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Coastal Adventures in South Africa

Kruger & Cape Town are a popular combination, but South Africa has much more to offer with an abundance of Big 5 reserves like Madikwe, Marataba and Kwandwe and extraordinary art, food and wine touring.

One area we love to visit is the Cape Whale Coast & Floral Kingdom where you can hike among incredible wildflowers, go sand boarding or fat biking on the dunes, spend the day tide-pooling or whale watching from your bed…

Here are a few spectacular lodges from which you can play, explore and experience more of South Africa’s stunning Cape region…

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Morukuru Beach Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge

De Hoop Collection

Slideshow Itineraries

Next Adventure provides custom arrangements for the finest photographic wildlife safaris found in Africa. Each itinerary below offers just one example of how your next safari could unfold.

Drawing on decades of personal safari experience, this selection peeks at only a few of our favorite regions and destinations. To learn more about costs & other options click here.

Botswana – 11-day Luxury Safari & Tour – Livingstone/Vic Falls, Okavango Delta, Kalahari

South Africa – 14-Day Custom Safari & Tour – Sabi Sands, Kalahari & Cape Town

Kenya – 18-Day Luxury Safari- Kenya, Rwanda & Zanzibar

Namibia- 10-Day Luxury Fly-in & Guided Overland Safari- Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Etosha, AfriCat

Primate Tracking Safaris – Mountain Gorilla, Western lowland Gorilla & Chimpanzee

Abbreviated Sample Itineraries and Detailed Dossier PDFs

Okavango Magic: Botswana & Victoria Falls

Okavango SunsetKili’s favorite country is Botswana: the lush paradise of the Okavango Delta contrasts exquisitely with the stark silence of the Kalahari Desert and yet both are full of wildlife and birdlife. Botswana’s low-volume/high-revenue tourism policy and stable democracy have made it a shining star for sustainable tourism while ensuring that visitors have a exclusive wilderness experience.

For full details, please view our Botswana Okavango Magic PDF itinerary here.

Learn more about Botswana safari options.

Secrets of Namibia

namibia dune drive

Namibia Dune Drive

This was Louise’s favorite itinerary of recent years…she is wild about deserts and Namibia certainly offers the best desert scenery and arid-adapted wildlife of Africa! Relish the sky-high dunes and vast landscapes of Namibia by day and the star-drenched clear skies at night. Discover that Namibia is surprisingly full of life – from the unique desert-adapted elephant and rhinos, to the bizarre Welwitchia plan to the stunning Himba people, one of the last truly nomadic tribes. For this particular couple, we designed a luxurious extension to the Western Cape of South Africa following their safari in Namibia.

For full details, please download our Secrets of Namibia PDF itinerary here.

Day 1 – Arrive in Windhoek and transfer to a hotel or guesthouse for overnight.

Day 2, 3 & 4 – Shared charter flight to Sossusvlei for 3 nights at Little Kulala where you’ll enjoy spectacular dunes!

Day 5, 6 & 7 – Shared charter flight to the Kunene River Valley at the northern-most edge of Namibia for 3 nights at Serra Cafema.

Day 8, 9 & 10 – Shared charter flight to a conservancy adjacent to Etosha National Park for 3 nights at Little Ongava.

Day 11, 12 & 13 – 3 nts Skeleton Coast Safaris

Day 14 – Transfer to Windhoek for international departure or overnight (if continuing to Cape Town)

Optional Extension:

Day 15, 16 & 17 – Fly to Cape Town for a road transfer to the Cederberg Mountains where you spend 3 nights at Bushman’s Kloof.

Day 18, 19 & 20 – Road transfer back to Cape Town for 3 nights at Ellerman House. Private tours visiting the City, Table Mountain, the Winelands and the Cape Peninsula.

Day 21 – After breakfast and a final day in the city, transfer to the airport for international departure.

Learn more about safari options in Namibia.

Highlights of South Africa

Young Lions

Young Lions

This 11-day itinerary offers a glimpse at South Africa, the “World in One Country”, taking in a sample of its diverse collection of sights, sounds, people, places, amazing wildlife and cultures. Combining the Cape Town Area with the Sabi Sands near Kruger National Park, it explores sun-drenched beaches, floral kingdoms, vineyards and rural African villages, majestic mountains and exciting game parks. Above all, the friendly people and fascinating history will want to return to this magnificent country again and again.

A wonderful and dynamic holiday no matter the season, this itinerary is also perfect for families and can be tailored to suit your special interests.

For full details, please download our South Africa World in One Country PDF itinerary here.

Day 1 – Arrive in Cape Town today. Private transfer to Cape Grace Hotel for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Private half-day tour of the City & Table Mountain. Afternoon at leisure. Breakfast & overnight at Cape Grace.

Day 3 – Private full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Breakfast & overnight at Cape Grace.

Day 4 – After breakfast & check-out, enjoy a tour of the Winelands before continuing along the scenic coast to Grootbos for 3 nights on a full-board basis.

Day 5 & 6 – Two full days to enjoy the many activities offered in the area. All meals & overnights are at Grootbos.

Day 7 – After breakfast, private transfer to Cape Town airport for flight to Nelspruit (quoted separately). On arrival, meet for shared road transfer into the Sabi Sands Game Reserve where you arrive at Mala Mala’s Sable Camp for 4 nights.

Day 8, 9 & 10 – Three full days of game drives and other wildlife-viewing activities. All meals & overnights are at Mala Mala’s Sable Camp.

Day 11 – After a final game drive and breakfast, transfer to Mala Mala airstrip for direct flight to Johannesburg. Meet & transfer to Main Terminal for departure.

Note: If you have a little more time available, we encourage you to extend your safari with 3 more days at either Tswalu Kalahari Private Reserve (enroute from Cape Town to the Sabi Sands) or Mashatu Game Reserve (Tuli Block of Botswana).

Cost depends on the season (a great itinerary year-round!) and accommodations selected/available.

Learn more about safari options throughout South Africa.

Authentic Zambia

Camera-ready Lion in Zambia's Busanga Plains

Camera-ready Lion in Zambia’s Busanga Plains

Richard’s favorite safari destinations were Zimbabwe and Zambia, formerly called Rhodesia and Northern Rhodesia respectively. He loved stories about the Victorian explorers and avidly followed in Henry Morton Stanley and Dr. David Livingstone’s footsteps through the wilds of Zambia, in particular.

Zambia is a surprisingly vast country, mainly comprised of a 3,000 m plateau. Wildlife-viewing areas are concentrated around its three major rivers: the Zambezi, the Luangwa and the Kafue. Zambia is still a wild, remote and seasonal destination with several authentic, adventurous safari camps that maintain an old-fashioned charm. Known as the original home of walking safaris, this is a great country to get out an explore the African landscape from outside a vehicle!

For full details, please download our Authentic Africa – Zambia Safari Itinerary or our Active Africa – Zimbabwe Safari Itinerary PDF itinerary here.

Hidden Kenya Flying Safari

Leopard & cub in Kenya's Maasai Mara

Leopard & cub in Kenya’s Maasai Mara

Kenya set the standard as the original safari destination with a plentiful and diverse wildlife, rich colonial history and a fascinating array of local cultures. Although it is a well discovered tourist destination these days, we know the country so well as to be able to offer an exciting itinerary in the hidden regions away from the crowds. This itinerary combines unusual and exclusive experiences in the Chyulu Hills/Amboseli with the arid landscape and authentic cultures of Northern Kenya & Samburu as well as world-famous wildlife viewing in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

For full details, please download our Hidden Kenya Flying Safari PDF itinerary here.

Day 1 & 2 – Arrive in Nairobi for an overnight stay with accommodation depending on your preferences. Enjoy a full day of rest and/or optional activities in the Capital City tailored to your interests.

Day 3, 4 & 5 – Fly to Ol Donyo for 3 nights in the Chyulu Hills including a full-day excursion to Amboseli National Park. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, horse-back riding, mountain biking, conservation tours, village visits and spa pampering.

Day 6, 7 & 8 – Fly to Samburu for 3 nights at Sasaab Lodge on a conservancy adjacent to the Samburu Game Reserve. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, camel rides, conservation tours, village and school visits and spa pampering.

Day 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 – Fly to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve for 5 nights at Mara Plains Camp on the Olare Orok Conservancy. Activities include day & night game drives and walking safaris.

Day 14 – Fly back to Nairobi and transfer to the international airport for departure.

Cost depends on the season (best from July-October) and accommodations selected/available. The number of travelers does not affect costs very much as your game drives and activities are shared with other guests in camp.

Tanzania Serengeti Migration Safari

Zebra, Lake Magadi & the Ngorongoro crater wall

Zebra, Lake Magadi & the crater wall

This 12-day private safari includes the highlights of the Classic Northern Circuit in Tanzania: Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Accommodation alternates between well-located, comfortable safari lodges and intimate tented camps. Twice-daily game drives are conducted in your private 4×4 safari vehicle with naturalist driver-guide. We will consult with you to hand-selected activities to enhance your journey – this couple selected a walking safari in Tarangire, a cultural interaction at Manyara and a visit to Olduvai Gorge’s museum. We will also tailor your itinerary to suit the season and ensure you’re in the optimal location for the Migration.

For full details, please download our Tanzania Serengeti Migration Safari PDF itinerary here.

Day 1 – Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. After obtaining your visa, enjoy a private transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge (or similar) for some rest!

Day 2 – Morning excursion to Arusha National Park with afternoon free to rest. All meals and overnight are at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day 3 – Depart with driver-guide in private 4×4 safari vehicle. Drive about 2 hours to Tarangire NP entrance, then game drive 2-3 hours to Oliver’s Camp. After lunch, enjoy afternoon game drive with your vehicle. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Morning walking safari with resident guide. After lunch, game drive with driver-guide then night drive with resident guide. Dinner and overnight at Oliver’s Camp.

Day 5 – After breakfast, game drive out of Tarangire and continue to Lake Manyara for lunch followed by a local Maasai homestead experience. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge.

Day 6 – Full day game drive in Manyara NP with picnic lunch. Return for dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge.

Day 7 – After breakfast, drive through Ngorongoro Highlands to Serengeti National Park. After lunch, game drive returning to Olakira Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 & 9 – Two days for morning & afternoon or full-day game drives in the Serengeti. All meals and accommodation are at Olakira Camp.

Day 10 – After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro and descend to the Crater floor with picnic lunches. Drive up to the Rim for dinner & overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 11 – After breakfast, game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater returning to the lodge for lunch and the afternoon at leisure. Dinner & overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 12 – After breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch in town. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Int’l Airport for departure.

Cost depends on the season, accommodations selected/available and the number of travelers sharing your private 4×4 safari vehicle with a naturalist driver-guide.

Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Extension

Happy adolescent mountain gorilla in Rwanda's Virunga Mountains

Happy adolescent mountain gorilla in Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains

Tracking mountain gorillas through the misty jungle of Rwanda makes a perfect extension to your Kenya or Tanzania safari. We recommend you spend three days in the area – 2 days for gorilla treks and 1 day to visit some of the many wonderful community projects taking place in this verdant, terraced landscape. Viewing the gorillas is a magical experience and the thrill of recognition when staring into their liquid brown eyes is a moment to treasure for a lifetime.

For full details, please download our Rwanda Gorilla Tracking Extension PDF itinerary here.

Day 1 – Arrive in Kigali this morning. You are met by your private 4×4 safari vehicle and driver-guide. Depart on the scenic drive to the Virunga Mountains. Have lunch and the afternoon at leisure at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.

Day 2 & 3 – Track mountain gorillas in the Parc National des Volcans, spending 1 hour with these gentle creatures once you find them.

Day 4 – Take a day to enjoy the beautiful scenery, tracking golden monkeys in the forest or visiting one of the many fascinating community projects in the local villages.

Day 5 – Transfer back to Kigali for departure with a City Tour & stop at the Genocide Memorial enroute.

Note: Gorilla permits are extremely limited. Trekkers must be at least 15 years old and in good physical condition to participate. Please inquire about the suitability of including this experience in your itinerary.