Safaris in AfricaWe read many articles about Africa but the Uyaphi team rather likes this quote: "Everything in Africa bites, but the safari bug is worst of all!"
Anyone who goes on safari knows immediately what we are referring to. From trekking gorillas in the Impenetrable forest of Bwindi or canoeing up the Zambezi gliding past elephant herds to navigating the Great Rift Valley lakes of Malawi and Tanganyika and rediscovering the lost Eden of the Gorongosa national park in Mozambique, there is something rather basic and visceral to our connection to Africa.
The animals of Africa, from the mighty elephant to myriads of tiny insects, endless columns of migrating wildebeest to the increasingly endangered wild dog and mountain gorilla all captured in moments of tenderness, action and savagery.
Vast desert landscapes, the power of the tumbling Zambezi over the Victoria Falls or the grasslands of the South African rugged bushveld are also given their place in this portrait of all things wild and natural in Africa.
The themes of Holidays in Africa - the constant struggle for survival, the tenacity of life amid the proximity of death, the capacity of man to both destroy and protect, the harmony of nature in all its life forms and, throughout, the visual impact of Africa in its unique space, light and beauty rise to the surface.
Maybe that was what led Karen Blixen to say in Out of Africa, "Here I am, where I belong."
This is Africa at her best, she touches something deep within all of us, an experience that will never be forgotten.
Featured Africa holidays 2015 Options
Africa Train Safaris
Africa Train Safari and holiday opinions that take in southern and eastern Africa, ranging from short 3 days options all the way through to a 28 day option. Travel in the utmost luxury whilst taking in the magnificent scenery and destinations of Africa, travel on board some of the most luxurious trains on the planet.
Kruger Safari Holidays
Safaris and tours that take in South Africa's Kruger National Park that plays host to some of Africa's best wildlife and birdlife. We offer a range of safaris options that include self-driving, walking, camping, fly-in as well as budget options and days tours within the region. Majority of the Kruger safaris that we offer are completely tailor-made.
Cape Town Day Tours
When visiting Cape Town there is so much to do and so much to see, it is on this page that we try and make things a little easier for you but offering the most popular day tours and options available. Visit the winelands or take in Cape point, watch the whales in Hermanus or climb Table Mountain, the choice is yours, we just help by offering only the best.
Okavango Delta Safaris
A safari to Botswana without visiting the Okavango Delta is like to Paris for the first time and not seeing the Eiffel Tower, it is just not done. Here we have a selection of safaris that visit all of the regions of the world famous and wildlife rich inland delta. Camping safaris to flying safaris are all on offer.
Botswana Camping Safaris
Get that up close and personal experience with Africa's wildlife with one (or two) of our camping safaris in Botswana. One of the best ways to experience all that Botswana has on offer without having to have very deep pockets, we offer safaris across all budget ranges whilst all safaris are run and operated by only the best in the country
Namibia Fly in Safaris
Flying from one destination to another in a country the size of Namibia is the perfect safari choice for those who want to maximise their time on the ground as well as for those to whom driving is simply not an option. We tailor make these Fly in Safaris to suit your time-frame and budget.
Namibia Self Drive Safaris
Self Driving safaris in Namibia, one of the few countries in Africa were is is easy enough to simply pick up your hire car at the airport and drive the country yourself. We pre book your accommodation and car hire and you simply follow the provided maps and off you go, days driving is at your leisure.
This is your chance in a lifetime to go on a Gorilla Safari in either Uganda or Rwanda, two of Africa's untamed destinations. Other than gorilla and chimps trekking there is also the tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Victoria as well as the source of the Nile River and Murchison Falls. Gorilla Trekking is a must.
Lake Malawi Safaris
"Warm heart of Africa" four words that completely sum up Malawi for you, without question one of Africa's safest, friendliest and relaxed countries to visit and we have not even got onto the scenery and wildlife yet. Transverse Lake Malawi in the privacy and luxury of a 38 foot Maxim catamaran, now can you think of a better way to relax?
Ethiopia is one of the latest additions to our safari portfolio and is also fast becoming one of your favourites. The more we learn about this incredible country the more we fall in love. Our safari portfolio is relatively small at the moment but it is a comprehensive in terms of areas and regions visited, one although must remember that most safaris to Ethiopia are tailor-made.