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Signature Safaris

Signature Safaris

Our Signature Safaris are unique and personalised small group safaris in East Africa and Southern Africa, escorted by African Encounters founder and 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.

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Botswana & Zimbabwe

Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari

FromNZD 17,679
This exclusive Botswana and Zimbabwe safari is an authentic African experience with all the trimmings – action, adventure and luxury! You’ll explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Linyanti wetlands on foot or by mokoro and experience all that the African bush has to offer. Relax on the deck of your wonderful camp in Mana Pools in […]
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leopard cub south luangwa zambia

Tanzania: Baby Animal Season

FromNZD 14,685
February is baby animal season in the Serengeti! It’s perhaps the greatest spectacle of the Serengeti – the migration few know about. Millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelopes gather in the southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation area to give birth to around 500,000 babies during this short calving season. The lush grass after the rains provides […]
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Hwange, Zimbabwe

Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

FromNZD 12,390
Your Zambia & Zimbabwe safari begins at a stunning lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia where you’ll have the opportunity to track rhino on foot in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, accompanied by park rangers – an incredible experience. Zimbabwe is one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding safari destinations. In addition to the […]
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Botswana

Botswana’s Wildlife & Victoria Falls

FromNZD 12,390
Botswana’s wildlife guarantees a superb safari experience! This outstanding ‘adventure in comfort’ to Botswana & Victoria Falls takes you to three of the country’s best National Parks and Game Reserves.  Your safari ends with few days in Zimbabwe where you’ll visit spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Botswana’s wildlife makes […]
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leopard Kenya

Kenya – In Elsa’s Footsteps

FromNZD 14,570
Kenya: In Elsa’s Footsteps On your Kenya safari you’ll follow in the footsteps of Elsa, the lioness made famous by Joy Adamson’s book ‘Born Free’. If you want to venture off the regular tourist route with exceptional safari guides, and experience wildlife conservation first-hand – this safari is for you! The private conservancies we stay […]
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leopard cub south luangwa zambia

Two Rivers in Zambia

FromNZD 14,685
On our Two Rivers in Zambia safari you’ll stay in small and exclusive owner-operated camps in two of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations; the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks. These parks are much less visited than their counterparts in Botswana, Tanzania or Kenya, and are home to Africa’s original walking safaris. The highly qualified […]
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Madagascar lemur

Madagascar – Lemurs & Landscapes

FromNZD 11,855
Madagascar – Lemurs & Landscapes Madagascar is home to many unique creatures – some you may never have heard of! Undoubtedly, Madagascar’s best-known creatures and greatest ambassadors are the lemurs. There are 111 species and subspecies of lemurs, and they are found nowhere else in the world.  Over 70 different chameleons, about half the world’s […]
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