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Bulgaria – Monasteries and Mountains

Europe’s newest country is a fascinating mixture of east and west, with some of the continent’s best scenery and fascinating towns that remind you that the Orient is not far away. This short trip covers both the highlights and allows you to get beneath the skin of a rather intriguing land. We start in Pristina, with its melange of Christianity and Islam, exploring the old town as well as the ancient Roman remains of Ulpiana, then head to Peja with its Albanian and Ottoman architecture. We explore the pristine mountainous countryside, criss crossed with rivers and harbouring villages where the traditions of yesteryear are as relevant as they ever have been. Explore the impressive 14th century monastery at Decani and head to Junik for an insight into the complex and feudal customs of this land, then explore the spiritual heritage of the dervishes in Gjakova. In Rahovec we sample some of
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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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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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Chad – The Gerewol Festival

The Gewewol festival in Chad is a spectacularly colourful celebration in which young Mbororo men decorate themselves, donning make up and jewellery and ‘displaying’ to young women in search of a partner. Travelling to a remote part of the Sahel, we get the rare opportunity to join them as they congregate for feasting, racing, dancing and finding lovers and immerse ourselves in a culture that lives with traditions that stretch back centuries. – this is a unique opportunity to meet the Mbororo for a celebration of their culture that will simply take your breath away. Africa is known for its festivals, but none can rival the Gerewol.
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