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Zimbabwe safari vacation, tailor made

This exciting eight day safari provides access to some of Zimbabwe’s wildlife abundant national parks and protected private concessions. Diversity and variety is certainly the spice of life and this tailor made tour provides plenty of both. From elephants and leopards in Hwange National Park to lions and hyenas around Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe features a wealth of indigenous wildlife, as well as flocks of migratory and native species of birds. Luxury safari camps provide comfortable accommodation as well as ample opportunities to continue to keep an eye out for animals with settings in Mana Pools National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River, allowing guests to dine, stargaze and even take a ...Read more >
From £3,530 excluding flights

Zimbabwe tailor made vacation

Zimbabwe is a country of incredible beauty and wildlife, with a wide range of activities to suit every palate, from game drives to canoeing safaris, to adventurous activities such as bungee jumping and microlight flights. Not to mention the fact that the country’s guides are reputedly some of the best on the continent. This Zimbabwe tailor made vacation will take you around the country’s main highlights. You’ll visit the mighty Victoria Falls, go on safari in Hwange National Park and explore Lake Kariba, where you can view wildlife from a 4WD, boat or on foot with an armed guide. The country’s turbulent recent history has put off many visitors, but positive changes have taken place and ...Read more >
From £3,350 excluding flights

Namibia self drive vacation, big cat conservation

Namibia: a land of vast, open spaces, sweeping deserts, wild coastline, tall dark-sand dunes as high as skyscrapers, and diverse wildlife: all of which can be reached on this two week self drive itinerary. Because of the mainly-gravel roads, we recommend a 4x4 vehicle to give traction and height which affords views across the expansive landscapes. This is not a mass tourism destination: roads are empty, lodges are small and distances to drive will range from 4 – 6 hours, but the rewards are great: the lack of light pollution makes star gazing immensely rewarding; seeing the sunrise over the towering sand dunes at Sossusvlei is a photographer’s dream; kayak alongside frolicking seals and ...Read more >
From £2,500 excluding flights

Kwa-Zulu Natal tailor made tour, South Africa

South Africa's Kwa Zulu Natal region contains two World Heritage Sites, the fascinating Zulu Battlefields and beautiful coastline as well as some lesser known game reserves for safaris. The area is rich in culture, history and scenery, making an ideal destination to explore with a local guide. Your exploration of the Drakensberg Mountains combines superb hiking in places like the Didima Valley with a chance to cool off in mountain pools and also discover some of the many sites featuring prehistoric San rock art. Moving on to the Battlefields area at the heart of Zululand, visit famous conflict sites at Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift with local guides who will add not only historical context ...Read more >
From £3,400 including UK flights

Northern Ethiopia, tailor made vacation

Discover the cultural and historic delights of northern Ethiopia on this ten day tailor made vacation that takes you from Addis Ababa and into the realm of one of East Africa’s favourite settings. With a history that dates back to the Queen of Sheba, this area of northern Ethiopia is filled with a remarkable amount of heritage sites and historical places of interest with several fascinating annual festivals ensuring travelers are left in no uncertain terms as to the rhythm and religion of Africa. Aside from the cultural heritage sites, exploring northern Ethiopia on a tailor made vacation will also include interaction with local people as well as the chance to experience the region’s ...Read more >
From £4,265 excluding flights

Malawi self drive vacation

Take ten days out to embark on a self drive tour of Malawi and you’ll instantly be greeted by local people who are simply happy to meet you, assist you and find out more about your travels. Best advice is to travel with a guide however, arming yourself with maps and route information is an ideal way to get around if you prefer organic encounters and the freedom of independence. The suggested ten day itinerary below also encourages travelers to explore Malawi in their own time. There really is an exciting and fertile land to discover with lush green valleys and vast lakes morphing into the foothills of magnificent mountains. From sprawling tea estates and grand colonial properties to ...Read more >
From £3,150 excluding flights

Malawi tailor made vacations

Take time out on this tailor made two week vacation in Malawi and Zambia as you get to experience wildlife watching followed by a well-deserved break by the beach. The Luangwa Valley in South Luangwa National Park has become an ideal environment for animals in south-central Africa with rivers, lagoons and hillsides creating one of Zambia’s premier destinations for watching wildlife. Big game, such as elephants, hippos, lions and buffaloes are prevalent and a nocturnal safari will reveal wide eyed bush babies, crocs, mongoose and aardvarks. The scenery is simply sublime with luscious green valleys clouded with glass-clear lakes to provide no end of reflective photo opportunities alongside ...Read more >
From £3,375 excluding flights

Southern Ethiopia, tailor made vacation

This 10 day tailor made vacation is a privileged opportunity to spend time with some of the numerous tribes that live in Southern Ethiopia. You will have a private guide throughout, who will help you understand and interact with the many fascinating people you meet, from the Mursi people of the Lower Omo Valley, to the Karo people who practice face and body painting. You will also have the chance to visit caves and sacred sites, hike and horse ride, see where coffee is grown, enjoy the birdlife of Lake Awassa and shop in Addis Ababa’s huge market. This is a unique exploration of a fascinating and fragile world.Read more >
From £3,750 excluding flights

Kenya national parks safari, tailor made

One of the most popular safaris in Kenya, where lodges are stylish, guides are knowledgeable and scenery extraordinary. From gerenuk browsing vertically in the Samburu, to the resident hippos of the Mara River, this is an exhilarating safari. A rugged landscape with a backdrop of jagged mountains and its own indigenous animals, unique to the region awaits you in Samburu. The landscape, wildlife and vegetation are very different to the lush, rolling grasslands of other national parks. Here you will find thorn-bush, open plains and vast horizons, where one may taste the romance of this desert terrain. Visit Treetops in the Aberdares, Kenya’s original tree house built on stilts and famous ...Read more >
From £1,750 excluding flights

Wheelchair accessible South Africa self drive vacation

The wonders of South Africa are too many to name, but you’ll have the freedom to take in many of them with this wheelchair accessible self-drive vacation. Your accommodation and car hire are taken care of, leaving you free to make your way between destinations choosing your own route and pace. Spend a day exploring the key attractions of Cape Town, perhaps taking the cable car to the summit of iconic Table Mountain, or learning the history of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Drive to a sedate corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Winelands region, where you’ll have ample opportunity to tempt your palate on both wine and local, organic ...Read more >
From £2,300 including UK flights

Namibia safari and vacation

This wonderful two week Namibia small group guided vacation and safari takes you deep into Etosha National Park where big cats, elephants, rhinos and giraffe can all be viewed from a safe distance. See some of earth’s most spectacular landscapes: experience sunrise over the magnificent sand dunes at Sossusvlei, kayak or take a catamaran trip alongside frolicking dolphins and seals, and track desert adapted elephant in Damaraland. A highlight included in this trip is a visit to the Africat Foundation, where you will hear about the conservation efforts being made to preserve wildlife. There is an opportunity to extend your stay here to witness carnivores and other endangered species such as ...Read more >
From £2,865 excluding flights

Rwanda highlights, tailor made tour

Spend nine days discovering the highlights of Rwanda, from beautiful Lake Kivu to gorilla trekking in the mountains, on this tailor made tour. Spend some time in the capital Kigali, where a guided tour will reveal Rwanda’s colonial past and its recent traumatic history, with a visit to the genocide memorial site at Gisozi, just outside the city, an emotional highlight. You’ll also explore the dense rainforest of Nyungwe Forest National Park with a local guide, home to abundant wildlife, birds and giant plants, and then move on to Virungas National Park where you can choose to take one or two treks to see the mountain gorillas that live here. The tour ends with time relaxing on the shores of ...Read more >
From £3,225 excluding flights

Wheelchair accessible gorilla tracking in Rwanda

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that if you require a wheelchair at all times, or you are affected by mobility issues, that you cannot reach the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. This wheelchair accessible vacation to Rwanda ensures that you can admire these incredible, gentle creatures in their natural habitat as well as exploring many other parts of a truly fascinating African country. Reaching the gorillas in Volcanoes National Park involves traversing mountainous landscape thick with vegetation, but if you are not able to trek yourself, porters are available to carry you in a throne chair, and also to carry your own wheelchair, out to wherever the gorillas are currently located. Keep in ...Read more >
From £1,250 excluding flights

Kenya safari with a beach stay

Starting in Nairobi and ending on the shores of the delightful Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas. You begin your journey after a night in Nairobi discovering one of the most famous safari destinations, the Masai Mara situated in South West Kenya renowned for being home to over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope between July and October, when the migration of huge herds make a dash across the rivers. Lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah are abundant … this is the area of the Big 5 safari. Travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya where acres of wheat and barley grow towards the Rift Valley lakes and Nakuru Park, home to black ...Read more >
From £1,600 excluding flights

3 day Rwanda gorilla safari

A three day Rwanda vacation that includes not only one full day on a gorilla safari, one of the world’s most sought after wildlife watching experiences, but also a guided tour around the country’s historic capital, Kigali, a city that has been the center of clan led kingdoms for generations and then colonial powers after that. The horrors of the 1994 genocide are commemorated at Gisozi, a memorial site on the outskirts of the city, which you will visit. From the turbulent past to the tranquillity of the hills, where the Volcanoes National Park boasts not only an extraordinary landscape of nine volcanoes, six of which are active, but also habitats for the world famous mountain gorilla. ...Read more >
From £1,250 excluding flights

Privately guided Namibia vacation

This privately guided Namibia vacation is tailor made trip, using the 12 day itinerary below as a starting point for an incredible adventure around this country’s eclectic and exquisite landscapes. Wildife watching opportunities include seeing the Big Five at Etosha National Park, as well as the desert adapted wildlife in the Namib, such as desert elephants and rhinos. We also celebrate Namibia’s cultural heritage, taking you to locations where you can learn about the ancient traditions of the San people or visiting traditional fishing villages along the coast around Walvis Bay. This area is also perfect for marine wildlife watching with dolphins, porpoises and even whales visiting these ...Read more >
From £4,395 excluding flights

Zimbabwe & Zambia vacation

Our Zimbabwe and Zambia vacation is a tailor made trip following an itinerary that has been crafted to give you a truly outdoor and outstanding experience of both these countries. With the help of domestic flights you can cover some gorgeous ground in ten days, and yet have several days in each location to feel truly immersed in it all. We organise this tailor made trip for departures between mid June and the end of October when conditions are perfect to enjoy the national parks en route. These include Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools which you visit after Victoria Falls, both being on the Zambezi. Mana Pools feels gloriously remote, and your accommodation here at an exclusive river camp is second to ...Read more >
From £4,345 excluding flights

Zambia safari in Luangwa with Victoria Falls

Combine the majestic Victoria Falls with Zambia’s top safari destinations around the Luangwa River valley. Considered by some to be Africa's finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa, the South Luangwa National Park offers a memorable wilderness experience where days begin with breakfast cooked on an open camp fire before game drives in search of elephants and Thornicroft Giraffe. You'll also stay at Nsefu, Zambia's historic first game camp. The verandahs of your luxurious rondavel accommodation overlook a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, with a chance to mix walks through ebony groves with a trip to nearby saltpans that are a wildlife magnet. Moving to Livingstone, combine the ...Read more >
From £4,820 excluding flights

Kenya and Tanzania classic tailor made vacation

This ten day tailor made tour of two of East Africa’s classic countries – Kenya and Tanzania – takes place in some of the region’s best loved national parks and game reserves. From ornithological wonders and protected rhinos in Nakuru National Park to top predators, zebra, antelope and wildebeest in the Masai Mara and Serengeti, this tour is packed with classic encounters to ensure your East African experience is as authentic as it will be exciting. Arriving for the wildebeest migration is an absolute thrill to behold however, step foot in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and you’ll be presented with an incredible collection of wildlife thriving in the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, ...Read more >
From £3,530 excluding flights

Short Kenya safari, Masai Mara and Nakuru

A short but highly rewarding safari, visiting one of the most famous safari destinations, the Masai Mara situated in South West Kenya renowned for being home to over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope between July and October, when the migration of huge herds make a dash across the rivers. Lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah are abundant … this is the area of the Big 5 safari. Travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya where acres of wheat and barley grow towards the Rift Valley lakes and Nakuru Park, home to black and white rhinos and the endangered Rothschild giraffe, together with abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl that frequent the lake. Finally end your adventure with a ...Read more >
From £945 excluding flights
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