Trip Ideas

We have included a selection of example itineraries in Africa to give you an idea of what is possible when you travel. They are designed to showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well in each destination. Please remember that these are ideas designed to entice and inspire you. Your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of the Travel Africa team based on your particular tastes and interests.

Whether you are looking for a family holiday, honeymoon, solo adventure or group travel, we encourage you to contact us so we can tailor our suggestions based on what you would like to achieve from your holiday to Africa.


9 Day Young Explorers Family Safari

This 9 day family holiday safari offers the perfect opportunity for you and your family to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together. Begin at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zambia before embarking on the specially designed Young Explorers Package with an emphasis on conservation, respect for the earth, and learning some genuine bush survival skills along the way. Complete your safari at Camp Kalahari which offers quad biking adventures on the vast and endless salt pans and informative Bushman interactions.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-3 Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls

Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometres from the thundering Victoria Falls.

Day 3-6 Young Explorers Package at Footsteps Across the Delta Camp

The Young Explorers package is a specially designed safari offering families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together. Under the surface, however, you will discover that the Young Explorers program is much more than a safari experience. One of the special attractions of the program is its exclusivity. Each family has the use of a private six-bedded camp, two professional guides, personal chef, waiter, housekeeper, and mokoro guides. They are there to explore the bush at their leisure, while never losing sight of the fact that being in the wilderness is also about having fun.

Day 6-9 Camp Kalahari

Located on Hyena Island at the edge of an ancient super lake and adjacent to the Makgadikgadi National Park, is the classically quaint, Camp Kalahari. With two distinct seasons in the Makgadikgadi, the dry season and the wet season, a variety of activities are offered, adjusted to match the season. There are day trips for game viewing with a focus on the annual zebra and wildebeest migration, quad biking adventures on the vast and endless salt pans, informative Bushman interactions, visits to Chapman’s Baobab and magical encounters with the pixie-faced Meerkats. Camp Kalahari welcomes children of all ages.

Day 9 Maun

You will have a shared light aircraft flight from Tsigaro Airstrip to Maun Airport and connect with your return flight home.

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9 Day Classic Historic Northern Route

This itinerary is designed for travellers who want to visit the northern historical attractions but don’t have much time. Visitors will cover all the important sites in the Historic circuit by flying from one site to the other. It also includes a visit to the Simien Mountains National Park, the only natural site of the country that is registered by UNESCO as a world Heritage Site.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-2 Addis Ababa

You will be welcomed by your guide on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2-3 Bahir Dar

Fly from Addis to Bahir Dar and visit the Blue Nile Falls before lunch. In the afternoon take a boat trip on Ethiopia’s largest water body, Lake Tana (3,600 Km Sq), to visit the island monasteries of Ura Kidane Mihret (14th Century AD) and Azwa Mariam (14th Century AD).

Day 3-4 Gondar

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gondar – the 17th century capital of Ethiopia. In the afternoon you will visit the Imperial Castle Compound of Gondar (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the ‘Bath of Emperor Fasiladas’, the church of Quskuam Mariam (17th century AD), the residence of Empress Mintwab, and the church of Debre Birhan Sillassie which is famous for its magnificent wall and ceiling paintings.

Day 4-5 Simien Mountains

Drive from Gondar to Debark (the headquarter of the Simien Mountain National Park), and proceed 36 km to the Simien Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site) to visit the endemic mammal of Ethiopia – the Gelada Baboon, and the breath taking scenery of the Simien Mountains.

Day 5-7 Axum

Today you will drive to Axum, the earliest Capital of Ethiopia, crossing the Tekezze Gorge. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Axum which includes visiting the Archaeological museum of Axum, the famous stele park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the church of St. Mary of Zion which is believed to be the last resting place of the original Ark of the Covenant. You will visit the palace and tomb of King Kaleb and Gebre Meskel (6th Century AD), and the ruin palace of the Queen of Sheba (9th Century BC).

Day 7-8 Lalibela

In the morning, fly to Lalibela – home of the 12th century AD rock hewn churches of King Lalibela. In the afternoon, visit the first group of churches of King Lalibela (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Day 8-9 Lalibela

In the morning, you will take a mule back ride to the hill top semi monolithic church of Asheton Mariam (13th century AD). Reaching the top of the hill will reward you with unforgettable views of the area. In the afternoon, visit the remaining second and the third group of the churches of Lalibela.

Day 9 Addis

Fly back to Addis and have a half-day city tour of Addis that includes visiting the National Archeological Museum of Addis Ababa and Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa. Drive to Mt. Entoto (3,200 meters) to have a panoramic view of the capital. In the evening, you will be invited to a fare well dinner party at one of the best traditional restaurants of Addis to see the folkloric dances of the Ethiopian people and to taste the variety of meals of the Ethiopian people.

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15 Day Kenya Safari & Beach

This is an itinerary for the active & adventurous who want to have time to relax but also have options to discover together the wonders that Kenya has to offer. We have chosen private, off the beaten track locations, where you can have time to yourselves in comfortable and excitingly original lodges and camps that we guarantee offer an authentic “Kenya” experience coupled with contrast, culture, comfort and wow factor.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-2 Tamarind Tree, Nairobi

On arrival at JKIA International Airport Nairobi, you will be transferred to your accommodation. We can arrange a visit to the Giraffe Centre or Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

Day 2-6 Ekorian’s Mugie, Laikipia

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to Wilson airport for your schedule flight to Loisaba. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation. Ekorian’s Mugie Camp is a private eco-camp, exclusively located in Mugie Wildlife Conservancy, Laikipia. Mugie game drives are remarkable for their intimacy with the wildlife, as there are rarely more than two vehicles out on the conservancy. 

Day 6-10 Offbeat Mara, Mara North Conservancy

You will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Mara North. On arrival, you will be transferred to Offbeat Mara Camp. Offbeat Mara Camp is a 12 bed traditional semi-permanent camp situated on the Olare Orok water system, on the newly formed Mara North Conservancy, north of the Masai Mara Game Reserve. This unspoilt part of Masailand is an area full of wildlife but far from any other camp or lodge. The Mara offers wonderful game viewing throughout the year and features the annual wildebeest migration in July – September.

Day 10-15 Diani Blue, Diani Beach

You will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to the coast. Here you will sped 5 nights at Diani Blue, a charmingly small, intimate and exclusive beach lodge, lapped by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Ideally located on Diani Beach, which was recently voted the ‘Best Beach in Africa’ by the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry: The 21st Annual Travel Awards, Diani Blue features just six spacious Swahili-styled rooms (all with AC) clustered around a central pool and overlooking the silver-white sands of Diani Beach. 

Day 15 Depart Nairobi

You will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson airport. On arrival, you will transfer across Nairobi to JKIA for your international flight home.

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11 Day Ultimate Kenya Safari

This 11 day itinerary encompasses 3 very different areas of Kenya; Lewa, Ol Pejeta & the Maasai Mara. It includes good quality, comfortable accommodation and many opportunities for game viewing in 3 contrasting locations. All internal flights are included to maximise your time in country, The drive from Lewa to Ol Pejeta is an interesting one and will give you a chance to see Africa from the ground.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-2 Macushla House, Nairobi

On arrival at JKIA International Airport Nairobi, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Karen.  We can arrange a visit to the Giraffe Centre or Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

Day 2-5 Lewa Safari Camp, Laikipia

You will be met at Macushla and transferred to Wilson airport for your schedule flight to Lewa Downs. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation. This can be a good game drive if you are lucky. Lewa is a very special private conservancy where there are several lovely camps and lodges all cleverly sighted so you won’t see them. It’s a beautiful area with all the big 5 and much more. Here they operate one of the best rhino conservation set ups in the whole of Africa.

Day 5-7 Porini Rhino Camp, Ol Pejeta

You will have a road transfer from Lewa Safari Camp to Ol Pejeta. There is a chance of excellent game viewing with all of the Big 5 present and you are sure to see the wonderful and endangered Rhino. Laikipia is a beautiful part of Kenya situated under Mount Kenya and is known for its good climate and many large ranches that have all been turned into conservation areas. Porini Rhino Camp is a comfortable tented camp, located well away from any other camps in Ol Pejeta. It is well run with good guides and inclusive costs.

Day 7-11 Elephant Pepper Camp, Mara North Conservancy

You will have a road transfer from Porini Rhino Camp to the airstrip for your flight to the Maasai Mara. Elephant Pepper Camp is located in the heart of the Mara North Conservancy. At 74’000 acres, Mara North Conservancy is one of the largest and most successful community-owned conservancies in Kenya. Bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Elephant Pepper Camp is one of the original, small and exclusive safari-style tented camps.

Day 11 Nairobi

You will depart Elephant Pepper Camp and transfer to the airstrip by road for your scheduled flight to Wilson airport. On arrival, you will transfer across Nairobi to JKIA for your international flight home.

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13 Day Southern Malawi

This 13 day itinerary takes you on a guided journey through the south of Malawi. It combines land & water based game-rich safari experiences, along with some rest and relaxation on beautiful Lake Malawi.

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Day 1-3 Mkulumadzi, Majete

The only place to see the Big 5 in Malawi (and recent reintroduction of cheetah), start on a high. With only 2 lodges in the park, this is the ultimate exclusive safari experience.

Day 3-5 Huntingdon, Satemwe

Enjoy a couple of days at this glamorous colonial house surrounded by a beautiful landscape, the tea estate. Enjoy a different and exciting side of this wonderful country.

Day 5-8 Kuthengo, Liwonde

Gorgeous views over the Shire River, authentic safari tents and top class guiding. The boat safari is one of Malawi’s best kept secrets, a birders paradise and an abundance of wildlife enjoying their days on the river bank (including cheetah and rhino).

Day 8-10 Mumbo Island, Cape Maclear

2 days of digital detox, a small eco friendly boutique camp situated on a gorgeous island in the middle of the lake and surrounded by turquoise waters, stunning bird life and 800 species of tropical cichlid fish endemic to Lake Malawi. Snorkel the crystal-clear lake and experience breathtaking sunset views from Pod Rock.

Day 10-12 Pumulani, Cape Maclear

Time to relax in style, 2 days spent in ultimate luxury with unparalleled views over Lake Malawi, the authentic sunset dhow cruise is one of the best ways to admire the African sunset over Lake Malawi. Learn about the stars with their own stargazer.

Day 12-13 Latitude 13, Lilongwe

A lavish way to end any trip, indulge in delicious cuisine or relax by the pool. Also close enough to the city to enjoy that last bit of Malawi culture.

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13 Day Northern Malawi

This 13 day itinerary encompasses Malawi’s northern circuit. Enjoy the golden beaches and adventurous activities on Lake Malawi alongside excellent hiking and birding opportunities in the rolling hills of Nyika Plateau.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-3 Blue Zebra, Lake Malawi

Start your trip in paradise, stay in luxurious tented villas that look over Lake Malawi. Enjoy delicious cuisine, refreshing cocktails by the infinity pool and there are a number of activities to keep you busy.

Day 3-5 Tongole, Nkhotakota

Set in a wild and untouched sanctuary. There are an abundance of elephants and over 300 species of bird life to enjoy here. Relax, unwind and canoe down the river, take advantage of the quiet intimate and remote lodge.

Day 5-7 Chintheche Inn, Chintheche

Enjoy a laid back and relaxed atmosphere on the shores of Lake Malawi. Golden beaches to relax on and a number of exciting activities to keep you active.

Day 7-10 Chelinda Lodge, Nyika

Situated within the rolling hills of Nyika Plateau this cosy and homely lodge is in a remote and peaceful location. Enjoy walks around the wooded areas and open spaces or head out on an exciting hike. Fantastic birding and good wildlife concentrations, especially leopard.

Day 10-12 Pumulani, Cape Maclear

Time to relax in style, 2 days spent in ultimate luxury with unparalleled views over Lake Malawi, the authentic sunset dhow cruise is one of the best ways to admire the African sunset over Lake Malawi. Learn about the stars with their own stargazer.

Day 10-13 Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island

Ultimate paradise on Likoma Island with golden beaches and crystal clear waters. Indulge in exciting activities, explore the island’s culture or relax in your heavenly and spacious luxury room or chalet.

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19 Day Mozambique & Zimbabwe Combo

Mozambique boasts a rich history and culture, as well as an extraordinary coastline of palm-fringed and white sandy beaches. When combined with Zimbabwe’s diversity of landscapes and big game locations, you have the perfect bush & beach itinerary.

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Day 1-3 The Victoria Falls Hotel, Livingstone

Situated high up on a plateau that borders the Lower Zambezi National Park, with views over the gorgeous African bushveld. Start your adventure in style and with the Falls as your backdrop.

Day 3-6 The Hide, Hwange

In one of the best locations in Hwange National Park, the Hide offers luxury accommodation, the best game viewing around with lots of activities to enjoy and staff that will ensure you get the best out of your 3 days.

Day 6-9 Changa, Lake Kariba

On the waters of Lake kariba sits an authentic camp. It’s intimate and secluded and the views from the rooms over the lake are breath-taking. The activities will keep you busy and the staff will ensure you have a wonderful and memorable stay.

Day 9-12 John’s Camp, Mana Pools

Stay in 1 of just 3 meru style tents in the middle of the bush for 3 days and get a full sense of being in the centre of the wildlife. Along with talented guides, good food and great service this is a camp that will exceed all expectations.

Day 12-15 Chilo Gorge, Gonarezhou Nairobi

The ultimate remote paradise. The stunning and unique landscapes of Gonarezhou National Park make the perfect backdrop to the large herds of elephants and buffalo. Explore the landscapes, watch the wildlife and interact with the Shengaan villagers in this wild wilderness.

Day 15-19 Santorini, Vilanculos

Arriving in paradise, spend 4 days relaxing on the golden beaches. Bask in the stunning views over the archipelago islands and get involved in the activities. Island trips, diving and deep-sea fishing (to name just a few). The accommodation is luxurious, the hosts friendly and welcoming and the seafood cuisine delicious. Ultimate paradise.

Day 19 Vilanculos

You will depart Santorini and transfer to Vilanculos airport to connect with your international flight home.

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14 Day Namibia Guided Family Safari

Travel with one of Namibia’s most well-known naturalist, ‘child-friendly’ guides on this 2 week itinerary. Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and learn more about conservation initiatives involving Africa’s large cats. Explore the Damaraland region whilst staying at an exclusive-use mobile camp. Track endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephants and climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-2 Windhoek

Arrive at Windhoek International Airport and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Day 2-3 Okonjima Plains Camp, AfriCat Foundation

You will be collected by your naturalist guide from your accommodation and set off on your private family safari in Namibia which today will take you through Okahandja to Okonjima, the home of the AfriCat Foundation. Activities include leopard tracking by vehicle, a visit to the cheetah welfare project, large carnivore tracking on foot including cheetahs, wild dogs and spotted hyenas, participation in the fun bushman trail and various self-guided walking trails.

Day 3-5 Mushara Bush Camp, Eastern Etosha National Park

Mushara Bush Camp offers a down–to–earth tented bush camp experience which is well suited as an exceptionally affordable base for travellers exploring the Etosha National Park. Enjoy a full day of exciting game viewing within the eastern section of Etosha National Park. As you have the full time services of your own private guide, in your own 4×4, the day’s activities are scheduled around the specific interests of your family and the endurance of your children!

Day 5-6 Etosha Mountain Lodge, Southern Etosha National park

Enjoy game-viewing adventures through the breadth of the Etosha National Park, stopping at selected waterholes to observe the game gathered there along the way. Exit the park through the southern Andersson Gate to arrive at the Etosha Mountain Lodge situated in the Kamanjab Region.

Day 6-9 Huab Under Canvas Camp, Damaraland

Arrive at your exclusively set up Under Canvas Camp in time for sundowners around the camp fire. This is a private camp set up specifically for a family. Activities include tracking desert adapted rhino; exploring the upper and less crowded Huab River in search of desert adapted elephants; nature walks and scenic game drives; as well as the possibility of visiting some nearby prehistoric rock engravings.

Day 9-11 Cornerstone Guesthouse, Swakopmund

The drive today takes you south past Namibia’s highest mountain and onto the coastal town of Swakopmund, a great family friendly destination. Swakopmund is the optimal place in Namibia for both relaxation and fun. This coastal town pushes adrenaline to its limits with extreme sports such as skydiving over the desert or sand boarding on the dunes.

Day 11-13 Desert Homestead Outpost, Sossusvlei

The fascinating drive today takes you south-east through awesome and ever changing desert landscapes via the impressive Gaub and Kuiseb canyons to meet the dunes at the settlement of Solitaire. You then continue south to Sesriem to go on to stay at the Desert Homestead Outpost. Enjoy a full day Sossusvlei dunes excursion with your guide in the Namib Naukluft National Park.

Day 13-14 Galton House, Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek in the late afternoon to spend the last night of your safari at the Galton House. You enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at the guesthouse with your guide, reminiscing about the adventures just passed.

Day 14 Windhoek

You’ll be transferred to Windhoek International Airport by your guide in time for your international flight.

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10 Day Rwanda Primates & Wildlife

This wonderful safari will take you to Nyungwe, a vast montane forest found in the South West of Rwanda. Continue to Lake Kivu a beautiful lake with so much to offer before en-routing to Parc National des Volcans, haven for the tender mountain gorillas. Appreciate the beauty of this gigantic tropical rain forest of Virunga. End with a tour around Kigali; visit the Genocide memorial at Gisozi and the Rwanda National Museum.

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Day 1-2 Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to overnight accommodation in Kigali.

Day 2-3 Nyungwe Forest Lodge, Nyungwe Forest

After an early breakfast transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park. This drive takes about 5 hours. Make stops at local markets, the traditional palace in Nyanza. Continue to Butare, visit the Botanical Gardens and the cultural museum. Pass through green fields of tea scattered across the hillsides and the small unique wooden houses surrounding Nyungwe Forest, on arrival check into Nyungwe Forest Lodge for an overnight stay.

Day 3-4 Chimp Trekking

Have an early breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing. With a park ranger enter the forest for Chimpanzee trekking. Enjoy chimp viewing as they swing from tree to tree, branch to branch and the little ones feeding on fruits or hiding behind their mothers. Follow them from nest to nest till you have had your full. Then either enjoy the Canopy walk or the waterfall trail walk in the forest before exiting it. A combination of all these activities or any one of these activities is a reward and a wonderful experience. Later return to Nyungwe Forest Lodge for overnight.

Day 4-5 Nature Walk

With an early breakfast, enjoy a nature walk. This will be conducted in the company of a park ranger. On this nature walk search for the largest groups of colobus – enjoy viewing many monkeys in large groups and different bird species including; the Rwenzori Turaco. After the walk take a break and relax with a picnic lunch in the middle of the forest. After lunch make your way back to the lodge. Relax at the lodge and later retire for an overnight.

Day 5-6 Lake Kivu Serena, Kibuye

After breakfast proceed via Kibuye, enjoying the stunningly beautiful views from Lake Kivu up to Gisenyi. This is beautiful countryside with valleys full of agricultural farms. Kibuye is the most beautiful of all the three resort towns on Lake Kivu. Relax at the shores of Lake Kivu or take a boat out on the lake to see the various islands. Swim in the refreshing waters or stroll to the nearby villages rambling across a number of hills.

Day 6-7 Kibuye – Gisenyi

After breakfast, either drive to, or take a speed-boat to Gisenyi. You will encounter local fishermen, fishing villages and also the residents of Idjwi Island (Congo) who are rowing long distances in their dugout canoes to visit the Rwanda markets. You will be picked up in Gisenyi for lunch before retiring to the Lake Kivu Serena for overnight.

Day 7-8 Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Musanze

After breakfast, visit the Ross Carr’s Imbabazi Orphanage. Imbabazi Orphanage was founded by Mrs Rosamond Halsey Carr in late 1994 at Mugongo to care for the genocide orphans. She witnessed all Rwanda’s historical events, including the gluesome genocide of 1994. She is the author of “Land of a Thousand Hills: my life in Rwanda.” Later take a stroll on the lake and also visit other local villages. After lunch drive to Ruhengeri continuing onto Kinigi for an overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

Day 8-9 Gorilla Tracking

With an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for gorilla briefing. When venturing into this gigantic forest, a packed lunch, comfortable clothes, shoes and a walking stick is a must before gorilla tracking. The time spent gorilla tracking is unpredictable, It varies from 2-8 hours before an encounter with the family of these gentle creatures. The location of each gorilla family depends on temperature, their feeding range and movement of the previous day.

Enjoy a 1 hour encounter with the gorillas (this is the only time allowed in the company of each gorilla family per day). Watch and capture this memorable experience as they go about their day to day activities; the young ones playing around the old ones, feeding each other and eating foliage. The sight of these outstanding creatures is the climax of this entire safari. Later retire for an overnight at the lodge.

Day 9-10 Optional Activities

After an early breakfast, you get to choose which activity you want for this day; Either track the golden monkeys or climb the breath-taking Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre; a place which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, a brave lady who protected and saved a lot of these gentle creatures from inhuman savages. Or visit the local communities around the park. After the activity of your choice, check out of the lodge, have lunch in Ruhengeri and the drive back to Kigali. On your way to Kigali make some stops for scenic viewing, the drive to Kigali takes about 3 hours as Rwanda is a small country.

Day 10 Departure

Depending on the time for your departure flight, we can arrange a city tour. Visit the Kigali genocide memorial and later transfer to the Kigali International Airport for your departure flight. This drive is about 30 minutes.

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14 Day Cape Town, Winelands & Eastern Cape Safari

Experience the beauty of Cape Town & the Winelands before enjoying a malaria-free Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape. Start your holiday in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town & enjoy the many attractions on offer here. Then drive to the Cape Winelands and to indulge in the gourmet delights of South Africa’s fine food. Enjoy great wine tasting and award-winning cuisine. Finish your journey in the exclusive Amakhala Game Reserve. Sit back and relax as you take in wonderful views during the search for the Big 5 on expertly led and informative game drives.

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Day 1-4 Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation in Cape Town. There are many wonderful places to stay in Cape Town & we can make recommendations based on your requirements. We can also recommend a variety of activities from guided walking foodie tours to climbing Table Mountain.

Day 4-6 The Last Word, Constantia

In the morning, your hire car will be delivered to your accommodation in Cape Town and you can self-drive to Constantia.

Day 6-8 Bartholomeus Klip, Riebeek Valley

After breakfast, you will self-drive to north to the Riebeek Valley (approx. 1hr 20min drive) for your 2 night stay at Batholomeus Klip. The staff here are lovely and most have grown up on the farm. The food is exquisite and very locally sourced with good options of suitable wines on offer to go with each course/menu. They serve brunch, after a morning safari appropriate to the area and local conservation projects that they are involved in. Then high tea (absolutely mouth-watering) followed by dinner. There is a beautiful lake with great options for fishing and walking.

Day 8-10 Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, Franschhoek

After a leisurely breakfast, you will self-drive to Franschhoek in the winelands (approx. 50min drive). Almost mythical in its beauty, Babylonstoren is a working wine and fruit farm in the glorious Drakenstein Valley of the Winelands. Lovely white-washed Cape Dutch buildings form the exteriors, while the interiors showcase a combination of heritage and modern living. Enjoy gourmet meals lovingly prepared by experienced chefs. Sample local wines and explore the cellars of well-established wine farms. The Winelands is all about stepping back from the hectic pace of modern living, and appreciating the finer things in life in some of the most gorgeous and tranquil locations this country has to offer. The Raptor and Cheetah rehabilitation centre, Butterfly World, and museums and sites of historic import can be explored on your Winelands visit.

Day 10-14 Amakhala Woodbury Lodge, Eastern Cape

You will self-drive back to Cape Town Airport (approx. 1hr 15min drive). Return your hire car. Fly to Port Elizabeth for your safari. Surrounded by bush and set against a cliff face overlooking the Bushman’s River Valley, Woodbury Lodge enjoys panoramic views over the private Amakhala Reserve. Created through a merger of private farms, the 7000 hectare, malaria-free reserve is respected for its rhino and cheetah management and claims a strong conservation ethos. 6 stone and thatch cottages feature the natural, earthy tones of the surrounding bush and boast private decks and scenic vistas. The lodge’s main areas include a dining room, lounge, bar and an outside bbq section. The viewing deck alongside the swimming pool affords sweeping panoramas below. Woodbury Lodge provides morning game drives, guided walks, river cruises and afternoon/evening game drives.

Day 14 Depart Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, you will have a road transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport (approx. 1hr 15min drive) and board your flight to Johannesburg or onward travel.

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14 Day Northern Tanzania & Zanzibar

This 2 week itinerary embodies a real love of East Africa. These luxury tented camps and lodges are located in some excellent areas in northern Tanzania, both for game viewing and the views. They are comfortable, sensibly priced and offer a well balanced bush & beach itinerary.

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Day 1-3 Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge, Arusha

You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to your accommodation where you will spend 2 nights.

Day 3-5 Mandhari Lodge, Manyara

You will be picked up from Ngare Sero for your transfer to Esilalei Village Project with picnic lunch for cultural exploration with a local Maasai guide who will take you for a short walk around his village and let you explore its surroundings and the school. Later you will proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight. After breakfast on Day 4, you will transfer to Lake Manyara for game driving and exploration. Afterwards you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5-6 Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Rim

You will have a short drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all the African big game. Once you have entered the park gates in the early morning you will descend into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Later you return to the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

Day 6-8 Naona Moru Camp, Central Serengeti

You will set off on your drive to Central Serengeti. The drive has wonderful ever-changing scenery of rolling hills, passing Maasai villages and then into the plains of the Serengeti. Here you will start game viewing properly. Your driver can give you an idea of timings, but each day varies depending on what you see on the way. You will stop for lunch en route to the central area of the Serengeti. You spend the day in search of spectacular wildlife by combing the area between Ngorongoro and central Serengeti. In the late afternoon you will reach the Camp and enjoy a nice shower before dinner and overnight. On Day 7, you will enjoy further exploration of the endless plains. The habitats are natural, and you can game drive all day, taking a picnic lunch so you can explore further afield. There are resident cats and many herd animals for you to enjoy.

Day 8-10 Kazkaz Mara Camp, Northern Serengeti

Today you will be transferred up to the northern areas of the Serengeti. You will have a whole day of game drives and exploration arriving at a lovely new camp in time for a shower, a sundowner and dinner. On Day 9, you will have a whole day of game drives and exploration in northern Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 10-11 Kisiwa House, Stone Town Zanzibar

You will have a transfer to the Airstrip for your flights to Zanzibar. You will depart with picnic lunch boxes for the journey. Meet and transfer to Stone Town, later proceed with Stone Town Tour and to your accommodation for overnight.

Day 11-14 Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar

You will be picked up from Kisiwa House after breakfast and enjoy a Spice Tour before being transferred to your beach hotel for dinner and overnight. You will spend 3 nights here to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Day 14 Depart Zanzibar

After breakfast, transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your international flight home.

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15 Day Southern Tanzania & Zanzibar

This itinerary combines Selous and Ruaha in Southern Tanzania which will give you a really proper safari experience. It will be very genuine, fun, exciting, off the beaten track and still very comfortable. Complete your East Africa holiday with a relaxing beach getaway on the Island of Zanzibar.

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Day 1-2 Southern Sun, Dar es Salaam

You will be met and transferred to your overnight accommodation in Dar at the Southern Sun Hotel.

Day 2-5 Lake Manze Camp, Selous

After breakfast, transfer to Dar airport to board your Coastal flight to Selous. Upon landing, you will have a game drive to Lake Manze Camp. Feel the thrills of having an elephant eating Doum palm seeds right outside your tent. Hear the sound of its rumbling stomach and see how tender a mother is to her calf. Experience the sunrise on a walking safari. Enjoy a delicious picnic bush breakfast or lunch during your game drive as you spot lions and wild dogs. Take a fishing trip on the lake. Get close to the hippos and crocodiles and thousands of exotic birds on a sunset boat safari. Delight in a sumptuous candlelight dinner on the lakeshore to the symphony of the surrounding. There is lots of variety to enjoy here.

Day 5-9 Mdonya River Camp, Ruaha

After breakfast game drive to Siwandu airstrip & board your flight to Ruaha. On landing, you will have a game drive to Mdonya River Camp for a 3 night stay. This is a proper tented camp. You sleep in a comfortable, large with flush loos and bucket showers, but not many frills. There is no electricity. This is a raw, authentic safari taking you into some of the wildest and best game viewing areas in Africa. I love it because there is variety, with the lake and the savannah. These camps are good value, well located and exciting. They are excellently guided and you will be well looked after and see a lot of game, some of it marching through your camp.

Day 9-11 Mwagusi Camp, Ruaha

You will have a shared transfer from Mdonya to Mwagusi Camp where you will spend the next 2 nights. Set on the banks of the seasonal Mwagusi River, Mwagusi Camp is smart and very comfortable, yet rustic in feel. It has been operating in Ruaha National Park for well over a decade. As a result, the game drawn to the river and in the surrounding area is well habituated. That Mwagusi is owner-run is something of a rarity in Tanzania these days. Its owner and usual host is the charismatic Chris Fox who was born in Tanzania and is passionate about Africa, the park and wildlife.

Day 11-12 Kisiwa House, Stone Town Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will have a game drive to the airstrip & board your flight to Dar. You will connect with your flight to Zanzibar. You will be met and transferred to Stone Town for your overnight stay at Kisiwa House. Activity options include a Stone Town Tour & a Spice Tour.

Day 12-15 The Palms, Zanzibar

You will be picked up from Kisiwa House after breakfast and transferred to your beach hotel for your stay at the secluded Palms Resort. You will spend 3 nights here to enjoy some rest and relaxation. There are also many activities on offer including snorkelling, scuba diving & boat trips.

Day 15 Depart Zanzibar

After breakfast, transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your international flight home.

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15 Day Best of Uganda Safari

If you are looking for a real Ugandan adventure, look no further. This 14 night itinerary includes a range of luxurious properties, locations and activities including Gorilla Trekking & White Rhino Tracking.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-2 Papyrus Guesthouse, Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, be picked up by your driver/ guide to then transfer to your accommodation.

Day 2-4 Nile Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls

With an early morning breakfast, transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Enjoy tracking white Rhino, proceed to have lunch at Amuka Lodge and then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. On Day 3 you will enjoy a boat trip into the Victoria Nile Delta area of the National Park. The delta area is quite spectacular with several endemic mammal species to be seen to include Rothschild’s giraffe and elephant. The Shoebill stork is also to be found in the delta a must see species for the avid bird enthusiast.

Day 4-6 Primate Lodge, Kibale

You will depart via the rift valley escarpment road offering spectacular views over Lake Albert to the DR Congo and West Nile. You will proceed via the towns of Biso, Hoima, Kenjojo and onto Fort Portal to your overnight accommodation venue within KIbale Forest National Park at Primate Lodge. The venue is great starting point for Chimpanzee tracking. En-route to the lodge we will shake off the long drive with a walk to the “top of the world” along crater lakes which this area is also famous for. On Day 5, you will track chimpanzees in the national park. In the afternoon visit the Bigodi community. Bigodi village is situated in the highlands of western Uganda, in the shadow of the Ruwenzori Mountains, the famous “Mountains of the Moon”.

Day 6-8 Kasenyi Safari Camp

After breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will proceed directly to the head of the Mweya Peninsular to conduct a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel which is home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork, and Pied Kingfishers. After the boat cruise you will head to your accommodation for the night.

Day 8-9 Ishasha Jungle Lodge

After breakfast you will head for a game drive through Kasenyi sector. Watch out for the Albert endemic birds and Cape buffalos, elephants and different bird species. With packed lunch proceed to Ishasha sector, very famous for the tree climbing lions.

Day 9-11 Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

After breakfast travel further south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda´s oldest, largest, magnificent and most diverse rainforests. This “impenetrable” forest is also home to more than 320 mountain gorillas, 400 species of plants, 120 species of mammals and over 350 species of birds. Meet with your Walking Safari guide to transverse this forest. Enjoy a 15km walk to Nkuringo following the Kashasha river and Ivy River trails. This is a full day walk where there would be an opportunity of visiting the Munyaga River falls in the forest. The emphasis of this activity is for your walking guide to share his knowledge of the forest that you come into contact with and not simply an A to B. On Day 10, after breakfast you will transfer to the starting point for briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You will then continue to the forest for gorilla tracking. This activity can last from a few hours up to a full day, depending on the location of the gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest.

Day 11-13 Mount Gahinga Lodge

This morning after your hearty breakfast, proceed to Rubuguri junction with vehicle, and then start the walk of 9kms, taking about 3 hours or more depending on your speed. Pass through villages and local community; this gives you an opportunity to experience village life. You will then meet your canoe team at Rwenjeje landing site to embark on canoe excursion for 2 ½ hours across Lake Mutanda exploring a few islands up to Sheba’s campsite, where you rendezvous with your vehicle and transfer to Mgahinga National Park.

Day 13-15 Mihingo Lodge

After an early breakfast, meet with your driver / guide and proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Pass via town of Kabale through Mbarara town to stop at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch. You will have a boat trip on the lake and later after dinner enjoy a night game drive in the company of a ranger guide.

Day 15 Depart Entebbe

Enjoy a morning game drive and later proceed to Entebbe for your flight back home.

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16 Day Wild Zambia

This 16 day itinerary takes you well off the beaten track in Zambia. Enjoy a truly wild safari experience with fantastic canoeing channels, walking safaris, game drives, fishing and even a hot air balloon safari.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-3 Waterberry, Livingstone

Right near ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ you are in prime location. A cosy family friendly lodge with a number of activities on offer, you will start this wild adventure on a high.

Day 3-6 Musekese, Kafue

Run by the boys who are putting Kafue on the map, Tyrone & Phil are all about preserving the wildlife. Their camp is in a stunning setting overlooking a very active flood plain. Another great recipe of fantastic location, excellent guiding and tasty food.

Day 6-9 Busanga Bush Camp, Busanga Plains

Spend a few days in a hidden gem. It is small, intimate and remote, so you feel you may just be the only ones out with the local four-legged residents. It is also the only spot in Zambia you can experience a safari from above in a hot air balloon!

Day 9-12 Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi

3 more days in a spot that is authentic and offers an intimate experience to guests with just 5 rooms. Gorgeous views over the Zambezi River and close encounters with elephants that wander through the camp. Enjoy the true wild safari experience with fantastic canoeing channels, walking safaris, game drives and good fishing.

Day 12-13 Nsolo, South Luangwa

Sticking to the remote and authentic feel, this camp is rustic luxury and offers guests a clear awareness of being in the wild. This is where the bush walks were discovered and the best way to explore the bush is on foot.

Day 13-14 Nsolo sleepout, South Luangwa

One night away from the comforts. There is nothing more exciting than sleeping out under the stars in the bush with the noises of the nocturnal wildlife around you.

Day 14-16 Kakuli, South Luangwa

The last few days are spent in another beautiful bush camp in a different location, still very wild as the rooms are exposed. The wildlife in the area is fantastic and there is a great photography hide right in front of the main area.

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14 Day Discover Zimbabwe

This is a particularly lovely itinerary staying in well priced, excellently located lodges that offer good game viewing in varied areas. Experience the thunder and awesome majesty of Victoria Falls and the exhilaration of the abundance of adrenaline activities on offer there. For game viewing, visit Hwange National Park where there is an abundance of animals and excellent choices of lodges. Their guides are both passionate and true professionals. This is a destination for the discerning traveller who wants real Africa.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 1-3 Ursula’s Camp, Victoria Falls

On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met and transferred to Ursula’s Camp where you will spend the next 3 nights. Ursula’s is an unassuming camp set on the Vic Falls Private game reserve about 20 minutes outside of town. The Camp is situated on a 6,000 acre private game reserve just 10 minutes from the Victoria Falls and Zambezi River. The reserve is a host to black rhino, making it the only one of its kind in the Victoria Falls area to treat you to this extraordinary Big 5 Experience and a great place to start your holiday in Zimbabwe.

Over the next two days you will explore The Victoria Falls and the surrounding area

Day 3-7 Bomani Tented Lodge, Hwange National Park

Today you will depart after breakfast on your scheduled road transfer from Ursula’s Camp to Mpofu Siding (Hwange). You will connect with your scheduled tram transfer on the Elephant Express to Bomani Tented Lodge. Bomani is located within the Ngamo Forrest region on the edge of Hwange National Park within a 5,000-acre remote private reserve. Tourism to this area has a major impact on sustaining local villages, schools and many ecological projects. During the next two days you will have the opportunity to experience a range of activities including guided walks, game drives, night drives, pump runs, school visits and village visits.

Day 7-11 The Hide Safari Camp, Hwange National Park

You will depart on your scheduled intercamp transfer through the National Park from Bomani Tented Lodge to The Hide Safari Camp. This award winning safari camp is located on the eastern boundary of the famous Hwange National Park on a small private concession. Accommodation is in spacious ensuite thatch over canvas chalets overlooking their central waterhole which is frequented by wildlife in the area. Over the next two days, you can experience up to 4 activities/excursions per day at the Hide Safari Camp including guided walks, morning and afternoon game drives, night drives with a spotlight and “hide sits‟ around the pan. We can also arrange an overnight sleep-out in the “Dove’s Nest” tree house for 2 people.

Day 11-13 Changa Safari Camp, Kariba Dam

Today you will depart after your morning activity by small plane charter flight from Umtshibi to Fothergill Island – approximately a 1.5 hour flight. You will be met here by Changa Safari Camp and transferred the rest of the way (approx. 20 mins) to camp by boat. Changa Safari Camp, the Hide’s sister camp, is located on a private concession on the Lake shores of Kariba within the Matusadona National Park. Here you will spend 3 nights in spacious deluxe East African style tented suites – each with its own private deck offering stunning views of mysterious Matusadona Mountains across the inland of the Lake Kariba. During your stay at Changa Safari Camp, you can experience up to 3 activities per day. There is excellent game viewing and activities involve all modes of safaris including guided walks, game drives, fishing and boat cruises.

Day 13 Depart Harare

You will depart after breakfast on a short boat trip for Fothergill Island where you will get your small plane charter flight to Harare before catching your connecting flight home. Or if you’d prefer to spend more time exploring Africa, we can make suggestions for onward travel.

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