Karen's Safaris

Karen's Safaris are unique and personalised small group safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa, escorted by African Encounters director Karen Platzer. In more than 30 years of travel in Africa Karen has discovered some real gems which she loves to share with her fellow travellers on these safaris which are exclusive to African Encounters.

Botswana & Victoria Falls

27 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019

From: NZD13,850.00 (pp)


This outstanding 'adventure in comfort' to Botswana & Victoria Falls takes you to three of the country's best National Parks and Game Reserves, finishing with a few days at spectacular...

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Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

3 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018

From: NZD11,530.00 (pp)


A last minute cancellation means big savings for you. Save $500 per person - offer ends May 15th! Our award-winning safari camps on this Kenya & Tanzania wildlife safari are solar-powered...

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KENYA: Wildlife & Conservation

18 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

From: NZD13,975.00 (pp)


On your Kenya Wildlife & Conservation Safari the incredible sight of around 2 million wildebeest and zebras on their annual migration from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search...

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Madagascar – Lemurs & Landscapes

17 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018

From: NZD7,995.00 (pp)


Madagascar is home to many unique, and very strange creatures - some most people have probably never heard of! More than 50 different species of lemur and over 70 different...

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Southern Tanzania & Zanzibar

19 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

From: NZD14,425.00 (pp)


Escape the crowds in remote southern Tanzania. On this exclusive African Encounters safari you’ll get off the beaten track in remote southern Tanzania - a peaceful oasis well away from...

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Ultimate Namibia

6 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

From: NZD11,510.00 (pp)


Our Ultimate Namibia safari is all about incredible landscapes. The landscape is Namibia’s defining natural asset and people use all sorts of words to describe it: vast, endless, magnificent, unimaginable,...

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Zimbabwe & Zambia Safari

7 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019

From: NZD19,690.00 (pp)


Zimbabwe & Zambia - wildlife extravaganza! Zimbabwe is back on the list of ‘must visit’ destinations in Africa! On this safari you’ll explore three exceptional wilderness areas in Zimbabwe –...

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Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana

5 Jun 2019 - 18 Jun 2019

From: NZD14,155.00 (pp)


The best of Southern Africa - Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana! Your Zimbabwe, Zambia & Botswana adventure starts in Zambia where you’ll enjoy two days at our beautiful lodge on the...

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Small Group Safaris

Our Small Group Safaris offer flexible travel options if the dates for Karen’s Safaris don’t work for you. Our trusted suppliers in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe share our philosophy of personalised small group travel, staying in small luxury camps in private conservancies away from the crowds, and supporting local communities. These safaris are escorted by professional local guides who take great pride in ensuring their guests experience a fantastic safari.

Botswana’s Great North Road


Fortnightly departures April - December

From: NZD6,120.00 (pp)


The Great North Road Our Great North Road safari is a mobile camping safari from Maun to Kasane. The Okavango Delta is a unique ecosystem, a river delta located in...

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Cape Town – Vineyards & Beaches


Daily departures

From: NZD1,055.00 (pp)


A few days in charming Cape Town is the perfect way to start or end your safari in southern Africa. If you are travelling through Johannesburg this is an ideal...

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Kenya Wilderness Safari


Daily departures (minimum two people)
Camps are closed from 16 April - 31 May during the rainy season.

From: NZD8,550.00 (pp)


Our Kenya Wilderness Safari takes you to some of Africa's best wildlife areas. You'll stay in very comfortable small safari camps and enjoy an exclusive wilderness experience away from the crowds. On...

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Namibia’s Dunes & Wildlife


Weekly departures

From: NZD6,105.00 (pp)


Explore this amazing country in comfort on our Namibia's Dunes & Wildlife safari. Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of...

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Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti


Daily departures June – November (minimum 2 people)

From: NZD8,565.00 (pp)


Take in the incredible resident wildlife within the Ngorongoro Crater before following the wildebeest migration from our mobile Serengeti Safari Camp - getting you in the right place at the...

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Tanzania’s Secret South


Daily departures (minimum 2 people)
Camps are closed during the rainy season mid March - early June

From: NZD7,115.00 (pp)


Get off the beaten track in stunning southern Tanzania on guided walks, day and night game drives, boating and fishing in Ruaha and Selous parks. Tanzania’s vast southern areas are remote,...

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Zanzibar the Spice Island


Daily departures

From: NZD2,545.00 (pp)


Zanzibar is a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania, and consists of three main islands, Unguja (Zanzibar Island), Pemba and Mafia Islands. It is home...

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