Off Beat Explorations
Our African expeditions are planned well ahead on set departure dates and led by highly experienced professional specialist safari guides supported by locally based experts and trackers.
Routes can stumble apon forgotten cultures and primitive villagers. Some might even call this "a real adventure"...
We'll travel to the Congo Tri-Basin National Park or Lalibela in the Simien Mountains. A really worthwhile expedition goes to Liuwa Plains and try our dhow safaris in Mozambique.
Our Recommended Off Beat Explorations
Discover the Island of Sao Tome$ 662
A little known island, Sao Tome is in the middle of the world! Breath taking scenery, waterfalls, black and white sand beaches, rainforests with extensive cocoa plantations.
Drop everything and get some sunshine.
Sao Tome Island, Gabon - 8 days/7 nights.
Spirit of Ethiopia$ 2164
The fascination of Ethiopia lies in its myriad historical sites, the obelisks of Axum, churches and Coptic monasteries in the Tigre, Lake Tana and Lalibela, the African Jerusalem.
Magical mystery tour to Axum, Lalibela, Gondar and Bahir Dar.
Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Axum - 7 nights/8 days
Classic Namibia North-east camping experience$ 2205
Explore northern Namibia via Okahandja and Grootfontein and the heart of Bushmanland on this classic camping safari including camping on the Okavango River and the Waterberg Plateau.
Set departure mobile adventures with like-minded travellers.
Windhoek, Grootfontein, Kaudom NP, Caprivi Strip - 11 days/10 nights
Quirimbas island hopping dhow safari$ 2395
Explore one tropical island to another in the awesome Quirimbas Archipelago on a traditional Mozambique dhow enjoying a snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and star gazing along the way.
Sail the Indian Ocean in a traditional dhow.
Quirimbas Archipelago, northern Mozambique - 8 days/7 nights
Murchison Falls short safari$ 2525
Enjoy a memorable safari to the Nile River at the foot of the Murchison Falls, Uganda where the whole Nile River is forced through a gap just 8m wide.
The longest river in the world squeezed into a tiny space.
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda - 4 days/3 nights
Bat migration safari Kasanka NP$ 2799
Kasanka National Park hosts one of Africa’s most unusual wildlife spectacles and the biggest migration in the world. Millions of straw-colored fruit bats congregate in the trees to fly out in the golden glow of sunset.
Never forgotten by those lucky enough to witness it.
Kasanka National Park, Zambia - 4 days/3 nights
Explore Ethiopia's tribes and cultures$ 2985
Explore Ethiopia's southern region starting and ending in Addis Ababa and including the Omo Valley, Netch Sar National Park, Lake Chamo and the Mursi tribe.
Head back in time and come face to face with Africa's tribes
Omo Valley and the Rift Valley Lakes, Ethiopia - 10 days/9 nights
Discover Kaokoland$ 3000
Embark on a mobile safari to explore the Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Kaokoland, spotting desert elephant and meeting the Ovahimba while discovering the Kunene River and Epupa Falls.
A world unlike any that you may have seen before.
Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Kaokoland in Namibia - 12 days/11 nights
Liuwa Plains Exploration$ 3375
The Liuwa Plains in Zambia are immense, truly remote, completely flat and brimming with birds and home to huge numbers of animals, and absolutely worth joining this expeditions to see.
Is it true the world is flat? You'll believe it when you visit the Liuwa Plains.
Liuwa Plains, Zambia - 4 nights/5 days.
Landscapes of Malawi$ 3400
Fabled north Malawi from the Viphya Mountains, iconic Nyika National Park and Lake Malawi for birdwatching, game viewing, culture, snorkelling for fresh water cyclids and all accompanied by your own private guide.
Beautiful scenery and warm hearted local people.
Nyika Plateau and the northern lakeshore, Malawi - 8 days/7 nights.
East and Southern Madagascar$ 3518
A 14-day safari to explore east and southern Madagascar and discover a variety of landscapes, tribal cultures, plus lemurs and an amazing diversity of plants, birds, insects and animals
Discover Madagascar by road
East and Southern Madagascar - 14 days/13 nights
Skeleton Coast Safari$ 4093
One of the most inhospitable and hauntingly beautiful places, the Skeleton Coast in Namibia is unforgettable and is home to seal colonies, penguins and desert adapted hyaena.
Rugged, harsh and delicately balanced.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia - 5 days/4 nights
Explore Gabon: Central Africa Adventure Safari$ 4325
Update May 2013: TRIP NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Explore Gabon including Lope National Park, Lekedi National Park, Loango National Park and the Wonga Wongue Reserve.
An adventurer's safari in Central Africa discovering Gabon
Libreville and 4 Gabonese National Parks - 13 nights/14 days
Spirit of Mozambique$ 4485
Explore the magnificent wilderness of Gorongosa National Park before relaxing on Ibo Island to enjoy the history, architecture and beautiful beaches of this remote Mozambican Island.
Mystery, magic, culture and beauty.
Gorongosa National Park and the Mozambique coast - 7 nights/8 days
Spirit of Uganda$ 4750
An 8 day Uganda safari tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu Gorge).
An emerald jewel in Africa's crown.
Bwindi Impenetrable,Queen Elizabeth Park, Ngamba Island - 8 days/7 nights.
Kafue and Victoria Falls Special$ 5330
With over 500 bird species, this 5 night safari to the Kafue National Park appeals to birders as well as those looking for a remote safari experience before ending in Victoria Falls.
Much on offer including wetlands, swamps and plains.
Kafue National Park and Victoria Falls in Zambia - 6 days/5 nights
Storks, swamps and hot springs in Zambia$ 5513
An exclusive limited departure mobile safari expedition visiting Kasanaka National Park, Bangweulu Swamps and Lake Shiwa N'gandu, culminating in the South Luangwa National Park of Zambia.
Aspiring explorers secure your place on our great Zambian expedition.
Kasanka National Park, Bangweulu Swamps and Lake Shiwa N'gandu, Zambia.
Wild Western Kenya privately guided safari$ 6345
A bird lovers dream travelling between Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Mt Elgon with volcanic lava caves, and the Kakamega Forest, the only remnant of Congo forest left in Kenya.
Join up to see cave dwelling elephants, the bongo, giant forest hog.
Laikipia Plateau, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Mt Elgon National Park and Kakamega Forest Reserve - 11 days/10 nights in Kenya.
Congo rainforest and Odzala-Kokoua National Park$ 6927
Set off to the African rainforests and discover the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo tracking lowland gorillas, red river hogs, bongo, forest buffalo and elephants.
Heart of diversity, heart of Africa, heart of humanity
Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) - 6 nights/7 days
Expedition to Central Africa$ 7100
A guided safari to Central African Republic that includes tracking with the Ba-Aka pygmies, viewing forest elephant, western lowland gorilla, an astonishing array of birds and the striking bongo antelope.
Central African gorillas, rainforests and pygmies.
Dzanga Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic - 9 days/8 nights
Spirit of Rwanda$ 7656
Explore Rwanda including Nungwe Forest to track chimpanzees. Travel via Lake Kivu bound for the Virunga Mountains, to spend time with mountain gorillas before returning to Kigali.
A tiny mountainous country full of forests, primates and birds.
Nungwe Forest, Lake Kivu, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda - 8 days/7 nights.
Katavi and Mahale safari in Western Tanzania$ 9400
Combine Katavi National Park with its wide open plains and herds of buffalo and elephant with the special forests and chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Mark a special occasion with this rare experience.
Katavi National Park and Mahale Mountains, Tanzania - 8 days/7 nights.
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