Deluxe Safari Operators (from $175 to $850 per person, per day, plus airfare)
Tauck World Discovery, often referred to as Tauck Tours, is a family-run company that has shown travelers the world since 1925. Tauck safaris in eastern and southern Africa have an upscale feel, balancing organized activities with ample leisure time.
SITA World Tours Deluxe
Comfortable, leisurely exploration is a hallmark of SITA safaris, a trusted leader in global travel since 1933. With an eye on small-group tours, SITA offers an unprecedented level of personal attention and private interaction, forging a special connection between travelers and the featured destinations. SITA guests will find expert tour guides, educational excursions, smooth transportation and stellar accommodations in some of Africa's most remote locales.
African Travel, Inc. Deluxe
Founded in 1976, African Travel Inc. takes thousands of travelers to Africa each year. This company operates only in Africa, using its expertise and knowledge of the destinations to build quality itineraries. African Travel safaris include deluxe pre-arranged and customizable vacations.
Collette Vacations Deluxe
Collette Vacations, also known as Collette Tours, has been creating exceptional travel experiences since 1918. On Collette safaris, accommodations range from a tree lodge built on stilts deep in the forest, to actor William Holden's former private retreat, to luxurious tented camps that combine the amenities of a lodge with the adventure of the wild. Most meals are included. Collette safaris provide an enriching, educational experience for travelers, so in addition to game drives, there are excursions to a chimp sanctuary and a tea estate, as well as an opportunity to feed giraffes from an elevated platform.
Abercrombie & Kent Deluxe
Abercrombie & Kent was originally founded in 1962 as a safari company in Nairobi, Kenya, and A&K safaris are internationally recognized as leading programs in deluxe African travel. Abercrombie & Kent safari guests can immerse themselves in Africa's broad savannahs and remarkable wildlife with complete peace of mind, knowing that every detail is covered.
Adventures by Disney Deluxe
Adventures by Disney designs family-friendly safari vacations that all generations can enjoy. There are activities that appeal to children, teens, parents and grandparents. For example, upon returning from a day of game drives, kids can take part in arts and crafts sessions while adults relax by the pool or linger over a glass of wine at the bar.
AmaWaterways, one of the world’s leading river cruise companies, combines cruises on the Chobe River in Botswana with land programs in southern and eastern Africa. Cruise aboard the elegant MS Zambezi Queen and explore Chobe National Park on daily game drives. These safari cruises are accompanied by land programs that visit some of Africa’s most popular destinations, such as Serengeti National Park, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls.
Natural Habitat Adventures Deluxe
With a commitment to being the world’s premier nature travel company, Natural Habitat Adventures immerses its guests in the wonders and joys of nature. You might find yourself on the savanna in Tanzania with a pride of lions or in Uganda’s mountains among a family of gorillas.
First-Class Safari Operators (from $150 to $250 per person, per day, plus airfare)
Alexander+Roberts First Class
Alexander+Roberts, formerly known as General Tours, was established in 1947 and is one of the oldest and most experienced tour companies in America. Offering a small number of well-planned, in-depth African safaris, Alexander+Roberts safaris explore the continent's diverse landscapes and cosmopolitan centers.
Gate 1 Travel First Class
Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel is known for its competitive prices. The company's Africa safaris provide terrific value while also delivering an exceptional experience.
Globus First Class
Established in 1928, Globus today takes more than 500,000 people per year on vacation. Globus safaris are helmed by tour directors who take care of every detail and share their vast knowledge of the visited destinations, assuring that travelers return home with rich memories of their vacation.
Monograms First Class
A member of the Globus family of tour operators, Monograms boasts more than 80 years of experience in delivering terrific vacations. Monograms offers an ideal solution for travelers who prefer the convenience of a package that takes the hassle out of planning a vacation. You can relax and enjoy every moment of your safari, since Monograms handles all the important details, like accommodations, meals, transfers and airfare.
Trafalgar First Class
Founded in 1947, Trafalgar Tours offers escorted vacations on six continents, including expertly planned safaris in Africa. The company's safaris include transportation between cities, some meals and sightseeing with trained guides. You'll save time and money with these value-packed tours.
Budget Safari Operators (from $60 to $150 per person, per day, plus airfare)
G Adventures Budget
Those seeking an active vacation off the beaten path can turn to G Adventures. The company’s safaris are intimate cultural experiences, typically kept to just 12 travelers per tour group. This allows G Adventures to maintain its dedication to low-impact travel and spontaneous exploration.
Intrepid Travel Budget
Intrepid Travel offers the personalized nature of small-group adventure tours with the flexibility of independent travel, plus the security that comes with traveling with an experienced guide. On an Intrepid Travel safari, you’ll learn about the culture and customs of the local people, whether it’s learning the ways of the Samburu tribespeople, interacting with village kids or spending the night in the African desert under a midnight canopy of stars.