Dreaming of Africa? Well we’re all about making dreams a reality at Wayfairer, so if you’re ready to sleep under the stars, hang out with wild mountain gorillas, swim with whale sharks and wake up to the call of a lion on your doorstep then we’ve got you covered. What’s more, with the help of our experienced Luxury Travel Specialists you can build the safari of a lifetime that has a positive impact on important wilderness areas, conservation projects and local communities.
To get the ball rolling we’ve pulled together five of our favourite, positive-impact, luxury African safaris. Here they are…
1. Western Tanzania Safari
Discover the wild west of Tanzania, featuring some of the most remote camps in Africa and unique chimp trekking experiences in the Mahale Mountains. This suggested itinerary is perfect for safari aficionados and adventurous explorers looking to see some of Africa’s most remote and pristine destinations. From exhilarating game drives, to seeing wild chimpanzees playing in their natural habitat - western Tanzania is a place you’ll never forget.
This itinerary uses Nomad Tanzania's beautiful properties in Katavi and Mahale, and funds raised during your stay with them go directly to supporting some of the incredible work they are doing through the Nomad Tanzania Trust, like The Nature Conservancy and Katumbi Clinic & School.
2. Luxury Zimbabwe Safari
Journey to one of Africa’s best kept safari secrets in style. This luxury Zimbabwe itinerary allows you the chance to travel through some of Zimbabwe’s most exclusive, diverse, and incredible safari locations including Hwange, Lake Kariba/Matusadona NP, Mana Pools and Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe's wildlife and wilderness areas are only now starting to bounce back after nearly two decades of struggling with heavy deforestation and poaching. Tourism plays a huge role in this comeback and though many parks still struggle with a lack of funding, your visit is starting to change that.
3. Tribes & Treehouses
This brilliant itinerary is unique; you will experience some amazing cultural aspects - learning about five independent tribes, as well as visiting some breath-taking wildlife destinations, topped off with some unique treehouse accommodations, all accumulating in a holiday you will never forget.
Reteti Elephant Sanctuary at Namunyak Conservancy (Image x Richard Butler for Saruni)
Mgahinga National Park is one of Uganda’s smallest National Parks and part of the Virunga Conservation Area that is home to the largest population of critically endangered wild mountain gorillas in the wild. Your visit to see them in their natural habitat is not just an amazing experience for you; your visit go directly to protecting this incredible areas that they call home. We also love the Namunyak Conservancy finale on this itinerary, who have built an incredible people-first conservancy model that is 100% about sustainably integrating local communities with wildlife and tourism ventures.
Wayfairer Tip: before you leave Kigali, bound for Uganda, why not add on a few nights recovering from your international flight at Akagera National Park, now owned by African Parks and one of Rwanda’s most exciting conservation success stories.
Wondering where to stay? Check out Magashi Camp.