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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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Gabon by Train

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

Destinations

22nd June - 7th July, 2023
20th June - 5th July, 2024
19th June - 4th July, 2025

    Bateke Plateau NP
    Lekedi
    Ivindo NP
    Lope NP

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

Tour Type

Small-Group

9950

From:

Gabon

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Cats and Cross River

Cross River gorillas are afforded legendary status by naturalists, and we are so delighted to be able to offer a tour to locate these special animals. Even more special is that we couple this with a visit to the best savanna ecosystems Nigeria has to offer.

Dates

Destinations

7th December - 21st December, 2023
5th December - 19th December, 2024
4th December - 18th December, 2025

    Kainji Lake NP
    Cross River NP
    Yankari NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

15

    Gorilla
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    African Golden Cat
    Calabar Angwantibo

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

6895

From:

Nigeria

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Chimps, Katavi and Kipunji

A perfectly-balanced itinerary, taking primate lovers to the heartlands of both chimpanzee and the rare kipunji, but also offering the chance to visit the extraordinary wildernesses of Katavi.

Dates

Destinations

8th October - 21st October, 2023
6th October - 19th October, 2024
5th October, 18th October, 2025

    Mahale NP
    Gombe NP
    Katavi NP
    Mt Rungwe

Duration (Days)

Target Species

14

    Chimpanzee
    Kipunji
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    Leopard

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

6250

From:

Tanzania

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Untamed Tanzania

Leave the crowds and queues behind and come and explore what Tanzania really has to offer! Unfettered wilderness, truly special and meaningful game experiences and a whole lot more await.

Dates

Destinations

7th September - 20th September, 2023
5th September - 18th September, 2024
4th September - 17th September, 2025

    Arusha NP
    Mt Kilimanjaro
    Mkomazi NP
    Amani NR
    Saadani NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

14

    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    Cheetah
    Abbott's Duiker
    Sokoke Dog Mongoose

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

8295

From:

Tanzania

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Terrific Togo

Combine rare primates with the ultra-rare Walter's duiker on this one-of-a-kind itinerary - one for adventurers and wildlife connoisseurs!

Dates

Destinations

10th February - 21st February, 2023
9th February - 20th February, 2024
7th February - 18th February, 2025

    Togodo NP
    Assoukoko Forest
    Fazao-Malfakassa NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

12

    Walter's Duiker
    White-Thighed Colobus
    Red-Bellied Monkey
    Mona Monkey
    Red-Flanked Duiker

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

3550

From:

Togo

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Tantalising Tunisia

Probably the best wildlife destination in North Africa, with a rich variety of rare species in unusual landscapes. Come for the Barbary sheep and fennec fox, stay for the stunning sand dunes and lush mountain woodland.

Dates

Destinations

8th October - 17th October, 2023
6th October - 15th October, 2024
5th October - 14th October, 2025

    El Feidja NP
    Bou-Hedma NP
    Jbil NP
    Sidi Toui NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

10

    Barbary Sheep
    Addax
    Scimitar-Horned Oryx
    Sand Cat
    Fennec Fox

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

2750

From:

Tunisia

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Whales and Wilderness

Go far deeper beneath the surface than any other tour of Cape Town or the Garden Route will take you. The delights of the secluded and unspoiled Karoo, juxtaposed with the big game of Addo and Sanbona, the chance to view caracal and migrating whales make this a world-class tour.

Dates

Destinations

23rd August - 9th September, 2023
21st August - 7th September, 2024
20th August - 6th September, 2025

    Table Mountain NP
    West Coast NP
    Tankwa NP
    Karoo NP
    Mountain Zebra NP
    Addo Elephant NP
    Plettenberg Bay
    Sanbona GR
    De Hoop NR

Duration (Days)

Target Species

18

    Caracal
    Southern Right Whale
    Black Rhino
    Cheetah
    Lion

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

5795

From:

South Africa

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Nocturnal Beasts of the Northern Cape

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

Destinations

9th March - 22nd March, 2023
7th March - 20th March, 2024
6th March - 19th March, 2025

    Benfontein NR
    Marrick Game Farm
    Mokala NP
    Kgalagadi TP
    Augrabies NP
    Goegap NR
    Namaqua NP

Duration (Days)

Target Species

14

    Black-Footed Cat
    Aardvark
    Aardwolf
    Caracal
    Cheetah

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

4250

From:

South Africa

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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

Destinations

21st June - 6th July, 2023
19th June - 4th July, 2024
18th June - 3rd July, 2025

    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

11850

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

Destinations

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

    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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

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

    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

5050

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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

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

    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

Destinations

10th December-18th December, 2022
9th December - 17th December, 2023
7th December - 15th December, 2024

    São Tomé
    Príncipe

Duration (Days)

Target Species

9

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

Extension

None

Tour Type

Small-Group

3850

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

Destinations

20th September - 5th October, 2023
18th September - 3rd October, 2024
17th September - 2nd October, 2025

    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

4900

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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

Anytime

    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

Destinations

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

    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

Destinations

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

    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

1595

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

Destinations

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

    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

Destinations

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

    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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