Why I love Africa
“Raw and refined, complex and simple, inspiring and troubling – Africa always has the power to confound, and that is why we love it so. With each successive trip, whether climbing to remote rock-hewn churches, studying the behaviour of its iconic wildlife or spending time with diverse African communities, our affections for the continent that spawned humanity grow deeper, as does the knowledge that there is even more...” Read More
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Tanzania Wildlife Adventure
After a climb on Kilimanjaro or Meru, there are few better ways to glimpse the highlights of northern Tanzanian wildlife than to join this superb safari. The world famous Ngorongoro Crater is considered the "Garden of Eden" of Tanzania in terms of game viewing and we spend a day doing just that . Other highlights while on safari include huge herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park and abundant birdlife at Lake Manyara.
Historic Cities of Morocco
Morocco's most famous imperial cities have played a pivotal role in the country's history that straddles the pre-Arabic times of the indigenous Berbers, to the Arab invasion and European colonialism to independence. This journey traces the ancient civilisations beginning in Marrakesh at the foot of the Atlas mountains and famed for its old Medina, Djemaa el-Fna, palaces, gardens and ancient steam baths. Then to Fez; the intellectual and religious heart of the nation and the UNESCO world heritage site crammed with narrow, winding streets, tiny squares, and artisan workshops. Visit centuries-old mosques and universities, the open-air tanneries, and shop for traditional wares made from copper, ceramics and leather. En-route to Meknes we encounter the perfectly preserved ruins of Volubilis, a thriving Roman settlement until the 4th century. We take a fascinating deviation to Chefchaouen, a gorgeous mountain city in northeastern Morocco with its distinctive blue-washed homes and a Mediterranean theme carried into our next destination at Rabat; once a thriving Roman port. A further highlight is our stay in traditional riads which fuse perfectly with the historic theme of our journey.
Highlands of Ethiopia
Ethiopia has a fascinating history and is home to many unknown treasures and dramatic landscapes. The Simien Mountains of Ethiopia offer superb wilderness trekking with stunning scenery, enormous cliffs and escarpments and the chance to spot unique wildlife such as the Walia Ibex and Gelada Baboon. On our specially designed itinerary we steadily ascend the escarpment trails to the upper flanks of the Simien Mountains. Establishing our campsites on the volcanic plateau our sense of isolation is complete. The thin cool air is punctuated with the calls of rare wildlife, while below the forested gorges merge with the undulating farming lands that stretch across the vast catchment of the Blue Nile. We combine this exceptional trek with a journey across a land dotted with rock-hewn churches, medieval castles and ancient obelisks reflecting a culture dating back more than 3000 years.
Moroccan Desert Adventure
Marrakech – whisper it and instantly your mind goes to a place of seduction and spices. Experience it for yourself. This intense 1-week journey reveals the secrets of Morocco and is crammed with all the activities and energy you crave. In the company of other young travellers, dance beside a campfire in the Sahara, go rock climbing in Todra, and hang with the hippies in Essaouira. Explore the kasbahs, coast, and desert and lose the herd on a trip you’ll never forget.
Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route
The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatisation. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains.
Kruger and Drakensberg to Cape Town in Comfort
This diverse tour takes us on an inspiring journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town, where we stay in quality accommodation, selected for their unique location and character, whilst we traverse the great parks and landscapes of this magnificent corner of Africa. We observe the teeming animal life of Kruger National Park, where we search for Africa's 'Big Five', before heading to the Kingdom of Swaziland, and the Milwane, one of the Royal Wildlife Reserves. We visit Zululand, the Zulu dominated area of northern Kwa Zulu-Natal Province, and the World Heritage Site, the Drakensberg Mountains. We make our way to the Free State province and take in spectacular views of the Gariep Dam and visit the historic town of Cradock. We enjoy a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park, home of large herds of elephant, lion and numerous antelope species. Continuing through the Garden Route, our journey is complete with a visit to the historic Groot Constantia wine estate in Cape Town. Arriving in Cape Town, we explore this vibrant city, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve with an ascent of Table Mountain.