Explore Africa with

Lush Safaris

Travel. Discover. Learn.

If you are looking to enhance your next trip with an exciting and engaging tour, consider working with Lush Safaris. We are professional academic and holiday African Safari tour consultants with years of experience in guiding travellers who are interested in learning about nature, conservation and would like amazing adventures. Check out our active tours, look at pictures of our past safaris and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Lush Safaris adheres to responsible tourism ethos


About Us

Lush Safaris enhances your African Safari experience by ensuring that we work together to meet your expectations as much as we possibly can while keeping responsible travel at the heart of what we do.

Lush Safaris are a 'UK based' academic and holiday wildlife safari tour operator. Lorraine Bell and Maureen Collins are joint owners of the business and are both senior lecturers within the animal sciences and wildlife conservation field. We both have twenty years experience of organising academic field-trips and holidays to Africa for students, tourists and rangers.  We have the experience, networks and expertise to enable us to provide the specialist services for our clients visiting Africa. We are able to fully support and guide you throughout the planning and organisation process. We are both aware of the responsibilities trips can impose on your time, and will therefore use our knowledge and experience to design the itinerary that fully meets your requirements while also supporting you with risk assessments, flights and payments.


Travel Packages

Your adventure awaits

Lush Safaris offers a variety of tour packages, all promising that added personal touch. Our trips guarantee an action-packed itinerary, while delivering a truly knowledgeable and authentic travel experience. Take a look at some of the tour packages we offer below and get in touch if you would like to learn how you can book an African Safari tour with us today.


Safari Drive Tours

If your idea of a perfect vacation includes being exposed to amazing wildlife in their natural habitat whilst being in the most beautiful scenery, then look no further than these exclusive tours. We are here to take care of all of the details; from planning the perfect itinerary for you, to providing a unique and memorable holiday.

Dan viewing eli's in a bird hide

Guided tours

Looking to experience breathtaking scenery and wildlife with a qualified and professional guide who will share their knowledge of the areas, wildlife, history and conservation? If you want to enhance your knowledge, focus on the scenery, photography and handover the driving and organisation, then this tour is a great travel option for you. We will take care of all the logistics of the tour planning, all you have to do is open your mind to new experiences. if you're interested in booking or just have some questions then please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more.


Ranger Courses

Lush Safaris offer exciting and practice-based courses which introduce you to the wonderful world of tracks, signs and trailing of Africa’s wild animals. Whether you are pursuing a career in conservation or looking to further your knowledge as a nature enthusiast, Lush Safaris has the perfect course for you. Please contact us for more information about the courses, dates and costs.

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Academic Field Trips

Are you looking for a responsible academic field-trip for your school, college or university? Our trips will give your learners the practical skills, knowledge, experiences and forever lasting memories while making a real difference in wildlife and community conservation? Lush Safaris have extensive experience, networks, and expertise in providing a specialised service for academic institutes whose primary concern is health and safety, meeting programme learning outcomes and being supported whilst adhering to responsible travel. Please contact us to discuss itineraries and costs.

One group leader free ( ground arrangements) for every ten paying learners

We are proud to announce that we will donate 1% of the ground arrangement costs to one of our chosen charities or community schools.

Each traveler will be given a Lush Safaris t-shirt printed with your group name. 

Please contact us for details.


Our Itineraries

Our academic field trips, holidays and bespoke itineraries include many areas in Africa, please feel free to ask.

Our most popular locations include:

  • Kruger National Park

  • Moholoholo 

  • KwaZulu-natal

  • Hluhluwe / Imfolozi Park

  • St Lucia and Cape Vidal

  • Pongola Game Reserve

  • Somkhanda

  • Swaziland

  • Thula Thula

  • Cape Town

  • Timbavati

  • Drakensberg

  • Kosi Bay

        Please do get in touch to learn more


Who are these tours for?

For anyone of any age and ability who want to see Africa's wild animals in their natural environment who maybe on a budget or want 5 star. For those that would love the opportunity to: fall asleep to the wonderful sounds of nature, visit birding havens, experience the thrill of tracking wildlife on foot and searching for wildlife in 4x4 safari vehicles. Lush Safaris gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the wilderness of Africa while filling your senses with its raw beauty knowing that we tread lightly on the natural habitat and focus our trips on responsible tourism. 

Our most popular academic and group travel subjects include:

Wildlife Conservation

Animal Sciences and Equine


Travel and Tourism


Rangers / Junior rangers


Team building

Community development

CPD events

Personal holidays


Interested in learning about more travel packages? Get in touch today.

Special Offers for academic groups

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One teacher goes free with every ten paying students

Free Lush Safaris t-shirt for all the group, and will include your college or university logo.

Lush Safaris are pleased to announce that we will donate 1% of the proceeds to a carefully selected charity


"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life" Omar Khayyam

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." Baba Dioum



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