We have tried to group the various activities that can be undertaken during an African safari into different sections, as shown below. To find out more information you can either link on from these illustrated panels or simply choose the activity that interests you from the drop-down menu above.
At AfricaAway we will design a safari for you that includes as many of these activities as are of interest to you, either focusing on just one geographical area of your chosen country, or taking in a wide spread of different habitats right across the country. Whether you are a first time safari visitor, a dedicated bird watcher, or someone with a desire to just soak up the sun on a tropical beach, we can cater for your exact requirements.
For more specific assistance regarding any of these activities please call us on 0121 472 1541, or email us using the contact form in the right hand column of this page.
Most safari holidays will revolve around the activities listed here, but with two activities per day at most lodges, you will get plenty of time to sample everything that Africa has to offer.
The classic African safari should certainly be based around the game-drive - venturing out into the bush in your trusty 4x4 so as to tackle any terrain and get you to the best spot. You will never forget your first close-up lion or elephant sighting.
Taking to your feet in the bush on a walking safari is probably the ultimate bush experience.
By far, Zambia is the ideal destination for those who want to try a walking safari, and is where AfricaAway are the leading specialists.
A great feature of a safari in Africa is the ability to take night drives to get sightings of nocturnal wildlife. Choose Parks that don't have night-driving restrictions to get the best from these.
Again Zambia comes out top in this respect.
Fly camping - with its reliance on such simple facilities as long-drop loos and bucket showers - offers you the opportunity to get closest to the African bush, usually on foot.
Probably not for the squeamish or very elderly though.
Depending on your location, boat cruises - which may take place on a river, a lake or even the sea - offer a unique way to explore Africa and the bush from a different angle.
And of course to get closer to creatures such as hippo or crocodiles.
A safari can also make for a wonderful family holiday with the correct preparation, and we do encourage those who are planning on taking their children to Africa.
There are various age restrictions to observe though.
Whether you are looking for serious sport-fishing or just want to take time away from the 4x4, Africa has plenty to offer anglers of all experience. Even first-timers will probably be able to catch the iconic Tiger-fish.
There is a huge variety of birdlife in Africa including both native and migratory species.
Many itineraries that are available include unique habitats that put the emphasis on birdwatching.
From a 60 minute paddle along the Lower Zambezi to a full 9 night safari covering many miles, we can offer exciting canoeing tours of Africa's rivers, including mokoro trips on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. If necessary you can be accompanied by an experienced canoer/guide.
If you want to extend yourself physically, Africa offers a whole range of activities, from golf, through mountain biking to horse riding.
You can even run a marathon in Kenya (watch out for lions!)
Both Kenya and Tanzania offer the intrepid holiday-maker the chance to climb two of Africa's most iconic mountains, Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Not advisable to be undertaken on your own though.
There is no shortage of water sports in Africa: snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, wind surfing, even white water rafting. Add to that swimming with dolphins, and you’ve got it all.
Possibly the area just below the Victoria Falls is the prime example.
For those with the experience a horseback safari in Africa offers a thrilling alternative vacation. Venture out into the untamed wilderness from a number of specialist lodges across Botswana, Zambia and Tanzania. To a limited extent it can also be undertaken by complete novices.
Probably the most amazing way to view Africa's big game - without it even being aware of your presence. It's not cheap, but worth every penny.
Balloon safaris are available in Kenya and Zambia.
Many of our guests opt to extend their safari in Africa by taking a tropical beach holiday, on the island of Zanzibar, the Kenyan coast or any of the fabulous beaches of Mozambique, Mauritius or Lake Malawi. Of these, probably Zanzibar and Malawi are the easiest reached.
We specialise in providing memorable and effortless honeymoons in Africa - usually combining both 'beach and bush'.
So if you are indeed planning yours out here why not call us and speak to someone for advice?
Most people will want to combine game viewing, or bird watching, with photography.
Our 'Safari Companion' Download offers you many valuable tips here.
We can arrange for you to visit a local village as part of a traditional safari, or even organise a full cultural tour with the emphasis on meeting and interacting with the local population.
A truly unforgettable experience.
Our Bush Skills Safari offers exciting possibilities for new and experienced safari-goers alike with instruction in tracking, bush craft and survival skills.
Based in Zambia, this requires a group of at least 6 people.
The annual wildebeest migration provides one of the most compelling sights in the natural world, as two million of these enigmatic creatures take part in their endless search for food.
It is actually as well viewed in Tanzania as it is in Kenya.
The green, or "emerald", season is for those that want to see the Parks when the waters are high, the vegetation is lush and fellow tourists thin on the ground.
Zambia is the classic place to experience this.