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Riding Safari Botswana

Africa > Botswana

Botswana was the birthplace of riding safaris, with the perfect combination of terrains to tackle. Do you want to ride through savannah, desert, wetlands or salt pans? The choice is yours. Read more

Botswana Walking Safari

Africa > Botswana

For those with even the slightest active inclination, walking safaris are one of the best ways to see the great wildlife of Botswana. Get up close and personal with the animals, never missing a sight. Original Travel know the best of the best guides who make the experience all the more wonderful. Read more

Botswana Camping Safaris

Africa > Botswana

Donate your roll mats to the boy scouts, forget deflating air mattresses and expect a hot shower at the end of the day. When it comes to mobile camping, boy do they know how to do it on a Botswana camping safari. Read more

Botswana Photographic Safaris

Africa > Botswana

Botswana is arguably one of the most photogenic destinations on the planet due in no small part to the sheer diversity of its landscapes. From the lunar-like expanses and stark beauty of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the lush waterways of the Okavango Delta, a photographic safari in Botswana will... Read more

Private Safaris in Botswana

Africa > Botswana

Heading out into the African bush with a private guide is the ultimate safari experience. Read more

Riding Safaris in Kenya

Africa > Kenya

Due to the sheer variety of its landscapes and places to stay, Kenya remains an unsurpassed riding safari destination. Read more

Riding South Africa

Africa > South Africa

The appeal of South Africa’s horseback safaris is that everyone from the tiniest tot to the deeply experienced riding traveller will find something here. Read more

Madagascar Safaris

Africa > Madagascar

Stat alert: a whopping 80% of the flora and fauna in Madagascar isn’t found anywhere else on the planet. Read more

Whale Watching in Madagascar

Africa > Madagascar

Madagascar’s phenomenal wildlife is not just restrained to land. Head to this wonder-country between June and the end of September to witness one of the most fascinating spectacles on the planet. Large groups of humpback whale make their annual migration from Antarctica and end up in the sea... Read more

Ethiopian Festivals

Africa > Ethiopia

Enkutatash, Ledet, Meskel, Timkat, Hidar Tsion, Faskia, Debra Damo… the list of Ethiopian festivals is endless, so plan your trip to coincide with one of the many vibrant and colourful celebrations and experience this wonderfully hospitable country. Read more

Expert-Led Journey: Timkat, History and Heritage in Northern Ethiopia

Africa > Ethiopia

Guided by our own Amelia Stewart from Simoon Travel, partnered with a guest lecturer, discover the spectacular northern region of Ethiopia, once home to some of the greatest ancient civilisations such as Gondar, with its medieval castles and palaces, and Lalibela with its extraordinary rock hewn... Read more

Adventure Holidays in Tanzania

Africa > Tanzania

Whether you’re an adventure junkie or just like a little bit of a kick now and again, Tanzania has plenty of adventure options, from climbing Kilimanjaro to walking with Bushmen. Read more

Trekking Holidays: The Kilimanjaro Climb Adventure

Africa > Tanzania

Rising from the plains of northern Tanzania close to the Kenyan border, Mt Kilimanjaro dominates the surrounding landscape and on a clear day can be seen from almost one hundred miles away. Read more

Dhow and Kayak Safaris

Africa > Mozambique

We can arrange private or set departure traditional dhow safaris and kayak safaris between some of the country’s most remote islands, accessible only by boat. Read more

Sudan: The Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs, 3rd – 12th December 2015

Africa > Sudan

Join our Sudan tour to feel like a ‘first footer’ in one of the most archaeologically rich countries on earth. Read more

Wildlife in Uganda

Africa > Uganda

The wildlife (and primarily the primates) often grab the headlines, but Uganda’s landscapes are equally stunning, from the vastness of Lake Victoria (the size of Ireland) to the intensely farmed and intricately terraced hillsides outside the National Parks. And on the subject of National Parks,... Read more

Saharan Heli-Safari

Africa > Morocco

As desert-lovers ourselves, we've been scouring our Big Short Break destinations to come up with the ultimate short break desert experience. Now, dear reader, we think we've cracked it with our Sahara helicopter safari. Read more

Kitesurfing in Madagascar

Africa > Madagascar > The South

Fort Dauphin, the first French settlement in Madagascar, is now a haven for watersports enthusiasts. Read more

Discover the Real Cape Town

Africa > South Africa > Cape Town

We strongly recommend taking advantage of some of the excellent privately guided tours that we can arrange during your stay in Cape Town. There is nothing more frustrating than staying in a city and only scraping the surface of what it actually has to offer, particularly a city as vibrant and... Read more

Luxury Train Journey From Pretoria to Cape Town

Africa > South Africa > Cape Town

Rovos Rail evokes the style and old age glamour of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express – minus the murder – with subtle modern touches bringing the train into the 21st Century. Read more

Fly Camping in Tanzania

Africa > Tanzania > The Endless Serengeti Plains

Enhance a safari with a night or two fly camping in the bush. Read more

Birding Safaris in Botswana

Africa > Botswana > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The verdant waterways of Botswana’s Okavango Delta offer arguably the ultimate bird watching safari in Africa. As the summer rains arrive in November (and carry on through to April) vast swathes of birds migrate across from the rest of Africa and even the Northern Hemisphere to the lush... Read more

Botswana Boat and Canoe Safaris

Africa > Botswana > The Okavango Delta & Beyond

The beauty of a Botswana safari is the variety of ways to view the game. A boat or canoe safari in the Okavango Delta not only provides a welcome change to the game vehicle but allows you to really appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. Read more

Kubu Island Quad Biking

Africa > Botswana > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Quad biking is just one way to experience a Botswana safari, and by far one of the most exhilarating. Our five night departure includes two nights under the stars on Kubu Island, and we recommend combining it with three nights at either Jack’s Camp, San Camp or Camp Kalahari to make the most of a... Read more

Sleeping Under the Stars

Africa > Botswana > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

Sleeping under the vast starry skies of the Makgadikgadi Pans is an experience you will never forget. Read more

Kalahari Bushmen Safaris

Africa > Botswana > The Kalahari & Makgadikgadi Pans

The bushmen of the Kalahari have existed for 20,000 years, seamlessly navigating the unique ecosystem that exists here, passing along survival techniques and traditions for generations to come. While many think of a safari holiday as purely being about the game, there is so much more to discover... Read more

The Memory Road

Africa > Morocco > Ouarzazate & the Southern Desert

Spend seven days discovering the villages and villas of Southern Morocco as you follow 'The Memory Road', travelling from Marrakesh to Ouarzazate. This exclusive four-wheel drive journey takes visitors through a range of stunning landscapes, from the green Valley of Argan to the sand dunes of... Read more

Day Trip to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes

Africa > Morocco > Fez

Fez is undoubtedly fascinating in its own right, but also makes a perfect staging post for a visit to many of other of Northern Morocco’s marvels. Read more

Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

Africa > Morocco > Atlas Mountains

Starting out from Imlil, the ascent of 13671-feet Jebel Toubkal is a non-technical climb that requires an overnight stay in a basic but comfortable refuge on route. Read more

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

Africa > Morocco > Atlas Mountains

Wherever you stay in the foothills, or the Atlas Mountains proper, we can arrange treks to suit all abilities and inclinations, from short circular walks to the Ascent of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Read more

Once again thank you for your attentive & professional assistance with our last 2 holidays.

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