Into Africa's Hidden Corners

Safari Sidetracks

There is so much to do in Africa aside from just the bush safari and here are some examples of what we can include into your bespoke personal itinerary

Into Africa's Hidden Corners

Safari Sidetracks

There is so much to do in Africa aside from just the bush safari and here are some examples of what we can include into your bespoke personal itinerary

Trekking and Hiking

Mountain Gorilla Tracking: This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In countries like Uganda and Rwanda, you can trek through dense forests to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. These treks are guided and often require permits, but the experience of being up close with these magnificent primates is unparalleled.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek: Located in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak. Trekkers can choose from various routes, each offering distinct sceneries and challenges.

Drakensberg Mountains: In South Africa, the Drakensberg range offers stunning landscapes, with trails suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers.

Mount Kenya Trek: More challenging than Mt. Kili it offers a more secluded adventure. Based in central Kenya, it is easily accessible and hosts different Flora to other mountains.

Cultural Experiences

Maasai villages: These indigenous communities provide an insight into traditional African culture. Guests can learn about Maasai customs, dance, and way of life.

Axum and Lalibela: Located in Ethiopia, these sites offer ancient rock-hewn churches and archaeological wonders.

Moroccan medinas: These are historic city centres filled with bustling markets, traditional crafts, and intricate architecture.

Beach Retreats

Zanzibar: An island off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar boasts white-sand beaches, clear waters, and a rich history influenced by Arab traders.

Seychelles and Mauritius: These Indian Ocean islands offer luxurious resorts, coral reefs, and unique biodiversity.

Mozambique’s coastal towns: Rich in Portuguese-influenced culture, these towns offer beautiful beaches and fresh seafood.

Historical Sites

Robben Island: A UNESCO World Heritage site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. It’s a powerful testament to the struggle against apartheid.

Egyptian pyramids: These ancient structures are not only architectural wonders but also provide insights into ancient Egyptian civilization.

Ruins of Carthage: Located in Tunisia, they reveal stories of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

Water-Based Activities

White-water rafting: The Nile and Zambezi rivers offer thrilling rapids amidst stunning landscapes.

Cage diving: In specific areas of South Africa, brave souls can come face-to-face with great white sharks while being safely enclosed in a cage.

Scuba diving in the Red Sea: Renowned for its vibrant coral reefs, clear waters, and diverse marine life.

Adventure Sports

Sandboarding in Namibia: Imagine snowboarding but on the vast, golden sand dunes of the Namib Desert.

Bungee jumping: off the Victoria Falls Bridge: One of the highest bungee jumps in the world, offering a unique view of the majestic Victoria Falls.

Balloon safaris: Witness the expansive landscapes and roaming wildlife from the tranquility of a hot air balloon.

Food & Relaxation

Culinary Tours: African cuisines vary vastly across the continent. Tours allow guests to experience local dishes, traditional cooking methods, and even participate in cooking classes.

Wine tasting at Cape Winelands: Located near Cape Town, this region is known for its scenic vineyards, colonial architecture, and internationally acclaimed wines.

Spa and wellness retreats: Amidst the wild landscapes, several lodges offer world-class spa treatments, combining modern therapies with traditional African wellness practices.

Each of these activities offers a unique lens through which to experience Africa, ensuring a rich, diverse, and memorable journey.


Other Activities

Bird Watching: Africa’s diverse ecosystems are home to a plethora of bird species, making it a haven for bird enthusiasts. Species range from the colourful lilac-breasted roller to the large, iconic secretary bird.

Night Safaris: Venturing into the wilderness at night offers a chance to spot elusive nocturnal creatures like aardvarks, bush babies, and leopards on the prowl.

Train Journeys at Blue Train and Rovos Rail: These luxury train journeys in South Africa offer opulent interiors, gourmet meals, and panoramic views of the African landscape.