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Off Beat Safari Explorations

Go beyond the obvious, along the less travelled paths in Africa’s remote wilderness areas on our unique safari explorations.  Africa has many well known areas but there are hidden places which inspire adventurers to head off with camera and notebook to hand.

Despite a long history of tourism in Africa, much of the continent is still relatively unexplored by travelers. An off the beaten track exploration can make for a truly exciting and rewarding safari holiday.

Our African safari expeditions are planned by our Africa experts, well ahead and on set departure dates. Rest assured, you’re not on your own, we use highly experienced professional specialist safari guides supported by locally based experts and trackers. Routes can stumble upon forgotten cultures and primitive villagers - a real African adventure!

For starters, try exploring remote Katavi National Park, a true wilderness in western Tanzania. Enough to excite the most experienced of Africa goers. The park is home to masses of game with huge herds of elephant and buffalo roaming the plains. Try combining Katavi with Mahale NP on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Dramatically different with clear waters, rugged peaks and an impressive population of chimpanzees.

Head to Zambia, explore the rarely visited Bangwuelu Swamps home to the sought-after shoebill, or the vast Liuwa Plains where Africa’s second largest wildebeest migration takes place.

For a safari with a difference try hiking or strolling along the beaches of Sao Tome Island in Gabon or a dhow safari to the untouched and uninhabited islands of Mozambique’s stunning Quirimbas Archipelago. Or visit Ethiopia and meet the ancient tribes of the remote Omo Valley.

Give it a try … Africa’s remote safari destinations have plenty to offer

These trips may not always be as smooth as those to more familiar destinations - the camps and lodges perhaps not as luxurious - but the experience of discovering raw Africa will be unforgettable. You’ll need to plan well ahead, though, because of logistics and limited accommodation.

Dzanga-Ndoki Pangolin courtesy Tim Henshall of Kamili

Dzanga-Ndoki Expedition

Expeditionary and off-beat in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park. Suitable for adventurers, photographers, birders, specialists and seasoned travellers only.

From $5795 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Chad River courtesy Jean Labuschagne

Zakouma Safari Chad

An epic 9 day exploration in Chad ... where lions roam open plains in search of vast buffalo herds, and pans where cranes and red-billed quelea flock in their thousands...

From $6650 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Bushman Kalahari safari Deception Valley Lodge

Kalahari Safari

A 4 day exploration with the San Bushmen in the Kalahari's Deception Valley, Botswana

From $1748 4 days / 3 nightsMore info
Lowland gorillas

Odzala - Congo

Best described as an active discovery within very remote rainforests of the Congo Basin. Suitable for seasoned African travellers only.

From $10370 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Walking in Hwange with Leon Varley

Walking in Hwange

Brush off your boots...leave only footprints in the sand and explore a big game environment in a very special wilderness

From $1325 4 days / 3 nightsMore info
Zambia remote camping

Zambia Remote - South and North Luangwa

A typical 8 day safari which combines remote spots in both North and South Luangwa - suitable for families and small groups.

From $5220 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Namibia's Landscapes and Wildlife

Namib Desert Encounters

A mobile safari with top notch Professional Guide. Escape for 12 days of red desert dunes, harsh and fragile habitats, rare species and extreme contrasts.

From $5500 12 days / 11 nightsMore info
Lake Chada in the dry season, Katavi National Park courtesy John Corse of Nomad Safaris

Katavi & Mahale safari

The Katavi and Mahale safari is a 7 night trip offering outstanding resident game in the wild Katavi plus chimpanzees in the remote forests of Mahale

From $7427 9 days / 8 nightsMore info
Chikoko Trails camp courtesy John Coppinger

Zambia Remote South Luangwa Walking Safari

A walking safari between two remote and seasonal camps in the Luangwa's Chikoko area along elephant and hippo trails

From $4660 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Skeleton coast safari hoanib Polisieman by Olwen Evans courtesy Wilderness Safaris

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari

The standard Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari is a 5 day fly in tour into the remote Kaokoveld of Namibia in search of desert elephants and shipwrecks

From $6580 5 days / 4 nightsMore info
Murchison Falls - Uganda

Murchison Falls Getaway

3 nights in Murchison Falls National Park where aside from impressive wildlife it's the place where the Nile River is squeezed through an 8m chasm

From $2243 4 days / 3 nightsMore info