Greatest Safaris of 2016

 
 
 

The Greatest Safaris of 2016

 

Our top picks on the newest, coolest places to travel in the new year plus a few of our favorites.

 
 
 
 

Every few months or so, our team selects a new assortment of trips to far-flung destinations around the globe. Many of them are on our favorite continent, Africa. As you probably know by now, that is quite literally where the GO magic began 25 years ago. It's only natural that sharing this passion with you in the form of beautiful photos like these fuels our fire. So without further ado, introducing our newest round-up of safari destinations for the new year, including favorites old and new. We hope you enjoy!

 
 


"The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to."

-Richard Mullin

 
 
 

1

 

ULTIMATE FAMILY SAFARI

SOUTH AFRICA: Kruger National Park & Cape Town

 

$6,765 | 11 DAYS

 
 

South Africa is one of the most popular countries in all of Africa, and it's easy to see why. This place has it all, from unbeatable safari experiences to sensational and exclusive outposts. This 11-day itinerary takes you through the best of the best, from searching for the Big 5 in Kruger National Park to sleeping in a romantic treehouse on stilts, and finally on to the heart of Cape Town. We think you might just want to bring the whole family along. 

 
 
 
 

2

 

MONKEY BUSINESS

UGANDA: Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks

 

$5,280 | 8 DAYS

 
 

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to an immense fresh water lake, going past undulating hills of tea plantations that give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. This flora is the perfect setting to find the stars of this itinerary: chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and mountain gorillas. You'll spend nine days tracking these majestic creatures through their homeland, stopping along the way at some of the country's best outposts to take it all in. 

 
 
 
 

3

 

UNCHARTED AFRICA

TANZANIA: Mahale Forests, Lake Tanganyika

 

$6,975 | 9 DAYS

 
 

Get familiar with a slower pace of travel in Tanzania on our nine-day journey to the beach and beyond. Lounge under thatch roofs in the rooms of the legendary Greystoke Mahale camp before going chimp trekking or kayaking, swimming, and sailing on Lake Tanganyika, the world's longest and second deepest body of fresh water. You'll wish your sundowners lasted past the last drop. 

 
 
 
 

4

 

STARS ABOVE, SAND BELOW

NAMIBIA: Skeleton Coast, Kulala Wilderness Reserve

 

$9,450 | 10 DAYS

 
 

Experience the great sand dunes of Namibia like you've only imagined on this epic flying safari that takes you high over southwestern Africa. The treacherous Skeleton Coast, mystical Damaraland, and Namib-Naukluft National Park are all on the itinerary to make this handcrafted safari the stuff of dreams. The desert wildlife and culture of the Damara people will astound and delight everyone in your party...and have you dreaming about the next trip.  

 
 
 
 

5

 

ULTIMATE CONSERVATION SAFARI

KENYA: Mara North Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

 

$10,435 | 11 DAYS

 
 

Our expertly curated Ultimate Conservation Safari in Kenya takes you to centers run by three different tourism and wildlife organizations that are making huge strides in protecting wildlife and partnering with rural communities. This 11-day journey takes you through the best of classic African exploration—real adventure by day, unreal lodging by night—with the added benefit of a higher purpose. If you've always wondered about the impact travel has on local communities, this is your chance. 

 
 
 

 
 

Outside GO is an adventure travel company with decades of experience. We'd love to help you plan your next trip. Rest assured it will be authentic, stylish, and built around your wildest dreams.

 
 

 
 

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