THE BLUE TRAIN (TO or FROM CAPE TOWN)
Kings and presidents have indulged on this magni cent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And those who romanticise about a life of spectacular luxury. Welcome aboard The Blue Train. Your unforgettable experience is about to begin...
By day, the elegantly furnished Blue Train suites offer generous lounge chairs which afford unequalled views of Africa. As night falls the suites become sumptuous and subtly-lit bedrooms, clothed in ne cotton linen and duvets. Considerable attention is paid to guests’ needs. There is a writing desk next to the window, individually-controlled air-conditioning, telephone, safe and TV monitor with on board movie and music channels.
Are you looking for adventure? Do you want to challenge yourself physically, mentally and spiritually? Do you want a once-in-a-lifetime experience? One that you can look back upon years from now and proudly share tales of excitement, achievement and empowerment, as well as moments of exhaustion, anguish and doubt? We know how you feel. Every year, over 25,000 adventurers to take their shot at climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro is a place of myth and folklore, and at just 325 kilometres from the Equator defi es logic with its glaciated peak.
CHAPWANI PRIVATE ISLAND ZANZIBAR
There is a little island surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and immersed in crystal blue waters, lled with starsh and multi-coloured corals; an amazing beach, the horizon lit up by a tropical sunset: it’s name is Chapwani. Chapwani Private Island, a tiny strip of woodland and sandbanks lying one and a half kilometres offshore from Stonetown, has a cluster of traditional bungalows and a villa lining the beach.
Chapwani is a private island of 5 hectares situated north west of Zanzibar town, which can be reached in one of our boats in 15 minutes. Ten cosy rooms and one sunset villa furnished in local style, each one with a sea view allows you to share this exclusive resort with only a few other guests and to take advantage of an exclusive, personalised service in a real oasis of peace and quiet.
Between the Drakensberg Mountains and the Kruger National Park on the banks of the Makutsi River in South Africa, lies Makutsi Safari. It is raw African bush enjoyed by people that appreciate the peace and serenity of nature. Palms and acacias, bushveld and landscaped gardens, soft thermal hot springs, game drives and an unhurried lifestyle make this a unique and magical place.
Makutsi Main Camp is set on over 10 hectares of tropical and landscaped gardens that provide you with plenty of quiet places to relax and take in the surroundings. The camp is rustic, and well organized, offering privacy and personal attention to each and every guest.
ETHIOPIA: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
Submerge yourself in the rich deep history and culture of Ethiopia during these 10 day soul-touching experiences. Visit many of the churches and monasteries that have played their part in the brimming tale of this countries religious and imperial history. From isolated island chapels to the rock hewn churches of Lalibela and the Palace of the Queen of Sheba on to the ‘African Camelot’ Gondar; these memorable journeys through the landscape and architecture is certain to invoke all your senses, including that of wonder.
Ethiopia is a captivating and intriguing country with a rich cultural heritage. It's history dates back to the dawn of mankind – fossilized human remains more than 3 million years old have been discovered in the country. More recently, the 2000 year old Axumite empire dominated the Horn of Africa for more than 700 years and was one of the most powerful civilizations of ancient times. Furthermore, Ethiopia boasts one of the oldest Christian civilizations in the world. It is an experience not to be missed.
Celebrate the beauty of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, home to an eclectic mix of tranquil forests, bustling cities and golden beaches. A land frozen in time – a secret place where magic and mystery combine. Walk through undisturbed rain forests, hike over spikey tsingy, canoe along unexplored rivers and discover an underwater world of dazzling corals. Roughly the size of France, Madagascar is home to more than a million species of orchids, a million species of butterflies, three hundred and seventy species of reptiles, two hundred species of mammals and one hundred and seventy palm species.
There are so many different ways to experience this unique land; Cultural Discovery Tours, Wildlife Adventure Tours, Trekking, Cycling and Canoeing Tours, Birding Tours, Beach Holidays, Diving Escapes, Dhow Island Hopping, Yacht Charters, Camping Safaris, Big Game Fishing.
AFRICAN OVERLAND CAMPING ADVENTURES
If you’d enjoy spending a night roughing it in a rain forest rather than luxuriating in a boutique hotel, meeting like minded travellers, getting involved in your trip, are up for flexibility when it comes to the daily “plan”, and enjoy adventure, then this is the holiday for you !
Our overland safaris get you off the beaten track and this is usually when our travellers have created their most cherished memories. So if you have an open mind and an adventurous spirit - jump on board for the trip of a lifetime! Our trips are guaranteed to operate, if you are booked, you will travel, so you can lock in your flights with confidence !
CRUISE FREMANTLE TO CAPE TOWN
Join us on an 18 day cruise, visiting Mauritius, Reunion and South Africa, then 3 nights in Cape Town with tours and 3 nights Game Reserve safari and your ight home.
NAMIBIA: TIMELESS ADVENTURES
Namibia has unique sights, sounds, aromas, tastes and emotions in abundance waiting for you to experience. From the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean, to the dusty plains of the Kalahari Desert, the Namib, the world’s oldest desert, contrasting landscapes, the spectacular vistas of the geological formations in Damaraland, the colourful palette of the monumental dunes near Sossusvlei and the lush green vegetation of the Caprivi; mere mortals stand in wonder at this breathtaking beauty.
This tour features the Etosha National Park, Ovamboland, Kaokoland, Himba Culture, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei, Kalahari Desert, Sesriem and Fish River Canyon.
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe – 24 days: The ultimate Northern Experience safari through Southern Africa including all the highlights this beautiful part of the world has to offer! Vibrant Cape Town, breath-taking views over the Fish River Canyon, the highest sand dunes in the world in Namibia, safari extravaganza in Etosha National Park, the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park, the mighty Victoria Falls – this tour has it all!
Your journey starts in Cape Town. Head through the Cedarberg Mountains, explore the Orange River by canoe and marvel at the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. Experience breath-taking sand dunes in Sossusvlei and encounter animated creatures at Cape Cross Seal Colony. Continue to Etosha for wonderful game viewing. Practice your wildlife spotting in the outstanding Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park in Botswana, before ending your safari at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
ROVOS RAIL (TO CAPE TOWN)
For those that want to discover Africa in the gleaming wood panelled luxury of a bygone era, this 1 600-kilometre meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. The train travels from Johannesburg (Pretoria) to Cape Town and also in reverse. Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences.
Step aboard the wood panelled coaches - classics remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy ne cuisine in ve-star lu xury as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era, when privileged travellers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion.
SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHLIGHTS
An unforgettable 15 days in one of the world’s most exciting and diverse countries! This incredible tour takes in the best South Africa has to offer with it’s variety, fun and adventure at an amazingly low cost. Featuring: Johannesburg - Hazyview - Kruger National Park - Swaziland - St Lucia Wet Lands - Durban - Eastern Cape - Wild Coast - East London - Port Elizabeth - Garden Route - Knysna - Oudtshoorn and Cape Town
VICTORIA FALLS, CHOBE & OKAVANGO DELTA
Imagine a pure river bursting out of wild highlands and then meandering lazily through an African wilderness. Channelled by shuddering tectonic plates it finally spills out onto the sands of the Kalahari where it forms an intricate, thriving web of life. The Okavango Delta is the largest freshwater wetland in Africa; in Botswana’s arid and unforgiving bush it’s an oasis where you’ll find one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa - and the beauty is a year-round destination for safaris.
From the ground the Delta is a watery green labyrinth; from the air it is a horizon-stretching pattern of sparkling channels, quiet swamps, bustling islands and snaking game trails.
GORILLAS IN THE MIST - RWANDA EXPRESS
A gorilla visit can entail anything from a 1 to 4-hour trek through the forest, led by experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives living in or close to the forest. Your trek will be enchanting as you weave through overhanging vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate. You may spot golden monkeys or see buffalo, bush duiker and a wide variety of bird life. But the high point, of course, one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, will be spending an hour with the gentle giant gorillas as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, raising their young. At the end of your visit you will understand what kept conservationist Dian Fossey living in this same forest for 18 years protecting these wonderful animals.
An African safari touches something deep within all of us, and is an experience that will never be forgotten. Travel to Africa is both intriguing and humbling, created by the beautiful balance between wildlife, landscapes and cultures. We are dedicated to helping you plan your perfect safari, with expert and informed travel advice, whether you are a rst time holiday maker or an experienced traveller. This East African Safari, a combination of Kenya and Tanzania captures the very essence of Africa, exciting, colourful, awe inspiring and varied.
Showcasing a panoramic North – South selection of East Africa’s iconic and most famous national parks; the Masai Mara with its fabulous families of Big Cats, Lake Nakuru shimmering with its 1000’s of pink amingo and Amboseli with views of the mighty Kilimanjaro. We then cross into Tanzania and Lake Manyara famous for its tree climbing lions, incredible Serengeti and on to the sensational Ngorongoro Crater often called the eighth wonder of the game viewing world and concluding your safari with Tarangire and its huge herds of elephant and many elusive leopard.