Africa

Prepare to fall in love with Africa, an amazing continent full of contrasts. There is nowhere quite like it for it’s amazing wildlife, wild beautiful landscapes and rich traditional cultures. East and Southern Africa is safari country with amazing national parks and reserves simply teaming with wildlife. The Masai Mara in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania are synonymous with The Big Five. Gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and Rwanda. Ethiopia has some of the worlds’s oldest Christian churches, friendliest people and stunning scenery. Botswana’s Okavango Delta teems with water and birdlife. Namibia has huge sand dunes, isolated skeleton coasts and fascinating tribal cultures. West Africa and Central Africa have fascinating tribal culture, amazing ancient architecture, rhythmic music and welcoming people. A journey here is to go back in time with centuries old traditions still being practiced in Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone, voodoo culture in Togo and Benin, traditional festivals, mask ceremonies and dances in Ghana, Chad and Burkina Faso. North Africa holds ancient monuments like the Pyramids of Egypt and Sudan, the nomadic life of the tribal people of the Sahara Desert in Algeria and the souks of Morocco.


Algeria
Algeria
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

Tours in Africa


Addis Ababa to Nairobi Overland

Africa's Rift Valley is home to some remarkable tribal groups and visiting them is one of the biggest highlights of this adventurous trip. Ethiopia and Northern Kenya can be a challenging region to travel in and overlanding provides us with access to these often isolated communities. Getting deeper into the valleys and villages we get the opportunity to meet local people we may not otherwise get to meet and see wilderness regions very few travellers get to experience. This region is a fascinating part of Africa for the adventure traveller.
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Freetown to Dakar Overland

Freetown to Dakar Overland

An awesome overland adventure between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Dakar, Senegal through Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bassau, Senegal (Casamance) Gambia and Senegal. This amazing trip offers incredible trekking, waterfalls, music, beaches and wildlife mixed with West African traditions and culture on this off the beaten track adventure! Overlanding West Africa were the first ever truck-based overland company to successfully take an overland truck-based trip through Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2012. The first few days of the trip will be spent in the more developed parts of Sierra Leone and Guinea as we journey close to the Atlantic coastline between Freetown and Conakry and stop en route to take in the sights. You’ll get to experience the ‘assault on the senses’ that West Africa is so famous for. As we start heading upcountry in Guinea there will be some challenging drives for short stretches but you’ll be rewarded with some
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Namibia: Sands of Time

Namibia is a land full of incredible geological wonders, spectacular landscapes and diverse game. With a whole host of unexplored regions and a diversity that has barely changed for thousands of years Namibia is one of Southern Africa’s most enthralling destinations! The rolling red sand dunes of the Namib Desert, boulder festooned grassy plains of Damaraland, waterfalls, tribal villages and the inhospitable shoreline of the Skeleton coast, this is an incredible tour that will stay with you forever.
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Mali Rediscovered

Mali has long been a destination for travellers and after years off limits is slowly coming back onto the modern travellers radar. Explore the harsh desert landscape, discover mud built mosques and crumbling mud villages clinging to cliffs unchanged from ancient times. Embrace the warmth of the local people, so rich in ethnicity and beliefs, and the modern pulsating energy of young Mali. Explore the Niger River on a traditional pinasse as the donkey caravans still plod their way through dusty scrubland. Rediscover Mali, home to Africa's ancient civilisations.
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Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland

This journey is a comprehensive 4 week itinerary from Nairobi to Victoria Falls (or vice versa) rather than a rushed 20 or 22 day itinerary. This extra time gives you the chance to get deep into some of the best wildlife areas in the world, the Maasai Mara, the stunning plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and the lesser-known gem of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The extra week also gives time to unwind and relax and enjoy activities like canoeing on the Zambezi and lazing on the beautiful beaches of Lake Malawi and Zanzibar.
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Beneath the Sands of Sudan

Blessed with not only some stunning stretches of desert, within the sands of Sudan lie some of the most important and visually stunning monuments from the ancient world, including more ancient pyramids than can be found in the whole of Egypt. However this trip is not just about visiting the UNESCO archaeological sites of Jebel Barkal and Meroe and enjoying the desert wilderness – it is also a chance to get beneath the skin of this country and meet the Sudanese people, whose hospitality and kindness are long remembered by those who have travelled to their lands. This is a great trip which offers an amazing insight into the rarely visited and often misunderstood country of Sudan.
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Nairobi to Nairobi Overland – Gorilla Loop

GORILLAS!! A once in a lifetime experience. Coming face-to-face with the amazing mountain gorillas of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park is a truly breathtaking experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Plus an incredible array of other wildlife including chimpanzees, rhino's and thousands of flamingos. Add powerful waterfalls white water rafting at the source of the White Nile in Jinja, Uganda and you have a wonderful and unforgettable African experience!
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Cairo to Khartoum Overland

This classic overland route between Cairo and Khartoum will take you from the splendours of ancient Egypt to the vast deserts of Sudan. With more Pyramids than Egypt, we will explore Sudan across a vast desert wilderness with so many highlights and hidden gems in between. This journey of stark contrasts is one of the most fantastic and rewarding experiences in Africa, and overlanding is one of the best ways to travel through Sudan!
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Liberia Revealed

Liberia has an unusual history. It is the only country on the continent, apart from Ethiopia, not to have been colonized by Europeans in the ‘Scramble for Africa’. Once a home for freed Afro-American slaves, it has a very different feel from its neighbors. It was off limits for some time, but is now accessible to the adventurous Africa enthusiast.
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Island Africa – Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tomé combine beautiful island scenery with colonial heritage. This tour gives you the chance explore both rarely visited countries with their dramatic volcanic landscapes and remnants of Latin and Portuguese colonial pasts. Explore primary tropical forests with waterfalls, search for turtle nests on secluded black and white sand beaches and wander through old colonial streets to discover a very different side of Africa.
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Gabon Explorer

Gabon is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, Africa’s last Eden, with a huge proportion of its land designated as national parks and home to some of the continent’s most impressive wildlife. This short tour of Gabon tour gives you the chance to see Africa at its wildest, taking you to the heart of its rainforests and the mighty Loango National Park, a land of primeval jungles, beautiful beaches, wetlands and savannah, made famous by the explorer Mike Fay in his epic trek through Central Africa.
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Festivals of Ghana

An incredible unique journey concentrating on two of Ghana’s most colourful festivals. In the Ashanti capital of Kumasi, we are privileged to witness the Akwasidae festival. Centred around the traditional concept of the chief, Akwasidae is an opportunity to call upon the protective spirits of the Ashanti and ask for blessings for the forthcoming year, and gives us a superb opportunity to see West Africa’s ‘kingdom of gold’in all its splendour, with dancers and drummers adding to the intoxicating atmosphere. Each year the Krobo hold the amazing Dipo ceremony, a process of initiation for young girls on their journey to womanhood, accompanied by elaborate rituals and distinctive traditional jewellery; we spend three days observing these fascinating customs and learning about the culture of the Krobo. Discover the colours, festivals and traditions of one of the region’s friendliest countries.
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Djibouti, the Danakil and Somaliland

The horn of Africa is a fascinating mélange of cultures, from nomadic herders to Arabian traders and influences from across the Indian Ocean. It is also home to some of the continent’s most remote and breathtaking landscapes, a land where the taste of the wild is in the air, simply begging the intrepid traveller to explore. There are few places in the world that can compete with this region for real adventure.
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Gold and Magic: Ghana, Togo and Benin

Ghana, Togo and Benin are home to an amazing diversity of traditional cultures. Experience voodoo ceremony deep within the swamps, explore stilt villages and ancient kingdoms, and visit the fiercely traditional Tamberma people, with extraordinary fortress style houses designed to protect them from invaders. Search for sacred monkeys in the forest and travel through the lands of the Krobo, as well as visiting the fishing village of Elmina, home to an imposing slave castle dating back more than five hundred years. Depending on the departure date, you will have the opportunity to witness the astonishing Egun mask dances of Benin, or the Akwasidae festival of the Ashanti, a glittering showcase of traditional culture honouring the Ashanti king.
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Tribal Lands of Cameroon

Straddling both West and Central Africa, Cameroon is alive with the traditions and customs of more than two hundred and fifty different ethnic groups, an enchanting and magical cultural mix. This tour takes you to the heart of a country much neglected by tourism, exploring lands that have seldom been visited by outsiders. A pioneering Cameroon tour that encapsulates the very best of this magical region.
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Expedition to Angola

Angola is a wild part of Africa that is slowly just starting to open again to tourism. This fascinating region is a lost treasure chest of African anthropology. Focussing on the remote south, a land of unspoiled wilderness, we travel to remote communities and settlements in an effort to understand the customs and ancient practices of the region’s most traditional peoples, staunchly holding on to their way of life and for whom the outside world is barely relevant. Join us on a unique journey through the fascinating country of Angola.
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