Luxury African safaris are all about intelligent and adventurous explorations of the vast and varied landscapes of Africa, throwing into the exotic mix sumptuous top hotel accommodation in some of the continent’s most cosmopolitan and exciting cities.

These tailor-made getaways take in a series of lodges, game reserves and national parks as visitors indulge in a range of quintessentially African experiences, from tracking the giant shy mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park in Uganda to travelling all around East Africa, all accompanied by expert guides who make sure they miss out on nothing.

Luxury wildlife safaris bring you up close and personal to nature in the raw, but in complete safety.

Few places do luxury travel quite like Africa – it’s no wonder it’s a favourite holiday destination for royalty and celebrities from all over the world – and it’s second-to-none for space, privacy and service. For some, the only way to experience the majesty of Africa’s wildlife is with the comfort of luxurious accommodation to retreat to after the day’s activities.

So when researching and booking a luxury safari holiday in Africa, here are some options to consider:

Private safaris
One way to guarantee the holiday of your dreams is to organise a private safari with a specialist travel consultant. Whether you’re travelling with friends, as a couple or as a family, a bespoke safari will be able to cater to all your needs for both itinerary and accommodation.

A knowledgeable guide will be able to pass on their comprehensive understanding of animal behaviour and the bush, and top quality private guides will even tell entertaining stories around camp fires, assist with practicalities like transfers and organising mealtimes.

Honeymoon safaris
For many, their honeymoon is the one holiday where luxury is foremost on the list of priorities, and though safari might conjure images of “roughing it” in the bush, there are plenty of options for comfort and luxury while still getting close to the excitement of viewing animals in the wild.

Gorgeous, large permanent “tents” with showers and flushing toilets are a big draw. They are usually overlooking a watering hole or river and you can sip tea, or a glass of something fizzy, while watching the animals up close.

Africa’s people are exceptionally welcoming and warm, and the people you meet will be a truly special addition to this important holiday.