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All of our trips are custom made although we have some regular combinations which work so well together we will often suggest these as a base to plan a safari.

We take pride in the fact that we offer hand-designed and personally tested safaris to our clients. Our first hand experience from living and working in Africa and our guiding background give us the experience to choose the best options available.  

We've put ideas together into our "Recommended Tours" to illustrate costs and combinations but these are not package tours and we will personally design each tour to suit when you contact us.

Our recommended tours

Our recommended tours
Purely Primates

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Virunga Volcanoes NP - 8 days/7 nights

SPECIAL OFFER - free second gorilla permit (worth US$500.00) when booking a tailor-made holiday of 6 days or more. Also on offer are two free nights worth (US$1000.00 per person) at the fabulous Mount Gahinga Lodge in Uganda when booking a tailor-made safari in Uganda or Rwanda.

An eight day safari from Entebbe or Kigali visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda. This safari optimises time for gorilla trekking and the option to add on a chimpanzee sanctuary at the end.

Price quoted is for 4 guests in one vehicle on a private trip per person.

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Zambezi Canoe and Walk Safari

Lower Zambezi - Mana Pools National Park 4 days/3 nights

Special price valid 15 April to 1st June, 1st to 15th Nov per person

This is a fully backed-up canoe/walk safari which takes place in the Mana Pools National Park on the shores of the Zambezi River. A fully licensed-armed Professional Guide, who is permitted to conduct canoeing and walking safaris, leads each safari. The Department of National Parks and the Zimbabwe Hunters and Guides Association monitor all guides and set rigorous exams in order for a guide to become licensed. These safaris are co-owned and operated by two of Zimbabwe's most experienced and respected guides.

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Northern Tanzania Explorer

Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti - 7 days/6 nights

The itinerary includes game viewing in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater with three nights in the Serengeti – all in private campsites. Our mobile safaris travel into the best areas of this game-packed region, camping amongst the Big Five with the sounds of the African bush all around.

Camping is a perfect way to get close to nature, but with our style of trip you don’t miss out on the comforts! You awake to the sounds of the birds in the morning, and go to sleep with the sound of distant lions.

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Mount Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

Mt Kilimanjaro - 5 to 6 day hike plus 2 nights at base hotel

 

It takes about 5 days to climb Mt Kilimanjaro along the Marangu route and involves walking about eighty kilometres. Accommodation is in huts during the hike, plus two nights at the base hotel.

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Expedition to Central Africa

Central African Republic, Cameroon and Republic of Congo - 11 days/10 nights

A privately guided safari with our own professional guides to Central African Republic, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. The trip includes tracking with the Ba-Aka pygmies, forest elephant, western lowland gorilla and an astonishing number of birds and other species.

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Walking with camels in the Wild

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya - 4 days/3 nights

Of all our trips this is one of our favorite walking safaris. The walk is led by professional guides, fly camping under the stars with camels carrying the camp. The safari is extremely suitable for families as children can ride on the camels when their feet get tired! It is also an ideal way to really learn about the bush from the ground up ... The knowledge of the guides is deep and meaningful ensuring all who do this trek come away with a far greater knowledge of Kenya, its people and its wildlife.

The walking safari starts on the Lewa Wildife Conservancy, offering prime wildlife viewing. The length of the safari can be altered and extended to include Il'Ngwesi and five nights to Lekurruki (Tassia).

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Victoria Falls and Botswana

Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park and Moremi Reserve - 10 days/9 nights

An excellent safari option which includes Victoria Falls for 3 nights to see the magnificent Zambezi River falling 108 metres to the gorge below; the best elephant herds in the world in Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve, probably the most prolific game viewing spot in Southern Africa.

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Camp Zambezi

$ 1140
Camp Zambezi

Mana Pools National Park - 4 days/3 nights

Special price valid from 15 April to 30th June and 1st to 15th Nov.

Camp Zambezi is a true bush camp without any electricity, no permanent structures, no plumbing or any other modern convenience and yet the camp is extremely comfortable with every need taken care of. A truly eco-friendly set-up, it is designed to be taken up and put down within a few hours leaving no trace of its presence in Mana Pools National Park and everything is recycled or taken out of the park - this is the real deal!

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Zambia Explorer

South Luangwa NP and Lower Zambezi river - 11 days/10 nights

The Zambia Explorer uses camps which are extremely comfortable, small and intimate and all with en suite bathroom with hot and cold running water. On the walks, which are taken at a slow pace (not an army route march), there are porters who carry refreshments and any extra equipment you may wish to take. The drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles, with 3 tier seats for uninhibited viewing, and no more than 6 people are taken at a time to avoid discomfort in the vehicle. Boating, Canoeing and fishing on the lower Zambezi is available as a morning or afternoon excursion - the choice is yours!

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Zambezi Classic Short Canoe

Lower Zambezi - Chirundu to Kanyemba - 8 days/7 nights

Special price valid November to June per person (low season).

This semi-participatory canoe safari options begins and ends in Kariba (we can meet you in Lusaka and transfer you to Kariba); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

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Marula Canoe Safari

Lower Zambezi River - Kariba to Chirundu - 3 days/2 nights

Special price valid November to June (low season).

This semi-participatory canoe safari options begins and ends in Kariba (we can meet you in Lusaka and transfer you to Kariba); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

 

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Belle Mare Plage

Summer Offer - Long stay 09 - 14 nights/15 days

Long stay offer pay for 7 nights = receive 7 additional nights free with compulsory half board on free nights. Further special discount for bookings made 45 days before travel within the period of 1 May  to 20 October.

Situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, there is an extensive array of activites and amenities available. This is an ideal location for golfers with two 18 hole championship courses. The beach itself is 2km long white sandy beach with almost 15 hectares of tropical gardens alongside. The beach is protected by a coral reef making it ideal for swimming, watersports and snorkelling.

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The Botswana Explorer

Okavango Delta, Kwando Concession, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls - 16 days/15 nights

All camps are of a high comfort standard, small and intimate with en suite hot and cold water. All the game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles with uninhibited game viewing. Boating and canoeing is also available in each camp.

This region forms the heartland of the proposed immense Upper Zambezi Trans-frontier conservation Area straddling Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe - one of the greatest wilderness areas on the planet.

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Mopane Canoe Safari

Lower Zambezi River - Mana Pools to Chewore - 4 days/3 nights

Special price valid November to June (low season).

This semi-participatory canoe safari options begins and ends in Kariba (we can meet you in Lusaka and transfer you to Kariba); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

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Kenyan Bush and Beach

Masai Mara Reserve and Kenya coast - 16 days/15 nights

Price is a guideline only as the cost changes according to time of year

This safari is designed for a real holiday combining the very best of game viewing in the prime location of the Masai Mara in one of the top safari camps, with a relaxing 10 day break on the Kenyan coast afterwards.

The safari camp has some of the best-known Masai guides in Kenya with superb guiding skills and includes some cultural interaction. On the coast the resort is low key, relaxing, right on the beach and with excellent water sport facilities available including big game fishing.

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Spirit of Kenya

Masai Mara and Amboseli National Parks - 5 nights/6 days

This excellent short stay safari combines the two most popular parks in Kenya. You will stay in small bush camps where quality of guiding is the highest priority. These camps are as individual as the different habitats they occupy and while tented, have en-suite bathrooms and all the comforts so necessary in this environment.

Our Amboseli camp is just outside the busy section of the park, at the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro and offers the opportunity to enjoy breakfast in the open air with a view of the mountain right above you. Elephant tracking, stories and interaction is the speciality of this camp although joining in with the local Maasai is also an important activity. Our Mara camp is superb - the best guides in Kenya if not East Africa, 5 star game viewing in the heart of the Mara and wonderful hosting and company at meals. The camp itself has a prime position in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

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Liuwa Plains Exploration

Liuwa Plains - 4 night/5 day or 5 night/6 day

Seasoned Africa travelers have heard of these vast open grasslands in the far west of Zambia but very few have been there. In fact in 2000 only 50 visitors were registered entering the park.

Why go? The Liuwa Plains is an immense wilderness area, brimming with birds and home to huge numbers of animals. The landscape is completely flat and the skies vast - here you really are in the middle of wild, remote and isolated lands.

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São Tomé and Príncipe Islands

São Tomé and Príncipe Islands - 8 days/7 nights

This itinerary is priced for a set departure date (ask us for the dates) from Douala, Cameroon to São Tomé on a private charter return flights to keep the cost of getting to and from the islands down. Exclusive or independent trips are definitely available however the cost is higher due to the connecting flights to São Tomé and the return flight from Príncipé. For a week, you'll discover the secrets of these two little known islands or simply just relax on the pristine beaches.

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Tamarind Canoe Safari

Lower Zambezi River - Chirundu to Mana Pools - 4 days/3 nights

Special price valid November to June (low season).

This semi-participatory canoe safari options begins and ends in Kariba (we can meet you in Lusaka and transfer you to Kariba); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

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Fish Eagle Canoe Safari

Lower Zambezi River - Kariba to Mana Pools National Park 6 days/5 nights

Special price valid November to June (low season period).

This semi-participatory canoe safari options begins and ends in Kariba (unless by other arrangement); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

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Mupata Canoe Safari

Lower Zambezi River = Mana Pools to Kanyemba - 6 nights/5 days

The special price is valid November to June (low season).

This semi-participatory canoe safari options begins and ends in Kariba (unless by other arrangement); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

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Zambezi Classic Long Canoe

Lower Zambezi - Kariba to Kanyemba - 10 days / 9 nights

Special price valid November to June  per person (low season).

This semi-participatory canoe safari option begins and ends in Kariba (we can meet you in Lusaka and transfer you to Kariba); we recommend spending the night prior to trip departure in Kariba town. This is a self-contained safari. All equipment and food is carried in the canoes and there is no vehicle back up apart from pick-up and drop off. They are to a small extent participatory; however the guides do the cooking and washing up.

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Best of Namibia Wing Safari

Sossusvlei, Walvis Bay, Damaraland, Etosha Pan - 7 days/6 nights

This is also a set departure trip to keep the costs within reason however if you would like a private departure, we can arrange it for you on any day of the week. These trips depart once a week on a Sunday. Accommodation is in luxury tented camps or lodges throughout and all groups are accompanied by an experienced pilot/guide.

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Botswana combinations special

Botswana - 8 camps, 1 rate for all, hundreds of possible safari combinations

The Upper Zambezi Basin is a unique and captivating region within Southern Africa and includes South Eastern Angola, North Western Zimbabwe, Western Zambia, Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and Northern Botswana. This special is a unique collection of camps and lodges providing a combination of experiences previously out of reach of most devoted safari enthusiasts.

The 5 Rivers Safari includes the best-known safari areas contained within the Kavango-Upper Zambezi Transfrontier Super-Park and offers unforgettable experiences in the game rich areas existing within this Park.

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Cheetah, leopard and hyena tracking

Okonjima - Home of the Africat Foundation

The cost is per person per night, an overnight stay is necessary to take part in the large carnivore tracking activity.

We suggest visiting Okonjima, essentially a rehabilitation centre, if you'd like to see big cats close-up, support the rescue programme and track big predators in the 4500 hectare rehabilitation park. This is a very worthy programme to support. Highlights include seeing wild leopards close-up, hunting for themselves and a 90% chance of seeing spotted hyena in the wild. Tea with the lions and excellent opportunities for photography.

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Classic Namibia North-east camping experience

Windhoek, Grootfontein, Kaudom NP, Caprivi Strip - 11 days/10 nights

Prices depend on the amount of guests on each trip. We also offer private departures at 20% extra cost per person.

Set departures from Windhoek via Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Otavi to Grootfontein. Travelling further north east to the Kaudom National Park through the heart of Bushmanland. On day 4 head for the Popa Falls and camping on the Okavango River thence into the Mahango National Park. Finally into the Bwabwata National Park and Mudumo National Park and then south back to Windhoek via the Waterberg Plateau.

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Discover Kaokoland

Swakopmund, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Kaokoland - 12 days/11 nights

The price differs according to the number of guests booked on each trip. We will do private departures at 20% extra cost per person. The price given here is for 7 to 10 guests per group per person.

This excellent mobile safari starts and finishes in Swakopmund (an easy connection from Walvis Bay or Windhoek) and concentrates on the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Kaokoland. Main points of interest are seeing the desert elephant and meeting the Ovahimba while exploring the Kunene River and Epupa Falls.

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East and South Madagascar

East and Southern Madagascar - 14 day/13 night

This is a guideline itinerary, price depends on time of the year and availability

Known as the "Red Island" the local Madagascans are an exceptionally welcoming nation and have much to offer the visitor to their large island. The sun shines year round and beautiful white beaches are complimented by the amazing fauna and flora. This 14 day/13 night itinerary covers the highlights through the east and southern parts of Madagascar by road and is packed with activities.

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Laikipia and Masai Mara Safari special

Laikipia Plateau and Masai Mara Reserve - 6 nights/7 days

The special rate valid in the low season 01-30 Jun & 01 Nov - 14 Dec  and represents a saving of US$340.00 per person on the high season rate. High season rate applies 01 Jan - 31 Mar & 1 July - 14 July.

An amazingly great value safari covering two of the main game viewing areas and their highlights in Kenya. The offer includes all flights and transfers, meals, accomodation and activities on the ground in Kenya. Highlights of the safari include high quality of guiding in off the beaten track bush camps. No bling just a good value safari in one of the highest rated safari camps on Trip Advisor.

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Livingstone Birding Trail

Botswana, Namibia and Zambia - 16 days/15 nights

Set departure dates during rainy season - November to April

Highlights of this safari include visitng Lake Ngami birding wonderland, panhandle of the Okavango Delta, Caprivi Strip specials, Zambia and the Victoria Falls, the dramatic Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi Game Reserve wildlife and birding on the fringes of the Okavango Delta, scenic flight over the Okavango and boat cruises on the Okavango and Chobe Rivers.

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Off the beaten track in Mozambique

Niassa Reserve, Mozambique - 4 days/3 nights

These canoe expeditions are available on set departure dates only and for a minimum of four guests per trip.

A short canoe/walk/drive safari along the magical Lugenda River exploring the little known Niassa Reserve, a massive wilderness in northern Mozambique. This area has particularly good wild dog populations, a highly endangered African mammal. Even the flight into the reserve is exciting with magnificent giant inselbergs, large granite outcrops which are a feature of the region. This is Africa in her raw, beautiful and inspired state where you can walk, paddle and explore the wilderness with complete abandon. Combining this trip with a week on the beach afterwards makes for an ideal bush and beach safari with a difference!

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Selinda Reserve

Linyanti Spillway, northern Botswana

Prices are given per camp per person per night

This is a tailor-made stay. If you want to stay for 3 nights or 6 nights, its up to you. We give you a price per person per night and you decide the rest.

This is probably the best area for game viewing in the whole of Botswana which means it could be Africa's finest concession for seeing wildlife. Over 300 000 hectares of wilderness, all managed under strong conservation principles. Owned by a small group of friends, the entire area is carefully researched with the goal of improving all aspects of its conservation into a truly untouched African paradise for animals.

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Skeleton Coast Safari

Skeleton Coast, Namibia - 5 days/4 nights

This safari has to be one of the most privileged on earth simply because its so unique and takes place is such a special setting.  Just one camp lies in this spectacular, uninhabited (by humans) private concession stretching along the Skeleton Coast. Full days out in the vehicle with a highly professional guide and picnic lunches, are the only way to explore this fascinating area with its roaring dunes, shipwrecks, quick sand and colonies of seals.

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Southern Malawi Classic Safari

Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park - 7 days/6 nights

A superb safari covering two of the main highlights in Southern Malawi. With big game viewing in Liwonde National Park and a relaxing stay on a pretty island in the south of the lovely lake of stars, Lake Malawi. This safari is suitable for a honeymoon, a family trip or just a wonderful holiday set in this most hospitable of countries.

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Spirit of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum - 7 nights/8 days

All of these tours are custom-made, prices are subject to change.

This encompasses four major historic sites: Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, and Bahir Dar. Axum was the seat of an empire which extended across the Red Sea to Arabia, traded with India and China, had its own alphabet and notational system, constructed great engineering works and dams.

Much of the fascination of Ethiopia lies in its myriad historical sites, the obelisks and stele of Axum, churches and Coptic monasteries in the Tigre, in the Lake Tana isles and in the Lalibela: the African Jerusalem with its monolithic churches.

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Splendid Deserts of Namibia

Southern deserts of Namibia - 15 days/14 nights

The prices quoted alter according to the number of guests booked on each trip. There are a maximum of 12 guests per trip with a limit of 6 per vehicle.

An adventure packed set departure tour of the lower half of Namibia taking in the Kalahari Desert, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Fish River Canyon, the Namib Desert including the Namib Naukluft Park, Sesriem and Sossusvlei. These are mobile safaris in customised vehicles with professional Namibian guides.

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Tuli Block, Botswana - 8 days/7 nights

Starts and finishes Sundays; minimum 2, maximum 8 riders. Access from Johannesburg in South Africa.

How better to experience the breathtaking beauty of the area than on horseback! An unparalleled equine adventure will take you back to a time when man and his environment were one!

  • Mobile wilderness trail covering up to 120 miles during 8 days riding
  • First and last night at the comfortable Two Mashatus camp
  • Two nights at the Kgotla camp “sleeping under the stars”
  • Three nights in different wilderness camps

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Victoria Falls and Botswana Classic

Victoria Falls Zambian side, Chobe NP and Savute - 10 days/9 nights

Prices are guidelines only, mail us for an exact quotation.

This excellent trip combines three of The Big Ones to visit and is highly recommended by us as one of our choice safaris. Victoria Falls is so well-known and combines very well with the huge elephant herds of Chobe National Park in Botswana. Combine this with the big game herds and predators found in the Savuti area rounding off this excellent traditional safari. The safari includes flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and returning to Johannesburg at the end of the trip.

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White water rafting

Zambezi River below Victoria Falls - Zambia or Zimbabwe side

Rates 2010: Zambia side full day high season US$130.00; Zimbabwe side full day high season US$110.00

A selection of white water rafting options in Victoria Falls starting from half day to 5 day trips. Multi-day trips are only available on the Zimbabwe side of the river.

No previous experience is required and you don't need to be a proficient swimmer. At the beginning and at the end of the half, one and 2.5 day raft trip, you will need to negotiate a steep path out of the gorge. The walk out is 750 vertical feet up a gradient of 1 in 3, and a person of average fitness can manage this in about 20 minutes.

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Amboseli horse riding safari

Chyulu Hills and Amboseli National Park, Kenya - 7 days/6 nights

The price is per person fully inclusive for the duration of the trail, starting from Nairobi and ending in Nairobi. The special rate is for starting in Amboseli National Park and ending in Chyulu Hills.

This 7 day trail spends 3 nights in the first tented camp located just meters from the Kenya/Tanzania border and with fantastic views of Mt Kilimanjaro.  Rides take place in and around the surrounding Amboseli park and game viewing should include elephant, buffalo, hyena, hippo, lion, cheetah, zebra and wildebeest amongst others. On the fourth day, we leave camp early in the morning and ride across the national park, over the dry bed of Lake Amboselli, to Olgulului Ranch for the night. Day 5 sees us aiming for the north end of the Chyulu Hills and two nights in Longeriti Camp on the Mbirikani Ranch. Day 6 is spent walking and driving in the wonderful misty forests on the Chyulu Hills although there is still time for an afternoon ride. The safari ends on the 7th day at the ranch airstrip and guests are flown back to Nairobi.

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Bat migration safari Kasanka NP

Kasanka National Park, Zambia - 4 days/3 nights

Price is quoted per person for the whole safari including return flights to and from Lusaka airport.

This event is one of Africa’s most amazing and unusual wildlife spectacles – never forgotten by those lucky enough to witness it.
From around the end of October each year, many millions of straw-colored fruit bats congregate in the trees of the Mushitu swamp forest near the confluence of the Musola and Kasanka rivers in Kasanka National Park. At sunset they fly out across the forests, lit from behind by the fabulous glow of the dying sun.

The price may be reduced by doing a road transfer from Lusaka to Kasanka instead of an air charter; enquire for prices.

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Best of Kenya

$ 7495
Best of Kenya

Chyulu Hills, Laikipia Plateau and Masai Mara - 9 nights/10 days

The price includes all costs other than international flights and is per person and is valid July, August, September.

Our "pick" of our Kenya safaris because it covers the three best game viewing areas; you will most likely see the Big Five, the little Five and much more besides. You will also see Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya and much of the Kenyan countryside from the air including the spectacular sight of the Rift Valley escarpment.

With just a little extra cost and planning, this safari is easily converted into a dedicated riding safari for the novice or the experienced rider and can include full or half day rides on any of the days at Chyulu Hills or on the Laikipia.

Camp closed April, May and November.

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Cape Town and Winelands

Cape Town Waterfront & the Cape Winelands, South Africa - 9 nights/10 days

Prices are guidelines only and subject to change depending on date of travel.

This excellent short holiday break includes two of the finest small hotels in the Cape area. Staying right on the V&A Waterfront with a private waterside platform the hotel includes an award winning restaurant and a wellness spa. Moving on to the historic town of Franschoek is a boutique guest house giving access to French, Malay and traditional South African gourmet meals plus a spa. Activities include wine tasting, horse riding, golf, fly fishing and shopping.

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Classic Tanzania Lodge Safari

Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti safari, 7 days / 6 nights

The price shown is per person for travel June-Oct including all arrangements starting and ending in Arusha with full board lodge accommodation throughout, perfect for anyone wanting to visit Northern Tanzania but wanting to avoid staying in tented accommodation.  Seasonal discounts apply.

This safari takes in the main highlights of the Northern Circuit, including Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti plains.  Accommodation is in comfortable luxury lodges throughout with the services of your own driver / guide.

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Discover Rwanda

Akagera National Park, Parc National des Volcans and Nungwe Forest

Starting and finishing in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, this safari starts with a visit to Akagera National Park to view the beautiful wetland savannah and Rwanda's fabulous birds and animals. The highlight of the trip is gorilla trekking in Parc National des Volcans of course and if time allows a visit to the golden monkeys. After gorilla trekking the safari continues to Nyungwe rainforest. There are 13 primate species, 300 bird species and a variety of orchids and butterflies.

Price quoted is for a set departure group safari staying in high quality lodges and camps and is per person. 

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Horse riding Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park - 7 nights/8 days

The price is per person sharing for seven nights fully inclusive; costs are available for single guests.Minimum 2 riders, maximum 6.

The entire safari takes place within the borders of Hwange National Park. The price of the safari is all inclusive once you've arrived at Hwange National Park. We'll arrange road transfers from Victoria Falls at an extra cost - this is a 2.5hr road transfer. The first night of the safari is spent at a permanent lodge built amongst the tree-tops and surrounded by the park. The last night of the safari is the most comfortable and is a traditional, luxury safari camp. 

Discount on transfers from US$440.00 return to US$288.00 per person on 23rd March to 30th March, 21st to 28th April, 25th Sept to 2nd October 2010 rides.

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Kafue and Victoria Falls Special

Kafue National Park and Victoria Falls on the Zambian side - 7 days/6 nights

The itinerary includes 2 bush camps in the Kafue National Park giving a great look at the changing scenery on this amazing floodplain. After plenty of game viewing on the safari section its off to Victoria Falls staying in a luxury bush camp on the banks of the Zambezi river on the Zambian side of the Falls.

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Katavi Mahale Safari

Katavi Mahale Safari - 9 days / 8 nights

The special price shown applies to bookings prior to 31st March 2010. The normal price applies to bookings after this date.

This 9 day trip offers outstanding resident game in the remote and fascinating Katavi National Park and its wide open plains with massive herds of buffalo and elephant. Combine this with the special forests and wild chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, the biggest body of fresh water in the world.

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Lake Turkana Flying Safari

Wild Northern Frontier Safari - 11 days / 10 nights

The price is per person including all arrangements starting and ending in Nairobi. The rate in peak season is US$ 8,379 per person.

An expeditionary safari focussing on Kenya's Northern Frontier District. This tailor madel 10 day safari combines the Mathew's Range with the Chalbi Desert and Laikipia. The itinerary includes fly camping and optional access to Lake Turkana by private air charter. Reserved for intrepid souls!

Highlights include dedicated time to explore Kenya’s remote Northern Frontier District and a visit to Kalacha community lodge in the Chalbi Desert. A flight over Lake Turkana with the option to upgrade to a private helicopter safari including a night fly camping is available on request. Round off your safari with a few days relaxing on an old style northern Kenya homestead, Ol Malo, with a host of activities to choose from

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Lamu Beach Special

Lamu Island - 6 nights

Price is per person for a 6 night stay, including return flights from Nairobi.

The perfect add on to one of our Kenya safaris, this beach break epitomises 'no news, no shoes'. Set on Lamu Island, Kizingo offers a wonderful secluded and tranquil escape. This small, laid back resort is owner run and great for couples and honeymooners.

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Livingstone Accommodation

Livingstone on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls

The special rate is for a standard room at the Waterfront per person per night. The normal rate is for a riverside room at the Waterfront per person per night.

A selection of three night accommodation options on the Livingstone side (Zambia) of Victoria Falls. Prices include pick up and drop off from the airport and some meal plans.

  • David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa - US$698.00 per person, 3 nights, bed and breakfast, airport transfers
  • Thorntree Lodge - US$922.00 per person, 3 nights, full board including return airport transfers and activities
  • Waterfront - US$317.00 per person, 3 nights, riverside room, bed/breakfast, return airport transfers.

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Malindi Beach Special

Kenyan Coast - 6 nights

Price is per person for a 6 night stay, including return flights from Nairobi.

Set on a beautiful tropical palm fringed beach just south of Malindi on the Kenyan coast, this beach resort has preserved the essence of a traditional Kenyan beach holiday - tranquil, informal, fun and relaxed. The Driftwood Beach Club offers sea view dining, the best pub in town and wonderful fresh seafood. Great for families and couples alike.

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Offbeat Kenya

$ 3698
Offbeat Kenya

Laikipia and Masai Mara - 8 nights/9 days

The price includes all flights and transfers, meals, accomodation and activities on the ground in Kenya. Highlights of this trip include horse riding, fly camping and walking in Laikipia along with exceptional gameviewing without the masses in both Laikipia and the Masai Mara

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Out of Africa Air Safari

Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West, Tsavo East, Mombasa - 7 days/6 nights

Your private air plane has 8 very comfortable and luxurious First Class seats. Soft leather pads with a lot of leg space, board service and a private tour guide – this allows you to travel individually and "in style". During the flights, your pilot will give you information about the wildlife and the scenic highlights in the parks via headphones. Each seat has its own large window. Observe the passing elephant herds, the hippos close to the rivers and the extensive Kenyan savannah from a very close distance.

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Secret Life of Elephants

Samburu and Masai Mara, Kenya - 7 night/8 day safari

The rate is per person; the special rate applies to safaris which take place in the low season.

This safari concentrates on drawing you into the secret lives of elephants along the lines of the new BBC 1 documentary "The Secret Life of Elephants". Participants in the film include Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Iain Douglas-Hamilton and the action takes place in Samburu. Visit the same area and find out the emotional and dramatic secrets of these majestic pachyderms.

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Selous Safari & Zanzibar

Selous and Zanzibar safari - 8 nights / 9 days

The price is per person for all arrangements starting and ending in Dar es Salaam. This is a fantastic option for honeymooners combining two of our favourite properties in the Selous and Zanzibar, the ideal safari and beach break.

The trip combines a few nights at a luxury lodge in the Selous with a few nights relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches on Zanzibar. Enjoy river cruising, game driving and walking safaris in the Selous, one of the continents biggest wildlife sanctuaries.

Our recommended Zanzibar resort is smart, slick and chic with an excellent watersports centre.

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Short Serengeti Migration Safari

Serengeti and Loliondo, 6 days / 5 nights

Price shown is per person full board, including return flights from Arusha and all arrangements on safari.

This short mobile safari is the ultimate migration trip.  Our mobile camp is lightweight and flexible, getting you into the very best spots to catch the migration, and a million miles away from everyone else.

With some of the best guides in East Africa, this is an affordable first class safari.

These safaris operate on set departures but can also be offered on a private basis.  With a maximum of four en suite tents this is a great option for families.

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Tsavo East & West, 4 nights / 5 days

Price is per person and includes all arrangements starting and ending in Nairobi. This is a drive-in safari and other arrangements can easily be tagged on, especially a visit to the Kenyan Coast. 

This safari offers a quick taster of the twin National Parks of Tsavo East and West, which together form one of Africa’s largest wilderness reserves, over 10 million acres.

Tsavo can easily be reached by road from Nairobi, making it the perfect destination for anyone short on time.

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Southern Kenya Safari

Masai Mara & Lake Natron Fly-in Safari 6 nights / 7 days

The price shown is per person for travel in mid Season and includes all arrangements starting and ending in Nairobi. Price in High Season from US$ 4,750 per person.

This safari combines a prime wildlife area on the Northern edge of the Masai Mara with a private conservancy on the edge of the Nguruman Escarpment in Southern Kenya. Both areas offer uncrowded wilderness off the beaten track.

In the Masai Mara we've chosen a season bush camp offering an authentic Mara wildlife experience. Walking, undwinding around the glowing embers of a campfire all add to the true bush safari.

In contrast, our luxury lodge at Shompole overlooks the volcanic hills of the Great Rift Valley. The unique contemporary style blends the African bush with white quartz stone and polished fig-wood. Water is a main feature of the property, flowing through each room.

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Uganda gorillas, chimpanzees and game

Ngamba Island, Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

An eight day safari including the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, game viewing, optional chimp tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu Gorge) and game/bird watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Includes a boat cruise, and a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Two gorilla tracking opportunities are available but must be requested on booking and subject to availability.

This trip may run in reverse, please check when booking. Guaranteed departure with a minimum of two guests.

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Crusoe invented castaway chic, but Vamizi Island Lodge defines it.”

Vamizi Island is located a few miles off the coast of mainland Mozambique in the remote northern Querimbas’ archipelago.  Pristine coral reefs, unexplored coastline and amazing wildlife await...  The perfect romantic beach escape, Vamizi epitomises exclusive island life with just 10 spacious, ocean-facing beach villas set along one of Africa’s most beautiful, tropical beaches.   Price shown is the 'from' price per person per night.

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Victoria Falls Big Five special

Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park - 7 days/6 nights

Rediscover Zimbabwe and take advantage of this very special price available throughout 2010.

This fabulous 1 week safari includes a stay at the 4 star Victoria Falls Safari Lodge including a sunset cruise, hide sit/walk and a guided tour of Victoria Falls. Having experienced the thrill of standing on the edge of the Falls you'll move on to stay for 3 nights in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's biggest and best known wildlife park.

 

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Victoria Falls special packages

Zimbabwe and Zambia - 3 nights/4 days with activities

These special packages are available as a combination of accommodation, airport transfers and a variety of activities.

With a wide choice of accommodation options available on both sides of the Zambezi river, we've put together some of our most popular combinations which also include a wide array of activities. With airport transfers and a variety of accommodation from backpacker to 5 star hotels, these packages offer excellent value for money.

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Western Kenya privately guided safari

Laikipia Plateau, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Mt Elgon National Park and Kakamega Forest Reserve - 11 days/10 nights

The cost is per person plus US$1200.00 conservation fees and transfer costs. The trip will depart with a minimum of 2 guests. The special price is for the same itinerary with more light weight camping nights.

Start with a relaxing big game ranch stay before hitting the trail visiting millions of greater and lesser flamingoes on Lake Bogoria. Black-necked Grebe, Steppe Eagles, fish eagles and other raptors are commonly seen. 470 species of birds are found in the Lake Baringo area, many specific to the Rift Valley and northern Kenya.  Mt Elgon offers volcanic lava tube caves and is home to cave dwelling elephants, forest birds and unusual mammals such as the bongo, giant forest hog and African golden cat.

The little known Kakamega Forest Reserve is the only remmant piece of the Congo forest in Kenya and here are found 350 species of forest tree and 300 species of birds. Flying squirrels, forest duikers, potto and many types of monkey are also found in Kakamega.

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Zambezi river Namibia, Vic Falls and Zambia's lower Zambezi - 9 nights/10 days

Starting and ending in Lusaka or Livingstone Victoria Falls. The accommodation is in comfortable well-appointed lodges and although the emphasis is on fishing, game viewing activities are also included.  The price includes all transfers and flights, full board accommodation, park fees.

This 9 night itinerary takes in three areas on the mighty Zambezi River from the Upper Zambezi on the Namibian border to Victoria Falls, finishing on the Lower Zambezi. 

On this trip you'll fish for the Tiger fish, Yellow Belly Bream, Three Spot Bream and Kafue Pike on the upper Zambzi and you'll fish for Tiger Fish and the giant Vundu catfish. The Lower Zambezi is also home to Three Spot Bream, Red Breasted Bream, Nile Bream, Chessa, Nkupi, Bottlenose and the Cornish Jack.

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Upper and Lower Zambezi river - 10 days/9 nights

Starting and ending in Johannesburg this includes 3 nights west of Victoria Falls at the meeting point of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. 3 nights just off the shoreline of the Matusadona National Park on a private island on Lake Kariba. 3 nights in the heart of the Zambezi Valley in the Mana Pools National Park. Includes all transfers and flights, full board accommodation, park fees.

Explore the far reaches of the Zambezi Valley with this 9 night itinerary, starting and ending on the Zambezi River and including three nights on beautiful Lake Kariba.

Book the "Zambezi Valley ‘River & Lake’ Fishing Safari"

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Zanzibar Family Beach Break

Zanzibar beach break - 8 days / 7 nights

The price shown is per person (adult) and includes return flights from Dar es Salaam. Child price from US$ 1396 for under 12s sharing a room. Accommodation is on a half board basis.

The Spice island of Zanzibar and the Tanzanian coastline offers a selection of beach getaways offering pure escapism often in deserted locations, a perfect end to a busy safari or Kilimanjaro-climb.

This is a fantastic affordable option using an intimate, owner run resort on the north east coast of Zanzibar, great for families and honeymooners alike.

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All of our trips are custom made although we have some regular combinations which work so well together we will often suggest these as a base to plan a safari.


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