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

25 March - 08 April 2018
4 - 18 June 2019

From: NZD14,330.00 (pp)

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

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East Africa Wildlife Safari

Kenya & Tanzania 19 Aug - 05 Sept 2019
Kenya only 19 - 28 August 2019
Tanzania only 29 August - 05 Sept 2019

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East Africa is where safaris began, and this Kenya and Tanzania safari is for the true wildlife enthusiast. If you want to venture off the regular tourist route with knowledgeable...

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Kenya & Tanzania

3 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018

From: NZD11,530.00 (pp)

Our award-winning safari camps on this Kenya & Tanzania safari are solar-powered tented camps which minimize environmental impact while providing superb accommodation. The spacious tents have comfortable beds with an en-suite...

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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: NZD14,295.00 (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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Zambia Safari & Lake Malawi

14 - 28 September 2018 Full!
Enquire for 2019

From: NZD13,835.00 (pp)

This exceptional safari stays in small and exclusive owner operated camps in two of Zambia's premier wildlife destinations; the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Parks. Both parks are...

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Zimbabwe Rediscovered

2 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018

From: NZD13,695.00 (pp)

Zimbabwe is back on the list of ‘must visit’ destinations in Africa! On this safari you’ll explore three of the most remote wilderness areas in Zimbabwe – Mana Pools and...

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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.

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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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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