Zambian Bush Adventure9 Days 8 Nights$6295 - $7850
This bush adventure harkens back to yesteryear, offering a traditional safari featuring an outstanding wildlife experience in simple, comfortable accommodations. You'll be met at Lusaka airport and transfer by air to Kafue National Park, the country's oldest national park. This area is home to an abundant variety of wildlife, including lion and leopard. Musekese Camp is set close to the Kafue River. Activities are split between walking, boating and driving. Additionally, there is also a hide on the opposite bank of the river overlooking a flooded dambo area which provides wonderful opportunities for those guests keen on photography. The adventure continues with a short flight down to the Lower Zambezi for a further 4 nights, divided between Tusk & Mane's Kutali and Chula Island camps. The region is home to a diverse array of wildlife including elephant, hippos, crocodiles, zebra and antelope as well as a myriad of birdlife. Kutali is tucked away amongst the Winterthorn trees, there are 4 tents which have been designed to make the most of the Lower Zambezi environment – they are simple gauze tents with canvas drop down sides, which blend into nature. There is an en-suite bathroom with bucket showers and flushing loos. Chula Island Camp is located on the Katengahumba /Discovery Island, offering a delightful contrast. Enjoy bush walks and canoeing in addition to game drives on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river. Evenings are spent trading stories around the campfire.
Kruger, Cape and Kalahari12 Days 11 Nights$15695 - $16150
This iconic South African itinerary offers two distinct wildlife experiences, split between the intensity of the Sabi Sands private reserve and the vastness of the Kalahari, combined with time in Africa's southernmost city, Cape Town. This itinerary begins in Johannesburg, with an overnight at the InterContinental at OR Tambo, just a convenient few minutes walk from the terminal building. From there, continue to the Sabi Sands private reserve, for three nights at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp. The area, with its unfenced boundaries to the Kruger National Park and dense wildlife population, offers the opportunity to spot the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard! After three nights of safari, enjoy four nights in Cape Town at the Cape Grace. With views of Table Mountain (a great spot to enjoy spectacular views as you walk around the "tabletop", as well as the unique flora of the Cape Floral Kingdom), this is a delightful oasis after your touring days. We've included touring of the City, Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands, some of the world's most beautiful regions. This itinerary concludes at Tswalu Motse, which has created its own safari rhythm as you traverse the reserve with your private guide and driver. The reserve is home to rhino, black maned lions and meerkats, as well as some of South Africa's more unique creatures including the honey badger, the aardvark and the endangered pangolin, many of which can only be seen during night drives.
Ultimate Namibia10 Days 9 Nights$9325 - $10495
This 9 night / 10 day Safari is a combination of a fly in and overland safari combining some of Namibia's highlights. Namibia is a vast country, covering an area approximately twice the size of California but with a population of a mere 2 million. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through the heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness. This Ultimate Namibia safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.
Leisurely Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$14560 - $19310
Your itinerary begins on arrival in Arusha, where you will enjoy an evening at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an excellent spot for relaxing and adjusting to African time. Then your Tanzanian safari begins in earnest, with 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti, at Serengeti Bushtops, where you may have the opportunity to witness the world's greatest wildlife phenomenon, the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, as well as enjoying the area's outstanding resident game. For an extra thrill, take a hot air balloon excursion for a bird's eye view across the landscape (at an additional cost which must be pre-booked) After a flight from the Serengeti to Manyara airstrip, and continue on to Entamanu, also an excellent location from which to visit the crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The caldera formed by this extinct volcano is home to rich landscapes and the largest population of permanent wildlife anywhere in Africa; you'll enjoy a picnic lunch during your visit. In addition to a day in the crater, guests can enjoy a rim walk or Maasai cultural visit. Finally, you will journey to Chem Chem Lodge, in the heart of Tarangire for a 3 night stay, enjoying game viewing in Tarangire National Park and on the private concession.
Best of Malawi – Safari, Tea Estates and Beach13 Days 12 Nights$5,895 - $6,850
You will start your exploration of Malawi with 3 nights of safari, after a quick 2 hour drive from Chileka Airport in Blantyre. You'll stay at Mkulumadzi luxury camp in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, and enjoy game drives as well as river cruises and walking safaris. With just 8 chalets in this large private concession you are guaranteed an amazing and unique wildlife experience. Your next stop is an overnight at the Satemwa Tea Estate, a wonderful break in your safari journey. You can stretch your legs, taste some of the best tea on the planet, and cycle around the picturesque rows of tea bushes with Mount Mulanje as your backdrop. Liwonde is your next point of call, one of Malawi's premier national parks, is now home to a significant black rhino population as well as many other mammals including elephant, lion and cheetah. Mvuu Lodge overlooks a tranquil lagoon, in an area surrounded by lush vegetation and towering Borassus palms. Wake up to the sound of fish eagles calling, enjoy twice daily game drives, Shire River cruises and bush walks. After a week of safari, you'll be looking forward to the Robinson Crusoe part of your vacation. Mumbo Island Camp, accommodating just fourteen guests, features tastefully furnished tents with shaded decks, hammocks, hot bucket showers and ‘eco-loos’. Mumbo Island is a pristine tropical island in Lake Malawi, surrounded by a maze of massive underwater boulders, innumerable species of colorful cichlid fish and calm, clear water, ideal for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. Your final night in Malawi will be in the capital city of Lilongwe, staying at the art inspired Latitude 13° Hotel.
Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills13 Days 12 Nights$12900 - $16815
Following your arrival into Kigali, and an overnight to adjust to Africa time, your itinerary begins with a tour of Kigali including the Genocide Museum, offering you insight into Rwanda's turbulent history as well as a cultural visit during your full day in the city. Then your safari begins in earnest as you travel to Rwanda's Akagera National Park, home to the country's savannah-adapted species. Stretching across a vast expanse of low-lying mountains and savannah plains, the park takes in the rolling highlands woodlands, swamp-fringed lakes, and wetlands of the Kagera River along the way. You'll have sightings of crocodiles and hippos wallowing in the park's watery basins. On twice daily game drives during your 3 nights at Magashi Camp you will see lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and other animals roam across its grassy plains and acacia forests. Following an overnight in Kigali, your adventure continues as you journey south, with a stop at the King's Palace, to Nyungwe, a vast area of mountain rainforest, and home to owl-faced and colobus monkeys as well as Rwanda's chimp population. You'll spend a morning trekking chimps through the forests. The region is also home to over 300 species of birds of which about 26 are endemic to the Albertine rift. Take in the incredible sightings during your chimp trek and canopy walk or from the comfort of your room during your 2 night stat at Nyungwe House. A 2.5 hour drive will bring you to the shores of Lake Kivu for a relaxing overnight at the Serena. Then follows a gorgeous 3 hour drive to the Virungas which will certainly lift your spirits, and they will be soaring by the time you check into your lodge for the final 3 nights of your itinerary in Volcanoes National Park. There, in the same rainforest that Dian Fossey had her experiences with Gorillas, you will get up close and personal with the rare mountain gorilla. It is a truly incredible experience and you will remember it for ever. Return to the lodge for a well earned rest and chat to your fellow adventurers around a warm fire for a sundowner drink. The following day, enjoy a golden monkey trek and observe the antics of the family groups - they are very playful. Optional cultural visits are possible in the afternoon. Your Rwandan itinerary concludes as you travel back to Kigali International Airport for your journey home.
KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique – Safari and Beach11 Days 10 Nights$7925 - $8250
The tropical weather and lush vegetation of KwaZuluNatal make this region a wonderful starting point for seasoned travelers to South Africa. Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the historical Umhlanga lighthouse, The Oyster Box has long been one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished hotels. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises over the Indian Ocean during your stay. We have included a full day excursion in and around Durban, learning about its unique history and cultures, including the Zulu Kingdom and the influences of the region's Indian population. From Durban, travel north to the beautiful Phinda private reserve, which encompasses over 70,000 acres of prime Big Five wilderness, with a wide range of habitats including dry sand forests, wetland systems and mountain ranges. Clients will enjoy 4 nights at the stunningly beautiful Phinda Forest Lodge, and the opportunity to enjoy a myriad of wildlife experiences - catch a glimpse of the shy suni antelope, track rhino in the bushveld, observe breeding herds of elephant in fever tree forests, hold your breath as a cheetah teaches her cubs to hunt, glide past hippo on the Mzinene River and marvel at the gracious nyala (the reserve is home to more than 3 000 of these rare antelope). This itinerary concludes In a tranquil setting on a private beach, at White Pearl for 4 nights - a luxury all-inclusive resort overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is a perfect spot to unwind and dust off after a safari, soak up the African sun and simply relax. Enjoy excellent snorkeling and diving in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean or perhaps swimming with dolphins.
Malawi Family Safari10 Days 9 Nights$3,700 - $3,925
Malawi is known as "the Warm Heart of Africa" and your adventurous family will love the variety of experiences on offer in this land-locked southern African country, as well as its friendly people. This 10 day itinerary combines 3 days of safari with 2 days of forest hiking and 3 nights on a pristine island in the clear fresh waters of Lake Malawi. All the accommodations are in family friendly rooms at very comfortable lodges, with excellent meals and activities included. Transfers are with your own private driver and vehicle, no long waits at dusty airstrips! We've designed the itinerary to avoid long drives in between the destinations, with plenty to do on arrival for all ages. This is one of our most affordable safaris, and offers a wonderful introduction to all the highlights that a trip to southern Africa entails. Easy to combine with an extension in South Africa, Zimbabwe or Zambia.
Sabi Sands, Victoria Falls and the Lower Zambezi12 Days 11 Nights$9495 - $9495
Discover some of Southern Africa's most iconic wildlife regions in South Africa and Zambia. Your adventure begins with 4 nights on safari in the beautiful Sabi Sands reserve at Notten's Bush Camp. Enjoy the reserve's incredible variety of game, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo - as well as plains game and other predators, such as cheetah and wild dog. A short flight from the Kruger to Livingstone (Zambia side of the Falls) brings you to the majestic Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of outstanding natural beauty. You'll stay at the Chundukwa River Lodge where you can enjoy views of the mighty Zambezi River from your river facing chalet. Enjoy a Tour of the Falls (Zambian side) and a sunset cruise during you stay. Additional activities available (at an additional cost) include Livingstone Island, Devil's Pool (water levels permitting), a helicopter flip over the Falls or a visit to Victoria Falls town on the Zimbabwe side of the Falls. Finally, you will journey by air for a further 4 nights at Anabezi Camp, in the Lower Zambezi National Park with the Zambezi escarpment as its backdrop. In addition to game drives and bush walks, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy canoeing and boating on the river or simply watch the river life unfold from camp. This itinerary is available from May 1st to November 15th.
Southern Tanzania12 Days 11 Nights$11600 - $15590
Enjoy an itinerary that encompasses some of the country's most remote wildlife destinations and the opportunity to enjoy a quieter, more traditional safari experience in a more untamed Africa. This 11 night itinerary begins in the country's vibrant capital on the shores of the Indian Ocean. From there continue to Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest national park. This vast landscape, about the size of New Jersey, is home to ten percent of Africa’s lions and the region's highest population of elephants, in a landscape dotted with baobabs, palm trees and kopjes. Enjoy sightings of some of the most striking antelope - greater kudu with their vast spiralling horns, or perhaps roan and sable. Wild dog and leopard are also regularly spotted. The next stop is Katavi, home to large animal herds, including Cape buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant. The dry season and the resulting mudholes make for an entertaining sight, as they can be packed with hundreds of hippos. The itinerary ends in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Africa’s largest game reserve - roughly three times the size of the Serengeti. Its lush landscapes are dominated by the river and a chain of lakes that make for excellent wildlife watching. As a reserve rather than a national park, it allows walking safaris, boat trips and fly-camping as well.