Game Parks and Sites

  1. Atlas Mountains – Morocco
  2. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace – Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
  3. Botswana - Chobe Park
  4. Botswana - Okavango Delta
  5. Christ the King Statue – Angola
  6. Ganvie stilted village - Benin
  7. Gibraltar – near Spain
  8. Gold Coast Forts and Castles – Ghana
  9. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  10. Kakum National Park – Ghana
  11. Kenya - Hell's Gate National Park
  12. Kenya - Lake Naivasha
  13. Kenya - Lake Nakuru
  14. Kenya - Masai Mara
  15. Kenya - Mount Kenya
  16. Kenya - Nairobi, Elsamere Conservation Centre
  17. Kenya - Nairobi, Langata Giraffe Centre
  18. Kenya - Nairobi, Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage
  19. Kenya - Naivasha, Green Crater Lake
  20. Lake Eyasi
  21. Lake Manyara National Park
  22. Lake Natron
  23. Malawi - Kande Beach
  24. Mefou Chimp Sanctuary – Cameroun
  25. Mount Cameroun – Cameroun
  26. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
  27. Namibia - Cape Cross
  28. Namibia - Etosha Pan National Park
  29. Namibia - Kamanjab Cheetah Farm
  30. Namibia - Swakopmund
  31. Royal Cities of Morocco
  32. Sahara Desert
  33. South Africa & Namibia - Orange River
  34. South Africa - Blyde River Canyon
  35. South Africa - Kruger National Park
  36. Tanzania - Karatu
  37. Tanzania - Mikumi National Park
  38. Tanzania - Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
  39. Tanzania - Zanzibar Island
  40. Tarangire National Park
  41. Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre - Congo
  42. The Antelope Park
  43. Uganda & Ethiopia & Sudan & Egypt - River Nile, White & Blue Nile
  44. Uganda - Jinja, Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls, Owen Falls Dam, Nile River
  45. Uganda - Lake Bunyonyi
  46. Uganda - Mountain Gorillas
  47. Volubilis Roman ruins – Morocco
  48. Zambia - South Luangwa National Park
  49. Zimbabwe & Zambia - Victoria Falls
  50. Zimbabwe - Matobo National Park

Atlas Mountains – Morocco

The High Atlas mountains form a large part of the country and in its scattered valley live the Berbers, the people of Morocco before the Arabs arrived. The mountains are a barrier to the rain and so to the south is desert.

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace – Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Built during the tenure of former Ivory Coast dictator Félix Houphouet; this church can hold 18,000 people inside and the esplanade outside another 300,000. Regular attendances are just a few hundred people. It’s modeled after the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome and is the largest church in the world.

Botswana - Chobe Park

In Botswana on the Chobe River Its the home to 50,000 elephants as well as being a watering hole for giraffe, sable, cape buffalo, lion warthog hippo, kudu, hyena and fish eagle. You can take a cruise along the river with excellent game viewing and enjoying the sunset on the Chobe River or a guided game drive. We camp beside the river

Botswana - Okavango Delta

Maun is a small town on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana. It’s starting point for the Mokoro (dugout canoe) trip into the Delta. As you glide through the waterways, you will see a fantastic array of wetland wildlife, birds in particular. You will come across hippos in the water and elephants drinking from the shore. You can go on a walking safari to look for giraffe, buffalo and rare antelope – the overnight stay is a great wilderness. We bush camp and cook over open fires. Toilet facilities consist of specially dug hole behind some bushes. After returning to Maun you can take the scenic flight over the Delta. See the extra wildlife that you didn’t realize were so close to camp.

Christ the King Statue – Angola

This massive statue overlooking Lubango in the south of the country is based on and is the same size as the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. There are three statues like this in the world, the others in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.

Ganvie stilted village - Benin

The largest lake village in the world. Here the Tofinu moved onto the lake, to a place of relative safety. A 500 year old small town where everyone gets around in dugout canoes, where fish are farmed amongst a network water fences.

Gibraltar – near Spain

A British Navy outpost with a rock on a peninsular with an airport. 

Gold Coast Forts and Castles – Ghana

There are around thirty slave castles, or forts, along the coast of Ghana. They were built by European traders original to trade lumber and gold, and then later used for the cross Atlantic slave trade. Millions of people passed through the gate of no return. From the theseportals overlooking the ocean the slaves were lowered into small boats to be taken out to cargo ships lying in anchor off shore, before crossing the Atlantic.

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

An ancient city built of stone, built by the ancestors of the Shona people. The name Zimbabwe means ‘stone houses’ in Shona. Built almost a thousand years ago over a period of 300 years, the ruins are unique in the region as few stone building were built in the early era

Kakum National Park – Ghana

A rainforest park with forest elephants, bongo antelopes and monkeys. There is a canopy walkway, suspended high above the trees giving treetop views of the jungle.

Kenya - Hell's Gate National Park

One of the few parks you can walk or cycle through, no lions here but you can see giraffe and antelope many wild animals but superb volcanic scenery. There a geothermal power plant on the edge of the park you can see up close.

Kenya - Lake Naivasha

We camp by this large freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley. You can take boats out on the lake to see hippos relaxing in groups in the water and the hundreds of different types of birds. The hippos come out of the lake in the evening and graze around the shore into the night. Around the lake are a few side trips you can take.

Kenya - Lake Nakuru

A large shallow lake surrounded by a park on the edge of Nakuru town. The big three here are pink flamingoes – sometimes millions of them, rhino and tree sleeping lions. Also living in and around the lake are; pelicans, cormorants, leopards, baboons, giraffe, waterbuck, rock hyrax and birdlife.

Kenya - Masai Mara

Kenya - is set on the southern border of Kenya some 4 hours drive from Nairobi on massive plain. The animals you are most likely to see are; lions, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, hyenas, wildebeest and some rhino. The most impressive site in the park is the great migration of wildebeest from July to October.

Kenya - Mount Kenya

One of the most beautiful free standing mountains in the world, surrounded by forests and dotted with glaciers. The locals believe it’s the house of god; surrounding village homes all have their front door facing the mountain so god can come directly into their home.  The peaks are technical climb to summit but you can trek across the mountain in a few days. From the upper peaks you can see Mount Kilimanjaro 4 kilometres south, over in Tanzania.

Kenya - Nairobi, Elsamere Conservation Centre

The old home of Joy Adamson and Elsa the lion of 'Born Free' fame.  Take afternoon tea on the lake shore with black and white colobus monkeys swinging through the thorn trees above.

Kenya - Nairobi, Langata Giraffe Centre

Here you can hand feed giraffes while you stand head high with the giraffes. It’s a side trip in Nairobi with a entry fee of $7 plus a charge for giraffe food.

Kenya - Nairobi, Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage

Stand with baby elephants and rhinos which have been rescued from the wild; normally their mothers have been poached while they are feeding from the bottle. It’s a side trip in Nairobi with a entry fee of $4.

Kenya - Naivasha, Green Crater Lake

In Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, a small placid jade green lake set amongst acacia tress in a small volcanic crater. Nature walks great for bird spotting, with Colobus monkeys and Flamingoes.

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is remote and different. The lake itself varies considerably in size depending on the rains and supports a mix of water birds, including huge breeding-season (June to November) populations of flamingos and pelicans. In the dry season, it's little more than a parched lakebed, lending to the rather otherworldly, primeval ambience of the area.

The presence of the traditional Hadzabe lends a soulful human presence to the region. Also in the area are the Iraqw (Mbulu), a people of Cushitic origin who arrived about 2000 years ago, and Datoga, noted metalsmiths whose dress and culture is quite similar to the Maasai.

Lake Manyara National Park

Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.

Hundred-strong baboon troops by the road, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.

Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.

Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park.

Lake Natron

Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania.

The alkaline water in Lake Natron has a pH as high as 10.5 and is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes of animals that aren't adapted to it. The water's alkalinity comes from the sodium carbonate and other minerals that flow into the lake from the surrounding hills. And deposits of sodium carbonate — which was once used in Egyptian mummification — also acts as a fantastic type of preservative for those animals unlucky enough to die in the waters of Lake Natron.

Malawi - Kande Beach

Lake Malawi; it’s is a special beach resort orientated to budget beach activities. Snorkel around Kande Island. If you’re feeling fit, swim the 800 meters out. If you want to take it a bit easier, rent a paddle boat or canoe. If you’re up for an all day cooking job, bargain with the locals for a pig and spit roast it. SCUBA Dive the freshwater lake. Lake Malawi is home to countless beautiful, endemic fishes. PADI certifications also available here. Horseback ride through forests and villages with Kande Horses. All skill levels are catered to. Take your horse for a swim in the lake with you after a 2 to 4 hour ride. Have a drum circle with the local boys and get exposed to a little Malawian culture. Shop the wood carvings market or take a village tour

Mefou Chimp Sanctuary – Cameroun

Near Yaounde, it’s a home to rescued orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.

Mount Cameroun – Cameroun

An active volcano, just over 4,000 metres high. It’s base rest so close to the Atlantic coast that during eruptions its lava reaches the sea. Though it has not erupted since 1999 and is open to hike to the summit which takes four days.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

The local people, the Chagga, don't even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, the summit of Africa.

The highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 metres – to an imperious 5,895 metres

Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates

The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic. Even before you cross the national park boundary, the cultivated foot slopes give way to forest; elephant, leopard, buffalo and other small antelope and primates. Higher still is the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with giant lobelias.

Above 4,000m, alpine desert supports little life other than mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.

Namibia - Cape Cross

Namibian Atlantic Coast. This is where the first European explorers landed in the 15th century. It is now more famous for the seal breeding colony. It might not smell great, but the sight of so many Cape Fur Seals is quite impressive. The scene varies from season to season. Certain times males are fighting for mates. Pupping season brings not only adorable seal pups but ravenous jackal taking advantage of the weak newborns or, as they see them, easy meals. Cape Fur Seals are really a type of sea lion only found along the coast of Southern Africa

Namibia - Etosha Pan National Park

Namibia’s Etosha pan is a large salt pan, forming part of the Kalahari Basin .The dry lakebed is 120-kilometers long (75-miles). During the day we drive through the park in the truck to various water holes where animals may congregate. We may see elephants, rhino, lion, leopard, springbok, oryx, kudu, mongoose, and even the elusive giraffe and zebra. In the evening, walk from the campsite to the illuminated waterhole, it’s very busy with animals coming to drink especially in the dry season.

Namibia - Kamanjab Cheetah Farm

Kamanjab, Namibia. Cheetahs are a threat to livestock which is a major industry in the area. Farmers and ranchers will often kill this endangered animal when one is suspected of taking down cattle, goat, or sheep. The family that runs the Cheetah Farm doesn’t like to see that happen and instead catches problem animals and releases them onto their expansive but enclosed property thereby saving the cheetahs and the livelihood of local ranchers. You can pet and play with the tame cheetahs up at the ranch house. In the afternoon, ride out to the fields to see the cats feed.

Namibia - Swakopmund

Namibia adventure activity base, we stop here for three days
Sand-boarding - Like snowboarding but down the big Namib sand dunes. Great way to see the dunes while having fun. Stand up or lay down toboggan style.
Skydiving - Jump out of a plane and plunge towards the red sands with one of the experienced skydive instructors strapped to your back. It’s another great way to see the desert.
Quad-biking - Take an intense 2 hour venture into the Namib desert. Ride the roller-coaster like dunes in control of your own off road vehicle while following an experienced guide. Not to be missed!
Other Activities Include: Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin and Seal Champagne Cruise, Horseback Riding, Scenic Flights, Massage / Facials, Cinemas, Casino, Nightclubs

Royal Cities of Morocco

Fes, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat are the four historical capital cities of Morocco. These cities are a thousand years old. Each of these cities has its own character with; city wall and gate, markets with traditional Kasbah palace and fortress, an old city or medina inside the wall as and mosques.

Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert oases with cool water surrounded by palms, stretches of sand as big as a small country, old forts, camel trains following centuries old trading routes with a night sky undiluted by city lights. 

South Africa & Namibia - Orange River

The river forms the border with South Africa. You can spend the afternoon canoeing on the river.

South Africa - Blyde River Canyon

South Africa Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon in USA & Fish River Canyon in Namibia, unlike the other two it’s a green canyon due to its lush subtropical foliage, and has highest cliffs of any canyon in the world. It’s 26 kilometers long and some 800m deep. 

South Africa - Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest parks in Africa; you should see the big 5 here. On the border of Mozambique. Great for day and night game drives. Lots of; elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo and still rhino.

Tanzania - Karatu

Karatu is a colourful bustling town and the gateway to the Ngorongoro Highlands. It's a fun place to visit to practice your bartering for souvenirs. Dusty but absolutely delightful, the main street is wide and always vibrant with people in brightly coloured clothes chatting, laughing and going about their daily activities. Outside Karatu, rolling hills merge into the Ngorongoro Highlands. Here, mountainsides are covered in thick forest and cultivated areas are filled with farms and coffee plantations with villages scattered in between. Waterfalls tumble over rocks, sunbirds flit from flower to flower and elephant and buffalo follow ancient paths through the vegetation to rivers to drink and to mineral rich caves to extract salt

Tanzania - Mikumi National Park

On the Great North Road, in southern Tanzania. Its covered by savannah woodland. As we follow the highway through the park we often see elephants and antelopes.

Tanzania - Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Arusha is Tanzania’s safari hub. From here, you can take the trip to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
The Serengeti plains are the Africa of the movies. Immense herds of zebra and wildebeest migrate here to and from Kenya’s Masai Mara. Leopards and lions are often spotted. All the big five can be found in the park. That is, if luck is with you. Your campsite is rustic offering the rare opportunity to fall asleep (or lay nervous and sleepless awake) to the sounds of lions or hyenas. Breakfast and box lunches are provided during the day and dinner is prepared for you by your cook at night.  After game driving in the park, you’ll head out, past Masai villages and Olduvai Gorge, to the Ngorongoro Crater. The next morning, you’ll wake up early and do a game drive in the unique ecosystem of the crater where there are plenty of lions, black rhino, and elephant.

Tanzania - Zanzibar Island

You can take two a hour ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar Islands for a few days.
Stone Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old slave market , the spice growing areas, Jozani Forest with Red Colobus Monkeys and in the evening visit the seafood cafes and have dinner on the wharf.
Africa House - Enjoy cocktails and maybe a water pipe as you watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean from the balcony of this historic hotel. Zanzibar Stone Town!
Night Market - Browse the stalls for seafood and sugar cane juice. Definitely have a Zanzibar Pizza made while you wait.
Spice Tour - Tour historic Stone Town and the slave chambers. Visit the local market as well as spice plantations. Have a traditional meal in a local’s home. Add the Jozani Forest to the day’s activities and see the endemic Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkeys.
Night Market - Browse the stalls for seafood and sugar cane juice. Definitely have a Zanzibar Pizza made while you wait.
Snorkeling - Take a dhow out to the reef that lies off a private island. Snorkel the reef and then sail back to a secluded beach for a fresh fish meal before returning to Nungwe.
SCUBA Diving - If you’re a certified diver, visit one of the dive centers and check out the dive sites. If you’re interested in learning, start your dive course here
Deep Sea or Reef Fishing - Hire local to take you reef fishing in a dhow or go with a professional outfit for deep sea fishing.
Visit one of two natural aquariums. Feed the resident sea turtles and even swim with them during high tide.
Sunbathe and relax on the beach. Catch up on your diary or book. Swim in the warm waters. Just watch out for sea urchins.
Beach Bars -  Start early or spend a late night at one of the beach bars.

Tarangire National Park

Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania with dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk.

Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre - Congo

The Jane Goodall Chimp sanctuary looks after over a hundred chimps, most orphaned from the hunting of their parents for the bushmeat trade. The babies, when found, are brought to the reserve to try to give them a life in a semi wild environment.

The Antelope Park

The Antelope Park lets you see close up rescued animals; here you can walk with lions or ride amongst them on horseback

Uganda & Ethiopia & Sudan & Egypt - River Nile, White & Blue Nile

The River Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing from Lake Victoria in East Africa north to the Mediterranean Sea and drains 10% of Africa.  Most of Egypt and the new country of Sudan live off and by this river. The source of a majority of the rivers water is from Lake Tana in Ethiopia.

Uganda - Jinja, Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls, Owen Falls Dam, Nile River

Jinja, Uganda overlooks Lake Victoria, one of the largest lakes in the world. The White Nile flows north from the lake towards Egypt. Owen Falls Dam blocks the river below which are the Owen Falls. On and around the river you can; white water raft, canoe, horse ride, bungee jump, jet boat, quad bike and help with local community projects.

Uganda - Lake Bunyonyi

The lake in the west of Uganda is our base while groups are off trekking to the mountain gorillas. It’s a highland mountain lake in quiet surroundings were you can row around the lake, swim and bird watch.

Uganda - Mountain Gorillas

There are less than 800 mountain gorillas in the wild, we see the biggest primate in either; Uganda, DR Congo or Rwanda. Trekking to see them is expensive however well worth it according to everyone when they return from sitting beside the wooly giants. There are four parks you can visit the gorillas in three different countries. Three of the parks form a super park meeting on the borders of the three countries.
Uganda - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 
DR Congo - Virunga National Park 
Rwanda - Volcanoes National Park 
Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is the fourth park and separate to the other parks. Most of the gorillas live in Bwindi, which is where we try to see them. The parks are covered in rainforest and thick bamboo. Aside from the gorillas other animals you might see while trekking to the gorillas are colobus monkeys but the thick forest makes game spotting hard. The trek to gorillas can take; if you’re lucky less than an hour up to all day long. The trekking is done with ranger guides who follow the gorillas from their previous night’s nests. (They do build nests in trees or on the ground every night to sleep in). Once you reach the gorillas you sit with them for an hour while they normally feed or relax a short distance from you. There are a number of rules to follow when you’re around the gorillas which the guides show you how to follow.

Volubilis Roman ruins – Morocco

Roman ruins in morocco might be unexpected but many of the best are in North Africa protected by the dry weather and low population. Its listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as an exceptionally well preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire.

Zambia - South Luangwa National Park

A lightly forested park on the Luangwa River in the south east of Zambia.  Animals normally seen are; hippos, elephants, crocodiles, antelopes, water and bush buck, wild dogs, lions, and buffalo. We camp on the river bank beside the park. You can do both day and night game drives into the park. Leopards can sometimes be spotted on the night drives as the park has one of the highest concentrations of them in Africa. The road up to the park is dirt and the park been part of vast swamp system, so from January up to March as the road can be flooded we can’t get in until the water recedes and the road’s rebuilt and graded. The government has fast tracked a road up grading program, so it should soon be all open all year round.

Zimbabwe & Zambia - Victoria Falls

The Zambezi River drops 100 metres over a mile wide chasm creating one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. When the river is in full flow, the water roars and sends a cloud of spray 500 metres into the air.
Victoria Falls is on the border of Zimbabwe (Victoria Town) and Zambia (Livingstone).  Adventure activities here are; bungee jumping, white water rafting, game-viewing on horseback, canoeing, light aircraft or helicopter flights over the falls and the sunset cruise on the Zambezi, walk with lion cubs.

Zimbabwe - Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park (originally Rhodes Matopos) is outside of Bulawayo town. It’s a series of granite hills; like islands surrounded by wooded valleys. The park has an unusual air about it with distant views combined with close valley. Many religious activities and rituals were held here in pre-colonial times. Cecil Rhodes is buried in a granite hill in the park is a place known as world view