Africa

Tailor made safaris, holidays & honeymoons to Africa – we are safari specialists! 

What does Africa mean to you? If you have never been, the chances are you imagine a vast continent of mystery, adventure and safaris …. forests and deserts and remote tribes.  Let us bring your travel dreams and imagination to life and plan your ideal Africa safari holiday or honeymoon!

African Safaris can be tailored for just you as an individual, couple or family, you can join a group ‘mobile’ safari camping along the way or you can fly in to luxury camps and lodges deep in the wilderness areas.  There are safaris which are mainly jeep based, those which concentrate on walking and being in the bush far from roads and light pollution, even sleeping under the stars.  Some safaris involve boating or canoeing and some can be taken after dark, watching nocturnal wildlife on a night drive.  Ask us for the best safari option to suit your personal needs.  Where you go depends on the time of year, what particular species or type of safari interests you and of course your budget!  If you are travelling alone don’t let that be an obstacle – Jules first travelled in Africa as a single female traveller so we are well placed to find you the best way to find an African Safari for solo travellers.

Jules zambiaOver to Jules …. “Many years ago now, I lost my heart to Africa, sitting on top of a Kopje in the Serengeti with a cold beer in my hand, watching the sunset over a far reaching horizon having spent the previous three hours walking through the bush observing wildlife at close quarters – I knew that I would be back and that moment resulted in a lifelong love of this magical continent.  They say that ‘he who has trodden the red dust of Africa will never wash it off of his boots’ … my house is full of red dust!! So take a look through our Africa holidays for inspiration and get in touch for us to plan your African Safari.”

Both the culture and creatures of this amazing continent still feature highly in modern day travel to Africa.  Anthropology has its heart in Africa, with some of the oldest remains on earth of humans having been found in the Great Rift Valley, with archaeological sites and museums being accessible in many countries to visitors.  If you want to get to know the people of Africa, I can tell you where to go and spend some time with the friendly faces of the continent, maybe stay in a local village, spend some time volunteering or join walking safaris with local trackers and guides.

The topography of Africa is simply stunning.  Whether it is rainforest, desert, wild beaches, savannah & grasslands, mountains or rivers that float your boat, there is something here for everyone! If you love food and drink, South Africa is fabulous value for money and some of the best wine and restaurants in the world can be found around Cape Town! 

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Africa’s wildlife is of course the main attraction and rightly so.  Africa Safaris are one of the most popular holidays in the world.  The iconic ‘Big 5’ can be found in many countries and for the ‘Africa Addict’ (like me!), there are many small national parks and reserves where you can while away your time simply listening to the noises of the bush and watching the world of wildlife play out it’s soap opera around you …. Some highlights in the natural world of Africa include Gorilla safaris and seeing the Great Wildebeest Migration.

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Jules is a specialist in Zambia and Malawi (having worked in both countries). Combine a safari of a lifetime in Zambia’s South Luangwa with some time on Lake Malawi, the people are amongst the friendliest in the world and the ‘Lake of Stars’ will captivate you forever! See pages for Kaya Mawa, Mumbo Island and Nkwichi. 

West and Central Africa offers a completely different cultural and wildlife experience to the traditional East or Southern African Safari.  Central Africa is opening up to tourists now with several options for trekking Lowland Gorillas and exploring the remote tropical rainforests and parks of The Congo and Central African Republic.  On the West African coast there are traditional winter sun options in Gambia and Senegal or more adventurous beach holidays and wildlife to be enjoyed in destinations such as Gabon or Sierra Leone.

Safaris in Africa twin well with Indian Ocean beach holidays – hop over to the Indian Ocean pages for some ideas! Mozambique offers stunning beach options – take a look at Azura and Nuarro Lodge for a couple of ideas!  Two of Jules’ favourite beach locations are Tent With A View at Saadani in Tanzania and Chole Mjini where you can sleep in a tree!

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Have a read of the destinations and Africa Safaris pages to inspire you further or contact us for a chat and let us take you to Africa on your own bespoke safari!

Contact us on 01728 748209, use the live chat or send an enquiry now. 

Julie's knowledge of wildlife tourism to Africa is nothing short of excellent, she always comes up with some gems of ideas that you would never think of or find for yourself!
Rich & Cheryl – Rwanda (November 2012)
December 15, 2012

To lift a business contact and develop the relationship into friendship takes a special talent and creates an important bond with the customer. It has been a pleasure for me to deal with someone so proficient in her expertise as Julie.
Wilf Graham
July 4, 2011

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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June 30, 2011

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Botswana

Travel to Botswana for a high quality African Safari offering a mix of game drives, walks, boating, canoe trips and stunning wildlife. Explore the waters of the Okavango, meet the Meerkats or sleep under the stars of the Kalahari.

Cameroon

Cameroon in West Africa is a great place for the adventurous traveller with mountainous volcanoes, rainforests and beaches and some remote tribal villages. Explore the diverse national parks and the swamps and forests of the Congo Basin.

Cape Verde

The Cape Verde islands sit in the Atlantic off the shores of West Africa and offer a fabulous all year round sunny holiday option with lots of activities including diving, hiking, horse riding, kite surfing and enjoying local culture.

Central African Republic

Central African Republic is a lush tropical country landlocked in western central Africa. River basins and thick rainforests flow into the Congo and there is the chance to see Lowland Gorillas here and enjoy remote wildlife encounters.

Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo is a fantastic place for the Africa addict to spend time on an unsual and remote wildlife safari. Remote national parks and rainforests with the chance to see the Western Lowland Gorillas.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia is an amazing country with diverse tribal culture, stunning mountains and lakes and plenty of endemic wildlife. It's a birdwatchers paradise and perfect for hiking and natural history.

Gabon

Gabon is a fascinating country in West Africa bordering the Atlantic and with a huge range of tropical rainforest and forest species of wildlife including Western Lowland Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Forest Elephants.

Gambia

Gambia is a fabulous winter sun option with fantastic beaches, a wide range of accommodation and restaurants and only a 6 hour flight away. It is also a great option for birding holidays, exploring the areas around the River.

Ghana

Travel to Ghana for vibrant markets and trade centres, tropical rainforest and sandy beaches, lakes and hils and equatorial climate. A business centre and the heart of West Africa, great to experience as part of an overland expedition.

Kenya

Classical tented camps to boutique beach lodges. We can re-create the days of the explorers - travel over plains full of wildlife or fly low over the flamingo dotted lakes of the Great Rift Valley. A stunning coastline compliments safari days in the Masai Mara, Amboseli & Samburu - we can create the ultimate in bush and beach holidays.

Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the most amazing places in our Natural World. Contact me as a wildlife expert to plan the perfect holiday or honeymoon to Madagascar!

Malawi

Malawi is the warm heart of Africa - my old home and a place I'm passionate about. Relax on Lake Malawi, hike the hills and mountains and most importantly meet the people. Great for travellers of all ages - you won't want to go home!

Mozambique

Mozambique has some of the most stunning beaches and islands on the continent. Indian Ocean coastline, fabulous seafood, amazing diving, Portugese culture & ancient trading history. Bush and beach in one country!

Namibia

Rugged, beautiful landscapes and endless space where both people and wildlife have adapted to a harsh desert environment. Namibia is the ideal African adventure destination for those seeking wilderness and solitute.

Rwanda

Tailor made safaris & tours to Rwanda - visit Mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and see the 'land of a thousand hills' - Rwanda offers incredible culture and scenery. Safaris to Akagera, birdwatching in rainforests & trekking in the Virungas.

Senegal

Senegal is a beautiful country on the Atlantic Ocean in West Africa. Sandy beaches, all year tropical climate, fabulous food and a vibrant culture and music scene, combines well with Gambia for birdwatching and adventure holidays too.

Sierra Leone

A land of fascinating African history, Creole culture with lush rainforests and swamps. Miles and miles of sandy beaches, flanked by forests with islands harbouring monkeys and hundreds of birds.

South Africa

A world in one country is a good description of this amazing Rainbow Nation and the variety of South Africa Holidays is truly stunning from Cosmopolitan Cape Town through to the big five safaris of the Kruger.

Sudan

South Sudan is a new and exciting African Safari destination - untouched wilderness, authentic tribal culture and a migration of antelope thought to be bigger than that of the Serengeti!

Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique and is a unique cultural desintation. Ceremonies, arts and crafts, stunning mountain scenery, excellent birdwatching and walking safaris.

Tanzania

A Tanzania Safari offers some of the best scenery and wildlife sightings in Africa such as the Great Migration or the huge remote herds of buffalo in Katavi. Climb the highest mountain in Africa and soak up the sun on gorgeous Indian Ocean beaches and swim with Whale Sharks!

Uganda

Equatorial Uganda is a land of contrasts - Africa's highest mountain range, biggest lake, Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, a haven for birding and the land of bananas and colourful people!

Zambia

Our number one option for an African Safari - head to Zambia, the birthplace of the walking safari, marvel at Victoria Falls, enjoy superb guiding and small bush camps. Zambia Safaris are the best!

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe offers amazing wildlife with fabulous guiding - tailor made authentic African Safari experiences in a range of luxury tented camps. Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Hwange National Parks.