African Safaris with Collette

For three decades, we’ve designed inclusive tours to Africa filled with wildlife spotting; cultural connections; stays in tented camps and lodges; and so much more.

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Your Safari Experience with Collette

Designed for Travelers

We get it. We’re travelers, too! Our teams are hyper-focused on one thing: ensuring you have the time of your life.


Unique Accommodations

Tented camps. Lodges. Houseboats. (And hotels, too). Your accommodations are right in the heart of the action.


Led by Experts

Enjoy a safari experience from a local’s point of view, backed by a century of expertise as a tour operator.


Wildlife in Abundance

You’ll have plenty of expert-led opportunities to spy wildlife. And in a variety of ways, too!


Why Safari With Collette

30+ Years on the Continent

9,000 medina alleys. 300+ square mile national parks. There’s a lot to explore in Africa. And we’ve been at it for a while.

Hand-Picked Everything

Want to have lunch in a local village? Maybe learn to haggle at a market? Us, too. Our tour designers are curious like you, and carefully choose every element of your trip.

Satisfying Your Curiosity

We hear you: You want the must-sees and more. Don’t worry. We’ll get you to the pyramids in Egypt. But you’re going to meet the locals, too.

Your Coolest 40 Winks

Riads, luxe desert camps, and safari boats, oh my. These spots are way more than a place to rest your head.

Your Personal Inside Scoop

Your Tour Manager is a true local expert. They live and breathe the culture and destination. And they’re highly rated professionals we’ve handpicked to show you the way.

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African Safari

It’s time to say "let’s go" on your safari adventure.

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Explorations

On a small group Explorations tour, dive deeper. Get to know the pulse of a destination by talking with the people who live there. With an average of 16 travelers, get to really know your fellow travelers, Tour Manager, and local guides.

FEATURED TOURS

SMALL GROUP
EXPLORATIONS

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African Safari: Kenya and Tanzania

15 days | 38 meals

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$4,942 pp*

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Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

15 days | 29 meals

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$5,647 pp*

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The Plains of Africa

14 days | 33 meals

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$4,127 pp*

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Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land & Water

15 days | 33 meals

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$7,249 pp*

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Travelers said it best

Patricia A.

Treasures of Egypt Traveler

“This trip was filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and literally, wonders of the world, but the reason to do it with Collette is the manner in which you take care of the details and care for us to give us the best experience without us having to deal with a plethora of details. You all are masters of making it easy for the traveler.”

Brenda K.

Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land and Water Traveler

“It was a trip of a lifetime! Every moment was perfect! How so many things of significance could happen in such a timely fashion was beyond words. … Fabulous travel, grand hotels and lodging experiences including tents and boats, exceptional drivers and leaders, delicious and plentiful food and all handled for the pleasure and ease of those traveling! I loved the fellow travelers who became like family! Life is wonderful with Collette!”

"I grew up in South Africa and have been in the tourism industry for thirty years. Uncovering Africa's beauty is my passion. We design our own itineraries and hand-pick safari lodges and experiences. It allows us to listen and react to traveler feedback and build the exact experience our travelers are looking for. A lot goes into planning a safari. We want travelers to be focused on the moment, not the logistics. We know that safety is a must, but so is comfort and the little things like a day room for late-departing flights and a perfectly timed sundowner. We plan it all out to the letter.”

Roger Clulow

Africa Product Designer

Sneak Peek: Your African Adventures Await

Frequently Asked Questions

Going on Safari

On game reserves and in National Parks, visitors should wear neutral colors such as brown, khaki, and beige. Avoid wearing blue as Tstetse flies are attracted to that color. Camouflage patterns should be avoided as only the military wear this.

Game drives tend to last about 3 hours – more if game viewing is good; less if the weather conditions are extreme. Vehicles are open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles. Note that specific vehicles will vary by tour.

They vary from standard hotels to lodges, tented camps, and even house boats.

Accommodations vary from standard hotels to lodges, tented camps, and even safari boats. These different stays mean some different experiences, but you can trust they're all carefully selected to get you close to the action.

Speaking of, when you stay outdoors you may find small creatures like geckos sharing your space! Talk about getting close to wildlife!

Jokes aside, these things will always be true:

  • You’ll always have immediate access to a private bathroom.
  • Both internet access and air conditioning are available, but not guaranteed.
  • Electricity is widely available, but can be disrupted. If you require use of a CPAP or breathing support overnight, we strongly recommend a different tour.

Specific vehicles vary across each park and region, but you can count on 4x4 vehicles with pop-up roofs and/or open sides. With 6, 8, or at most 10 people in a vehicle, travelers are always in a prime position for viewing wildlife.

Yes – each tour has unique size and weight limits for luggage. African Safari: Kenya & Tanzania and The Plains of Africa tours require travelers use a soft-sided duffel with a max weight of 33lbs/15kg. An additional small personal bag is permitted. Duffels with rollers are not recommended. Why? Space is extremely limited on safari vehicles and bags need to be malleable to fit.

For other Africa tours, most bags should be under 50lbs/23kg and less than 62in /157cm total (length, width, and height added together). Be sure to check pre-tour travel documents for specific requirements.

We recommend bringing your own universal plug adapter and voltage converter or bring appliances that have built-in voltage converters. Common plugs in this region are C, M, D, G, and N.

Good news – most lodges have access to laundry services. Clothing is typically sent out for service and returned the next day, so plan to do it on the first day of a 2-night (or more) stay. All laundry services are payable to the lodge directly.

Most lodges and camps provide mosquito nets. When not provided, the property often uses repellents, unless in the city where they're not necessary.

Travelers are encouraged to discuss antimalarial medication with their medical professional, wear protective clothing at night, and bring repellent that contains up to 30% DEET.

WEBINARS

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Ask the Expert Series: Snapshot of South Africa

During this live interview and Q&A, we’re sitting down with Thabelo Moji to talk about her time on the road with travelers in the place she calls home: South Africa. She is a local expert, and is excited to share the real picture of what you can expect during your travels with Collette.

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Designing Collette’s Global Tours

Collette Product Design Manager Roger Clulow hails from South Africa, lives in Australia, designs much of our product in Africa, and is a seasoned world traveler himself. All of these experiences get funneled into the tours your clients enjoy, especially our small group Explorations tours.

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