No one does a luxury African safari like Absolute Travel. In addition to our New York City headquarters, we have an office in the heart of Cape Town so we can stay on the pulse of the world’s most inspiring African safari experiences and plan the perfect private safari for you. We have current, firsthand knowledge of the most exquisite safari lodges, where and when to go to have the wildlife to yourself, and the best spots to take in the most humbling views of the vast, grassy African plains. Each of our luxury safari tours is completely customized to meet your needs and interests, and they allow you to experience the evocative beauty of Africa’s savanna and wetlands, the grace and magic of its animals, and the magnificent elegance of the lodges we hand-select for you.
Luxury Safari Tours
A high-end African safari will thrill and humble you like nothing else. When you witness the magic of the Great Migration, where thousands of wildebeests thunder across East Africa, stare into the golden eyes of a lioness, or watch a playful family of elephants cool off in a watering hole in Botswana, you will be filled with wonder and gratitude for the enormous beauty of the world. A private safari adventure with us is truly the adventure of a lifetime.
There are an incredible variety of luxury safari tours, and we’ll create one that meets your exact needs and interests. South Africa, Tanzania, and Kenya offer classic luxury safari travel options, where you can see the continent’s most famous predators in areas like the famed Sabi Sands and the haunting and primeval Ngorongoro Crater. Botswana is home to the vast Okavango Delta, where you can paddle around in a traditional mokoro canoe and observe abundant wildlife such as lions, hippos, and crocodiles from the water.
Luxury Private Safari Tours
Namibia offers some of the starkest and most magnificent scenery in Africa, and its rolling red sands and rocky valleys are home to both white and black rhinoceros—stunning, elusive, and endangered. The lush island of Madagascar is another wonderful safari destination; it’s home to endemic wildlife including many types of lemurs, who are born performers and some of the most charismatic creatures in the animal kingdom.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of our safari tours are the accommodations; we know all of the best safari lodges on the continent, from 5-star properties that provide personal butlers and have outdoor, claw foot bathtubs so you can bathe under the stars, to luxurious, sustainable eco-lodges that blend in beautifully with their surroundings.
Though it’s impossible to choose, a few of our favorite safari travel experiences include the following:
Sleeping under the wide, Kenyan sky in one of Loisaba Lodge’s spectacular “Koija” Star Beds. These gorgeously designed, open-air huts are nestled far into the savannah. You can sleep under the thatched roof, or pull your bed onto the porch so you can drift off with the stars glittering overhead. You’ll be guided and hosted by a team of traditional Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors, who will prepare your delicious meals in a traditional camp kitchen, and lead you on bush walks. This is a luxury safari experience you’ll never forget.
Taking an exhilarating sunrise microflight with legendary guide John Coppinger over the East African Rift Valley. Your perspective on this beautiful region will totally change, and greatly expand, as you view its wildlife, small villages, and dramatic rivers from your small, open-air plane.
Visiting The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, where you’ll learn about this program’s efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce orphaned elephants and rhinos into the wild as well as have the opportunity to interact with these incredible creatures.
Watching the Sifaka Lemurs, easily one of the world’s most charming animals, “dance” in Madagascar’s verdant and lovely Berenty Reserve.
We can plan a private safari tour that’s perfect for couples who want to immerse themselves in the romance of Africa, or one for families who want to deepen their bonds with each other and the earth. There are so many exciting options available—give us a call and we’ll find the one that is perfect for you.