Our Top Safari Activities

Beach Safaris

white sand beach with clear blue water on a sunny day

Africa’s Indian Ocean coast beckons with silver sands, crystal blue waters & tropical palms.

Game Drives

adult male lion in a grassy savanna

Explore vast areas of unspoiled wilderness to find animals at their most active.

Gorilla Trekking

mountain gorilla looking into camera

Gaze into the eyes of a gentle giant. Words cannot depict the depth of this transformative encounter.

More Safari Activities

Our safari activities showcase Africa’s most iconic attractions. Ujuzi African Travel can help you figure out exactly what to do on your safari to create the adventure of a lifetime.

See Africa from a Different Point of View

a small group of people take a boat cruise on a river in Africa

Photo Credit: Gondwana Collection

HALF DAY ACTIVITY

Boat Cruises

Experience Africa from a whole new angle. Traveling by water allows unparalleled views of hippos, bathing elephants and zebras, and many of the continent’s most dazzling birds. Read more. »

Hot Air Ballooning Africa

Photo Credit: Gavin Lautenbach

HALF DAY ACTIVITY

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Enjoy your African safari from the sky! Watch herds of animals undulate over the landscape below as the expanding horizon offers glimpses into faraway reaches. Read more. »

people pause on a walking trail to take photos on a safari activity

Photo Credit: Mowani Mountain Camp

HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Nature Walks

For an intimate encounter with the wonders of the African bush, leave the safari vehicle behind for a walk or hike. Feel the earth beneath your feet and the matchless thrill of viewing Africa’s most iconic wildlife at eye level.

five people ride through African savanna on horses

Photo Credit: John Faul

HALF TO FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Horseback Safaris

Experience the sights and sounds of the African savannah without engine noise. Zebras, antelopes, and other grazers recognize the horse as a friend, enabling unprecedented viewing. Read more. »

Safari-goers on a camel safari activity--three camels with travelers on back are led by a man in colorful clothing

Photo Credit: Karisia Walking Safaris

HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Camel Safaris

This time-honored mode of safari travel offers intimate glimpses of the untamed landscape and its creatures.

large elephant crosses large flat gravel road in front of a white parked SUV, a great way to get around between safari activities
MULTI-DAY ACTIVITY

Self-Drive Safaris

Enjoy the adventure of the open road? A self-drive safari in southern Africa could be the perfect fit. Read more. »

woman with camera and telescoping lens takes photos through the narrow window of a wildlife hide
HALF DAY ACTIVITY

Wildlife Hides

Wildlife hides give photographers and wildlife lovers a close-up view of animals and their natural behaviors. Read more. »

Cultural Connections

people learn a local dance from villagers as one of their safari activities

Photo Credit: Ultimate Safaris

HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Cultural Encounters

Africa is home to thousands of distinct ethnic groups. Create new connections as you visit nearby farms and villages, learn about local cultures, and partake in traditional foods and recreation. Read more. »

people sample wine in a tasting room at a South African vineyard, a fun thing to do on safari

Photo Credit: Cape Town Tourism

HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Tasting Tours

Indulge your senses at a coffee, tea, or wine estate. Or explore new culinary horizons with a master class in local cuisine from an experienced chef. Your tastebuds will thank you.

Veterinary team checks up on a sedated cheetah outdoors on a service safari activity

Photo Credit: Jason Nott

HALF DAY TO MULTI-DAY ACTIVITY

Service Safaris

Give back to the land that has given you so much. Ujuzi African Travel partners with local organizations to offer volunteer opportunities in conservation, healthcare, and more.

woman in orange dress walks down street in Stone Town Zanzibar

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Historical Tours

As the cradle of humanity, Africa is rich in history. Trace the footsteps of early humans in the Great Rift Valley or the Cradle of Humankind. Explore the multicultural past and present of Zanzibar’s Stone Town. Discover ancient and living kingdoms, view prehistoric art, or visit the spots where Apartheid crumbled.

For the Active Traveler

Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey relaxes on a tree branch
HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Monkey Trekking

Comb through emerald forests in search of elusive and breathtakingly beautiful primates such as the golden monkey or the Zanzibar red colobus.

Person looks at mountain in Africa

Photo Credit: Unsplash

HALF DAY TO MULTI-DAY ACTIVITY

Mountain Trekking

From Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya to the Virunga Mountains and South Africa’s coastal Table Mountain, the continent’s innumerable peaks offer delights for trekkers of every level.

Chimpanzees relaxing in a tree in Africa

Photo Credit: Charles Steinburg

HALF OR FULL DAY ACTIVITY

Chimpanzee Trekking

Experience the awe of an encounter with humanity’s closest living relative for yourself. Read more. »

three canoers know exactly what to do—relax and observe—as they paddle past a herd of wading elephants
HALF DAY ACTIVITY

Canoeing & Kayaking

Paddle through coastal bays as African penguins swim beside you. Watch colorful fish dart through the submerged roots of a mangrove tree. A self-powered craft offers incomparable encounters with African wildlife. Read more. »

a guide and vacationers paddle down a rapid in Jinja Uganda, which offers many active things to do on safari
HALF DAY TO MULTI-DAY ACTIVITY

Whitewater Rafting

Forge the headwaters of the Nile or experience the power of great rapids downstream from Victoria Falls under the tutelage of an experienced guide. Read more. »

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