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"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

         -  Marcel Proust

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Planning and Ensuring the Best Safari

















Safari.   The word simply means "travel" in Swahili, but for many, it alludes to wonders first envisioned in childhood: sweeping savannas, big snarling cats, thundering herds of elephant and wildebeest.

Like its meaning, the word roams the imagination, becoming other words and places, like Serengeti, Sahara, Okovango or Kilimanjaro.

Safari crosses the landscape of the mind, until it finally merges with the name of the great continent itself, Africa.   


Going on safari is a magical experience for everyone.




This is no exception when planning a safari.  There are few things in the world of travel that rivals a well planned safari to Southern Africa.


Be a well informed traveler and be assured of an enjoyable time for your investment in such an exciting trip. 


The great African safari regions of Southern and East Africa provide the traveler with quite diverse experiences, which is why these regions  should be considered as two very distinct areas.


Southern Africa provides the ultimate in personalized safari travel, with small exclusive lodges catering to a handful of guests, a wide diversity of habitat, and sophisticated cities.  


East Africa is synonymous with wide savannah grasslands and huge herds of game. One is slightly more aware of fellow travelers and the thriving safari industry.


Unless time and money permit, it is best to plan your safari within these distinct regions.  How do you know what is right for you?  African Classic Encounters offers signature tours exclusive to African Classic Encounters.


WHEN T0 GO?  That is the all important question.  Remember to everything its season and to each season something special. 


Click on the countries below to see what safari experiences can be enjoyed and When to go. 


Be prepared and see if any visas are required.  Educate yourself with the health requirements for each country.  Read up on safari etiquette.

Please be aware that although this site offers an insight into the destinations - it should be treated as a resource in empowering yourself with valuable information. 

Africa is too complicated a destination to book on the internet.  Consult an African travel specialist for a journey of a lifetime.  That way you will ensure a good return on a good investment.  A well educated traveler is our best client.

Ensure that you consult and book your travel with an INDEPENDENT  tour operator. 

Be wary of booking with lodge owners and operators who also act as a travel agent company.  Be aware that there is a conflict of interest - your interest is in conflict with their interest. 

Lodge owners need to fill their beds at their numerous lodges, and therefore they will provide you with an itinerary that would include only their lodges in order to achieve high occupancy at their camps.  In many instances you might not even be aware that you actually duplicating your experience - almost like being in a big city and check in and out of different hotels.  Or at worst,  a comprise is made at your expense.


25 and more Good Reasons to consult and book your travel to Africa with








South Africa



East Africa











Trista da Cunha

St. Helena



South Africa Photo Story

Botswana Photo Story

Zambia Photo Story

East Africa Photo Story

Kenya Photo Story

Tanzania Photo Story

Namibia Photo Story

Swaziland Photo Story

Lesotho Photo Story

Seychelles Photo Story

Mauritius Photo Story

Madagascar Photo Story

Malawi Photo Story

Mozambique Photo Story

Trista da Cunha

St. Helena







If you love trains - South Africa offers the best trains in the world.  Consider a memorable journey on choice of:


Rovos Rail - a two night journey - between Cape Town and Pretoria.  Or the Train / Vintage Air Safari to Victoria Falls or to the Garden Route or Kwazulu Natal.  Or the ever so popular GOLF SAFARI



The Blue Train offers one night journeys between Cape Town and Pretoria. 


The latest trends in travel to Africa are the "Beach & Bush" Safari - a combination of a safari and an exotic remote island - either in Seychelles islands, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Malawi or off the coast in Madagascar.


Spa Sensation Safari - indulgence in the first degree!  


Sanctuaries for the stressed and world-weary travelers. Unique settings - peaceful and tranquil, spa's "healing through water" and the quest for wellness epitomizes harmony with nature, mind, body and spirit. 


Classic Homes for friends and family has proved to be immensely popular.  Private homes in exotic settings complete with private butler and guides. Your home away from home.


Family Travel - grandparents with their children and grand children - there is no better way to inspire and to create lifelong memories than an African safari.  


Gourmet Food & Wine - Experience the "Flavors of Africa" - a gastronomic journey pleasing palettes everyday.


"BEHIND THE VINES" gives you a "behind the scenes" peek at award winning wineries hosted by the winemaker themselves.


"HARLEY DAVIDSON TOURS" roaring along the Cape Peninsula hugging the coastline is the epitome of freedom on the open road.


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