How to plan your dream trip to Africa…
So you want to see Africa? You may have an idea where you want to go and what you want to see. Weaving your ideas into a seriously addictive travel experience is where we shine. Your dreams. Our expertise. Together we can help you plan your ultimate African safari!
Explore the destinations…
Our Africa and safari gurus are ready to provide you with their insights and advice on which destinations to include on your must-see list.
Take a look at our pick of inspiring destinations…
Review the lodges & camps…
Which properties are best for your travel style and budget? Are you getting the best rate available? Are there specials you may not know about? As safari experts with more than 20 years experience and a vast network of hand-picked properties and operators at our fingertips, booking with us will give you the assurance you’re looking for.
Explore Africa’s finest lodges, safaris and boutique hotels…
Choose your safari experience…
There’s so much more to an African safari than seeing animals from the back of a game drive vehicle! The options are endless for special, never to be repeated encounters and experiences.
Take a look at some of our latest tours for inspiration
Ask us to design your dream trip to Africa!
There’s no pressure and no obligation, just passionate people ready to make your trip a reality…
Let’s make it happen!
1. Give us a little detail
2. Our safari gurus will craft an itinerary just for you within 24 hours
3. Confirm the details and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
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Why choose Southern Destinations
We are Trusted
90% of our business is through client referral and repeat business. Our offices in New York and Cape Town offer clients a convenient point of contact on both ends of your trip.
We are Passionate
We love Africa and are passionate promoters of sustainable tourism that conserves animal kingdoms and uplifts communities.
We offer Value
Booking with us won’t cost you more. On the contrary, our first-hand expertise will add tremendous value to your trip and the partnerships we’ve developed over many years provide you with the best price guarantees
We only work with Africa’s finest
Tales from our trails
Top Romantic Experiences To include In Your Safari
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My Botswana trip with Wilderness
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Restaurants in Cape Town & Winelands
Visitors and locals alike are very spoilt when it comes to eating out in Cape Town and the surrounding Winelands. … …/
Highlights of Rwanda & Uganda
Renowned the world over for being home to the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and the opportunity to go gorilla… …/
My Mozambique Trip
When I was called upon to have a little toddle off to Santorini Mozambique for a bit of a look-see, I… …/
My 10 Day Trip to Zambia & Malawi
As you know, I was born in Zambia, and so when the opportunity to join this agent educational trip came… …/
Walking Safaris in Africa. Where to go
Follow in the footsteps of legends Throughout history African exploration has happened on foot, on expeditions out into the unknown.… …/
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Most Instagramable Destinations
When it comes to spectacular scenery, iconic landmarks and phenomenal photographic opportunities, an Africa trip offers you some of the… …/
The Great Migration – Mara vs Serengeti…
It’s the most iconic bucket-list travel experiences in the world – the Great Migration, when around two million wildebeest move… …/
Liesl & Family Explore South Africa’s Greater Kruger
From the mountains, via a canyon and then into the bushveld for a fabulous family safari experience, there’s no one… …/
Safari Lodge, Tented Camp, Mobile Camp & Bush Camp: What’s the Difference?
Lodge, camp, bush camp, mobile camp, tented camp, fly camp… With so many different safari accommodation types, how do you… …/
Emerald Season in The South Luangwa
The ‘Emerald Season’ is the time of the year when the heavens open and Zambia is blessed with life-giving rainfall… …/
A Blockbuster Photographic Safari
Sossusvlei, the Okavango Delta, and South Africa’s Sabi Sands… In one amazing adventure! When you combine the best Southern Africa… …/
Daisy’s Extensive Tanzania Trip: A Photo Essay
My Tanzania Trip Report: After many months of safari-deprived longing, I was finally able to go on my much anticipated… …/
How To Get Your Kids Hooked on Wildlife Photography
Nurturing a love of nature through the lens Taking your children on safari opens the door to so many amazing… …/
Multi-Country Safaris Are Back!
With southern Africa now fully open for business with vaccinated travelers no longer needing PCR tests to travel, there’s no better time… …/
Your 2022 Safari Calendar
Keep the African safari dream alive with our handy planning calendar that gives you a month‐by‐month breakdown of the year’s… …/