Over 50’s

"Mature and ready to travel in style"

What do they say? Life begins at 50? It may sound fanciful, but science appears to back it up. Researchers from Stony Brook University found that anger, stress, and worry levels have a habit of starting to decrease around 50. At the same time, feelings of happiness begin to go up.

Why exactly? We have no idea, but why not take advantage of this newfound peace, calm, and serenity to finally embark on that once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ve been putting off all these years?  

Why Is 50 Considered the Ideal Age for an African Safari?

Humans become more in tune with their preferences and desires as they age. This newfound self-awareness can bring a unique focus and clarity to the safari experience.

You know what you like and where you want to go, so we can tailor your African safari to match your expectations perfectly.

Whether it’s a tranquil retreat or an exhilarating adventure, we ensure every detail resonates with your style at SAFARI FRANK.

Freedom from Scheduling Constraints 

You’re no longer tied to school holiday schedules with the kids growing up. This freedom opens up a realm of possibilities for your travel plans. 

Opting for a safari during off-peak seasons means fewer crowds, more peace, and an undisturbed connection with nature. It’s the ideal time to indulge in those long-awaited travel dreams, now free from childcare responsibilities and rigid work deadlines.

A Tailored Safari Experience at Any Pace 

African safaris, renowned for their dreamlike quality, are timeless. When booking with SAFARI FRANK, you have complete control over the pace and style of your safari. Eager for an adventure?

We’re ready to guide you through Africa’s thrilling landscapes. Prefer a more laid-back experience? We specialise in crafting safaris that cater to your comfort without compromising the spirit of adventure.

Catering to Every Need and Preference 

We move beyond the conventional ‘safaris for seniors’ mindset at SAFARI FRANK. We treat every guest according to their preferences and desires, regardless of age.

Should you have any specific mobility requirements or medical concerns, we encourage you to inform your safari expert in advance. We aim to make your African adventure unforgettable and ideally suited to your current needs and capabilities.

The Ultimate Safari Experience Awaits 

Imagine days filled with game drives in national parks or relaxed afternoons enjoying armchair safaris with cocktails, watching the wildlife come to you. We specialise in granting access to Africa’s finest experiences, complete with the luxury and exclusivity that a discerning traveller appreciates.

Whether you’re a retiree seeking a tranquil getaway, looking for a holiday without kids, or planning to join your grandchildren for an unforgettable journey, rest assured that your safari with us will be a perfectly tailored, carefree, and remarkable experience.


Highlights of an Over 50’s Safari

  • Flexibility in Travel: Book at your convenience without worrying about school holidays.
  • Personalised Safari Pace: We cater to your preferences, from active adventures to relaxed wildlife viewing.
  • Luxury and Comfort: Enjoy added comforts without losing the essence of adventure.
  • Inclusive Experience: Age is just a number; we focus on your choices and preferences.
  • Variety of Activities: Choose from game drives, armchair safaris, birdwatching, and more.

Seriously Impressive Safaris

Lodge and Canvas 9 Nights
Budget level: High-End
Self drive 36 Nights
Budget level: Affordable
Lodge and Canvas 6 Nights
Budget level: High-End
Lodge 10 Nights
Budget level: Mid-Range
Lodge 10 Nights
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 14 Nights
Budget level: Mid-Range
Lodge and Canvas 11 Nights
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 13 Nights
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 11 Nights
Budget level: High-End
Lodge and Canvas 8 Nights
Budget level: High-End

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Image by Don Heyneke

What Active Adventure Options Are Available for Over-50 Travelers?

If you are a bush junkie who’s used to surviving long-haul flights, and hitting the African ground running, then your biggest problem might be the map. With one outstanding wildlife location after another, the most pressing question, to begin with, is, where should you go?

Luckily, we have the answers. Whether it’s visiting the gorillas in Uganda, drifting down the river in the Okavango, or touring the unforgettable Serengeti National Park, we’ll help you decide where to make memories. Planning a dreamy safari is what we do best.

Embracing the Luxury Safari Lifestyle

We get it. You’ve put in your years at the desk and raised a brood, and now it’s time for you to live a life of luxury you’ve earned. What exactly that looks like is up to you. 

If you fancy yourself in fine fiddle and are one of those who feel they are in better shape now than they were in their twenties, then full steam ahead for you. 

This could be walking safaris tracking lions in remote places like Chitake Springs, an island in the Okavango Delta, or even the Serengeti. Please tell your safari expert they must try to keep up with you rather than vice versa.

You can pick how much comfort or luxury you’d like to add to your adventure, but consider it done if a remote tented camp is genuinely what you’re after.

Fulfilling Your Safari Bucket List

This is the time to tend to the bucket list. What adventure has been lurking at the top of your list like some nagging unfinished dream? 

Is it the great wildebeest migration of the Serengeti, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, searching the forests for the elusive chimpanzees, or simply ambling serenely through the Maasai Mara National Reserve? Whatever is at the top of your list, we can help you get there.

Off-the-Beaten-Track Experiences for Veteran Safari Enthusiasts

If you are a seasoned safari junkie and keen photographer, then no doubt being off the beaten track will be where you feel the most comfortable. We’ve made exploring Africa our mission; we know where to find it if you’re after a unique experience. 

You could search for the rare desert lion or the requisite white rhinos, see the seal colonies on the skeleton coast, or spend time focused on getting up close and personal with elephants.

Exploring Urban Africa and Beach Paradises

If you’d like to explore a new city while sipping on a freshly brewed cup of coffee, consider Southern and East Africa. 

Cape Town has a cosmopolitan, up-and-coming African vibe at the tip of South Africa. There is fine coffee and cultural and historical sites to see. The fine dining experiences won’t disappoint if you’re a food lover. 

For wine enthusiasts, a road trip to the Cape Winelands on the city’s outskirts will allow you to sample the best wine Africa offers. South Africa rarely disappoints – it is a fabulous experience all around. 

A beach holiday is different from one in Africa. Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya, Zanzibar, and Seychelles all offer incredible African beach escapes. 

Then, there are the less explored islands, like the Island of Reunion. Even Lake Malawi is there for sunbathing, with palm-lined sandy shores. It looks and feels like a beach, even though it’s technically not. Go on – dare to be different!

What Are Intergenerational Safaris and Why Are They Ideal for Over-50 Travellers

Hitting a significant birthday, like 60, is a perfect occasion for a memorable celebration. What better way to celebrate than an ‘Out of Africa’ themed birthday bash?

Imagine sipping a glass of bubbly while watching a herd of elephants in their natural habitat. This is a unique way to commemorate a special milestone shared with family and friends in the stunning backdrop of the African wilderness.

Bonding Across Generations 

Intergenerational Safaris are more than just a trend; they’re a new way of bringing families closer together. These safaris offer a unique bonding experience, precious for quality time with grandchildren.

The beauty of the African bush is its universal appeal – everyone, irrespective of age, finds something to cherish.

A Safari for Everyone 

The great thing about intergenerational safaris is their flexibility to cater to everyone’s needs.

Activities are diverse: while kids might be learning at a bush school, parents can embark on guided walks, and those in the older generation can relax comfortably at the lodge. This mix of activities ensures everyone has a fulfilling experience.

Specialized Lodging for Comfort and Accessibility 

We recognise the varied needs of families and ensure our lodges are equipped to accommodate everyone. This includes providing easy vehicle access and specially designed lodges for wheelchair access.

So, regardless of age or ability, going on a safari with your grandchildren is not just a dream but a highly feasible and enjoyable reality.


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Images taken from Andrew Morgan not selected by WSJ

What Easy and Luxury Safari Options Are Best for Travelers Over 50?

For those who prefer a more private, serene experience, Africa offers a range of remote and less accessible camps that promise tranquillity and exclusivity.

These hidden gems are perfect for travellers looking to escape the crowd and immerse themselves in the pristine beauty of the African wilderness. Here, luxury is defined by the authenticity of the experiences, where every corner unfolds a new adventure.

Vibrant Group Tours for the Social Butterflies 

If you’re an extrovert who loves meeting new people, group tours based in popular, bustling lodges are ideal.

These settings provide the perfect backdrop for social interactions, where you can exchange stories with fellow travellers, enhance your wildlife sightings through shared tips, and forge new friendships in some of the most breathtaking natural settings on the planet.

Indulgence and Pampering in the Wild 

Luxury in the African bush isn’t just about the wild outdoors; it’s also about indulging in self-care and relaxation. Following the scent of Marula-scented candles to a tranquil spa retreat in the bush is a unique way to unwind.

For those seeking a ‘pull out all the stops’ luxury experience, it’s not just about the game drives; it’s also about embracing the finer things in life – shopping, gourmet lunches, and pampering sessions.

And in the bush, luxury is in the details, like not having to worry about little inconveniences, like fending off mosquitos.

What Unique Experiences Await African Expert Travelers Over 50?

So, if you are a seasoned ‘safarier’ looking for the next adventure that will push you further out of your comfort zone, SAFARI FRANK is here to make it happen and take you down those less travelled paths and the gems that often await.

Maybe you’ve already visited the regular safari destinations and are seeking the next ‘must-see’ destination – we know exactly where to take you.

Privately Guided Safari: A Tailored Experience

Having a privately guided safari takes them to a whole new level. Your personal guide will have you covered, and this is the perfect option if you fancy yourself an expert African traveller.

The guide can tailor-make the safari experience to ensure you have new experiences and visit places you’ve never been – or even dreamt of. It isn’t easy to return once you’ve had a private guide.

Realising Your Safari Dreams

Drop us a line and tell your personal SAFARI FRANK expert your most extravagant African safari dreams, and we’ll make them happen. We are not only the safari specialist you can trust – we’re here to turn those wild ambitions into reality.

Safari Enquirer


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Frequently Asked Questions About Safaris for Over-50 Travellers

Yes, solo travellers over 50 are welcome to join our safaris. We offer a supportive and friendly environment for meeting like-minded individuals passionate about nature and adventure.

SAFARI FRANK prioritises safety for all travellers, especially those over 50. We provide 24/7 support and assistance throughout the safari, and our experienced guides are trained to handle various situations, ensuring a secure and worry-free experience.

While we do not have specific packages labelled for over 50 travellers, we tailor every safari to suit the preferences and capabilities of our guests. Whether you seek adventure or relaxation, our safaris are customised to fit your unique travel style and interests.

Absolutely! We encourage intergenerational travel and offer safaris that are enjoyable for all ages. Our itineraries can include various activities catering to younger and older participants, ensuring a memorable and bonding experience for families.

Active and have plenty of time to explore Africa?

Get in contact with us today to start planning your bespoke safari!