The feral beginnings of the African Safari date all the way back to the 13th Century when affluent tradesmen hunted the vast lands for wild game trophies to mark stature and success. Today, the hunt goes on but for a prize much less palpable, yet just as symbolic; today’s pursuit is for the intangible wins of life’s most rewarding experiences and irreplaceable photo opportunities. From the shimmering wetlands of Botswana or Malawi’s upland viewing point for elephants and leopards, to the flawless beaches of Mozambique, there’s a wild and beautifully untamed world just waiting to be captured.
Whether you are backpacking alone, travelling with a family, or looking for a romantic honeymoon safari, there are many different types of safaris and here are some once in a lifetime journeys we can help you create.
Overland or Mobile Safaris
This is what is known to many people as the traditional safari; the ultimate way of discovering Africa’s wildlife by the primitive pleasures of camping. Mobile safari trips are usually enjoyed in small groups and reminiscent of the excursions undertaken by 13th century hunters, there’s a real sense of going back in time.
For honeymooners, there are many options available for a more romantic experience. A honeymoon safari package will often include high-end accommodation choices (often in a truly beautiful setting), the luxury of a remote location untarnished by holidaymakers, a gorgeous beach, and of course, some extra special holiday touches to make your stay an unforgettable one.
Some safari trekkers can find the African safari to be a rewarding but tiring experience, one that requires stamina and a lot of get-up-and-go. Completing your journey with a beach retreat on the coast of Malawi or the idyllic beaches of Seychelles can be the perfect way of ending your holiday and a great way of creating some romance for couples.
Traditional safaris haven’t always been suitable for families with young children. But here at Signature Safaris, we don’t see any reason why children can’t experience the magic on the plains of wild, beautiful Africa. The ‘photographic’ safaris which were once designed for intrepid travellers have now changed to become much more mainstream and much more child-friendly.
Family safaris can offer a great choice of accommodation and will also include a wider range of activities to keep little ones as entertained and stimulated as the grown-ups.
Adventure and Activities
Do you have a special interest? Perhaps you’re interested in deep sea fishing or the ultimate rhino tracking experience? From wild bird watching and river cruising to a complete cultural experience meeting African tribes, there are many types of safari trips available today.
What many people don’t realise when they book their African safari, is the diverse birdlife in this wildlife-rich continent. As well as being home to the big game safaris, Africa is a fantastic place to spot some of the most interesting and rare species of birds. Botswana, Zambia and Namibia are all wonderfully abundant for the avid bird watcher.