If you’ve been dreaming of safaris, take advantage of the longer summer holidays to really get away and lose yourself in the bush for a few weeks.

For scenery like nowhere else on earth, head to Africa. The great migration is in full flow, with wildebeest and zebras making their yearly entrance onto the lush grasslands of the Masai Mara, where the big five have been waiting for months. Speak to Nico Heath, Lightfoot’s African specialist, who will recommend his favourite camps, lodges, and viewing spots having spent many years exploring and leading camps in Kenya and Namibia.

Below find our top safari camps and lodges that we recommend for the summer.

Properties for Summer on Safari

Kanga Camp

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

This luxury safari camp is built around Kanga Pan, a permanent water hole attracting an abundance of game during the dry season. Kanga Camp has a rustic feel and relaxed ambience. It is loca…

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The Hide

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Deep in the heart of what was once the royal hunting ground of Ndebele kings, The Hide Lodge sits regally in the wild, beneath a canopy of trees. Overlooking the waterhole, canvas and thatch…

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Desert Rhino

Damaraland, Namibia

Unsurprisingly, the sole focus of the camp is on the rhinos that roam the area. Desert Rhino is base camp for the Save the Rhino Trust, an NGO that has been has been instrumental in the pres…

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Giraffe Manor

Kenya, Nairobi

Giraffe Manor, famous for its resident herd of Rothschild Giraffe, is a luxury boutique hotel built back in the 1930s. Modelled after a Scottish stately home for European royals and nobility…

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The Majlis

Kenya's Coast, Kenya

Placed on the exclusive Manda Island, in front of the renowned Lamu archipelago on Kenya’s North Coast in East Africa, the Majlis is a small, luxury beach resort offering elegant accommoda…

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Little Ongava

Etosha, Namibia

Little Ongava is perched on the crest of a hill in the private 30,000-hectare Ongava Game Reserve, which borders the Etosha National Park to the north. Its proximity to the Etosha National…

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Serra Cafema

Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Serra Cafema is located in the extreme north-west of Namibia on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in this region, t…

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A Selection of Summer on Safari Itineraries