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Our Journeys are a selection of Tented and Lodge Safaris in Southern and East Africa aimed at a traveler looking for a bit of comfort in remote wilderness settings. Contact us for finding the perfect Safari.
Mobile Tented Safaris
These mobile tented safaris were designed to allow for less impact on the environment where tents are set up in previously disturbed areas and then dismantled to ensure only footprints are left behind. Guides will drive the support vehicles ahead of the travellers and set up the camp by erecting the tents, en-suites/ ablution tents and dining/kitchen area. By the time you arrive all you have to do is unpack, sit back relax and wait for dinner to be served. You will sleep on stretcher beds where a sleeping bag and a pillow are provided. Bucket showers are provided with heated water.

Some of the camps are luxury camps where there are spacious tents with beds and crisp good quality linen. Resident chefs will prepare all your meals and there is a designated guide to organise and maintain the campsite.

There are a few permanent tented camps which are erected seasonally in wildlife-dense areas for the best game viewing experience. Once the season is over these tents are dismantled and moved to another area for optimum game viewing.
What is a typical day on safari
You will have early mornings so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and a light breakfast such as rusks or fruit before heading out on a game drive. The mornings can be crisp and cold, but refreshing with the reward of watching nature awaken. The morning game drives are usually between two and a half to three hours which will give you plenty of time to explore the area before returning to the campsite for lunch or enjoying a picnic lunch in the bush. Another game drive may be planned or an afternoon activity such as canoeing, birdwatching or an optional activity such as white water rafting depending on the area you are in.

Dinner will be prepared for you and you can sit back, relax and chat to your fellow companions over sundowners while a crackling fire is prepared to keep the chill off. An early night is usually encouraged so that you wake up refreshed and ready for a another adventurous safari.

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  • 22 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls Comfort

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Min 4 Max 16
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU ACS1009
    Tour Style Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Why book this trip? If you are looking for a Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure that has the creature comforts you expect when you stay in 3-4 star lodges, then have a look at this trip. There will be plenty of game drives across African plains, wildlife and cultural attractions. Some of the places you will visit include Augrabies Falls, Fish River Canyon, Etosha National Park, Chobe National Park and the spectacular Victoria Falls.

    Price from R50,700

    + Local Payment ZAR 2500

  • 15 Day Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (All Inclusive/Comfort)

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Max 12
    Age Range 12 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS0611
    Tour Style Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    This small group all inclusive (max 12 travellers) travels in a circular route (starting and ending in Victoria Falls) covering Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. 

    If you looking for a true wild and free African experience this all inclusive trip allows you to see amazing highlights (Hwange, Matabos, Nata Salt Pan, Moremi, House Boat on the Okavango Delta and Chobe).

    Price from R68,950



  • 15 Day Namibia & Botswana Tour (3-4 star) Comfort

    Countries Visited Namibia, Zambia, Botswana
    Starts Windhoek
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Min 4 Max 16
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS1008
    Tour Style Accommodated Journeys Small Group

    Why book this trip? Does seeing the sunset over the desert appeal to you? Or early morning game drives where nature’s gentle sounds awaken to the sunrise? How about sitting nearby a waterhole and witnessing animals casually taking a drink, oblivious to your presence? This is a great safari that covers Namibia and Botswana while you stay in 3-4 star accommodation that meets all your personal needs.

    Price from R37,250

    + Local Payment ZAR 1500

  • 15 Day Vic Falls to Windhoek Comfort Tour (3-4 star)

    Countries Visited Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Windhoek
    Group Size Min 4 Max 16
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS1010
    Tour Style Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Why book this trip? Does seeing the sunset over the desert appeal to you? Or early morning game drives where nature’s gentle sounds awaken to the sunrise? How about sitting nearby a waterhole and witnessing animals casually taking a drink, oblivious to your presence? This is a great safari that covers Namibia and Botswana while you stay in 3-4 star accommodation that meets all your personal needs.

    Price from R37,200

    + Local Payment ZAR 1500

  • 15 Day Botswana Wilderness Safari

    Countries Visited South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Min 4 Max 12
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACS4101
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    This Botswana Wilderness Safari explores some of Botswana’s and Zimbabwe’s finest Game Reserves. Other highlights include the Moremi Game Reserve, the Khwai River, the Okavango Delta and the infamous Victoria Falls. You will stay in comfortable lodges en-route.

    Custom-built comfortable safari vehicles will transport you safely across the wide expanses of Africa while the experienced guides offer you gems about Africa.

    Price from R44,400

    + Local Payment USD 350

  • 14 Day Windhoek to Vic Falls Tour 3-4 star (All Inclusive/Comfort)

    Countries Visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Windhoek
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Max 12
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACS0613
    Tour Style Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Why book this tour?

    On this 15 Day Small Group Non-Participation tour you will be taken on a wonderful journey through Namibia, Botswana and the highlight of the trip – Victoria Falls. You will visit the vast desert of the Namib and walk among the Sossuvlei dunes, go on exciting safaris through Etosha National Park and cruise along the Chobe River in search of the well-known Chobe elephants.

    Enjoy staying in comfortable 3-4 star accommodation while travelling in custom-built vehicles that give you the best game viewing experience.

    Price from R59,500



  • 14 Day Kruger, Wildlife & Mountains Premium Tour 2018

    Countries Visited South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Port Elizabeth
    Group Size Max 12
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU SGA0400
    Tour Style Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Why book this tour?

    This small group tour takes you through South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Experience animals, mountains and the amazing culture of the Zulu people. Enjoy extended safaris in Kruger National Park in open view vehicles with elevated views. Enjoy sundowners by the beach and taste the flavoursome Indian cuisine Durban is known for.

    * Reclining leather seats rotating 180 degrees that lock into your desired direction
    * On board toilet
    * Personalised air-conditioning vents above each seat which can be independently operated by the guest
    * Carefully selected accommodation

    Price from R27,450



  • 13 Day Botswana Tented & Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Min 4 Max 12
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS4102
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    While on route you will experience Tuli Block, Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Makgadikgadi Pans, Moremi National Park, Khwai River game drives and night drives, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park game drive, cruise on the Chobe River and last but not least, Victoria Falls.

    Custom-built comfortable safari vehicles will transport you safely across the wide expanses of Africa while the experienced guides offer you gems about Africa.

    Price from R45,200

    + Local Payment USD 100

  • 12 Day Ultimate Kenya Wildlife Tented/Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Min 2 Max 8
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2903
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    This is a great safari if you are looking for the best wildlife and game driving experience.  Highlights include Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater with the possibility of seeing the wildebeest migration.

    Stay in eco-friendly permanent tents in the best National Parks in East Africa!

    Price from R50,700



  • 12 Day Great East African Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2701
    Tour Style Accommodated Journeys

    Why book this trip?

    This great safari covers the highlights of Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa. Stay in adequate lodges and unique mobile tented camps as you traverse the plains visiting the wildlife of Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, the grassy plains of the Serengeti and the tranquil waters of Lake Victoria.

    Window seat guaranteed for every client!

    Price from R68,000



  • 11 Day Botswana Mobile Safari

    Countries Visited Botswana, Zambia
    Starts Maun
    Ends Livingstone
    Group Size Max 9
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAS4502
    Tour Style Camping Journeys Small Group

    Why book this trip?

    Are you looking for a unique small group camping adventure in Botswana? This Botswana adventure allows you to visit Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta thus giving you an amazing wildlife experience.

     

    Price from R27,000



  • 11 Day Lake Nakuru, Masai & Serengeti Tented/Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Min 2 max 6
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2904
    Tour Style Camping Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Experience the world famous Masai Mara game reserve , Nakuru National Park and the impressive wiwldlife sanctuary int he worl, the Serengeti National Park

    Price from R62,300



  • 11 Day Luxury Botswana – Wilderness Safaris

    Countries Visited Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Livingstone
    Ends Maun
    Group Size Min 2
    SKU EXC0302
    Tour Style Camping Journeys

    Why book this trip?

    On this fantastic African adventure, take time to explore the striking contrasts in scenic areas on game-viewing excursions reminiscent of the great African explorer days. On this exquisite journey, you will visit the world-renowned Victoria Falls on the Zambian side of the mighty Zambezi River, as well as explore the picturesque northern areas of Botswana: from the lush wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti and Chobe River systems, famous for their strong predators and big game populations.

    Price from R149,850



  • 10 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya in Tented Camps

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2706
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip? If you are looking for the best gaming safari that is filled with wildlife and natural splendour, then this safari to Tanzania and Kenya will get your heart pumping. Staying in tented camps you will have a true African wilderness experience.

    Depending on the migration of the wildebeest you may witness a stampede like you have never seen before as these huge beasts head for food. You also have the chance to view the plains of Tanzania from a hot air balloon which can be breathtaking.

    Price from R65,300



  • 10 Day Ultimate Kenya & Tanzania Tented/Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Nairobi
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Min 2 max 6
    SKU ACE2902
    Tour Style Camping Journeys Small Group

     Why book this trip?

    Are you looking for fantastic wildlife experiences? Would you like to see the wildebeest storm through the Masai Mara and the Serengeti? Or flocks of pink flamingos flocking around Lake Nakuru or the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara? Then this is the safari for you. Book now to avoid disappointment on this popular trip!

    Price from R55,750



  • 10 Day Diverse Namibia All Inclusive – Wilderness Safaris

    Countries Visited Namibia
    Starts Windhoek
    Ends Windhoek
    Group Size Min 2
    SKU EXC0306
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip? On this adventure, travellers take in Nambia from the iconic Sossusvlei dunes to the Namib Desert. This is a vast country with the Atlantic Coast hugging its shores. See the ancient Damaraland Plains and take in the wild and wonderful variety of game on sublime safaris.

    Price from R48,077



  • 9 Day Kenya & Tanzania Tented/Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Min 2 max 6
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2901
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

     Why book this trip?

    If you are looking to explore East Africa for a quick break then this budget safari is one of our best tours for you. Highlights include Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater with the possibility of seeing the wildebeest migration.

    Stay in eco-friendly permanent tents in the best National Parks in East Africa!

    Price from R41,300



  • 9 Day South of Tanzania Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Tanzania
    Starts Dar es Salaam
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2705
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    An exciting 9 Day Tanzania Safari driving, walking and flying through Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha as well as the Selous Game Reserve. Spot elephants, zebras, baboons and buffaloes whether by foot, vehicle, boat or aircraft.

    You will be staying in elevated tented camps surrounded by the bush where you can relax on the balcony and observe the wildlife around you. One night includes staying on a working farm where you can take part in the traditional life enjoyed here. Refresh yourself in clean en-suite bathrooms with hot showers in the evenings before enjoying indulgent meals prepared for you by the resident chefs. You can also enjoy taking dips in large swimming pools or private plunge pools.

    Price from R72,120



  • 9 Day Classic Botswana Fly In Safari (All Inclusive/Comfort)

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Botswana
    Starts Maun
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Max 8
    Age Range 12 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS0612
    Tour Style Journeys Small Group Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    This small group fly in Botswana Safari (max 8 travellers) trip offers you a week in the beautiful Botswana wilderness. Stay in beautiful lodges and luxury camping accommodation. Experience an adventure safari through the famous parks.

    This Fly in Safari explores the famous wilderness areas of Moremi, Savuti or Zwei Zwei, Chobe and Vic Falls.

    The accommodation throughout the journey is graded 3-4 stars and are chosen not only for the service and comfort level but for the wonderful locations and wildlife viewing opportunities. All the rooms have private en suite facilities.

    Spend 2 nights in central Chobe National Park in mini meru tents with twin camp beds, linen and en suite chemical toilet and bucket shower with hot water off the fire.

    Price from R55,400



  • 8 Day Masai Mara, Nakuru and Kenya Safari Tour

    Countries Visited Kenya
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 9
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE2705
    Tour Style Camping Small Group

    Why book this trip?

    Experience the very best of East Africa including the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve while travelling in custom-built safari vehicles and staying in comfortable lodges and walk-in tents. You can enjoy the very best accommodation and meals prepared for you in the African bush.

    Small Group Safari Tour operates weekly, starting on a Saturday. Minimum 2 people.

    This itinerary includes some of Kenya’s best known wildlife locations: Samburu, Nakuru and the Masai Mara.

     

    Price from R33,098



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