Special interest safaris
You’ll find extra rewards by ignoring mainstream options. Give some thought to our team’s preference for special interest safaris….
While most visitors come to Africa for a traditional wildlife safari, the continent is as diverse as it is vast. This means there are plenty of opportunities to explore other, more specific aspects of its cultural and natural heritage.
If you’re passionate about the ocean and marine life, there’s the opportunity to try a holiday that allows you to get involved in research projects on sea turtles in Sao Tome and Principe. Alternatives include diving with dolphins in Kenya or tagging whale sharks in Mozambique.
For keen birders, the Livingstone Birding Trail will take you to the absolutely exceptional regions of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Though if bats are more your thing, head for the spectacular bat migration at Kasanka NP, the biggest of its kind in the world.
Visitors interested in Africa’s ancient cultures will surely be in thrall to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley tribes, as they offer rare glimpses into a way of life that is rapidly changing.
Photographers can choose from specialist trips to the Namibian deserts for spectacular landscapes or a whole gamut of specialised safari trips focusing on wildlife.
For more intrepid travellers, Congo provides endless adventures tracking the endangered Western Lowland gorillas, or for those who have more sedate interests, ‘oenophiles’ can indulge in a wine-tasting trip in South Africa’s renowned Cape Winelands.
The 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
Expeditionary and off-beat in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park. Suitable for adventurers, photographers, birders, specialists and seasoned travellers only.
Gorilla Trek in Bwindi
Here's the quickest and simplest way to trek for mountain gorillas in Uganda - it's our 4 day mountain gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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
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.
Katavi & Mahale safari
The Katavi and Mahale safari is an 8 night trip offering outstanding resident game in the wild Katavi plus chimpanzees in the remote forests of Mahale
Lemurs and Wild Things
Madagascar's rainforests shelter lemurs, chameleons and an array of endemic and endangered species - this budget trip focuses on extraordinary wildlife
A typical 8 day safari which combines remote spots in both North and South Luangwa - suitable for families and small groups.
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We've helped first-timers and seasoned travellers in Africa since 1995. We can help you take advantage of mainstream options.
Better still we'll show you how and where to step off well beaten paths for the more interesting journeys.
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