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Africa Safari Activities

One of the great things about Africa is that there is such a variety of things to see and do. Many of the activities on offer appeal to those with a particular passion; if you love walking, the treks can be truly spectacular, birdwatchers may feel overwhelmed by the extraordinary range and diversity of birdlife, and any artists or photographers seeking inspiring landscapes will be thoroughly spoilt for choice. 

Africa Holiday Activities


Africa is a land best explored on foot! Stunning landscapes, great guides: getting out and about on foot awakens the senses and brings you closer to the action. There are myriad choices for walking in all the best safari countries, whether just a brief excursion or over a period of days; different countries provide a variety of landscapes and wildlife.

Some of our favourite walking lodges


Good riding safaris are something to treasure; for those who are comfortable in a saddle and experienced enough to manage a few hours in the bush, we have some brilliant safari experiences for you. There are shorter rides in beautiful locations for less confident riders, along the beach south of Dar es Salaam and in Kenya concessions.

Some of favourite horseriding lodges

Local Culture

Much of the joy of travel is the experience of other cultures and traditions; take time to know and understand the local heritage of your chosen country. Cultural tourism is a tricky thing to accomplish well, but if it is done well it is incredibly worthwhile. The opportunity to interact on a personal level with the people whose country you are visiting will enhance your experience no end.

Some of our favourite cultural experiences


The African Indian Ocean coast is pure heaven for divers; explore Indian Ocean islands with blissfully unspoilt thriving coral reef, marine parks and deep, deep ocean with stunning visibility. If you like to dive, this is a serious playground, and it's simply a matter of choosing where to start.

Some of our favourite diving lodges


Safari from a boat is a very different experience to game driving. You can view wildlife from a different perspective - seeing elephants interacting in the water up close is something you just cannot do from a 4x4. There is also no better way to view crocs and hippos as they eye each other up across the water. Relaxing with a sundowner and watching the sun set from a Mokoro over the Okavango Delta is an experience that cannot be beaten.

Some of our favourite boating Lodges


There are masses of options for fishermen of all interests, with testing fly-fishing on the Zambezi and from the islands of Mozambique, and lots of deep sea action for pulling in some serious kgs. Dedicated fishermen should look to Zambia, and rest assured that all of these provide great safari possibilities for non-fishing travelling partners!

Some of our favourite fishing Lodges

Bird Watching

The great wild garden of all the east and southern safarilands just has superb bird life, enough to convert those who really did not know that they cared. We have a number of excellent, specialist guides in every country and can advise on special interest trips.

Some of our favourite bird watching Lodges

We have been around long enough to know that you will probably have your own specialist interests that are not mentioned here, and we will arrange trips to find meteorites, dinosaurs, historic war sites, and various other specific areas of interest.




Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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