When Once in a Lifetime is Just the Beginning

Tailor-made luxury African safari tours

Why you need to experience an African safari vacation:

Beyond the Wild

The best itineraries combine Africa's top destinations. Easily go from the African bush to buzzy Cape Town or an idyllic Indian Ocean island – with all the details and transfers taken care of.

Incredible Game Viewing

See the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and more wildlife found only in Africa, with expert guides who'll get you so close you can hear them breathe.

Indulge Your Senses

Sip sun downers as giraffes stroll across the hot pink horizon, and sample gourmet African dishes and wines at fireside dinners while the sounds of the bush serenade you.

Rewarding Experiences

Walking safaris, hot-air balloon safaris and cultural interactions with local people tick all the right boxes for an immersion into once-in-a-lifetime activities. Experience people, places and wildlife that will create lasting and cherished African memories.

The Luxury of Time

Enjoy being off the grid and away from it all in some of the most remote parts of the world, at intimate lodges with private plunge pools and spa facilities.

Travelling with Purpose

Every African safari supports worthy causes of conservation and the development of local communities. While you revel in your adventures, you’ll know that you have made your travel matter: the ultimate win-win.

I’d rather go on safari!”

– Jeremy Paxton, The Financial Times

Top African Safari

And the best times to travel for a safari

Whether you’re planning to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, experience a Big 5 safari in the Ngorongoro conservation Area or spend the end of your honeymoon in the Zanzibar, timing is important. Our experts can guide you around the best times and destinations to visit based on what you want to see or when you want to travel

East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania

East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania

Green season:


The warmer green season is when calving happens, guaranteeing plenty of predator action; it also means excellent photography conditions and fewer crowds.

Dry season:


Cooler and drier conditions deliver excellent game viewing and the famous Great Migration river crossings happen. This is peak season and availability can be limited.


  • High game density and prolific sightings year-round
  • Famous for predatory cats like lion and cheetah
  • The annual Great Wildebeest Migration and it’s circle of life
  • Epic balloon safaris and cultural interactions with local tribes
  • Easily combined with Indian Ocean islands or gorilla trekking

African Safari Trip Ideas

All of our itineraries are tailor-made for each client.
Here are some of our best African safari packages to get you started:


  • Okavango Delta
  • Chobe National Park
  • Victoria Falls


Visit one of the wildest and most pristine nature areas in the world. Begin your 7-day getaway in the exclusive Okavango Delta – the life source to an incredible amount of game – with drives and canoe trips for a unique safari experience. Move on to Chobe National Park, famous for conservation and home to the world's largest elephant population. Lastly, head to the banks of the Zambezi River to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.


  • Northern Serengeti
  • Tarangire
  • Manyara


Tanzania is an all-star destination and you'll see why on this trip. Explore scenic Arusha, then travel to the heart of the idyllic Serengeti and sample the finest vintages and dining the wildness has to offer. Bring your 11-day adventure to a close at the Tarangire National Park, adjacent to the world-famous Ngorongoro & Manyara National Park, and enjoy twice-daily game drives, bush walks and moonlit dinners served under the stars – the perfect end to your perfect holiday.


  • Masai Mara
  • Serengeti
  • Ngorongoro Crater


Often referred to as "the birthplace of safari," East Africa is home to three of the most exciting and wildlife areas on the planet: the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. You will be enthralled by each of these and their predatory cats on a thrilling 8-day itinerary. You can also include exciting experiences like a hot-air balloon ride at dawn, a walking safari, visits with the local Masaai people, and have a private game-viewing vehicle all to yourself.

Our favourite accommodations are the most intimate ones. It’s always best to book as far ahead as possible to ensure you have experiences like this …
Talk to one of our experts to explore availability during your travel dates.

How Much is an
African Safari?

Rates generally depend on timing (i.e. key travel seasons like holidays or events like the Great Migration) and level of luxury (the type of amenities and exclusivity). As a guideline, for Kenya can range anywhere from approximately $500 USD per person per night in low season to over $2 000 USD at the finest lodges in high season. For Tanzania, low season rates start around $450 USD per night per person and reach upwards of
$1 500 USD at peak season.

What Costs
Are Included?

Most accommodations are all-inclusive; all of your meals, snacks, beverages, alcohol (with some exceptions) are part of your room rate. In addition, your game drives, walking safaris and other excursions will all be included. To operate in such remote areas at such a high level of hospitality, it takes some serious logistics and often means guest-to-staff ratios of more than 5-to-1. Not to mention many accommodations offer services like laundry, so you can pack light and travel easy.

The only things you’ll have to pay for are special activities (like hot-air balloon rides and spa treatments) and, in some cases, imported spirits. Beyond that, just gratuities for the incredible staff who will make your stay at each lodge so memorable.

Henry Kapolondo

Africa Safari Expert

“’We know because we go’ is something we pride ourselves on at Northern Maasai Land Safari. I love being able to share personal stories with guests when recommending destinations and properties, so they can trust it’s the best fit for them.”

Why Travel with
Northern Masailand Safaris

24/7 On-safari support

Book with us and we’ll be alongside you from our first chat, offering 24/7 assistance and local know-how from the right time zone, whenever you need it.

Your money stays in Africa

As an African company, we ensure 100% of the money from your safari stays in Africa, supporting local communities and conservation projects, making a difference long after you return home.

We are African

Based in Cape Town, our team of experts are all born and raised in Africa. We spend our own holidays on safari, and understand what goes into making every trip a once in a life-time experience.

Complete financial protection

Your money is safe with us. All our clients are protected by our supplier default insurance and our accreditation bond with the Tanzania Tourism Services Association.

Our best price promise

We have first-hand knowledge of every single destination, lodge and activity we recommend. We spend more than 365 days a year on safari to ensure you get the best, unbiased advice.

We are safari experts

We have first-hand knowledge of every single destination, lodge and activity we recommend. We spend more than 365 days a year on safari to ensure you get the best, unbiased advice.

Our Partners

Everything is about relationships. Fortunately, we’ve built great ones working with the top names in Africa for more than 20 years.

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in a lifetimes
will you have?

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