Wellness safaris: a new trend in travel

Wellness safaris: a new trend in travel

Customers seek hybrid health, wellbeing and wildlife holidays

According to African tour operator Discover Africa Safaris a growing number of travellers are seeking hybrid safari holidays that combine wildlife adventures with well-being pursuits.

There has been a 40% increase in online searches for wellness safaris since 2022, indicating that more guests want to focus on their health while enjoying nature and spotting animals.

To meet demand, Discover Africa Safaris has curated wellness safaris to suit different wellbeing requirements. Serian’s Nkorombo in Kenya is offering  a seven-night Wifi-free safari at its mobile five-tent camp tracing the Mara River, near the main wildebeest crossing points which sees a lot of activity during migration season from July to November.

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Misava Safari Camp in South Africa is hosting Vegan Safaris. The goal of the camp is to provide a safari experience in line with the vegan philosophy of not using animals for human purposes, with game drives and nature walks into a completely wild, unfenced wilderness where animals are free to roam and come-and-go as they please. As well as featuring a vegan menu, the accommodation uses authentic, African materials that are entirely vegan and any toiletries are sourced from eco-friendly and local, vegan suppliers.


Xigera Safari Lodge in Botswana provides a Spa Safari. Situated within the Okavango Delta, the lodge’s extensive selection of body and facial treatments has been created to focus on three pillars of wellness: restoring, calming and purifying. The lodge also welcomes a number of international guest experts and pioneers in the fields of mindfulness, wellness and holistic healing, as well as offering a state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool with views of the river.

Kings Camp in South Africa is offering a a Yoga Safari. Guests can enjoy bush walks and game drives with the lodge’s private guides, alongside taking part in sunrise and sunset yoga sessions each day. Further tranquillity can be achieved through massages and time spent relaxing by the pool.

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