African Safari Destinations
Best African Safari Destinations
At Odyssey Safaris, we simply aren’t showing you a place you’ll visit, but a place where you’ll be truly immersed in the ultimate experience. For us, that means we’re committed to more than only meeting your expectations—but raising them. It all starts with each of our destinations that offer their own hidden gems and treasures, that make a journey to Africa truly unforgettable.
From vast savannas to lush jungles, snow-capped mountains, and sandy beaches, the destinations we cater to offer everything and more. Whichever destination you choose, you’ll walk away with something far greater than what you arrived with. With dedicated teams based in both the United States and across Africa, we’re perfectly placed to take care of you at every stage of your visit to this fascinating region we call home.
With its stirring natural landscapes and abundance of wildlife, there’s no surprise why Kenya holds the title of the classic African safari destination. Adventures here allow you to have unforgettable wildlife encounters with a majestic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. If you are looking for a taste of true African essence, look no further than Kenya’s hidden treasures. Find out more about seeing Kenya with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: The Dry season (June to October) is your best bet for wildlife watching. The Wet season (November to May) offers lush scenery, newborn animals, and cheaper low-season rates.
From plains full of vibrant wildlife, snow-capped mountains soar above dusty valleys, and soft sandy beaches there’s nothing quite like an African safari in Tanzania. Here you can explore legendary destinations like the Serengeti, Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Crater, and more. No matter where your journey takes you here, you will come back with memories for a lifetime. Find out more about seeing Tanzania with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: To witness the great migration, you need to visit during the Dry season (June to October). Wet season (November to May) has its perks with calving season in the Serengeti.
From the bustling city of Cape Town, to the scenic Winelands and beyond, there’s truly something for everyone in South Africa. Here you can explore superb Big Five game reserves such as Kruger, where species co-exist in the primal wilderness. No matter what kind of adventure you are looking for, South Africa is known to cater all things to all people. Find out more about seeing South Africa with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: The Dry season (May to September) is the best time to visit most of South Africa’s parks, including Kruger. The weather is great and wildlife stays near to waterholes and rivers.
Known as the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda is home to ten national parks and a magnitude of breathtaking landscapes. Adventures here will take you across vast savannas, deep into lush forests, and snow-capped mountains. Whether you are on the search for elusive predators or white-water rafting down the Nile, Uganda is sure to quench any adventurers’ thirst. Find out more about seeing Uganda with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: The drier months from June to August and December to February are the best for wildlife watching in Uganda. There’s also plentiful sunshine at this time.
With an untouched landscape full of vibrant wildlife and remote camps, it’s no surprise why Botswana is one of Africa’s biggest success stories. Here you can explore the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert, or Chobe National Park. With a low impact approach, you’ll find some of the most exclusive camps in Africa, with a real sense of remoteness in the wilderness. Find out more about seeing Botswana with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: The Dry season (May to October), when wildlife congregates around the remaining sources of water, is the best time to explore Botswana’s parks.
While not as popular as other African safari destinations, Zimbabwe’s national parks offer a real remote and unspoiled feel to them while showcasing some of Africa’s best wildlife. Venture to Hwange National Park and encounter herds of elephants and buffalo congregate around the waterholes. There’s no wrong way to experience everything Zimbabwe has to offer. Find out more about seeing Botswana with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: Although the Wet season is a beautiful time of the year, wildlife viewing is generally best in the Dry season (April to October). May to September is best for viewing Victoria Falls.
With parks and reserves filled with vibrant wildlife and abundant birdlife covering almost a third of the country, it’s easy to see why Zambia is a popular destination for both adventure-seekers and nature lovers alike. Adrenaline junkies can have their fill as they battle downstream on the the mighty Zambezi River which drops over one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls at Victoria Falls. Find out more about seeing Zambia with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: Wildlife watching is more pleasant in the Dry season (May to October), when there’s hardly any rain to be seen, and animals are easily found at local rivers and waterholes.
Whether you are exploring the vast desert landscapes, venturing to the wild Skeleton Coast or discovering the wildlife-rich Etosha National Park, Namibia has a constantly changing landscape that would make any adventure traveler envy. Home of the world’s oldest desert, you might be surprised to find it inhabited by elephant, rhino, giraffe, and lion. Find out more about seeing Namibia with Odyssey Safaris.
When to go: The sunny, virtually cloudless days of the Dry season (May to October) are a very pleasant time to visit. Best for wildlife watching, as animals gather together becoming easy to find.