The African Safari

Close your eyes and imagine the perfect combination of mountains, forests and open spaces, clear skies and sunny weather, an abundance of wildlife roaming the grassland around you: the African sun setting in the distance and friends and families sharing stories around crackling campfires. This is a typical safari in Africa-something all nature lovers should experience at least once in their lifetime. Africa abounds with incredible sights, from soaring sand dunes to savannas teeming with wildlife you can’t come Africa and not head into the bush. Africa has a large, long-established safari industry and as a result the choice of where to stay can feel overwhelming. The good news is that there are a lot of very good options. From some of the finest luxury lodges on the continent to simple bush camps and walking safaris with more of a connection to the environment.

The possibilities are endless on a classic safari tour in Africa. We feature explorations of all the most popular African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, NamibiaKenya and Tanzania. The Serengeti plays host to more than a million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle during the annual migration. The culture and cuisine of Cape Town & Johannesburg are complemented by the intense wildlife of Kruger National Park. The Chobe River takes you on a winding river where hippos, elephants, crocodiles, and lions abound.  Have the chance to interact with local indigenous communities, like the Maasai and other groups. 

What will you do on Safari?

Due to the diverse areas in which Buja Tours operates, the experiences offered vary numerously from camp to camp. A game drive in the Kalahari is very different to a drive through the Busanga Plains or across the Namib Desert. Wildlife can also be enjoyed on foot, by moroko, by boat, by air or even from the comfort of your lodge.

Early Morning Game Drive

The animals are most active at this time due to the cooler temperatures so be prepared to start your day in the early hours of the morning with tea and rusks to set you up for a few hours of game spotting in the 4×4 safari vehicles.


Once the game spotting is finished, its back to your lodge for a well-deserved breakfast, After which you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind in your room, around the lodge pool or relaxing in the lounge area with nothing but the sound of the bush to lull you into a wonderful sense of wellbeing. Some bushgoers choose this time to arrange a bush walk or take advantage of other activities that the lodge may have on offer. 

Mid-afternoon Game Drive

Heading out in time to capture the magnificent of an African Sunset, not only will you enjoy another opportunity to spot the Big Five, but you could also be stopping along the route to enjoy sundowners in the bush among them. Once the sun goes down, it is back in the vehicle to enjoy the thrill and completely different experience of a night-time game drive.

Evening Game Drive

After a few hours in the bush, you will be taken back to your lodge or lodge boma for an unforgettable dinner, where you can enjoy the company and game-spotting stories of all the guests before retiring to your room in anticipation of what you will see the following day.

On the Water

One of the more romantic ways of enjoying the wilderness is in the water. It is the quintessential element of any trip to the Okavango where guests float silently along the blue channels of the Delta in traditional mekoro (dugout canoes). Motorboats are also used for transfers of guest as well as for seasonal catch-and release fishing.

In Camp /Lodges

Our home away from home lodges/camps are not only places where you will sleep, but are idling, well-appointed retreats where you can relax between activities, indeed nursing a cup of coffee around the fire or sipping a gin and topic, while looking out over a quintessential African view is as much part of the experience as a game drive. Each lodge/camp has its own individual style and is often designed using cultural elements of the area. A lounge area and bar area and deck all look out onto a feature of interest or beauty. Most camps/ lodges have swimming pools to float in the midday sun and some even have star-beds, outdoor showers and massage treatments for your enjoyment.

On Foot

Walking on Safari has always been regarded as one of the finest ways to get to know the African wilderness. Aside from the excitement of viewing wildlife, walking through the untamed, remote bush allows you to get your feet on the ground and away from vehicles to really smell and touch Africa. Walks range from a short morning or afternoon walk (guide-and season-dependent).

In the Air

Some of the camps and lodges offers hot air ballooning for a quieter and more peaceful perspective of the wilderness, often ending in a well-deserved champagne breakfast. 

At meals

Dinning is an essential part of your safari and therefore we make every effort to ensure a convivial atmosphere wherever we are. While good wholesome food is serves, you can expect a cultural twist to your meals. Meals can take up place in camp/lodge, in the bush or you can request for some private dining.


Not just “on the water, but under it. Our beach destinations reveal the exciting world of underwater safaris. Our beach destinations are known for their abundance of aquatic life, from small colorful fish, rays and turtles to large dolphins, whales and sharks. Snorkeling and diving in these regions is hugely rewarding.

With your Family

A safari is a great opportunity to spend time with your family. Many camps and lodges have family rooms, flexible activities and mealtimes to cater for younger children, meaning that a journey with us allows you to spend quality time with your family as well as take in the beauty and wildlife around you and actually have a holiday.

On the Beach

Many would not associate a beach vacation with Safari, but in fact Buja Tours & Safaris beach destinations add precisely this element. While relaxation and typical seaside enjoyment are at the centre of the beach experience, our ocean and freshwater shores are set within outstanding wilderness area.

Contact us to start planning your African safari!