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Africa: National Geographic Traveler's Top Tours of a Lifetime 2014 Trips & Tours

Africa 2014: National Geographic Traveler's Top Tours of a Lifetime. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages from over 600 tour companies. 7 trips found. 1 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 for all Africa: National Geographic Traveler's Top Tours of a Lifetime 2014 trips. See all Africa: National Geographic Traveler's Top Tours of a Lifetime 2014 Reviews

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Beyond the Big Five: Uganda, Tanzania, & the Spice Island  tour

Safari, Nature & Wildlife

4.9 | Excellent | 12 Reviews
17 Days
$ 528 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Tanzania, Uganda, Arusha, Entebbe, Kibale National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Zanzibar
From
$ 8,978

Highlights

  • Begin the adventure in the unspoiled forests of Uganda.
  • Witness gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, lions, and hyenas in their natural habitats
  • As you pass through the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward in a unique boat cruise, be amazed to see high concentrations of hippos and other wildlife drinking at water's edge
  • Journey towards Tanzania's famed northern circuit for a safari centered around the legendary Serengeti.
  • Learning about Hadzabe tribe
  • End your adventure with a relaxing yet fascinating stay on historic Zanzibar.
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Voyage to Madagascar tour

High Adventure, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning

5.0 | Excellent | 3 Reviews
16 Days
$ 874 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania, Zanzibar
From
$ 13,980

Highlights

  • Six day tour of Madagascar where you stroll through the white sand beaches of Mauritius
  • In Zanzibar, wander through a labyrinth of serpentine alleyways in Stone Town (a world heritage site)
  • Witness 32 species of reptiles; and over 100 species of birds,
  • Enjoy superb snorkeling at Nosy Hara, a World Wildlife Fund coral marine ecoregion
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Mystical West Africa - Traditions, Voodoo, and Craft  tour

Cultural

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5.0 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
13 Days
$ 523 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Ghana, Accra, Benin, Lome, Togo
From
$ 6,800

Highlights

  •  Venture far off the tourist track into Benin, Togo, and Ghana
  • Unique access to traditions, including voodoo ceremonies, mask dances, and bead making
  • Spectacular contrasts: the cosmopolitan capital Lomé, the rural stilt village of Ganvie, the beautiful beaches of Accra
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Namibia: Secrets revealed tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

5.0 | Excellent | 2 Reviews
10 Days
$ 571 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Namibia, Erongo Mountains, Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, Windhoek
From
$ 5,706

Highlights

  • Stay in the only camp inside the world’s 4th largest national park
  • Climb some of the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes
  • Enjoy sea kayak with seals and dolphins on the Skeleton Coast
  • Track for desert-adapted elephants, and visit an authentic and remote Himba settlement
  • Explore Etosha National Park
  • Visit the world renowned Big Cat research centre
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Untouched Africa: Gorillas of the Congo Basin  tour

High Adventure, Nature & Wildlife

5.0 | Excellent | 3 Reviews
10 Days
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star

Basic - 2 star Lodging LevelYou'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Republic of Congo, Rift Valley
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Highlights

  • Visit the cities Brazzaville, Ouesso and Owando
  • Explore the wild life in Nouabale-Ndoki National Park
  • Enjoy the scenery of Sangha River, congo river and Mambili River
  • Enjoy a forest walk in afternoon learning about tree species and indigenous plants
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Mandela Landscapes: South Africa  tour

Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning

5.0 | Excellent | 9 Reviews
7 Days
$ 619 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: South Africa
From
$ 4,335

Highlights

  • Seven day itinerary introduces the landscapes and culture that influenced Madiba.
  • Travel through the Transkei homeland and explore Mandela's birthplace
  • Enjoying a traditional Xhosa meal at the village of Qunu where he grew up
  • Visit Mandela Museum which recounts his life and you will meet a sangoma healer to learn about Xhosa traditions, medicines and beliefs.
  • Delve deeper into the region's history, exploring the Eastern Cape battlefields where the original struggle for freedom began.
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Kenya: From Hyenas To Humpbacks  tour

High Adventure

15 Days
$ 419 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi, Watamu
From
$ 6,280

Highlights

  • Visit the prominent National Parks during the height of the migration season
  • Snorkel and whale watch on the coast of Kenya
  • Engage and become informed by local community conservation project leaders and artists
  • Learn how the local community plays a role in modern day conservation of marine resources in Kenya.
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