East Africa

When one hears the words East Africa, romance and adventure will often come to mind.  Large open areas teeming with wild animals,  birds calling, lakes filled with hippo and crocodiles. Sunsets, dust and campfires.  From the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking for gorillas, the open plains of the Serengeti to the spice islands of Zanzibar,  you get to enjoy Luxury and comfort in some of the wildest surroundings.

We can tailor your safari to your interests and budget

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Secret Southern Tanzania - 8 Nights
The remote and little visited Selous Game Reserve is an unbelievable 55,000 sq km, it is almost twice the size of Belgium.  The Great Rufiji River and its tributaries are the lifeblood of the reserve.  The sheer size and remoteness of the reserve enables huge herds of buffalo and elephant to roam freely.  Due to the diverse habitats of rivers, forests, and lake areas the park can boast over 300 species of birds.

This is a truly unspoilt environment teaming with animals and birds.

For the historian, there are remnants of WWI battle fields.  The Reserve is named after Frederick Courtney Selous, one of Africa’s great conservationists in his time.

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Tanzanian Exploration - 11 Nights
Kili Climb, Safari and Beach - 17 Nights
Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, climbing this is an adventure in itself.  Once off the mountain you travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will experience a very unique eco-system and stunning scenery. Your safari then takes you up to the Northern Serengeti , famous for its vast plains and densely populated herds of animals.

Finish off this journey with a relaxing few days in Zanzibar where you can unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

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Southern Ethiopia - 8 Nights
Situated in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia boasts extraordinary natural features, a vast range of wildlife, and a captivating historical and cultural heritage. An increasing number of visitors are frequenting this treasure trove filled with unique attractions. Popular attractions include: the medieval castles of Gondar; the walled city of Harar; and Lalibela, a pilgrimage site known for its ancient monolithic churches, hewn into the area’s steep rocky hillsides. Ethiopia’s stunning natural landscapes are the real tourist drawcard. From the lush Simien Mountains to the sulphur vents of the Danakil Depression, the country’s outstanding natural environment is unforgettable. Bahir Dar, located on Lake Tana, is popular as a base from which to explore the fascinating monasteries situated on the numerous islands dotted around the lake, as well as the Blue Nile Falls, which are arguably the most spectacular falls in North Africa.

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East Africa Explorer - 13 Nights
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further.

The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

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Northern Tanzania Explorer - 9 Nights
Begin this Journey in the beautiful Olerai Bush Home on the outskirts of Arusha Town.

Once your safari begins you will be introduced to the diverse species of animals and birds found in Tanzania.  Tarangire National Park is famous for its elephant populations and iconic baobab trees.  The Ngorongoro Crater, is said to be the world’s largest in tact volcanic Caldera.  The Crater has an incredibly unique ecosystem of birds and animals, including the big five.  This is a truly naturally beautiful location.

The Serengeti is famous for its open plains and the great wildebeest migration.  Millions of animals will migrate across the plains of the Serengeti and the Kenyan Masai Mara.  Large prides of lion, giraffe, gazelle, zebra and many other animals can be seen.

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Gorillas Uganda - Fly in Fly out - 4 Nights
This amazing fly in fly out adventure takes us to ‘Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’ in Uganda’s mountainous far southwestern tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas.

Highlights:
• Discover the southern region of the Pearl of Africa optimizing the transfer times
• Fly to Kisoro and out of Kihihi with daily departures and no minimum of participants
• Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
• Beautiful hike “across” Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, accompanied by professional guide and armed rangers
• Meet, explore and learn from the local communities
• Support sustainable tourism initiatives

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East Africa Blog

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