Our Safari Destinations

Africa: The Birthplace of Mankind

There is a hidden longing and need that is very real and very deep within the human psyche; the need for renewal and rejuvenation of the spirit by reconnecting with the natural world – to get back to basics and see things as they were when the world was young. To be able to turn back time and immerse oneself in the natural world is a unique and enriching experience that satisfies the soul. And to be able to do this in comfort adds another unique and very special dimension.

Whatever your preference, Africa has it, and it casts an enchanting spell of its very own. You can indulge your wildest dreams, and you will not only enjoy and remember your safari as a unique and special experience, but you will want to return to that ‘home’ that is the Cradle of Mankind itself, from which we all derive.

In over 53 different countries, Africa offers wild and untouched habitats that range from snow-capped mountains of alpine beauty to semi deserts and ancient true sand and lava deserts; tropical forests harbouring rare endemic species; extensive rolling savannahs, those seas of grass that support the last great herbivore herds left on earth; fresh water and soda lakes lying like jewels in the Great Rift Valley, a spectacle in itself extending from the Red Sea in the North through to Mozambique in the South. It has coastlines of unparalleled beauty, where one can find romantic seclusion lazing in the sun on deserted beaches; it has warm seas and tropical coral reefs that are amongst the most spectacular in the world, where one can snorkel, surf, deep sea dive or fish, enjoying all the water-based sporting activities.

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Eastern Africa

East Africa: Tropical Rainforest, Savannah Grasslands, Dramatic Semi-deserts, Stunning Wildlife Migrations, Indigenous Cultures, The Great Rift Valley, Soda and Fresh Lakes, Deserted Beaches and Coral Reefs shape the extraordinary landscapes that make up East Africa.

Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda) is probably the first option for a safari destination in Africa. Its spectacular range of altitude offers incredible climatic diversity; its wildlife spectacle is unparalleled and varied, its wild places with a wealth of wildlife unspoilt and natural, with nothing contrived, and it harbours some of the world’s oldest and most colourful cultures, all of which fuse together to form the richest African tapestry.
East Africa has so much to offer that it would be difficult to combine all five countries in one itinerary; they need to be considered separately and carefully before settling on an itinerary that will include all the options on offer.

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Southern Africa

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Wetlands Teeming with Wildlife, Tribal Cultures, Scenic Winelands, Uber-luxury lodges, Vast Deserts, Secluded Beaches, The Cape of Good Hope and Historic Cape Town shape the extraordinary landscapes that make up South Africa.

Southern Africa offers literally a world in one block of countries, so varied is the landscape, even within the different countries that comprise this package. The most ancient desert in the world, the Namib of Namibia, is unique in that here is the only place where towering sand dunes touch the ocean along the desolate Skeleton Coast; well named, since ships have foundered there over the centuries, and lie like stark skeletons on the lonely sands where the icy Atlantic caused by the cold Benguela current contrasts dramatically with the heat of the abutting desert dunes. Botswana incorporates the stunning and vast wetland system of the Okavango Swamps, harbouring a rich diversity of life, whilst the lush winelands and sophistication of South Africa with its 300 year long historical background offers a particularly rich cultural heritage in a sophisticated first world setting. The great gold, diamond and mineral deposits of Southern Africa combined with South Africa’s European first world influence has resulted in a sophisticated tourist infrastructure for destinations in this part of Africa, making it a very attractive proposition for all travellers and offering a wide perspective of pleasurable opportunities.

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Central & West Africa

This vast region is emerging from the shadows to become an exciting location to expand our safaris to a very different experience. Primarily covered by tropical rainforest, these regions are prime locations for viewing lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, forest elephants, the rare bongo antelope as well as a host of other forest dwellers. Trips to this region involve a lot of forest walking, however the massive rivers in the area also provide a different experience in exploring by boat & canoe. There are also some grasslands, as well as deserts in the region that offer some more conventional game viewing.

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Indian Ocean Islands

The Indian Ocean off the East Coast of Africa has some incredible experiences to offer. From your idyllic tropical Island Paradise such as the Seychelles and the Maldives, to another totally different experience such as Madagascar’s Lemurs, plus its tropical forests & its semi-desert baobab forests, there is much to see and do.

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