South Africa & Namibia

  • Cape Town – the “Mother City” with so much to see and do
  • Wine tasting and stargazing in Citrusdal
  • Exploring the Fish River Canyon, and the beautiful Orange River
  • Guided walk through the Namib Desert and climb to the top of Dune 45
  • Adventure activities in Swakopmund
  • Visit the largest Cape Fur Seal colony
  • Camping in the shadow of Spitzkoppe
  • Game drives in the spectacular Etosha National Park


  • San bushman experience including bush walk and traditional dance and storytelling
  • 2 day / 1 night guided mokoro safari into the Okavango Delta


  • Guided walking safari in search of white rhino in Matobo National Park
  • Game drives through Hwange National Park
  • Mighty Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in Africa, with plenty of adventure activities to enjoy as well


  • 2-day canoeing wildlife safari on the Lower Zambezi
  • Game drives in the wonderful South Luangwa National Park


  • Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi or head off on a boat, snorkelling or diving trip to explore the lake


  • 3 nights on the beautiful and exotic island of Zanzibar
  • 3-day / 2-night 4×4 safari into the Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater
  • Village walk and learning about the locals’ way of life in the Mto Wa Mbu village community project


  • Explore the vibrant city of Nairobi including the opportunity to visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Langata Giraffe Centre
  • 3-day / 2-night 4×4 safari in the Maasai Mara
  • Game drives in Nakuru National Park
  • Visit the Elsamere Born Free Foundation in Naivasha
  • Visit and stay at the Samburu tribal community and cultural project
  • Game drives in the Samburu National Reserve in search of the areas unique wildlife


  • Adventure activities galore in Jinja
  • Opportunity to go rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, or go bird watching searching for shoebills
  • Trek on foot in the Budongo Forest in search of habituated chimpanzees
  • Boat cruise on the Nile to see Murchison Falls
  • Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruise through the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park


  • The harrowing, but important, Genocide Memorial
  • Trekking to see the Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest habitat


  • Journey through the remote Omo Valley, visiting several tribal communities along the way (possibly including the Hamer, Banna, Mursi, Ari, Konso or Danesesch tribes)
  • Explore the scenic area around Arba Minch
  • Visit the Dragoman-supported Awassa Children’s Project, a home for orphaned children from the area
  • Walks through the forests, moors and mountains of the beautiful Bale Mountains National Park
  • Boat trip acros Lake Ziway to explore the Coptic monastery on Tulu Gudo Island
  • Experience the vibrant city of Addis Ababa
  • Drive through the mighty Blue Nile Gorge, over a kilometre deep, and visit the Blue Nile Falls
  • Take a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the ancient churches and monasteries on the islands
  • Marvel at the incredible rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and Tigray
  • Visit the ancient 4th Century tombs and palaces of Axum, and the castles, churches and baths of the ancient royal city of Gondar
  • Explore the spectacular Simien Mountains National Park, a hikers paradise


  • Take time to wander the souqs, museums and Grand Mosque of Khartoum, and see the meeting of the Blue and White Niles
  • Explore the ancient Kushite Temples and Pyramids of Naqa, Musawwarat, Meroe, Soleb, Jebel Barkal, Deffufa and Nuri
  • Enjoy spectacular bushcamps and true off-the-beaten track travel in the friendly country of Sudan


  • Visit the impressive temple complex at Abu Simbel
  • Take an overnight trip on a felucca on the Nile
  • Explore the many sights of Aswan, a beautiful town on the banks of the Nile
  • Tour the ancient ruins of Luxor including Karnak Temple, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings
  • Relax on the beaches of the beautiful Red Sea coast
  • See the famous and influential Suez Canal
  • Explore the city of Alexandria with its impressive library and many museums
  • Arrive into Cairo at the end of an epic journey, and enjoy the many sights of Egypt’s capital, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Tutankhamen’s Tomb at the Egyptian Museum

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