THE MANY FACES OF AFRICAN SAFARI

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FROM BIG FIVE GETAWAYS TO UNHEARD-OF EXPEDITIONS. 

No two safaris ever look quite the same. This is nature’s kingdom, after all. A vast continent with diverse landscapes and thousands of species of flora and fauna, there are any number of potential ways to walk on the wild side. Mountains, tropical islands, rolling plains and rugged savannahs.

That why we’ve brought together a curated collection of Black Tomato safaris, categorized by the type of experience you want to have.


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Big Five      Great Migration      Beach      Wildcard
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THE CLASSIC SAFARI - WITH A BLACK TOMATO TWIST

The Big Five should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s the classic and original safari experience, albeit with plenty of comfort and flair. Exclusive lodges, managed visitor numbers and world-leading guides guarantee an intimate and thrilling experience.

Tanzania

ULTIMATE TANZANIA: MIGRATIONS & BEACH PERFECTION 

Experience the magic, charm and delight of Northern Tanzania and the balmy Seychelles on this twelve night safari escapade. 

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Giraffe Manor, Nairobi in Kenya

KENYA THE SEYCHELLES: THE ULTIMATE AFRICAN COMBO 

A whirlwind tour of rhino, giraffe, Mara ballooning and Seychelles dreaming. 

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Ultimate Honeymoon

BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA & MOZAMBIQUE: THE BIG FIVE 

From Cape Town to the fragrant sands of Mozambique, this is a ’best of all worlds’ approach to the classic safari. In a word: timeless. 

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A FRONT SEAT FOR THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

Each year, over 1,000,000 animals make this treacherous journey across the landscapes of the Serengeti and Masai. It is an emotional and profound experience, and easily one of the world’s greatest natural events. You’ll be needing a front-row seat. And that’s where we come in.

Great Migration in Tanzania | Black Tomato

ULTIMATE TANZANIA: MIGRATIONS & BEACH PERFECTION 

This is a journey from the Ngorongoro Crater to the heart of the Serengeti. You’ll set up at a luxurious tented camp – a front row seat to witness the Great Migration with your Masai guides. 

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Kenya

KENYA: A BUSH TO BEACH ESCAPE 

In the heart of the Mara, you’ll join your Masai guides on a heart-thumping journey to glimpse the Great Migration. Once the dust settles, it’s time to hit the beacheof Alfajiri Villas. 

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SAFARI & BEACH: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 

Safari can leave you breathless. It’s why we’ve created these ‘beach and bush’ combinations, pairing safari with some luxurious down-time at the beach. The perfect ending to an unbelievable experience. 

RWANDA & ZANZIBAR: GORILLAS PRIVATE ISLANDS 

Journey into the atmospheric heart of Virunga to meet the gorillas who call this area home. Afterwards, journey to the zestful island of Zanzibar for a rejuvenating retreat.

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SOUTH AFRICA THE SEYCHELLES: CAPE TO CASTAWAY 

From the coastal bliss of Cape Town, you’ll make inroads to Kreuger National Park before shacking up on the beautiful sands of the Seychelles.  

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KENYA: A BUSH TO BEACH ESCAPE

In the heart of the Mara, you’ll join your Masai guides on a heart-thumping journey to glimpse the Great Migration. Once the dust settles, it’s time to hit the beaches of Alfajiri Villas. 

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SOMETHING UNEXPECTED 

It’s safari, but not as you know it. 

Namibia

ULTIMATE NAMIBIA: A DESERT DRIVING ADVENTURE 

Mystifying, mind-blowing. Get behind the wheels of a desert ready jeep and trike out in search of true wilderness. 

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ULTIMATE MADAGASCAR: RAINFORESTS & DESERTED BEACHES 

Wild and untamed, this will give you a taste of jungle exploration and soothing coastal seclusion. Tropical, exciting, unknown. 

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Ethiopia holidays

BEST OF ETHIOPIA: A UNIQUE CULTURAL ADVENTURE 

From the bustle of Addis Ababa to the rock-cut churches of Lalibela, this pairs wildlife with the cultures of one of the most ancient countries. 

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FLOAT ON BY WITH A WATER SAFARI 

Ultimately, water is the lifeblood of the safari. It is where animals come to drink, bathe and congregate. A water-based safari offers, then, an entirely new angle on the animal kingdom. Imagine a dug-out canoe in the Congo and a pack-raft down the Okavango Delta. It’s thrilling stuff.

Flamingos on Lake Makgadi, Botswana

BOTSWANA ZAMBIA: A ROMANTIC SAFARI 

From the elephant herds of Baines Camp to the Victoria Falls of Zambia, this itinerary keeps close to the life-giving water that feeds region’s fascinating wildlife.  

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Hotels on Zambia's grassland

ZAMBIA & MALAWI: FROM THE FALLS TO THE LAKES  

Riverside lodges and thundering waterfalls. Luangwa Valley safaris and the shores of Lake Malawi. Wet and wild, in the truest sense of the phrase. 

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Africa holidays

SELOUS TO ZANZIBAR: ESCAPE THE CROWDS IN TANZANIA 

A private guide and driver. The Big Five. A vast and dizzying landscape. This journey has it all – and ends up at the mesmerising beauty of Fundu Lagoon. 

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CULTURE AND NATURE 

Just as we can pair safari with the beach, we can also pair it with something cultural or subwaypolitan. For those craving the jungle and the urban jungle, this is perfect. 

Namib Desert, Namibia

NAMIBIA & ZAMBIA: A STYLISH SAFARI FROM THE SKIES

From the desolately beautiful Skeleton Coast to the land that time forgot (or Hoanib Valley), this journey pairs cultural escapades with full-on wildlife experiences.

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KENYA & ZANZIBAR: AN INTREPID SAFARI

Safari began in Kenya. Here, we go back to the roots of this historic way of witnessing nature. From the conservancies of Samburu to rhino trekking and Mara expeditions.

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Botswana Bike to Kubu | Black Tomato

BOTSWANA: A QUAD BIKE SAFARI IN REMOTEST MAKGADIKGADI

From a stylish art-deco camp to a thrilling quad bike journey through the desert sands, this is a tantalizing combination of modernity and tradition.

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ANIMALS, ADVENTURE AND ADRENALINE 

Incredible safaris reimagined as adventure vacations. That’s enough for us.

Kilimanjaro trek

CLIMB KILIMANJARO 

On the bucket list? Thought so. This is our take on the classic ascent, making use of more intimate and less busy routes, and all mixed in with a big dose of Black Tomato ostentation.

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Gorilla trekking in Congo

AN INTREPID CONGO SAFARI

People are still discovering the vast, atmospheric potential of a safari in Congo. This trip is about pack-rafts, jungle treks and wildlife conservation work. Thrilling, raw, and untrodden.

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Luxury Hotels in Uganda

AN UNTAPPED SAFARI IN UGANDA

From Kibale National Park to the hills of the Crater Lakes, the best of this trip comes last – with an atmospheric journey into the incomparable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the luxurious Bwindi Lodge. Trek gorillas and learn about their incredible habitat.

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OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD EXPERIENCES

Well, we don’t know quite how to define these. Surreal, big, unimaginable. You’ll have to see for yourself.

PARAGLIDE INTO LALIBELA

The rock-cut churches of Ethiopia are one of the most beautiful sights in the known world. As part of your Ethiopian safari, you’ll paraglide above them before touching the ground.

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

JOIN A CAMEL TRAIN ACROSS DJIBOUTI 

Bubbling volcanoes and Martian landscapes will greet you on this adventurous expedition through one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. The bragging rights are off the chart.

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Arctic Circle | Black Tomato

FROM AFRICA TO ANTARCTICA

You heard us. After experiencing your South African safari, take a day trip to Antarctica with a flight from bustling Cape Town. Why not, we say.

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ABOUT US

From the name to the journey that got us here today. This is our story and the individuals that make up who we are today.

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OUR SAFARI SERVICE

Safari will mean many things to many different people. We’re not prescriptive or restrictive. Find out how we’ll help you design your perfect wilderness escape.

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FAQs

It’s only natural to have some burning questions before you book your once in a lifetime Black Tomato trip. We’ve answered the most commonly asked ones here.

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