The Original Safari Experience:


African Dream Travel vacations include all transportation and luxury accomodation within South Africa; daily hot breakfasts; all pre-planned activities, wine tours and safaris; a full-time private guide; maid service; and all meals while on safari and during stays at our private lodges. Our standard packages accommodate groups of 2 to 21 guests for up to 3.


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Popular Safari Areas:

Kruger Park Leopard

Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SAN Parks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

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Addo Elephant Rides

Addo Elephant National Park

Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Here, the evenings are punctuated by the strident howl of the black-backed jackal, and the francolin's call heralds each new dawn. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace. The original Elephant section of the park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area - today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 450 elephants, Cape buffalo, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo. And their Addo has only just begun. with plans to expand the 164 000 ha Addo National Elephant Park into a 360 000 ha mega-park. In addition, plans include the proposed proclamation of a 120 000 ha (296 500 acre) marine reserve that includes islands that are home to the world's largest breeding populations of Cape gannets and second largest breeding population of African penguins.

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Rhino in Natal - Hluhluwe National Park

Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Park

Established in 1895, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest game park in Africa and is the only under formal conservation in KwaZulu Natal where the Big 5 occur. Set in the heart of Zululand, this game reserve offers visitors activities - from self guided walks, auto-trails, game drives as well as picnic sites. Viewing hides overlook pans and waterholes enabling visitors to see animals at close range. The Park covers some 96 000 ha and contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. It became world renowned for its white rhino conservation. The wide range of plant life in the park gives rise to a diversity of mammals, birdlife, reptiles and amphibians. The Big Five - lion, rhino (back & white), elephant, buffalo and leopard - are all to be seen.

Its abundance of wildlife include: Nile crocodile, hippo, white and black rhino, leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena, elephant, buffalo, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, eland, kudu, impala, duiker, suni, reedbuck, warthog, bushpig, mongoose, baboons, monkeys, a variety of tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards.

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Free State Lion

Eastern Free State

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north eastern Free State lies the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park's sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock, keeping vigil over the main rest camp. This 11 600 hectares of unique environment is true highland habitat, providing home to a variety of mammals – black wildebeest, eland, blesbok, oribi, springbok and Burchell's zebra - and birds, including the rare bearded vulture (lammergeier) and the equally rare bald ibis, which breed on the ledges in the sandstone cliffs. Ribbokkop, the highest point in the park, reveals a breathtaking tapestry of red, yellow and purple hues as its warm shades merge with the cool mountain shadows towards evening.

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Okavango Delta - Botswana

Okavango Delta - Botswana

The Okavango Delta (or Okavango Swamp), in Botswana, is the world's largest inland delta. It is formed where the Okavango River empties onto a swamp in an endorheic basin in the Kalahari Desert, where most of the water is lost to evaporation and transpiration instead of draining into the sea. The Moremi Game Reserve, a National Park, spreads across the eastern side of the delta. The Okavango delta is both a permanent and seasonal home to a wide variety of wildlife which is now a popular tourist attraction. Species include African Bush Elephant, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe, Topi, Blue Wildebeest, Giraffe, Nile crocodile, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Brown Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu, Sable Antelope, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, Plains Zebra, Warthog and Chacma Baboon. Notably the endangered African Wild Dog still survives within the Okavango Delta] exhibiting one of the richest pack densities in Africa. The delta also includes over 400 species of birds and the majority of the estimated 200,000 large mammals in and around the delta are not year round residents. They leave with the summer rains to find renewed fields of grass to graze on and trees to browse, then make their way back as winter approaches. Large herds of buffalo and elephant total about 30,000 beasts
The best time for game viewing in the delta is during the May-October period, as the animal life is concentrated along the flooded areas and the vegetation has dried out. The best time for birding and vegetation is during the rainy season (Nov.- April) as the migrant bird populations are returning and the plants are flowering and green.

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Vic Falls Zambia

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world - hence its almost universal appeal to travellers. The mighty Zambezi flows broad and placid to the brink of a 1700m wide basalt lip before taking a headlong 110 metre plunge into the thunderous, frothy chasm of the gorge below. This is the world's largest sheet of falling water and known to the locals as "Mosi-oa-Tunya" -- the smoke that thunders. The river's flood season is February to May, peaking in April. The spray from the falls typically rises to a height of over 400 metres (1,300 ft), and sometimes even twice as high, and is visible from up to 50 km (30 miles) away. The national parks in the area contain abundant wildlife including sizable populations of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and a variety of antelope. Lion and leopard are only occasionally seen. Vervet monkeys and baboons are common. The river above the falls contains large populations of hippopotamus and crocodile. Elephants cross the river in the dry season at particular crossing points

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Kenya Safari Zebras

Kenya

World-famous Masai Mara National Reserve is the highlight of most Kenya safaris. Widely regarded as the best game-viewing park in the country, it features varied terrain that ranges from rolling savannahs to riverine forests. Zebras, gazelles and impalas roam expansive, golden grasslands punctuated by distinctive flat-topped acacia trees. The "Big Five" (lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos) can also be spotted here. Hippos relax in the Mara River, while countless bird species flock overhead. More than 1 million wildebeests and zebras migrate annually to Masai Mara from the parched Serengeti plains of neighboring Tanzania. Some Kenya safaris also visit Masai villages, where guests can interact with local cattle-herders.

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Private Game Drive South Africa

Serengetti/ Tanzania

A Tanzania Safari rivals safaris in any other country in Africa in terms of sheer wilderness and volume of wildlife.Tanzania has seven major parks, each with their own distinct character and balance of species. Discover the adventure of trekking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Embark on a boat safari along the mighty Rufiji River. Watch the sun rise on the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, or discover the ancient traditions of the Maasai. Create your adventure - the perfect beginning to an unforgettable vacation in Africa

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Night Safari South Africa

Game Drives & Overland 4x4 Routes

Our overland adventure trips and safaris are based on offering a full multi-country African experience. We have designed all tours to include the absolute very best of Africa with plenty of action, game viewing, flexibility and above all else - fun! Please enquire for specific details.