If you are looking for a destination that offers everything, consider a trip to Africa. This vast continent is as diverse as they come and it is one of those enchanting, special places that touches your soul in a profound way. Boasting majestic landscapes of desert, jungle, mountains and coastlines and teeming with incredible wildlife, Africa is steeped in ancient history with diverse cultures and languages, fascinating tribal cultures, countless natural wonders and adventure activities on offer. Africa as a whole is a special place that will get under your skin and stay with you long after you leave. An Africa Tour has something for everyone; you can track and watch big game on an Africa safari, witness the vast open skies filled to bursting with stars, explore the vibrant cities and contrast life there with the fascinating tribal cultures or participate in the many adventure sports on offer across the continent.
Encounters Travel are experts in Africa Tours and take pride in crafting a variety of Africa Tour Packages to suit everyone. Our Overland Tours are especially popular and allow you to see a range of countries in this vast continent, from Uganda to Tanzania, Botswana to South Africa, and our Africa Safaris are guaranteed to put a smile on your face as you witness the majestic beasts of the African plains. It can be difficult to organise trips to Africa as a solo traveller, but our small group tours offer you a way to experience these wonderful countries safe in the knowledge that your logistics have been taken care of.
Our Africa tours take in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Uganda boasts the highest concentration of primates in the world, giving you the opportunity to visit the mighty mountain gorillas, as well as beautiful lakes, verdant rolling hills and offering some of the best white water rafting in the world for those adventure enthusiasts. Kenya lays witness to the great migration, where millions of animals migrate across the vast plains, and is consequently one of the most popular places for an Africa safari. If you’re looking for lush rainforest valleys, and a chance to climb the iconic Mount Kilamanjaro, head to Tanzania where you can also explore the Serengeti plains.
Malawi is more off the beaten track but just as beautiful, boasting the 500km long Lake Malawi where an array of sports are on offer, from diving and snorkelling to kayaking, and is also home to some of the best highland trekking you’ll find. Zambia is another less visited jewel in Africa’s crown – it’s less travelled than other spots but incredibly rewarding to visit. It’s not that easy to get around on your own, but on an Encounters Africa tour you can experience the world class birdlife and big game in comfort and security, as well as visiting the spectacular Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River. Neighbouring Zimbabwe has rich and abundant game reserves, and a fascinating colonial history to explore. If wilderness is more your thing, there is no better place than beautiful Namibia, with its stunning wild coastlines, rugged mountains and barren deserts. It’s also a brilliant place for adrenalin junkies who relish the dune-surfing and quad-biking so popular in this area.
The unique Botswana landscape covers grasslands, savannas, saltpans and deltas, and offers a world of adventure and exploration. Sparsely populated, the country is home to huge swathes of largely unfenced national parks and reserves, including the world famous Kalahari desert, and is full of roaming animals. Finish one of our Overland tours in South Africa – with so much to see and do its difficult to choose but you can spend time in cosmopolitan Cape Town, sample some of the wonderful wines in vineyard tastings, enjoy jungle walks and treetop canopy tours or visit the world famous Kruger National Park to spot lions, leopards, elephants, rhino and buffalo.
Encounters aim to offer Africa Tour Packages to suit all budgets, starting with our ‘Africa on a Shoestring tour’. Our Africa specialists are knowledgeable and experienced and we would be delighted to help you craft your perfect trip to Africa.