Safaris 

Choose JOURNEYS for more than 100 of the best wildlife safaris in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. We offer hiking and vehicle safaris, photo safaris, and cultural safaris. On every safari the emphasis is on small group size, expert local leadership, and close up experience.  Our African safaris explore wildlife areas of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.  We offer mountain gorilla viewing treks and safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, and lowland gorilla safaris in Gabon. Our range of safari styles includes overland camping safaris, tented, mobile tent, and lodge trips or a combination.  We offer year-round safaris in most of our destinations.  In most countries we can offer you high-quality, personalized private wildlife safari arrangements at a cost comparable to our competitors’ group safari costs. In Africa we offer several safaris offering both cultural and wildlife experiences. 

Some of our most popular wildlife safaris are listed below. Go the country page of the country where you would like to travel for more suggestions. There you will also find trip reviews, photo galleries, Safari FAQ, and other helpful safari selection hints.  Call or e-mail us for more details and safari suggestions.

SAFARIS
Kenya: A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends
Cost: $4,235-$5,475  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Join long-time friend and favorite JOURNEYS guide Makau Nzioka on safari in Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. If you go in August, you can join in the festivities at Makau's spirited family reunion in Mbitini village.

Best of Namibia Camping Safari 2014
Cost: $3,350-$3,550  •  Duration: 12 days  •   10 upcoming departures

Meditate on Africa's most colorful landscapes and track spectacular wildlife where you wouldn't expect it.

Botswana Mammals and Meerkats
Cost: $6,750  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Sep. 14-27, 2014

Ride elephants, walk with lions! After exploring the country's most famous reserves, sleep under the stars at Makgadikgadi Pans and visit the meerkats. A group of six will be joined by JOURNEYS Africa Specialist Kirsten Williams for her dream Botswana camping safari.

Botswana's Best Camping Safari
Cost: $3,550-$4,100  •  Duration: 9 days  •   14 upcoming departures

Enjoy photography, birding, and exceptional wildlife viewing as part of a guided small group camping trip exploring the very best reserves and sanctuaries of Botswana.

Classic Namibia Under Canvas
Cost: $4,795  •  Duration: 12 days  •   8 upcoming departures

Savor the wonders of Nambia from luxury camps in the wild bush.

Classic Uganda and Rwanda
Cost: $7,164-$7,960  •  Duration: 12 days  •   24 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Join a small group to visit the mountain gorillas in Bwindi, Mgahina, and Volcanoes National Park, see the chimps of Kyambura Gorge, and go on a safari in fabled Queen Elizabeth Park.

Rwanda: Four-day Gorilla Adventure
Cost: $3,417-$3,797  •  Duration: 4 days  •   58 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

For those fortunate enough to do this, spending time up close with mountain gorillas is a lifetime highlight. This four-day trip allows enough time in stunning Parc National des Volcans for one or two gorilla treks and other natural and cultural encounters as well.

Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Cost: $5,725  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 4-18, 2014 •  Join Another Adventurer on the September 4 Full Moon Climb!

Fulfill your life-long goal of climbing Kili. Afterward, search for the "big five" game animals on safari in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Then, congratulate and indulge yourself on Zanzibar's powder white sand beaches.

Uganda & Rwanda: Gorillas in the Virungas and Bwindi
Cost: $5,144-$5,715  •  Duration: 8 days  •   20 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Meet your ancestors on this chimp- and gorilla-focused trip featuring reserved permits, high standard accommodation, and the best guides and vehicles.

Africa: Great Trek Adventure
Cost: $4,050  •  Duration: 22 days  •   7 upcoming departures

If you don't need fancy lodges, luxury camp, and hotels, this is the perfect value safari for experiencing all the best of southern African nature and culture.

High and Wild In Ethiopia
Cost: $4,600  •  Duration: 13 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

This is a great first or next African wildlife or cultural adventure, visiting some of the best that Ethiopia has to offer.

Karibu, Tanzania! Family Safari
Cost: $2,750-$4,900  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

If you and the kids like wild animals, this family safari is the ultimate travel experience. Meet Maasai warriors. Closely approach lions, elephants, and giraffes.

Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife & Culture
Cost: $5,695  •  Duration: 12 days

The absolute best of East Africa! Tanzania's Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongo Crater. Kenya's Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Find the Big Five -- elephants, lions, leopards, rhino and buffalo -- as well as zebras, gazelles, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, baboons and much more.

Kenya Great Game Safari
Cost: $4,450  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Traverse several parks in search of large game with renowned guide Makau Nzioka, among Kenya's best birders and naturalists.

Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
Cost: $5,965  •  Duration: 16 days  •   3 upcoming departures •  One of three 2014 dates, each with two travelers!

Madagascar, an island that evolved in isolation from mainland Africa, presents entirely unique flora and fauna. This fantastic overview introduces travelers to varied environments and myriad species found nowhere else, including many different lemurs.

Tanzania: Northern Circuit Gems & The Chimps of Mahale
Cost: $8,150  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

This safari combines the gems of Tanzania's Northern Safari circuit - the sublime Serengeti, World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park - with the opportunity to track some of the last wild chimpanzees in Africa in the Mahale Mountains National Park.

India: Rajasthan Royal Wildlife Safari
Cost: $6,125  •  Duration: 15 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Expert naturalists lead this search for tigers and other wildlife in the parks of northern India. Visit both famous and lesser-known sites and sanctuaries.

South Africa Adventure
Cost: $4,195  •  Duration: 18 days  •   4 upcoming departures

This is the grand tour that local South Africans might choose for themselves, combining a great variety of culture, wildlife, scenery, and activity on a fast-paced adventure.

Tanzania: Summer Serengeti
Cost: $4,975  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

Follow the famous Serengeti wildebeest migration through some of the best parks in Tanzania.

Tanzania: Super Serengeti in September & February
Cost: $6,600-$7,200  •  Duration: 12 days  •   Privately on Request

Travel in September or February for two very exciting opportunities to visit the vast wildlife population of the Serengeti plain, including grazing herds, young animals (babies in February, adolescents in September) , and vast migratory herds.

Tanzania Culture and Wildlife
Cost: $5,895-$6,445  •  Duration: 13 days  •   Privately on Request

Understand the great game herds of the Serengeti in the context of local tribes and communities that live in harmony with wildlife and the natural environments.

Tanzania Wildlife Week Safari
Cost: $4,100-$4,480  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

This safari seeks the greatest variety, numbers and concentrations of animals and birds on a dawn-to-dusk, fast-paced, intensive visit to the best parks and reserves in East Africa.

Africa: Trans Kalahari Adventure
Cost: $5,195  •  Duration: 22 days  •   7 upcoming departures

This 22-day safari offers indigenous cultures, the greatest wildlife reserves, and spectacular scenery of Namibia, the Okavango, and Victoria Falls.

Uganda Custom Gorilla Trekking
Cost: $6,450  •  Duration: 11 days  •   Privately on Request

With JOURNEYS' amazing Paul Tamwenya as your naturalist guide, seek out shy, highly-endangered Mountain Gorillas on treks, boat trips and a vehicle safari to observe the many mammals and birds of Uganda.

Uganda Wildlife Odyssey
Cost: $6,995  •  Duration: 15 days  •  Sep. 6-20, 2014 or Privately on Request

Join expert naturalist guide Paul Tamwenya on an exploration of Uganda's parks and reserves in search of primates, birds, and large mammals, including mountain gorillas and chimps.

Zambia: Wild Zambezi Camping Safari
Cost: $4,150  •  Duration: 10 days  •   Privately on Request

Savor the wonders of Zambia from comfortable mobile camps in the wild bush. This is a great choice if you don't need fancy lodges or luxury camps, and want to experience natural Zambia up close. Lodge accommodated option also available.

Wildest India
Cost: $5,350  •  Duration: 14 days  •  Apr. 1-14, 2015

Visit Tadoba, Kazirangain northeastern India in search of tigers, experience the city of joy, Kolkata, and more on this JOURNEYS Signature Trip with senior naturalist guide Avi Sarkhel.

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