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Discover Your Next Adventure

Browse our itineraries below to find your next African adventure! Use the filters at the top of the page to hone in on your ideal trip - you can even filter our trips by our target species.

Once you've found your perfect trip, be sure to contact us at contact@pictus-safaris.com to secure your place

Here at Pictus Safaris, we are very proud to offer our clients an extensive range of safari holidays, covering much of Africa. All of these tours can be found below.

We specialise in small-group safaris. These safaris usually run with between three and six clients, and we absolutely love this way of travelling - the chance to share the wildest parts of Africa with like-minded people is a rare treat. However, we do recognise that small-group travel is not for everyone, and so we are happy to tailor any of our small-group departures to your interests and run these as a private departure - simply contact us at contact@pictus-safaris.com to enquire about costs for your chosen private departure.

You can learn more about our tours below - just contact us by email when you find the tour that is right for you!

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Gorongosa is a remarkable park, and one that transcends the typical safari experience. The site of one of Africa's greatest conversation success stories, this park is now firmly restored to much of its former glory, and a superb destination in its own right.

Dates

19th September - 27th September, 2024
7th September - 15th September, 2024

Destinations

    Gorongosa NP

Wild Dog Delights

3195

From:

Mozambique

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    Spotted Hyena
    Bushpig

Extension

Three Nights in Vilanculos, searching for Dugong.

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See for yourselves the utter wonder of Africa's most complete and exciting savanna wilderness. Unlike our fly-in tour, this 'classic' tour accesses the park via a more affordable (and uncomfortable!) road transfer.

Dates

11th March - 22nd March, 2024

Destinations

    Zakouma NP

The Greatest Show on Earth - Classic

3195

From:

Chad

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

12

    Serval
    Caracal
    Striped Hyena
    Aardvark
    Cheetah

Extension

None

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Explore the last great forest wilderness in West Africa, in one of the few remaining strongholds of the pygmy hippo. This itinerary offers the chance of up to a dozen primate species too, as well as rarities including forest duikers.

Dates

1st April - 13th April, 2024

Destinations

    Tai NP

Pygmy Hippo Pursuit

3695

From:

Cote d'Ivoire

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

13

    Pygmy Hippo
    Jentink's Duiker
    Zebra Duiker
    Liberian Mongoose
    Chimpanzee

Extension

None

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Southern Namibia is the best place to see Africa's smallest cat, the stunning black-footed cat. Sightings are very likely and, with the chance of leopard, aardwolf and caracal too, this might just be the new mammalwatching hotspot in Southern Africa.

Dates

29th August - 7th September, 2024

Destinations

    Gondwana Nature Park
    Grunau

Finding Felines

3950

From:

Namibia

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Black-Footed Cat
    Aardwolf
    Leopard
    African Wild Cat
    Caracal

Extension

Extensions to Etosha, Sossusvlei and Luderitz available

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One of the wildest and least-visited parks in Africa, Sapo is dripping with potential. Horribly difficult to access, the opening of a new ecolodge make pygmy hippo and zebra duiker sightings more likely than ever.

Dates

28th January - 6th February, 2024

Destinations

    Sapo NP

Lovely Liberia

2850

From:

Liberia

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Pygmy Hippo
    Forest Elephant
    Zebra Duiker
    Jentink's Duiker
    Chimpanzee

Extension

None

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Madagascar is as tough as it comes in Africa, but the mammal-watching can be world-class. This itinerary takes you to the heart of the country's wildest and most productive animal-viewing areas

Dates

11th September - 26th September, 2024

Destinations

    Kirindy
    Tsimanampetsotse
    Masoala NP
    Nosy Mangabe
    Farankaraina

Mystical Madagascar

6295

From:

Madagascar

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

16

    Aye-Aye
    Fossa
    Ring-Tailed Lemur
    White-Fronted Brown Lemur
    Red-Ruffed Lemur

Extension

None

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Little-visited but stunningly beautiful, Djibouti offers the chance to seek out rarely-seen mammal species including beira and gerenuk, but also the dazzlingly rare endemic Djibouti francolin.

Dates

10th February - 18th February, 2024

Destinations

    Day Forest NP
    Djalelo
    Assamo

Journey through Djibouti

1950

From:

Djibouti

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    Beira
    Leopard
    Salt's Dik-Dik
    Hamadryas Baboon
    Gerenuk

Extension

Five Nights in Somaliland, seeking out beira

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What a remarkable country Gabon is, and it is only made even more special by the fact that you can unearth some of its treasures by train. This railway and safari adventure offers the chance to marvel at the mandrills of Lekedi, track giant pangolin and even spy on gorillas at Langoue Bai.

Dates

4th June - 19th June, 2024

Destinations

    Lekedi
    Ivindo NP
    Lope NP

Gabon by Train

10550

From:

Gabon

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

16

    Mandrill
    Giant Pangolin
    Forest Elephant
    Western Gorilla
    African Wild Dog

Extension

Pre-Tour Extension to Akanda NP and Pongara NP

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A rare chance to seek out the rarest mammals Africa can offer, on a series of night drives in prime location for aardvark, aardwolf, black-footed cat and much, much more.

Dates

6th March - 16th March, 2024

Destinations

    Karoo Gariep
    Benfontein NR
    Marrick Game Farm
    Mokala NP
    Kgalagadi TP

Nocturnal Beasts of the Northern Cape

3595

From:

South Africa

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

11

    Black-Footed Cat
    Aardvark
    Aardwolf
    Caracal
    Brown Hyena

Extension

None

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Quite simply some of the best targeted birding available in Africa, you'll have endemics coming out of your ears on this special birding tour.

Dates

1st December - 9th December, 2024

Destinations

    São Tomé
    Príncipe

Island Birding Adventure

4050

From:

São Tomé and Príncipe

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    Príncipe Scops-Owl
    Maroon Pigeon
    São Tomé Green Pigeon
    Príncipe Speirops
    São Tomé Kingfisher

Extension

None

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South Africa is often treated as a monolith, and nothing could be further from the truth. Offering the best of both worlds, this tour takes guests to the little-visited corners of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the world-famous Kruger National Park, with both areas teeming with incredible wildlife.

Dates

18th July - 31st July, 2024

Destinations

    St Lucia
    Hluhluwe-iMfolozi NP
    Manyoni GR
    Tembe Elephant Park
    Hlane Royal NP
    Kruger NP

Kruger and Kwa-Zulu Natal

4550

From:

South Africa

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

14

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Leopard
    Lion
    White Rhino

Extension

None

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There may be nowhere better for forest (or any) wildlife-viewing in Africa - from huge gatherings of elephant to a pile of smaller mammals, there is never a dull moment in this corner of the continent.

Dates

24th February - 4th March, 2024

Destinations

    Dzanga-Sangha

Dazzling Dzanga

9950

From:

Central African Republic

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Forest Elephant
    Bongo
    Sitatunga
    Western Gorilla
    Red River Hog

Extension

21 night extension to southern Cameroon available on request

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One of Kenya's best-kept secrets, Laikipia is a world-class safari destination. Famed for its packs of wild dogs, guests can expect the chance to see lion, cheetah, striped hyena and even melanistic leopard. A must for any bucket list.

Dates

3rd August - 11th August, 2024

Destinations

    Laikipia Plateau

Panthers and Puppies

6550

From:

Kenya

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    African Wild Dog
    Black Panther
    Leopard
    Lion
    Striped Hyena

Extension

None

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With such a high degree of endemism in Ethiopia, as well as viable populations of charismatic species including lion, leopard and wild dog, this tour could deliver almost anything.

Dates

28th October - 10th November, 2024

Destinations

    Maze NP
    Yabello WS
    Bale Mountains NP

Ethiopia's Rare Mammals

5895

From:

Ethiopia

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

14

    Ethiopian Wolf
    Caracal
    Serval
    Cheetah
    Swayne's Hartebeest

Extension

None

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Pangolins are truly enigmatic and endangered animals, and there is perhaps nowhere finer to encounter Africa's forest species than Ghana. The added bonus of spectacular birding, rare forest duikers and savanna species make this a great tour.

Dates

13th November - 30th November, 2024

Destinations

    Kakum NP
    Ankasa FR
    Mole NP
    Bobiri
    Atiwa Range

Getting Around Ghana

4150

From:

Ghana

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

18

    Black-Bellied Pangolin
    White-Bellied Pangolin
    White-Necked Picathartes
    Forest Elephant
    Egyptian Plover

Extension

None

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An epic journey to a surprisingly accessible corner of the Congo in pursuit of one of the most rarely-encountered mammals in the world - the fascinating Bonobo.

Dates

5th July - 15th July, 2024

Destinations

    Bombo Lumene
    Nkala

Bonobo Bonanza

4950

From:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

11

    Bonobo
    Forest Buffalo
    Red River Hog
    Southern Talapoin Monkey
    Sitatunga

Extension

None

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An iconic adventure that nobody should miss, this mountainous corner of Uganda is home to charismatic wildlife by the bucketload, including the elusive African golden cat.

Dates

9th January - 22nd January, 2024

Destinations

    Ziwa
    Murchison Falls NP
    Kibale NP
    Semuliki NP
    Bwindi NP
    Lake Mburo NP

Golden Cats and Gorillas

5150

From:

Uganda

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

14

    African Golden Cat
    Leopard
    Western Gorilla
    Chimpanzee
    Lion

Extension

Extension to Mabamba to view shoebill available on request.

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Namibia is an extraordinary safari destination, but its surface is often barely scratched by many visitors. In addition to the world-class game-viewing in Nkasa Rupara, authentic and stunning wildernesses in Khaudum and Bwabwata add a layer of enjoyment and excitement to a Namibian safari that simply can't be missed.

Dates

10th October - 24th October, 2024

Destinations

    Nkasa Rupara NP
    Bwabwata NP
    Khaudum NP

Northern Namibia

7450

From:

Namibia

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

15

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    Bush Elephant

Extension

Extension to Etosha available on request

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We know we aren't supposed to have favourites, but this tour is definitely our very favourite itinerary at Pictus Safaris. A rare chance to see the last vestiges of wildlife left in West Africa, with the potential for an incredible variety of species to be seen, Senegal is a vastly under-appreciated safari destination.

Dates

5th April - 17th April, 2024

Destinations

    Niokolo-Koba NP
    Casamance

Sensational Senegal

3150

From:

Senegal

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

13

    African Manatee
    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Giant Eland

Extension

None

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Angola is one of the few remaining frontiers in Africa. Vast, untapped wilderness abounds here, and this is amongst the first safaris exploring this area, with the chance to see wildlife as diverse and impressive as cheetah, leopard and even African wild dog.

Dates

13th August - 27th August, 2024

Destinations

    Cuatir
    Luengue-Luiana NP

Angola Adventure

10450

From:

Angola

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

15

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Leopard
    Lion
    Bush Elephant

Extension

None

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A stunningly diverse country, Malawi offers a range of habitats that many larger nations can only dream of. Stirring conservation efforts have returned Majete to a world-class game reserve, which has the potential to offer incredible sightings of big game.

Dates

29th September - October 8th, 2024

Destinations

    Nyika NP
    Vwaza Marsh NP
    Majete WR

Magical Malawi

5095

From:

Malawi

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Bush Elephant

Extension

None

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Rwanda is sadly still associated by many with the tragic 1994 genocide. In fact, this small country has undergone a remarkable transformation since then, and is one of the most in-demand destinations on the continent. With a burgeoning Big Five reserve in Akagera, as well as some of Africa's best Gorilla and Chimpanzee watching, Rwanda should absolutely be on your 'bucket list'.

Dates

22nd June - 30th June, 2024

Destinations

    Akagera NP

Amazing Akagera

2950

From:

Rwanda

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    Lion
    Leopard
    Bush Elephant
    Black Rhino
    White Rhino

Extension

None

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An unusual itinerary taking you deep into the Sahara to reveal its most charismatic wildlife. Sand Cat and Fennec Fox are both key targets, and with the opportunity to see the beauty of the desert by night and the beautiful Dakhla Bay by day, this holiday has much to offer even the most seasoned safari-goer.

Dates

20th April - 28th April, 2024

Destinations

    Aousserd
    Dakhla
    Dakhla Bay

Secrets of the Sahara

2275

From:

Western Sahara

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    Sand Cat
    Fennec Fox
    Rueppell's Fox
    Atlantic Humpback Dolphin
    Honey Badger

Extension

None

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Quite simply one of the finest safari destinations on the continent, there is very little that Zakouma can't offer. Home to wildlife spectacles including the largest herd of Elephant in Africa, vast flocks of Quelea and extraordinary densities of predators, this is a must-visit destination in the most unlikely of places.

Dates

22nd March - 31st March, 2024

Destinations

    Zakouma NP

The Greatest Show on Earth

7050

From:

Chad

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Serval
    Caracal
    Striped Hyena
    Aardvark
    Cheetah

Extension

None

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Mozambique is truly one of the most exciting destinations on the continent, and a must-visit for any safari enthusiast. The emergence of the 'coutadas' as important areas for conservation and ecotourism, with species including cheetah and leopard, thriving, only serves to ensure that this short itinerary packs a punch!

Dates

20th May - 25th May, 2024

Destinations

    Coutada 11

Coutadas and Conversation

5300

From:

Mozambique

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£

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    African Wild Dog
    Bush Elephant
    Lion
    Leopard
    Selous' Zebra

Extension

Visits to Bazaruto and Gorongosa available.

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