African Safaris and Middle East Tours

Discover Africa and the Middle East by luxury safari vehicle, boat, on foot; by horse, camel or elephant; by luxury train or elegant cruise ship; by air in a hot-air balloon or a privately-chartered plane.

Big Five’s luxury African safari tours and luxury Middle East tours offer a stunning array of options to explore the African continent and the Middle East.  Sail the Nile, track gorillas in the mountains of Rwanda and Uganda; set out on a classic African safari in Kenya and Tanzania; savor a family safari adventure in South Africa.   From a round of golf at the Equator, to bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, to a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, whatever your dreams may encompass, you will likely find them among hundreds of the best African safari and exotic tours Africa and the Middle East have to offer.  You will be able to have the adventure of a life time, whether you are experiencing one of Big Five’s organized wilderness safaris or traveling on a custom-designed Big Five luxury vacation just for you.  The antiquities of Israel and Jordan, the sophisticated shops of Dubai, and the sweeping dessert of Namibia are waiting for you. And, Big Five Tours & Expeditions is dedicated to providing Middle East and African Tour arrangements which offer you the thrill of first-person discovery of the heart Africa, our homeland, and the Middle East.

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  • 4 to 8 Days
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  • 15 to 30 Days
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Lemurs, Baobabs and Octopus Trees

From $600 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 11 Days |

Explore Madagascar’s nocturnal world of the forest to discover the variety of nocturnal lemurs such as mouse lemurs, white footed sportive lemur, fat-tailed...

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President’s Pick On the Trail of Primates

From $1,100 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 18 Days |

Spend two amazing days trekking in the wild jungle heart of Uganda in search of the rare and endangered mountain...

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Madagascar Custom Tour

From $700 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 8 Days |

Best Times to Travel to Madagascar Festivals and Special Events While each season has something to offer, the best time...

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President’s Pick Heritage Journey in Time & Place

30 Days |

“When we talk about the cradle of civilization, we normally talk about countries, what if we talked about two rivers...

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President’s Pick Southern Ethiopia’s Omo Valley Tribes

From $750 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days |

In Addis Ababa, explore the fascinating Ethnographic Museum with an introduction to the full sweep of Ethiopia’s cultural and social...

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Ethiopia Custom Tour

From $750-$2500 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days |

Best Time to Go  The climate of Ethiopia varies greatly according to altitude. In general, the climate is temperate in...

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Historic Routes of Ethiopia

From $750 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days |

Discover the capital city of Addis Ababa, its Ethnographical Museum with its impressive array of religious crosses, triptychs and murals, and the National...

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Adventure Trio South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

From $800 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 12 Days |

Explore the many charms, history and beauty of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula Take in the Cape Winelands on...

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Botswana Custom Tour

From $875-$3000 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 11 Days |

Best Time to Go May to August is winter, and the dry season with sunny, cool to warm days. Night...

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A Grand Safari in Africa

From $1600 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 24 Days |

Explore Cape Town, small but sophisticated, the Cape Peninsula and the stunning South Africa coastline from a vintage WWII motorcycle sidecar...

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Southern Africa: Teeth of the Crocodile

From $800 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days |

Walking with local Bushmen, you gain amazing insights into their ancient culture, and they help you understand the traditional relationship between man and nature In the company...

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Botswana & South Africa

From $1,200 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 14 Days |

Participate in a photographic safari with David Murray, Great Plains Wild Studio, that includes a unique project – Facial Recognition Research Project – using cutting edge...

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Adventure Botswana & Victoria Falls

11 Days |

Discover some of the thrilling activities available at Victoria Falls – from helicopter flights to bungee jumping above the falls to canoeing...

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South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

From $660 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 10 Days |

Experience magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and enjoy the wide range of activities ranging from a cruise on the famous Zambezi River...

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Namibia & Botswana

From $1300 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 14 Days |

Namib-Naukluft National Park, and its diversity of different desert landscapes, representing virtually all facets of the Namib Desert and most especially the...

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Botswana & Zambia – Three Rivers

7 Days |

Experience a luxury safari in Botswana and Zambia, including spectacular Victoria Falls Explore the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve, renowned for its predators,...

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Botswana & Zambia

9 Days |

Experience one of the natural wonders of the world – magnificent Victoria Falls from the Zambian side Explore Moremi Game Reserve,...

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Custom Botswana Tour

From $875 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 11 Days |

Best Times to Travel to Botswana Festivals and Special Events: May-August is winter, the dry season with sunny, cool to...

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Zambia & Botswana: Uncharted Footsteps

From $1000 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 15 Days |

“When I was asked to create an itinerary for this collection, my mind went immediately to Zambia and Botswana. You...

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South Africa, Botswana & Zambia

From $1200 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 17 Days |

Experience one of Africa’s icons, Victoria Falls, with its many adventure options such as canoeing the fabled Zambezi River; a languorous...

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Jordan United Emirates and Oman Custom Tour

From $500-$600 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 8 Days |

Best Time to Go Jordan’s climate varies dramatically. The best time to visit is April with moderate temperatures and when...

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Oman: Caravans of the Bedu

From $1700 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 9 Days |

Enjoy a unique experience of Oman on this luxury tented camp adventure in the spectacular desert locations as well as...

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Custom UAE & Oman Tour

From $500 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 7 Days |

Best Times to Travel to The UAE & Oman Festivals and Special Events In general, October to March is the best...

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Speed Collection Oman & Jordan

From $1000 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 9 Days |

Adrenaline Factor:  3 Experience the unique check-in procedure at the Six Senses Hideaway in Oman, where you can float from...

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Jordan & Oman: Trails of The Caliphs

From $600 per person per day, land only, double occupancy | 16 Days |

“Both Jordan and Oman offer fantastic trekking opportunities with viewpoints and cultural experiences you simply cannot experience on a standard...

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Big Five is committed to sustainable tourism. Check the sustainability ranking of our Africa destinations and learn about our commitment to sustainable tourism.

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Are your ready to take a risk, to go beyond what you think is possible? See if something better exists that you may not have considered before. Find your Travel DNA and Travel DNA for KIDS. Let yours passions be your guide.

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