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African Safaris

Experience Africa to the maximum on an extensive safari trip taking you through some of the most spectacular natural, wildlife and culturally rich corners of the continent. Our ground agents are the most qualified operators in South and East Africa, running their own specifically adapted vehicles and eco-lodges for the maximum comfort during your African adventure.


Best of Namibia in 13 Days 1255 , 13 Days

Best of Namibia in 13 Days

This 13-day Best of Namibia Adventure Tour from Cape Town to Windhoek meanders through big sky...
The Garden Route- from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 670 , 7 Days

The Garden Route- from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

This 7-day tour highlights South Africa’s southernmost coastal areas and National...
Safari in Southern Africa - From Cape Town to Victoria Falls (camping) 1880 , 20 Days

Safari in Southern Africa - From Cape Town to Victoria Falls (camping)

Experience the contrasts of southern Africa's landscape on this unforgettable camping...
Okavango & Chobe Trail - South 1175 , 9 Days

Okavango & Chobe Trail - South

Enjoy some of the best places in Africa for game drives teeming with wildlifeBegin your tour in...
Over-landing Africa - from Nairobi to Cape Town in 40 days (camping) 4400 , 40 Days

Over-landing Africa - from Nairobi to Cape Town in 40 days (camping)

Breath-taking African overland experience for anyone young at heart and with an open mind! An epic...
Escape to Mozambique 950 , 7 Days

Escape to Mozambique

An idyllic paradise awaits you on the beaches of Mozambique as we discover local cuisine, island...
Kruger, Eswatini & Lesotho (14 Days) 1305 , 14 Days

Kruger, Eswatini & Lesotho (14 Days)

South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland are a microscosm of the African continent, containing dramatic...

Best of Kenya and Tanzania

  With the Highlights of Kenya & Tanzania adventure tour we will leave you astounded...

Gorilla and Chimp Safari

With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot...
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Chernobyl as a travel destination

06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...


The Silk Road: now and then

31.12.2019 17:00

The Silk Road: now and then

   “The Silk Road” is a term that conjures up fairytale-like images of long camel caravans travelling through bare deserts, of brave adventurers and merchants bargaining in exotic oriental markets. This network of routes, which stretched about 11 000 km (7 000 miles) and connected the East and the West, is a milestone in the development of the modern world and the...


The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

11.12.2019 09:52

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. There are many reasons...


What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

29.11.2019 17:30

What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

Every year on the 19th of January a procession of priests, locals and visitors all chanting, singing and dancing enthusiastically  fills the streets of the Ethiopian cities. It’s the celebration of Timket, or Epiphany – the biggest and most anticipated religious event in the Ethiopian calendar. It commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and is the day when...