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Africa is the perfect destination for senior safaris. 

With many easily accessible safari lodges and highlight attractions like wildlife safaris, birding opportunities, whale watching and world-class food and wine, it's easy to see why Africa is such a popular destination for seniors worldwide.

Top 3 Destinations

Cape Town

South Africa

South Africa's most historically rich city and the jewel of Africa, Cape Town is nestled at the southern tip of Africa and boasts a wide variety of attractions, scenery and accommodation. 

The Southern Peninsula Tour of Cape Town and the nearby Wine Estates is particularly popular year-round. 

  • Top 10 World City

  • Robben Island

  • South Peninsula Tour

  • World-Class Wineries

  • Whale Watching

  • Food & Wine Capital

Garden Route

South Africa

The Garden Route region of the Cape is an often-missed destination by travelers to South Africa on a tight schedule. 

This unashamedly beautiful stretch of coastline boasts sharp rock faces, stretching views, whale watching, quaint villages and hidden beaches amongst it's many highlights. 

  • Scenic Coastlines

  • Whale Watching

  • Fauna & Flora

  • Knysna Heads

  • Boutique Hotels

  • Self-Drive & Guided

Okavango Delta

Botswana

The winding waterways of the Okavango Delta attract wildlife to their banks in large numbers. 

Nestled on the waters you'll find luxuriously appointed lodges with front-row seats to the freely roaming wildlife. 

 

Enjoy close encounters with animals via open top 4x4 safaris, or the traditional Mokoro "dug-out canoe" excursions on the waterways of the Delta - the recommended experience. 

  • Serene Locations

  • Large Elephant Herds

  • 500+ Bird Species

  • Private Guided Safaris

  • Sundowners in the Wild

  • Luxurious Accommodation

Top 5 FAQ's

Here are answers to the five most commonly asked questions we receive regarding African safaris for seniors, if you have any others, please contact us.

1. What is the best month to go on a senior safari?

This really depends on where you're going but in general you want to go on a safari towards the end of Winter. In South Africa in particular late August through to early October is an exceptional time for a senior safari as the animals are active thanks to the cooler temperatures, and the bush is less dense due to lower rainfall. 

2. Which senior safari is best in Africa?

From an experience point of view we recommend the Okavango Delta if you want a remote luxury safari. South Africa's Kruger Park is also a savvy choice with a staggering variety of wildlife and accommodation options. We recommend the private reserves of the greater Kruger Park for the best wildlife experiences, especially if you want to spot the often shy leopard. The Kruger Park is easily accessible by road or air, offers more animal and bird variety than anywhere in Africa and a wide range of all-inclusive packages.

3. How much does it cost for an African Safari?

If you want to book luxury five star accommodation you should budget around $1,000 per person sharing for an all-inclusive senior safari. If you choose to go with a four star package you should budget around $500 to $700 per person sharing. Remember the time of year you travel affects the price, for example December and January is peak season. 

4. Is Kenya or South Africa better for a senior safari? 

Whilst Kenya has many excellent safari reserves and a wide variety of wildlife, South Africa is still a better value bet for your senior safari vacation. The infrastructure and accessibility in South Africa is closer to western standards and the culinary experiences in particular are far superior. Additionally South Africa offers Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger Park in one country with multiple experiences. 

5. What should I wear on safari?

In short if you stick to earth tones in the bush you'll be fine. If you want more detailed please see our comprehensive guide on the best clothes to wear on safari.

Popular Activities

Food & Wine

Cape Wineries

The areas to the north and south of Cape Town boast some of the most award-winning wineries in the world. 

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Constantia can be enjoyed on guided tours, either in a group or private guide. 

Franschhoek is also considered the culinary capital of Africa, with World Top 20 Rated restaurants. 

  • Franschhoek

  • Stellenbosch

  • Constantia

  • Winemaker Tours

  • Private Guides

  • Restaurant Reservations

Whale Watching

Hermanus

Hermanus is a 60-90 minute drive from Cape Town and home to some of the finest whale watching in the world, if not the finest! 

With an estimated Southern Right whale population of 12,000 it's easy to understand why. 

 

As an added bonus, Hermanus is a Fauna & Flora hotspot, with eco-estates like Grootbos a must-visit. 

  • Southern Right Whales

  • Garden Route

  • Day Tours

  • Boutique Hotels

  • Ocean Experiences

  • Grootbos Eco-Estate

Wildlife & Birding

Botswana

Botswana and in particular the Okavango Delta offers a remote intimate experience with wildlife unique to the area. 

If your idea of the perfect African safari is a destination off the beaten track and away from the crowds then you're going to love the wildlife and birding experiences in the Okavango Delta.

  • Large Elephant Herds

  • Big Five Safaris

  • Mokoro Safaris

  • Private Guides

  • Elephant Interaction

  • Overland Game Drives

Senior Safari Enquiry

With more than 23 years experience designing tailored African safaris, and extensively visiting the reserves, we're confident in our ability to deliver the very best of Africa. 

Contact us and let's discuss the best options for you and your travel partner(s).

  • Tailored Packages

  • VIP Service

  • 24/7 Local Support

  • Fully Bonded

  • 20+ Years Experience

  • Best Rates Available