"Luxury safari vacations custom designed by Opulent Africa so that your safari holiday in Africa is unique to you."
- Luxury Authentic Botswana Safaris.
- Walking safaris in Zambia.
- Family Safaris.
- Where will a safari vacation take you?
- How Children benefit from a family safari.
- Malawi for a different luxury safari vacation.
- Safari and the city.
- Planning a holiday in Africa
- Specialist safaris - private vehicles
- Planning a luxury safari.
- A Good Guide makes a Luxury Safari.
- Photographic Safaris - Private Vehicles.
- Botswana Safaris - Nxai Pan.
- Family Safaris - Young Children
- The best time to go on Safari.
- Safaris for the girls.
- South Africa Safari Tours
- African Safaris - A dream to a reality.
- What is a Safari camp?
- Are luxury safaris worth it?.
- African Safari Adventures.
- The South Luangwa Safari camps.
- Gorilla Safaris Explained.
Our standards to achieve your Luxury Safari.
An African safari is undeniably one of the most captivating journeys one can take. For those who have yet to set foot on African soil, a safari can quite literally become a life-changing experience and once you decide to visit the continent, the perpetual desire to return is usually something that stays with your forever.
So what makes a good safari?
Meticulous planning and organisation are a very important aspect in the early stages of putting together a luxury safari and it is vital to have a discussion with an experienced hand. Logistics in Africa can be difficult to negotiate and yet constitute the framework of an enjoyable and relaxing trip.
When visiting Africa, the season of travel will have a dramatic effect on a safari not just in terms of the wildlife and weather patterns but also the rates which can triple between low and high season in certain locations. The fact that it might be wet does not necessarily mean that the game viewing will be poor and during the dry season it can be unbearable hot in southern Africa so discussing your personal preferences will help to determine the optimum timeframe.
Careful selection of the most suitable camps and lodges which suit the individual is imperative in providing the perfect all round safari, this is especially important when planning a family safari. With such a wide selection of accommodation, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the choices available. Magnificent luxury tented camps tucked away in remote locations may not be to everyone’s taste and some prefer large glass fronted air-conditioned suites with private plunge pools a little closer to civilisation.
Certain species of wildlife may be found only in a particular location at a certain time of year and a knowledgeable guide is a key element in enjoying high quality game viewing. Whether you dream of spending time with a handful of Mountain Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains or relish the thought of watching a pack of wild dog hunting in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, making this a reality is possible only with expert guidance.
At the end of a “hard” day’s game viewing, it is always nice to get back to camp where you can wash away the dust under a hot shower before enjoying a selection of the delightful cuisine which has been freshly prepared by the magical team of chef’s. This is usually followed by a nightcap around a roaring fire under a star lit sky before finally retiring to your comfortable bed.
The cost of a luxury safari is also a major consideration with the nightly rates changing with seasons, level of comfort and the exclusivity of an entirely privately guided safari. It is important to be realistic when setting a budget with the knowledge that virtually everything is usually included on a safari.
There are many key ingredients which blend together to create the perfect luxury safari and no two trips will ever be the same. Whether you like the idea of a lazy canoe ride down the Zambezi River, walking in the South Luangwa or being surrounded by a million wildebeest in the Masai Mara, there is something for each individual taste.