Africa, the cradle of Humankind, home to the mighty King of Animals. Whether it is exploring the World Heritage sites of Egypt, the great pyramids of Giza, exploring the land of the Pharaohs or seeking the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), a rich array of options await the traveler looking for their African adventure.
Africa has it all, from the pristine white beaches of the Seychelles, with its rare wild life such as the giant Aldabra tortoise, nature reserves, and spectacular coral reefs. To the Medieval City of Marrakesh with its winding souk filled streets thriving with activity and the scents of the spices wafting through the air and story tellers abound the market place. Your adventure awaits what you are waiting for. Call us today and let us help you plan the adventure of a lifetime.
The Great Migration, Tanzania
Nowhere else can you see the spectacular sight of the annual migration of millions of wildebeest from a hot-air balloon. During the dry season which runs from July to October the wildlife is spectacular. This is where you will find the big five.
Victoria Falls, Zambia
The Victoria Falls are just over 1 mile wide (1.7 km) and 355 feet (108 m) high. During the wet season over19 million cubic feet of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River. This incredible amount of water generates a huge amount of spray which shoots 1000 feet into the sky and can be seen 30 miles away, hence the name Mosi-oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders).
Eygpt and the Pyramids of Giza
The Pyramids of Giza, just outside Cairo in Egypt, represent one of the greatest architectural feats by man. The last surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the world's oldest tourist attractions, built more than 5000 years ago.There are in three main pyramids in Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu (or Cheops), The Pyramid of Kafhre and the smaller Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb to a different King of Egypt. Here also you will find the Spinx at over 9000 years old this colossal temple is on the way down to Egypt’s Valley Temple of King Chefren. The body of a lion with a human head is a 70 meters long and 20 meters high -- as tall as a six-story apartment block. Although the Sphinx has been thought of as female, many scholars believe the face is that of King Chefren.
Table Mountain, South Africa
Table Mountain makes Cape Town, one of the world's best beach cities, also one of the world's most photogenic. Cable car rides are available to the top of the mesa, giving great views, fantastic sunrises/sunsets and a great photo. Challenge: try and limit yourself to 50 pics. The restaurants are world class, and so are the wines. Cape Town is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in Africa and has reputation for social tolerance.
Mountain Gorillas, Rwanda
With only about 700 mountain gorillas left in the world, seeing them in the wild is something only a few people will ever have the chance to experience. About 300 mountain gorillas inhabit an extinct volcanic region called the Virunga Range along the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC in East Africa. The time you are allowed to spend observing them the gorillas is limited, but we can guarantee the hour spent sitting and watching these incredible animals will be one of the best you've ever had and one you will never forget.
Mount Kilamanjaro, Tanzania
Africa is known as one of the best destinations for adventure travel and what can be more adventurous than hiking up the world's tallest free standing mountain. Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania stands at 19,340 feet (5896m) and will take you 6 days to conquer. The exciting thing about this mountain is that anyone who is fit and determined can make it up. No special climbing equipment or expertise is needed, that said, almost 75% of attempts fail.
Nyika Plateau National Park, Malawi Nyika
Malawi’s largest park, is one of the most unusual in Africa with a plateau cut by numerous rivers that reach Lake Malawi by way of waterfalls off the eastern edge of the mountains. The eastern border of the plateau forms the wall of the Great Rift Valley. The great domes of hills have gentle slopes, making Nyika perfect for both trekking and mountain biking as well as Jeep exploration. Antelope and zebra abound, and the park has one of the highest densities of leopard in Central Africa.
Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Canoeing safaris in the Lower Zambezi offer sightings of hippos, elephants and other animals drinking from the rivers and tributaries around camp. Sports fishermen and women can also be accommodated at several of the camps and lodges on the banks of the river. The Lower Zambezi Canoeing Safari has got to be the ultimate in relaxed excitement, as you glide down the Zambezi flanked by National Parks on both sides. Sit back in your comfortable two man canoe and let the river take you along its current. Your Guide will take you down remote channels between the islands in this magnificently diverse and abundant River, where your opportunities to get close to game are very high. Hippos are always in sight, elephant, zebra, puku, impala, buffalo, kudu, waterbuck, baboons and crocodiles can be seen browsing on the banks from the laid back comfort of your canoe.
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Located at the southern end of the great expanse of Lake Malawi, with its deep, clear waters and mountain backdrop, the national park is home to many hundreds of fish species, nearly all endemic. Its importance for the study of evolution is comparable to that of the finches of the Galapagos Islands. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created to protect fish and aquatic habitats. Despite this, Lake Malawi National Park does include a fair amount of land, including several small islands in Lake Malawi. It is also home to other animals such as baboons. A large baobab tree, purportedly over 800 years old, is said to have been a favorite of Dr. David Livingstone as a place where he could give sermons and speak with other missionaries. The graves of five early missionaries are also found in the park. The many endemic fish species make it a key example of specialized evolution. For this characteristic, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.