Booking an African safari is likely to one of the most expensive holidays you’ll ever take, so it pays to research properly and know exactly what you’re getting. Alongside the destination, central to this research process should be understanding the type of safari that will meet your requirements. Unlike many other holiday types, organizing an African safari can very much benefit from a consultation with a local tour company who specialise in safaris. Local safari companies are familiar with local terrain, wildlife and conditions, and are able to get involved with planning and transportation logistics if required. Some will arrange packages – including accommodation and food – and you’ll have someone local on hand in case of need.
Below are links to pages that list directories of safari companies by country, Each page each lists a broad range of safari companies by safari types and wildlife viewing, and spans from budget to high end, luxury safaris.