Your journeys are inspired by the beauty of East & Central Africa, from the savannahs of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara to the deep jungles of the Congo. The diversity of this part of the world offers unique and once in a lifetime experiences. Witness the wonder of the famous Wildebeest migration, and sit in the company of Gorillas.
Tanzania is the epitome of the ultimate African safari, with its vast landscapes and contrasting spectacles. From Africa’s highest peak Mt Kilimanjaro, the Savannahs of the Serengeti; home to the Great Migration, the phenomena of the Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches of the ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar. Home to over 100 different tribes including the oldest hunter gatherers known as the Hadzabe & the synomonous Masaai nomadic pastoralists. Along with coastal traders from the East they were united via the trade language ‘Swahili’ which later became the official language for Tanzania at independence. Visitors can explore this expansive country through classic safaris, trekking, mountain biking, quad biking, mountaineering ballooning and boating.
Overflowing with an abundance of wildlife, resting on the Great Rift Valley and presided over by Mt Kenya, its striking landscapes and golden beaches contribute to it being one of Africa’s most pristine safari destinations. The Great Migration of Wildebeest and Zebras is rightfully a firm favourite with visitors. Noble conservation efforts make Kenya one of the last strongholds for Black and White Rhinos, where these critically endangered species can be sought out and even interacted with, under the watchful eye of rangers. With more than 70 unique ethnic groups including Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, Turkana, and the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast, Kenya is a melting pot of African cultures. It’s no surprise that Kenya has been the inspiration and backdrop for many a dramatic book or movie.
Uganda is a must for primate lovers, who can get up close to two great apes, the Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees, who live in its vast jungles and forests. Visitors can combine these trekking experiences with Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls for traditional safari options as well as the less conventional but equally enthralling boat safaris. Home to over 1000 bird species, Uganda is a true bird lovers paradise. While adrenaline junkies can get their fix mountaineering, white water rafting, kayaking, off-road quad biking and horseback riding. The warmth of Uganda’s people will touch your heart, and you will quickly see why it has earned a reputation for being ‘Africa’s friendliest country’.
The Republic of Congo or otherwise known as Congo Brazzaville is one of the last refuges of the critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla.These great apes can be tracked in their natural habitat in Odzala-Kokoua National Park. An ‘Odzala Experience’ is truly unique as it encompasses the exploration of a remote, thriving and unspoiled rainforest ecosystem. Including nocturnal forest walks, wading through forest streams, kayaking along the river while viewing wildlife such as Forest elephant, buffalo, Giant hog, Bongo and for bird lovers it is a wonderful opportunity to witness a colony of African Grey Parrots and Green Pigeons along with many more species.
Ethiopia rivals Egypt with its ancient cultural sites seeped in history. Combine this with modern age tribal culture and incredible landscapes and you have an exceptionally diverse and unique destination. Activity options range from community trekking in the Tigray Region, observing endemic species such as the Gelada Baboons and Ethiopian Wolf and visiting the revered historical sites. Ethiopia is a great destination that can easily be combined with a safari to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, or Uganda and for the more adventurous with the Republic of Congo, or D.R.Congo.
REPUBLIC ~ CAR
Central African Republic,also referred to as CAR, is a remote and unique jungle destination. Although challenging to reach, once you are there a whole new world of unforgettable wildlife and nature experiences will open up before you. The mineral rich Dzanga Bais' a refuge for forest elephants who gather in herds up to 4,000 in number, a truly humbling ritual to witness. Keep your eyes open for some of the other normally shy forest creatures like bongo, giant forest hog, red river hog, sitatunga and forest buffaloes who will also be drawn to this Bai.
Rwanda may be a small country by African standards, but this ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ is brimming full of dynamic experiences. Wildlife enthusiasts can trek a multitude of primates, ranging from the infamous Mountain Gorillas, to our even closer cousins the chimpanzees, as well as smaller but more acrobatic varieties like golden monkeys and black & white colobus monkeys. Akagera National Park in the east of the country offers traditional vehicle safaris while Nyungwe Forest in the south west has numerous hikes and East Africa’s only canopy walk. Active travelers can include more energetic activities including guided road and mountain bike trips, along with canoeing and kayaking.
VIRUNGA ~ D.R.C
The DRC is without a doubt a destination less travelled to, but this only adds to its allure for the intrepid traveler. Virunga National Park (Africa’s oldest national park and a UNESCO world heritage site due to its immense biodiversity), has two considerable gems hidden within its boundaries, the endangered Mountain Gorillas and the world’s largest lava lake found atop the Nyiragongo volcano.Those who are prepared to make the journey will be rewarded with once in a lifetime memories, sitting in the presence of these gentle giants and staring into the fiery depths of the earth. Quite possibly one of the most life changing destinations to encounter.
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"The trip was awesome, all the resorts beautiful and exceptional service everywhere we went. We particularly loved Rwanda, what lovely people.Our last guide Kayi in Kigali was phenominal. He couldn't do enough for us, he was so personable and fun to be with"