and they’ll be able to tell you all about the African animals you see. You’ll spend a lot of time driving over the “African highway”—miles of rocky dirt roads—so be prepared for a bit of a bumpy (but totally amazing) ride.

The accommodations on your group safari tours have been handpicked and tested by our staff on the ground. Each hotel is designed to make the most of your incredible natural surroundings—that means lodge-style accommodations with modern amenities, so you’ll have the comforts of home with an adventurous twist. Included meals at your lodges reflect British colonial influences, and boxed lunches are provided during game drives.

Packing tips for safari tours

Because African safari trips are more adventurous than other vacations, packing can feel intimidating but a few simple tips can get you prepared! First, remember that luggage restrictions on game drives are strictly enforced. You’ll need to bring a soft, flexible duffle—hard suitcases are forbidden on safari vehicles to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety. Because of this, you’ll want to pack light. The good news is that weather in Africa is warm year-round, so light layers are perfect in most conditions. You’ll also need sun protection, such as sunscreen and a hat, as well as bug spray to keep pesky insects away. One expert tip? Wear muted or light-colored clothing, as brighter colors can scare animals away.

Once you’ve booked one of your African safari packages, we’ll send you more detailed information to get you ready for your trip. That includes a packing list you can use to plan for your safari trip to Africa.

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