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Africa

AFRICAN SAFARIS & ADVENTURE TOURS

Africa is home to a diverse collection of exciting holiday destinations. From the wildlife safaris of the East to the cultural sights of the West, and from the deserts of the North to the idyllic beaches and big cities of the South, Africa is an unforgettable continent just waiting to be explored.

This vast and varied continent has something to offer everyone. Arguably the most popular holiday destinations are centred around the wildlife rich game reserves of East Africa. Kenya and Tanzania have over 40 game parks including the famous Masai Mara and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks, along with many miles of beautiful coastline dotted with luxury beach resorts. West Africa has a uniquely different culture both rich and colourful including vibrant French-speaking Senegal, and Gambia - a birdwatchers paradise. The sandy deserts and Berber dominated mountains of Morocco in the North offer another, Arabic dominated side of Africa, along with Libya and Tunisia. For a more cosmopolitan side to Africa a visit to one of South Africa's modern bustling cities is a must. Combined with its great natural beauty and varied sporting and adventure activities it makes the perfect destination for a truly memorable holiday.

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 11th of May 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1589
US$1439
10% Off
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Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 8th of Jun 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1589
US$1359
10% Off
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Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 6th of Jul 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1589
US$1439
10% Off
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Moroccan Melodies Morocco 9 3rd of Aug 2019
Moroccan Melodies
US$1509
US$1359
10% Off
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The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 27th of Apr 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 30th of Apr 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 7th of May 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 14th of May 2019
The Grand Southern Safari
US$3679 View Tour
East African Odyssey Tanzania 21 13th of May 2019
East African Odyssey
US$2999 View Tour
East African Odyssey Tanzania 21 3rd of Jun 2019
East African Odyssey
US$2999 View Tour
East African Odyssey Tanzania 21 10th of Jun 2019
East African Odyssey
US$2999 View Tour
East African Odyssey Tanzania 21 8th of Jul 2019
East African Odyssey
US$2999 View Tour
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Namibia 12 1st of May 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 View Tour
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Namibia 12 5th of May 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 View Tour
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Namibia 12 8th of May 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 View Tour
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered Namibia 12 15th of May 2019
Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
US$2239 View Tour
Savannahs & Sands Tanzania 10 6th of May 2019
Savannahs & Sands
US$1879 View Tour
Savannahs & Sands Tanzania 10 20th of May 2019
Savannahs & Sands
US$1879 View Tour
Savannahs & Sands Tanzania 10 27th of May 2019
Savannahs & Sands
US$1879 View Tour
Savannahs & Sands Tanzania 10 17th of Jun 2019
Savannahs & Sands
US$1879 View Tour
The Garden Route South Africa 7 4th of May 2019
The Garden Route
US$1009 View Tour
The Garden Route South Africa 7 4th of May 2019
The Garden Route
US$1299 View Tour
The Garden Route South Africa 7 11th of May 2019
The Garden Route
US$1299 View Tour
The Garden Route South Africa 7 11th of May 2019
The Garden Route
US$1009 View Tour
Big 5 Encounters South Africa 4 1st of May 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$869 View Tour
Big 5 Encounters South Africa 4 5th of May 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$869 View Tour
Big 5 Encounters South Africa 4 15th of May 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$869 View Tour
Big 5 Encounters South Africa 4 19th of May 2019
Big 5 Encounters
US$869 View Tour
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek Tanzania 7 28th of Apr 2019
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek
US$2089 View Tour
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek Tanzania 7 5th of May 2019
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek
US$2089 View Tour
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek Tanzania 7 12th of May 2019
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek
US$2089 View Tour
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek Tanzania 7 19th of May 2019
Classic Kilimanjaro Trek
US$2089 View Tour
Gorillas & Plains Kenya 14 6th of May 2019
Gorillas & Plains
US$2019 View Tour
Gorillas & Plains Kenya 14 13th of May 2019
Gorillas & Plains
US$2019 View Tour
Gorillas & Plains Kenya 14 3rd of Jun 2019
Gorillas & Plains
US$2019 View Tour
Gorillas & Plains Kenya 14 17th of Jun 2019
Gorillas & Plains
US$2019 View Tour
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Zimbabwe 10 29th of Apr 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2139 View Tour
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Zimbabwe 10 13th of May 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2139 View Tour
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Zimbabwe 10 27th of May 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2139 View Tour
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer Zimbabwe 10 10th of Jun 2019
Zimbabwe & Kruger Explorer
US$2139 View Tour
Africa on a Shoestring South Africa 20 27th of Apr 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 View Tour
Africa on a Shoestring South Africa 20 30th of Apr 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 View Tour
Africa on a Shoestring South Africa 20 7th of May 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 View Tour
Africa on a Shoestring South Africa 20 11th of May 2019
Africa on a Shoestring
US$2239 View Tour
Morocco on a Shoestring Morocco 8 4th of May 2019
Morocco on a Shoestring
US$869 View Tour
Morocco on a Shoestring Morocco 8 18th of May 2019
Morocco on a Shoestring
US$869 View Tour
Morocco on a Shoestring Morocco 8 1st of Jun 2019
Morocco on a Shoestring
US$749 View Tour
Morocco on a Shoestring Morocco 8 15th of Jun 2019
Morocco on a Shoestring
US$749 View Tour
Morocco Desert Safari Morocco 8 4th of May 2019
Morocco Desert Safari
US$769 View Tour
Morocco Desert Safari Morocco 8 18th of May 2019
Morocco Desert Safari
US$769 View Tour
Morocco Desert Safari Morocco 8 1st of Jun 2019
Morocco Desert Safari
US$749 View Tour
Morocco Desert Safari Morocco 8 15th of Jun 2019
Morocco Desert Safari
US$749 View Tour
Imperial Cities Morocco 8 4th of May 2019
Imperial Cities
US$629 View Tour
Imperial Cities Morocco 8 18th of May 2019
Imperial Cities
US$629 View Tour
Imperial Cities Morocco 8 1st of Jun 2019
Imperial Cities
US$629 View Tour
Imperial Cities Morocco 8 15th of Jun 2019
Imperial Cities
US$629 View Tour
Morocco Explorer Morocco 11 4th of May 2019
Morocco Explorer
US$1289 View Tour
Morocco Explorer Morocco 11 18th of May 2019
Morocco Explorer
US$1289 View Tour
Morocco Explorer Morocco 11 1st of Jun 2019
Morocco Explorer
US$1119 View Tour
Morocco Explorer Morocco 11 15th of Jun 2019
Morocco Explorer
US$1119 View Tour

Africa TOURS

Hidden Treasures

This 10-day Sudan tour follows the footsteps of ancient civilisations from Khartoum, through the Nile Valley and to see some incredible ancient sites and experience the unique Nubian culture.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

On Request


Moroccan Melodies

This 9-day tour will introduce you to all that Morocco has to offer. It visits most of Morocco's historic imperial cities as well as the mountains, desert and great food & hospitality.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

$1359

$1509


Moroccan Mosaics

This comprehensive 9-day tour is a great introduction to Morocco. We head from bustling Marrakech across the Atlas mountains to desert sand dunes, spectacular rocky gorges, World Heritage Sites, remote market towns.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

9

From

On Request


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS Africa

The service was generally prompt and courteous with many details provided for the questions. The service was very good!
This tour program was excellent in value for the price. I would recommend to all who are interested in touring these countries. Tour guide and other staff were all friendly and responsible. Two thumbs up!

Response to emails and phone calls was a little delayed and some of the information relayed turned out to be incorrect when I arrive in South Africa. Thankfully my tour guide Gertrude was amazing and figured everything out for us.
Gertrude and Martin was wonderful. They both took such great care of us. There were only 13 people on the tour which was perfect. Too many more and it would have been impossible for the group to come to consensus.

Good communication, questions answered promptly, documents in order. Very helpful.
Wonderful trip. Quality accommodation especially given the lower cost of the adventure. Well paced, very well taken care of by all staff. Amazing tour leader, Waleed Khamouna, PhD in Egyptology ... couldn't ask for more. Felt very secure the entire trip.

Anthony was very helpful when we added on days in Jordan both before and after our tour and also offered border crossing advice. We'd definitely use Encounters Travel again.
Our guide Salah was excellent throughout the tour, tour bus was very good as well. Only minor problem was with our Amman hotel, which was a bit out of the way, but that's the downside of chosing a 'shoestring' holiday.

My dealings with Encounters were all excellent however there must have been a breakdown with Fez Travel as we weren't expected at Istanbul Airport and our guide was unaware we were leaving the tour a day early.( A Fez Travel rep eventually turned up and we were taken to our hotel so it was sorted.)
The tour was well organized and the tour guide and driver were excellent. Being a small group everything ran smoothly.Really appreciated the cold water being provided on the bus as we had some warm days.

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