Mystical West Africa - Traditions, Voodoo, and CraftView More
Great for: Cultural aficionados and travelers who want to explore off the beaten path. Immerse yourself in a cultural exploration of ceremony and tradition of West Africa. Learn about the mystical traditions of voodoo ceremonies, mask dances, and bead making. Travel away from touristy areas towards Benin, Togo, then to Ghana along the landscapes of rain forest, swampland and coastline, and witness the region’s beautiful extremes.
Kenya: From Hyenas To HumpbacksView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts, Conservationists, and Nature lovers. This expedition takes you through National Parks in Nairobi and Kenya during migration season, and ends with a delightful twist as you snorkel and whale watch on the eastern coastline. Infused throughout the trip is an emphasis on wildlife conservation and education as you are led by a guide with a background in conservation research and who is has worked in the communities visited.
Untouched Africa: Gorillas of the Congo BasinView More
Namibia: Secrets revealedView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts, Archaeological buffs, and Nature lovers. Experience Namibia’s diversity of vistas, wildlife and activities while traveling with well-known naturalist guides. Learn about its ancient culture and gaze upon prehistoric rock art at the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein. Visit the world renowned AfriCat Foundation and come face to face with Africa's largest cats.
Mandela Landscapes: South AfricaView More
Great for: History enthusiasts and Admirers of the late Nelson Mandela. Travel through the Transkei homeland and explore Mandela's birthplace. Enjoy a tour through the Mandela museum and see the famous sliding rocks that he played on as a boy. Visit the village where he was born, the church he was baptized in, and his family graveyard.
Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania, & the Spice IslandView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those looking for the ultimate safari. Journey from Uganda to Tanzania's famed northern circuit and embark on a safari centered around the legendary Serengeti. Witness gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, lions, and hyenas thrive in their natural habitats. End your adventure with a relaxing yet fascinating stay on historic Zanzibar.
Voyage to MadagascarView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts and Architectural aficionados. Explore the rugged Comoros Islands and enjoy the sights of the colorful chameleons and pristine coral reefs of Madagascar. Stroll through Réunion’s capital, St. Denis, and soak in the sights of colonial architecture and Creole heritage. Throughout this trip, you will witness 32 species of reptiles and over 100 species of birds.
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