wildlife tours in South Africa



All our tours are private and tailored to reflect client requirements based on an exchange of communication. To help you plan your safari, see below for a sample selection of itinerary options.

For more information on any of these or whatever else you have in mind for your safari, contact Avian Leisure.


An inner circuit overland tour covering the central region, Namib Desert, Atlantic coast and the Etosha / Waterberg National Park complex. Fully guided or self-drive. Accommodation in affordable guest houses, wildlife resort chalets, and luxury tents

Highlights: Dramatic landscapes, mammals, birds, reptiles, trees and plant-life; photography!

Best Time of year: Anytime with March to September for general wildlife tours

Budget: to

Our suggested Add-ons: Cape Town for 5-7 night intro tour, OR Kruger Park for 6 night Big Five safari


A central to northern overland tour embracing the Khomas Hochland highlands, Sossusvlei and Namib sand dunes, Skeleton Coast, Brandberg and Erongo Mountains, Etosha and the Waterberg National Park complex, combined with the Caprivi strip to the Okavango panhandle in Botswana. Fully guided or self-drive for the more adventurous traveller. Accommodation ptions range from affordable guest houses and wildlife resort chalets to luxury tented safari camps

Highlights:Expansive and highly diverse landscapes encompassing the very essence of what Namibia has to offer in scenic variation, culture, mammals, birds, reptiles, trees and plant-life; photography!

Best Time of year:In the cooler months from April to September

Budget: to

Our suggested Add-ons: 3-6 day Okavango Delta or Chobe / Victoria Falls combo by air


Fly in via Kasane (Botswana) or Victoria Falls, Maun, Windhoek as either a Botswana or Namibia extension to embrace a mix of wetland habitats and wildlife diversity. Accommodation for 2 nights in luxury tents and 2 nights on the luxury Safari-houseboat.

Highlights:Exploring this wetland complex of lagoons, papyrus-fringed waterways and islands in combination with the serenity of the Chobe and tumultuous Zambezi cascading over the Victoria Falls. A photographer’s dream!

Best Time of year:best months February to September

Budget: to

Our suggested Add-ons: Victoria Falls from Zambia or Zimbabwe, Zambia for the Luangwa Valley experience or Zimbabwe for Hwange Game Reserve


TOUR: BEST OF NAMIBIA (7 days / 6 nights)

A seamless journey embracing the best of scenic Namibia including Sossusvlei‘s iconic red dunes, rugged and remote Damaraland, and the wildlife rich Etosha game reserve. Collectively these destinations encompass the most dramatic landscapes within this expansive and fascinating country. Accommodation in luxury tented camps and chalets

Highlights:Dramatic vistas, with the Namib / Damaraland desert complex viewed from the air; desert adapted wildlife and spectacular mammal and bird viewing in Etosha

Best Time of year:February to September

Budget: with charter cost varying in accordance with group size and seasonal rates and special offers

Our suggested Add-ons: Skeleton Coast or North to the Kunene River – home to the nomadic Himba tribe

TOUR: DISTINCTIVE NAMIBIA (7 days / 6 nights)

A scenically awesome flying safari, designed to showcase the red dune fields of Sussusvlei along with the remote and dramatic landscape of Damaraland and the Hartmann Valley in the arid north of this ancient land. Accommodation in luxury tented camps and chalets.

Highlights:Awesome landscapes and remote localities and the star-filled night skies. Desert elephant encounters are possible and the fascinating world of arid-adapted wildlife; home to the Himba, one of the mast Nomadic peoples on the planet

Best time of year: May to August

Budget: with charter cost varying in accordance with group size,seasonal rates & special offers to

Our suggested Add-ons: Etosha Game Reserve for a wildlife-rich experience


Your available budget is a key element in designing the best safari for you. Without this we cannot give you the best itinerary tailored to your needs. The budget indications next to the safaris and tours in this section give a rough guide to what this tour will cost, excluding flights, at current exchange rates (as of January 2013).

How to use this guide:

Budget :   means tour price roughly averages between USD160 - 215 per person per day given a mix of low and high priced accommodations. So, if the tour is 10 days and 9 nights long, the approximate price per person will be between USD 1600 and 2150.

Partially inclusive (PI) means the tour cost includes accommodation, usually on a B&B basis, and transport costs.

Fully inclusive (FI) means the tour cost includes accommodation, all meals, transport, guides and activities.

Local and regional airfares may be included in some cases.

2013 Budget Indications (per person / day)

USD 160 - 215

USD 270 - 380

USD 430 - 540

USD 650 - 865

>USD 1080

wild life tours South Africa

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