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Journeys - Tented and Lodge Safaris

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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  • 18 Day Cape Town to Falls Tour (Premium Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Livingstone
    Group Size Max 12
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU ACS2802
    Tour Style Journeys

    Price from R49,500



  • 15 Day Botswana Wilderness Safari

    Countries Visited South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Min 4 Max 12
    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 R45,540

    + Local Payment USD 350

  • 13 Day Botswana Tented & Lodge Safari (Joburg – Livingstone)

    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 R44,820

    + Local Payment ZAR 1150

  • 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 Journeys Accommodated

    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 R76,692



  • 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 R23,050



  • 11 Day Botswana Summer Encounter

    Countries Visited Botswana, Zimbabwe
    Starts Maun
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Min 2
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU EXC0301
    Tour Style Camping Journeys

    Why book this trip? 

    African Summer’s have proven to be a great time of year to see the abundant wildlife in Botswana. We will traverse from the dessert to the Okavango Delta, and across plains and rivers. The exceptional Deception Valley in the Kalahari desert offers a plethora of wildlife during the sporadic Summer rains all while staying in unique luxury accommodation.

     

    Price from R113,000



  • 11 Day Botswana Wilderness

    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 R146,000



  • 10 Day Best of Tanzania & Kenya (Comfort) 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 R73,300



  • 10 Day Diverse Namibia

    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 R39,826



  • 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 CAE2705
    Tour Style Accommodated Journeys

    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 R77,100



  • 7 Day Highlights of Tanzania Lodge and Tented Camps

    Countries Visited Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE2704
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip? Looking for a short safari that includes visits to the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and the world renown Ngorongoro Crater? Then this is the tour for our adventurous nature lovers who want to explore, live in and love the bush!

    On your trip you will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges.

    **Window Seat Guaranteed**

    Price from R32,000



  • 6 Day Northern Tanzania Safari

    Countries Visited Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE2702
    Tour Style Camping Journeys

    Why book this trip? 

    This 6 day camping safari will allow you to travel to four of Tanzania’s northern nature reserves which are packed with game for your viewing pleasure. Live in, explore and fall in love with nature that surrounds you.

    You will either stay in public campsites inside the park or on private campsites on the outskirts. The campsites are not fenced which means you may come across roaming elephants on your way to the showers!

     

    Price from R32,000



  • 5 Day Budget Kruger Safari Camp (Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Min 2-12
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACS4601
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    This tour covers the Greater Kruger National Park which includes the Sabi Sand Safari. Stay in private and comfortable lodgings while spending each day waking up early to witness breathtaking sunsets and going on walking and driving safaris. Experience a small group tour with warm personal service in true African style.

    Price from R15,185



  • 5 Day Tanzania Tented Camp Safari

    Countries Visited Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE2704
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip? The Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the world’s most premium safari destinations. You will be in Mother Nature’s arms while settling into tented camps under an African canopy of stars while breathing in fresh air and listening to the call of the wild. 

    Price from R22,600



  • 5 Day Kruger Safari (Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Min 1-12
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACS2201
    Tour Style Accommodated Journeys Small Group

    Why book this trip? 

    What better way to see wildlife than to live in the wild… This safari is unique because you live in the Kruger National Park giving you easy access to our game drives to the animals that surround you. Add to that plenty of sundowner drives and a comfortable bed to relax and rejuvenate for the next days adventure.

    No single supplement and departs with a minimum of one person.

    Price from R14,070



  • 5 Day Kruger Safari (Inclusive) Comfort

    Countries Visited South Africa
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 17
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU ACS0301
    Tour Style Journeys Top Seller Accommodated

    Why go on this trip?

    This unique small group Budget Kruger Safari tour leads you through the untamed wilderness of Africa. The trip is inclusive in nature and includes all highlights. The guides are FGASA registered (trained wildlife guide) and use comfortable accommodation. The safari spends time in both the Kruger National Park and in the neighbouring private Reserve.

    As this Reserve is, in fact, privately owned, we have the chance to embark on several hiking paths and open vehicle drives throughout the area with expertly trained staff.

    Price from R8,915



  • 4 Day Serengeti Budget Mobile Safari

    Countries Visited Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE2704
    Tour Style Camping Journeys

    Why book this trip?

    See the very best of East Africa’s wildlife on the Serengeti Budget Mobile Safari. Witness the amazing migration of animals on one of of the many safaris that you will go on. You will be staying in the heart of the bush in spacious tents and comfortable beds. Expect to see the ‘Big 5′ amongst other animals such as giraffes, a variety of gazelles, elegant elands and the ever present hyena.

    Price from R24,500



  • 4 Day Tanzania Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE2703
    Tour Style Journeys Accommodated

    Why book this trip?

    This 4 day safari includes an experience with elephant herds in the game reserves as well as the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater Area. Perfect for a budget safari to Tanzania.

    Each guest will enjoy a window seat and during game drives the roof will open, ensuring unspoiled views.

    Your accommodation will be in comfortable lodges suited to the discerning traveller for a fantastic wilderness safari experience. The days will be in the bush following the dusty paths of the roaming wild animals from the panoramic viewpoint of a safari vehicle. The days can be hot and long which is why we provide a cool place for you to rejuvenate with cold drinks and refreshing showers.

    Price from R22,760



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