If you’ve always dreamed of going on safari, or exploring Africa’s vast and breathtaking landscapes, then Saga Holidays’ newest offerings are going to be of major interest.
The travel giant has just unveiled seven new holidays to the sun-soaked continent, and there are some seriously amazing experiences on offer.
We’re talking everything from sleeping in your own private camp in the heart of the scenery to river cruises offering ample opportunity to spot exotic wildlife – and even trips to jaw-dropping natural wonders of the world.
It’s difficult to decide which one we’d want to do first – they’re all bound to make for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Feeling tempted? Get ready for an extra dose of travel inspiration as we take a look at the new holidays on offer…
1. The Saga Bush Camp, South Africa
Sitting near South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park is this exciting new camp, which is available exclusively to Saga guests!
There are 12 fully-furnished tents, and each offers spectacular panoramics of the surrounding scenery thanks to their individual elevated decks that overlook the bush.
You’ll be able to enjoy three safaris into the park, which is home to a host of wildlife including ‘the big five’, as well as a guided walk around the camp where you can also look out for animals including the Elephant Shrew.
Other adventures on offer include a full-day visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, as well as a full-day exploring the spectacular Panorama Route.
How much? Prices for a 9-night stay start from £2499pp on an all-inclusive basis. Click here for full details.
2. Out of Africa, Kenya
Experience the original home of the safari and go in search of incredible wildlife on thirteen included game drives aboard 4×4 safari trucks.
Discover ‘Born Free Country’ at the Shaba National Reserve, where the Adamsons raised Elsa the lioness, pass into the breathtaking Great Rift Valley en route to the equally stunning Lake Nakuru, and spend three nights in the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.
How much? Prices from £3299pp for an 11-night stay. Click here for full details.
3. Victoria Falls Discovery, Zimbabwe
You’ll get a choice of two hotels on this brilliant all-inclusive trip, which includes an excursion to the great natural wonder that is Victoria Falls.
Take in the jaw-dropping surroundings and look out for the abundance of wildlife, and make the most of the exciting adventures on offer from a river safari to a steam train journey to the Victoria Falls bridge, or unwind and take in the sunset over the Zambezi.
And of course, you can take trips to nearby Zambezi National Park which is known to be home to lions, leopards and buffalo.
How much? Prices from £1999pp for a 9-night stay on an all-inclusive basis. Click here for full details.
4. A Last Great Eden, Botswana and Namibia
You’re sure to make some lifelong memories on this jam-packed tour! Explore the Okavango Delta in safari vehicles, and even by boat on this unique 12-day round trip.
Kicking off in Victoria Falls, you’ll go in search of ‘The Big Five’ in Chobe National Park, as well as the Zambezi Region and Moremi Game Reserve.
Staying in 11 lodges and tents you’ll experience everything from visits to the Popa Falls to trips to an indigenous village – and there’s plenty of ancient rock art to marvel at in the Tsodilo Hills, as well as over 550 species of birds to look out for.
How much? Prices from £3799pp for a 13-night stay. Click here for full details.
5. Natural Wonders, Tribal Lives, Ethiopia
If you’re looking to learn all about the tribes, traditions, wildlife and sights of Ethiopia, then this escorted tour is for you.
Expect boat trips, sightseeing tours, forest walks, prehistoric archaeological sites, informal village walkabouts and days out at the market on this exciting and riveting getaway.
How much? Prices from £3099p for a 13-night stay. Click here for full details.
Explore the tribes, traditions, wildlife and natural wonders of Ethiopia on this escorted Africa tour.
6. Charting the Mighty Zambezi, Zimbabwe
Discover the best of Zimbabwe in this exciting break where you’ll see wildlife, check out the biggest sights from Lake Kariba to Victoria Falls, and stays in glamorous lodges and cosy tented camps.
There’s a host of excursions and visits to choose from too, including a trip to the Chinhoyi Caves – including the Wonder Hole and Sleeping pool – as well as game drives, guided walks and cruises.
How much? Prices from £3299pp for a 13-night stay. Click here for full details.
7. Selborne Hotel Spa & Golf Estate, South Africa
This beautiful hotel sits close to Africa’s breathtaking Natal Coast, renowned for its sunny weather and fascinating Zulu heritage.
Not to mention the lusciously green forests and nature reserves, as well as the pristine sandy beaches.
The hotel has its own beach house, golf course and spa facilities so it’s the perfect spot for relaxation, but there’s also plenty of action on offer.
For example, you can visit the nature reserves of Vernon Crookes where zebra and wildebeest roam – and check out the excursions to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, or if you’re staying for 16 nights or more, take a city tour of Durban.
How much? Prices from £1699pp for a 9-night stay. Click here for full details.