You may have admired them in zoos, but there’s nothing like seeing the iconic wildlife species of Africa in their natural environment.
It’s the number one reason travellers from across the planet visit this incredible continent, and rarely do they leave disappointed! In national parks and game reserves across Africa, the quest for survival in the animal kingdom plays out on a daily basis. And seeing it is a privilege no visitor could fail to appreciate.
For most of us, travelling to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience — and a multi-day tour makes the process easy and safe. You can leave the logistics to experts on the ground and simply focus on enjoying your holiday. And from moderately priced overland camping trips, to luxury lodge safaris, there’s a multi-day tour to suit your budget and travel style.
You’ll also benefit from the services of a knowledgeable guide throughout your trip, and glean insights from them on African culture along the way. Many tour companies also employ local guides in national parks to provide specialist knowledge on the animals you see.
Here are ten of the best Africa multi-day tours and trips. Browse our full range of tours here.
Top Oz Tours now offers an incredible range of multi-day guided tours, walking holidays, and river cruises from many of the world's leading operators. And to celebrate, we're giving away a $500 AUD tour voucher, which can be put towards any experience of three or more days on our website!
1. Best of South Africa Tour from Johannesburg
Get a taste of everything that makes South Africa such a popular travel destination and explore the culture of landlocked Eswatini (Swaziland) on this informative, fully escorted coach tour. Travelling from north to south, you’ll go on a game drive in fabulous Kruger National Park, visit a traditional village in Eswatini, admire the scenic beauty of the mighty Drakensberg, learn about the legacy of Nelson Mandela at his birthplace in Xunu, and explore cosmopolitan Cape Town. 15 days | Operator: Trafalgar
South Africa is a country that many Aussies dream of visiting for its rich cultural heritage, fabulous food and wine, and of course, spectacular wildlife viewing. It’s a destination like no other, and in this episode of our online travel series we bring you tips for ten great things to do in South Africa on a first visit.
2. Southern Africa National Parks Tour from Johannesburg
Southern Africa’s national parks offer phenomenal wildlife viewing, and this round-trip overland safari from Johannesburg in South Africa — through Botswana and Zimbabwe — will take you to some of the most notable animal kingdoms on the planet. Visit Khama Rhino Sanctuary, the incomparable Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, and bucket-list-topper Kruger National Park. 18 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
3. Okavango and Victoria Falls Tour from Johannesburg
Are you short on time, but keen to see some of the most beautiful parts of Southern Africa? This ten-day trip has it covered! Travelling north from Johannesburg, you’ll visit Khama Rhino Sanctuary on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, spend an unforgettable two days canoeing and camping in the Okavango Delta, revel in the natural wonders of Chobe National Park, gaze upon the glistening Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, and watch in awe as a raging torrent of water pours over Victoria Falls. This tour is relatively short and oh, so sweet! 10 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
There’s nowhere on earth quite like magical Morocco, and this two-week trip will show you many of the highlights of North Africa’s cultural powerhouse. Lose yourself in ancient kasbahs (old city centres), follow your nose through sprawling medinas (markets), behold the arid beauty of the country’s quintessential desert landscapes, and spend an unforgettable night in the High Atlas Mountains. Go now! 15 days | Operator: G Adventures
5. Highlights of Madagascar Tour from Antananarivo
If your existing knowledge of Madagascar comes from the popular animated film and its sequels, get ready for a real-life revelation on this fabulous journey across the island with an expert guide. Situated off the east coast of southern Africa and separated from any major land mass for hundreds of millions of years, Madagascar’s wildlife is unique — as is its culture and cuisine. All with be revealed! 14 days | Operator: G Adventures
With a recorded history stretching back more than 5,000 years and myriad surviving monuments from the pharaonic era, any visit to Egypt will be one filled with historical wonder. But there’s much more in store for guests on this two-week fully guided and escorted tour. You’ll explore bustling capital city Cairo, cruise the Nile in a traditional felucca, enjoy a Nubian homestay, and snorkel the coral reefs of the Red Sea. It all adds up to the holiday of a lifetime! 15 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
Top Oz Tours now offers a great range of fully escorted multi-day tours in Africa. And we're offering $100 AUD per person off all new bookings placed via our new tour concierge line. Browse the available options, find the tour of your choice, and contact us to make your booking. It's that easy!
7. Kenya Wildlife and Cultural Tour from Nairobi
Kenya offers visitors a wonderful mix of traditional cultural experiences and exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities, and you’ll mix and match the two on this epic eight-day trip from buzzing capital Nairobi. Get off the beaten track in the Great Rift Valley to see elephants, hippos, leopards, and lions living large in their natural habitat. From there, delve deep into the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve and gain an understanding of the intricacies of tribal life by staying in a Maasai village. 8 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
8. East Africa Maasai Mara and Gorilla Tour from Nairobi
A big East African adventure awaits you on this small group tour of Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. Start by spending three amazing days in Kenya’s Maasai Mara — home to a wide range of wildlife species. Over in Uganda, you’ll take part in a chimpanzee trek and do a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The tour culminates with a visit to Rwanda to meet the gregarious gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park! 12 days | Operator: G Adventures
9. Kenya and Tanzania Tour from Nairobi to Zanzibar
Journey overland from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to the exotic island of Zanzibar off Tanzania’s northern coast on this fascinating 12-day experience, which features a two-night stay under the stars in Serengeti National Park. You’ll travel with an engaging guide and enthusiastic group of like-minded guests, and can look forward to reliving the trip’s finest moments over a meal of grilled seafood on the colourful ‘Spice Island’. 12 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel
No tour embodies the grandeur of Southern and East Africa quite like this deluxe, all-inclusive, month-long expedition from Cape Town on the continent’s southern tip, up to Nairobi and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. You’ll return home with countless memories — all of them underscored by exceptional accommodation (including a number of luxury lodge stays), impressive culinary experiences, and discerning touches that no other tour company can replicate. The Africa of your dreams is waiting! 27 days | Operator: Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours