Luxury Safari Holidays
Safari is a Swahili word meaning ‘to travelâ€™. Its roots lie in the Arabic word â€˜safaraâ€™ meaning a â€˜journeyâ€™’. At Rich Vein Travel, we understand that for many, this journey takes place only once in a lifetime, but for otherâ€™s, itâ€™s an experience to be enjoyed year after year. Planning a safari holiday may seem like a daunting process, with the huge choice of experiences and destinations to choose from. Therefore, a safari holiday may seem like a pipe dream or an experience that is simply inaccessible. But thatâ€™s where we come in. Our luxury travel experts can help you find your dream safari holiday, and work with you to refine the itinerary until youâ€™re 100% happy. As experts in bespoke luxury travel experiences, there are very few things that we are unable to provide or accommodate. Our in-depth understanding of the various national parks, game reserves and conservancies in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa will allow us to help you craft an unforgettable African wildlife adventure.
Safaris are perfect for couples, groups of friends, families, honeymooners or solo travellers. Whoever you choose to travel with and wherever you choose to travel to, your dedicated travel expert will offer you a completely unique, tailor-made safari experience that will stay in your heart forever.
Luxury Safari Holiday Destinations
Africa is the home of the great migration, the Big Five, mountain gorillas and more. There is nowhere better for a wildlife-watching holiday. With luxury safari holidays to Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda, you will be spoilt for choice. You may be after a traditional Big 5 guided safari or want to catch the spectacular wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Or You might want to get off the beaten track with gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda. This is the kind of experience a luxury safari can bring. All of our safari holidays include accommodation at four-star camps and lodges, or five-star hotels meaning that after a full day of exploring, you can retire in luxury.
We only showcase a selection of our safari holidays online as an example of what we can provide. But if you canâ€™t see what youâ€™re looking for, or if you would like modifications made to one of the itineraries, contact us for a tailor-made proposal.
Luxury Extensions to Your Safari
A safari followed by a beach stay is a tried and tested combination. Combine the adventure, and excitement of a safari, with a few days spent relaxing on a pristine beach. Some of the most common extensions are trips to Mauritius, Zanzibar, the Seychelles and Mozambique.
Mauritius is a perfect tropical beach holiday destination for couples and families alike.
Located 500 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, just 20 degrees south of the equator, Mauritius is the perfect year-round destination. With a reputation as the perfect honeymoon destination, expect immaculate white sand beaches, glamorous resorts, and striking rainforests and reefs. An abundance of world-class spas, a myriad of activities on the water, and spectacular golf courses keep approximately 100,000 British travellers visiting this remote holiday destination year after year.
The Seychelles is all about island life. With stunning flora and crystal-clear waters, this archipelago of 100-plus islands is a remote paradise. Enjoy snorkelling, kayaking and island-hopping throughout your stay. The main island of MahÃ© is the gateway. From here you can head for the 2nd island of Praslin, which boasts some of the best lodges and resorts. Then maybe onto the car-free La Digue, or the sanctuary of Bird Island. For an ultra-luxury experience, you may wish to stay at the North Island Resort, where Prince William and Kate stayed for their luxury honeymoon.
Zanzibar is just a short flight away from Nairobi. This makes it ideal if youâ€™re looking to extend your Kenyan safari holiday. The historic part of its capital (Zanzibar Town) is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town. However, it is Zanzibarâ€™s beaches and 5* resorts that make it such an attractive holiday, post-Safari. With white beaches, sparkling blue seas and lush palm trees, the Zanzibar archipelago is paradise. The stunning natural beauty offers the perfect peaceful location for true relaxation. The serenity of Zanzibar continues into the evening, where visitors can expect laidback nightlife and delicious cuisine in one of the many luxury resorts.
Characterised by laid-back African charm, boasting white sandy beaches, and with several boutique resorts, Mozambique is an idyllic country in East Africa. Yet, it is still relatively under the radar. This tropical haven on the Southeast coast of Africa has vast wildlife reserves, mangrove forests and palm-fringed beaches. In Mozambiqueâ€™s cities youâ€™ll find colonial-style architecture and a vibrant nightlife laid back beach bars and Portuguese-influenced cuisine. Mozambique will enchant even the most seasoned luxury traveller, with its uniqueness and diversity.