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Ethiopia holidays, tailor made

Ethiopia holidays, tailor made

Discover the natural beauty and culture of Ethiopia
From £1,795 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade

Ethiopia holiday, tailormade

Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia
From £2,483 17 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia

Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia

See wildlife in the Omo valley
From £1,997 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary. Minimum 2 people
Ethiopia cultural vacations

Ethiopia cultural vacations

Discover the historic wonders of Ethiopia
From £2,799 to £3,175 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Oct
2018: 7 Jan, 8 Apr, 14 Oct
2019: 7 Jan
Omo Valley cultural vacation in Ethiopia

Omo Valley cultural vacation in Ethiopia

Travel to the Omo Valley, Africa's cultural heartland
From £2,395 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Oct
2018: 21 Jan, 21 Apr, 27 Oct
Tanzania vacations, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast

Tanzania vacations, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast

See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches
From £2,225 to £2,360 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary below can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
Ethiopia to Kenya overland truck tour

Ethiopia to Kenya overland truck tour

Overland through Ethiopia's remarkable tribal lands
From US $1,208 to US $1,580 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 30 Sep
2018: 5 Jan, 17 Feb, 20 Apr, 6 Oct
2019: 4 Jan, 16 Feb, 26 Apr
Burkina Faso vacation, Dancing Masks Festival

Burkina Faso vacation, Dancing Masks Festival

The Dancing Masks Festival, a unique cultural celebration
From £2,095 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Feb
Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation

Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation

Tribal culture, colourful customs and Ouidah Voodoo Festival
From £2,349 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 7 Jan
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday

Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday

Best wildlife viewing in north Tanzania plus beach treehouse
From £3,800 to £4,500 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary.
Ethiopia tour

Ethiopia tour

Vibrant tribal cultures and fascinating historic sites
From £3,599 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Nov
2018: 6 Mar, 27 Nov
Morocco Caravan Adventure tour

Morocco Caravan Adventure tour

Retracing the steps of the ancient trans-Saharan routes.
From £437 to £500 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 May, 20 Oct, 29 Dec
Sudan tour, Nubian Desert and the Red Sea

Sudan tour, Nubian Desert and the Red Sea

Discover the Nubian Desert and the Red Sea
From £3,499 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Burkina Faso small group cultural tour

Burkina Faso small group cultural tour

Explore the diverse country of Burkina Faso
From £2,150 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 26 Dec
Easter festivals photography tour, Ethiopia

Easter festivals photography tour, Ethiopia

Expert-led photographic tour of Ethiopia's Historic Route
From £3,499 10 days inc UK flights
Small group travel
Northern Ethiopia, tailor made vacation

Northern Ethiopia, tailor made vacation

A wealth of treasures and culture in Northern Ethiopia
From £4,165 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
Southern Ethiopia, tailor made vacation

Southern Ethiopia, tailor made vacation

The privilege to spend time with Ethiopia timeless tribes.
From £3,510 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
Olpopongi Maasai cultural village tour, Tanzania

Olpopongi Maasai cultural village tour, Tanzania

An opportunity to experience the unique culture of Masaai.
From US $150 to US $450 2 days ex flights
Tailor made
Ethiopia tour with Timkat festival departure

Ethiopia tour with Timkat festival departure

Take Ethiopia's greatest religious celebration, the Timkat Festival
From US $2,945 to US $3,405 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Sep, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Dec
2018: 9 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 25 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 30 Dec
Senegal and Guinea Bissau cultural vacation

Senegal and Guinea Bissau cultural vacation

Discover Senegal and Guinea Bissau on this 14 day group tour
From £3,499 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Nov, 23 Dec
2018: 31 Jan, 17 Mar, 21 Apr, 3 Nov, 29 Dec
Chad holidays,  untamed Tibesti

Chad holidays, untamed Tibesti

An incredible journey to the holy grail of Saharan travel.
From £3,999 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Nov
2018: 11 Nov
Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Tubu nomads, desert crocodiles and the Sahara's best scenery
From £3,049 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Dec
2018: 2 Dec
Nigeria vacations, lost kingdoms

Nigeria vacations, lost kingdoms

A unique tour discovering the ethnic diversity of Nigeria
From £2,849 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 11 Nov
2018: 10 Nov
Somaliland holidays, Somalia

Somaliland holidays, Somalia

A comprehensive cultural trip through the Horn of Africa.
From £4,499 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Nov
2018: 11 Nov
West Africa Explorer, Guinea-Bissau & Senegal

West Africa Explorer, Guinea-Bissau & Senegal

Historic towns, vibrant tribal culture & the Bijagos Islands
From £3,175 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Nov, 23 Dec
2018: 31 Jan, 17 Mar, 21 Apr, 3 Nov, 29 Dec
Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation, gold and magic

Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation, gold and magic

Traditional villages and voodoo in Ghana, Togo and Benin
From £2,299 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 12 Oct, 18 Oct, 23 Nov, 26 Dec
2018: 15 Feb, 29 Mar, 10 May, 21 Jun, 2 Aug, 13 Sep, 25 Oct, 6 Dec, 26 Dec
Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks

Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks

Vibrant cultural celebrations in West Africa's secret nation
From £1,999 9 days ex flights
Small group travel
Ivory Coast vacation, ancient Gods of West Africa

Ivory Coast vacation, ancient Gods of West Africa

Traditional tribal cultures and fading colonial towns
From £2,349 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jul, 5 Aug, 16 Sep, 11 Nov, 30 Dec
2018: 20 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 28 Apr, 10 Nov, 29 Dec
Cameroon vacation, Tribal lands

Cameroon vacation, Tribal lands

Discover some of Central Africa's most fascinating cultures
From £2,065 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Oct
2018: 29 Jan, 2 Oct
Gerewol festival vacation in Chad

Gerewol festival vacation in Chad

Witness one of Africa's most colourful traditional festivals
From £1,999 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 24 Sep
2018: 23 Sep

reviews for Cultural Africa vacations

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Ethiopia holidays, tailor made
From
£1,795
excluding flights
The Simeon Mountains where we were lucky enough to see 5 Ibex in one day with our wonderful interesting guide Desu ( who knew to much about the flora & fauna of the country as he was born there!) and the Bale Mountains were we spent a very lovely afternoon walking through the forest with a guide Hussain and saw so many animals Nyala, Reedbuck, Bushbuck and Wort hogs. (more)Kim Mahon
This part of Africa was a fascinating insight into a hugely varied country of lovely people - many leading a very hard life in good humour and without apparent religious or ethnic conflict. Their welcome was invariably friendly and helpful and an effort to make us welcome. (more)Tim Elworthy
A truly fabulous vacation (more)Fiona Watson
Ethiopia cultural vacations
From
£2,799
excluding flights
Great if you are interested in culture, history and religion (more)Hannah Murray
Although the Churches, Museums and Palaces were stunning and memorable the aspect that made the most impact was meeting people in different parts of Ethiopia and gaining some understanding of how they live. (more)Lauren Kaswell
Go with an open mind and you will have many wonderful surprises (more)Margarita Lytle
Tanzania wildlife, people and beach holiday
From
£3,800
excluding flights
The most memorable was The vast variety of animals and birds observed often in large numbers and close up. (more)Geoff Hill
A marvellous vacation that exceeded expectations in all areas! Most memorable was the incredible wildlife in both Selous and Ruaha national Parks, plus the coral reefs we saw around Mafia Island - truly spectacular. Lack of other tourists was a major plus. (more)Liz Taylor
Everything was wonderful. The setting perhaps captures most of it - staying in beautiful places in the midst of the national parks and conservation areas, where the animals were everywhere (from in camp to close by during game drives). (more)Laura Dukess
Tanzania vacations, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
From
£2,225
excluding flights
11 out of 10. The vacation provider went above and beyond and made our vacation perfect. Our guide was fantastic, all of the lodges were unbelievable, and the itinerary was perfect. (more)Kirsten Glaser
It's actually pretty hard to describe this trip in a few words - it was truly magical and inspirational! (more)Nina Szewczak
Way better than I ever could have imagined. I will be going again! (more)Carole Artis
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade
From
£2,483
excluding flights
The most exciting was seeing the Wallia Ibex and the open heart monkeys. The most memorable is the image of the people on the move, herding their cattle and livestock, walking on the roadside, carrying heavy loads, everything from water containers, sacks of grain, wood, hay and even stones. (more)Sue Todd
My most memorable experience was the opportunity to sit alone in Bet Giyorgis in Lalibela soaking up the atmosphere whilst listening to a local musician and singer serenading a couple celebrating their wedding outside - so moving. (more)Karina Wild
Great trip! We loved the country and everything it has to offer! We couldn't recommend it more! Eskinder organised the tour perfectly and it all ran very smoothly. (more)Olivia Wilkinson
Omo Valley cultural vacation in Ethiopia
From
£2,395
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Bull jumping ceremony in Hammar village Tips? Beware of poor accommodation in Yabello and Wando Genet Local benefits? No Overall rating? I enjoyed learning about the customs and village life (more)Joan Thomas
Cultural tour of Mali
From
€1,940
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We named it the “5000 Star Hotel” under the full moon on a windy night as we told stories around a small fire. That was on the very edge of the Bandiagara Cliff in Dogon Country. The rocks and the edge of the cliffs were –right there —and the stories told and laughter were very precious. Our guide Aly and his Dogon friends made a conversation in multiple broken languages fun and enlightening. It truly felt like the mythical Shangra-La. And the rich history of Timbuktu.... (more)Susan Aschim
Mali cultural holiday
From
€1,640
excluding flights
I have been in a few places in Africa, and normally we go local, this time with Aly organising everything for you, I had the most luxurious trip with fabulous hotels and great food all the way... I would highly recommend booking with Aly. (more)Christina Schrotzhammer
Meeting the locals. They were friendly and welcoming...One of the best vacations I've taken. The itinerary was well thought out and the guests were well taken care of. (more)Minerva Valdenor
Exploring the exotic markets was most memorable...Awesome experience. Everything I expected and more. (more)Sanaa Lateef
Festivals and vacations in Ethiopia
From
£3,325
excluding flights
It was all memorable but - not toooo exciting! (more)June Addison
The most memorable parts were the fantastic views from the escarpments and a chance visit at a local school during the TESFA walk, the view over the twin of Ayers Rock from the Ghiralta lodge (more)Monica Filkova
This was a wonderful way to see the beauty of Ethiopia, its warm friendly people and to experience one of it's best known festivals in an idyllic rural community setting. The guide was outstanding in her knowledge of the country and was proactive...A traveling group vacation cannot get better than this. (more)Anne Cooper
Zambia safari in South Luangwa
From
£4,350
excluding flights
The most memorable part was when we were driving up a rocky dry river to see white rhinos and when they smelled/heard us and started coming towards us, realized they could be a lot faster than us on this terrain. (more)Sven Jeanrenaud
The most exciting was the gorge swing & white river rafting in Victoria Falls as well as the night game drives following lions stalking prey in the Okavango. (more)Jean Pierre Kruger
Wildlife and cultural tour to Ethiopia
From
£1,997
excluding flights
The highlight was visiting the tribal markets at Turmi and Alduba, including walking to the Turmi market from Buska Lodge; and sitting in a Hamer mud hut drinking coffee. (more)Ann Wintersgill
A great vacation ... incredible sights and the chance to see several of the tribal groups in the Omo Valley. (more)Lloyd Martin
This vacation was everything we hoped it would be, and much more. We saw everything we wanted to see, but what really made the difference was the wonderful guide and driver. (more)Carolyn Scharf
Seychelles vacation, a Creole experience
From
£2,299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing an eagle ray whilst snorkelling. Seeing wildlife close up on Cousin Island. Tips? Choose an hotel with a good beach, there are plenty of them and make sure you go to La Digue island. Local benefits? I hope so, we used local shops, and hired bycycles and used the local buses. The visit to Cousin hopefuly gave money to support the conservation here. Overall rating? Excellent, sunshine nice people, beautiful and quiet beaches everywhere. (more)David Williams
Ghana cultural tours
From
£3,185
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part was probably walking around the busy streets of areas like Accra Old Town, Osu and the centres of Cape Coast and Elmina. There is always something to look at amongst the crowds and you feel safe and are not unduly bothered. Particularly enjoyable was a visit to a local high-life band’s concert in Cape Coast. And we were very interested in a couple of meetings we had with academics about Ghanaian culture and history. Tips? We only went for... (more)Chris Pountain
Ghana, Togo and Benin vacation, gold and magic
From
£2,299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The festival for the local king in Kumasi on day 11 was a highlight. Another highlight was a visit to a village of semi nomadic people on day 9. They had a sort of water festival that day. Around 100 women in color full dresses carried a jar of water on their head, singing, and emptied the water in front of their chief. Visit to the slave forts and to several markets were very interesting. Tips? Do not have high expectations about hotels or restaurants, but... (more)Annie Krefting
Gerewol festival vacation in Chad
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Interacting with the Mbororo people was a very rewarding experience. They were friendly and very obliging when it comes to taking photos. The work which had been done before the trip started in order for the group to be accepted was obviously of the highest standard. Tips? Arrive a day earlier to acclimatize as it is a very hot destination and it is better to be well rested before the start of the trip. I arrived a day earlier and left Chad later than most of the... (more)Tony Camacho
Ethiopia to Kenya overland truck tour
From
US $1,208
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Seeing off the beaten track places, learning about traditions first hand. Seeing great scenery and good wildlife in Kenya. Tips? Ethiopia is quite 'rugged' but beautiful and varied. Don't expect luxury but it is rewarding in terms of scenery, customs and friendly people. Kenya is more comfortable with good campsites, great wildlife and good food. Local benefits? Visiting National Parks obviously support's conservation. Otherwise not that much. Overall... (more)Liz Buckle
Cultural vacation in Ghana, Togo and Benin
From
£2,249
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We experienced many memorable events but the Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin was the most exciting. It was very colorful and spontaneous. Numerous people went into trances and engaged in wild dances. Tips? Don't hesitate to go. It will surpass your expectations. Don't worry about security. It felt very safe. But be ready for heat and humidity. Local benefits? Local people obviously benefited a little from the money we spent and it's possible that... (more)Frank Keen
Burkina Faso holiday, Festival of the Dancing Masks
From
£1,999
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visting the Lobi villate of Kampti with all its fetishes in full display. Tips? Drink plenty of fluids and bring plenty of money and storage space for all the souvenirs you are likely to buy. The quality and variety are amazing. Local benefits? Staying at local hotels, buying souvenirs and drinks (at inflated prices) definitely helped the local economy and local people. Overall rating? Different and enjoyable. (more)Dominic Turnbull
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