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Africa's Forgotten Wilderness

Cameroon

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7195

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Nestled in the remote northern reaches of Cameroon, the Benoue Complex has long since been forgotten by many tourists and conservationists. Here, though, can be found some of West Africa's most iconic wildlife, including lion, leopard and bush elephant. Most remarkably, though, are the near-guaranteed sightings of giant eland, in what is undoubtedly now this species' global stronghold.

Dates

25th April - 9th May, 2022
24th April - 8th May, 2023
22nd April - 6th May, 2024

Destinations

    Bouba-Ndjida NP
    Faro NP

Duration (Days)

15

Target Species

Extension

None

    Giant Eland
    Lion
    Leopard
    Bush Elephant
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Mysterious Malawi

Malawi

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1695

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One of the most scenic corners of Africa is making a comeback, and Northern Malawi could tick all the boxes for a wildlife connoisseur. Game densities are low, but there is always the chance that some of Africa's most charismatic predators are just around the corner.

Dates

17th November - 27th November, 2022
16th November - 26th November, 2023
14th November - 24th November, 2024

Destinations

    Kasungu NP
    Vwaza Marsh WR
    Nyika NP
    Nkhotakota WR

Duration (Days)

11

Target Species

Extension

None

    Leopard
    Lion
    African Wild Dog
    Spotted Hyena
    Bush Elephant
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Amazing Asses

Eritrea

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6995

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A one-of-a-kind itinerary deep into the secretive country of Eritrea to search for an even more secretive mammal - the African wild ass - this promises to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Dates

8th January - 19th January, 2022
7th January - 18th January, 2023
6th January - 17th January, 2024

Destinations

    Buri Peninsula

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

Six Nights in Gash Barka for Bush Elephant

    African Wild Ass
    Caracal
    Striped Hyena
    Pale Fox
    Rueppell's Fox
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Ethiopia's Rare Mammals

Ethiopia

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4395

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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

26th March - 6th April, 2022
25th March - 5th April, 2023
23rd March - 3rd April, 2024

Destinations

    Awash NP
    Aledeghi WR
    Bale Mountains NP
    Harenna Forest
    Senkelle WS

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

None

    Ethiopian Wolf
    Lion
    Leopard
    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
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Ghana's Pangolins

Ghana

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2395

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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 rare forest duikers and savanna species make this a great tour.

Dates

4th February - 13th February, 2022
3rd February - 12th February, 2023
2nd February - 11th February, 2024

Destinations

    Kakum NP
    Mole NP
    Bobiri Forest

Duration (Days)

10

Target Species

Extension

None

    Black-Bellied Pangolin
    White-Bellied Pangolin
    Giant Pangolin
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Pygmy Hippo Pursuit

Côte d'Ivoire

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4195

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Possibly the best location for Pygmy Hippo sightings in Africa, Tai NP makes for challenging but rewarding mammal-watching - one not to be missed.

Dates

25th March - 6th April, 2022
8th April - 20th April, 2023
5th April - 18th April, 2024

Destinations

    Taï NP

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

None

    Pygmy Hippo
    Jentink's Duiker
    Zebra Duiker
    Bongo
    African Golden Cat
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Wilderness Beyond Compare

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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5995

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An epic journey deep into the Congo in pursuit of some of the most rarely-encountered mammals in the world - the fascinating Bonobo.

Dates

15th July - 1st August, 2022
14th July - 31st July, 2023
12th July - 29th July, 2024

Destinations

    Lomako FR

Duration (Days)

18

Target Species

Extension

None

    Bonobo
    Bongo
    Leopard
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Ultimate Uganda

Uganda

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4450

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

Dates

2nd July - 12th July, 2022
1st July - 11th July, 2023
29th June - 9th July, 2024

Destinations

    Bwindi NP
    Queen Elizabeth NP
    Kibale NP
    Semliki NP

Duration (Days)

11

Target Species

Extension

None

    Lion
    Leopard
    Gorilla
    Chimpanzee
    Bush Elephant
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Undiscovered Uganda

Uganda

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4195

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Hidden in northern Uganda are some of Africa's most beautiful reserves, all of which are explored during this wonderful tour

Dates

3rd January - 11th January, 2022
10th January - 18th January, 2022
2nd January - 10th January, 2023
9th January - 17th January, 2023
1st January - 9th January, 2024
8th January - 16th January, 2024

Destinations

    Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
    Murchison Falls NP
    Kidepo Valley NP

Duration (Days)

9

Target Species

Extension

None

    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    Chimpanzee
    Bush Elephant
    White Rhino
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Relicts and Rarities

Sudan

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2595

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A remarkable tale of wildlife's ability to cling on to survival, Dinder is home to Sudan's last lions, as well as a number of other species. This tour combines this lovely park with Sudan's famous historical sites.

Dates

22nd January - 31st January, 2022
21st January - 30th January, 2023
20th January - 29th January, 2024

Destinations

    Dinder NP

Duration (Days)

10

Target Species

Extension

Two Nights in Meroe

    Lion
    Heuglin's Gazelle
    Blue Nile Patas Monkey
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The Land of Lycaon

Zimbabwe

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3795

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African Wild Dogs are perhaps the highlight of any safari - but finding them can be devilishly difficult. This tour takes you to the heart of their most famous territory, the stunning northern reaches of Zimbabwe.

Dates

21st September - 2nd October, 2022
20th September - 1st October, 2023
18th September - 29th September, 2024

Destinations

    Hwange NP
    Mana Pools NP

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    Bush Elephant
    White Rhino
    Black Rhino
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Track and Trail Masterclass

Botswana

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2495

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Track and trail is a true artform - difficult, yes, but also immensely rewarding. Tuli offers some of the finest tracking in all of Africa, making this itinerary truly unique.

Dates

4th August - 12th August, 2022
3rd August - 11th August, 2023
1st August - 9th August, 2024

Destinations

    Tuli GR
    Mashatu GR

Duration (Days)

9

Target Species

Extension

Two Nights at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary

    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    African Wild Dog
    Bush Elephant
    Brown Hyena
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The Dark Heart of Africa

C.A.R

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16995

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Perhaps the most exciting destination Pictus Safaris has to offer, Chinko is home to some of the rarest savanna and forest wildlife on the continent.

Dates

4th April - 11th April, 2022
3rd April - 10th April, 2023
1st April - 8th April, 2024

Destinations

    Chinko NR

Duration (Days)

8

Target Species

Extension

None

    Giant Eland
    Bongo
    African Wild Dog
    Leopard
    Lion
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Soul of the Sahara

Chad

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2995

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A one-of-a-kind itinerary taking us to indescribably remote environs, including the stirring conservation efforts in Ouadi-Rime and the stunningly beautiful Ennedi Plateau. Incredible scenery, plus vanishingly rare mammals, this really is an incredible tour.

Dates

4th February - 15th February, 2022
3rd February - 14th February, 2023
2nd February - 13th February, 2024

Destinations

    Ouadi-Rime FR
    Ennedi

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

None

    Addax
    Scimitar-Horned Oryx
    Dama Gazelle
    Red-Fronted Gazelle
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Pygmy Hippos and Primates

Sierra Leone

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2695

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A tour dedicated not only to tracking down the mythical Pygmy Hippo, but also a laundry list of rare ungulates and primates - and all for a very reasonable price.

Dates

26th February - 9th March, 2022
25th February - 8th March, 2023
24th February - 6th March, 2024

Destinations

    Gola Rainforest NP
    Tiwai Island

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

None

    Pygmy Hippo
    White-Bellied Pangolin
    Zebra Duiker
    Maxwell's Duiker
    Jentink's Duiker
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Uncharted Namibia

Namibia

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4995

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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-renowned game-viewing in Etosha, 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

1st September - 16th September
31st August - 15th September, 2023
29th August - 13th September, 2024

Destinations

    Damaraland
    Etosha NP
    Khaudum NP
    Bwabwata NP
    Nkasa Rupara NP

Duration (Days)

16

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    Brown Hyena
    Cape Fox
    Bush Elephant
    Black Rhino
    White Rhino
    Etendeka Round-Eared Sengi
    Ground Pangolin
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Sensational Senegal

Senegal

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2795

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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

30th November - 13th December, 2022
25th November - 8th December, 2023
23rd November - 6th December, 2024

Destinations

    Niokolo-Koba NP
    Casamance
    Saloum Delta

Duration (Days)

14

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Giant Eland
    Bush Elephant
    Gambian Mongoose
    African Manatee
    Atlantic Humpback Dolphin
    Pale Fox
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Zambia - In Depth

Zambia

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4395

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Zambia has a huge array of special national parks and wildlife, from the swamps of Bangweulu to the plains of Kafue. Sadly, most safaris to Zambia barely scratch the surface of these incredible destinations - but that's where this itinerary stands out. A tour that visits all of Zambia's flagship reserves, this one-of-a-kind tour is a Pictus Safaris favourite.

Dates

25th October - 14th November, 2022
24th October - 13th November, 2023
22nd October - 11th November, 2024

Destinations

    South Luangwa NP
    North Luangwa NP
    Bangweulu
    Kasanka NP
    Kafue NP

Duration (Days)

21

Target Species

Extension

None

    Leopard
    Lion
    Cheetah
    African Wild Dog
    Black Rhino
    Black Lechwe
    Bangweulu Tsessebe
    Kafue Lechwe
    Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat
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Leopards of Luangwa

Zambia

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3995

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South Luangwa is widely-known as one of the premier destinations for Leopard sightings in all of Africa. But there is so much to Luangwa than spotted cats - packs of African Wild Dogs, fearsome prides of Lion and riverbanks teeming with Thornicroft's Giraffe and Crawshay's Zebra for a start!

Dates

7th October - 13th October, 2022
6th October - 12th October, 2023
4th October - 10th October, 2024

Destinations

    South Luangwa NP

Duration (Days)

7

Target Species

Extension

None

    Leopard
    Lion
    African Wild Dog
    Bush Elephant
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Tanzanian Southern Circuit

Tanzania

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3195

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Tanzania's famous 'Northern Circuit' certainly is something to behold, but its southern cousin could arguably be considered even more rewarding. For years one of the most expensive safaris around, this budget tour takes you from the primate-rich forests of the Udzungwa Mountains to the palm tree-dotted savannas of the Selous, all for an amazing price.

Dates

21st September - 4th October, 2022
20th September - 3rd October, 2023
18th September - 1st October, 2024

Destinations

    Nyerere NP
    Udzungwa Mountains NP
    Ruaha NP
    Mikumi NP

Duration (Days)

14

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    Abbott's Duiker
    Udzungwa Red Colobus
    Sanje Mangabey
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Land of the Lycaon

Zimbabwe

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3495

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Perhaps the best itinerary for sightings of African Wild Dog in all of Africa, this tour takes in two remarkable Zimbabwean national parks. From the arid woodland of Hwange NP to the stunning Zambezi Escarpment, this trip will be sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Dates

14th September - 25th September, 2022

Destinations

    Hwange NP
    Mana Pools NP

Duration (Days)

12

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Leopard
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    Caracal
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Beyond the Serengeti

Tanzania

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4795

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There are few secrets about the wildlife-viewing spectacles of Northern Tanzania - but there are one or two. Perhaps the finest is found in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro, where rare mammals including Harvey's Duikers and Abbott's Duikers roam. This hidden gem, in addition to the incredible viewing the Migration provides in the Serengeti, make this a trip not to be missed.

Dates

1st September - 12th September, 2022
31st August - 11th September, 2023
29th August - 9th September, 2024

Destinations

    Arusha NP
    Tarangire NP
    Ngorongoro Crater
    Serengeti

Duration (Days)

13

Target Species

Extension

Three nights in Zanzibar searching for Aders's Duiker

    Cheetah
    Leopard
    Lion
    African Wild Dog
    Caracal
    Serval
    Bush Elephant
    Harvey's Duiker
    Abbott's Duiker
    Aders's Duiker
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Angola Adventure

Angola

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6595

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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 Giant Sable, Southern Talapoin Monkey and even African Wild Dog.

Dates

2nd September - 17th September, 2022
1st September - 16th September, 2023
30th August - 14th September, 2024

Destinations

    Cangandala NP
    Quicama NP
    Bicuar NP
    Iona NP

Duration (Days)

17

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Cheetah
    Leopard
    Lion
    Bush Elephant
    Giant Sable
    Southern Talapoin Monkey
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Migration and More

Kenya

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4895

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There is so much to see in Kenya, it's truly impossible to fit it all in. This tour visits the gems of Southern Kenya, including the stunning vista of Mt Kilimanjaro and Amboseli and the deep-red dusty savannah of Tsavo. The undoubted highlight though is spectating as thousands of Wildebeest thunder through the Mara River during the Great Migration.

Dates

31st July - 12th August, 2022
30th July - 11th August, 2023
28th July - 9th August, 2024

Destinations

    Tsavo East NP
    Amboseli NP
    Masai Mara NR

Duration (Days)

13

Target Species

Extension

None

    African Wild Dog
    Lion
    Leopard
    Cheetah
    Bush Elephant
    Serval
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Kenya's Neglected North

Kenya

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3395

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Whilst tourists flock to the Masai Mara en masse, Kenya's northern and central reaches are often left far quieter. Filled with game, rich and varied landscapes and the possibility of sightings of ultra-rare mammals, this is the perfect itinerary for someone looking to branch out from the tourist hotspots on the safari circuits.

Dates

18th August - 28th August, 2022
17th August - 27th August, 2023
15th August - 25th August, 2024

Destinations

    Samburu GR
    Ol Pejeta
    Aberdares NP
    Lake Nakuru NP

Duration (Days)

11

Target Species

Extension

None

    Cheetah
    Lion
    Leopard
    African Wild Dog
    Bush Elephant
    Bongo