Africa: The land of sun, sea and exploration, all rolled into one impressive package. An abundance of adventures, just ripe for the taking....if you know where you are going that is. African safari tours can be explored anywhere throughout Africa, and holiday makers are completely spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing things to do. Here is a handpicked selection of ways to see Africa from an entirely different and magical perspective.

The African Safari Tour by Rail

There is absolutely no need to rough it in Africa, luxury African safari vacation packages offer just you about everything – you can hop on to the Pride of Africa, a 5-star luxury travelling rail experience, brought to you by Rovos Rail. With an impressive international reputation, spanning over 15 years, passengers can be assured that these folks are going to pull out all the stops in making your trip into Africa nothing but sensational.

Small and exclusive, carrying only 72 passengers at a time, the Pride of Africa will whisk you away on a journey that will engage and astonish the senses, and lets be fair, there is nothing quite like 5-star cuisine and champagne on ice to soothe the wariest of souls.  From Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, right through to coastal Cape Town, South Africa, discerning travellers can hop on for anything from 24 hours right up to 2 weeks. And who said romance is forever lost?

The Overnight Walking Safari

There may simply not be a more incredible way to experience the true rhythm of Africa, than by foot. The safari camp of Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Private Nature reserve, offer a one of a kind safari, overnight, by foot.

Situated on the border of the Kruger National Park, this area of the Lowveld, is home to all of the Big 5, Black Rhino, Leopard, Lion, Buffalo and Elephant, and not to forget the very rare, and endangered species, the White Lion.

Absolutely a once in a lifetime adventure for the intrepid traveller, accompanied by highly experienced rangers and trackers, guests are able to walk right through the thick of the reserve and be able to get up close and personal with raw, untamed Africa.

Staying overnight in a secluded hide, a lantern lit rustic bush hut, with all the creature comforts, guests are treated to traditional bush cooked meals and outdoor showers at sunrise, not to mention a bed under the breathtaking African sky.

The Canoe Safari

Who would have thought that an African Safari Tour could take you through the wild on water? Well, there is no end to the magnificent surprises found in charismatic Africa.  Absolutely a rare and epic choice of just one of African safari vacation packages to choose from.

This must be the ultimate armchair viewpoint, although you are required to put in a little light paddling yourself, the river can help you along, as you lie back and take the absolute splendour all in. The intensity of the wilderness is simply unparalleled to anything else ever experienced before.

Canoeists are able to safely observe the wildlife in their natural environments, certainly watching a crocodile slide stealthily into the water, so close in front of you; you can see the whites of his eyes will be a once-off experience to behold.

Hippos scattered far as the eye can see, sliding past the water’s edge, watching from an elephant’s point of view, as zebra, impala and buffalo come to drink, are just some of what a canoe safari has in store.

Not planning on a African safari tour soon? You should be.