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African adventures – into the wilderness
Secret African adventures away from the crowds - a dime a dozen if you know where to look.
From walking with the wildlife in Kenya, canoeing on the Zambezi, island hopping in Mozambique, trekking gorillas in the forests of Congo to a remote safari on the Serengeti plains, … whatever floats your boat, you can easily escape from the modern world on your African adventure.
Paddle your own canoe
Nothing says ‘getting away from it all’ than a Zambezi Canoe Safari on the lower Zambezi. Paddle peacefully downstream for a week through some of Africa’s greatest wilderness and wildlife areas. Remote wilderness, far from people, worries and cares. For those looking to get away from it all this is the way to do it. For true adventurers we recommend the whole trip from Kariba to Kanyemba, although for less experienced paddlers shorter there are shorter safaris between Chirundu and Mana Pools.
Paddle through steep gorges where black eagles nest and crocs eye you from sunny sandbanks, pass remote fishing villages, and pods of grunting hippo. Later on as the floodplain widens, there’s superb game viewing. curious wildlife who are unconcerned by your gentle presence. Stop to picnic and stretch your legs on the sandy banks while hippos grunt gently in the shallows. Oar around a bend in the channel, a camp fire appears gently smoking away into the clear skies; the evening stars just starting to twinkle. The smell of burning wood and popcorn at the ready next to the G and T’s. Not an electricity pole, TV or computer in sight!
Take a walk on the wild side
Walking enthusiasts will probably jump at the opportunity of Walking wild in Kenya. This is a really fab 5 night trip for anyone, couples, groups of friends, families. You’ll explore the valleys, people, wildlife and villages of the Lewa Wilderness area. A leisurely stroll through the countryside with back-up support on camels. With unparalleled advice, tit bits, stories and guidance from the local guides along the way. At night camp is set up quickly in time for convivial communal dining. There is even hot water for showers!
Rubbing sticks to create fire
Island hopping in Mozambique
Our Quirimbas Island Hopping Dhow safari is a great way of escaping the rat race. So come and enjoy some quality time with friends… you should probably bring the kids too, they’ll love the freedom and fun in the sun. On this lazy sailing trip, travel between one deserted island to another, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and sunbathing along the way. Dine on fresh fish with prepared by the cook. Imagine camping on an island beach and shower in water heated over the camp fire, like Robinsoe Crusoe… it’s the thing of childhood dreams. Since this is a little known part of Africa, there are few visitors and trading with villagers is as entertaining as kayaking through the mangrove forests.
Gorilla Trekking in the Congo
Forget Uganda and Rwanda where over 800 mountain gorillas survive in their cloudy green ‘islands’ in the Virunga Mountains. Gorilla viewing capitals of Africa, top on everyone’s list, and for that reason perhaps not the pristine wilderness experience you’d imagine. Wilderness lovers should look instead to the Congo Basin Discover. The Congo River basin has 1,000’s of lowland gorillas. With safe and secure routes into beautiful Ngaga Camp near to Odzala National Park, you can immerse yourself in pristine rainforest and join reseachers and spend time with great apes far, far away from the noise and bustle of Bwindi or Virunga National Park. 4, 7, 10 or 11 night set departures from Brazzaville (one of Africa’s safest cities) on Monday and Thursday and within a short time you’ll be deep in remote rainforest….exploring.
Adventure in Tanzania
A country of outstanding natural beauty. Home to the Big Five - elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard and some of the most breathtaking scenery of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Explore Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and finish up in the Serengeti for the wildebeest migration… the biggest show on earth!!