Top 5 quad safaris in Africa

More and more people are looking for that little bit extra when booking their luxury safari – they want to be able to come home and talk about something which others haven’t done. Quad safaris are taking off in a big way in Africa and we’re really not surprised. Quads allow you to get into places that other vehicles cannot go, and as such you can explore some of the most remote, wild and pristine areas of Africa. Many of them are completely private so you have a private guide and fully staffed mobile camp all to yourself. They can be fantastic if you’re planning on taking your family on safari as they add that element of the unusual which is bound to keep every age entertained. Quads are easy and fun to drive and all of the below safaris are easy to fit into any luxury African safari.

Latitude Adventures Africa, Kenya

In the safe haven of Laikipia, Northern Kenya, there are dry riverbeds, remote luggas and pristine wilderness, which is just begging to be explored. Your guides and hosts JJ and Amory Macleod were brought up here and know these areas like the back of their hands – as such you can rest assured that you will be exploring areas that others can only dream of and their new fleet of quads and buggies will safely take you into some heart breakingly beautiful areas.


Kubu Quad Safari, Botswana

This is one of the more famous quad bike safari options, but despite this it only happens in the dry season and is for small groups of adventure seeking travelers who want to feel like they’re on the moon. This amazing quad safaris takes you onto the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, the birthplace of early man, and out to a baobab island far far away. Nights are spent in comfortable beds out on the pans, which are dewless and full of stars.

Kubu Quad Safari, Botswana

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia

Now of course Namibia is a hot spot for quad safaris as the vast deserts and dunes really lend themselves to exploration on something smaller than a 4×4. Here you can wiz along in some of the most remote parts of the Sossusvlei, and have a true desert experience, all from the comfort of this luxury lodge – for those who want to entertain the family or have a small adventure, this is for them.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia

Southern Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

Similar to Lattitude this operation is seriously remote, and only for those who want to see something completely unique. Western Tanzania has been known for a long time as one of the most wild and remote places in Africa and the vast space lends itself perfectly to quad biking, walking and other adventures, mainly involving boats! Here you will stay in a mixture of rustic Lakeshore Lodge and fly camping out in the bush with your quads. The wild nature of this area is bound to enchant you.

Lakeshore Lodge

All Out Adventures, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

The Drakensberg have for a long time been known as one of Africa’s most beautiful mountain ranges and as such this wonderful area attracts all kinds of adrenalin junkies, so of course there are quads here to. These quad safaris will see you covering streams, hills, and much more, and offer the perfect active afternoon in this incredibly scenic area.

All Out Adventures, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Rose Hipwood is Managing Director of The Luxury Safari Company.

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Comments (2)

  1. LIssa says:

    What happens if you are on a quad and you run out of gas? Are there gas stations in site?

  2. Radhika says:

    Fantastic blog! I have always wanted to explore Africa and quad safaris definitely look like a fun (and different) way to do it. The private tour guide is also great if most of the tours include this.

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