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Ultimate Luxury Gorilla Tour

10 days | From $8,445 pp

Kigali – Akagera National Park – Nyungwe National Park – Volcanoes National Park

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Rwanda Reopening Special

8 days | From $4,215 pp

Kigali – Lake Kivu – Gihaya Island – Volcanoes National Park

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Classic Tanzania self-drive

12 days | From $6,788 pp

Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

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Tanzania Bush and Beach

8 days | $4,086 pp

Nyerere National Park – Fanjove Island

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Southern Africa Classic Family Safari

13 days | $5,990 pp

Cape Town – Kruger National Park – Santa Maria (Mozambique)

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Eastern Cape Explorer

8 days | $2,937 pp

Graaff-Reinet – Karoo ranching experience – Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

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Romantic Tanzania

12 days | $14,400 pp

Arusha – Chem Chem Concession – Southern Serengeti – Zanzibar – Kendwa

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

21 days | From $3,136 pp

Cape Town – Cederberg – Fish River Canyon – Namib-Naukluft National Park – Sossusvlei – Swakopmund – Spitzkoppe – Etosha National Park – Windhoek – Okavango Delta – Chobe National Park – Victoria Falls

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Essence of East Africa Overland Tour

8 days | From $3202 pp

Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park – Amboseli National Park

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Amazing Namibia Overland Tour

13 days | From $2,977 pp

Windhoek – Kalahari – Namib Desert – Rostock Ritz – Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Erongo Mountains – Grootberg – Etosha National Park – Waterberg

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Classic Namibia self-drive

14 days | From $3,440 pp

Etosha National Park – Sossusvlei – Skeleton Coast – Damaraland – Swakopmund – Okonjima Africat Foundation

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Classic Botswana self-drive

15 days | From $3,905 pp

Maun – Nxai Pan – Okavango Delta – Savuti – Linyanti – Chobe – Victoria Falls

Ultimate Luxury Gorilla Tour

From US$8,445 per person

This 10-day tour of Rwanda has it all: top-quality luxury accommodation, private helicopter transfers and visits to four of Rwanda’s top destinations. Volcanoes National Park is the main attraction, where you’ll spend time with a family of mountain gorillas. But you’ll also see chimpanzees and other primates in Nyungwe Forest National Park, lions and rhinos in Akagera National Park and have a cultural and food experience in the capital city of Kigali.


  • Encountering mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • The luxury lodges such as One&Only Nyungwe House and Singita Kwitonda Lodge
  • Visiting Kigali, one of the most attractive cities in Africa
  • The rich biodiversity of Akagera National Park’s wetland
  • The chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest National Park


DAY 1: Kigali 

You will be met in the arrivals hall and assisted to your waiting vehicle. Transfer to the Kigali city centre and your hotel. (Duration approximately 30 minutes). Enjoy the facilities offered at your hotel for the rest of the day. Getting to Africa is often exhausting business and some relaxation before the exploration starts is usually the wise way to proceed.

DAY 2: Kigali to Akagera National Park

Have breakfast at the hotel and spend the rest of the morning at leisure OR explore Kigali with your guide by visiting genocide memorial, local market, fashion, jewelry or souvenir shops, city tour, local food workshop, guided walk and lunch in Kigali. Transfer to Kigali Airport for your scheduled helicopter flight to Magashi at 1.30 PM. Arrive in time for an afternoon safari activity offered by the lodge.

DAY 3: Akagera National Park

Akagera comprises some of the most scenic savannah in East Africa – open plains, woodlands, lakes, swamp and grassy low mountains – and is home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, large crocodiles, as well as the rare sitatunga and almost 500 species of birds. Teeming with plains game, Akagera also boasts a healthy population of lion which were introduced by African Parks in 2015 after a 20-year absence; black rhino were reintroduced in 2017.

DAY 4: Morning safari and heli flight to Kigali

Check out of your lodge after a final morning game drive and breakfast. You will also enjoy lunch at the lodge before you are met by your pilot for the  scheduled helicopter flight back to Kigali Airport at 14h45. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for some leisure time there. Your guide and vehicle will be available however if you want to visit and explore Kigali.

DAY 5: Nyungwe National Park

Check out of your lodge after breakfast and depart for Nyungwe national park by road. (Optional: VIP helicopter flight from Kigali to Nyungwe National Park (max 360 kg bodyweight and luggage). Enjoy lunch on the way in Kibuye. Proceed to Nyungwe and check in at your lodge . The afternoon will be spent at leisure or enjoying activities offered by the lodge.

DAY 6: Primates trek and canopy walk 

Depart the lodge after an early morning breakfast and transfer to the Nyungwe Park office to meet your local ranger and for a briefing. Hike through the forest with a local ranger searching for primates. Nyungwe has 13 primates which include Angolan Colobus, L’Hoest monkey, Owl faced monkey, Blue monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Vervet monkeys. Return to your lodge after a two-hour hike in the forest and experiencing the 60m long canopy walk. Enjoy a lodge activity in the late afternoon.

DAY 7: Chimpanzee trek

Depart the lodge after an early morning breakfast  and transfer to the Nyungwe Park office for another briefing for the chimpanzee trekking with a local ranger and porters. Return to your lodge in the afternoon for lunch. The afternoon can be spent at leisure at the lodge or enjoying an activity offered by the lodge.

DAY 8: VIP Helicopter flight to Volcanoes National Park

Check out of your lodge after breakfast and meet your pilot for the VIP Helicopter flight to Volcanoes National Park (Singita airstrip). Enjoy the stunning view of the forest, lake Kivu entering the Five volcanoes from above. Your afternoon will be spent at leisure at the lodge or enjoy one of the activities offered by Singita. (Meet with a gorilla doctor at their compound  for some insight into how these giant gorillas and other primates in Rwanda are taken care of when injured. You will also learn more about conservation efforts and the challenges faced by rangers and conservationists in the national park.)

DAY 9: Gorilla trek

Depart the lodge after an early morning breakfast and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park office to meet your local ranger and for a briefing and to prepare for your trekking. You will hike with a local ranger who is in touch with trackers on the mountain by radio to find the gorilla family. You’ll spend one hour with them. 

We will arrange for a porter per person who will assist you with your daypack, and give you a hand when the path is slippery, steep or irregular. The porters are from the local community and registered by the Rwanda Wildlife Authority, in this way we also support the local community.

Enjoy lunch back at your lodge and an afternoon at leisure. Optional activities include a visit to the Diane Fossey museum, visit a local cultural village or a guided canoe trip at Mukungwa river.

DAY 10: Leave

Check out of your lodge after breakfast at leisure (by latest 11.00 AM) – Transfer back to Kigali International Airport to connect on your international flight.

Rwanda Reopening Special

8 days | From $4,215 pp

Discover the best of Rwanda on this unique tour designed with the current travel restrictions in mind. On this eight-day tour, you’ll visit the mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park, the chimpanzees of Nyungwe Forest and the picturesque Lake Kivu.


  • Encountering mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park
  • Chimpanzee trek and primates walk
  • The scenic shores of Lake Kivu
  • Visiting Kigali, one of the most attractive cities in Africa


DAY 1: Kigali

You will be met in the arrivals hall and assisted to your waiting vehicle. Transfer to the Kigali city centre and your hotel. (Duration approximately 30 minutes). Enjoy the facilities offered at your hotel for the rest of the day. Getting to Africa is often exhausting business and some relaxation before the exploration starts is usually the wise way to proceed.

DAY 2: Explore Kigali and walking tour

Have breakfast at the hotel and spend the rest of the morning at leisure while you wait for the COVID-19 test results. Have lunch at your hotel or elsewhere in Kigali (own account) and spend the afternoon exploring Kigali with your guide by visiting the genocide memorial, a local market, fashion, jewelry or souvenir shops, city tour, local food workshop, guided walk, (based on personal wishes).

DAY 3: Transfer to southern part of Lake Kivu

You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast for the drive down to the southern part of Lake Kivu via Kibuye. (Approx duration 5 hours). Have lunch en route (own account) and proceed to check in at your resort on the lake.

DAY 4: Hike through forest to spot primates + boat tour to Gihaya Island

Morning hike through the forest with local ranger searching for primates and enjoy the beauty of nature. Nyungwe has 13 primates which include colobus, L’Hoest monkey, owl-faced monkey, blue monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey and vervet monkeys. Have a scenic drive through tea plantation to your resort and enjoy your lunch. Afternoon boat tour to Gihaya island in Lake Kivu and enjoy entertainment by local women at the island.

DAY 5: Chimpanzee trek

After an early breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the park to meet your local ranger and head into the forest in search of chimpanzees. Lunch at the resort will be followed by a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Kivu from northern part to central part of the Lake.

DAY 6: Transfer to Musanze (Volcanoes National Park)

Check out of your lodge after breakfast and depart for Musanze by road. In the afternoon you’ll have the option to visit the magnificent twin lakes of Bulera and Ruhongo and its swamp Rugezi. You can also visit a local culture village, enjoy making banana beer and get to know how it’s made. This activity gives you the opportunity to interact with local people and taste and enjoy the beer together and tree planting and be part of the local community conservation program by helping them to plant trees and combat deforestation.

DAY 7: Gorilla trek

Depart the lodge after an early morning breakfast and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park office to meet your local ranger and for a briefing and to prepare for your trekking. You will hike with a local ranger who is in touch with trackers on the mountain by radio to find the gorilla family. You’ll spend one hour with them. 

We will arrange for a porter per person who will assist you with your daypack, and give you a hand when the path is slippery, steep or irregular. The porters are from the local community and registered by the Rwanda Wildlife Authority, in this way we also support the local community.

DAY 8: Leave

Check out of your lodge after breakfast at leisure (by latest 11.00 AM) – Transfer back to Kigali International Airport to connect on your international flight.

Classic Tanzania self-drive

12 days | From $6,788 pp

This 11-night itinerary allows you to visit all five of Tanzania’s Northern National Parks: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. The real beauty about this itinerary isn’t just the superb wildlife viewing and incredible scenery, it’s the fact that you get to self-drive! This means you get to go to all the best spots whilst keeping your distance from the busy tour buses. It’s one of the few ways to travel Tanzania in a peaceful environment.


  • The birding and game of Tarangire National Park
  • The immense wildlife numbers and activity in Ngorongoro Crater
  • The plains of Serengeti National Park
  • The flamingos of Lake Manyara National Park


DAY 1: Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha 

On arrival you’ll be collected and driven to Arusha Coffee Lodge in Arusha. Here you’ll be given your vehicle and briefed on your trip.

DAY 2 & 3: Maweninga Tented Camp, Tarangire National Park

Today you set off to Tarangire, which is only two to three hours away from Arusha. Once inside the park you can enjoy yourself game driving to Maweninga Tented Camp.

DAY 4: Lemala Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will make your way out of Tarangire and to the Ngorongoro Crater. The following morning you will descend into the crater!

DAY 5 & 6: Ndutu Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park

This camp is perfectly positioned to see The Great Migration in January & February. Enjoy two nights here.

DAY 7 & 8: Lemala Ewanjan, Serengeti National Park

Head north further into the Serengeti where the scenery and wildlife viewing will take your breath away.

DAY 9 & 10: Wayo Manyara Camp 

Start your journey back towards Arusha, but break the journey with a two-night stay at Wayo Manyara Camp in Lake Manyara National Park. This is a beautiful park and home to thousands of flamingos!

DAY 11: Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha

You’ll make your way back to Arusha for your final nights stay.

DAY 12: Depart Tanzania

You’ll be transferred back to the airport in good time for your international flight home.

Tanzania Bush and Beach

8 days | $4,086 pp

This eight-day tour takes in two of Tanzania’s most impressive destinations – Nyerere National Park and Fanjove Island. Tanzania’s newly established Nyerere National Park is Africa’s largest national park and home to some of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife. Time spent in this wildlife haven is followed up by a stint on the pristine Fanjove Island, located off the Tanzanian coast in the Indian Ocean. It boasts a Robinson-Crusoe-style lodge and palm-fringed, powder-white sands lapped by shimmering waters.


  • A boating safari on the wildlife-abundant Rufiji River
  • A guided walking safari in Nyerere National Park
  • Staying at a private island lodge
  • Snorkel with turtles and dolphins in a coral reef


DAY 1 – 3: Siwandu, Nyerere National Park

Just a 45-minute flight from Dar es Salaam and an easy transfer from the airstrip, Siwandu camp is located in a grove of palms on the shore of Lake Nzerakera. Boasting UNESCO World Heritage Site status, Nyerere National Park (former Selous Game Reserve) is home to the most exceptional and diverse wildlife, with more than half of Tanzania’s elephant population, over 40,000 hippos and the largest population of lions on the continent. Siwandu offers game drives, boat safaris and guided walks. Sheltered in a grove of palms on the shores of Lake Nzerakera, part of the watery byways of the Rufiji River system, Siwandu is perfectly situated within the prime game area to fully experience the abundant wildlife. The ten spacious octagonal tents allow guests to observe animals as they saunter past while reclining on the majestic king-sized beds.

4 – 7: Fanjove Island

A short 40-minute flight from Dar es Salaam takes you to Songo Songo island, where you sail over to the Island. Upon arrival kick off your shoes (you won’t be needing them again) and enjoy a refreshing coconut and fresh fruit. Choose to relax with a book or take a walk around the island. Take out a paddleboard or kayak and circumnavigate the island; with no one in sight this is the perfect way to settle into the island pace. Each evening the Activities Manager will discuss your options for the following day. You may want to spend all day in the water and exploring the island, or snoozing on a sun lounger with a book – it is completely up to you.You can be woken at your chosen time with tea or coffee, presented through a secret hatch in the banda. You can snorkel straight off the main beach or head out to explore the 11km coral reef stretching around the island. The accommodation is everything you would expect; six discrete, eco-chic private bandas are set along the sandy shore in complete harmony with the environment. Made from all natural, traditional materials, the whole property is designed to leave as little footprint possible.

Southern Africa Classic Family Safari

13 days | $5,990 pp

This dream family holiday sees your travel group stay in private villas across three destinations: Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Santa Maria in Mozambique. This allows for an ideal mix between the vibrant city, exhilarating wildlife experiences and relaxing beach atmosphere. The villas can generally accommodate eight people.


  • The Cape Winelands
  • Cape Town’s mix of natural beauty and city life
  • The Big 5 of Kruger National Park
  • The beach and waters of Santa Maria


DAY 1 – 4: Cape Town 

You will be met in the arrivals hall and transferred to your hotel in the city. Spend the next few days taking in the sights of the city such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Winelands, Camps Bay beach and many fine restaurants.

DAY 5 – 8: Kruger National Park

You’ll be collected from your hotel after breakfast and transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, a concession of Kruger National Park. Here you’ll enjoy two game drives a day, bush walks, romantic private dinners, river bed picnics: everything is possible at Tanda Tula Safari Camp. The rangers Formen, Scotch and Civilised will share all their knowledge, and combined they have over fifty years of safari-experience. After the morning drive, a breakfast in the bush is waiting. Chef Ryan and his team serve a continental buffet and a cooked English breakfast feast. And for those who feel like some physical activity: plan a bush walk with an experienced guide and you will be blown away by all the small discoveries hiding around every corner. A sundowner on location, of course, accompanies the afternoon game drive, followed by a dinner in the boma.

DAY 9 – 12: Santa Maria

Check out of your homestead after a final morning game drive and breakfast at leisure. A 40-minute flight followed by a 75-minute speedboat trip will see you arrive at Colina Verde. Here you can go deep-sea fishing, kayaking, on a dhow cruise, snorkel picnic, whale watching (in season) or take an adventure freediving course.

DAY 13: Leave

Check out after a final morning swim and breakfast at leisure.  Board your boat transfer back to Maputo. Transfer from the Marina to the Airport and check in for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Eastern Cape Explorer

8 days | $2,937 pp

You’ll discover the hinterland of South Africa’s Eastern Cape on this self-drive trip. There are stops in the historic town of Graaff-Reinet and three nights in the Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve where you’ll stand to see white rhino, Cape buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, mountain zebra and a host of antelope. But the focus of this itinerary is around the Karoo ranching experience, where you’ll enjoy horseback rides into the mountains on a remote farm and enjoy all the pleasures and excitement of a ranch retreat.


  • The breathtaking views of the ‘Valley of Desolation’ in the Camdeboo National Park
  • Participate in a unique 4-day ranch experience which will change your life!  
  • Cattle drives, horse safaris, photo and film tours, and ranch retreats in the Karoo.
  • Seeing white rhino, Cape buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, mountain zebra and a host of antelope at Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve.
  • These destinations are off the main tourist route in South Africa and so there will be no crowds, queues or loid noise. And…..exhale!


DAY 1: Graaff-Reinet

Arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport and pick up your hire vehicle. The drive to Graaff-Reinet is around 2h45. Wonder around the charming town itself or make use of the pool, spa or other facilities at The Drostdy before you are met by your guide at approximately 4PM for your sunset tour of the Valley of Desolation. Return in time for dinner at your hotel.

DAY 2 – 5: Karoo Ranch Experience

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and drive out to Elandsfontein Farm where your next three nights will be spent. You’ll meet your hosts and your horse and spend the next few days riding in the mountains, enjoying evening drinks around the fire and traditional Karoo dinners. It’s a place of open spaces, clean air and the perfect place to really relax and unwind.

DAY 5 – 7: Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve

Drive back towards Graaff-Reinet town and on to Mount Camdeboo Private Game Reserve (approx duration 1 hr 30 min). Check in on arrival, freshen up and have lunch. Meet your ranger late afternoon at tea time for your first afternoon game drive. Daily game activities including guided bush walks as an alternative to a normal game drive (dependent on whole vehicle opting to walk), star gazing and a visit to a historic Anglo Boer War site.

DAY 8: Leave

Check out of Mount Camdeboo after a final morning activity and  breakfast. Drive back to Port Elizabeth to drop your vehicle at the airport and check in for your onward flight.


Romantic Tanzania

12 days | $14,400 pp

This superb 12-day itinerary takes you to the two best destinations in Tanzania: Serengeti National Park and Zanzibar. The trip, which is ideal for honeymooners due to its romantic nature, starts in Arusha before heading to Chem Chem Concession, where big tuskers are often seen. The next stop, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, is arguably the most luxurious lodge in the greater southern Serengeti migration area and where the wildlife viewing is legendary. Zanzibar is next on the list, with a night in Stone Town before heading to a private beach-side paradise where you can relax in luxury for the last few days of your trip.


  • The Great Migration in the Serengeti.
  • The vast plains and wildlife such as large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland.
  • Visiting a traditional Maasai village in the Chem Chem Concession.
  • Big tuskers all around at Chem Chem.
  • Zanzibar’s old city, Stone Town, the cultural heart of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The paradise of Elewana Kilindi.


DAY 1: Arusha

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to Legendary Lodge, a beautiful plantation farmhouse set in tranquil, tropical gardens. Check in on arrival and freshen up. Wonder around the beautiful gardens or take advantage of the numerous facilities and activities at your disposal. Optional activities offered are a coffee tour, shopping at the nearby Cultural Heritage Center or an excursion to Arusha National Park other nearby attractions.

DAY 2 – 4: Chem Chem Concession

Check out of Legendary Lodge after breakfast and meet your transfer to Chem Chem Lodge (Approx duration 3 hours). The camp is located on an exclusive Wildlife Management Area between the expansive Tarangire National Park in the east and tranquil Lake Manyara to the west. No other lodge or residence shares this land, ensuring your privacy is guaranteed right down to your superb dining experiences. Nestled in a migration corridor, it is a wildlife lover’s dream and with animals constantly moving through the 20 000-hectare concession you have a guaranteed front-row seat on the action.

DAY 5 – 8: Southern Serengeti

Check out of  Chem Chem Lodge after breakfast and meet your transfer to Lake Manyara Airstrip (Approx duration 1 hr 30 mins). Fly by scheduled charter flight to Mwiba Airstrip (Approx 20 min). Mwiba Wildlife Reserve is arguably the most luxurious lodge in the greater southern Serengeti migration area. The reserve’s private status means that the rigid rules of the national park do not apply here. From January – March it is possible for guests to drive over to the Ndutu area and view the migration herds although game viewing at Mwiba Wildlife reserve is excellent all year round.

DAY 8: Stone Town

Check out of  Mwiba Lodge after breakfast and meet your transfer to the airstrip nearby. Fly by scheduled charter flight to Zanzibar Airport via Arusha (Approx Duration 2 hr 20 min in total). Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little has changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork.

DAY 9 – 11: Kendwa

Check out of your Stone Town hotel after breakfast and some more sightseeing in town. Meet your transfer to Kendwa in the North of the Island. (Approx duration 1 hour). Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar is the ultimate romantic destination, the perfect place to enjoy the harmony of the ocean and spend time with the one you love. Set in a picturesque tropical garden with its secluded beachfront, the luxurious Pavilion suites embrace wide-arched glassless windows affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. Each villa has its own private plunge pool and is tended to by its own Guest Ambassador. Kilindi’s ‘open-to-nature’ approach provides the true essence to any stay and crafts a private, intimate and ‘barefoot’ appeal that so many crave. Explore the hidden secrets of the island or relax in the infinity pool watching the dhows head out to sea, with a gentle breeze in their sail.

DAY 12: Leave

Check out of Kilindi after a final morning activity and  breakfast. Transfer back to Zanzibar Airport for your onward flight back to Dar-Es-Salaam.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

21 days | From $3,136 pp

Craving action and adventure? This 20 day expedition reads like a synopsis for the Amazing Race: scenic flights over the Okavango, white water rafting on the Zambezi, desert hikes, nights under a sprawling blanket of stars — and that’s just the start! We’ve also included wildlife safari drives in Etosha, San guided walks in Ghanzi, and a relaxing sunset river cruise on the Chobe River to give you the best chance of experiencing the diversity of Southern Africa.


  • Fish River Canyon
  • Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park
  • Sossusvlei
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park
  • Okavango Delta Day Trip
  • Okavango Delta 2 Night Excursion (optional upgrade)


Day 1: Cape Town – Cederberg Region, South Africa

Leaving Cape Town this morning, we stop and take a look at Table Mountain from across Table Bay before making our way to the Cederberg region. On route we stop at a traditional “Padstal” that sells homemade treats and bakes. Boasting some of the most picturesque mountains and orange farms, Cederberg is also home to the Rooibos tea farm which is world renowned for its health benefits and unique taste. We enjoy dinner at our overnight stop where we have an opportunity to experience South African hospitality at its best.

Day 2: Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River, South Africa

Today we journey through the Northern Cape and Namaqualand, making a stop off at the isolated town of Springbok to gather a few last minute supplies. Once we have crossed the Namibian border, we arrive at our charming chalets that overlook the sparkling Orange River which creates a natural divider between South Africa and Namibia. For those travelling during the spring months (July – September) you may experience the wild flowers renowned in this region.

Day 3: Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River , South Africa

We have an opportunity to partake in an optional canoe trip down the Gariep River this morning, or we could choose to stay behind and devote our time to relax and unwind next to the river. Later in the day, we make our way back to Ai-Ais to check in to our lodging for the night and to delight in the marvellous hot springs offered by our resort.

Day 4: Fish River Canyon, Quiver Tree Forest and Giants Playground, Namibia

Waking early this morning, we drive to the rim of the Fish River Canyon enjoying the beautiful sunrise in this magical piece of land. We also enjoy a walk along the rim of the canyon before making our way to Keetmanshoop. The afternoon is spent exploring the magnificent Quiver Tree Forest and the Giants Playground.

5: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Every journey has long travelling days and today we will venture deep into the Namib Desert. We make our way from the grasslands to the red dunes that cover the western reaches of the desert. Our accommodation this evening is at the tip of the dune fields where we enjoy the unique sounds of the Barking Gecko as we fall asleep.

Day 6: Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

We begin our day climbing Dune 45 enjoying the magnificent views before making our way back down for a delicious breakfast. We hop onto a 4×4 and are transferred to Sossusvlei where you will embark on a walk through the salt pans at Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. Tonight we spend some time admiring the breathtaking view of the desert stars.

Day 7 – 8: Swakopmund

Today we enjoy an educational desert excursion with our local guide before leaving the Namib and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn on the way from the Atlantic Coast. We stop briefly in Walvis Bay at the lagoon before arriving at our next destination for the evening. There is a variety of activities available in Swakopmund. The following day is free to enjoy and participate in the multiple adventure activities available here. You can also spend your time exploring the city at leisure or simply enjoy some shopping before venturing to our next destination.

Day 9: Spitzkoppe – Brandberg, Namibia

We start the day early and travel to the vast granite formations of Spitzkoppe. Here, we take a walk with our local guide to view the magnificent rock art of the San people, before making our way back and retiring for the night.

Day 10: Brandberg White Lady, Namibi

Recognised as the highest mountain in Namibia, the Brandberg (Burning Mountains) has more than 45 000 rock paintings in the area. In the morning we embark on an hour long hike to pay a visit to the ancient rock paintings in the area.  After exploring we make our way to the Kamanjab are where we spend our evening. An optional excursion is available in the afternoon for those wanting to visit the educational centre showcasing the lifestyle of the Himba Tribe.

Day 11 – 12: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Today we rise early and make our way to Etosha National Park. Etosha means ‘Great White Place’ and is dominated by an enormous salt pan which makes up part of the mighty Kalahari Basin. Originally a lake nourished by the Kunene River, the Etosha pan spreads across an entire quarter of the Etosha National Park where you will have one of the most incredible game viewing experiences. We then make our way back to retire for the evening. On our second day in Etosha, we spend more time exploring the park and the edges of the Etosha Pan where we will have an opportunity to take some fantastic pictures.

Day 13: Windhoek, Namibia

With an early start to the day, we travel onto Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Upon our arrival in Windhoek, we embark on a brief walking tour around the city and view some of the famous landmarks. Our accommodation this evening is located between the city and the airport.

Day 14: Ghanzi, Botswana

Today we travel east to Botswana and the Kalahari Desert which covers of 900 000 square kilometres. A guided walk with the San community provides us with insight into the harsh climate and San people. In the evening we experience some traditional dance, songs and story-telling.

Day 15 – 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We rise early this morning and make our way to Maun where you will have an optional scenic flight over the Delta for those wanting to participate (time and weather permitting). We spend our evening preparing for our full day excursion to the Delta the next day.

The following morning we head out early and are transferred via safari vehicle to the poling station where we meet the polers who escort us into the Delta. We are steered through serene areas of reed lined channels which open into magnificent lagoons. When we reach one of the many islands, you may take a nature walk with one of your polers. We then return back to the poling station and may be able to spot some game in this pristine wilderness.

Day 17: Nata, Botswana

This morning we leave Maun behind us and are reunited with those who opted for the 2 night Delta Excursion. We will drive towards Makgadikgadi Pans (Salt Pans) and the town of Nata. If we are lucky we may spot some of the wildlife that wander in this large protected area. In the afternoon there is an optional excursion available for those wanting to explore the magnificent Salt Pans.

Day 18: Chobe National Park, Botswana

We make our way to Kasane where the afternoon is spent exploring the Chobe National Park. We are treated to a relaxing sunset river cruise on the Chobe River (situated within the National Park) when we will be able to spot plenty of beautiful animals on the riverbanks, such as hippo, buffalo and elephants. We end the evening with a delicious meal around a fire.

Day 19 – 20: Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Upon arrival in Victoria Falls town we have some time to prepare for our activities for the following day, before visiting the incredible Victoria Falls and experiencing the thunderous and powerful Zambezi. Enjoy a dinner out this evening. Even though the tour ends on the following day, majority of our group will spend the next day white water rafting (a thrill not to be missed!), however there are various alternatives offered by Victoria Falls, such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that merges Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Essence of East Africa Overland Tour

8 days | From $3202 pp

Experience the Highlights of Kenya as you travel for 8 days discovering the essence of East Africa. Relish multiple game drives in the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli National Parks. Engage with local tribes and Maasai warriors while learning about their culture and conservation of their ancestral lands. These endless plains scattered with wildlife will capture your heart and hook you for life!


  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Amboseli National Park


Day 1: Nairobi

Upon your arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Please ensure you have all the necessary visas for your trip. There will be a welcome tonight where you will get the opportunity to meet your group and tour guides. If you arrive early, you are free to explore the city as you please, returning to the accommodation in time for the welcome meeting. This trip is action packed with long travelling times to 3 different wildlife parks over the 8 days. Please be prepared for the authentic, ‘off the beaten track’ journey on some bumpy Kenyan roads.

Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

After a delicious breakfast this morning we travel to the vast open plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. This area is filled with flat-topped acacia tress and is a natural highlight of Kenya. Upon our arrival in the afternoon, we get settled in at our tented safari camp after which we embark on our first wildlife safari drive in the park.


Here you can expect to have an amazing wildlife viewing experience, spotting the likes of ‘the Big 5’, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. The Masai Mara is a top safari destination as it boasts an abundance of wildlife, most notoriously during the annual wildebeest migration.

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

With an early start to the morning we embark on another game drive in the park. Enjoy the variety of game viewing today as we cross the vast plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. We enjoy another safari drive in the late afternoon/evening to catch the beautiful African sunset over the savannah. Enjoy some free time this evening relaxing back at camp whilst enjoying the breath-taking views of the Masai Mara. Today you have the option to partake in a balloon safari at dawn, flying over the plains and ending with a champagne breakfast on solid ground.

Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

We leave behind the magical Mara and make our way to Lake Nakuru National park today. On our way, we stop at Café Ubuntu and Ubuntu Made – a project that supports local women and community development. We enjoy a guided tour of the centre and enjoy a memorable Farm-to-table lunch experience.

After lunch, we continue to our lodge inside Lake Nakuru National Park where we set off on a late afternoon game drive. Be sure to look out for animals such as the rare black rhino, buffalo, impala and the elusive leopard. On the shores of Lake Nakuru you will see pelicans and cormorants along with many other bird species.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Amboseli National Park

We enjoy our last safari drive in the park this morning before travelling south to Amboseli National Park, set at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The towering peak sets the scene and provides the ultimate photo opportunity.

Day 6: Amboseli National Park

We dedicate majority of this day to spectacular game drives. We embark on both morning and afternoon wildlife safari drives to fully explore the wildlife this park has to offer. Learn more about elephant conservation and poaching during an informative lecture given by a qualified speaker from the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Amboseli serves up a dramatic highlight, wide open with Mt Kilimanjaro in it’s mists, while thousands of elephants roam the Savannah. Enjoy a bit of free time viewing wildlife that frequent the watering holes back at camp and marvel at the views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Day 7: Amboseli National Park

An early start to the day allows us to embark on a spectacular morning game drive enjoying the beautiful African sunrise as it emerges over the Amboseli savannah. Spend your morning with some of the 1500 elephants that call this park home and encounter the Maasai along the way. After our game drive we travel back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. There is an optional farewell dinner tonight with your group and tour guide.

Day 8: Nairobi

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast today. Feel free to depart at any time. If you are not ready to leave and would like to explore some more, feel free to ask your tour guide for help with ideas to extend the adventure.

Amazing Namibia Overland Tour

13 days | From $2,977 pp

Explore the highlights of Namibia on this 13-day lodge safari. Climb the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, get your adrenaline flowing on adventure activities in Swakopmund and enjoy exhilarating game drives in Etosha National Park. Visit curio markets and experience the German colonial influence along with vast open spaces and other worldly scenery. Adventure mixed in with unique cultural experiences and Wildlife highlights make this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!


  • Windhoek
  • Kalahari
  • Sossusvlei dunes
  • Sesriem Canyon
  • Swakopmund
  • Spitzkoppe (day trip)
  • Erongo Mountains
  • Petrified Forest
  • Twyfelfontein
  • Etosha National Park


Day 1: Windhoek

Upon your midday arrival at Windhoek International Airport you will be transferred to your accommodation, Elegant Guesthouse, with some time to settle in and freshen up before meeting your guide for a short city tour. Explore the capital city while visiting Christ Church and Tintenpalast (House of Parliament). Tonight you can enjoy dinner at Joe’s Beerhouse for your own expense.

Day 2: Windhoek – Kalahari

After a short safari briefing we head off south passing through the small town of Rehoboth as we travel towards Mariental. Arriving at the Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, you will be taken aback by the striking red sand dunes of the southern Kalahari. This is the ideal location to relax and appreciate the peaceful landscapes of the desert. There is a fantastic (optional) San Bushmen walk tomorrow morning, allowing you the opportunity to learn more about the regions flora and fauna as well as the traditional lifestyle of the San.

Day 3: Kalahari – Namib Desert

This morning we enjoy a relaxed breakfast before continuing our adventure toward Sesriem – the gateway to the kaleidoscopic sand dunes of the Namib Desert at Sossusvlei. After arriving at our accommodation in the afternoon, you have time to relax and explore the property. You also have the option of booking a scenic drive (optional). Tonight, we enjoy an indulging 3-course meal.

Day 4: Namib Desert – Rostock Ritz

We have an early start today as we make our way into Sossusvlei within the Namib Naukluft Park. Depending on time and your fitness level, feel free to climb one of the dunes for a spectacular 360 degree view of the landscape. We travel to Sossusvlei in a 4×4 vehicle and explore the dry salt pan which only fills with water in years with an abundance of rain. We then continue our journey to the Sesriem Canyon which, over millions of years, has been formed by the Tsauchab River. We arrive at our lodge accommodation where you are free to relax and enjoy the endless views of the Namib Desert or adventure on walking trails of Rostock Ritz (optional).

Day 5: Rostock Ritz – Swakopmund

Today we explore the German colonial influence on our visit to Swakopmund. The town hosts some of the most beautiful colonial buildings and cafes with authentic German hospitality and food. For dinner, Swakopmund offers a variety of restaurants for your choosing (own expense) – the seafood is not to be missed! Your accommodation for the next 2 nights is perfectly situated just five minutes walk from the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 6: Swakopmund – Cape Cross – Swakopmund

This morning we enjoy a scrumptious breakfast after which, the rest of the morning is for you to spend as you please. There are a variety of optional activities available from quad biking and catamaran trips to a desert safaris (all optional). We reconvene in the afternoon for a drive to the seal colony at Cape Cross. Thereafter, it’s back to Swakopmund for a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants (own expense).

Day 7: Swakopmund – Erongo Mountains

Saying farewell to the Atlantic seaboard, we travel inland to the 700 million years old Spitzkoppe know for it’s granite dome-like peaks. These natural structures can be seen from a distance as they rise up 1730 metres above sea level. We continue our adventure towards the Erongo Mountains and arrive at our destination, Otjohotozu Guestfarm. We embark on a sundowner drive capturing the spectacular scenery and learning more about the indigenous fauna and ecosystem. Upon return, we enjoy dinner together at the guest farm.

Day 8: Erongo Mountains – Grootberg

A long day lies ahead as we journey to the Petrified Forest passing the Brandberg Mountain – Namibia’s highest mountain, rising over 2500 meters. We explore the 260 million year old tree trunks of the Petrified Forest before heading to Twyfelfontein which is famous for its rock engravings and paintings. Our accommodation for the next two nights is situated on top of a plateau offering incredible views over the Klip River Valley. Dinner is served at the lodge.

Day 9 : Grootberg, Namibia – Elephant Tracking

We begin the day with a delicious meal early this morning before heading out with a qualified guide and tracker as we go in search of rare desert elephants and black rhinos. Take a moment to appreciate the exceptional scenery of Damaraland and learn about the unique cultures and living conditions of the locals. Later we head back to the accommodation where we enjoy dinner and spend the rest of the evening reflecting on the day.

Day 10 : Grootberg – Etosha National Park

Today we travel to Etosha National Park where we spend the day exploring this popular Southern African national park. Relish the game viewing as we visit waterholes where all walks of wildlife come for a refreshing drink. Be sure to keep an eye out for the lions and leopards in the park. An (optional) night game drive with a park ranger allows you to experience the nocturnal animals at the parks floodlight waterhole. Dinner is at your own expense and can be enjoyed at the camps restaurant.

Day 11 : Etosha National Park – Mushara Bush Camp

Our day begins after daybreak with a hearty breakfast, before preparing ourselves for more game viewing. We drive along the salt pan that spans nearly a fourth of the whole park and is Etosha’s most unique feature. You will most likely spot herds of zebra, gnus, oryx and impalas that roam the Etosha National Park. We leave the park in the evening at the Van Lindequist Gate and head to our luxury en-suite tents for an indulgent overnight stay.

Day 12 : Etosha Area – Waterberg

After another delicious breakfast we leave camp and make our way to our next destination, Otjiwarongo. We pass Lake Otjikoto, where German soldiers sank their weapons during the First World War. Near Grootfontein you will see the Hoba meteorite, which is the biggest known intact meteor on the planet. By the afternoon we arrive at the private nature reserve Waterberg Wilderness and spend the evening at the Waterberg Plateau Lodge. Enjoy a stroll along one of the well marked trails, choose to take part in an (optional) rhino drive or simply take in the stunning views of the savannah.

Day 13 : Waterberg – Windhoek

After much adventure, we make our way back to Windhoek where the journey began. Briefly stopping in Okahandja at the market where you can purchase a few hand crafted souvenirs, baskets or jewellery. Depending on the road conditions, we arrive in Windhoek around mid afternoon and you will be taken to the airport or your choice of accommodation.

Classic Namibia self-drive

14 days | From $3,440 pp

This 14-day route allows you to get the most out of Namibia. You’ll visit some of Namibia’s most famous attractions, such as Etosha National Park, the dunes of Sossusvlei, The Skeleton Coast, the Damaraland and Okonjima’s Africat Foundation. Accommodation ranges between a great selection of lodges, tented camps and campsites. It’s a great route for first time self-drivers in Africa.


  • The unique landscapes and wildlife of Etosha National Park
  • The remote Etendeka Mountain Camp on the edge of Damaraland
  • The desert-adapted wildlife of Damaraland
  • The sense of space and isolation throughout Namibia
  • The coastal adventure hub of Swakopmund
  • The magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei


DAY 1: Olive Grove, Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek, transferred to Olive Grove Guesthouse for your first night’s stay. Later in the afternoon you’ll be taken to the base and introduced to your vehicle, plus briefed on the vehicle, its equipment, the driving conditions, route and safety issues.

DAY 2: Okonjima Campsite, AfriCat Foundation

On this day, after breakfast, you’ll have a short driver safety course. After which you’ll be shown where to stock up on food supplies for your camping nights before embarking on your trip. You’ll then set off to the Okonjima Reserve, home to the AfriCat Foundation.

DAY 3: Onguma Campsite, Etosha National Park

Today you drive north to the Onguma Reserve on the edge of Etosha National Park. You’ll stay in one of Onguma’s campsites, either Leadwood campsite or Tamboti. Both are great and provides you with your own site with a private ablution block. As a camper you’re also able to use the facilities of the lodge for meals.

DAY 4: Etosha Safari Lodge, Etosha National Park

This morning you’ll head into the famous Etosha National Park. You’ll game drive your way across the park and stay at the lovely Etosha Safari Lodge.

DAY 5: Olifantrus Campsite, Etosha National Park

Today you will drive to Olifantsrus Campsite, which is located in Western Etosha. This is a part of Etosha not often seen; only guests of Dolomite and Olifantsrus Campsite are allowed to enter.

DAY 6 & 7: Etendeka Mountain Camp, Damaraland

You will exit Etosha and take the scenic drive to Etendeka Mountain Camp (a Safari Drive favourite), which is set in the north of Damaraland. This remote eco tented camp has an incredible offering. The guides, the walks, the story, all make your stay very special. They also have rare sightings of giraffe, mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, lion and even desert elephant and black rhino.

DAY 8: Mowani Campsite, Damaraland

Today you will start to head south into the heart of Damaraland where you will be staying at the campsite that belongs to Mowani. This is a scenic area, famous for rock art.

DAY 9: Spitzkoppe Campsite, Damaraland

Today you will drive to Spitzkoppe, which we think is one of the most beautiful areas in Namibia, consisting of an imposing granite rock formation set in the plains. Here you can walk in the area and climb up to Bushman’s Paradise, a small basin tucked between the domes of rock, where you can view the rock paintings done by Bushman of the past and gaze at the amazing view.

DAY 10 & 11: Desert Breeze, Swakopmund

You will drive to the coastal town of Swakopmund. With palm-lined streets, seaside promenades and fine accommodation. This is also Namibia’s activity centre, here you can do a range of activities, including seal excursions, kayak tours, quad biking (on sand dunes), scenic flights (up the skeleton coast), desert tours and more.

DAY 12: Sossus Dune Lodge, Sossusvlei

You have quite a long drive as you continue south to Sossus Dune Lodge and the magnificent dunes of Sossusvlei.

DAY 13: Bullsport Exclusive Campsite, Rehoboth

Your next destination is Bullsport Guest Farm, one of the oldest farms in Namibia. They have their own game, cattle and sheep and they also breed Namibian horses which you can ride in this spectacular region.

DAY 14: Eningu Clayhouse, Windhoek

You will head to Eningu Clayhouse Lodge for your final night in Africa. The lodge is stunning, peaceful and is without doubt one of the most relaxing and tranquil lodges you will encounter on your journey.

DAY 15: Depart Windhoek, Namibia

You will head back to Windhoek airport in time for your flight home. You’ll hand back your vehicle and have your trip debrief at the airport, prior to boarding your flight.

Classic Botswana self-drive

From US$8,445 per person

This 14-night self-drive safari sees you drive through Botswana’s best terrain whilst staying in a mixture of stylish tented camps and in-the-wild campsites. Starting in Maun, you’ll visit the vast salt flats of Nxai Pan before heading on a one-way journey to the Victoria Falls, stopping in Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Channel, Linyanti water system and northern Chobe along the way. Finish with two nights on the mighty Zambezi River and have the option to fly into the Okavango Delta for two to three nights.


  • The sense of peace and space at Nxai Pan
  • The wildlife and waterways of Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta
  • The plains and predator sightings in Savuti
  • The elephants and boat safaris of Chobe Game Reserve
  • The splendour of Victoria Falls


DAY 1: Royal Tree Lodge, Maun

Arrive in Maun where you’ll be met by a member of the team and taken to Royal Tree Lodge. This wildlife haven makes for a great first night in Africa.

DAY 2: South Camp Campsite, Nxai Pan

Today you head out to huge grasslands and empty salt flats of Nxai Pan. Here you will find a host or dessert creatures, Oyrx, Bat Eared Fox and the ever-present Springbok are common here.

DAY 3: Baines Baobab Campsite, Nxai Pan

Today you drive across Nxai Pan to the impressive Baines Baobab Campsite. Set amongst seven huge Baobab trees, overlooking the vast salt flats of Kudiakam Pan, this campsite is special. The campsite pitches are well spread out so you feel perfectly alone under the African night sky.

DAY 4: South Gate Campsite, Moremi Game Reserve

Today you start your journey north, back through Maun and onto Moremi Game Reserve. There is an excellent game drive around Black Pools, a must for campers at South Gate.

DAY 5: Xakanaxa Campsite, Moremi Game Reserve

This morning you drive deeper into Moremi Game Reserve. This is a great area for wildlife, Red Lechwe and the secretive Sitatunga can be found. Its also a great place to take a mokoro trip through the channels.

DAY 6: Sango Safari Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Today drive to Sango Safari Camp, this intimate tented camp is set on the banks of the Khwai River, it’s simply furnished with great food, great guides and a friendly atmosphere.

DAY 7 & 8: Savuti Campsite, Savuti

Today you leave the Moremi area and head north into Chobe and the Savuti region. The Savuti Channel has started flowing after 30 dry years and has attracted large numbers of game back to the area, this has the potential to be a real wildlife highlight. The campsite is set next to the channel with simple ablution blocks.

DAY 9 & 10: Linyanti Campsite, Linyanti

Today you continue north to the beautiful and remote area of Linyanti.

DAY 11 & 12: Ihaha Campsite, Chobe National Park

Today you head east right across northern Chobe to Ihaha Campsite. This campsite is situated right on the banks of the Chobe River. At the right time of the year this area offers some of the very best game viewing in Africa. The campsite is simple but tidy, the ablution blocks have hot and cold running water.

DAY 13 & 14: Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone

Today you head over the border and into Zambia. Waterberry lodge is located right on the banks of the Zambezi River and the rooms are all set amongst the beautiful gardens. From here you can take boat trips on the river and visit the mighty Victoria Falls, this is a great finish to a great route.

DAY 15: Depart

Today you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport in plenty of time for your international flight home.