Travelling in a small group of 4 to 16 like minded travelers one has the best opportunity to visit remote areas to experience the cultural and natural heritage of Southern Africa first hand with minimum impact. Small group travel also allows us to stay in many national parks such as Kruger NP, Addo Elephant NP and Tsitsikamma NP ensuring that we contribute to the local conservation projects where large groups generally have to stay in bigger tourist establishments outside of the park.
Being a full participation camping tour it also has some of the least carbon emissions in comparison to accommodated tours. We also provide purified drinking water on all our tours to avoid buying plastic bottled mineral water and encourage clients to purchase locally produced cotton shopping bags for the duration of the tour to avoid plastic shopping bags.
In Swaziland we visit and overnight at the Hlane Royal National park where we have the opportunity to go on a guided wilderness walk with a local Swazi wildlife ranger hoping to spot some of Africa's premier wildlife such as white Rhino on foot.
This tour also offers great opportunity to visit more remote communities and interact with the locals and dine in local restaurants which is not always possible in big groups.
In Mozambique we stay in the lush Malongane Coastal marine National Park. Using the local operator one has the opportunity to experience activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling and boat cruises from the national park thus promoting local interaction and encouraging the local trade. There is also a great opportunity to interact with the local Mozambiquean citizen living on the outskirts of the National park and making a living through farming in the buffer zone of this greater biosphere reserve.
In the Transkei region we overnight in a community run establishment with plenty of optional excursions hosted by community members such as visiting their village, game drives with a local guide in the nearby community reserve and trying a hand at surfing at the local surf school. Other activities include a visit to the local craft centre, hiking, kayaking and mountain biking.
Combine adventure, culture and history
From £2075 8 days excluding flights
Two stunning islands of Mozambique's Quirimbas Archipelago
From £5100 14 days including UK flights