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8 DAY SERENGETI SAFARI

The annual movement of wildebeest across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. The horizon fills with 1.5 million wildebeest, 200 000 zebra, 18 000 eland and 500 000 Thompson’s gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators.

Itinerary in Brief:

Day 1: Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, you will be met by a representative, who will ensure your safe and comfortable transfer to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam for your first night, prior to your safari.

Day 2 - 4: You will be collected and taken to Dar es Salaam domestic airport, for your charter flight to Kogatende Airstrip. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide, who will transfer you to the camp, for 3 nights of the ultimate in luxury tented safari in the Serengeti plains

Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti Under Canvas reaches far beyond the bounds of the traditional Tanzanian safari – the sumptuously luxurious tented, seasonal camps move around the Serengeti year round, bringing guests within range of the Great Migration. The two intimate camps feature just eight ensuite safari tents each, carefully positioned in exclusive semi-permanent campsites in the Serengeti National Park. Booked on a nightly basis, each luxury ensuite mobile tent boasts a comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and bucket shower – this is the ultimate in luxury camping.

Enjoy daily guided game drives with expert rangers, searching for, and following the Great Migration, and the plethora of game which depend on the vast ocean of Wildebeest and Zebra.

Day 5 - 7: Depart after breakfast, to Kogatende Airstrip for your charter flight to Kleins Airstrip. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide, who will transfer you to the lodge, for 3 delightfully luxurious nights in Kleins Camp, overlooking the game filled valley below.

Kleins Camp

With unbroken views over a gorgeous game-filled valley and the hills beyond, which play host to one of the greatest wildlife migrations on earth, Klein’s Camp embodies the very soul of the Serengeti. Set just below the crest of the Kuka Hills, Klein’s Camp overlooks the vital corridor linking the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. Twice a year, the valleys below are filled with a jostling throng of zebra and wildebeest. With just ten thatched stone cottages, Klein’s Camp provides an experience that is both personal and intimate

Enjoy daily guided game drives and walks with expert rangers, searching for, and following the Great Migration, and the plethora of game which depend on the vast ocean of Wildebeest and Zebra.

Day 8: Depart after breakfast for charter flight to Dar es Salaam. Upon arrival in Dar es Salaam, you will be met by a representative, who will ensure your safe and comfortable transfer to Southern Sun Dar es Salaam for the last night of your safari.

 All safaris depart from South Africa on a Friday, and return on a Sunday. For tailor made safaris to the Serengeti, please contact us.

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6 Day Congo Rainforest Safari

Take a journey through a life-filled African rainforest – along with the privilege and thrill of observing one of our closest relatives in the wild – the Western Lowland Gorilla. Other highlights include Guereza Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Moustached Monkey, Forest Elephant, Forest Bufallo, Bongo, Sitatunga and incredible birdlife!

Set itinerary departure day is Thursday every week - Itinerary in Brief:

Day 1: In the early afternoon we depart by private charter from Brazzaville to M’boko Airstrip, Odzala-Kokoua National Park. On arrival at M’boko Airstrip, we are met by a Lango Camp guide who will transfer us by vehicle to Lango Camp – our home for the next three nights. Enjoy a short walk around Lango Bai and the forest fringe for a quick leg stretch

Day 2 – 3: An early morning wake-up, light breakfast and coffee on the main deck, then embark on activities for the day. These include walks from camp through Lango Bai and down the clear, shallow waters of the Lango Stream, motorised pirogue trips, game viewing from concealed hides, catch and release fishing, birding, guided game drives through the savannah, as well as guided night drives.

Lango Camp and Ngaga Camp

Sensitively constructed to ensure that the camps leave as light a footprint as possible and blend into this remote forest environment. Lango Camp is nestled in mature forest on the outskirts of Lango Bai with access to the savannah as well as the Lekoli and Mambili Rivers, and Ngaga Camp is situated in the heart of a marantaceae forest.

Each camp consists of six creatively designed guest rooms, taking inspiration from the designs of the local Pygmy or ‘forest dweller’ groups. Natural, locally sourced materials have been used in the construction of the camps. Each of the guest rooms is raised 3-4m above the ground with a wraparound walkway allowing full appreciation of the forest canopy.

Day 4: This morning, after an early wake-up and breakfast we head away from the savannah in air-conditioned land cruisers to the south-western corner of the Park to spend time at DzebeBai. We spend midday in a hide waiting for secretive forest animals to appear in the clearing; there’s a chance of viewing unhabituated gorillas here, as well as species such as Black-fronted Duiker, Guereza Colobus monkey and perhaps even Chimpanzee. Arrival at Ngaga Camp in the afternoon. Before dinner, we receive an extensive briefing on Western Lowland Gorillas, including the research project in the area, conservation of the species, their biology and ecology and of course what to expect when tracking the habituated groups of the area.

Day 5 - 6: In the mornings spend time with your guide and tracker on your first gorilla tracking excursion. You may cover between 5 and 8 kilometres per day. Afternoons are taken up by guided forest walks in search of birds and primates as well as forest duiker and, if time allows, a visit to the Gorilla Tracking Academy.

Day 7: Depart after breakfast for M’boko airstrip and your private charter flight back to Brazzaville

 

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Zambezi Queen River Cruise

There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa’s raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11 000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world – currently estimated at roughly 120 000. It is on this great expanse of untamed water an adventure unlike any other awaits.

 

Why join the crowds on land-based game drives when you can experience the thrill of it all from your own private suite aboard a luxury 45 meter boat? The Zambezi Queen operates in 5-star opulence, and is all about pampering, indulgence, and superior comfort.

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8 Night Botswana adventurer

A superb safari covering most of the major wildlife destinations in the country, whilst not extending your travel budget too much. Areas visited include Okavango Delta, Khwai Area Bordering Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park & Victoria Falls

SAFARI SUMMARY

Starts Maun / Ends Livingstone

  • Charter flight  from Maun to Moremi Crossing, followed by 2 Nights at Moremi Crossing, Okavango Delta (Fully Inclusive)
  • Charter flight  from Moremi Crossing to Khwai Airstrip with 2 Nights at Sango Safari Camp, Khwai Community Area Bordering Moremi Game Reserve (Fully Inclusive)
  • Charter flight from Khwai to Kasane followed by 2 Nights at Kubu Lodge, near Chobe National Park, Kasane (incl. meals, 2 days park fees & 3 activities)
  • Road and boat transfer from Kubu Lodge to A’Zambezi River Lodge with 2 Nights at A’Zambezi River Lodge, Victoria Falls (Incl. breakfast)
  • Road transfer from A’zambezi Lodge to Victoria Falls Airport

A stunning way to see the all that the country has to offer in a limited time, with a limited budget.

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8 Day Best of Zambia Wildlife

This exciting safari combines two of Zambia’s core wildlife areas, the famous South Luangwa and expansive Kafue National Park, with the Victoria Falls. Zambia is fast becoming Africa’s must-visit country for the safari connoisseur and this itinerary boasts the most scenic and diverse areas of this country. This carefully-created safari offers a heady mix of game-rich destinations while travelling through a mosaic of complementary habitats. From wildlife sagas in the South Luangwa National Park, to the thundering Victoria Falls, and the remote expanses of the Kafue’s grassy Busanga Plains, Zambia boasts a variety of hidden wilderness gems.

Basic Itinerary

Days 1, 2, 3:      Arrive at Lusaka and fly to Kalamu Lagoon Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Days 4, 5, 6:      Fly to Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue National Park, Zambia

Days 7:              Fly to Toka Leya Camp, Livingstone, Zambia

Day 8:                Road transfer to Livingstone International Airport

Game viewing opportunities

Owing to the diverse ecology of the area, this portion area of the Kafue offers fantastic opportunities to see plains game, predators and water-loving animals. This camp is perfectly situated to see large numbers of puku and red lechwe as well as herds of buffalo and wildebeest. The most notable predators in the area are lions, with up to four prides moving around the Busanga area. Their tree-climbing antics are quite unique and allow for amazing photographic opportunities. Cheetah and side-striped jackal also roam the grassy areas as do the uncommon rare roan antelope which are locally common. For birders, Busanga boasts over 400 species, with notable species including Black-backed Barbet, Wattled Crane, Rosy-throated Longclaw and Red-throated Twinspot.

The Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is home to a variety of herbivores such as impala, giraffe, white rhino and buffalo. In the drier season, herds of elephant come down through the camp to drink from the river and even swim across to the other side. The camp dawn chorus includes the comical ‘laughter’ of hippo which are often seen from the various camp vantages. The bird life along the Zambezi is just wonderful – African Finfoot, Half-collared Kingfisher and Schalow’s Turaco are some special finds.

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4 Day Kalamu Walking Trail

This three-night Trails Exploration is the ideal way to experience South Luangwa National Park, renowned as the best – and first – walking destination in Africa.

After the first night in the luxurious Kalamu Lagoon Camp, guests explore the untouched banks of the Luangwa River on foot, spending subsequent nights in Chinengwe Riverbed Camp and the unique Kalamu Star-bed Camp respectively. This pristine wilderness area, in a remote and wild corner of the park, is perfect for an unforgettable journey into pure wilderness.

The South Luangwa National Park covers about 9 050km2 (5620 mi2) of the Luangwa Valley floor, cut through by the Luangwa River. Dense vegetation, mature woodlands and oxbow lakes create a naturelover’s paradise that offers both unique bird watching and exciting game viewing. A secretive leopard might be spotted in the dense undergrowth or a herd of buffalo seen drinking at an old oxbow lake framed by giant sausage trees. Puku, impala and waterbuck are the most conspicuous mammals while bushbuck and Sharpe’s grysbok are regularly seen in the denser vegetation. Lion, spotted hyaena and crocodiles head up the food chain here and a plethora of hippo congregate in the Luangwa River. Thornicroft’s giraffe is endemic to the Valley and yellow baboons are regularly seen.

As with all Wilderness Explorations, Kalamu Walking Trails are led by highly skilled and qualified professional guides with an incredible passion for the natural regions in which they work. Your journey of discovery is enhanced by their vast knowledge of the natural world, history and culture of the area. Years of experience in the field and a depth of understanding of animal behaviour and the environment will leave you with a sense of wonder

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Settle into Kalamu Lagoon Camp, South Luangwa National Park
Day 2: Walking on northern bank of the Luangwa River to Chinengwe Riverbed Camp
Day 3: Walking through "wilderness area" inaccessible by vehicle; to end at Kalamu Star-bed Camp
Day 4: Return to Kalamu Lagoon Camp by vehicle

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Great Namibian Journey - A Discoverer Exploration – 11 nights /12 days

Namibia is a land of stunning landscapes, endless skies, barren deserts, rugged mountains and spectacular wildlife – and the Great Namibian Journey encompasses it all. This cross-section explores the dunes of Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, amazing marine life just off Swakopmund, the volcanic rock-strewn landscape of Damaraland and the game-filled savannah of Etosha. The activities provide a wide range of differing impressions, from a dolphin cruise with private beach lunch, to hiking in Damaraland and walking in the Namib’s great dunes.

This Exploration traverses the width of central Namibia by road. Most links between areas is by vehicle transfer, which can be lengthy and bumpy (due to Namibia’s roads mainly being gravel). Numerous stops at local highlights, with refreshments, snacks and lunches (where appropriate) will be made to ensure optimal comfort.

Unique features of this Exploration:

  • The very different areas of Sossusvlei, Etosha and Damaraland are explored in depth.
  • Accommodation includes a range of lodges in private areas.
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and passionate guide travels with the guests throughout.
  • Exceptionally diverse variety of activities, including day and night, sea- to land-based wildlife viewing, flying, driving, and boating.
  • Other unique activities include meeting local Damara people (dependent on their movements), rhino tracking, motorboat lagoon trip at Walvis Bay (including extension to Sandwich Harbour, and seafood lunch).
  • Travel by land when the journey is enhanced; otherwise travelling is done by air.
  • Scenic flight from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund(weather permitting)

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Diverse Namibia - An Adventurer Exploration – 9 nights / 10 days

The well priced Diverse Namibia is an active, exciting adventure, exploring the iconic areas of this vast country – its dunes, desert, plains and superb wildlife – enhanced by exclusive accommodation in private reserves and concessions.

Diverse Namibia takes in the soaring red dunes of Sossusvlei, the life-filled blue Atlantic Ocean, the desert and denizens of Damaraland, and the dense plains game and predators of Etosha National Park. Throughout the Exploration are interspersed activities such as scenic walks, mountain biking, visiting the spectacular and ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein and rhino tracking, along with optional hot air ballooning and horse-riding – all together, a true Namibian adventure with a range of activities impossible to beat!

Unique features of this Exploration:

  • Active, exciting adventure, accessing the wilderness and wildlife highlights of northern Namibia.
  • A diverse mix of locations, habitats and experiences showcasing Namibia's iconic species and scenes.
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and passionate guide travels with the guests throughout.
  • Driven access (along lesser known paths) through huge private concessions and reserves.
  • Exclusive accommodation in private camps - mostly in private areas away from the more crowded public areas.
  • Private access gate to Sossusvlei, allowing earlier access in the morning - thereby improving photographic opportunities.
  • Tracking the critically endangered, desert-adapted black rhino.
  • Tracking the rare desert-adapted elephants following ancient pathways

 


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Madagascar by dhow – 7 night safari

Experience the true Madagascar in this adventurous 7 night trip, where you will have an opportunity to explore the remote wilderness areas of Nosy Be and the North Western coastline of Madagascar on board your very own Malagasy dhow. Escape the crowds end immerse yourself  in a tropical paradise.

Your itinerary in brief:

Night 1 – Spent in either the IC Hotel in Antananarivo or the Domaine Manga Be in Nosy Be, depending on flight schedules.

Night 2/3 – Russian Bay Camp. An action packed two days in the historical Russian Bay, combined with snorkelling at  Nosy Tanikily and Sugar Loaf Island, lunch at  Antsoa Island, also known as South Africa Island, which is inhabited by a small population of Black lemurs, and kayaking through the mangroves and many islands lining the shore.

Night 4/5 – Mahalini Beach Cabanas. Classic beach paradise with cabanas set right on the ocean edge. Palm tree lined beaches scattered with Pansy shells, and small coral reefs right in front of the camp for snorkelling whenever the mood strikes.

Night 6/7 – Lokobie Tented Forest Camp.  Set amongst the Mango trees on its own private stretch of beach on the fringes of the Lokobie Reserve, this camp is the perfect place to end a spectacular week in Madagascar. Black Lemurs and Sportive Lemurs visit the camp regularly. The Jungle walks are amazing, with exceptional birdlife, chameleons and lemurs to be seen. Kayak to Nosy Komba for a spot of shopping at the local village, or a visit to the Nosy Komba Island Reserve.

Day 8 – Sadly say goodbye to heaven on Earth as you head back to the Port at Hellville for the short drive to the Nosy Be airport at the flight back home.

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