African Sky conducts quality private overland safaris in South Africa and Namibia. In addition to this, we offer expert advise and a wide range of fly-in safari packages to all of the countries of Southern Africa. We have been offering African safari experiences since 1998.
Untamed and unforgettable
South Africa boasts an extraordinary variety of safari experiences, from national parks to private game reserves.
Wild, wet and wonderful
The Okavango Delta, Chobe, Linyanti and Savute offer unique water-based safari activities.
Sossusvlei and Etosha provide unique safari experiences unavailable elsewhere on the continent.
Of waterfalls and wildernesses
Visit the Victoria Falls or go on safari in Kafue, Lower Zambezi or South Luangwa.
Off the beaten track
Along with the wonder of Vic Falls, Zimbabwe's safari areas are wonderfully remote and authentic.
Ocean safaris & island life
Explore the wondrous underwater world of the Indian Ocean on safari in Mozambique.
We offer safari packages to the top wilderness areas in Southern Africa. These destinations offer bewitching landscapes, as bare and breathtaking as the Namib's desolate dune sea and as lush and ample as the drenched drama of the Okavango Delta. Wherever you choose to roam, with African Sky, it is sure to be magical.
The Big Five arguably inspire the most awe amongst Africa's myriad wildlife, but there is so much more to encounter. Meet thousands of Cape fur seals at Cape Cross, marvel at choruses of birds across the continent, spy the hippos and crocodiles of Africa's waterways, get up close with the formidable great white shark, walk side by side with the world's fastest land mammal, and wonder at this corner of the world that has been blessed in abundance.
African safari activities are designed to maximize not only game viewing, but your immersion into the wilderness. This is why many safari lodges and camps offer more than just your standard game drive. However, regardless of the variety of activities available, quality should always supersede quantity. Though the Big Five certainly reign supreme and offer exhilarating encounters, the safari experience has much more to offer the avid nature enthusiast. The variety of activities is thus more about diversifying your experience rather than increasing the number of sightings on your list.
An open 4x4 game drive serves as the quintessential African safari experience. This activity has its origins in the early days of the Kruger National Park, when the first visitors to the park would view wildlife from the comfort of a steam train. Today, your game drives are conducted from the back of open-air 4x4 safari vehicles or closed air-conditioned vehicles. These excursions typically take place in the early morning hours or late afternoon, when the animals are at their most active.
Of all the countries we offer safaris to, Botswana is certainly most notable for its many opportunities for water-based game viewing. In fact, select
camps in the Okavango Delta offer exclusively water-based safaris in traditional mokoro canoes (or fiberglass replicas). Gliding quietly along the emerald waterways of the delta is simultaneously tranquil and thrilling. Guests are always accompanied by experienced guides to ensure their safety.
When enjoying an African safari, there is no better way to dig your heels into nature than pursuing a tracker and guide into the bush. With only the experienced knowledge of an armed ranger between you and the thrilling perils of the wild, a bush walk can prove both an exciting and relaxing part of your safari holiday. Bush walks are typically conducted in the early morning or afternoon with groups of up to 8 people.
Southern Africa is truly a birder's paradise. The Kruger National Park alone is home to around 500 species of birds, including migrants and vagrants. South Africa totals more than 829 species - the most in Southern Africa - while Zambia comes in second at 770. Botswana, surprisingly, hosts the least, but its unique landscapes like the Makgadikgadi Pans and the Okavango Delta draw magical proliferations of waterbirds in the wet season.
In addition to game viewing, there are a handful of other unique avenues to connect to the wilderness around you. This could take the form of interacting with wildlife, making intimate discoveries, an exhilarating adrenalin rush or passive immersion in an awe-inspiring setting.
The luminescence of the night sky is most brilliant above the remote wildernesses of Africa.
The prolific Zambezi River in Zambia and Zimbabwe is one of the finest tiger fishing destinations on the continent.
Dining on scrumptious snacks and drinks in the heart of a safari area is simultaneously thrilling and relaxing.
Educational and exciting elephant-back safaris are offered at several sanctuaries throughout South Africa.
Oudtshoorn is known as the unofficial ostrich capital of the world. For a real thrill, opt to ride the largest bird.
Southern Africa boasts many fascinating and well-preserved rock art sites, from Drakensberg to Cederberg.
Prolong your pedestrian adventure in the bush by spending a few days hiking through the wilderness.
Explore the remarkable dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib or the flat Makgadikgadi Pans via quad bike.
For the ultimate ‘alternative perspective’, endeavor a hot air balloon safari above Sossusvlei or South Luangwa.
The Indian Ocean’s temperate waters offer some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world.
Your African safari lodge will serve as the base from where you savor a range of safari experiences and inimitable game viewing. We've hand-picked choice properties in each wilderness from Sabi Sand to Sossusvlei.
South Africa's fine infrastructure means that it is able to boast some of the most exclusive safari palaces imaginable. Plush four star options exist as well.
Botswana's lodges are largely eco-friendly outposts focused on minimizing their impact on the beautiful wilderness areas in which they are perched.
Namibia's desert hideaways melt into the landscapes across which they are scattered, immersing guests in the almost overwhelming isolation.
Zambia's safari lodges are as remote as they come. Startlingly, these far-flung accommodations are often remarkably sumptuous.