Africa small group tours or African group vacation trips are one of the most common ways to go on Africa tours. We plan for you the perfect safari package with a unique flowing itinerary and this saves you the hustle and time and you only need to sit back and read up on for African wildlife enthusiasts.
Indeed a small group tour is the best way to explore Africa! This continent is amazing as it is diverse and filled with great outdoor adventures that you can embark on.
Africa is well known for its wildlife as it is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhinoceros) and it boasts of the world’s greatest game reserves like Serengeti, Masai Mara, Etosha, Ngorongoro crater, Chobe, and Kruger national parks.
You can also meet the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the lush dense forests of Uganda and Rwanda and track the Chimpanzees as well. On our Africa tours, trek the spectacular Atlas Mountains of Morocco and the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.
On these Africa tours, discover ancient Egypt and the lost city of Abu Simbel, visit the souqs and medinas of Morocco, visit Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, the coastal cities of South Africa, and witness the great migration in Kenya and Tanzania.
You’ll see the continent’s most compelling landscapes on our small group safari packages. The group sizes vary from 2 and beyond depending on the trip. More fun is guaranteed on a small group tour as you will be with like-minded people and the safari guide will be the expert.
There aren’t many places on planet Earth like Africa!
Africa group tours take you to the best destinations for an amazing experience that you have not felt before. These wonderful places have varied landscapes and amazing outdoor adventures.
The best countries to go to when you visit Africa include Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, and many others.
Below are the best countries for African group vacations;
Morocco is a great destination to visit on an African group tour as it offers amazing Africa trips. This country – Morocco is situated in the extreme corner of the African continent.
The coastline of Morocco is on the Mediterranean Sea as well as the Atlantic Ocean and it is characterized by sand beaches. To the Southeast of Morocco is the Sahara desert the world’s hottest desert.
Below are the top places to visit in Morocco;
The Atlas Mountains are the highest peaks in Morocco and Africa at large. Africa tours to these mountains give an amazing adventure as you can explore them on foot or in a 4×4 vehicle.
The Atlas Mountains are outside of the big cities of Morocco and this will be a new adventure as these ranges separate the coastlines of the Mediterranean and Atlantic from the Sahara Desert and it is a 90-minute drive from Marrakech an amazing city in Morocco.
Morocco tours take you to this partly excavated Berber and Roman city near the city of Meknes which is commonly considered to be the ancient capital of the kingdom of Mauretania.
It was developed in the 3rd century BC as a Phoenician settlement and it expanded with several major public buildings including a Basilica an essential part here.
When you visit Morocco, you have to course this city as it is a well-preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire.
This is one of the best destinations and highlights in Morocco and you can explore the Sahara desert in a 4×4 vehicle through the dunes or ride camels during your tours. This desert has amazing nature and you can spot wildlife for the best adventure.
You can join a small group tour on a Morocco vacation for an overnight stay in the Sahara desert as you enjoy the dunes and several activities like riding a camel and this gives an amazing experience.
Marrakech is one of the imperial cities in Morocco and it is on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. There is a lot to see and experience in Marrakech on a Morocco vacation.
The central square, Djemaa el-Fna, is the best spot to get acquainted with the old city and start to explore its winding streets and alleyways. Tourists shouldn’t miss a visit to Marrakech on a Morocco tour trip.
Other places to visit in Morocco on Africa tours are Fez, Ifrane National Park, Tazekka National Park, Iriqui National Park, Khnifiss National Park, Toubkal National Park, Ouarzazate a preserved Kasbahs in Morocco, etc.
South Africa is a great destination for Africa tours in Southern Africa and it offers incredible wildlife viewing. South Africa is also rich in culture and offers great cultural encounters.
An itinerary to South Africa should include amazing parks, Cape Town, and game reserves. South Africa also offers wine-testing trips and great beach holidays.
Below are the best tourist destinations in South Africa;
Africa tour packages should include Kruger National Park as it has amazing wildlife and is a top destination in South Africa just like Cape Town. Tourists can enjoy game drives in this park and can get sightings of wild animals like Black Rhinos, Hippos, Zebras, Giraffes, and Wild dogs which are the top highlights.
Cape Town is one of the exciting cities in South Africa and it is made of many colonial architecture with a dozen museums.
When in Cape Town in South Africa, you can enjoy sightings of Table Mountain, course the coastline beaches of Cape Town, or go Cage diving. Cape Town is a lovely city and shouldn’t miss it when in South Africa on your trip.
Table Mountain is a gorgeous Mountain located in Cape Town, South Africa. It got its name because the top of the mountain is flat and provides one of the best views of Cape Town from up above! The best way to see this view is by hiking up the side of Table Mountain.
Other places to visit in South Africa include Marakele National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Karoo National Park, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Madikwe, Pilanesberg Game Reserves, etc.
Enjoy South Africa Zimbabwe tours combing them with experiences of the Vic Falls and cable cars to the Table Mountain
Kenya offers Africa small group safaris with a tour director as it has amazing wildlife. It is one of the best countries to visit in East Africa while on Africa trips. Kenya also offers birding tours at L.Nakuru and Lake Naivasha and beach adventures.
Below are the best places to visit in Kenya;
Masai Mara Reserve of Kenya is one of the best places with amazing wildlife in the world.
You can explore Masai Mara when on small group safaris with a tour guide and see the Big Five on a game drive which are Africa’s highlights. The great migration takes place in the Masai Mara or Kenya and Serengeti of Tanzania and you can witness this when you visit Africa in Kenya on your adventure trip.
You can also experience the Masai culture in Masai Mara one of the well-reserved cultures in Africa.
Lake Nakuru National Park is on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and it is surrounded by wood and bushy grasslands. This national park – Lake Nakuru has a diverse wildlife to enjoy when you visit Kenya on Africa tours with a tour guide.
Lake Nakuru National Park is well known for having Pink Flamingos and Rhinos that you can see on game drives.
Other amazing places to visit in Kenya for an amazing experience are Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Aberdare National Park, Ruma, and Meru National Park, and Lake Naivasha National Park.
Tanzania is a hot destination in East Africa that cannot be missed when visiting Africa for group trips. This country ranks among the many for having the best diverse wildlife in the world.
Wildlife tours are the top highlights of Tanzania and they should be on your itinerary.
Below are the best places to visit in Tanzania;
Serengeti National Park is one of the best parks in Tanzania and East Africa. This national park borders the Masai Mara of Kenya with a biodiversity of wildlife.
Game drives are the top highlights of a safari in Serengeti National Park. Tourists on a small group tour can enjoy camping in the Serengeti for an amazing adventure.
Serengeti National Park hosts the great wildebeest migration as these wild animals move to Masai Mara of Kenya in search of green pastures, especially in the dry months.
You can also enjoy a game drive in Serengeti National Park to spot other wild animals like Wild dogs, Elephants, Buffaloes, Cheetahs, etc.
Ngorongoro Crater is among the popular places in Tanzania and Africa tour packages should have it in their itinerary. It is also a great place for Tanzania wildlife viewing.
The Ngorongoro crater is on the southern circuit and it is a natural enclosure that keeps most of the wildlife together. For an exhilarating journey, enjoy game drives here in accompaniment with local guides for a well paced adventure in Tanzania.
Some of the animals to see during game drives in Ngorongoro are Lions, Black Rhinos, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, etc.
Other places to tour in Tanzania are Tarangire National Park, Nyerere National Park, Arusha National Park, Gombe National Park, Mikumi National Park, Mahale National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, etc.
A small group trip in Egypt takes you to the best Egypt tourist spots that offer exclusive Egypt trip in Africa tours.
Egypt is a fantastic destination that has been recorded as the cradle of civilization and a place of great ancient monuments in the world like Morocco.
On your exhilarating journey in Egypt, explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Islamic Cairo, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Abu Simbel temples in Aswan, etc.
To places to visit in Egypt
Below are the top places to visit in Egypt when on Africa trips;
These are one of the seven wonders of the ancient world located in southern Egypt and they a great place to visit during Egypt vacations. The pyramids of Giza are tombs of Pharaohs and are guarded by Great Sphinx.
They are a highlight of the Egypt trip as they give you a brief of ancient Egypt and tour guides give you more information when you visit.
The Luxor Temple is also famed for the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and the Memorial Hatshepsut Temple. There are tombs of the new kingdom of the Pharaohs.
You can explore these tombs when you visit Africa as it also represents ancient Egypt.
Islamic Cairo also known as Medieval Cairo is home to the area’s historical mosques and Islamic monuments. It was originally founded in 969 by the Fatimid Caliphs. You can visit this place with fellow travelers for well paced adventure.
Aswan gives the best views of the Egypt desert dunes and the Nile River. Tourists can as well enjoy a Nile cruise course while here accompanied by a tour guide and local guides for an epic journey.
Other places to visit in Egypt are the Egyptian Museum, White Desert National Park, Abydos, Alexandria City, Karnak Temple, etc.
Botswana is another great destination to visit when on your Africa trips and it is ideal for those on a small group tour led by tour leaders. Explore the country’s diverse setting, from the Okavango Delta to the savannah woodlands of Chobe National Park without limitations.
This country has one of the best wildlife in Southern Africa including animals and bird species.
Below are some of the places to visit in Botswana when you visit Africa;
The Okavango Delta is an emerald-green paradise in the middle of the Kalahari Desert and it forms the centerpiece of most wildlife experiences on the African continent.
The Okavango Delta is renowned as the mecca of abundant wildlife on a Botswana tour and it is yearly watery. This delta is fond of Elephants, big cats, and Buffaloes, among others, and many bird species.
This national park is one of the nest wild places situated in northern Botswana and it incorporates 2 separate regions. These are the Chobe River front which is close to the Zimbabwe and Zambia borders and it is well known for its large Elephant herds.
While in this national park, enjoy game drives to view animals like Elephants, Zebras, Leopards, African Wild Dogs, etc.
Other places are Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Nxai Pan National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, etc.
Zimbabwe offers amazing African trips since it has some of the world’s greatest natural wonders. This includes wildlife and the outstanding Victoria Falls.
You can explore Victoria Falls here during a cruise on the Zambezi River or enjoy a tailor-made Zimbabwe trip when you visit the national parks
Below are the best places to visit in Zimbabwe;
Hwange National Park is the largest and most popular park in Zimbabwe and is well known for its animal kingdom as it has over 100 animal species and several bird species.
This national park offers amazing game drives for spotting wildlife when with your tour guide and you can see Lions on the adventurous journey.
The Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe are the biggest waterfalls in the world.
The beauty of the Vic Falls is unspoken for as you can feel the water spray from the Vic Falls when you come near them. The Victoria Falls are situated within Victoria Falls National Park of Zimbabwe.
Victoria Falls is breathtakingly beautiful.
Other places to visit here are Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Nyanga National Park, Zambezi National Park, and many other national parks.
Usually, South Africa Zimbabwe tours are unforgettable as they are memorable and fun.
The best time to visit Africa depends on what you want to see during your vacation trip. The temperature is warm year-round, but the seasons affect both weather patterns and animal migrations across the continent.
Because Africa is in the southern hemisphere, seasons are opposite to those of North America. This means that during the summer months in North America, it’s winter in Africa.
When the African continent is in the summer months, that means that it’s winter in North America.
Our Africa tour packages take you to the best sites at the ideal time of the year and this means that you will visit Africa during the dry season but this differs from region to region.
July through October is the dry season and the best time for a safari adventure in Tanzania or Kenya, with cooler temperatures and animals migrating between Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara.
Africa tours that take you to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, and Cape Town in South Africa are best from April to October as this is the dry season and the temperatures are cool making it good for game viewing.
It is also a good time of tracking Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda and Rwanda in East Africa on your trip
However, the deserts of Morocco and Egypt are dry and very hot. In East Africa, the wet season is also the low season which is usually from March to May and some bit of September.
Always travel light for your Africa tours so that you are not inconvenienced with heavy luggage.
Below is what you can pack when visiting Africa for tours;
During Africa tours, expect hot and sunny weather during the day and cooler temperatures at night especially in the dry season. For a great trip, you will want loose-fitting layered clothing as well as sun protection.
If traveling to Morocco and Egypt, remember to carry modest clothing that will keep you covered when you visit mosques on tours.
Below is the best wear for an African great trip;
There are several accommodation facilities to stay in during your African trip and these facilities are categorized into luxury, midrange, and budget.
These are high-end lodges or lavish tented camps and are set in the best spots of the park, you will be right in the heart of the African wilderness where the action is on your trip.
They have fine amenities – comfortable beds that are huge and adorned with plush linens; an en-suite bath that features Western-style toilets, hot showers, and bathtubs; huge vanities and complete toiletry paraphernalia; and a private veranda that looks out into a stunning view of the iconic African bush.
You can even enjoy a Wi-Fi connection, round-the-clock electricity, and even have your butler to serve your every need!
Midrange accommodation facilities are a perfect combination of value for money and comfort and feature bigger rooms than budget accommodation. Their prices are lower than those of the luxury lodges.
These lodges are also located in a tranquil environment with a private veranda, and en-suite bathrooms, and they can have Wi-Fi provided in public areas. They can as well have a swimming pool.
In terms of hotel star ratings, they are taken to be 1 or 2-star facilities as they offer basic facilities and services for a low price. They are usually for travelers on a shoestring adventure trip.
Some budget accommodations may lack en-suite bathrooms and the rooms are smaller.
There are different tour operators but how do you choose the right operator for your small group trip. Always use that one with a local perspective and a right-flowing itinerary and this guarantees you a great adventure trip.
Below are the best safari operators for amazing small group Africa tours;
These packages are arranged to give you an amazing experience during Africa tours. They are tailored for small groups with tour leaders so that you enjoy the adventure trip.
These packages include a tour guide and if required then local guides.
These top packages for a small group trip include;
The 3 weeks in Africa are enough for you to enjoy adventure trips in some countries. You can visit East Africa’s migration routes and witness the great migration in Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara of Kenya before encountering the elusive Silverback in Rwanda and Uganda in its natural habitat.
You will have the opportunity to discover the unique animals of Madagascar and Baobab Avenue in South Africa through Cape Town and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It is a great new adventure when you visit Morocco and ride the camel in the desert.
This typically involves joining a guided tour with a limited number of participants usually ranging from 6 to 12 people. These tours are designed to provide an interactive journey experience to visit national parks and reserves on the African continent.
The African group trip helps you meet new people who can become lifetime friends.
This depends on the specific destination you wish to visit for an epic adventure.
Below are some considerations;
Migration tours happen in East Africa’s Serengeti and Masai Mara between July and October when herds of wildebeest, Zebras, and Topis cross the Mara River.
Summer months are ideal for visiting Southern Africa like Kruger Park and Cape Town in South Africa, Victoria Falls, or Etosha National Park and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia as they offer animal viewing since most animals gather around water sources.
Birding safaris are usually better between November and April when migratory birds have arrived and are most epic on Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.
The green season offers lush landscapes, fewer tourists, and lower rates.
A tour of Africa costs anywhere between $125 and $1,500 per person per night. A budget trip averages $150 per night, mid-range $350, and luxury $750. This price is inclusive of a tour guide.
Africa tours are so expensive because now tours are designed with conservation in mind. To ensure this, the trip has to accommodate a small group of tourists, and this leads to higher prices.
Also, the lack of infrastructure and complicated logistics since the safari lodges are located far in the parks makes it expensive for them to provide services and this makes the packages expensive.
These are the perfect adventure for travelers who do not need to worry about little things. Your itinerary will be figured out for you, and it will at least include transportation, meals, and more. These trips can even have a tour director who will guide you on every step.
They come with tour guides who keep you on track during your trip. You may also have local guides throughout the way giving you a more local perspective on some of the places you visit.
Accommodation, meals, and transportation are taken throughout the entire trip but this varies from tour to tour.
Every trip is different entirely so it’s very hard to say that one is better than the other. You need to consider several things when booking your tour like the different tour operators, various itinerary stops, different prices, and different lengths.
These tours vary in price. Some cost as little as $90 per day, while others will cost a lot more than that. It depends on a lot of factors like the adventure style, accommodation, activities, etc.
The best time for a tour is during the summer months or in the dry months which is usually from May to August. Little rains are expected, and animals congregate at the water sources making sightings easy hence a great adventure.
Animal viewing is unlimited in Masai Mara, Serengeti, and you can enjoy views of Victoria Falls with beach experiences in Cape Town South Africa. Morocco is always dry and waiting for you to course through the deserts.
The safest African trip is that in Botswana, Uganda, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa Zimbabwe when with visits to Cape Town, Table Mountain, and Victoria Falls.
A trip to Africa costs anywhere between $125 and $1,500 per person per night. A budget trip averages $150 per night, mid-range $350, and luxury $750. This price is inclusive of a tour guide.
A trip should at least be around 2-3 weeks but this depends on the country you are visiting. This time is enough to adventure most of the African countries especially Southern Africa when you tour South Africa, you will be able to visit Cape Town and hike the Table Mountain.
This is enough time for you to visit Morocco and walk around the medinas. You cannot forget the amazing Victoria Falls, the Fish River Canyon, and East Africa’s Serengeti and Masai Mara.
You can join small groups with a tour director or tour guide for the best adventure on the continent.
A group safari costs less than a private trip of the same quality. If you are a traveler who likes to make friends, then a group safari is the way to go. Some of the group tours are specific like birding and you can join fellow travelers with the same passion.
It can be a small group trip with a tour director or tour guide who takes you through the entire itinerary. A small group trip can be ideal for the single traveler who’d rather not travel alone at their own pace.
A group trip has a largely fixed schedule as any minor changes are made at the request of the whole group and they have a tour director. This cannot be a problem in most cases but you may be a birder yet other travelers want to see the big five and you then miss out on your sightings.
However, the advantage of a private trip is that you make your own decisions on schedules and safari details at your own pace.
Also, a group safari is less expensive than a private safari.
On a budget trip, expect around 10 to 12 people with a tour director and a midrange group safari is more likely to have 4 to 6 people also with a tour director.
On a high-end trip, there isn’t much difference between a group safari and a private safari adventure.
Every tour operator has their terms and conditions and you should check them before you book a group trip.
Reputable companies will try and make alternative arrangements for you and may ask you to pay a little more of the asked price and if it’s canceled then you can be refunded fully.
Alternatively, travel dates can be changed if you agree.
This depends on the budget of the safari. If it is a budget trip, then you will end up with a minibus (van) with a pop roof. Most of the safari-goers get a window seat for animal viewing.
On the opposite end, on a high-cost luxury group safari adventure, you’ll be in a long-wheel-based 4×4 customized for tours and are usually land cruisers or open-sided jeeps. These vehicles often also have camera platforms or beanbags.
Always book a group trip which is offering you your desires or taking you to a country of interest like if you want desert trips, then visit Morocco. If your dream is to see the Serengeti and Masa Mara wildebeest migration, there’s no point in booking a group safari that doesn’t visit the Serengeti or Masai Mara.
If you are interested in the medinas of Morocco, then join a small group trip to Morocco. You can also consider the price of the group trip and also the vehicles to be used to determine the number of people on the group safari.
Conclusively, a small group African safari offers a well-rounded and immersive adventure experience suitable for nature enthusiasts, solo travelers, first-time visitors, and those looking for a hassle-free experience.
These group trips take you on a great journey to visit the medinas of Morocco, Cape Town in South Africa, many southern African countries with the Victoria Falls trip, and East Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti.
If you like to have a great journey adventure, look out for our tailor-made group tour packages to amazing safari countries to find the one that aligns with your interests, budget, and preferred travel dates.
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