Behold African wildlife on a small-group journey
Dominated by sky and rolling grasslands, African wilderness and wildlife has long been the focus of beloved filmmakers, photographers and writers. On a small-group adventure, you can get up close to the animal kingdom while experiencing the exclusive benefits of a luxury getaway.
With Abercrombie & Kent, you may witness the Great Migration as hundreds of thousands of grazing animals and predators cross the plains of East Africa — or venture into Southern African for water safaris by dugout canoe through Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Small groups are led by a tour director who guides the journey from start to finish with help from local specialists.
When you book a safari experience with your travel advisor, you’ll enjoy unparalleled insider-access courtesy of local connections. Here are three African regions that’ll inspire your next small-group adventure.
Kenya and Tanzania
Set out on game-viewing drives through the region’s most spectacular parks and private reserves. You’ll stay in a boutique camp with luxury lodge accommodations and experience six nights in the heart of Great Migration country — three each in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Your small group will behold Africa’s astoundingly diverse wildlife, including the iconic big five (the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo) from custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat.
Alongside handpicked safari guides, you’ll be led to amazing wildlife encounters and discover both the modern and traditional aspects of daily local life with a visit to a Maasai village. Finish the experience with a three-night stay at Sanctuary Olonana, the ultimate luxury safari lodge set on the Mara River, where hippos wallow and wander nearby.
Botswana and Zambia
On this Southern African adventure, explore extraordinary game-viewing regions, see the stunning Victoria Falls and stay in accommodations ranging from classic luxury tents to lavish tree houses available only to small groups. In Botswana, you’ll view Southern Africa’s unmatched wildlife in three ways: on game drives, guided bushwalks and scenic river safaris.
Discover the diverse wildlife of this region with handpicked safari guides whose in-depth tracking skills lead to exceptional wildlife encounters. You’ll receive tips on capturing the best photographs of the big five during a private lecture with a professional photographer. Glide through the remarkably biodiverse Okavango Delta in a traditional dugout canoe, enjoy a privately guided tour of thundering Victoria Falls and float along the Zambezi River on a relaxing sunset cruise. You’ll also enjoy two nights at the luxurious Sanctuary Chief’s Camp.
Discover the amazing breadth and depth of South Africa on a comprehensive journey that ranges from the cosmopolitan Cape Town to a private game reserve outside Kruger National Park. Your small group will encounter spectacular wildlife by land and sea, and take in the rich history of the Bo-Kaap District and Robben Island. You’ll become immersed in South Africa as you marvel at the incredible diversity of the country’s wildlife.
On a thrilling marine safari, you might spot whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and even penguins. Enjoy three-night stays at luxurious properties, including the five-star Cape Grace Hotel, sophisticated Grootbos Forest Lodge and luxurious Thornybush Game Lodge, setting a relaxed pace that allows time to fully enjoy each locale. Your group will join skilled trackers and rangers in Thornybush on private game drives in custom vehicles that provide an unobstructed view from every seat.