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It has been a period unlike any other, with the constantly evolving global situation making planning a holiday harder than ever. So, if you’ve decided to hit pause and plan big for 2022, how about finally taking that trip of a lifetime and planning the ultimate safari? From conservation-centred trips to breath-taking private tours, check out our round-up of dream safaris to book ahead for 2022.

Best Safari Holidays For 2022

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Mavros Safaris: Namibia

Also on your radar for the best safaris for 2021 should be the ultimate remote adventure, this elevated 4X4 self-drive itinerary from Mavros Safaris. Private tours will enable guests to see ancient bushman rock art, experience treks to see the rare adapted desert elephant, plus enjoy an intimate sunrise hot air balloon over the desert. Optional extra experiences also include private tours of a cheetah sanctuary, a champagne dolphin cruise and quad biking over sand dunes.

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Destination specialists Mavros Safaris offer a private Namibia Exclusive Safari begins at £8,000 per person based on four people travelling. This rate includes return airfare from London, fully serviced self-drive vehicle plus private scenic flights into and out of Namib Rand, luxury accommodation, meals, drinks, private guided activities including game drives and walks, cultural tours, living desert tour, dolphin cruise, quad bikes, and sunrise hot air balloon.For enquiries please call +442038246000 or email [email protected]mavrossafaris.com 

DumaTau and Little DumaTau: Botswana

DumaTau and Little DumaTau: Botswana

As well as upgrading the DumaTau Camp, the brand new Little DumaTau Camp will opened last year, a Wilderness Safaris exclusive and intimate camp featuring four tented suites. As well as expansive guest rooms and decks with indoor and outdoor showers and plunge pools, there is also the option to experience the stylish Star Bed sleep-out, with stunning views of the Zibadianja Lagoon.

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Shambala Private Game Reserve: South Africa

Shambala Private Game Reserve: South Africa

Join expert rangers from Shambala’s anti-rhino poaching unit for 24/7 on-demand private game experiences, from early morning walking expeditions through the bush to following in the footsteps of the Big Five. Sundowner cruises on the Douw Steyn Dam, sunrises over the wild Waterberg landscape and accommodation at Zulu Camp with a full-board plan of fresh made-to-order dishes. To unwind after a day of game drives and explorations, Shambala is also home to a secret treetop spa beneath the canopy of the bush, with treatments including a “rolling sands” massage a facial using honeybush and baobab.

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Stays at Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve start from R 11,750 | £630 | shambalaprivategamereserve.com

Brilliant Uganda

Brilliant Uganda

Uganda is home to over half of the world’s mountain gorillas, so head to this beautiful East African location to see these magnificent beasts in their natural habitat. As well as offering one of Africa’s unique experiences, gorilla trekking in Uganda provides crucial finance for the conservation of the animals. In addition to hiking through dense forest, you will also experience game drives across vast savannah plains where giraffes, elephants, and tree-climbing lions roam.

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From £4,549 per person for two travellers | brilliant-uganda.com

Little Kulala: Namibia

Re-opened in late 2020, the refurbished Little Kulala camp in Namibia focuses on offering guests exciting new in and out of camp activities that will allow them to fully immerse themselves in the solitude of the Namib Desert. Experiences will include e-biking, eco-sensitive quad biking, hot air ballooning, self-guided walks, starlit dinners and fine wine tastings.

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Xigeria Safari Lodge

Xigeria Safari Lodge: Botswana

Opened on the western side of the Moremi Game Reserve in the heart of the Okavango Delta, Xigeria Safari Lodge sets out to highlight the work of Africa’s hottest young designers. It features 12 individually designed suites, including one two bedroom family suite situated on two islands, bridged together with a bronze lily centrepiece designed by Anton de Kock and created by Otto du Plessis. Guests will experience morning, afternoon and evening game drives plus the option to explore the Delta’s waterways by traditional canoe, glass-bottom mokoro and motorboat, with ‘feet-in-the-water’ sundowners.

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Rates at Xigera Safari Lodge start from $2,320 (approx. £1,847) per adult per night sharing. This includes accommodation on a fully inclusive basis, park fees and all activities | xigera.com 

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti: Tanzania

Connect with local culture and people as well as taking part in regular game drives to spot the Big Five in one of the world’s most famous safari destinations. Other activities include hot air balloon rides and guided walks to see the landscape from different perspectives.

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Nightly rates are available upon request. Little Emperors members will receive preferential rates and dedicated benefits including complimentary breakfast, hotel credit and a room upgrade subject to availability. Little Emperors annual membership fees starts from £250. Tel + 44 203 178  4984 or email [email protected].

Victoria Falls Safari Spa, Africa Albida Tourism, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Safari Spa, Africa Albida Tourism, Zimbabwe

The first destination spa, Victoria Falls Safari Spa, in Zimbabwe is launching in late 2020, making Victoria Falls even more appealing as a destination for 2021. With daily game drives, guided tours of the Falls, zip-lining and white-water rafting, there will plenty of invigorating activities to contrast your relaxing stay. For those looking to support sustainability with their trip, Africa Albida Tourism supports the Victoria Falls Anti Poaching Unit, Victoria Falls Recycling plant and Victoria Falls clean up campaigns.

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