Guide to African Safaris For Seniors

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Safaris in Africa isn’t only for the energetic or young but also for brings onboard the senior group to explore and experience its natural wonders. Regardless of your age, whether you are your late 70s, Africa is considered in such a way that she has something for you too. Most agencies will tailor make trips suited within visitor travel needs and avail any assistance required right from the start to the end.

Whereas some people consider African safaris to be too adventurous for the elderly, the latter isn’t true. African safari introduces you into her pristine wilderness-a perfect place to relax and get out of the bustling city. For starters, the only physical requirement you may need is your effort to enjoy the Africa’s breathtaking sceneries, the melodies as birds sing and catch a glimpse at diverse wildlife as quench down your thirst or read your book. As you head out for the morning game drive to anyone national park or reserve in a comfortable 4×4 drive safari vehicle, you get back when filled with lots of lasting memories. A game drive is perfect not only for the young but also for the elderly and you get a chance to view the big game-the African elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, leopards as well as diverse bird species, giraffes, zebras, antelopes to mention but a few. When we receive an inquiry for senior safaris, we design them within our clients’ travel needs and person’s requirements. In case you face it challenging, to embark on a hike or long road trip or require to make stopovers, we still have you sorted.

Best places to visit for senior visitors

Cape Town

Cape Town is by far an exceptional place to consider visiting by any senior traveler on African safari. It is popular not only for its breathtaking sceneries but also for its comfortable hotels. It is one of the beautiful cities Africa has and interestingly, it is the most accessible. Most importantly, it is where you can find the Table bay cruises which leave from the V&A Waterfront Cape and a perfect place to visit the prison cell which Nelson Mandela was. On the other hand, the Kirstenbosch Gardens exhibit some of Africa’s most beautiful fauna. What is amazing is that Cape Town event calendar features a number of most exciting displays, festivals and above all, offers a chance to visitors to explore Mount Nelson which is rich in history.


An African safari to Uganda is amazing not only does it offer you a chance to witness the big game but also for you to have a magical encounter with a group of mountain gorillas. Uganda is by far an outstanding gorilla destination worth exploring as a senior traveler, offering you a chance to trek mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is only conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Trekking to see these massive creatures in the wild requires you to have a valid gorilla permit each of which can be obtained at $600. However, starting 1st July, 2020 Uganda will be issuing its gorilla permit at $700. You can secure one early though our reservation team or reservation team at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). With currently 1063 mountain gorillas, Uganda is a home to nearly half of these world’s magnificent creatures making it a premier gorilla safari destination. The rest thrive in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and DR Congo’s Virunga National Park.

Kruger National Park

For senior travelers in need to see the African big game, Kruger National Park is that one place to consider a must-visit. It is about 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and hosts many other private game reserves and luxurious lodges. A visit to Kruger National Park won’t only reward you with magical encounter with African elephants, lions, buffaloes, birds but also gets opportunity to enjoy the park’s breathtaking sceneries.

Victoria Falls

Visit Southern Africa and enjoy the exceptional sceneries of the scenic Victoria Falls. This is one of the iconic tourist sites to explore regardless of your age. There are many accommodation options for your stay including Victoria Falls Hotel or Royal Livingstone Hotel. Although this waterfall is credited for its breathtaking water adventures, seniors too have soft adventures to take part.

Time to visit Africa

Africa is open to visitors all year round and it is safe to all travelers including seniors. 14-21 days is incredibly the best for seniors on African safari. The length of your holiday may depend on various factors including your budget and destination you plan to visit.


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