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REDISCOVER THE NATURAL WORLD ON A REMARKABLE SAFARI HOLIDAY

Big Five game safaris, evenings in relaxing lodges, open-air cruising and nature at its most primal.

Journey. Fundamentally, that’s what the word ‘safari’ means in Swahili. You can’t complete your journey without taking the once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness one of the Big Five in the wild. The five what? Well, just as the world has its Seven Wonders, Africa has its five glorious beasts: lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards, and buffalo. Consider this your safari holiday check-list. African wilderness holidays truly offer the quintessential safari experience.

You might like to begin with a South Africa safariKruger National Park, the continent's oldest wildlife conservation area, is striking with its untouched grasslands and opportunities to spot one of the glorious five up close. As such, this South African destination is fantastic for those travelling on their first safari trip. Spot prowling leopards against a picturesque backdrop of the lofty Lebombo Mountains, then spend a relaxing evening in a safari lodge with a traditional Boma dinner.

If you have acquired a taste for the lodge life, a Kenya safari holiday might be for you. Book an unforgettable escorted tour to Kenya’s renowned accommodation, Treetops. Constructed around an ancient tree, the lodge offers boundless opportunities to explore East Africa’s vast natural beauty. Kenya is also an ideal spot for safari and beach holidays, where you can get your adrenaline fix seeing a lion dart across your path and then simmer it right down in a sleepy, sun-drenched bay. Don't forget to pack that bathing suit with your safari slacks!

To the south lies Namibia, the very first African country to include the protection of the environment in its constitution. On a full-day safari, cruise through Etosha National Park, Namibia’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Allow your experienced tour manager to point out animals including lions, giraffes, and elephants. You can even see your surrounds in a different light, by taking a stunning sunset drive in an open-air vehicle through the dazzling mopane forests.

Our safari holidays combine exquisite scenery, up-close encounters and a glimpse of nature at its most wild. Consider it the ultimate antidote to the artificialities of modern life - just the reset you're looking for!

  • 7 excursions included
  • 21 meals included
  • The opportunity to spot the fabled Big Five
  • Four game drives in the Sebatana Private Reserve
  • One game drive in the Welgevonden Reserve
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    • Flights Included
  • 10 days from: £1564pp
  • Was: £1955pp
  • 1 airport
  • 11 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Sep 2024
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  • 7 excursions included
  • 21 meals included
  • The opportunity to spot the fabled Big Five
  • Four game drives in the Sebatana Private Reserve
  • One game drive in the Welgevonden Reserve
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    • Flights Included
  • 10 days from: £1662pp
  • Was: £1955pp
  • 1 airport
  • 46 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Dec 2024
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  • 7 excursions included
  • 21 meals included
  • Go in search of the Big Five on five included safaris into the Mabula Private Game Reserve
  • Enjoy an expert-led wildlife talk and fascinating bush walk
  • Pay a visit to the award-winning Hornbill Project
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    • Flights Included
  • 10 days from: £1742pp
  • Was: £2049pp
  • 1 airport
  • 65 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Dec 2024
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  • 7 excursions included
  • 21 meals included
  • Go in search of the Big Five as you take three safaris in the famous Kruger and Greater Kruger National Park (one full, day two morning safaris)
  • Family friendly tour – see ‘more info’ at the bottom of the page for further details
  • Visit at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre
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    • Flights Included
  • 10 days from: £1742pp
  • Was: £2049pp
  • 1 airport
  • 34 dates available
  • Aug 2022 - Dec 2024
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Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safari 2022
  • 4.21 (35 reviews)
  • South Africa
  • 8 excursions included
  • 17 meals included
  • Four game drives in search of the Big Five
  • Ride Table Mountain's rotating cable car
  • Spend two nights in the privately owned Garden Route Game Lodge
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  • 12 days from: £2176pp
  • Was: £2719pp
  • 7 airports
  • 7 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Nov 2022
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Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safari 2023
  • 4.21 (35 reviews)
  • South Africa
  • 8 excursions included
  • 17 meals included
  • Three game drives in search of the Big Five
  • Ride Table Mountain's rotating cable car
  • Spend two nights in the privately owned Garden Route Game Lodge
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    • Flights Included
  • 12 days from: £2240pp
  • Was: £2635pp
  • 7 airports
  • 36 dates available
  • Jan 2023 - Nov 2024
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New Year On Safari
  • South Africa
  • 7 excursions included
  • 21 meals included
  • Venture on five included safaris in search of the ‘Big Five’ around the Mabula private game reserve
  • Experience an expert-led wildlife talk and bushwalk
  • Spend some time visiting the award-winning Hornbill Project
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    • Flights Included
  • 10 days from: £2498pp
  • Was: £2775pp
  • 1 airport
  • 1 date available
  • 27 December 2022
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Kenya Grand Safari
  • 4.7 (40 reviews)
  • Kenya
  • 7 excursions included
  • 20 meals included
  • Six game drives in search of the Big Five
  • A visit to a Maasai village
  • Explore the most iconic national park in Kenya
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  • 9 days from: £2768pp
  • Was: £3075pp
  • 7 airports
  • 20 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Nov 2023
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  • 7 excursions included
  • 29 meals included
  • Venture in search of the ‘Big Five’ as you travel on three open-air safaris throughout the Kruger National Park
  • Choose to set off at dusk on an incredible night safari under the ever-changing African sky
  • Experience an enlightening wildlife rehabilitation tour and a gentle guided nature walk
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    • Flights Included
  • 13 days from: £2813pp
  • Was: £3125pp
  • 1 airport
  • 28 dates available
  • Jan 2023 - Nov 2024
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  • 6 excursions included
  • 27 meals included
  • Punctuate a week’s rest and relaxation at an idyllic beach hotel with a four-night safari
  • Blue waters and even bluer skies
  • Stay in a Taita Hills private game reserve
    • Flights Included
  • 14 days from: £2381pp
  • Was: £2645pp
  • 7 airports
  • 53 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Nov 2024
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  • 10 excursions included
  • 25 meals included
  • Two game drives in Hwange National Park, famous for its elephant and African painted dog populations
  • Three-night cruise on Lake Kariba, with a range of daily activities included, such as fishing, water safaris and birdwatching
  • Guided tour of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls
    • Flights Included
  • 14 days from: £2868pp
  • Was: £3585pp
  • 1 airport
  • 19 dates available
  • Sep 2022 - Nov 2024
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  • 9 excursions included
  • 24 meals included
  • Discover a completely different side of Africa
  • Explore the vast Kalahari Desert on a bushman walk
  • Full-day tour taking in the surreal landscapes of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei
    • Flights Included
  • 14 days from: £3042pp
  • Was: £3379pp
  • 1 airport
  • 1 date available
  • 11 October 2022
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Things to see on a safari holiday

From cultural enrichment to stunning wildlife, you will never run out of things to do on a safari holiday.

WHERE TO GO ON SAFARI

There’s plenty of variety and scope when it comes to selecting your dream escorted safari holiday. Whether you fancy immersing yourself in Africa’s startling culture and landscapes while seeking the Big Five in South Africa’s Kruger National Park or staying at a relaxing bush lodge in Kenya, you will be spoilt for choice.

RELATED SAFARI TRAVEL GUIDES

Things to do on a safari holiday

Where do we begin with this one? A safari is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only get up close and personal with rare wildlife, but to unwind in rugged yet tranquil natural surrounds. Here's where to start.

Safari Holidays for Solo Travellers

Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our safari holidays. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a safari holiday as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.

Safari FAQs

First Safari holiday? Here are a few questions you might have.

  • A safari is an overland journey, usually made by jeep, the purpose of which is to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, often a protected national park. Newmarket offer tours to popular safari destinations, with included safari drives.

  • Newmarket offer safari tours to several destinations, so the best time to go depends on the specific destination you choose.

  • Newmarket currently offer safari tours to Kenya, South Africa and India.

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