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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.

We also recognise that many clients are struggling to find time in their diaries for longer trips due to trips being pushed back from 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. With this in mind, we are delighted to offer a range of 'express' itineraries to some of Africa's most incredible destinations. These itineraries are designed to fit into just a week, taking clients to the heart of wilderness areas whilst limiting the impact of the trip on your diaries. These tours are all private, offering fly-in access to reserves and national parks wherever possible, as well as private game vehicles when available. These tours are available with or without a tour leader from Pictus Safaris, and can be fully customised to the interests of each client. Prices indicated below for private tours are based on four clients sharing two rooms - enquire for rates for different group sizes, including single travellers.

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

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Glorious Gabon

Gabon is ever-changing, gaining and shedding world-class safari destinations at a remarkable rate. This safari takes guests to the very finest wilderness areas remaining in Gabon today, a must-do.

Dates

22nd June - 7th July, 2022
21st June - 6th July, 2023
19th June - 4th July, 2024

Destinations

    Ivindo NP
    Lope NP
    Moukalaba-Doudou NP
    Loango NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

16

    Mandrill
    Giant Pangolin
    Forest Elephant
    Forest Buffalo
    Leopard

Extension

Two nights in Akanda NP and Pongara NP.

Tour Type

Small-Group

7250

From:

Gabon

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Botswana Deluxe

Probably the very best game-viewing anywhere in Africa, this hugely varied tours takes guests to superb destinations across northern Botswana. The Big Five, cheetah and wild dog can all be seen from boats, mokoros, game drives and on foot, making this a wonderfully complete and unparalleled tour.

Dates

May 9th - May 23rd, 2022
May 8th - May 22nd, 2023
May 6th - May 29th, 2024

Destinations

    Makgadikgadi
    Okavango Delta
    Moremi GR
    Chobe NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

15

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Bush Elephant

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

7995

From:

Botswana

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Save Valley Express

One of the best, and most under-appreciated, safari destinations in all of Zimbabwe, Save Valley can rival anywhere on the continent for predator densities on its day.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Save Valley

Duration (Days)

Target Species

7

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Bush Elephant

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

2450

From:

Zimbabwe

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Rugged Zimbabwe

Scenic, rugged and teeming with game, southern Zimbabwe is well worth a visit. All of the 'Big Five' can be seen, with rarities possible around very corner.

Dates

13th October - 23rd October, 2022
12th October - 22nd October, 2023
10th October - 20th October, 2024

Destinations

    Matobo NP
    Gonarezhou NP
    Save Valley
    Chimanimani NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

11

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Elephant
    Black Rhino

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

3850

From:

Zimbabwe

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Mana Pools Express

Arguably the most beautiful national park anywhere in Africa, the ethereal light, stunning views and great wildlife make Mana one of our most consistently popular destinations.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Mana Pools NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    African Wild Dog
    Leopard
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    Cheetah

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

4195

From:

Zimbabwe

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Hwange Express

Probably the best area for wildlife anywhere in Zimbabwe, Hwange offers the chance to spot all of the 'Big Five' as well as wild dog and cheetah - what more could you ask for?

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Hwange NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    African Wild Dog
    Leopard
    Cheetah

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

4850

From:

Zimbabwe

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Virunga Express

One of Africa's most iconic national parks, Virunga offers an intimate primate-viewing experience like no other. A real bucket-list destination.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Virunga NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    Eastern Gorilla
    Chimpanzee
    Forest Elephant
    Rwenzori Duiker
    Black-Fronted Duiker

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

2550

From:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Niassa Express

We are so excited here at Pictus Safaris that visits to Niassa are once again on the cards. This is a stunning area, with unparalleled wilderness appeal and great game-viewing. An absolutely essential destination.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Niassa NR

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Bush Elephant
    Savanna Buffalo

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

4395

From:

Mozambique

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Niassa and Namuli

Niassa is unspeakably vast, stretching for hundreds of miles in every direction. We barely scratch the surface on this tour, but what wonders there are to see! Lion, leopard and wild dog can all be spotted within metres of our exclusive wilderness camp.

Dates

13th September - 20th September, 2022
12th September - 19th September, 2023
10th September - 17th September, 2024

Destinations

    Niassa NR
    Mt Namuli

Duration (Days)

Target Species

8

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Bush Elephant
    Savanna Buffalo

Extension

Three nights in Mt Namuli

Tour Type

Small-Group

7695

From:

Mozambique

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Island Birding Adventure

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

10th December-19th December, 2022
9th December - 18th December, 2023
7th December - 16th December, 2024

Destinations

    São Tomé
    Príncipe

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

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

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

4995

From:

São Tomé and Príncipe

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Kruger and Kwa-Zulu Natal

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

21st September - 6th October, 2022
20th September - 5th October, 2023
18th September - 3rd October, 2024

Destinations

    iSimangaliso
    Ithala GR
    Hlane Royal NP
    Kruger NP
    Mabula GR
    Marakele NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

16

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Leopard
    Lion
    White Rhino

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

4750

From:

South Africa

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Liwonde Express

Surely the very best wildlife-watching that Malawi has to offer, and Liwonde only gets better. Now home to cheetah, wild dog, rhino, leopard and lion, it won't be long before Liwonde can rival the very best safari destinations on the continent.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Liwonde NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    Black Rhino

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

2750

From:

Malawi

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Majete Express

A stunning destination in a country not often known for safaris, the fabulous work done by African Parks has now rendered Majete a must-visit. The reintroduction of black rhino and wild dog, to name just a few, mean that every game drive is an adventure.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Majete WR

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Black Rhino
    Lion
    Leopard

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

2495

From:

Malawi

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Primate Pandemonium

The eastern gorillas are nearly guaranteed, but there is so much more to this itinerary. Owl-faced monkey and Ulindi River red colobus are just two of the species that could be glimpsed in this primate haven.

Dates

16th July - 25th July, 2022
15th July - 24th July, 2023
13th July - 22nd July, 2024

Destinations

    Virunga NP
    Kahuzi-Biega NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Eastern Gorilla
    Owl-Faced Monkey
    Ulindi River Red Colobus
    Chimpanzee
    Bush Elephant

Extension

Twelve Nights in Katanga Province

Tour Type

Small-Group

3995

From:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Birds and Mammals of the Gambia

A world-class birding destination, there is also always the possibility of a special mammal sighting in this wonderful corner of West Africa - from whales to leopards and plenty in between!

Dates

10th December - 19th December, 2022
9th December - 18th December, 2023
7th December - 16th December, 2024

Destinations

    Niumi NP
    Kiang West NP
    Bao Bolon NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Western Red Colobus
    Patas Monkey
    Green Monkey
    Chimpanzee
    Leopard

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

1295

From:

Gambia

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Primates of Bioko

Undoubtedly one of the finest primate-watching destinations on the continent, Bioko is woefully under-touristed. Nowhere else can wildlife-watchers stand such a good chance of endemic and near-endemic primates, including the wonderful drill.

Dates

30th November - 7th December, 2022
29th November - 6th December, 2023
27th November - 4th December, 2024

Destinations

    Pico Basile
    Gran Caldera

Duration (Days)

Target Species

8

    Drill
    Preuss's Monkey
    Red-Eared Monkey
    Pennant's Red Colobus
    Black Colobus

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

3450

From:

Equatorial Guinea

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Marvellous Morocco

Morocco is a truly well-rounded destination, offering stunning scenery, great food, unparalleled hospitality and, now, intriguing wildlife opportunities. From wild barbary macaques, to reintroduced addax and scimitar-horned oryx and gorgeous aoudad, this is a wonderfully surprising and rewarding wildlife destination.

Dates

17th June - 25th June, 2022
16th June - 24th June, 2023
14th June - 22nd June, 2024

Destinations

    Souss-Massa NP
    Cap Rhir
    Toubkal NP
    Haut Atlas Oriental NP
    Ifrane NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

    Aoudad
    Addax
    Scimitar-Horned Oryx
    Cuvier's Gazelle
    Barbary Macaque

Extension

Three Nights in Gibraltar and Tarifa

Tour Type

Small-Group

1795

From:

Morocco

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The Other Great Migration

Truly spectacular, the Sudd migration brings thousands of kob, tiang and other grazers flooding across the South Sudanese border into Ethiopia. This trail-blazing and unique safari is a must-do.

Dates

27th April - 7th May, 2022
26th April - 6th May, 2023
24th April - 4th May, 2024

Destinations

    Gambella NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

11

    White-Eared Kob
    Tiang
    Nile Lechwe
    Mongalla Gazelle
    Shoebill

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

3995

From:

Ethiopia

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Concealed Cameroon

Under-rated and under-appreciated, Southern Cameroon can mix it with the best of them when it comes to game-viewing - keep your eyes peeled for everything from gorillas to bongo.

Dates

2nd January - 19th January, 2022
1st January - 18th January, 2023
7th January - 25th January, 2024

Destinations

    Lobeke NP
    Dja FR
    Campo Ma'an NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

18

    Western Gorilla
    Chimpanzee
    Forest Elephant
    Forest Buffalo
    Bongo

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

5395

From:

Cameroon

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Central African Odyssey

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

9th April - 24th April, 2022
8th April - 23rd April, 2023
6th April - 21st April, 2024

Destinations

    Lobeke NP
    Dzanga-Sangha

Duration (Days)

Target Species

16

    Forest Elephant
    Bongo
    Sitatunga
    Western Gorilla
    Chimpanzee

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

8100

From:

Central African Republic

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Zakouma Express

One of the most stunning wilderness areas anywhere in the world, Zakouma has it all - astonishing birding, the big five and rare mammals, all seen in great densities.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Zakouma NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    Lion
    Elephant
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Pale Fox

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

5150

From:

Chad

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South Luangwa Express

The leopard capital of the world, South Luangwa is the best place on the continent for spotted cats. But things only get better when you tear yourself away from these elusive cats, as wild dogs, lion and several endemic sub-species are also easily found here.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    South Luangwa NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

6

    Leopard
    Lion
    African Wild Dog
    Bush Elephant
    Thornicroft's Giraffe

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

3850

From:

Zambia

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Kafue Express

The most in-demand destination on the continent, Kafue is truly special. The remote north-east is home to leopard and wild dog, as well as hippo and elephant in great numbers, but the real highlight must be the stunning Busanga Plains, replete with cheetah, sitatunga, lion and lechwe.

Dates

Anytime

Destinations

    Kafue NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

8

    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    African Wild Dog
    Bush Elephant

Extension

None

Tour Type

Private/Express

5150

From:

Zambia

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Luangwa and the Zambezi

Leopards, leopards and more leopards! The stunning Lower Zambezi and the world-famous South Luangwa offer spotted cats and plenty more in this hugely enjoyable tour.

Dates

26th September - 5th October, 2022
25th September - 4th October, 2023
23rd September - 2nd October, 2024

Destinations

    Lower Zambezi NP
    South Luangwa NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Leopard
    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    White Rhino

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

2995

From:

Zambia

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Mountains of Guinea

There is perhaps nowhere else in West Africa so alive with endemism at the highlands of Guinea. This unique tours takes in Mt Nimba and the Ziama Massif, offering a balance between moving experiences with chimpanzee and elephant with a hunt for rare endemics.

Dates

13th April - 20th April, 2022
12th April - 19th April, 2023
10th April - 17th April, 2024

Destinations

    Mt Nimba
    Ziama Massif

Duration (Days)

Target Species

8

    Chimpanzee
    Forest Elephant
    Zebra Duiker
    Nimba Otter Shrew
    Lamotte's Roundleaf Bat

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

3150

From:

Guinea

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