Africa

beyond the beaten path

While the first activity most people associate with Africa is safaris, there are endless possibilities for adventure. You can purchase crafts in markets, venture into the Sahara with a Tuareg caravan, visit pygmy villages, hike through jungle to watch gorillas,relax on tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, experience arguably the world's best wildlife safaris, snack on exotic treats, travel down a river in a dugout "pirogue", travel across savannah on a colonial-era railway, and much more.
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Serengeti, Tanzania by Hu Chen
Morocco by Federico Gutierrez

Featured Journeys

Extraordinary experiences beyond the tourist trails

Featured Stories

Extraordinary and enlightening stories

Featured Experts

Remarkable destination specialists with insider access

Owen Gaddis
  • Argentina
  • Belize
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
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Kolena Allen
  • Chile
  • Mongolia
I believe in the power of tourism to be transformational for the traveler and communities that tourism impacts. We create, exciting, fun,and immersive adventures around the world, helping you dive deeper into the places you visit. We are also focused on helping tourism be a positive force within the communities we visit.
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Frank Castro
  • Argentina
  • Bhutan
I grew up in Malibu, California and have spent much of my life traveling in search of perfect waves, beautiful peaks, and inspiring wildlife safaris.I have spent over a decade running lodges & camps and curating adventure programs in Africa. I have spent many years traversing the Himalayas and curating trips in that region. After becoming a father, I have highly focused on Central & South America. My focus is on sustainable and ethical travel, with top notch services and guiding. Adventure travel is vital for local economies and also the greatest connection to nature and the human essence.
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Jennifer Spatz
  • India
  • USA
A cultural anthropologist at heart, Jennifer Spatz is Founder and CEO of Seattle-area Global Family Travels, whose mission is to “Learn,Serve and Immerse,” using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and to foster global citizens. Using sustainable tourism principles and many United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Jennifer develops community-based, family-friendly trips which features a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, as well as community engagement to help make a positive impact on the lives of people and natural habitats where we visit.
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Christine van der Merwe
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
For over 20 years, I have been designing and executing tailor-made travel programmes in Southern Africa.My experienced team and I understand the needs of our clients and and our proposals reflect our special expertise for unique and authentic travel experiences such as cultural events and nature experiences off the tourist beaten track shine through. We are professional, innovative and offer great attention to detail, as we know that little things often make a big difference.
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EJElmadani Jabboury
  • Morocco
My name is madani i am a berber amazigh from the south of Morocco .am a BA holder in English literature.i have been working as guide /tour leader forthe last 21 years.i am very passionate about guiding and touring .my utmost goal to share my sound knowledge and experience with guests and provide them with lifetime and unforgettable experience.share my personal stories and engage them.
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Ashley Blake
  • Ecuador
  • Jordan
Traverse Journeys provides organized travel opportunities powered by social enterprises, community partners and impact-minded venturers.Our mission is to cultivate transformative experiences to unique destinations across the globe, fostering cross-cultural appreciation, environmental awareness and responsible tourism. We offer small group trips to 20+ destinations infusing people, planet and purpose into each experience, ranging from adventure, hiking, yoga, cultural and culinary itineraries 6-12 days in length.
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SAStephanie Ackland
  • Morocco
Stephanie is a journalist and travel organiser living in Morocco. She is based in the desert town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane, doorway to the Sahara,where she has developed a deep connection to this formidable place, its landscapes, people and tempo. Together with Brahim Laghrissi, local Bedouin, born in the desert and a team of native guides, she shares this passion with international visitors, organising desert experiences, giving insights into nomadic life and Saharian culture and exploring the Sahara's amazing landscapes.
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Ray Watt
  • Lesotho
  • Mozambique
Very little is known about the mountain Kingdom and even less visited! Thaba Tours specializes only in extensive Lesotho/Swaziland/Mozambique and South Africa overland excursions.Mountain Biking, is a must (own bikes required) - Pony trekking –hiking and 4x4 tours, are done extensively in both countries! Our motto-We go further! One of Africa’s best, unspoiled kept secrets!
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Andrea Hugo
  • Botswana
  • Kenya
Andrea Hugo Associates represents owner managed properties throughout East and Southern Africa. All the properties have a unique charm that appeals tothe discerning traveler.
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Tarryn Shepherdson
  • Namibia
  • Solomon Islands
South African nature, overlanding, and 4x4 enthusiast. Passionate about South Africa, my husband and I have years of experience traveling in and around South Africa.We offer travel advice, packages, self drive tours, as well as tag-a-long tours.
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Miranda Bekkers
  • Tanzania
Ajabu Adventures is a small safari company specialized in tailor-made private safaris in Tanzania. We are known for our personal attention and high quality service.Ajabu means 'miracle' in Swahili, which perfectly describes Tanzania: a beautiful country full of natural miracles. But there is more than plains teemed with wildlife, the snow-capped Kilimanjaro and the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar. Let us show you the true wonders of Tanzania!
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Susana Anastácio
  • Colombia
  • Portugal
I'm a storyteller by birth default, so I write! Adding on to that, I'm obviously addicted to travel and to write wonderful stories about it.Strongly moved by nature and indigenous themes. I also work with digital marketing and social media management. I'm a paradox, book monster, a student, an adventurer and a passionate person.
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Kirsty Perring
  • Botswana
  • Ecuador
I also came to the realisation that offering cookie-cutter itineraries lacking individuality was not the way I want anyone to encounter Africa,be it on a first-time trip or one of many. My main vision when Traversing Africa was conceived was that I wanted to be an architect in providing customised, personal, gratifying and life-enriching journeys to Africa and beyond to those who desire the same. I am passionate about responsible and sustainable tourism and strive to make a positive impact in the world through deeper and meaningful travel experiences.
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Gregory Bakunzi
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
I rely on a network of contacts in the area, all of whom are happy to take part in my project. With my experience, know-how and contacts,am able to l make your bespoke visitor experience memorable, while also benefiting the locals as much as possible. I work with an experienced and highly motivated local staff team responsible for client contacts, as well as tour development and facilitation. I achieved a great honor and milestone when it was awarded a certificate for being a TOP 100 mid-sized company for the year 2012/2013. T
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