African Adventure Tours

Sharing a red sunset with a herd of elephants. Standing atop the highest peak of Africa, breath in your lungs like you’ve never felt it. There is always adventure to be had in Africa, here is how to find it.

  • Countries

    South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana

  • Average Safari Cost

    $600-$2,000 pp/day

  • Highlights

    Climbing Kilimanjaro and watching Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania, gorilla trekking in Uganda, exploring the Okavango Delta in Botswana, paragliding off Cape Town’s Lion’s Head in South Africa

Best Time to Go

Different countries offer different sights, depending on the time of year you choose to visit. Generally though, for safari trips it’s best to time your African adventure around the region’s dry season. With low rainfall, there tends to be less vegetation and as such, better wildlife viewing. It’s also the period where you’re most likely to see animals gathering in large groups around rivers and waterholes.

Dry seasons tend to fall over winter so this often means cooler mornings and evenings, which can be a welcome alternative to the hot, wet summers. The list below is a general over view of the best times to visit but specific areas will differ.

It’s always best to check based on where exactly you’re travelling to and when doing so, to think about what kind of weather will suit the activities you intend to do. For example, Kilimanjaro has two distinctive trekking seasons: January to March and June to October, both of with offer different kinds of experiences.


The Serengeti is impressive throughout the year but it’s during the dry season, from late June to October, that you’ll have the best sighting, particularly if you’re wanting to see the Wildebeest Migration.


Its dry season, July to October, is also the period when it’s best to catch animal migration through the Maasai Mara. This is when you’ll see the epic river crossings of the animals as they move through the region.


The country has two dry seasons, from January to February and from June to September, both of which make for ideal gorilla trekking weather.


The dry season lasts from May to September but if you’re thinking of visiting the Okavango Delta specifically, you’ll want to keep in mind that the area is flooded from June to October.

South Africa

In most safari areas of the country, the dry season falls from May to September but if you’re considering a visit to Cape Town, which has winter rainfall, the earlier months of the year make for a far sunnier trip.

For more detailed information on when to visit each country, see our Complete Travel Guides below:

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African Adventure Tours at a Glance

Tanzania remains one of the continent’s most popular destinations. From the gorgeous beaches of Zanzibar to the grand expanse of the Serengeti, and all the way to top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania has a wide range of stunning adventures on offer.

Move a little north, and there’s Kenya, where African safaris were first born. It’s also the home to some of Africa’s wildest and most impressive game parks.

If it’s gorillas you’re after, Uganda is the place to be. Trek through dense, untouched forest and see these incredible creatures in the wild.

For something a little off the beaten track, Botswana has what you’re looking for. It’s the place where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle profess to have fallen in love, away from the prying eyes of the world. There’s certainly some magic there. Finally, at the southernmost tip of Africa, is South Africa. Its malaria free safaris tend to be one of its biggest draw cards, but another point of attraction is Cape Town – a jewel of a city perched between epic mountains and pristine beaches.

Cost Estimate

A standard, 5 day safari can cost anything from $ 4,800 USD (including flights) to the upper thousands. It really depends on how luxurious you’re wanting to go.

If you’re looking for a cheaper route, consider the camping safaris or going in a larger group where you might get discounts. Botswana tends to be the most expensive of the destinations mentioned and South Africa, because of its favourable exchange rate at the moment, works out as one of the least expensive places to visit.


Tanzania: Fly camping the Great Migration (Serengeti) and hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kenya: Taking a hot air balloon over the Masaai Mara to see the migration.

Uganda: Gorilla trekking in the Virungas, a volcanic, forested area that straddles the connection point between Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC.

Botswana: Exploring the Okavango Delta, and visiting the rock art of the Tsodilo Hills.

South Africa: Paragliding off Cape Town’s Lion’s Head or further afield, seeing the black-maned lions of the Kalahari desert.

Getting There and Safety


For the flights to Africa, it is advised to check Skyscanner (for multiple destination flights), to see which airlines can take you there and compare various ticket prices.

If you are based in the UK and Europe, check out these flights.

If you are based in the USA and Canada, check out these flights.


For more detailed information on visa policy in each country, see our Complete Travel Guides below:

Vaccinations and Malaria

Before booking your tour, check your local travel health authority for more information about malaria and required and recommended:

Travel Insurance

Going on a safari in Africa comes with obvious risks. We recommend you get travel insurance for all safaris in Africa. Make sure your insurance has full medical coverage, emergency air evacuation, repatriation and the standard travel insurance for cancellations, delays and luggage cover.

Check World Nomads’ travel insurance calculator to see the cost of your safari trip cover.

What to Pack

For more details on what to pack see our Safari Packing List.