You expect breath-taking scenery, exciting wildlife, outstanding accommodation and unforgettable experiences whilst on a Safari Drive trip. Our loyal customers return year after year for this. Unfortunately for much of 2020 travel to Africa has not been possible and we cannot wait to see our clients back on safari very soon.
In the meantime we are proud to offer you an exclusive selection of tailored self-drive experiences in Europe. From the beautiful lakes of stylish Italy to some winter warmth in Southern Spain, or even the exciting remoter parts of Europe in Iceland or Romania, Safari Drive’s European itineraries will inspire you to still explore, but just a little closer to home!
See our new Europe itineraries!
Iceland's Mystical Circuit
No landscape in Europe comes near the spectacular extremes of Iceland’s volcanoes, lava fields, ash deserts, waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and geysers. In some parts it is so remote from civilisation that the last link in the circuit was only completed in 1974, and some sections are still laid to gravel rather than tarmac. Highlights include the stretches skirting the rocky vistas of the south coast, the extraordinary bleak, though beautiful, crossing of the north-east ash fields (here you can take a short diversion to the thunderous waterfall at Dettifoss), the hot springs at Myvatn, and whale-watching at Husavik (another detour) on the north coast.
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Explore Ireland’s southwest regions on the Wild Atlantic Way. Starting in Cork, before heading to Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland, you’ll tickle your taste buds as you travel through some of Ireland’s most delightful towns and villages. Journeying though the wilds of the Beara Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and onto the Dingle Peninsula you’ll whet your appetite for travel in the Emerald Isle!
Romania's Untouched Wilderness
Discover some of the wonders of Hungary and Romania on this nine day adventure. Combining ancient architecture, rural towns and imposing castles, you can enjoy a historical journey from Budapest to Bucharest. Visit Bran's Castle and learn about the folklore of Transylvania, enjoy a tour the Maramures region and stay in the important Sighisoara Citadel.
This 2 week route takes you on a journey around Wales starting in the south and heading north, although the journey can be done in either direction. Along the way you will have the option to do some great hikes in Wales’ National Parks, stroll on long sandy beaches, experience good and empty roads, gobble welsh cakes, feel the Welsh rain on your skin and when the sun does shine you’ll really appreciate it. Croeso (welcome!). Best if you have your own vehicle. For international visitors a car should be hired either from Heathrow, Cardiff or Manchester airport.
Italy's Stylish Lakes
This is a great introduction to the dramatic beauty of northern Italy, explored on scenic drives and stays in world-class hotels. Highlights include beautiful lakeside gems with complimentary ferries. You’ll begin with Milan’s historic extravagance before following in the footsteps of Europe’s aristocracy to the Italian Lakes – Maggiore, Como and Garda. Here, snow-capped peaks look down on island-dotted waters fringed by vineyards, sun terraces and idyllic fishing villages. End with Verona whose rich heritage is evidenced by everything from Roman wonders to medieval grandeur.
Andalucia's Hidden Gems
This southern Spain road trip takes you on a fabulous loop through the stunning Andalucian landscape, concluding in the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountains. This is very possibly the best road trip Spain. Andalucia epitomises southern Spain; a wonderfully vibrant and colourful place to visit. You will travel along coasts and into mountains, but also take in Andalucia’s iconic cities and sights along the way. When to visit: the best time to visit Andalucia is in the late spring or early autumn, when you’ll avoid the summer heat and traffic, but still have beautifully warm weather. For a truly peaceful trip, visit in the winter time when the roads will be quiet and the cities more relaxed. Flights: British Airways currently have return flights to Malaga starting from £60 per person return in Oct/Nov/Dec.