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Special interest safaris

Introducing our collection of special interest safaris. From cultural and historic World Heritage sites, to lemurs, gorillas and chimpanzees in far away places.

Most visitors come to Africa for a wildlife safari. But the world’s most exciting continent is as diverse as its large.

Our team have walked the rain forests and peered into rocky crevices. Spending time in a variety of places has helped us to create our collection of special interest safaris. So you see, there’s much more to Africa than big animals.

Zambezi favorites

We visit the amazing landscapes of the Namibian deserts on the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Safari. Remote and unforgettable. This area is home to dramatic landscapes, shipwrecks and seal colonies.

Some of our favorite special interest safaris are our birding trips in Botswana, Uganda and Zimbabwe. We’re sure you’ll enjoy them as much as we do, whether your a seasoned birder or just starting out.

Ethiopia is truly unique and we’re offering you the opportunity to experience it! A rich tapestry of history, culture and incredible scenery.  If you’re interested in Africa’s ancient culture you’ll be fascinated by the Omo Valley tribes. Our tour offers a rare glimpse into a way of life that is rapidly changing.

Intrepid travellers

For the more intrepid traveler, the mysterious Congo provides the ultimate adventure. Track the endangered Western Lowland gorillas on our Odzala-Congo expedition.

Staying with the primate theme. We can also arrange mountain gorilla treks in Uganda and Rwanda, and you can track chimpanzees in Tanzania.

Sign up to our Lemurs and Wild Things to discover a collection of lemurs, plants and trees that are completely unique to this part of the world.

Look at the map

Face the map of Africa and look to the west. You’ll see the Sao Tome and Principe Islands. We’re giving you the unique opportunity to get involved in research projects with sea turtles.

Look the other way and head east. Come and join us as we sail down the beautiful Mozambique coastline on traditional dhows. Spend your days snorkeling and fishing in the Indian Ocean and meeting the locals.

Finally, the true test of a real African specialist is one who offers much more than a standard safari. So, we’re happy to tell you that we’ve passed the test!

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
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
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
Omo valley safari courtesy Trish Berry

Omo Valley Safari

An 11 day trip into the Omo Valley to visit the tribes and explore cultures of Southern Ethiopia in 3 World Heritage Sites and 2 National Parks

From $3150 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
Aye Aye Lemurs from Duke Lemur Center - sourced from https://lemur.duke.edu/discover/meet-the-lemurs/aye-aye/

Lemurs and Wild Things

A budget safari to Madagascar that focuses on wildlife - lemurs, chameleons and an extraordinary array of endemic and endangered species...

From $2698 11 days / 10 nightsMore info
Bom Bom Sea Turtle courtesy Paulo Andrade

Sea Turtle Conservation

Join marine biologists on Sao Tome and Principe for research and conservation of Leather, Loggerhead and Green turtles on the island's beaches

From $4700 11 days / 10 nightsMore info