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Featuring small groups of 10–22 travelers

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Set out on a small group Safari & Wildlife Tour

Featuring small groups of 10–22 travelers, Safari & Wildlife tours offer opportunities for witnessing the wonders of nature with expert guides. Learning—about your destination’s natural environment, conservation efforts, and local communities—is at the heart of these interactive cultural experiences. Eye-opening moments await as you set off across the endless plains of Africa in search of the elusive Big Five or experience the natural beauty of the Americas.

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a four by four vehicle surrounded by wildebeest on a game drive in the african savanna
Kenya Wildlife Safari
13 days | 17 days with Tanzania extension
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More immersive travel
Learn about the Maasai way of life from a village elder. Your visit supports their community, and each moment gets you closer to the heart of your destination.

Boutique lodging

Spot wildlife from the comfort of your room! Each hotel, like the Ark Lodge seen above, celebrates the natural surroundings and lets you enjoy them in style.

Closer connections
Join expert naturalists for private game drives in locations like Pumba Reserve and Hluhluwe–iMfolozi, and make discoveries with an intimate group of travelers.

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What our travelers say about their Safari & Wildlife Tours

Awesome Kenya Safari Aug-Sept 2018
9/12/2018 by first-time traveler Marilyn P.
I have travelled for the past 36 years and this was the most awesome trip I have been on. From the time I booked in February till I got home, Go Ahead Tours was there for me. The Hotels I stayed in where all lovely all with a different theme. The people of Kenya really made my trip.
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Amazing bucket list experience
11/26/2018 by first-time traveler Lance K.
The Tanzania guided Wildlife Safari was more spectacular than we had even imagined. Our very experienced guide Emmanuel was so knowledgeable about every animal and the geology that we came away with a much higher understanding than we expected.
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Amazing adventure!
12/9/2017 by 7-time traveler Linda W.
What a wonderful trip, Richard our tour director was a fountain of knowledge as we bombarded him with questions. He made the trip more amazing seeing it through his eyes and experiences. Seeing the Big 5 was absolutely the best. Victoria Falls were absolutely amazing to see.
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Planning a trip is a breeze with the help of Go Ahead Tours’ experts working behind the scenes.

Work with our in-house experts
Choose from 175+ tours all around the world. Need help narrowing down? Call our regional experts at 1-800-590-1161 to talk through how you like to travel.
Sit back & get ready for your trip
Your tour package includes handpicked hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.
Take off on an adventure, stress-free
Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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What to expect on Safari & Wildlife Tours

Safari & Wildlife Tours feature opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about the flora, fauna, and ecology of a region, as well as interact with local communities in the destinations you visit. Each tour also includes a focus on conservation and preservation efforts, which you’ll discuss with your Tour Director, local guide, expert naturalist, or park ranger. You can always count on a small group of 10–22 travelers on Safari & Wildlife Tours.

On each of our African safari packages, you’ll enjoy game drives with your group in 4x4 safari Land Cruiser vehicles. Your guide on safari is also your driver, and they’ll be able to tell you all about the African animals you see. You’ll spend a lot of time driving over the “African highway”—miles of rocky dirt roads—so be prepared for a bit of a bumpy (but totally amazing) ride. You can expect unique forms of transportation on wildlife tours too: think boat rides, nature walks, and train rides.

The accommodations on your group safari tours and wildlife tours have been handpicked and tested by our staff on the ground. Each hotel is designed to make the most of your incredible natural surroundings—that means lodge-style accommodations with modern amenities, so you’ll have the comforts of home with an adventurous twist.

When to travel on Safari & Wildlife Tours

The best months for safari trips to Tanzania or Kenya are July through October. That’s when major animal migrations happen across the Serengeti and Masai Mara, and seeing some amazing wildlife is practically guaranteed.

Safari trips to South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe are best during the dry season between April and October. There will be less vegetation, which makes spotting animals easier, and wildlife will tend to gather around watering holes for a drink. It’s the perfect chance to see lots of species at once!

The best time for wildlife trips to the Americas depends on your destination. For example, Central America has a tropical climate year-round, while Alaska is most comfortable during the summer months.

Where to go on safari tours

What countries are best for an African safari? Many of our African safari vacation packages offer a wildlife adventure experience for the whole tour. Trips to Kenya, Tanzania, or Zimbabwe and Botswana immerse you in Africa’s natural beauty and offer daily game drives for wildlife viewing. If you want a mix of city and nature, our South African safari tours are a perfect choice. You’ll have a few days of game drives, as well as the chance to explore the cultural capital of Cape Town.

Know you want to travel on our safari trips, but aren’t sure which one’s right for you? One of our expert Tour Consultants can help you choose your perfect tour.

Where to go on wildlife tours

We offer wildlife tours in Latin America and North America. You can visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica, or experience the untamed wilderness of Denali National Park in Alaska. Our offering is always growing, so check back often to see what new destinations are added!

Packing tips for Safari & Wildlife Tours

Packing for Safari & Wildlife tours can feel intimidating but a few simple tips can get you prepared!

  • Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered are always recommended.
  • Always being a sturdy pair of walking shoe.
  • A sun hat, sunglasses, and rain gear will help you stay comfortable in all types of weather.
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, and binoculars are other must-haves while on tour.
  • When packing for African safari trips, remember that luggage restrictions on game drives are strictly enforced. You’ll need to bring a soft, flexible duffle—hard suitcases are forbidden on safari vehicles to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety. Because of this, you’ll want to pack light.
  • One expert tip? Wear muted or light-colored clothing, as brighter colors can scare animals away.

Once you’ve booked one of our wildlife tours or African safari packages, we’ll send you more detailed information to get you ready for your trip. That includes a packing list you can use to plan for your wildlife tour or safari tour.

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