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Have you dreamed about going on an African safari? Here are some good sites that cover African safaris. "Safari" means journey in Swahili, a common language in East African countries.

We list websites with background tourist and safari information, as well as, budget safari, luxury safari and outfitters that have a range of tours and services.  We also have links to safari travel guides, African wildlife books, safari videos, and wildlife photography books at Amazon.com.
 
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To search the web- use African Safari + budget or luxury tours.  If there is a specific country or park you are interested in, also include that name as well.   Most hits will be for camera safaris, but to ensure that you exclude big game hunting safaris use camera safaris, photo safaris or sightseeing safaris in your search terms.  If you are interested in big game hunting, then include that term in your search.

For a hot air balloon experience over African wildlife, try African hot air balloon safaris.  For a camel safari, try African camel safaris.  Include the country or a park name if you want to find these unique safaris for a particular place.
 
 

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Comprehensive African Safari Sites
These sites have comprehensive information about traveling to Africa and they usually have links to some safari outfitters.
 
DMOZ Open Directory - African Safaris  The most comprehensive list of African Safari tour and outfitter companies we have found. You can select by country or scroll down their alphabetical list.
 
Wikipedia - Safaris  They had a brief article about African safaris the last time we checked. It may have been expanded by now.
 
Wikitravel - Africa  Their article on Africa travel includes a list and links to their articles on all the major African national wildlife parks.  Also see their safari article which includes information on what to take and describes plants and animals you will encounter.
 
Africa Travel Resources East Africa, Southern Africa. Links to country information and specific locations.
 
Safari-images  Beautiful website. A tour and Safari Operator with extensive information and tour packages from budget to luxury with listings of accommodations and other planning information.
 
AfricaNet This is one of the best sites to find tourist information on African countries including tours and detailed information about each country. It is well organized and easy to navigate.  The site is designed and produced by Internet Africa Ltd. in London.
 

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Budget
 
African Safari Tour Companies
Tour Operators that offer either budget safari tours or offer a selection of safari tours and packages from budget to luxury.
 
 
AfricaSafari.com.  They have an extensive list of African safari packages from budget to luxury.
 
African Destinations. They have monthly tours to 28 countries in Africa and they have Tours and Trips for researchers, volunteers, explorers, adventurers and other regular travelers.
 
Park East.com   From budget camping safaris to top quality lodge safaris, this site has a variety of options for the independent traveler. Includes wing tours where you fly to a destination instead of drive.
  
Ultimate Africa Safaris  From budget camping safaris to top quality lodge safaris, this site has everything you need to know before you go and while there.
Luxury
Luxury African Safari Tour Companies
If a tour company offers worldwide tours, we include a link to their African Safari section where possible following their name. We indicate the regions of Africa where they have safari tours.  Listed in alphabetical order.

Abercrombie & Kent.   African Safaris  East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa. No travel topic on African safaris would be complete without the premier name in luxury adventure travel.  Every time we see the name we think of Gregory Peck and Susan Hayward in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro ". They have both escorted tours and independent travel options for their wonderful trips all over the Planet Earth.  Use their Site Map to quickly find what you want.
 
AdventureandExoticTravel.com.  They have an excellent list of adventure companies. Use your browser - Find on This Page search option and the word safari or Africa to find their selection of safari packages.
 
African Travel Inc.  African Safaris  Southern Africa, Eastern Africa. They were voted one of Travel & Leisure magazines top ten tour operators.  premier tour operator to  and Egypt and islands off the coast of Africa. They have over 30 years experience as a luxury travel operator specializing in wildlife tours and custom adventures.   family travel, honeymoons, golfing and spa trips, wine and food tours, as well as cultural excursions and special interest safaris.
 
Big Five Tours and Expeditions  African Safaris  Southern Africa, Eastern AfricaThey have been consistently been awarded World's Best Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters by Travel & Leisure magazine since 1999.
 
Butterfield and Robinson  as   biking  They specialize in biking and walking tours around the world.
 
First Choice Expeditions   African Safaris  All around Africa.  First Choice Expeditions is a collection of six, first-class and luxury travel companies - TRAVCOA, INTRAV, Country Walkers, International Expeditions, Park East and TCS Expeditions.  They offer first class journeys of small groups to some of the most unique and exotic destinations on the planet.
 
International Expeditions  African Safaris  Southern Africa, Eastern Africa. They are a world leader in nature tours and ecotourism since 1980.
 
Micato Safari    Download brochures  Southern Africa, Eastern Africa.   Travel and Leisure magazine voted them the World's Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter in 2003 through 2006.  They have an excellent selection of African tours.
 
Mountain Travel Sobek   African safaris  All around Africa. A well-known name in Adventure travel.  They have extensive African trips.
 
Mysafari.com  Southern Africa, East Africa A beautiful site with excellent coverage of safari information for southern and East African countries.
 
Odysseys unlimited   Classic African Safaris (Kenya and Tanzania) and a Southern Africa Odyssey (South Africa, Namibia, Zambia).  Travel and Leisure magazine again voted them one of the World's Best Tour Operators for 2007.  They specialize in the small group travel experience.
 
Tauck World Discovery  African Safaris Tauck is a well-known tour company that has been around since 1925 offering tours throughout the world.
 
Travcoa    African Safaris  Southern Africa, East Africa.  A well-known worldwide tour company that has been offering tours for over 50 years.
 
Wilderness Safaris  Namibia. They offer both photo safaris, as well as, big game hunting in Namibia.
 
Wilderness Travel   African Safaris  Southern Africa, East AfricaThey have been offering extraordinary cultural, wildlife, and hiking adventures since 1978.
 
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