Kenya’s Masai Mara Nationwide Reserve- House of the Big Five safaris. Miavana is an ultra-luxurious eco-lodge that’s about to take barefoot beach holidays to a brand new degree when it opens this 12 months on this wildlife-rich island in the Indian Ocean. Lush, inexperienced and mountainous, Uganda is where the east African savannah meets the west African rainforest: a birdwatcher’s dream with a thousand species, including shoebill, great blue turaco, black bee-eater and extra.
Our world-class holidays include every thing you need, together with most excursions. Nowhere else in Africa can you get closer to wild elephants or be taught more about them than at this exotic eco-camp within the Samburu Nationwide Reserve. • Seven-day horse safari from £773pp, inc all meals, transport and airport transfers, with Far Side Africa (0131 315 2464, ).
A six-evening tailor-made safari based mostly at Mashatu Tented Camp prices from £four,990, together with six days of personal game drives in a completely customised photographic automobile, three periods at waterhole hides and tuition from a resident wildlife photographer.
Where higher for a primary taste of untamed Africa than Kenya? There’s an actual end-of-the-line really feel about Katavi, Tanzania’s wildest and least visited national park. Departs October 31-November 9 2017, through Telegraph Excursions (03332 226443; /tt-safari ). Six nights for a family of 4 prices from £eleven,703 (£2,925 per particular person) excluding flights, with Knowledgeable Africa (020 8232 9777; ).
Eight nights, including one at Tafika and 5 at Chikoko Trails Camps, cost from £four,285 per particular person with Aardvark Safaris (01980 849160; ). Three days earlier, before being crowned Physician Dolittle, I arrived at Mount Camdeboo – a 14,000-hectare malaria-free private game reserve on South Africa’s Nice Karoo, a semi-desert region.