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Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent after Asia.

Northern Africa |  Central or Middle Africa | Southern Africa |  East Africa | Western Africa.

Northern Africa

Northern Africa: Algeria | Egypt | Libya | Morocco | Tunisia | Western Sahara / Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic … The United Nations' definition includes all these countries as well as the Sudan.

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Northern Africa

North Africa has three main geographic features: the Sahara desert in the south, the Atlas Mountains in the west, and the Nile River and delta in the east.

North Africa includes the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and the plazas de soberanía. It can also be considered to include Malta, as well as other Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish regions such as Lampedusa and Lampione, the Azores and Madeira, and the Canary Islands, which are all closer or as close to the African continent than Europe.

Algeria

Undiscovered gem of North Africa offers extraordinary experiences. Plan to travel to Algeria with my two 10- day itineraries.

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15 Days Family-Friendly Itinerary of Algeria

Day 01: Algeria- 15 minutes from Houari Boumediene Airport Start your trip with a visit to Casbah of Algiers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the city center. Take a stroll around the narrow streets surrounded by Ottoman buildings and enjoy the view from the top of the hill. End the day with a picnic at the lush Botanical Garden of Hamma. Day 02: Blida - 30 minutes from Algiers Take a day trip to the city of Blida, known for its beautiful parks and gardens. Start with The National Park of Chréa, located in the Djurdjura mountain range where you can go hiking or skiing in winter. Then visit The Garden of Saint Cyriaque, a romantic garden spread over 20 hectares with beautiful fountains and a lake. Day 03: Medea-1 hour 5 minutes from Algiers Visit the city of Medea, located south of Algiers. Start with a visit to The Tassili N'Ajjer Park to see rock paintings and natural arches. Then visit The Medea Roman Theatre, one of the best-preserved Roman theaters in the country. End the day with a stroll in The Ain Dhab Nature Reserve, a protected area with beautiful landscapes and multiple hiking trails. Day 04: Tizi Ouzou - 1 hour 15 minutes from Algiers Explore the city of Tizi Ouzou, located in the valley of Soummam. Start with a visit to The Tizi Ouzou Museum of Regional Studies, which explores the history and culture of the area. Then visit The Beni Yenni Village, a beautiful Berber village known for its traditional crafts and stunning views. End the day with a delicious meal at The Tizi Ouzou Kabyle . Day 05: Bejaia - 2 hours from Algiers Take a day trip to Bejaia, located east of Algiers by the Mediterranean Sea. Start with a visit to The Gouraya National Park, which features beautiful beaches, forests, and mountains. Then explore the old city center of Bejaia and visit The Bejaia Kasbah Museum, which tells the story of the city's history. End the day with a seafood dinner and a night walk along the beach promenade. Day 06: Djelfa- 3 hours from Algiers Head south to the city of Djelfa, known for its painted rock art sites. Start with a visit to The Djelfa Megaliths Park, which features ancient tombs and monuments. Then visit The Ain Oussera Menhirs Park, which displays a collection of impressive Neolithic megaliths. End the day with a traditional dinner at The Bab El Oued. Day 07: Timimoun - 10 hours (1025 km) from Algiers Take a domestic flight from Algiers to Timimoun, a city located in the heart of the Sahara Desert. Start with a visit to The Timimoun Palm Grove, a stunning oasis town with palm trees and traditional mud-brick houses. Then explore the dunes and enjoy a camel ride at The Erg Z'har Dunes. End the day with a stargazing night sky experience at The Adrar Observatory. Day 08: Tlemcen - 2 hours 30 minutes (252 km) from Oran Es Sénia Airport Take a domestic flight from Aguenar – Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport to Oran Es Sénia Airport and head to Tlemcen, located in the northwest of Algeria. Start with a visit to The Tlemcen National Park, which features beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, and trails. Then explore The Mansourah Mosque, a magnificent monument of Islamic architecture built in the 14th century. End the day with a dinner at The Adel Restaurant. Day 09: Ghardaia- 10 hours (948 km) from Tizi Ouzou Take a domestic flight from Oran Es Sénia Airport to Ghradaia, a city located in the M’Zab valley. Start with a visit to The Beni Isguen Medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a well-preserved example of Islamic urban planning. Then explore the old city of Ghardaia and visit The Ghardaia Museum of Local Art and Traditions, which displays traditional crafts and practices of the area. End the day with a sunset view at The El-Atteuf Dunes. Day 10: Constantine - 5 hours (460 km) from Ghardaia Take a domestic flight to Constantine, a city located in the northeast of Algeria. Start with a visit to The Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, which features beautiful landscapes and archaeological sites. Then explore The Constantine Old City and visit The Emir Abdelkader Mosque, a beautiful Ottoman-era mosque. End the day with an authentic meal at The Chez Rahim Restaurant. Day 11: Batna- 4 hours (360 km) from Constantine Travel to Batna, a city located in the northeast of Algeria. Start with a visit to The Timgad Roman Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the desert of the Aurès. Then visit The Batna Museum of Antiquities, which displays a collection of Roman artifacts found in the area. End the day with a walk at The Fossil Forest of Guelma to see petrified wood. Day 12: Bouira-2 hours (160 km) from Batna Take a day trip to Bouira, a beautiful city located in the Kabylia region. Start with a visit to The Beni Rached Dam, which features beautiful landscapes and an artificial lake. Then visit The Sour El-Ghozlane Cave, a beautiful natural cave with beautiful formations. End the day with a stroll in The Aqvayli Ait Irathen Park, a beautiful park with stunning views of the area. Day 13: Annaba - 5 hours (470 km) from Bouira Travel to Annaba, a city located in the northeast of Algeria by the Mediterranean Sea. Start with a visit to The El Kala National Park, which features beautiful beaches, forests, and wetlands. Then explore The Annaba Old Town and visit The Basilica of St Augustine, a beautiful basilica built in the 19th century. End the day with a seafood dinner at The Le Petit Rocher Restaurant. Day 14: Algiers -40 minutes (18 km) from Houari Boumediene Airport Return to Algiers and spend the last day exploring the city at your leisure. You can visit The Notre Dame d'Afrique Cathedral, a beautiful neo-Byzantine church located on a hill overlooking the sea. Then visit The Martyrs' Memorial, a monument built in honor of the Algerian independence war. End the day with a souvenir shopping at The Bab El Oued Market. Day 15: Departure

Egypt

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Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

Alexandria's catacombs, known as Kom El Shoqafa, are a short distance southwest of the pillar, consist of a multi-level labyrinth, reached via a large spiral staircase and featuring dozens of chambers adorned with sculpted pillars, statues, and other syncretic Romano-Egyptian religious symbols, burial niches, and sarcophagi, as well as a large Roman-style banquet room, where memorial meals were conducted by relatives of the deceased. The catacombs were long forgotten by the citizens until they were discovered by accident in 190

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Cairo & Alexandria

6 Days Cairo Tour Package

Day 01: Arrival to Cairo Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon your arrival you will find our representative waiting you ,then you will be transferred by an A/C car to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo. Day 2: Cairo Tour After breakfast, Our guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your Egypt pyramid tour, you will start your pyramid tour to visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren. Then we will move on to tour the Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The Egyptian museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world, as well as Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the1920 when his tomb was excavated. Nile photo stop. Transfer back to your hotel. (Optional) Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area. Overnight stay in Cairo. Day 3: Memphis & Sakkara Tour After breakfast, Our guide will pick you up from your hotel then transfer to visit the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II. On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur. Back to the hotel. (Optional) Evening trip to enjoy you dinner onboard a Nile cruise for 2 hours including watching Egyptian folk shows. Overnight stay in Cairo. Day 4: The Citadel & Old Cairo Tour After breakfast, Our guide will pick you from your hotel. You will get to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came especially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Then proceed to Visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo. Day 5: Cairo Free Day Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. (Optional) Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world - now with 8 million books. Visit it's open court and free museums. Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket. Then visit the Site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World on which now stands the castle of Qaitbey. Visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as the royal beaches of the queens. Continue your tour by visiting the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria and the statue of Alexander the Great. You can then stop for lunch before visiting the church of St. Mark - the oldest church in Africa before driving along the Cornish (30 km) to see the whole city of Alexandria from the sea side which includes the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater. Stop over the famous bridge of Stanley - the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, before visiting the old downtown of Alexandria and walking through the old city-center of Alexandria: built by Alexander the great. Travel in comfort back to your hotel. Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary - just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you at the cost price - no profit to us. Overnight stay in Cairo. Day 6: Cairo- Departure Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

At Christone Holidays, we specialize in creating unique travel experiences that leave a lasting impression. We offer a wide range of tours, including the Hunt for Books tour, which takes you on a journey to one of the most significant libraries in the ancient world, the Great Library of Alexandria in Egypt. On this tour, you'll explore the rich history and culture of Alexandria while immersing yourself in the world of ancient books and manuscripts. Our expert guides will lead you through this fascinating journey, ensuring a memorable and informative experience.

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Libya

A 7 day trip exploring the bustling city of Tripoli, the spectacular Roman ruins of Leptis Magna and the UNESCO site of Ghadames.

Day 01: Arrive – Tripoli Upon arrival at Tripoli airport, where you will meet your guide. Transfer to your hotel in the city centre. No guiding day. Overnight in Tripoli. Day 02 : Tripoli – Jebel Nafusa – Ghadames A day’s drive to Ghadames. The drive is around 6 hours in total. En route stopping in the hills of Jebel Nafusa. This will include a stop at Gaser Alhaj, a remarkable fortified granary from the 13th century. Overnight in Ghadames. Day03: Ghadames A full day in and around Ghadames. The UNESCO listed old oasis settlement and trading hub is one of the highlights of any trip to Libya and deserves a full day to explore. The mud built homes and traditional Berber ways of life are both on display. We will also have a chance to visit the edge of the great sand sea of the Sahara. Overnight in Ghadames. Day 04 : Ghadames - Tripoli A day’s drive back to Tripoli. En route stopping at Garyan to get a better understanding of some of Libya’s more recent history. Overnight in Tripoli. Day 05: Tripoli – Leptis Magna – Tripoli Drive to Leptis Magna. The most complete Roman city in the world. A full day at this fabulous site including visits to the Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus, the Hippodrome, the Hadrianic Baths, the Amphitheatre, the Basilica, the Temples of Hercules and Roma and the Severn Forum. Overnight in Tripoli. Day 06 : Tripoli – Sabrantha – Tripoli A half-day trip to the remains of the roman city of Sabrantha. One of the old three cities that made up the Tri-polis region and famed for its spectacular theatre. When back in Tripoli you will be about to visit some sites in the city including the Arch of Marcus Aurelius and the Old Medina. Overnight in Tripoli. Day 07 : Tripoli – End Transfer to the airport. End of trip.

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Morocco

11 Days travel itinerary takes you to the varied culture and nature of Morocco, from the Deep Medina to the Atlas and Rif mountains to the Sahara desert. Enjoy our eco-friendly experiences with varied activities on every journey. Immerse your selves in the Real and authentic Morocco while walking and exploring with the local guides. This Morocco trip starting from Casablanca and ending in Casablanca, allows you to explore Marrakech, Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, rose valley and Todgha Gorges, the Sahara desert, Fes, Chefchaouen, Akchour waterfalls and Rabat with a lot in between. Try the best Moroccan food for every region with lots of local home and dinner show experiences

Highlights of the Morocco trip: Explore Marrakech Medina |Horse carriage ride in Marrakech city|Walking in Dades valley | Visit Ait ben Haddou kasbahs |Peaceful walk of Dades valley | The magical Sahara desert of Morocco | Fes Medina exploration with a local guide |The charm of the authentic Riads and hotels | Hiking to Akchour waterfalls | 11 DAYS TRAVEL ITINERARY MOROCCO. Day 01: Casablanca. Travel from Casablanca to Marrakech Depending on your arrival we will pick you up at Casablanca airport and start driving for 3 hours via the highway towards Marrakech, Free time to discover the city. Duration: 3 hours’ drive Optional activities: Hammam experience, dinner show. Day 02: Marrakech guided tour – horse carriage tour At 9 Am our guide will join you in your Riad and start to Visit the most highlight monuments in Marrakech: Bahia Palace, Saadian tombs, the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the souks of the Medina, the Majorelle Garden. Your guide will give you the best experience in exploring the narrow streets of the old Medina and Djemaa El Fna Square. Night in Marrakech. Duration: 40 Minutes drive + 3-4 hours walk Optional activities: Air Ballon- Hammam, dinner show – Quad biking Day 03: Travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate – Via Atlas mountain roads Morning departure at 8 o’clock from your hotel or Riad in Marrakesh, we drive crossing the High Atlas Mountains via Tichka pass, we leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, which now stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the French. From there you continue for lunch at Ait Ben Haddou along the newly asphalted connecting road. This is the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which we visit after lunch, then we carry on the journey to Ouarzazate. Duration: 4 hours drive + 1 hour walk Optional activities: Horse riding + painting workshop Day 04: Travel from Ouarzazate to Skoura and Boutaghrar off-road – Stop at Rose Valley and Dades valley After breakfast, we will check out, then visit the cinematographic museum, then leave Ouarzazate towards one of the wonders of southern Morocco, they call it “Route of the Thousand Kasbahs”, which cross 27 km off-road to visit Berber nomads in their caves and partake in a glass of tea with them. After which, we will go through the Valley of the Roses. Drive along the valley to the spectacular valley of Dades where we will have to spend overnight in the hotel. Duration: 4 hours drive + 2 hours hike Optional activities: painting workshop. Day 05 : Todgha gorges walk, travel to Ksah El khorbat – Travel to Merzouga Sahara desert.Enjoy a little walk around Todgha gorges, one of the best locations for rock climbing in Morocco. Admire the landscape while heading to Ksar ELkhorbar, where we stop for lunch and an explore visit. Explore the Berber museum at El khorbat ksar with a deep look to the architect of the Region as well as their Moroccan handmade art. Admire the different colors of the Sahara dunes while walking to the top of the dunes for the spectacular sunset (250m) Overnight at a luxury desert camp. Duration: 4 hours’ drive + 3 hours hike Optional activities: Camel riding + Quad biking Day 06 : Merzouga and Erg Chebbi Explore- travel to Middle Atlas mountains- Night in Midelt Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise at the dunes then have breakfast in the camp. There is enough time to enjoy the Sahara desert before driving through the valley of Ziz, Enjoying the landscapes and the canyons along the way. You will leave then for the province of Errachidia via Erfoud to Ziz valley and gorges. Duration: 4 hours’ drive Optional activities: Short walks. Day 07: Drive from Midelt to Fes – Guided tour/visit of Fes By the morning we drive early morning from Midelt. Through hills covered in forests of cork oak and giant cedar, our journey continues towards Ifrane and the Middle Atlas before ending off at Fes. Afternoon sightseeing tour in Fes, which is the oldest of Morocco’s four “Imperial Cities”. The medieval city of Fes El Bali, or “Old Fes” remains complete and is unspoiled. During your tour of this part of the town, you can visit the exotic Bou Inania Medersa), the Medina, and the Kairaouine Mosque, where you may take photos of the wonderful courtyard from the main gate as well as the famous Souks. In the afternoon you can visit Fes El Jdid, or “New Fes” and the Museum of Moroccan Arts. The night is spent in the Riad. Duration: 4 hours’ drive + 2-3 hours walk included meals: breakfast Optional activities: Hammam, dinner show. Day 08 : Travel from Fes to Chefchaoun Today drive you through the beautiful countryside for 3/4 hours to reach this beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. Free time to Explore winding lanes and narrow alleys of the city, which is also home to numerous souks offering cuisine and artisan works. Night in Chefchaoun. In the evening, we invite you to hike for 40 minutes to see the sunset in one of the famous spots in Chefchaouen. Duration: 3-4 hours’ drive + 40 minutes hike Included Optional activities: Hammam Day 09: Tour Chefchaouen to Akchour waterfalls – back to Chefchaouen Today morning we will drive for one hour to Akchour waterfalls, one of the most beautiful site and most visited near Chefchaouen, the walk among the beautiful national park of Talassemtane, one of the amazing national parks in the Rif mountains will give you one of the best. By the afternoon we will be ending the trek. We drive back to Chefchaouen for more free time to enjoy Chefchaouen. Night in Chefchaouen Duration: 2 hours’ drive + 4-5 hours hike Optional activities: Hammam Day 10: Chefchaouen – Travel to Rabat Moroccan capital Admire the views of the Rif mountains and the green plains in the countryside, we dive to Rabat, the Moroccan capital where we will stop for the highlight of the city, including the Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg, then we visit the Oudaïa Kasbah which was built by Moulay Ismaïl from 1672-1727 to protect the city also enclosed by ramparts dating from the Almohad period. Drop off at your hotel/ Riad in Rabat. Optional activities: None Day 11: Departure form Casablanca airport The tour end then to Airport.

Morocco is a country with a rich culture and civilization, Morocco has always been successful in combining its Arabic, Berber and Jewish cultural heritage with external influences such as the French and the Spanish and, during the last decades, the Anglo-American lifestyles

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Tunisia

The ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Djerba, and coastal resorts outside Monastir. Tunisia is known for its "golden beaches, sunny weather, and affordable luxuries."

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Western Sahara / Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast of Africa. About 20% of the territory is controlled by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the remaining 80% is occupied and administered by neighboring Morocco.

Sudan

Sudan,officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It borders the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, Egypt to the north, Eritrea to the northeast, Ethiopia to the southeast, Libya to the northwest, South Sudan to the south, and the Red Sea. It has a population of 45.7 million people as of 2022[21] and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it Africa's third-largest country by area and the third-largest by area in the Arab League. It was the largest country by area in Africa and the Arab League until the secession of South Sudan in 2011;since then both titles have been held by Algeria. Its capital and most populous city is Khartoum.

5 Days Tour in the heart of Sudan

Day 1:Khartoum - Old Dongola - Karima We start our tour by picking you up from Khartoum Airport or your hotel, followed by a trip to Old Dongola! In the northern Sudan, on the east bank of the Nile River, is Old Dongola, an ancient city of the ancient world. The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Makuria which existed from the 6th to the 14th century. In modern times, Old Dongola is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for tourists interested in the history of the ancient Nubians. During your visit to Old Dongola, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient city as well as its ruins and landmarks. It is possible to visit the Makuria Palace, the Coptic Church, as well as the Temple of Amun. It is also possible to visit the Old Dongola Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the ancient city. Following the tour of old Dongola, you will travel to Karima. It is estimated that the travel time will be two hours and thirty minutes. You will be staying at the Nubian Rest House at the foot of Jebel Barkal. The house is a charming Nubian-style building, consisting of two rooms and six beds in total. There are shared facilities and a pleasant veranda on which you can enjoy the cool starry nights. Each room features three beds, ample storage space, a fan, Wi-Fi, and a large shower. It is a tastefully decorated rest house. Day 2: Jebel Barkal - El Kurru - Pyramids of Nuri - Karima In this tour, you travel through some of Sudan’s most impressive historical and archaeological sites on your way to Jebel Barkal from Karima. You can expect the following. In the first place, we will visit Jebel Barkal, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the town of Karima. There are several temples and pyramids on this mountain, which was considered a holy place by the ancient Egyptians. You will be able to explore the ruins of the temples and climb to the top of the mountain for a stunning view of the surrounding area. The next stop is El Kurru, a small village located near Jebel Barkal that is home to some fascinating ancient tombs. Several Nubian kings and queens are believed to have resting places in these tombs, which are decorated with beautiful carvings and paintings. Also on display are the remains of a small pyramid and a temple. Our third destination is the Pyramids of Nuri, which are located a short distance from El Kurru. It is believed that several kings and queens were buried in these pyramids built by the rulers of the Kingdom of Kush. The tour will offer you the opportunity to view several well-preserved pyramids and learn about their historical significance. After your trip, you will return to Karima, where you will have the opportunity to explore the local market and interact with the friendly locals. Stay at Nubian Rest House for the night. Day 3: Karima - Pyramids of Meroe Via Bayuda Desert Following breakfast early in the morning, an exciting and adventurous tour to Meroe will depart from Karima via the Bayuda Desert. The following is the itinerary for the trip. In order to reach Meroe, we must drive through the Bayuda Desert, an expansive, rugged landscape with rocky terrain and scattered vegetation. During your drive through the desert, you will be able to observe the local wildlife and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You will pass through small villages that are inhabited by the Bayuda people along your journey. If you are lucky, you may even be invited to join them for tea or dinner by these friendly and hospitable people. After several hours of driving, you will finally arrive at the Pyramids of Meroe, one of Sudan’s most famous and impressive archaeological sites. The pyramids date back to the Kingdom of Kush, which ruled Sudan between the 8th and fourth centuries BC. Take the opportunity to explore the Pyramids of Meroe and learn about the history of the Kingdom of Kush while you are there. Several of the pyramids can be climbed to enjoy a breathtaking view of the landscape surrounding them. Spend the night at the Meroe camp site or in an outdoor tent. Day 4: Meroe - Naga and Mussawarat - Khartoum Visit the sites of Naga and Mussawarat in the morning, approximately one hour and thirty minutes of travel time from Meroe Pyramids. Naga is one of two centers that developed during the Meroitic period. In Naga, in a typical Saharan environment with rocks and sand, we discover a temple dedicated to Apedemak (1st century A.D.). This magnificent building is decorated with bas-reliefs that depict the god with a lion’s head, the Pharaoh, noblemen, and several ritual images. Several metres away is a small and curious structure with arches and columns, named “kiosk”, in which we can distinguish Egyptian, Roman, and Greek styles at the same time. Another temple dedicated to Amon is not far away, with many statues of rams and beautifully decorated gates. After that, we will continue to Mussawarat, not far from Naga. Settlements in this area are situated in beautiful valleys surrounded by hills. In this area, the ruins of a very large temple can be seen; it once played a very significant role in the community. One of its most notable features is the “Great Enclosure”, a complex of constructions and boundary walls surrounding a temple constructed during the 1st century A.D. These walls depict a large number of elephants that indicate this animal played a significant role in the area’s history. In the vicinity of the big wadi, there is another temple dedicated to Apedemak – restored by a German archaeological mission After an enjoyable day in Naga and Mussawarat, transfer to Khartoum is scheduled Approximately three hours are required to travel between Naga and Mussawarat and Khartoum. Overnight in Khartoum at New Flower hotel. Day 5: Khartoum city tour & Surroundings Tour of Khartoum & Surroundings starting in the morning, including Khartoum city tour, Jabal Auliya, and Omdurman: Visit Jabal Auliya, a hill located approximately 15 km east of Khartoum, to begin your day. There are breathtaking views of the city and the Nile River from this location. There are two ways to reach the top of the hill: by car or on foot (if you are feeling adventurous). Next, proceed to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, after enjoying the views from Jabal Auliya. To gain a deeper understanding of the country’s history and culture, visit the National Museum of Sudan. Afterwards, visit the Tuti Bridge to witness the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. After lunch, proceed to Omdurman, which is located just across the Nile from Khartoum. Visit the Omdurman Souq, one of Sudan’s largest and busiest markets. Among the items available here are a variety of traditional Sudanese goods, such as textiles, pottery, spices, and more. You will then visit one of the most important Sufi shrines in Sudan, the tomb of Sheikh Hamad Al Nil. Upon completion of your tour in Omdurman, you are free to return to your hotel or to the airport if you are departing Sudan.

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Central or Middle Africa

Christone " Holidays"

The Central African Federation, also called the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, was made up of what are now the nations of Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Similarly, the Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa covers dioceses in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, while the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian has synods in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. These states are now typically considered part of East or Southern Africa

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Angola| Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad| Democratic Republic of the Congo | Republic of the Congo | Equatorial Guinea | Gabon | Rwanda |São Tomé and Príncipe.

 Angola

THE ANGOLA EXPERIENCE

Day01: Arrival in Luanda, Angola Upon arrival at Luanda’s Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, you will be received by our DMC representative and transferred to Hotel for overnight. In the afternoon, enjoy a City Tour of Luanda Overnight stay at Luanda Day02 : Kisima National Park/Luanda After breakfast, drive south to Kissama National Park (75kms/1.5hrs) for a game viewing drive with picnic lunches. Kissama National Park is Angola’s principal National wildlife Park. Situated in western Angola 75kms south of Luanda the capital, this 12,000 km² park founded in 1938 as a hunting block was proclaimed a national park in 1957. Once home to an abundance of large African mammals, it was scene of the 2001 'Operation Noah's Ark', the largest wildlife translocation in history where hundreds of animals especially elephants were moved from overpopulated parks in neighboring Botswana and South Africa to the park after being decimated in the 25yr Angola Civil War. Today, Kissama is home to some of Africa’s most sought after wildlife including elephants, buffalo, hippos and crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, a variety of antelopes including the wildebeest and eland, wild boars, sea turtles on her 120kms coastline on the Atlantic as well as other terrestrial mammals all in a stunning baobab studded natural setting between the Atlantic Ocean, Cuanza River and the Longa River. Attractions include the Zebras, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, hippos, flamingos and other bird species, Turtles, etc. Return to Luanda overnight at Luanda. Day 03 :Luanda/Lubango After breakfast, transfer to the Luanda Domestic Airport for your flight to Lubango. On arrival at Lubango Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Hotel overnight stay at Lubango. In the afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Lubango including Fendas de Tundavala, Serra de Leba, Cristo ReiMonumento, the Boca Humpata panoramic view point as well as colonial and religious historical sites. In the evening, you will go out to dinner at one of Lubango’s nice local restaurants mixing with local people.If time allows, enjoy night life in Lubango before returning to hotel for overnight. Day04 : Lubango/Namibe After breakfast, check out with picnic lunches and be driven to Namibe Province(1hr) for your Desert Tour; visit the Arco e Carvalhao Oasis, the giant Welwitchita as well as the rock paintings of Tchitundulo and meet the Mucubal Bushmen. You will then proceed to Flamingo Lodge, on the edge of the Atlantic, for dinner and overnight. Day o5 : Namibe Full day spent in Namibe enjoying the beach, the ocean and seaside tours including fishing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and overnight at the resort Day06 : Namibe/Lubango/Luanda After a leisurely breakfast, you will check out with packed lunches and drive back to Lubango. Proceed directly to the airport for your flight back to Luanda. On arrival at the Luanda Domestic Airport, met by our DMC representative and transferred to Epic Sana for overnight. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the Lookal Restaurant and optional night life at Miami Beach. Day 07 : Mussulo Island – Luanda After breakfast, you will be transferred to the jetty for a boat cruise to Mussulo Island (the African Caribbean) for a full day of fun on the beach and in the Atlantic Ocean; relaxing, swimming, boat riding, surfing and so much more. Lunch is included. Later, you will transfer back to Luanda and the Epic Sana for dinner and overnight. Day08: Departure After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for your international departure flight.

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Burundi

Burundi Tour Packages

Day 01: Arrival in Bujumbura Arrive in Bujumbura and transfer to hotel accommodation. The rest of the day is left at leisure to relax after your flight. Overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika or similar. No meals nor guided arrangements included today. Bujumbura : Burundi’s capital lies at the north-eastern corner of Lake Tanganyika and, with an estimated population of 800,000, is Burundi's largest city and its administrative, communications, and economic centre. It is also Burundi's main port and ships most of the country's chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore. Bujumbura grew from a small village after it became a military post in German East Africa in 1889. After World War I it was made the administrative centre of the Belgian League of Nations mandate of Ruanda-Urundi. The city's name was changed from Usumbura to Bujumbura when Burundi became independent in 1962. The city centre is a colonial town with a large market, the national stadium, a large mosque, and the cathedral for the Archdiocese of Bujumbura. Day 2: Bujumbura Today, Rusizi National Park’s wetlands form an ideal habitat for hippos, water-adapted Sitatunga antelope, and a wide variety of birds. Taking a boat trip on the Rusizi River and Lake Tanganyika, there’s time to visit a nearby fishing village. Later, we explore a little-known and intriguing African capital. Learn about pre- and post-colonial history, and some of the challenges Burindi has faced. Later, we tour the suburb of Kinama, gaining insight into daily life. Overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika or similar. Rusizi National Park Not far from Bujumubura itself, Rusizi National Park is centred on the Rusizi River and as such is home to a number of wetland species including Hippos and Sitatunga. An area of the park consists of the channels and islands of the Rusizi delta as it flows into Lake Tanganyika. Set aside as a protected area of 9000 hectares in 1980, today the park consists of less than 6000 hectares, due to population pressures in adjacent areas. Day 3: Bujumbura – Teza Tea Plantations- Kibira Nature Walk Today, we drive to Teza to see the tea plantations and observe one of the main products the country exports and Burundian tea production. Later we take a nature walk around Kibira National Park. In the afternoon, we drive back to Bujumbura. Overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika or similar. Day 4: Ijenda - Rumonge – Resha Our first stop is ‘La Pierre de Livingstone et Stanley’, a stone monument claiming to mark the site where explorer Dr. David Livingstone met journalist Henry Morton Stanley, on 25th November 1871. At Rumonge there’s a first-hand opportunity to explore the increasingly contentious production of palm oil, before continuing to Resha for the night. Overnight at Tanganyika Blue Bay or similar. Day 5: Resha - Lake Tanganyika – Nyakuza – Karera – Gitega We continue to visit the southernmost source of the Nile in Rutovu near Rutana, only discovered in 1937. Continue to Visit the ‘Gorge of the Germans’ at Nyakazu before heading to the ‘Chutes de la Karera’, an impressive series of waterfalls said locally to have healing powers. Afterward, drive to the town of Gitega. Overnight at Hotel Tropitel or similar. Lake Tanganyika Part of the Rift Valley lake system, Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in the world (420 miles) and extends into Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Numerous rivers flow into the lake, including the Rusizi, and in turn, it flows outwards into the Lukuga which forms part of the Congo Basin. It is home to around 400 different species of fish including many cichlid species which are found only here. It was first ‘discovered’ by the explorers Burton and Speke in 1858 during their search for the source of the Nile, and saw action during World War I when British and German forces engaged in gunboat battles on the lake. Day 6: Gitega – Kirundo The country’s largest city, since January 2019 Gitega is again Burundi’s official capital. We visit the National Museum, a rather down-at-heel institution that nonetheless houses the country’s largest historical and ethnographic collection – in one room... However, museums and political administration are not Gitega’s headline acts. That billing rests with the world-famous Gitega Drummers whose performance on the royal field of Gishora is a sight not to be missed. Later, we transfer to Kirundo for the night. In the evening, we will visit the Intore Warrior Dancers for a show. During the royal times, the Intore warriors defended the King and paraded in dance before the delighted people when returning from victory. The dancer wears the skin of a leopard and an elaborate headdress, bells on their ankles, and a necklace of ivory. Overnight at Rama Hotel or similar. Day 7: Kirundo - Bujumbura Today it’s an early start for a sunrise trip by dugout canoe on Le Lac aux Oiseaux in Lake Rwihinda National Reserve. After a picnic lunch, we drive back to Bujumbura for an overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika. Day 8: Bujumbura - Airport - Departure from Burundi After breakfast, drive to the handcrafts market “Chez Natalie” to buy last-minute souvenirs for family and friends back home. Relax at the beach enjoy lunch then after, transfer to the airport for onward or homeward flights at the end of our Burundi tour.

Cameroon

Cameroon tour packages

Day 1 – Douala Arrive in Douala and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Sawa Hotel or similar. Day 2 – Ekom Falls – Melong Drive to the west of the country, stopping first at a busy fruit market around Penja. We then head to the impressive Ekom Falls, located in beautiful primary forest, then drive through the coffee plantations to Melong, a small farming town in the Cameroonian Highlands. Overnight Villa Kleber or similar. (BLD) Day 3 – Bandjoun – Bappit – Koutaba Drive through the lands of the Bamileke people, great artisans and agriculturalists and one of Cameroon’s largest ethnic groups. We stop in the Kingdom of Bandjoun, not far from the regional capital Bafoussam, and visit the palace. From Bandjoun we head to the Noun Valley and the picturesque crater lake of Bappit for great views of the surrounding area. Finally, we drive to Koutaba for the night. Overnight Paradise Hotel or similar. (BLD) Day 4 – FoumbanVisit Foumban, home of the Bamoun people. We explore the town and visit its art museum as well as the 19th-century royal palace. We also visit the central market, one of the most colourful in Cameroon, and walk through the artisans’ quarter. The Bamoun are great craftsmen, working with wood and bronze, and most of the pieces they create are exported overseas to collectors. Overnight Paradise Hotel or similar. Day 5 – Yaoundé Drive to Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital. We visit the excellent African art museum, located in the Benedictine monastery atop Mount Febe and with a superb collection of carvings and artefacts from some of the ethnic groups we have just encountered. Later we head to the train station to take the overnight train to Ngaoundere, the gateway to the north of the country. Day 6 – Ngaoundere Arrive in Ngaoundere, the gateway to the north of the country and the capital of Adamawa Province. The city retains a medieval atmosphere and we visit the palace of the Lamido (sultan) and the local market. Overnight Adamawa Hotel or similar. Day 7 – Poli From Ngaoundere we descend into the Benoue Valley and enter a different world – the modern villages disappear to be replaced by traditional adobe settlements, and we arrive in Poli, the capital of the kingdom of Faro, in the afternoon. Overnight Bukaru Camp. Day 8 - Poli We visit the Mbororo people, one of West Africa’s most traditional groups and with a lifestyle based around cattle. The Mbororo still practice the custom of facial tattooing and live semi-nomadic lives, following their livestock to pasture. We also visit Kongle, centre of the animistic Dowayo people. Overnight Bukaru Camp. Day 9 - Vokre Mountains Continue our journey and head to one of Cameroon’s most isolated and unexplored areas, the Vokre Mountains. We walk through millet fields and streams and make our way on foot to a small village belonging to the Dupa people, where we camp for the night. This is a great way to immerse ourselves in the culture of this fascinating ethnic group. Day 10 - Vokre Mountains Explore the lands of the Dupa, a deeply traditional and animist group who make their living from agriculture and hunting. Many still wear traditional dress – for the men this is a loincloth and for the women, skirts made from leaves – modernity has made few inroads here and this is a unique opportunity to see a culture that has changed little for centuries. The Dupa are incredibly hospitable and we can expect to be welcomed into their villages – if we are lucky we may witness a traditional ceremony or celebration. There are no roads in this part of Cameroon and we explore on foot. Overnight camping. Day 11 - Poli Reluctantly we bid our hosts farewell and return to Poli, hiking back down the mountains to meet our vehicles. On the way we stop in a traditional sultanate where we should be able to meet the sultan and learn about the challenges of life in this area. Overnight Bukaru Camp. Day 12 - Mbe – Ngaoundere We drive back to Ngaoundere. On the way we stop at local villages and markets, meeting the various different ethnic groups that live in this region. Arrive in Ngaoundere and board the overnight train for the journey back south. Day 13 - Yaounde Arrive in Yaoundé this morning. After breakfast explore the city with visits to the Solomon Muna Foundation and a traditional art shop, among other sites. In the afternoon there will be free time to freshen up and get ready for the journey home.

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Central African Republic

Highlights of Dzangha Sangha tour

Day 1 The tour begins in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your charter flight and head down to Dzanga-Sangha for the first night at Sangha Lodge. If time permits we will venture out in the afternoon to explore the forest, followed by a short afternoon sundowner cruise on the Sangha River. Day 2 Today, after breakfast, you will head down to Bai Hokou where you will spend time tracking a group of western lowland gorillas. Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve and its neighbours in Congo's Nouabale-Ndoki and Odzala-Kokoua National Parks are the only places in the world where you can find habituated lowland gorillas. Day 3 After a hearty breakfast, it's time to visit Dzanga Bai! This large clearing in the middle of the rainforest is where forest elephants gather in large numbers to indulge in drinking the mineral-rich waters that bubble across the clearing. The interaction between so many different groups of forest elephants is riveting and there's always the possibility of seeing some of the other normally shy forest creature like bongo, giant forest hog, red river hog, sitatunga and forest buffalos as well as exceptional birdlife. Day 4 Enjoy breakfast overlooking the Sangha River before heading out with a group of Ba’aka net hunters as they go about their daily hunter-gatherer lifestyle. It's both fascinating and a joy in itself to see how well-adapted and comfortable the Ba’aka are in the forest. You will be shown several of their medicinal plants while the hunt goes along in the background, and the excited cheers will alert us if they do catch something. Please note that this activity is not contrived. The hunters are there to catch their food so some animals may be killed. Day 5 Following breakfast you will head upriver by boat and hike to a series of waterfalls in the area. The hike takes you through the best examples of prime rainforest in Africa. Apart from the amazingly beautiful waterfalls, you will also see some of the most spectacular trees imaginable. Climbing to the top of the falls will provide vistas over the canopy of the forest, while the possibility of seeing the extremely rare and endangered Red-Headed Picathartes (also known as the Grey-Necked Rock Fowl) will excite any birders. In the evening after dinner you may do a night walk near the lodge with the hope of finding some of the more elusive nocturnal animals such as potto, Thomas’s galago, tree pangolin, African palm civet, Frazer’s Eagle Owl and the Vermiculated Fishing Owl. Day 6 It's back into the park today with picnic lunches where you will do a walk around a series of clearings in the forest. The chance of finding buffalos, elephants and several monkey species on this trek are good. You will also visit a group of habituated agile mangabey monkeys and spend some time photographing their interesting antics. This group of habituated monkeys has more than 150 members and their fascinating behaviour is part of a long term study in the region. Day 7 Today is a leisure day where you can either relax in and around the lodge or indulge in some optional activities, perhaps revisiting Dzanga Bai or the gorillas, or, alternatively, walking along the several trails we have laid out in the forest around the lodge. Please note that optional activities are not included in the itinerary price and will be for your own account. Day 8 Today after breakfast you will be drive to the airstrip to take a charter back to Bangui where the itinerary ends.

Chad

Chad Tours 

Day 1 NDJAMENA, CHAD International flight arrives in Ndjamena; you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel. Meal(s) included: none overnight at Kempinski Ndjamena Or Similar Day 2 NDJAMENA After breakfast, go on a city tour of Ndjamena. Places to visit include the Central market, and the National Museum and Craft center. Complete the day with a visit to the village of Gaoui, renowned for its pottery by the local women. Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Dinner Overnight at Kempinski Ndjamena Or Similar Day 3: Lake Chad Drive to Lake Chad. Have lunch in Douguia; arrive at Lake Chad and board a boat to cruise on the lake. The lake is dotted with many islands and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including hippopotami, crocodiles, and large communities of migrating birds including wintering, ducks, ruff, and other waterfowl and shore birds. Return overnight in Ndjamena. Meal(s) included: Breakfast and Lunch Overnight at Kempinski Ndjamena Or Similar Day 4: Ndjamena / Mongo (~400 km) This morning you will travel to Mongo, in the mountainous region. On the way, you will stop at villages and other points of interest. Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight at Mongo (Camp de Passage) Or Similar Day 5: Mongo/ Zakouma Park(~400 Km) Drive to the Park of Zakouma located in the South-east of the country, En route stop for lunch and continue the journey to the Park of Zakouma. Enjoy dinner at the Park restaurant. Meal(s) included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Overnight at Park Hotel Or Similar Day 6: Zakouma Park After breakfast, explore the park which is home to a variety of animals: elephants, lions, giraffes, leopards, buffalo, Cheetah, etc. Zakouma Park is closed from June to October (rainy season) Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight at Park Hotel Or Similar Day 7: Zakouma Park Safari continues. Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight at Park Hotel Or Similar Day 8: Zakouma Park / Mongo (~400 km) Drive back to Mongo for overnight. Meal(s) included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Overnight at Mongo (Camp de Passage) Or Similar Day 9: Mongo/ Ndjamena (~400 km) Tour of Mongo then depart to N’Djamena for overnight. Meal(s) included: Breakfast and lunch Overnight at Kempinski Ndjamena Or Similar Day 10: Ndjamena/Depart Enjoy your time at leisure. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward Flight. Meal(s) included: Breakfast

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo package tour

Day 13 - Yaounde Arrive in Yaoundé this morning. After breakfast explore the city with visits to the Solomon Muna Foundation and a traditional art shop, among other sites. In the afternoon there will be free time to freshen up and get ready for the journey home. Day 1 – Douala Arrive in Douala and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Sawa Hotel or similar. Day 2 – Ekom Falls – Melong Drive to the west of the country, stopping first at a busy fruit market around Penja. We then head to the impressive Ekom Falls, located in beautiful primary forest, then drive through the coffee plantations to Melong, a small farming town in the Cameroonian Highlands. Overnight Villa Kleber or similar. (BLD) Day 3 – Bandjoun – Bappit – Koutaba Drive through the lands of the Bamileke people, great artisans and agriculturalists and one of Cameroon’s largest ethnic groups. We stop in the Kingdom of Bandjoun, not far from the regional capital Bafoussam, and visit the palace. From Bandjoun we head to the Noun Valley and the picturesque crater lake of Bappit for great views of the surrounding area. Finally, we drive to Koutaba for the night. Overnight Paradise Hotel or similar. (BLD) Day 4 – FoumbanVisit Foumban, home of the Bamoun people. We explore the town and visit its art museum as well as the 19th-century royal palace. We also visit the central market, one of the most colourful in Cameroon, and walk through the artisans’ quarter. The Bamoun are great craftsmen, working with wood and bronze, and most of the pieces they create are exported overseas to collectors. Overnight Paradise Hotel or similar. Day 5 – Yaoundé Drive to Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital. We visit the excellent African art museum, located in the Benedictine monastery atop Mount Febe and with a superb collection of carvings and artefacts from some of the ethnic groups we have just encountered. Later we head to the train station to take the overnight train to Ngaoundere, the gateway to the north of the country. Day 6 – Ngaoundere Arrive in Ngaoundere, the gateway to the north of the country and the capital of Adamawa Province. The city retains a medieval atmosphere and we visit the palace of the Lamido (sultan) and the local market. Overnight Adamawa Hotel or similar. Day 7 – Poli From Ngaoundere we descend into the Benoue Valley and enter a different world – the modern villages disappear to be replaced by traditional adobe settlements, and we arrive in Poli, the capital of the kingdom of Faro, in the afternoon. Overnight Bukaru Camp. Day 8 - Poli We visit the Mbororo people, one of West Africa’s most traditional groups and with a lifestyle based around cattle. The Mbororo still practice the custom of facial tattooing and live semi-nomadic lives, following their livestock to pasture. We also visit Kongle, centre of the animistic Dowayo people. Overnight Bukaru Camp. Day 9 - Vokre Mountains Continue our journey and head to one of Cameroon’s most isolated and unexplored areas, the Vokre Mountains. We walk through millet fields and streams and make our way on foot to a small village belonging to the Dupa people, where we camp for the night. This is a great way to immerse ourselves in the culture of this fascinating ethnic group. Day 10 - Vokre Mountains Explore the lands of the Dupa, a deeply traditional and animist group who make their living from agriculture and hunting. Many still wear traditional dress – for the men this is a loincloth and for the women, skirts made from leaves – modernity has made few inroads here and this is a unique opportunity to see a culture that has changed little for centuries. The Dupa are incredibly hospitable and we can expect to be welcomed into their villages – if we are lucky we may witness a traditional ceremony or celebration. There are no roads in this part of Cameroon and we explore on foot. Overnight camping. Day 11 - Poli Reluctantly we bid our hosts farewell and return to Poli, hiking back down the mountains to meet our vehicles. On the way we stop in a traditional sultanate where we should be able to meet the sultan and learn about the challenges of life in this area. Overnight Bukaru Camp. Day 12 - Mbe – Ngaoundere We drive back to Ngaoundere. On the way we stop at local villages and markets, meeting the various different ethnic groups that live in this region. Arrive in Ngaoundere and board the overnight train for the journey back south. Day 13 - Yaounde Arrive in Yaoundé this morning. After breakfast explore the city with visits to the Solomon Muna Foundation and a traditional art shop, among other sites. In the afternoon there will be free time to freshen up and get ready for the journey home.

Republic of the Congo

5 Days Kinshasa Experience Day 1: Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel Pass By: Tour de l'echangeur, Boulevard Lumumba Limete, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo You will be met at N’djili International Airport by Kwafrika Travel representative who will whisk you away to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day unwinding. No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at Leon Hotel Day 2: Zongo falls experience Stop At: Zongo Falls, 130 KM from Kinshasa, Zongo Democratic Republic of the Congo You will leave too early from your hotel in Kinshasa to Zongo Waterfalls. Located 130 kilometers (90 miles) from Kinshasa, Zongo Park provides a lovely setting & a spectacular scenery to the Zongo Waterfalls. The gorgeous 65m-high Zongo falls are one of DRC’s most spectacular sights. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Kisantu in the Bas Congo where the waterfall is located. Getting to the viewpoints involves some hiking, but watching the water roaring over the precipice into the river below is unforgettable. What makes Zongo waterfalls unique is the water vapor that rises to the sky when the river water hits the ground. If in dry season, you might go to the beach located 10 km away from the waterfall, there you could experience the massage waterfall. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight in Selli Safari Resorts strategically located near the waterfall Day 3: Lola Ya bonobo and Kinshasa City Tour Stop At: Lola ya Bonobo, Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo You will leave too early from your hotel, to reach the bonobos sanctuary at around 11 am. The Bonobos are our closest living relatives, with more than 99% identical DNA, are protected in a special preserve right outside Kinshasa. The sanctuary is surrounded by the rainforest and has a lake inside. Just as you enter the sanctuary, you will be brought to the briefing room. The visit is done in groups, the first group starts at 10 am. The others are done after an interval of 1h30’ up to 4 o’clock when the final group is supposed to end the last visit. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Musee National de la Republique Democratique du Congo, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo In the afternoon, you will go for a crash Kinshasa city tour where you will discover Kinshasa's vibrant culture and history on a tour of the city that explores local landmarks, a bustling market, and the banks of the churning Congo River. Traveling with a local guide, you'll learn the stories behind each place you see, from the National Museum to Kabila's Mausoleum and the Place of Independence. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Dinner Chez Flore Restaurant, Lunch Majestic River Restaurant and overnight in your hotel in Kinshasa Day 4: Parc de la vallée de N’Sele and Congo River boat Cruise Stop At: Parc de la Vallee de la Nsele, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo After breakfast in your hotel in Kinshasa, proceed to Parc de la vallée de la N’sele. Parc de la vallée de la N’Sele is a park located in the western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the commune of Maluku. It is approximately 90 min from the city center Kinshasa. Not only it does offer conservation but it also provides a space for relaxation and entertainment. The park offers tourists fresh and pure air. It is being populated with more and more animals representing the biodiversity of the Congo. It contains: lions, impalas, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, rhinos, elephants. In addition there are a lot of activities around the park. Cycling, kayaking, hiking or riding the Zip line. For the moment, the herbivores live in freedom. Lions, crocodiles, monitor lizards are in an enclosure. Ultimately, all animals should be released from enclosures to live in freedom. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo After game safaris in Parc de la vallée de N’sele, you will go to safaris beach for the majestic one hour boat cruise on Congo River. The cruise is done in a speedboat with an experience captain who brings you through a captivating cruise on the river for an entire hour. Duration: 15 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Safari Beach Resort. Day 5: Drop-off to Hotel / Airport

Rwanda

Gorillas & East Africa Safari

Day o1: Welcome to Kigali The capital of Rwanda since it gained independence in 1962. Most associate Rwanda with the horrific genocide that took place in 1994, but this is a country that has been striving to rebuild its economy for years and offers so much to the intrepid traveller. And though the past won't, and shouldn't, be forgotten, the future of Rwanda's tourism is looking bright thanks to its welcoming people, an abundance of lakes and the beautiful Virunga Mountains. Your adventure begins by meeting your fellow travellers and local leader at 6pm. Day 02: Musanze After breakfast this morning, your tour leader will take you to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, which opened in 2004 to mark the 10th commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi people. It serves as a museum detailing the history and consequences of Rwanda's genocide and a place for people to grieve for lost friends and family. This afternoon, you’ll drive to Musanze – the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, home to gorillas and golden monkeys. This afternoon, you'll visit The Gorilla Doctors headquaters; the only organisation in the world dedicated to saving the mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer’s) gorilla species one gorilla patient at a time using veterinary medicine and science. They monitor the health of gorilla groups to ensure the early detection of disease and injury, and stage medical interventions when gorillas suffer from human-induced or life-threatening trauma or disease. Day 03: Musanze Today, you’ll visit the The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. This research centre leads the world in protecting and studying gorillas while helping communities build their conservation capabilities. Learn about Dian Fossey’s life and the conservation of endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Day 04 : Queen Elizabeth National Park. Today, you’ll leave Rwanda as we cross the border into Uganda, making our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park is home to 618 bird species, 10 species of primates - including chimpanzees, and 95 different types of mammals. The route to your accommodation may feel like an unofficial safari. Keep a look out for African elephants, buffalo, hippos, warthogs, Nile crocodiles, leopards, spotted hyenas, lions and chimpanzees. Tonight, stay in a simple safari lodge within the park overlooking the Kazinga Channel. There are heaps of optional activities to do in Musanze, including Golden Monkey Trekking in the Virunga Mountains, the Mount Bisoke trek, or keep it chill with a canoe ride on the Mukungwa River. Maybe visit Redrocks Rwanda, where you’ll learn about the local banana beer production and be treated to some dancing, drumming and basket-weaving demonstrations. Day 05 : Queen Elizabeth NP Wake up for another exciting day in Queen Elizabeth National Park with another 4x4 Game Drive. Be on the lookout for any sightings you may have missed yesterday, and if you’re really lucky, you might be able to spot leopards or lions. This afternoon, you have the opportunity to see the park from a different perspective with an optional cruise down the Kazinga Channel, linking Lake Edward to Lake George. You’ll be joined by local guides who will fill you in on everything you could want to know about the landscape and the animals who live within it – be on the lookout for hippos basking on the shore, as well as crocodiles, herds of elephants and abundant birdlife. Day 06 : Queen Elizabeth This morning we make our way to Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you meet some local residents to learn more about rural life in Uganda. Visit a local organic farm, medicine garden and homestead and learn how its owner is tackling human-wildlife conflict with his anti-crop raiding techniques. You’ll also meet a local Mukiga woman who will share her story while showing you how to sort, pound and grind millet to make porridge and other Bakiga meals. This part of the park is famous for its tree climbing lions, so be on the lookout as you make the game drive towards our ecolodge in the northern sector of the park frequented by herds of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes! Day 07: Kisoro Today, drive out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park on your way to the southwest tip of Uganda (approximately 6 hours). The journey is like a game drive in itself, with the chance to spot zebras, antelopes, baboons and monkeys out the window. When you arrive at the corner of Uganda, where the border touches Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, you’ll be based in Kisoro, which provides access to seven different gorilla groups located in Mgahinga, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Nshongi. Day 08: Kisoro Gorilla Treaking Join a local guide and trackers as you climb through the rugged, mountainous terrain of Bwindi National Park in search of mountain gorillas. A quick lock of eyes with these creatures is a truly primal moment and visits are strictly controlled to minimise disturbance. Make no mistake, tracking gorillas is no walk in the park – it's called Bwinidi Impenetrable National Park for a reason. It can be wet, muddy, strenuous and uncomfortable, but the indescribable elation at coming across a group of gorillas is worth the effort. Spend a mesmerising hour with the gorillas as they eat, sleep, groom and play as the male silverback watches over them, then return to the lodge for dinner and to reflect on this incredible experience. Special information Visits are strictly controlled to reduce possible negative impacts on gorilla health and behaviour. A surgical face mask must be worn while within proximity of the gorillas to minimize the risk of disease transmission. Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and waterproof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain You will be provided with a walking stick and the option to hire a porter who can carry your day pack and assist you on the trek. It costs 20 USD to hire a porter, plus an optional tip. Hiring a porter not only makes your trek easier but also encourages local communities to embrace gorilla conservation and tourism. Some porters are ex-poachers who now recognize the value in gorilla conservation practices. Day 09 : Nairobi After breakfast this morning, it’s time to make the journey back to Kigali (approximately 4 hours). You will be dropped off at Kigali Airport for your short flight to Nairobi this evening (approximately 1.5hrs). On arrival at Nairobi Airport you will be met and transferred to your Nairobi hotel. Check-in, freshen up and get a good night’s rest before meeting your group in the morning. Special information Due to limited flight options you will not arrive at your Nairobi hotel in time to join the welcome meeting this evening.Your leader will leave a note at reception with their details and information on the following day. Petty theft is common in Nairobi. As a general rule, the safest place for your valuables is on your person in a neck wallet or money belt. Your hotel room or reception may also have a safe in which to store things. If you do decide to go exploring, make sure you get local advice on where it is and isn't safe to walk – particularly for later in the day. Be careful not to leave bags unattended on chairs or the floor when you're in a bar or restaurant. Without being paranoid, appearing vigilant is a great deterrence to would-be thieves. Also, make scans of important travel documents and email them to yourself – this will save you hours of time in paperwork if anything does happen. Day 10 : Masai Mara National Reserve Transfer from Nairobi to the famous Masai Mara, one of the best game reserves in all of Africa. On the way you'll stop in Loita Hills, a remote region that's home to the traditional Maasai people. This is one of the key places where the Maasai people still practice their traditional way of life, with little influence from the western world. Make a stop at Tepesua Village, which is known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. You’ll be welcomed by Maasai Warriors by way of traditional song and dance. Meet your Maasai hosts and enjoy a fascinating talk, full of insights into this remarkable and ancient culture. Take a walk to the community village which was founded for widows who had lost their cows due to drought, and can never remarry. The village offers support, safety and economic growth through the ‘Tepesua Widows Income Project’. Here the women are engaged in making handicrafts and sewing eco-friendly handbags, washable sanitary pads, and backpacks to sell to visiting travellers and locals. Learn about village life and be shown around a traditional Maasai home, and their cattle enclosures. Continue to the outskirts of the Masai Mara, where your permanent tented camp can be found. Day 11 : Masai Mara National Reserve Explore the Masai Mara in 4WD safari vehicles with game drives in both the morning and the afternoon. This is the quintessential African experience and with sparse open plains, dramatic skies and some of the world's most impressive animals, one you won't soon forget. Keep your eyes peeled for wildebeest, lions, leopards, antelope and giraffes, to name but a few. Special information An optional balloon ride over the Mara at sunrise is well worth considering. If you have pre-booked this activity (see the 'Important Notes' section) you will be picked up before dawn and driven to the launch site for a safety briefing from your pilot. Then you will glide through the dawn, sometimes at tree height, which provides amazing photo opportunities. Sometimes you will ascend, getting an overview of the enormity of the plains and the early morning movements of the teeming herds. After landing, you'll be treated to a bush breakfast, then be returned to your campsite to meet up with your group. Day 12: Lake Victoria Prepare for a long travel day as you head towards the border separating Kenya and Tanzania, then on to the small town of Musoma on the shores of Lake Victoria. Not only is this the largest lake in Africa, it's also the largest tropical lake in the entire world and shares its shores with Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The next three days will be spent in the wilderness, so make the most of your afternoon and evening by stocking up at the local market, grabbing cash from the town's ATM and kicking back with a cold drink as the sun goes down. Day 13: Serengeti National Park Travel on from Lake Victoria to Serengeti National Park and enjoy a picnic lunch at the entrance to the famous expanse. Continue to your campsite on your first Serengeti game drive in your overland vehicle, keeping an eye out for the hoofed animals and predators that call this place home. Tonight you'll have a true African safari experience, camping in an unfenced site within the national park, right in the heart of the animal action. Your leader will give you a full safety briefing once you arrive.  Day 14: Serengeti National Park  Wake to another glorious day in the Serengeti. Start the day with an early morning overland vehicle game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active, then return to the campsite for a relaxed brunch. Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp – don't stress, the animals will be doing the same – then head off again in the afternoon for another drive through the park. Return to the campsite for dinner and another night under the Serengeti's stars. Note: there's also an option of an early hot air balloon ride here. Please ask your leader at the start of your trip if you're interested. Day 15: Karatu Enjoy a final game drive through the Serengeti as you exit the park this morning and cross over to the Ngorongoro Conservation area where you'll descend to the Ngorongoro's crater floor for a 4WD excursion. If all goes to plan, you'll see some or maybe even all of the Big Five animals that reside here and better yet, the vehicle has an open roof so you can really feel like a part of the action. The animals here are less wary of humans and vehicles and as a result it's easier to watch them from up close. Take in the spectacular views from the rim of the crater as you make your way to the bottom, where animals roam the lakes, rivers, woodlands and hills. Keep an eye out for wildebeest, lion, zebra, cheetah, buffalo, gazelle and the endangered black rhino, as well as the colorfully dressed Maasai people who often water their cattle at the lake here. In the afternoon, we leave the Ngorongoro Crater and drive to Karatu, a small town on its outskirts and your base for the next two nights. Day 16: Karatu After breakfast this morning, you’ll make your way to Lake Eyasi, a huge seasonal soda lake. Lake Eyasi has been home to the Hadzabe people for more than 10,000 years and is one of the few places in Africa where traditional tribal life continues without modern influence. Today’s visit to the Hadzabe lands offers incredible insight into this ancient culture and a chance to learn about their way of life today. You’ll have the opportunity to meet members of the community and join in on daily activities like hunting, gathering and traditional dance. You’ll also learn about their unique ‘click’ language, which is thought to be one of the oldest languages still in use today. Return to your lodge in Karatu later in the day for a chance to put your feet up and relax. Day 17: Arusha Today is a free day to relax or choose from the various optional activities available from your base in Karatu. You might like to head to a local coffee plantation or take a Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Perhaps opt for a hike through the Ngorongoro Reserve Forest to Elephant Caves accompanied by an expert local guide and armed ranger. It's the perfect way to stretch your legs after a few days of overland travel. You'll hike through the Ngorongoro rainforest as your local guide explains the ins and outs of the area here and points out interesting animal tracks and footprints. Marvel at the wild landscape and spot beautiful birdlife as you walk. In the afternoon, we head to Arusha, where we will spend our last night. Add on activities Karatu - Village Visit - USD20 Karatu - Coffee Tour - USD25 Ngorongoro Forest - Elephant Cave Trek - USD80 Lake Manyara Game drive - USD100 Day 18: Arusha - Nairobi Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast today. A departure transfer can be booked, at an additional expense, to either Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK). Alternatively, you can continue on with our crew to finish in Nairobi. Please see 'Special Information' below for more details. Special information There is also an option of continuing back to Nairobi with your crew. Any flights out of Nairobi should not be booked to depart prior to 9pm. We highly recommend you book a post nights accommodation and depart the following day. Post nights accommodation can be booked through your sales agent.

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 São Tomé and Príncipe

Day 1 – São Tomé Arrive at your convenience into São Tomé – the capital city of São Tomé and Principe which has regular flights between Angola, Portugal, and Ghana. Go to Tamarindos or Tortue Ecolodge beach to relax. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 2 – São Tomé – São João dos Angolares – Pico Grande We begin our road trip to the most southern part of the island stopping at an abandoned hospital of Roca Agua Ize. This hospital used to be one of the best hospitals in western Africa and was built for the workers at the Roca Agua Ize plantation. Located nearby the plantation is the seaside cliff Boca de Inferno (Hell’s Mouth). We’ll make a short stop in São João dos Angolares. This is the largest town on the southern part of the island. Explore Cascata De Praia Pesqueria, a magnificent waterfall. Highlight: The most famous landmark of São Tomé & Principe is the Pico de Cao Grande. This mountain is 663 meters tall and visible all over the island. We relax for a moment at Grande Beach and take in the Atlantic. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 3 – São Tomé – Porto Alegre – Rolas Island Visit the Post Office, the perfect place to send a unique post card back home! 2- Drive to Porto Alegre. Stop by an old rusty tank. Highlight: We board a boat for a 20 minute journey to Rolas Island. This island is where the equator crosses through Sao Tomé & Principe. Return drive to São Tomé. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 4 – São Tomé – Vila Malanza Start our day with a drive to the mangroves near Vila Malanza. Highlight: Take a boat tour through the largest mangrove reserve in São Tomé and Príncipe. It is home to diverse wildlife, including unique bird species. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 5 – São Tomé This morning we move to a different hotel, this time we go back to the main town of the island. Visit to the National Museum. Here you can find religious art and colonial-era artifacts. Highlight: The Diogo Vaz Shopping. Here you can taste incredibly unique chocolate such as chocolate with grapes macerated in cocoa alcohol, ginger, orange, pepper and coffee, as well as 100% dark chocolate. Time to relax! For example: You can go to Tortue Ecolodge beach or explore a bit of the downtown on your own. It’s all up to you. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 6 – São Tomé Take a city tour in São Tomé. Our first stop is the Coffee Museum. São Tomé is famous for its coffee plantations, which began in 1780. Highlight: Begin our sightseeing of one of the oldest colonial capitals in Africa by exploring Independence Square – signifying independence gained in 1975. Explore the traditional, new and fish markets of São Tomé, a perfect way to learn more about this small nation. See the Presidential Palace from outside. This unique pink 19th century Portuguese Colonial style structure houses the current president. Stop by the São Tomé Cathedral. The first church of Our Lady of Grace was built at the end of the fifteenth century. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 7 – São Tomé – Roca Agostinho Neto – Santa Catarina Drive to Northern São Tomé stopping by the village of Roca Agostinho Neto – named after the first president of Angola: Agostinho Neto. Highlight: We visit the largest plantation in the country, which used to be the biggest cocoa producer. Nowadays the plantation is partly working and families relocated to live on the plantation. Continue towards the Atlantic with a stop at the Blue Lagoon Beach. It sounds as exotic as it is! We continue our drive to Lagao Azul. This is the most northern point of the country and can only be reached via the Santa Catarina Tunnel (the only tunnel in Sao Tomé and Principe). Explore the fishing village of Santa Catarina. Return to the capital and stop by the Monte Café Plantation, one of the most famous coffee plantations on the island. Return to São Tomé. Overnight stay in São Tomé. Day 8 – São Tomé Transfer to airport. End of tour.

Gabon

Gabon Tour Packages Day 1 Welcome to Libreville Meet & Greet English speaking guide at the airport and transfer to hotel Tropicana. Meals: None Day 2 Little trip to Nyonie Have breakfast in the morning and get ready for your trip to Nyonie. At 08:30 AM, the guide picks you up and transfer to Michel Marine dock. After 45mn of the cross boat, you will disembark at Matek-Mavi. Follow your trip in a 4x4 vehicle before you reach Nyonié camp. Settle, rest a bit, and have lunch at midday. In the afternoon go for a game drive in the reserve with high chances to see elephants, buffalos, etc. Overnight at Nyonie Camp Meals: Full board Day 3 Trekking in Nyonie Reserve Spend this half-day morning trekking in the beautiful forest of nyonié and relax in the afternoon at the beautiful beach around the camp. Overnight Nyonie camp Meals: Full board Day 4 Night Train to Lopé Spend the day relaxing at the beach in Nyone while waiting for your return to Libreville scheduled for 4 pm by 4:30 pm you will be transferred (20min) to owendo train station and night train to lopé. The train leaves at 05:50 PM and arrives in Lope around 01 AM. Meet and greet with Lope team and transfer to hotel. Night at hotel Meals: Half board

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Equatorial Guinea

Day 1 Arrival - Malabo Upon arrival at SSG airport, you’ll be welcomed by our representative. Our team will provide airport assistance, baggage clearance, and, later on, transferred to your Hotel. After hotel check-in, a short briefing with the guide to fine-tune details of Equatorial Guinea’s next days. Dinner and night at Yoli Hotel Day 2 Malabo City Tour After breakfast, we’ll drive through the beautiful city of Malabo. We visit the cathedral, a gothic-styled built architecture that Luis Saegarra Llairado designed. Next to the cathedral is the presidential palace with its numerous military installations and personnel. Please note pictures are not in Equatorial Guinea!! We also stop at the central market to witness a typical colourful market in the African ambience. Another exciting highlight includes the City Hall, the fantastic architecture of numerous Spanish buildings and much more. After visiting the old part and the new part of Malabo, we drive back to the Hotel for lunch. And in the first hours of the afternoon, we go for an excursion to the village of Ureca that stretches south of Malabo (35km). Highlight around Ureca includes a visit to the small town, the Eola waterfalls, and a beach walk along the Moraka beach where it is possible to spot marine turtle laying their eggs on the beach in the night. In the evening, we drive back to Malabo for the night. Day 3 Malabo- Bata We leave the Hotel this day after breakfast and head on for the airport for the morning flight to the mainland part of the country, Bata. After a 20min flight, we attain Bata airport from where our local guide will transfer you to the Hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we undergo a sightseeing tour of Bata, where and visit the clock square, the cathedral, the vibrant and colorful market, the mosque, and the central avenues. Time permitting, we may go to the seafront in Bomé for a beach walk in the afternoon before returning to the Ibis Hotel for the overnight and dinner Day 4 Bata – Mongomo – Oyala After breakfast, we leave Bata for Mongomo, which we attain three hours later. The road to Mongomo takes us across picturesque habitats and villages along the road bank with long patches of thick rainforest all through the distance. Upon arrival, we transfer to the Akoakam hotel for lunch and afterward depart for a P.M sightseeing tour of Mongomo. Mongomo is the hometown of E. G’s first president, uncle to the current one. The Fang ethnic tribe inhabits it. With its more than seven thousand people, Mongomo is privileged for receiving president during long weekends. The town itself has less to offer if not for the beautiful stadium which hosted the 2015 African Cup Of Nations. The newly built cathedral – a reduced copy of St Paul’s Cathedral in the Vatican- The center that boasts a stela in respect of the national history with the bust of the three leaders of the country: Bonifacio Ondo (Former head of internal autonomy during the Spanish reign), Francisco Masias the shot dictator and of course the current president Teodoro Obiang. Through picturesque habitats and villages along the road bank, we leave Mongomo in the afternoon and drive across long patches of thick rainforest and back to Oyala. Overnight at Djibloho Hotel. Day 5 Oyala – Bata - Departure In the morning, we visit Oyala, a futuristic city that is soon to become the capital of Equatorial Guinea. Settled in the middle of the jungle, Oyala, also known as ‘the city to peace’, is a vast field under heaps of construction work. We will visit some gigantic buildings that will serve as government offices, hotels, supermarkets and others. We then leave for Bata, which we attain in the early afternoon after stopping at Anisok for a quick visit. From Bata, we catch the domestic flight to Malabo airport for check-in for the connecting flight back home.

Equatorial Guinea Highlights 5Days /4Nights

Start and end in Sambata de Sus! With the Explorer tour Equatorial Guinea Highlights 5Days /4Nights, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Sambata de Sus, Romania. Equatorial Guinea Highlights 5Days /4Nights includes accommodation, flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more. Marvel in Equatorial Guinea’s to discover the incredible biodiversity, second only to the Amazon. The region is home to the second-largest forest globally, and Equatorial Guinea itself is home to 13 different protected areas, ranging from natural parks and monuments to scientific reserves. Beachgoers will also find stunningly clear waters juxtaposed against black volcanic beaches...

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Southern Africa

 Lesotho | Swaziland |  Botswana |  Namibia |  South Africa

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Lesotho

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Eswatini |Swaziland

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Botswana

BOTSWANA TOUR PACKAGE BOTSWANA - 6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS Day 01 : Okavango Delta, Botswana You are met upon arrival at the Maun Airport and then transferred to your safari camp in the Okavango Delta region. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the many activities — including game viewing by motor boat or mokoro (dugout canoe) where you can watch the elephants bathing and mammoth hippos emerging from the water. Day 02 : Okavango Delta, Botswana The Okavango Delta consists of a multitude of main channels, smaller tributaries and lagoons, as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. The permanent swamp includes groves of wild date palm, swathes of papyrus, islands fringed with forest, and lagoons covered with floating water lilies. The expert Eagle Island Camp guides help you explore the flora and fauna of the delta by foot along the walking trails, by boat on the canals, and by air safari. A spectacular and scenic game-viewing helicopter journey is included in your camp stay. Day0 3 : Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana This morning, board a shared light aircraft for a flight to the eastern region of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Wildlife Reserve — a designated 1160 sq. mile protected wildlife area. The reserve is a network of rich waterways that surround two large landmasses, containing a diverse ecosystem of woodlands, wetlands, floodplains, and dry savannah. Your lodge camp is adjacent to the reserve, the Khwai River, and nestled on the edge of a leadwood and fig tree forest. Known for its large concentration of mammals, your camp puts you in the perfect place to view elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs. Take an afternoon safari drive in an open-air Land Cruiser, then perhaps an after-dark game drive to spot some of the nocturnal animals. Day 04 : Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Botswana The day is yours to relax and explore this wonderful region of Botswana. Game drives are available in the morning, afternoon and evening, and there are guided walking safaris that stroll along the Khwai River. You may also want to visit a local village to learn about the native culture and traditions. Tonight enjoy a stargazing presentation. Day 05 : Chobe National Park, Botswana Today, take a short flight north to Chobe National Park. Stay in the Savute Channel, the heart of the park and a diverse habitat and haven for wildlife. The highlight of this area is Chobe’s animal migrations. Exhibiting the ancient patterns of time, the animals move following the available food and water in the district. At the Savute Elephant Camp’s watering hole, you can see massive herds of elephant and buffalo and the prides of lion that hunt them, as well as many other predators such as the endangered wild dog, leopard, cheetah and hyena. Your luxurious tented accommodation is built on a raised teak deck and includes an en-suite bathroom and a wonderful view of the waterhole. Day 06 : Chobe National Park, Botswana Enjoy another day to explore this amazing area full of animals and colorful birds. Often called the “elephant capital of the world,” Savute Elephant Camp offers excellent wildlife viewpoints. Stand along the dry Savute Channel to witness herds of elephants in their natural habitat. Game drives in open Land Rovers depart the lodge each morning and afternoon, giving you yet another way to explore this wildlife rich region. You can also take an excursion to view the historic rock paintings hidden in the hills by early Bushmen. Tonight you may choose to dine in the open-air “boma” for an evening of traditional foods and spectacular vistas of the African night sky. Day 07 : Chobe National Park, Botswana Enjoy your last hours in Chobe National Park, perhaps taking a final morning game drive, before boarding your small aircraft flight from Savute back to the Maun Airport. From there board your flight home or to your next destination.

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Namibia

Namibia’s Desert Flying Safari Duration: 07 Days | Destinations Visit: 03 | Days 3 – 5 at Hoanib Valley Camp. Experience the best of Namibia from above and below on this 7-day jaunt. Explore some of the most popular safari destinations, including the game dense Hoanib Valley, the world-renowned Sossusvlei Dunes, and the exquisite Skeleton Coast. Starting with a flight from Windhoek to the NamibRand Nature Reserve, your first few nights are spent at Kwessi Dunes. Tour Highlights Soak in Namibia’s spectacular scenery from the air and ground | Visit Sossuvlei’s iconic sand dunes | Discover the desert-adapted wildlife of Hoanib Valley | Quench your thirst for adventure at Shipwreck Lodge | Enjoy game drives and walks |Stargaze in Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve Day 01 – 03: Windhoek - NamibRand Your Namibian adventure begins in the capital city of Windhoek. Here, you’ll meet your pilot and take to the skies for the flight to the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Not only will your air transfer get you to your destination quickly and safely, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the striking views of the rugged plains below and sightings of the iconic, blood-red dunes in the distance. The quirky yet comfortable Kwessi Dunes is your home away from home for the next two nights. The classic canvas-and-thatch lodge promises a tranquil escape from the modern world and an unforgettable experience in nature from the lap of luxury. There’s so much to see and do at Kwessi Dunes. Days can be spent on scenic drives or walks through the nature reserve, while nights are best whiled away with incredible stargazing in Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. A highlight of your stay is sure to be a day trip to the world-famous dunes of Sossusvlei where you’re able to climb Big Daddy or Dune 45 and visit the salt pans of Deadvlei. And for the more adventurous traveller, the diverse, sandy landscape can be explored during quad bike (ATV) excursions, and hot-air balloon rides and helicopter flights (at an extra cost). Day 03 – 05: Kwessi Dunes – Swakopmund - Hoanib Valley Camp with local village visit (Himba communities) After indulging in breakfast at Kwessi Dunes, you’ll take to the skies again for a scenic flight towards the Atlantic Coast – keep an eye out for Eduard Bohlen, one of the most famous shipwrecks on the coastline, as well as Conception Bay and Sandwich Harbour. Before landing in Hoanib Valley, you’ll enjoy a short break in Swakopmund for a seafood lunch and a brief tour of the charming town. You will reach Hoanib Valley Camp, an elegant tented camp surrounded by majestic mountains and towering sand dunes, in the late afternoon. This upscale accommodation gives a new meaning to “roughing it” in nature; guests are able to experience an authentic stay in the untamed wilderness without foregoing modern comforts. One of the best parts of vacationing in Africa is seeing the diverse wildlife that roams the rugged plains. At Hoanib Valley Camp, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon game drives through the surrounding area in search of desert-adapted giraffe, elephant, lion and rhino. And when not out spotting some of your favourite animals, you can enjoy nature walks through the dry riverbeds and dunes or spend some time with the local Himba communities to learn more about their way of life. Day 05 – 07: The Skeleton Coast Dive After breakfast, you’ll depart from Hoanib Valley Camp on a comfortable transfer drive to your final destination. It’s a full-day journey to the Skeleton Coast, but the drive boasts breathtaking views throughout – including the ephemeral Hoanib River, home to large herds of elephants, and clay-baked landscape that eventually gives way to white sand dunes. The Skeleton Coast is a hauntingly beautiful region of Namibia’s idyllic coastline and will be your last stop on your Southern African getaway. The next two nights will be spent at the award-winning Shipwreck Lodge, possibly be the most memorable of all the accommodations on this trip thanks to its resemblance to the shipwrecks that line the coast. The active traveller will delight in the many activities on offer here, including quad biking (ATV rides) and sand boarding through the dunes of the Skeleton Coast. And, naturally, one cannot leave Shipwreck Lodge without exploring its namesake. Trips to Mowe Bay seal colony include stops at the Suiderkus and Karimona shipwrecks, as well as Westies diamond mine and the remains of the Ventura Bomber. For those who still want a classic safari experience of two thrown in, full-day 4×4 excursions to Hoarusib River feature allow for plenty wildlife sightings as well as a visit to the Clay Castles. Day 07: Wave Goodbye to Africa Enjoy breakfast at Shipwreck Lodge before flying back to Windhoek for the return journey home. You might be leaving Africa behind, but take comfort in knowing that there’s always more to explore on this magical continent on another unforgettable safari.

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South Africa

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Cape Town tour Package - 7 Day's

Cape Town tour Package Day 1-4: Cape Town Start your adventure in Cape Town, where you'll spend four nights at a comfortable backpackers' accommodation. During the day, take in the city's sights, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the V&A Waterfront. For thrill-seekers, we offer a variety of adrenaline-packed activities, including shark cage diving, paragliding, and zip-lining. Day 5-7: Garden Route After your time in Cape Town, head to the Garden Route for three nights of adventure and relaxation. Stay at a 3-star accommodation and take in the scenic drives, the BIG5 game reserve, and whale watching. And for those looking for a more relaxed pace, we offer plenty of opportunities to unwind and take in the stunning natural beauty. Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town Airport Collection -Accommodation Check-in - Paragliding of Signal Hill -Enjoy Sea Point Promenade- Accommodation drop off +/- 4:30pm Day 2 - Cape Point Private Full Day Tour 8:30am Collection-Clifton and Camps Bay-Hout Bay Harbour –hr Seal Island boat trip on a glass bottom boat-Chapmans Peak Drive Cape Point Nature Reserve -Lunch -Boulders Beach – Penguins-False Bay-Simons Town-Fish Hoek-Kalk Bay Accommodation drop off +/- 4:30pm Day 3 - Qualified Tour Guide - Full Day 8:30am Collection -Le Bonheur Reptiles Croc and Reptile Tour-Crocodile Cage Diving experience-Local wine farm for wine tasting Cool Runnings where we spend about 2hrs of downhill tobogganing-Cape Town’s most famous land mark in South Africa - Table Mountain Accommodation drop off +/- 4:30pm Evening Meal Day 4 - Qualified Tour Guide - Full Day 8:30am Collection - Sightseeing of the city - Sea Point Stadium drive by - Bo Kaap, V&A Waterfront - Green Market Square -Company Gardens- Houses of Parliament-City Hall-The Castle of Good Hope-Slave Lodge-Access Park Factor Outlets-Kirstenboch Botanical Garden Late afternoon stop at Signal Hill Accommodation drop off +/- 4:30pm Day 5 - Head off for the Garden Route Guide 5am - 7:30am Collection: Gansbaai - 2Hr Boat Based Whale Watching Trip 3hr drive to Albertinia Land Rover 4x4 Game Lodge Drive There will be plenty of stops made on-route to both attractions on the day to allow for take away food and drinks Accommodation drop off +/- 5:30pm Overnight in Mossel Bay. Day 6 - Qualified Garden Route Guide - Full Day - With Overnight 5:30am-6:00am Collection Early Morning Shark Dive |2hour Drive to Bloukrans Bungy Jumping (Optional) | Kayaking up the majestic Storms River Gorge | Tsitsikamma National Park for 2hour Zipline Canopy Tours | Knysna Waterfront, the Garden Route is not complete without having visited the Waterfront. Accommodation drops off +/- 5:30pm. Overnight in Knysna. Day 7 - Qualified Garden Route Guide - Full Day - With Overnight 7:00 am Collection | Early AM Elephant Park Knysna | 2hour drive to the Famous Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn | Adventure tour of the caves | Wildlife Ranch. Accommodation drop off +/- 5:30pm Overnight Oudtshoorn. Day 8 - Qualified Tour Guide - Full Day | 8:30am Collection | Route 62 Return to Cape Town Drop off at Cape Town International Airport (Time to be advised

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Eastern Africa

East African Community: Burundi| Kenya | Rwanda | South Sudan | Uganda.

Horn of Africa: Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Somalia.

Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Territory | Comoros | French Southern Territories | Madagascar | Mauritius | Mayotte | Reunion | Seychelles | Socotra.

Northeast Africa: Sudan.

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East African Community: Burundi| Kenya | Rwanda | South Sudan | Uganda.

The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organization composed of eight countries in East Africa. The member states are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Federal Republic of Somalia, the republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. The organization was founded in 1967, collapsed in 1977, and was revived on 7 July 2000

Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Territory | Comoros | French Southern Territories | Madagascar | Mauritius | Mayotte | Reunion | Seychelles | Socotra.

The islands of the Indian Ocean are part of either the eastern, western, or southern areas. Some prominently large islands include Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, and Lesser Sunda Islands.

Horn of Africa: Djibouti | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Somalia.

The Horn of Africa (HoA), also known as the Somali Peninsula, is a large peninsula and geopolitical region in East Africa. Located on the easternmost part of the African mainland, it is the fourth largest peninsula in the world. It is composed of Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somaliland. Although not common, broader definitions also include parts or all of Kenya and Sudan. It has been described as a region of great geopolitical and strategic importance since it is situated along the southern boundary of the Red Sea, extending hundreds of kilometres into the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel, and Indian Ocean; it also shares a maritime border with the Arabian Peninsula.

Northeast Africa: Sudan.

Northeast Africa, or Northeastern Africa or Northern East Africa as it was known in the past, is a geographic regional term used to refer to the countries of Africa situated in and around the Red Sea. The region is intermediate between North Africa and East Africa, and encompasses the Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia), as well as Egypt, Libya and the Sudan. The region has a very long history of habitation with fossil finds from the early hominids to modern human and is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse regions of the world, being the home to many civilizations and located on an important trade route that connects multiple continents

Southeast Africa: Malawi Lilongwe | Mozambique | Zambia | Zimbabwe

Southeast Africa, or Southeastern Africa, is an African region that is intermediate between East Africa and Southern Africa. It comprises the countries Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the mainland, with the island-nations of Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, and Seychelles also included.

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Nairobi National Park-Kenya

The "Big Five" game animals of Africa – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo

06 Days Simba Safari Overview 'Simba' is Swahili for Lion, and this 6 days safari was created to maximize Big Cat sightings of Lion, Leopard & Cheetah. Along the way you get to see plenty of other wildlife too, and Amboseli is also known for its large elephant herds. All three locations are scenic, with Amboseli lying ‘in the shadow’ of the great Kilimanjaro. A typical Safari Itinerary is listed below. Note that prices vary depending on the month or season of travel, with July to October being peak season while April to mid-June is low season. 2 nights Amboseli | 1 night Lake Nakuru | 2 nights Masai Mara Day 01: Start of your Safari from Nairobi The safari starts on its grand trek towards Amboseli National Park. Arrive for lunch at the lodge, at the foot of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro which dominates everything in sight. Spectacular scenery. See the amazing wildlife, particularly the elephants, during the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge or similar. Day 02: Enjoy Full day in Amboseli You will be taken on two game drives today, one in the morning from 6.15am to 9am, before breakfast and the other in the late afternoon after lunch from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. Early mornings and late afternoons are considered the best time to spot animals at their most active. As your safari is private, your game drive timings are flexible, convenient if travelling with children or if on a honeymoon when you perhaps want to lie in longer on some of the days. You may also choose to have a full day game drive [one for the whole day] with a packed picnic lunch at no extra cost. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena lodge or similar. Day 03: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru Depart after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park. This scenic lake is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes. Arrive for lunch. Evening gamedrive, dinner and overnight at the Camp. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or similar. Day 04: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara After the early morning game drive and breakfast, the safari now heads to Masai Mara. Arrive before lunch. The afternoon gamedrives allows spotting of the unrivalled wildlife in the park. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge [Option of Mara Leisure Camp or similar, in case of unavailability]. Day 05: Enjoy Full day in Masai Mara Take an early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast, you can relax by the pool. After lunch, go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge [Option of Mara Leisure Camp or similar, in case of unavailability]. Day 06: Return to Nairobi At the break of dawn you embark on your concluding game drive in Masai Mara followed by a leisurely breakfast. Check out by 10am for a return road transfer for Nairobi. ( Optional one flight back to Nairobi available at additional cost). Arrive Nairobi by early afternoon [ typically by 3pm]. Drop off at your hotel, or free onward transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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Burundi

Book the Best Day Tours & Safari Tour Packages in Burundi with Us Start and end in Bujumbura! With the Safari tour 3 Days Burundi Adventure Safari Itinerary, you have a 3 days tour package taking you through Bujumbura, Burundi. 3 Days Burundi Adventure Safari Itinerary includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport. Days Burundi Adventure Safari Itinerary! Explore and Discover Burundi with Ovacado Adventures Ltd. Ovacado Adventures Ltd is the Leading and largest tour operator in the central and East Africa. Day 01: Meet and greet with Ovacado Adventures Ltd Guide at the Burundi Airport After greetings, transfer to Bujumbura and briefing at the hotel; check in at your Hotel, Relax at Zion beach and Dinner at your Hote Overnight at Safari Gate hotel. Day 02 Bujumbura to Gitega Visit the former royal site and the sacred drum sanctuary in Gishora. After breakfast by 07:30 at your hotel in Bujumbura, drive to Gitega. From Bujumbura to Gishora takes about 2 hours and half depending on the stopovers along the way, with the beautiful landscape and Tea plantation en route to Gitega. On arrival at Gishora, we meet the team chef of famous drummers and take a sit to attend a fascinating show combining the sound of the drumbeat to dances, heroic poetry and traditional songs which take around one hour. After the show we drive from Gishora to Gitega city for lunch at Tropitel hotel; after lunch, drive to Muramvya province, where we are going to visit a pygms village called “Busekera”, in the Handcrafts village you attend a small demonstration of traditional dances; and come back to Bujumbura at 6pm. Dinner at Safari Gate Hotel. Gitega is the current political capital of the country since 2019, a city located exactly in the middle of the country and the ideal city where one can get acquainted with the historical and cultural heritage of Burundi, in the national museum of Gitega. Day 03: Bujumbura city tour and Rusizi national park Departure at 7:30, after breakfast, we start our 3 Days Burundi Adventure Safari by a boat ride in the Rusizi national park, from Rusizi river until to Lake Tanganyika to see hippos, birds and crocodiles, visit the living museum, drive to the memorial stone of the meeting of explorers David Livingston and Henry M. Stanley, return downtown for lunch/Buffet. After lunch, visit the various monuments of the city including the Independence Square (in the car), the mausoleum of the hero of independence, Prince Louis Rwagasole, and the unity monument “Ubumwe”, and then transfer to the airport.

Rwanda \The ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ 

Safari Destinations to be visited on the 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Volcanoes national park is known as the home for the mountain gorillas as it’s the second destination to visit the gorillas in the Virunga mountains ( Select the best gorilla family to visit ) Gorilla treks in Volcanoes require you to secure a gorilla permit Mgahinga National Park is known as the best & cheap destination for gorilla trekking as the Uganda wildlife authority gorilla permits ( Visit one Gorilla Family that’s the Nyakagezi gorilla group that is the migratory gorilla family that crosses the border from Uganda to Rwanda and Even dr Congo.) Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in western Uganda and it’s mostly known for the boat cruise and the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. Semliki national park is located in the western part too and is known as a birding paradise and good for animals that move at night. Kibale Forest National Park is known for the chimpanzee tracking and other primates that are watched during the nature walks (Murchison falls national park and Ziwa rhino to complete the search for the big five that have not been seen in the previous two wildlife national parks). Search for The "Big Five" animals of Africa – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo

 Search for The "Big Five" animals of Africa – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo

Day 1; arriving at Kigali international airport After arriving at Kigali international airport, you will meet our guide, and from there; the guide will drive you to Musanze (Ruhengeri).Upon reaching you will check in at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Laplame Hotel/hotel Muhabura for overnight and Dinner. Day 2; Gorilla tracking Very early in the morning at around 6 am have breakfast and then head to the park headquarters at Kinigi with packed lunch for briefing and to be assigned the specific group to track. Tracking can take about two to four hours depending on the type of group you are going to track. In the evening after relaxing a bit head to Muko village which is the home of the Ndifatanye Momahoro association, a collection of seven women who show travelers how baskets are woven and banana beer fermented. Here you need to pay for an interpreter since these women do not know how to speak English. Dinner and overnight as above. Mubare gorilla family (located in Buhoma) Gorilla trekking Day 3; Parc national des volcano to Mgahinga National Park Early in the morning, after breakfast from the hotel connect to Uganda (Mgahinga national park). Have lunch at Chameleon Lodge/Lake Mutanda Resort. In the evening after relaxing you go for the Batwa trail where the Batwa guides will explain to you how they used to be in the forest before it was gazetted to a national park, hunting techniques, their songs and dance, and more ways of life. For sure visiting these people will not be a loss in your life. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Lodge/Lake Mutanda Resort/Kisoro Traveler Hotel. Day 4; Mgahinga to Queen Elizabeth National Park Early in the morning at around 7:30 am, you will head to the park headquarters with your packed lunch, where you will be briefed on the dos and don’ts in the park. After, continue with the guides to see the unique animals. Although here it takes longer to reach the gorillas the going is much easier and the photography is usually better because the gorillas are often found in open. From tracking, rest a bit, and then after the driver will you to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will pass via the Ishasha area where if lucky you might see tree-climbing lions en route. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge/Enganzi lodge/Bush lodge. Day 5; Game drive, Queen Elizabeth National Park In the morning after breakfast, head for a game drive at Kasenyi where you will enjoy viewing the morning raisers like elephants, antelopes, lions, and many more. Have lunch and relax at the lodge. In the evening continue for the launch cruise at Kazinga channel between Lake George and Edward. On this cruise animals like hippos, buffaloes, and birds like fish eagles, and pelicans will be seen. Dinner and overnight as above. Queen Elizabeth national park - Uganda Tree climbing – Queen Elizabeth National Park Day 6; Queen to Semliki National Park After breakfast from the lodge, the driver will drive you to Semliki national park; you will have a stopover in fort portal and have lunch at Garden Restaurant. Upon reaching check-in at Semliki safari lodge. From there, go for the walking trail (red monkey trail) which ends at the Semliki river that forms the border between Uganda and Congo. Dinner and overnight at Semliki safari lodge. Day 7; Semliki to Kibale Forest National Park After breakfast at the lodge, the guide will take you to Semliki hot springs. (steamy sulphure hot springs) they are two where the female is more accessible than two and where the women from the Bamaga clan would make sacrifices to the gods before bathing naked in the natural springs. Your guide can demonstrate the temperature of the water by boiling an egg. The male hot spring is where the men carried out their sacrificial rituals and it is accessed via a muddy forest trail with plenty of primates and birdlife along the way. From here the guide will drive to Kibale Forest National Park and have a stopover in Fort Portal for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge/Mountain of the Moon Hotel/Kibale Forest Camp. Day 8; Kibale Chimpanzees Tracking Early in the morning, after breakfast at the camp, continue chimpanzee tracking in the forest. At Kibale forest, there is 90% of finding these unique relatives of ours and it is the most popular place for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda, here though there are plenty of hills, walking isn’t difficult if you are in shape. Lunch, in the evening, go for bird watching at Bigodi wetland sanctuary. This starts from the visitor center at Kanyanchu. Bigodi is home to about 200 species of birds as well as butterflies and eight different species of primates including the grey-cheeked Mangabey all these if lucky might be seen along the trail. Dinner and overnight as above. chimpanzee trekking in nyungwe national park chimpanzee trekking Day 9; Kibale to Murchison Falls National Park. In the morning after breakfast from the camp, the driver will drive to Murchison falls national park. You will have a stopover at Masindi for lunch and proceed. Note that on this day no activity will take place since traveling takes up the whole day. Dinner and overnight at Paraa lodge/Murchison River Lodge/Fort Murchison Camp. Day 10; Murchison Falls National Park Early in the morning, after breakfast at the camp, the guide will take you for a game drive at Biligi area on the point between Albert and Victoria Niles. Here chances of spitting lions and leopards are quite good. From there, return to the camp for lunch. In the evening, proceed for the launch cruise where abundant hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes, and thousands of birds including many fish eagles can be seen. After the cruise, continue to the top of the fall which is the most spectacular thing to happen to the Nile along its 6700km length. The 50 m river is squeezed through this narrow gorge with unbelievable power. Dinner and overnight as above. Day 11; Game Drives Early in the morning, after breakfast, go for a walking trail from the top to bottom of the river the upper stretch of this path offers views of Uhuru falls which the boat is not able to get close enough to appreciate, so the trail will give the complete Murchison falls experience. Return to a red chill rest camp for lunch. In the evening after relaxing, go for nature walks along the north bank of the Nile by Paraa safari lodge. It is popular with birds like a white-napped pigeons. Dinner and overnight as above. Murchison falls national park, Uganda Murchison falls national park, Uganda Day 12; Murchison to Kampala In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will take and visit the Bomu women’s group just before the Kanchumbanyobo gate. This small setup, offers a chance to learn how rural Ugandans live, their meals, souvenirs like baskets, and others. From here the driver will drive you back to Kampala having a stopover in Masindi for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel/Cassia Lodge/New Madagascar Hotel. Day 13: Drive to Kampala In the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, the driver will drive you back to Kampala to the hotel or airport depending on the time of your flight.

South Sudan

3 Days Cultural Tour in South Sudan The three days cultural tour in South Sudan is a perfect trip for one who yearns to have a feel of the South Sudan tribes and cultures. The trip allows exploring through Juba town as well as visiting the famous Mundari tribe of South Sudan. Day 1: Arrival In Juba Arrival in Juba. Meet the guide and drive to the hotel, not far from the Nile and Konyo Konyo central market, best place to feel the pulse of the city. Introduction to South Sudan and chat with the guide about the plans for the day. Change some money and visit the market area and old Juba town. Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight Day 2: Juba – Mundari Cattle Camp (3h) Breakfast. Introduction to Nile River cattle rearing cultures: Dinka and Mundari, the differences between them and their present day situation. After the explanation in the hotel we will visit the Murle refugee camp near one of Juba’s oldest mosques and the British botanical garden, small but interesting, just beside the White Nile. Have lunch in a Syrian restaurant and after some rest we will drive to the Mundari territory. Arrival at the Mundari cattle camp with several thousand heads of long horned cows and bulls. We will see the arrival of the animals to their sleeping grounds by 6 pm in the evening. Meet the young Mundari and admire the tight relationship with their cattle. Sleep near the cattle camp. Overnight in tents. Day 3: Mundari Cattle Camp – Juba – Flight Back Home (3h) Breakfast. Farewell from the Mundari tribe and drive back to Juba. Last visits and shopping. Day use at Royal Palace Hotel. At the appointed time transfer to the airport for international flight back home.

Uganda

15 Days Uganda Exclusive Birding Expedition

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The 15 days Uganda Exclusive birding expedition is massively full of birding destinations. Those that are going to expose you the some of the beautiful species only endangered to those regions. Some of the places you will visit in the 15 days are Mabamba swamp, Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, Semliki national park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park and Lake Mburo national park among others.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport You will meet and greet with your guide at Entebbe International airport who will then transfer you to the lodge where you are to spend the night. You will just check in and have some rest from the long journey as you prepare to start the fan 14 days of birding in Uganda. Day 2: Full Day Birding at Mabamba Swamp Have breakfast and head out for shoe bill watching at Mabamba swamp. Shoe bill is a well sought after water bird that is easily found in Mabamba wetland. The guide will drive you to Mabamba and bring you back in the evening. Birding in Mabamba is done on the local canoes and you get to spot several other bird species as you search for the shoebill. Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park Today you have an early breakfast and start the journey to Murchison falls national park. This is Uganda’s largest national park with over 70 mammal species including the lions. On the journey you will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to trek the Rhinos and have a very close encounter with these huge land mammals. From here proceed to the park, arriving in the late afternoon for check in, dinner and overnight. Day 4: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise After breakfast, you will head out for an early morning drive that is to expose you to numerous wildlife species. From lions, buffaloes, elephants, oribis, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs to duikers and many more, nothing you will fail to see. On the drive you will also be spotting several bird species since Murchison Falls is a home of a number of them. The afternoon is for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile, here you will see schools of hippos, crocodiles and some wild animals that come along for drinking water in the afternoon. The Nile also has several bird species for you to spot. In the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park Today is a transfer day, have breakfast in the morning and start the journey to Kibale forest national park. This is the world’s primate capital because of the so many primates that reside here. It’s one of the important birding spots you can’t miss on any birding safari in Uganda. Lunch will be in Hoima city and proceed to the lodge in Kibale. Arrival is in the evening for check in, dinner and overnight. Day 6: Morning Birding Session and Afternoon Chimpanzee Tracking Have breakfast then go for an early morning birding session in the forest in search for the Pitta. On this search you will still spot several other bird species since Kibale is a home to more than 200 bird species. You will later come back to the lodge for lunch and then transfer to Kanyanchu starting point to go through briefing for the afternoon chimpanzee tracking process, the dos and don’ts while tracking the chimps. You will have a chance to see the chimpanzees carrying on their daily lives like feeding, copulating, hunting, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling and displaying. Day 7: Transfer to Semliki and Full Day Birding This day is for a full day birding experience at Semliki National park. In the morning after breakfast, the drive guide drives you to Semliki. You will do birding along the Kurumia trail in the park and other trails. This s one spot that even homes species endangered to the Albertine region. You will visit the Sempaya Hot springs and then drive back to Kibale at the lodge to dinner and overnight. Day 8: Bigodi Swamp Walk and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Have breakfast in the morning and then go for the Bigodi Swamp walk where you will be able to see a lot of bird life around the Bigodi swamp. You will have lunch and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will check-in to the hotel and relax to the beautiful views of Lake Munyanyange filled with Flamingos. Day 9: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise After an early breakfast, head out for a morning game drive for sights of different wildlife species like buffaloes, oribis, waterbucks, warthogs, topi, hyenas, uganda kobs, elephants and so many others. Queen Elizabeth national park is a home to some bird species that you will spot along the drive. Having had a palatable lunch, then go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. Over 40 bird species reside here and you will be able to spot some as you enjoy the beautiful scenery. In the evening you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 10: Transfer to Ruhija Via Ishasha You will have breakfast and then transfer to Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The journey goes through the Ishasha sector famously known for the tree climbing lions, as you drive through, you will spot some lions lying in the tree branches. You will have several stop overs at your convenience, for photos of bird species and other things you find interesting along the way. Arriving at the lodge is in the evening for dinner and overnight. Day 11: Gorilla Tracking Community Walk You will have an early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing, orientation and meeting the guides about the dos and don’ts while tracking the gorillas, you will then be partitioned into groups depending on which gorilla family given. Bwindi forest harbors the biggest number of mountain gorillas in the world. It’s almost everyone’s dream to see the great apes in their natural home. After finding the great apes and spending an hour with them, you will get back to the park headquarters for your certificates and continue back to the lodge for lunch and afternoon nature walk in the community. Day 12: Transfer to Mgahinga National Park Today is a transfer day, in the morning after breakfast, start the journey to Mgahinga national park. This is Uganda’s smallest national park but homing several bird species. Arrival is in the afternoon for lunch and some relaxation. Day 13: Birding in Mgahinga National Park You will have breakfast and then do birding the whole day in Mgahinga national park. You will spot several forest birds like the African Paradise Flycatcher, black kite, cape robin chat, pin tailed whydah, speckled mousebird and so many others. Day 14: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo national park. It is the smallest savannah park with a lot of wildlife to behold. You will check in at the lodge, have lunch, rest and then go for an evening game drive that will furnish opportunities for sights of zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, waterbucks and several others. Day 15: Morning Boat Cruise and Transfer to Entebbe for your Flight Back Home You will have breakfast, do a morning boat cruise and then proceed to Entebbe with a stopover for lunch at the Equator for the water experience and some photos as well as some souvenir buying if you wish to.

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Djibouti

5Days/ 4Nights Best of Djibouti Day 01 : Arrival in Djibouti Upon arrival in Djibouti, you will meet and greet with our` representative who will welcome you to Djibouti and transfer from the airport to the hotel for overnight and dinner. Day 02 :The city of Djibouti Wake up for an early breakfast and afterward leave to the city for a full-day view. You will enjoy touring around the city numerous monuments and markets. All meals included and night at Auberge Boulaos Day 03 : Lac Abbe After an early breakfast, drive to Lac Abbe for a trip at the saltwater lake. It IS situated at the incredible scene of nature perhaps making it worldlier, serving as a set for the classic science fiction. Explore how limestone chimneys belch sulfur via Grand Barra; the remains of an ancient lake are giving a chance to spot wildlife. Overnight and dinner at Auberge Boulaos Day 04 : Lac Assal Take your route to Bankoualeh oasis to see some of the beautiful waterfalls and gardens after breakfast. Later on continue to Lac Assal, a crater that is considered one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in Africa via the village of Ardo. All meals included and night at Auberge Boulaos Day 05 : Lac Assal-Djibouti-Khartoum After breakfast, explore the volcanic region including Ardoukoba volcano, its hot spring, and the surrounding at Lac Assal. At noon drive back to Djibouti for your onward flight.

Eritrea

Discover Eritrea Day 01: You will be met at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel Asmara Palace or a similar location. Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay. After settling in at your hotel a guided tour of Asmara has been put together. A guide will take you to see Asmara’s cathedrals, mosques, the theatre and the unique Fiat Tagliero, which looks like a service station out of a Hollywood science fiction movie. Recuperate at the Asmara Palace Hotel or similar with dinner and breakfast before continuing your tour the following day. Day 02: Once you have enjoyed your breakfast you will be able to explore more of Asmara. Primary attractions in this beautiful city include a trip to St. Mary’s Coptic Church, the city’s cathedral, National museum, a visit to see Alexander Pushkin’s statue of this famous Russian poet and end the day with an intriguing visit to the local market to enjoy the local arts and crafts at the Khulafa al Rashedin. Our visitors will spend the night at the Asmara Palace hotel or a similar location. Breakfast and dinner will be included. Day 03: Following breakfast at your hotel, you can anticipate a drive to the high plateau where Keren is situated. These misty mountains lie at the heart of the agricultural sector of Eritrea tourism. Tourists will be fascinated by the camel and livestock market, which is an enormous attraction in the area along with other popular markets in the area. The guide will take you to see the silver and wood marketplace, Imperial Palace ruins and war cemetery. Later, tourists will overnight at the Sarina Hotel or a similar hotel, where breakfast and dinner are included. Day 04: Take a leisurely drive to the city of Massawa through the Filfil, which is Eritrea’s tropical forest where many species of tropical birds may be seen. As a part of the Semenawi-Bahri, this popular rainforest destination provides dramatic scenery as the landscape transforms going down toward the coastal region. The variety of fauna and flora on this trip is magnificent and tourists can get to see all of this while being transported through the region. The Red Sea hotel or similar welcomes its visitors overnight and for a delicious breakfast and dinner. Day 05 :The rich history offered by Massawa includes several eras and kingdoms along a string of islands including the well-known Dahlak Islands. Formerly known as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, Massawa remains an important port in the region. Characterized by exquisite Turkish architecture, lazy sandy beaches, swimming pools and a shopping mecca, Massawa is a popular tourist destination on this tour. The Red Sea hotel or similar is ready to host their guests for a pleasant breakfast, luncheon and dinner. Day 06: On the final day of your tour, tourists can relax while heading back to Asmara. Mendefera is along the way where a stop will be made to take in the stunning mountain views before arriving in Asmara. Here, the Hotel Asmara or similar hotel will be arranged to overnight, with breakfast and lunch on offer. Day 07: Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and what is left of your time on Eritrea travel and before being driven back to the airport.

Ethiopia

Tourist destinations include Ethiopia's collection of national parks (including Semien Mountains National Park), and historic sites, such as the cities of AxumLalibela and GondarHarar Jugol walled city, Negash Mosque, in Negash and Sof Omar Caves.

Somalia

Ancient pyramidical structures, mausoleums, ruined cities and stone walls, such as the Wargaade Wall, are evidence of an old civilization that once thrived in the Somali peninsula.This civilization enjoyed a trading relationship with ancient Egypt and Mycenaean Greece since the second millennium BCE, supporting the hypothesis that Somalia or adjacent regions were the location of the ancient Land of Punt. The Puntites native to the region traded myrrh, spices, gold, ebony, short-horned cattle, ivory and frankincense with the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, Indians, Chinese and Romans through their commercial ports.

Enticing Ethiopia Tour: History, Culture & Landscapes

Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. Transfer to Hotel On arrival meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. The balance of the day will be your leisure time to spend at your hotel; optionally, you can visit the Holy Trinity Church and Ethnological Museum. Founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II, Addis Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia and the seat of the African Union (AU). Addis Ababa is the third highest capital in the world and one of the largest cities in Africa with a population well over 5 million. It is located at 2500 m above sea level at the footstep of the highest peak of Entoto Mountain chain (3200m above sea level), and enjoys an excellent climate all year round; with an average temperature of 160C. Addis Ababa is a pleasant city with wide avenues of Jacarandas, interesting museums and one of the largest open-air markets in Africa, known as Merkato.Ethnological Museum: It is found in the main campus of Addis Ababa University by the Institute of Ethiopian Studies with the aim to preserve the country's historical and cultural heritage. It has complete collections that describe almost all the tribal groups in Ethiopia. Here you will have an overview of the history, culture and traditions of the people of Ethiopia. The collections include the nomadic tribal groups that are now living just as man's forefathers lived thousands of years back. Trinity Cathedral: a beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture which is unique to both Ethiopia and Africa and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Here you will find scripts of the imperial families, statues done by a Greek sculpture, Stained glass window paintings from the Old and New Testament in the Bible and coffins of Emperor Haile Silassie-I; the founder of the church, and his wife. Overnight: Caravan Hotel or Similar Hotel Day 2: Fly To Bahir Dar. Visit Lake Tana Monastery and Blue Nile Falls. Drive: Bahir Dar to Blue Nile FallsDistance: 32 KmETD: 1hr. and 30 MinRoad Type: Asphalt [Gentle Slope]Flight: Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar (1hr. and 15 Min)After breakfast, drive to the airport and catch your flight to Bahir Dar. Later, visit Lake Tana Monastery and Blue Nile Falls. Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia, measuring approximately 84km long and 66km wide, and is also the source of the Blue Nile. The lake contains 37 islands; however their visibility varies according to seasonal water fluctuations, which are regulated to measure inflow to the Blue Nile Falls. The islands accommodate 20 monasteries, which are used to store religious artefacts due to their remote location.The Blue Nile Falls, also known as Tis Abay, mean 'smoking water' in Amharic. They start as a gentle river flowing 5,223km north of the Mediterranean Sea before joining the impressive falls. The waterfall itself is around 150ft high and half a mile wide, which is just spectacular to witness. Surrounded by immense natural beauty, the falls attract parrots, bee-eaters, white throated seedeaters and vervet monkeys, just to name a few.Overnight: Jacaranda Hotel or Similar Hotel Day 3: Drive to the Simien Mountains Drive: Bahir Dar to Simien MountainDistance: 280 KmETD: 6hrs.Road Type: Asphalt [From Gondar to Simien Mountain (110Km) is steep road]Drive to Sankaber- the headquarters of Simien Mountains National Park- passing rural villages and crossing mountain passes with stunning vistas.The Simien Mountains National Park occupies a surface area of 180 km sq. The park, situated between 4,430 and 1,900 meters (6,200 - 4,500 feet), boasts varied flora with three marked botanical areas. The highest parts have meadows with little vegetation, characteristic of afro-alpine zones. Here we can find the endemic lobelia rhynchopetalum, small groups of perpetual flowers, helichrysum, and the striking kniphofiafoliosa.Optionally, late afternoon, walking near your lodge to spot the endemic gelada baboon and appreciate the breathtaking scenery.Overnight: Simien Lodge Day 4: Explore the Simien Mountains Drive: Simien Mountain to Gondar Distance: 110 Km ETD: 2hrs.Road Type: Asphalt [ (110Km) is steep road] In the morning, you can explore the legendary Simien Mountains and its unique inhabitants. The landscape in the area is remarkably picturesque with panoramic vistas overlooking the deep gorges of the Escarpment. Our main interest will be the endemic gelada baboon and the great scenery. Amidst beautiful alpine meadows punctuated with Giant Lobelias and flowering “red hot pokers” (Kniphofia’s), we will find ourselves surrounded by massive troops of extremely well habituated and photogenic Gelada Baboons. The mountains are also home to 16 bird species endemic to Eritrea and/or Ethiopia as well as an important population of the rare and beautiful Bearded Vulture that can frequently be seen gliding along the cliffs here.Overnight: Simien Lodge or Similar Hotel Day 5: Drive To And Tour The Ancient City Of Gondar Today we will drive back and have sightseeing tour of Gondar- the first capital of the Ethiopian empire, founded in 1635 by the Emperor Fasilidas. Gondar is best-known for its collection of 17th century castles and palaces. Spend the day exploring the Royal Enclosure and its buildings. The fortress, which is surrounded by a 300-foot-long wall, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The oldest and most impressive structure in the compound is the two-story palace of Emperor Fasilidas, built of solid basalt stones. Other royal buildings of interest include the library of Emperor Yohannes I, the House of Song where royal ceremonies took place, the elegant reception and banquet hall of Emperor Bakaffa, and the palace of the king's wife. Also visit the nearby bath of King Fasiledes, where modern-day Timkat ceremonies are performed. Finally, view the Church of Debre Birhan Selassie, an imposing structure with brightly coloured ceilings. Overnight: Goha Hotel or Similar Hotel Day 6: Tesfa Walking Tour Day One Drive: Gondar to Tesfa TrekkingDistance:310 KmETD: 6hrs. And 30 Min.Road Type: Asphalt [steep road]Walking (easy grade) time: 2/3 hours.Filakit, is the administrative centre for Meket (woreda) district and it is here that you would travel to start your trek to Mequat Mariam Community site. You may have your guide with you if travelling from Lalibela, otherwise you will meet him here at the Save the Children office. You will probably want a quick lunch in one of the local 'hotels' - enjara and wot.At Werkhaye villagers from Mequat Mariam will await you with a donkey to carry your bags. From here you trek across the plateau following well-worn paths (often bolder strewn) through the agricultural landscape of the highlands. Little boys and girls watch their sheep,cattle, horses and donkeys. Older girls can be seen fetching water from springs along the way, and the men ploughing fields with oxen, engaging in harvesting activities or other agricultural work depending on the time of year and day of the month (on saints days it is forbidden to engage in many activities).At the newly renovated church of Hanna Mequat, with acacia trees dotted around the church compound, you will get a glimpse of the escarpment edge that will be with you for much of the trip. Beyond the church you will join it and follow it round to the tukuls at Mequat Mariam. The walk time is about 3 hours plus stops. The staff - all members of the local villages - will meet you and serve snacks - perhaps a 'Meket Pizza' with tea or coffee, or perhaps you will be ready for a beer. As you enjoy this you can watch the birds soaring on the thermals - ravens, the odd vulture, perhaps a lammergeyer, and innumerable others. There is a shower, with water warmed by the sun - though do go a bit easy on the water. Don't miss the sunset on the 'rock bar' with a sundowner drink.The community will serve a good meal - simple western food - after dark in the dining tukul, and if you would like will prepare a traditional Ethiopian style coffee ceremony. The community has built especially designed tukuls bedrooms - traditional style with thatched roof, and stone walls. However the beds are comfortable mattresses, with clean bed linen and blankets. Day 7: Tesfa Walking Tour Day Two Walking (easy grade) time: 2/3 hours in the morning, 2/3 hours in the afternoon.A breakfast of either eggs or pancakes, with tea or coffee will get you ready for a good days walk. The walk from Mequat Mariam to Wajela winds along the escarpment for much of the way with staggering views of the river systems and farmland below. There is a good chance to see gelada baboon along these escarpments, and if you are lucky rock hyrax, even a klipspringer.After a few hours the Mequat community hand over to the Wajela community - a fresh donkey for the luggage. Here you can eat a simple picnic lunch, maybe with a soft drink carried by one of the community. Some of the route cuts across the plateau top and there are some shortcuts if you want to reduce the walking, but if you feel fit much of the time you can follow the escarpment edge.Towards the middle of the afternoon, you will reach the church of Kura Anbessa Giyorgis, perched on the rock edge, with Olive (OliaAfricanus) and other indigenous trees around. Kura means crow aven and Anbessa Lion! If you meet one of the priests ask for an explanation of the name. It is possible to take another route and come across the carpet weavers, but there is no time to do this and the church.After Kura Anbessa you cross the road and head north across the plateau to the Wajela site. Again a warm welcome and snacks will await you at Wajela with its cosy tukuls overlooking a wooded escarpment. If you are early there is a 2-hour round trip to a church and cave structure below. You can also rinse off in the shower. Dinner as in Mequat is served in the dining tukul, sometime after sunset. Day 8: Drive To Lalibella, Visit Nakuto Leab Church Drive: Tesfa Trekking to LalibellaDistance: 110 KmETD: 2hrs. And 30 Min.Road Type: Asphalt [steep road], [2Km Gravel road]Trekking: 2hrs. Lalibela is arguably one of the most important religious and historical sites in all of Africa and the entire Christian world. There are no less than 200 churches in the Lasta Region of Lalibela, some hidden in enormous caves, but it's exceptional to find 11 churches of such master craftsmanship in one locale. These brilliant feats of engineering and architecture are often referred to as the "Eighth wonder of the world". The churches are said to have been constructed during King Lalibela’s reign during the 12th and 13th centuries when Lalibela (then known as Roha) was the capital of the Zagwe dynasty.On the way to Lalibella, Visit Nakuto Leab Church, Situated around 7km from central Lalibela, the Na’akuto La‘ab Monastery is found inside a natural cavern in the highlands surrounding the town. A wonderful monastery that pre-dates the more popular churches in the centre of the town.Overnight: Sora Lodge or Similar Hotel Day 9: Visit the First Group Rock Hewn Churches Of Lalibela In the morning, visit Yimerhane Kirstos church. The church of Yemrehanna Kristos is one of Ethiopia's best-preserved late Axumite churches, and is named for a twelfth-century Zagwe priest-king and saint. It is set in a spectacular landscape of juniper trees located inside a large natural cavern on a hill in northern Ethiopia, predating the famous nearby rock-hewn churches of Lalibela by almost a century. The walls of the building were constructed with alternating layers of recessed timber beams and projecting plastered stone, and the windows are covered by carved cruciform lattices. The interior is divided into a nave and two side aisles by masonry pillars and arches, with a domed sanctuary on the east end.In the afternoon, visit the first group of churches which represent the earthly Jerusalem. This group includes Bete Medhanialem (Savior Church), Bete Miriam, Bete Denagel, Bete Meskal, Debra Sina, and Bete Golgotha. Standing 38 feet tall with seventy-two pillars, Medhane Alem is not only the largest in Lalibela, but it is the largest monolithic rock-hewn church in the world. Bet Golgotha houses remarkable reliefs of figures, early Christian art rarely seen in other parts of Ethiopia.Overnight: Sora Lodge or similar hotel Day 10: Visit Asheton Maryam And The Second Group Rock Hewn Churches Drive: Lalibella to Asheton MaryamDistance: 8 KmETD: 30 Min.Road Type: Asphalt [steep road]Trekking: 1hr.After breakfast, you can optionally, participate on a special cookery event or visit Asheton Maryam. In the afternoon, visit the second group of churches representing the heavenly Jerusalem. In this group are the Bete Gabriel & Raphael, Bete Merquorios, Bete Emmanuel, and Bete Abba Libanos Finally, visit the most interesting cross-shaped church of BeteGiorgis (St. George), which is said to be the symbolization of Noah’s ark. The cruciform-shaped BeteGiorgis is the most perfect and beautiful church here; its interior is dominated by depictions of Saint George killing the dragon.A cookery event is a special arrangement where you can experience the making of Ethiopian traditional dishes at one of the community houses in Lalibella.Trek (halfway mule or horse ride) to the 13th-century rock-hewn monastery of Asheten Mariam (over 3000 meters high). It is about 8 km from Lalibella. The road is very steeply looked like a twisted rope hugged on the wall but very beautiful scenery and rewarding to experience it. On top, it looks like flying over the town of Lalibela and its surroundings. The mountain views are impressive and panoramic and it’s easy to understand why the priests at this church believe they are the “closest to God.”Overnight: Sora Lodge or similar hotel Day 11: Fly Back To And Tour Addis Ababa After breakfast, catch your flight to Addis Ababa.There are options for today: you could visit the Hamlin Festula center or the Merkato, as part of a shortened Addis Ababa city tour. Merkato is the largest open-air market in Africa. Here you will be presented with confusing, but fascinating, glimpse of the vast range of goods and artefacts available from all parts of the country and you will enjoy the Ethiopian trade exchange tradition in the open air, you can purchase anything you desire here. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner, after which you will be transferred to the airport to catch your departing flight. You may also choose to spend an extra night in Addis - we can help with those arrangements also.About the Hamlin Institute: Founded over 63 years ago, by pioneering Australian surgeon Dr Catherine Hamlin and her surgeon husband Dr Reg Hamlin, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia is dedicated to treating Ethiopian women who have suffered the most horrific childbirth injury: obstetric fistula. More info: https://hamlinfistula.org/en/You will then have a delicious group dinner in the city. Overnight: Caravan Hotel or Similar Hotel Day 12: Return Flight Home, Or Continue With Optional Harar Add-On Adventure For clients continuing their adventure to Harar, please ask us for the itinerary. If this isn't for you it is time to return home revitalized from your thrilling Ethiopian adventure!

The British Indian Ocean Territory is not a tourist destination. Access is restricted and a permit is required in advance of travel. There are no commercial flights and permits for yachts are only issued to allow safe passage through the Indian Ocean (Outer Islands only).

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The volcanic islands of the Comorian archipelago have been called the “perfumed islands” for their fragrant plant life and are known for their great scenic beauty.

French Southern Territories

In the South Indian Ocean, French territories include Reunion (Mascarene archipelago), Mayotte (Comoros archipelago) and the remote Iles Eparses in the Mozambique Channel (Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Bassas da India, Europa), and Tromelin, North-East of Madagascar.

Madagascar

Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, is an island country comprising the island of Madagascar and numerous smaller peripheral islands. Lying off the southeastern coast of Africa, it is the world's fourth largest island, the second-largest island country and the 44th largest country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Antananarivo.

Things to do and see in Madagascar National Parks & Reserves: Madagascar is home to a number of National Parks and Reserves that protect the island's unique and diverse ecosystems. These protected areas are home to a wide range of plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Whale-Watching: Madagascar is a great destination for whale watching, with many species of whales and dolphins found in its waters. Humpback whales are a common sight in the waters off the island, and can often be seen breaching and blowing from June to September. Light Expeditions: Light expeditions in Madagascar take you off the beaten path and into the wild, allowing you to experience the island's natural beauty in a more intimate and authentic way. From rainforests and waterfalls to mountains and sandy beaches, there is a wealth of landscapes and ecosystems to explore. Snorkeling & Diving: Madagascar is a paradise for snorkelling and diving, offering crystal clear waters and a diverse range of marine life. Explore the vibrant coral reefs and see a variety of fish, including rays, sharks, and turtles. River Tours: The Canal Pangalanes and Tsiribihina rivers in Madagascar offer unique and breathtaking river tours. Float through lush rainforests and past stunning waterfalls as you discover the natural beauty and biodiversity of the region. Camping: Camping in Madagascar allows you to go where there are no hotels and experience the extraordinary beauty of the island in a more intimate and authentic way. Set up camp in remote locations and wake up to the sounds of the surrounding wilderness. Snorkeling & Diving: Madagascar is a paradise for snorkeling and diving, offering crystal clear waters and a diverse range of marine life. Explore the vibrant coral reefs and see a variety of fish, including rays, sharks, and turtles Plantation visits & stays : Visitors to the island can visit plantations to learn about the local flora and fauna, as well as the history and culture of the region. Some plantations even offer accommodation, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural surroundings and experience life on a working plantation. Hiking & Trekking: Madagascar is a paradise for hikers and trekkers, offering a diverse range of landscapes and ecosystems to explore. From rainforests and waterfalls to mountains and sandy beaches, there is something for every type of adventure seeker.

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The ring-tailed lemur is one of over 100 known species and subspecies of lemur found only in Madagascar

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Mauritius

Mauritius Tour Packages Days06 & 05 Nights Day 01: Arrive at Mauritius. Free time for relaxation and enjoy beach activities. Day 02: Port Louis Visit Pamplemousses – the Royal Botanical Gardens. Take a panoramic view of Port Louis city from Citadel Fort. The orientation tour of Port Louis includes Catholic Church, Mosque, High Court building, Port Louis Theater, French Colonial buildings etc. Enjoy shopping at Caudan waterfront. Day 03: Ile Aux Cerfs Island Visit to Ile Aux Cerfs Island by high speed boat. Take a thrilling experience of parasailing. Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear blue waters of Mauritius. Day 04: Casela Bird Park Free time for shopping at Bagatelle shopping park followed by a visit to Casela Bird Park. See amazing species of birds from all the five continents. Later proceed to enjoy Sunset cruise (Subject to weather conditions). Day 05: Casela Bird Park Visit Model Ship Factory, Trou Aux Cerfs – the Volcanic Crater, Curepipe – the scenic residential town, Garden Village, Grand Bassin-The Sacred Lake, Shiva Temple, 23 colored earths – Valley of colors. Later enjoy various activities at valley of Colors on your own like Zipline, Quad biking, Nepalese bridge crossing etc. Day 06: Departure Board the flight for your hometown. Tour Concludes.

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Mauritius was the only known habitat of the extinct dodo, a flightless bird.

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The Thirteen Islands of St Brandon – Images of L'Île Coco, Cargados Carajos Shoals in Mauritius

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Mayotte

Mayotte, the 101st French department is located between Africa and Madagascar, in the heart of the Mozambique Channel. We invite you to discover this territory with its circuit “Diving Jardin Moare” This island with African and Malagasy traditions will seduce you with its charm, its authenticity and simplicity, far from mass tourism. Come and discover the beauty of its bouénis with colorful salouvas. Sail on its lagoon to meet dolphins, turtles and whales (depending on the seasons) ! Walk in the preserved bush with different flavors: Ylang-ylang, vanilla and other spices, it will not be uncommon to observe lemurs and large fruit bats among the coconut palms and baobabs.

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Reunion

If you're looking to take your tropical adventure to the next level, go and explore the archipelago of Mayotte. Composed of two islands Grande Terre and Petite Terre, this French region is a true Eden on earth that offers something for everyone. From immaculate beaches, lush green vegetation to volcano peaks and hiking trails, the island's got you covered. Make the most out of your trip and pick Reunion Island as your next destination! Also a volcanic island, its origins grant it an exceptionally beautiful landscape, one characterized by high peaks and deep canyons. With its unique culture and topography, you have got your hands full of fun activities this island paradise has to offer.

Mayotte Highlights 3-Day Tour: Grande Terre and Petite Terre with 4-Day Reunion Island Extension Option

Day 1: Arrival in Dzaoudzi (Mayotte) Arrive at the Mayotte-Dzaoudzi-Pamandzi International Airport in the morning and enjoy a hassle-free transfer to your hotel. Once checked in, you'll have the rest of the day to yourself. Stay at Hotel Le Rocher or similar Day 2: Petite Terre - Grande Terre After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, kick the day off with a tour of Dzaoudzi. The city capital of the French island, Dzaoudzi has a diverse culture showcased in its major establishments like the Governor Palace, Eiffel Palace, Post Office, and the many stunning villas. Located opposite Dzaoudzi is Mamoudzou. The city harbor is a sight to behold especially on a clear day, with its bustling marina full of yachts and fishing boats. Aside from this, Mamoudzou Fishing Museum, the Place du Marche, and the city's old market, where you will find a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and spices, are also worth visiting. Then, travel around the coast and through the dense tropical forest in the heart of the island. Along the way, you will visit an ylang-ylang plantation and the endemic baobab trees, many of which are estimated to be more than a thousand years old. Ride west and see more of the island's rich flora at the waterfalls of Baie de Soulou, De Coconi Botanical Garden and the emerald-colored water of Dziani Karihani. On your way back to the hotel, you will also stop by Tsingoni, Mayotte's old capital. Stay at Hotel Le Rocher or similar Day 3: Mayotte - Reunion Island (if option is selected*) After break fast, spend the day at your leisure. You can take the chance to soak up the sun and swim in the clear waters of the ocean or go shopping for some souvenirs. You will then be dropped off to the airport depending on your departure time. *If you choose the Reunion Island extension though, you'll be catching an early morning flight to Roland Garros Airport in the Reunion Island. The driver will be waiting for you at the airport. In the afternoon, once you've checked in at your sea-front hotel, board the tour van that'll take you on a trip to one of the many canyons in the island. Then, get ready for a heart-pumping ride to the Piton des Neiges, a 2 million-year-old volcano which is deemed to be the highest point in the Indian Ocean. Stay at Hotel Sainte Rose or similar Day 4: Sainte-Rose - Saint-Philippe After breakfast, get ready for a day of touring the beautiful southern towns of Reunion Island. Stop at Sainte-Rose and visit Notre Dame Les Laves. The church, which sits at the foot of Piton De La Fournaise, was miraculously spared by its lava during its 1977 eruption, thus the church's name which translates to “Our Lady of the Lava." Ride further south to the peaceful town of Saint-Philippe. Aside from its rugged beauty, this harbor town is also known for housing the island's largest nature reserve where you'll find a variety of tropical trees that stretch from the shore up to the volcano. End the day at Saint-Pierre and check-in at your hotel. Stay at Dimitile Hotel or similar Day 5: Piton de la Fournaise - Saint-Pierre Today, get ready for an excursion to Piton de la Fournaise, the jewel of the island. A typical example of a hotspot volcano, Piton de la Fournaise has formed three calderas in its over 500,000 years of existence. Learn more about it at La Cité du Volcan, a modern and informative museum dedicated to all aspects of volcanoes on the island. On your way back to Saint-Pierre, take a quick stop at Saga du Rhum, a family-owned distillery that's been around since 1845. The distillery also doubles as a rhum museum but what better way to complete the experience than by having some fun rhum tasting, right? Day activities end at your hotel. Stay at Dimitile Hotel or similar Day 6: Cilaos - Saint-Leu - Saint-Paul - Saint-Denis Depart from Saint-Pierre and head to Cirque de Cilaos, located in the geographic heart of the island. The largest of the three calderas, Cilaos boasts a breathtaking 1200-meter landscape drop - an outline not found anywhere else on the island. With its volcanic peaks, deep ravines and lush sloping forests, this setting is straight out of a fairy tale. You will also visit Saint-Leu, a small fishing town with a beach perfect for surfing and paragliding. Just off the coast is the Natural Marine Reserve of Réunion, where vast and varied marine life is thriving. If you have a knack for colonial buildings and grand seafront esplanade, then you will enjoy a quick stop at Saint-Paul before ending the tour at your Saint-Denis *hotel. Stay at Hôtel Le Juliette Dodu or similar Day 7: Saint-Denis - Departure from Reunion Island After breakfast, catch your early morning flight. Your Reunion Island adventure concludes with a transfer to the airport.

Mauritius and Reunion Honeymoon Packages – 7 Days

Mauritius and Reunion Honeymoon Packages – 7 Days Day 1: Mauritius On arrival at Mauritius you will be escorted to your transfer to the hotel of your choice. Dinner at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight. Day 2: Mauritius Breakfast. Full day Scenic South Tour with Adamas Duty free shop, Ship model factory, Trou Aux Cerfs Volcanic Crater, Shivji Temple at Grand Bassin and Valley of Colours with its 23 Coloured earth and numerous waterfalls and endemic plants and where you can enjoy several activities like zipline, quad biking, buggy ride, nepalese bridge and others at optional cost. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight. Day 3: Mauritius Breakfast. Full day Ile Aux Cerf's Tour with speed boat transfer to the white sandy beach at Ile aux Cerfs where you can enjoy sea activities like parasailing, tube ride, under seawalk, Grand River South East waterfall viewing and others at optional cost. Dinner at the hotel and Overnight. Day 4: Mauritius – Reunion Island Breakfast. Check out and ready to transfer by air to Reunion Island. Relax and enjoy this beautiful country. Overnight. Day 5: Reunion Island – Volcano and Wild South Tour Breakfast. Travel to the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanos in the world covering a third of the island's area. On the way to the volcano, there are numerous viewpoints to enjoy including the cattle breeding area of Plaine des Cafres and the stunning panoramas of Nez de Boeuf; a huge canyon on the Rivière des Remparts caused by the collapse of the volcano's summit. Continue your journey across the beautiful landscapes of the wild south passing authentic Creole villages and discover the rivers of lava flow that have crossed the major roads throughout the years of eruptions. Enjoy an authentic Creole lunch during the tour then marvel at the oversize geysers at Cap Méchant before the tour ends. Other activities are available at optional cost. Overnight. Day 6: Reunion Island Breakfast. Today the entire day is at your leisure. Day 7: Reunion Island Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Exploring Seychelles beyond the resorts and beaches, especially for active couples keen on island hopping and adventure, sounds like a dream getaway. With Christone Holidays, you can turn that dream into a reality. Seychelles offers a wealth of natural beauty, from lush jungles to stunning coral reefs, providing endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. Whether you're interested in hiking through tropical forests, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, or discovering hidden coves and secluded beaches, Seychelles has something for everyone. With Christone Holidays as your trusted travel partner, you can tailor your Seychelles experience to your preferences, ensuring an unforgettable and personalized journey through these enchanting islands. Visit christoneholidays.com to start planning your Seychelles adventure today!

Seychelles

Seychelles is perfect for those active couples who are interested in island hopping and exploring the islands beyond resorts and beaches.

Seychelles Honeymoon Package 6D/5N Day 1 Arrival-Mahe Upon arrival at Aéroport de la pointe Larue on Mahé island, our agent representative will escort you to the Inter-Island Quay from where you will be able to take a ferry ride to Carol Strand . The day is offered at leisure to the family. After check-in and lunch, families can head out to explore the island. Dinner and overnight at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Optional: Sunset Cruise Day 2 Couple Free Leisure Day Before heading out to explore the island with your family on your own, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel. You can go out to explore the famous beaches on the island. Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette are coveted as one of the most beautiful beaches. The beaches are perfect for that collection of family pictures from the trip. Visit the local markets and head back to the hotel thereafter. Enjoy dinner and night stay at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Day 3 Full day Bus and sightseeing on Mahé island Experience the diversity and inspiring scenic beauty of Mahé, Seychelles’ largest island, in air-conditioned comfort, passing imposing granite peaks and verdant hillsides down to golden-sanded beaches fringed by clear tropical waters. Begin with a tour of the capital, Victoria, and the picturesque charms of its ancient clock tower and colorful market, while our guides recount for you the history of the islands. After the market tour, they will enchant you with tales of folklore as you journey on to the enchanting old Mission Lodge by way of a winding mountain road, where breathtaking panoramas of rambling tropical vegetation, towering granite peaks, and the azure ocean await. Travel on for a delicate Creole lunch prepared from our succulent local fruits and vegetables. End your day in the traditional ambiance of the Craft Village, where a fascinating collection of arts, crafts, and tropical wares are created. Overnight at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Day 4 Peaks of Paradise Today you will experience a thrilling adventure trekking along Mahé’s northern coast. Before cruising back to Victoria, aboard our catamaran “Catalina”. Starting from “Danzilles”, the palm-fringed trail along the deserted northwest coast follows the contours of ancient granite boulders. Our experienced guides will point out some of Seychelles’ unique flora and fauna along the way. The 1.5-hour walk ends at Anse Major, where Catalina is moored in the sheltered bay. After boarding by dinghy from the pristine beach, the day’s excursion continues with a cruise to Bay Ternay Marine Park, stopping at undisturbed snorkeling sites, where you can choose to swim or can spend time feeding the fish or sunbathing on the spacious deck. Lunch is served on board before the gentle cruise home. Full day Cruise: Instead of participating in the walk, you might choose to board Catalina from its mooring in Victoria and enjoy the sights while relaxing on a day-long cruise along the coast for a different perspective of Mahé. Dinner and overnight at Kempinski Seychelles Resort. Day 5 Full day Reef Safari Today after your breakfast, you will start your journey with a gentle cruise past the reclaimed island of Hodoul, home to large numbers of herons and cattle egrets. Then motor out into the marine park where you will board our semisubmersible to keep your feet dry while exploring the teeming reefs. Hand the fish their breakfast before diving in for your submarine adventure. We provide lightweight snorkeling vests and snorkeling equipment to allow you to get up close to the fascinating underwater world. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet, prepared in the traditional Seychellois style and savoured outdoors, while relaxing in the sun. Our multi talented crew will enliven the lunch with some traditional Creole rhythms. After lunch there is always time for a relaxing swim or perhaps nothing more strenuous than a lazy afternoon snooze. Then join us on the scenic route back to Port Victoria, with a leisurely cruise around the islands of the marine parks. Dinner and overnight at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Day 6 Departure- Airport

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Socotra _ All tourists need a Yemeni visa to visit Socotra island.

Socotra has been practically isolated from the outside world. This is one of its greatest attractions: it is a virgin and unexplored destination.

Socotra Island: The Alien Land on Earth

The island of Socotra has been defined as ‘the most alien place on earth’ or ‘where the weird things are’. Socotra is one of the most isolated landforms on earth separated from Africa during the Miocene. Since 2008, Socotra is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its long geological isolation has created a spectacular endemic fauna & flora and it is considered the jewel of biodiversity of the Arabian Sea. The fact is that Socotra is the fifth place in the world with more endemic species that cannot be found anywhere else on earth!!! Plan your Socotra trip today! Discover jaw-dropping formations during your Socotra trip!

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Socotra Island Tour

Day 01 : Arrival in Socotra - Hadibo - Deleisha beach Arrival on Socotra considers the Galapagos of Indian Ocean. Drive a long the coastal road to your hotel, relax in the hotel for few minutes then having your lunch. the afternoon activities is a visit to Delisha coast which consists of pristine white sand, relaxing swimming both in the sea and in the fresh water lagoon,all with beautiful mountainous background. There is also possibility of witnessing a fabulous sunset from Delisha.Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hadibo. Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Day 02: Enjoy Diksam the local village with dragon's blood tree forest (Diksam - Darho village) After breakfast we will make our way by 4x4 vehicles to Dixsam plateau and Shebhan view point. This area is renowned for the native Dragon's blood trees and local trees, and also renowned the people are Bedouin nomads and we will experience a warm and curious welcoming and traditional lifestyle, and there is a small handicraft shop sells local products. Lunch will be in the canyon and swim in the fresh water pools in the wadi .Dinner and overnight in Darhoo village. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 03: Explore Degub cave and relax in the sandy beach of Omaq After breakfast drive straight to Nouged Southern part of the island . The other choice is to drive a head to the southern part of the island (Nouged) you will visit Degab cave which overlooks a scattering of villages below. the cave it self is of interest as there are many stalactites, stalagmites and pools of water that has seeped through the rocks over time, then we will drive to Omaq campsite where we could swim In the clear water of the Indian ocean, we will have our lunch in Omaq camp site, after lunch you can walk a long the coast and climb the sand dunes, dinner and overnight in Omaq campsite. Meals : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Day 04: Relax and enjoy the sunshine | Qalansiya - Detwah lagoon After the breakfast we will drive to Qalansyia village (Detwah protected area) which is famous for it sandy lagoon and its spectacular landscape, sting rays can be seen in the lagoon, so take care when swimming .this lagoon is in the west of Socotra and the best site to witness fabulous the sunset. Overnight in the campsite Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Day 05: Explore the pristine beach of Shoub which is famous for dolphin presence ( Shoub beach – Qalansyia Early in the morning we will take a boat ride to Shuab. This morning you will enjoy a boat ride with a local fisherman, be sure to look out for spinner dolphins a lon the way. And observe the sea birds e.g cormorants, seagull, and you will watch a big cliff in front of you most of the birds are nesting in it. Line fishing may also possible from the boat, you will enjoy swimming in the pristine beach and visit the mangrove trees, then late afternoon we take the boat ride to Qalansyia, have your lunch under palm trees, drive back to Hadibo,than to Ar-Ar is a fantastic place for swimming in the beach and climbing the highest sand dunes in Socotra Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Day 06: Explore Hoq cave and the underwater life of Dihamri Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive to discover Hoq cave, we trek from the base of the cave, the cave it self is 2.5 kilometer long, the largest cave in the Middle East, and holds a wealth of Socotra wealth, inside we can find stalactities, stalagimites and rim pool. Ancient writing and drawing on the cave wall. Then we will trek down to the car, having the lunch and then we will drive to Dihamri marine protected area, which is home to one of the richest coral reefs of the archipelago. Many marine animals can be seen during swimming, snorkeling and diving, including parrotfish, moray, eel, Rays, and many different fishes. We would like to remind people not to touch the corals in the marine protected area as this would cause irreversible damage. Dinner and overnight at Dihamri protected area. Meals : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Day 07 : Socotra Local endemic plant nursery This morning spend the time in Dihamri marine protected area swimming and snorkeling, than drive to Delisha camp site and restaurant for lunch. After lunch drive to the only endemic plants nursery in Socotra. Dinner and overnight in Socotra Hotel in Hadibo Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Sudan

5 Days Tour in the heart of Sudan Day 01:Khartoum - Old Dongola - Karima We start our tour by picking you up from Khartoum Airport or your hotel, followed by a trip to Old Dongola! In the northern Sudan, on the east bank of the Nile River, is Old Dongola, an ancient city of the ancient world. The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Makuria which existed from the 6th to the 14th century. In modern times, Old Dongola is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular destination for tourists interested in the history of the ancient Nubians. During your visit to Old Dongola, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient city as well as its ruins and landmarks. It is possible to visit the Makuria Palace, the Coptic Church, as well as the Temple of Amun. It is also possible to visit the Old Dongola Museum, which houses a collection of artifacts from the ancient city. Following the tour of old Dongola, you will travel to Karima. It is estimated that the travel time will be two hours and thirty minutes. You will be staying at the Nubian Rest House at the foot of Jebel Barkal. The house is a charming Nubian-style building, consisting of two rooms and six beds in total. There are shared facilities and a pleasant veranda on which you can enjoy the cool starry nights. Each room features three beds, ample storage space, a fan, Wi-Fi, and a large shower. It is a tastefully decorated rest house. Day 02: Jebel Barkal - El Kurru - Pyramids of Nuri - Karima In this tour, you travel through some of Sudan’s most impressive historical and archaeological sites on your way to Jebel Barkal from Karima. You can expect the following. In the first place, we will visit Jebel Barkal, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the town of Karima. There are several temples and pyramids on this mountain, which was considered a holy place by the ancient Egyptians. You will be able to explore the ruins of the temples and climb to the top of the mountain for a stunning view of the surrounding area. The next stop is El Kurru, a small village located near Jebel Barkal that is home to some fascinating ancient tombs. Several Nubian kings and queens are believed to have resting places in these tombs, which are decorated with beautiful carvings and paintings. Also on display are the remains of a small pyramid and a temple. Our third destination is the Pyramids of Nuri, which are located a short distance from El Kurru. It is believed that several kings and queens were buried in these pyramids built by the rulers of the Kingdom of Kush. The tour will offer you the opportunity to view several well-preserved pyramids and learn about their historical significance. After your trip, you will return to Karima, where you will have the opportunity to explore the local market and interact with the friendly locals. Stay at Nubian Rest House for the night. Day 03: Karima - Pyramids of Meroe Via Bayuda Desert Following breakfast early in the morning, an exciting and adventurous tour to Meroe will depart from Karima via the Bayuda Desert. The following is the itinerary for the trip. In order to reach Meroe, we must drive through the Bayuda Desert, an expansive, rugged landscape with rocky terrain and scattered vegetation. During your drive through the desert, you will be able to observe the local wildlife and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You will pass through small villages that are inhabited by the Bayuda people along your journey. If you are lucky, you may even be invited to join them for tea or dinner by these friendly and hospitable people. After several hours of driving, you will finally arrive at the Pyramids of Meroe, one of Sudan’s most famous and impressive archaeological sites. The pyramids date back to the Kingdom of Kush, which ruled Sudan between the 8th and fourth centuries BC. Take the opportunity to explore the Pyramids of Meroe and learn about the history of the Kingdom of Kush while you are there. Several of the pyramids can be climbed to enjoy a breathtaking view of the landscape surrounding them. Spend the night at the Meroe camp site or in an outdoor tent. Day 04: Meroe - Naga and Mussawarat - Khartoum Visit the sites of Naga and Mussawarat in the morning, approximately one hour and thirty minutes of travel time from Meroe Pyramids. Naga is one of two centers that developed during the Meroitic period. In Naga, in a typical Saharan environment with rocks and sand, we discover a temple dedicated to Apedemak (1st century A.D.). This magnificent building is decorated with bas-reliefs that depict the god with a lion’s head, the Pharaoh, noblemen, and several ritual images. Several metres away is a small and curious structure with arches and columns, named “kiosk”, in which we can distinguish Egyptian, Roman, and Greek styles at the same time. Another temple dedicated to Amon is not far away, with many statues of rams and beautifully decorated gates. After that, we will continue to Mussawarat, not far from Naga. Settlements in this area are situated in beautiful valleys surrounded by hills. In this area, the ruins of a very large temple can be seen; it once played a very significant role in the community. One of its most notable features is the “Great Enclosure”, a complex of constructions and boundary walls surrounding a temple constructed during the 1st century A.D. These walls depict a large number of elephants that indicate this animal played a significant role in the area’s history. In the vicinity of the big wadi, there is another temple dedicated to Apedemak – restored by a German archaeological mission. After an enjoyable day in Naga and Mussawarat, transfer to Khartoum is scheduled. Approximately three hours are required to travel between Naga and Mussawarat and Khartoum. Overnight in Khartoum at New Flower hotel. Day 05: Khartoum city tour & Surroundings Tour of Khartoum & Surroundings starting in the morning, including Khartoum city tour, Jabal Auliya, and Omdurman: Visit Jabal Auliya, a hill located approximately 15 km east of Khartoum, to begin your day. There are breathtaking views of the city and the Nile River from this location. There are two ways to reach the top of the hill: by car or on foot (if you are feeling adventurous). Next, proceed to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, after enjoying the views from Jabal Auliya. To gain a deeper understanding of the country’s history and culture, visit the National Museum of Sudan. Afterwards, visit the Tuti Bridge to witness the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. After lunch, proceed to Omdurman, which is located just across the Nile from Khartoum. Visit the Omdurman Souq, one of Sudan’s largest and busiest markets. Among the items available here are a variety of traditional Sudanese goods, such as textiles, pottery, spices, and more. You will then visit one of the most important Sufi shrines in Sudan, the tomb of Sheikh Hamad Al Nil. Upon completion of your tour in Omdurman, you are free to return to your hotel or to the airport if you are departing Sudan.

Southeast Africa: Malawi Lilongwe | Mozambique | Zambia | Zimbabwe

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Malawi Lilongwe

Lilongwe has a growing music scene and is the best place in the country to sample Malawi nightlife. Malawi’s only sanctuary for rescued, orphaned and injured wild animals. It is also the world’s first accredited “People & Wildlife” PAW centre

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Mozambique

The tourism assets of Mozambique include the country's natural environment, wildlife, and cultural heritage, which provide opportunities for beach, cultural, and eco-tourism.

Malawi & Mozambique: Wildlife and Waves

Embark on a 16-day, awe-inspiring adventure that takes you from the untamed wilderness of Malawi to the pristine, crystal-clear waters of Mozambique. Start your journey in Malawi and travel to Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve, known for their diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Embark on game drives, boat safaris, and walking safaris. Head to Lake Malawi and spend your days' snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Explore nearby islands, visit local fishing villages, and interact with friendly local communities. Cross the border into Mozambique and head towards the stunning coastline. Explore the beaches of Mozambique, known for their crystal-clear waters, pristine white sands, and abundant marine life. Relax on the beach, indulge in water sports like snorkeling or diving, and enjoy fresh seafood.

Highlights

Discover the heart of Africa in Malawi, a hidden gem waiting to be explored | Venture into the wilderness and discover Liwonde National Park |Experience game drives, and walking safaris in Majete Wildlife Reserve | Dive into the crystal-clear waters and see colorful fish in Lake Malawi | Cross the border and explore the Mozambique Islands' crystal-clear water| Indulge in water sports like snorkeling or diving in Nuarro.

Activities

Wilderness Lodge Exploration | Village Visits | Stand Up Paddle Boarding| Snorkeling | Wildlife Viewing|  Camping | Kayaking

Places Visited

Malawi – Mozambique – Blantyre Blue - Zebra Island Lodge - Lake Malawi Lilong weLiwonde National | Park Majete | Wildlife Reserve Mozambique |Island Nampula Nanatha Salima

Malawi & Mozambique Tour Package Day 1-3: Arrive in Chileka, Malawi | Majete Wildlife Reserve Campsite3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners A warm welcome to Malawi! Upon arrival at Chileka International Airport, your guide will welcome you. After collecting your luggage, they will transfer you directly to Majete Wildlife Reserve, one of Malawi's big five parks. You will spend the first three nights of your tour here. Set on the edge of the beautiful Majete Wildlife Reserve in the lower Shire Valley, you will stay in Thawale Camp, a rustic haven that offers guests the opportunity to experience the Big 5. Enjoy the views over the watering hole from the comfort of your private veranda. Experience night drives, game drives, bush walks, bird walks, boat trips, and hill hikes. There is so much to do and enjoy in this picturesque reserve. Distance: 100 km Travel Time: 1.5 Hours Day 4-6: Liwonde National Park Hotel3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners Your tour continues to get better and more exciting. You will now travel to Liwonde National Park, one of Malawi's success stories in wildlife conservation. Your driver or guide will transfer you to Mvuu Lodge, situated along the mighty Shire River within the Park. You will stay here for the next three days. Enjoy your stay at Mvuu Lodge, nestled discreetly on the banks of a lagoon just off the Shire River on the western boundary of the wildlife-rich Liwonde National Park. The main lounge building is set high above the water for long views upriver and a private viewing platform overlooking the lagoon. Along with a sizable population of hippos, the river is home to numerous elephants, reedbuck, waterbuck, and sable. In "The Sanctuary," a fenced 4,000ha area in Liwonde, buffalo, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, zebra, roan, eland, and a rare black rhino have been introduced. Over 400 of the 650 bird species are found in the Park, which has a thriving bird population. Distance: 130 km Travel Time: 2.5 Hours Day 7-9: Salima | Lake Malawi National Park Hotel3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners It's now time to cool off! Travel to Senga Bay in Salima, where you will catch your boat transfer to Blue Zebra Island Lodge. During your stay, you are in a perfect location to take advantage of delectable meals and breathtaking water sports. You will spend three nights here. Spend your days at this discrete and eco-friendly lodge on Nankoma Island, named after the vibrant cichlid fish. This island is a true wild paradise, home to some of Malawi's most unusual flora and fauna. What better way to spend an afternoon than splashing about in the swimming pool or chilling out on deck chairs with a refreshing cocktail? Named after a frequent visitor to the island, the African bee-eater, the open-air restaurant looks over Baobab Garden, the pool area, and Lake Malawi. Dining at Blue Zebra Island Lodge is a leisurely and tasteful experience. From adventurous activities to total relaxation, Blue Zebra has a range of experiences for you to enjoy. Unwind at the infinity pool with stunning views over Lake Malawi, explore the island by kayak or nature trail, go birdwatching, discover the underwater world with snorkeling and seasonal scuba diving, sip an MGT (Malawi gin & tonic) on a sunset cruise, and more! Distance: 270 km Travel Time: 4 Hours Boat Transfer: 20 minutes Day 10-11: Lilongwe | Fly to Nampula, Mozambique | Mozambique Island Hotel2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners You will now cross the border into Mozambique, another fascinating destination rich in culture and stunning beaches along the Indian Ocean. A representative from Blue Zebra will transfer you by boat back to the mainland to meet your driver or guide, who will then transfer you to Lilongwe International Airport. In Lilongwe, you will catch your flight to Nampula International Airport and meet and greet with guided road transfers to Ilha de Mozambique. You will spend the next two nights of your tour at the Villa Sands Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel located on the western beach of Mozambique Island, strategically located just on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy freshly caught fish, prawns, and lobsters prepared in a variety of ways, or just relax with a drink at the oceanfront sunset terrace bar. Enjoy the freedom of the ocean by taking trips with the hotel's boat. Visit nearby islands with white coral beaches or swim in the crystal-clear waters of the mangroves. You can also take trips with Ilha Blue Island Safaris, which offers boat trips, kayaking, snorkeling, whale-watching, bicycle tours, etc. Distance: 180 km Travel Time: 3 Hours Day 12-15: Nuarro, Mozambique Hotel4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners You will wind up your tour in Nuarro, a beautiful and perfect destination to end your Mozambique safari. A representative from Nuarro Lodge will meet you at Villa Sands and transfer you to Nuarro Lodge, situated in a remote location on a white sandy beach on the northern shores of Mozambique. Backed by the wild Mozambican bush, fringed with old and established baobab trees to the back, and fronted by the calm and aquamarine bay of Nanatha, the lodge is peppered along a more than 2km-long, powdery-white beach in the middle. Experience the wide variety of activities available at Nuarro Lodge that will keep you and all ages as active or relaxed as they choose! For the more active, there are all the marine excursions, which include diving, snorkeling, whale watching, dhow sailing, kayaking, board paddling, and sunset cruises, just to name a few. Land lovers can enjoy a picnic on a private beach, a stroll to the nearby village, bird watching, an adventurous mountain bike road to the lighthouse, or a bush drive! With direct access to the sea, the proximity of the continental shelf, and pristine reefs, Nuarro is the perfect diving destination in Mozambique. They have a fully equipped PADI Dive Center catering to all levels of recreational divers, offering a wide variety of dive sites from easy shallow shore entry to deep vertical walls and wrecks. Distance: 185 km Travel Time: 4 hours Day 16: Nampula | Return Home 1 Breakfast After breakfast, transfer this morning to Nampula Airport in time for your departure home. Board your flight with memories of Malawi's exceptional wildlife and the stunning coastline of Mozambique.

Zambia

Zambia is famous for pioneering the walking safari. Some say Zambia is the best kept secret in Africa, an undiscovered mecca for a variety of safari and game viewing activities. It is a raw slice of Africa friendly and with many unspoiled wild places worthy of any pioneer!

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is renowned for numerous internationally acclaimed tourist destinations that offer site seeing, game and bird viewing, game hunting, camping, rafting, elephant rides, walking with lions and bungee jumping.

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An exciting 8-day wildlife-focused safari journey to three great Southern African countries of Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe!

Day 1 Depart for Choma en-route to Livingstone, tourist capital city of Zambia with an overnight sleep-over in Choma Welcome to an exciting 8-day wildlife-focused safari journey to three great Southern African countries of Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe! - Narration (information tip): "Africa is a continent of dreams and its legends are breathtaking. Visiting this incredibly diverse, sometimes challenging continent is what this life changing 8 days wildlife safari tour is all about". Please enjoy this life changing safari journey with seasoned tour guides! Program of activities on day one (1) 06:30 am: This whole journey will start from the beautiful and centrally located StayEasy Lusaka Hotel (GPS LOCATION INFORMATION S 15 24' 10'' E 28 17' 7'') in Lusaka Zambia. It is situated on the corner of Church and Kabelenga Roads in Lusaka city within Levy Shopping Mall yard. Please note that StayEasy Hotel is the official meeting place/venue for the commencement of this marvelous 8-day safari tour. Friendly travel advice: So, from where ever you will be staying in Lusaka, on this morning of day 1, kindly find your way to StayEasy Lusaka Hotel in the central business district (CBD) of Lusaka. Once you arrive at StayEasy Hotel you will find and meet the trip leader waiting for you in the hotel lobby. He will be wearing a Lochinvar Safaris branded uniform or name tag. After some formal introduction formalities, you will receive a short briefing from the Trip Leader on some pertinent issues such as important country information and safety issues. Further Advice Notes: 1. kindly make advance arrangements with reception staff of the lodge/hotel where you will be staying at in Lusaka. Request them to assist you find a reliable taxi preferable a Yango Taxi. This Taxi will pick you the following morning as early as 05:30 am and transfer you to StayEasy Lusaka Hotel. **Please be mindful of traffic congestion around Lusaka city. Traffic congestion is a common phenomenal every morning especially as one drives towards StayEasy Lusaka Hotel area which is the central business district of Lusaka city. Travel Advice: For convenience sake, you could consider staying at the same StayEasy Hotel in Lusaka. This can be a convenient arrangement for you so that on the morning of the commencement of the tour, our staff will find you waiting in the hotel lobby of StayEasy Hotel.

Sequence of events on Day (1) 06:50 am: Meet and Greet session at StayEasy Lusaka Hotel (Often times this session is done on the previous day). 07:30 am: Commencement of the tour: Thereafter all the travel formalities, you will board the tour vehicle and travel by road from Lusaka to Choma. The route of travel will be via the T-2 Kafue Road and the T-1 main Livingstone highway road. 09:50 am: After Kafue town, we will head to one of Zambian’s unique natural landmark; the Kafue River and state-of-art Kafue Road Bridge. ABOUT THE KAFUE RAIL BRIDGE!! Built in 1906, the 13 truss and 13 pillared railway bridge on the Kafue river is the second longest bridge in Zambia, the longest truss bridge in Zambia and the oldest known piece of infrastructure still in existence and in use in Lusaka province. Kafue is one of the main rivers of Zambia, the main source and water supply to the greater Lusaka city population. The tour guide will be close by to provide more detailed information on these two important landmarks. The tour vehicle will slow down on the Kafue Bridge. You will have a chance to have a closer view of the slow flowing Kafue River. Heritage site stop-over excursion: Munali Pass National Monument Along the main T-1 Livingstone tourism route, you will visit the Munali Hills Pass historic site. It is situated about 56km north of Mazabuka, a stone cairn 1km along the Munali Pass road. This monument is a commemoration of Dr. David Livingstone’s passage through the hill pass that separates the Lusaka high plateau from the Kafue Flats. Turn-Pike Turn Off: At Turn Pike junction, we will branch off from the T-2 Kafue road and turn into the T-1 Livingstone road. By the road-side, we will briefly stop-over by theside lay-bye station to buy some fresh bananas and apples. 10:20 am: Munali Hills Pass route: You will experience the true Zambian culture of this beautiful country along the way to Mazabuka. The vehicle will wind its way through beautiful landscape, passing through some green commercial farms, traditional African villages and schools along the way to Mazabuka. 11:30 am – Arrive in Mazabuka, dubbed “The Sweetest Town” in Zambia. This is because sugar canes that are processed into edible household sugar are grown on a large scale in Mazabuka. 11:40 am – Depart for Monze, the next town after Mazabuka. You will see large sugar plantations on the way out of Mazabuka town. You will pass a number of small village siding settlements along the way to Monze, approximately 72 kms from Mazabuka. 13:20 pm: Arrive in Monze: - An agriculture town, with an estimated population of 163,578 people. 13:30 pm - 15:00 pm: Visit the Samu Lya Moomba national heritage site outside Monze town in Bweengwa area, Chief CHOONGO’s chiefdom to see Zambia's deep cultural heritage. Narration (information tip): Samu Lya Moomba holds a special place in Zambia's history as it was the location some freedom fighters from across Zambia would meet to strategise on the attainment of Zambia's political independence. 13:50 pm: Eat a sumptuous lunch at the Indian Classic Food Restaurant or at any other good restaurant in Monze town. 14:00 pm: Stop over by Family Safari private animal sanctuary to view some wildlife. 14:30 pm – Depart for Choma, the provincial headquarters of southern province (97.4 kms from Monze). You will pass through small village siding along the way, namely Rusangu, Chisekesi, Pemba, Muzoka, Batoka in that order before reaching Choma (Distance is 285km from Lusaka and 188 km from Livingstone). 18:00 pm: Arrive in Choma and check-in a good tourism accommodation facility, 19:00 pm: You will take your delicious dinner at any good restaurant. 21:30 pm: Retire to sleep. Please note that the times of activities cited above may be varied to accommodate changed circumstances --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 2 Travel to Kalomo enroute to Livingstone: The adventure capital center of Southern Africa. Program of activities on day (2) 06:10 am: Wakeup call; take a warm shower. 07:00 am – 07: 30: am – The day will begin with a hearty breakfast at the lodge. 08:30 am: You will then check-out of the lodge. Load all your personal belongings in the tour vehicle. 08:40 am: Travel to and tour the Choma Museum to learn about the history of the capital of Zambia's Southern Province . After viewing the many pieces of the collection at Choma Museum, we will depart from Choma and travel to the next town of Kalomo . See the Kalundu Mound: About 3 km before reaching Kalomo, on the main road, is a slightly raised mound (a matter of just a few metres) of earth through which the road passes. This marks the site of an Iron-Age village, and the mound is the accumulated debris of many centuries of occupation. 12:30 pm: Arrive in Kalomo town, the first colonial capital city of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). Narration( Historical information tip): In 1907, Kalomo became the colonial capital centre of what was then known as Northern-Western Rhodesia. In 1911 it became the capital of Northern Rhodesia, what is today called Zambia. Interesting things you will see; 1. Visit the former Colonial Administrators Residence. 2. Site visit of the first Standard Chartered Bank of North-Western Rhodesia. 15:30 pm- Proceed to Livingstone, tourist capital city of Zambia. 18:30 pm - Arrive in Livingstone and check-in at any good tourism compliant accommodation facility. Overview of Livingstone city, the tourist capital city of Zambia. Historical Fact sheet: Livingstone is the tourist capital city of Zambia and Adventure capital centre of Southern Africa. Livingstone town is named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone who explored this area extensively. Livingstone Town was established in 1905. As a major European settlement, being close to the Zambezi River crossing over to Southern Rhodesia, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935. A major event in 2011 was the installation of the town’s first set of traffic lights! 09: 30 pm - Eat your sumptuous dinner. Night life (Life is good, enjoy it!): Those interested in night life. You are free to go out to any night club around Livingstone city and enjoy beverages on your own cost. ­ Arrangements will be made for your transport to and fro the night club. 23:00 am: Retire for a goodnight sleep. Please note: Times and order of activities stated above may be altered to suit changed situations on the day of the tour. Day 3 From Livingstone: Full day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana Overview of actvities on Day 3: Today, you will go on a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana Narration (information fact sheet tip): In 2019, Botswana was voted as the best 2019 eco-tourism safari destination in Africa. Botswana practices low impact, high value eco-tourism experiences. The Chobe National park is home to the world's largest Elephant population, amazing wildlife, and Africa's largest predators: Lions, Leopards and Wild dogs. Programs of the day (3). 05:30 am: You will be picked from your lodge/hotel in Livingstone. You will then proceed straight away to the Kazungula - Zambia/Botswana one stop border post, a distance of about 88 kms from Livingstone via M10 road. Friendly advice: Please do not carry your entire luggage from your lodge/hotel as you will return back to the same lodge/hotel on the same day at the end of the Chobe day trip. Very important information on VISA requirement entry into Botswana Following the waiver of VISA requirements for most nationals of EU countries and other overseas countries to enter Zambia, the country has become the most preferred destination for most international travelers. . As you will enter Zambia without a VISA (depending on your nationality), you will therefore apply only for a VISA to enter Botswana and Zimbabwe at the border point of entry on the day of the tour. Travel Tip! However, this does not apply for some nationalities. Other nationals are still required to apply for a VISA to enter Botswana and Zimbabwe in advance before travelling to Africa. To be on the safe side, kindly contact and consult with the nearest Botswana and Zimbabwean VISA consulate nearest to your country. 08:00 am: Arrive at the Kazungula Zambia/Botswana one stop border station Narration: You will present yourself before the immigration and customs officers of both Zambia and Botswana at the one stop border station at Kazungula on Botswana soil. This will be for the purpose of processing your exit from Zambia and entry into Botswana respectively. Travel Advice: Please carry your passport with you and sufficient USD hard currencies to pay for any border fees. If accompanied by any children with only one parent present, kindly carry a letter from the other parent not present authorizing you to travel with the child internationally. A letter with a seal of oath will carry more weight to avoid being inconvenienced and denied entry into Business. Otherwise if all your documentations are in order, you will smoothly exit Zambia and enter Botswana without any hassles. What next? You will enter Botswana. You will be picked by our Botswana counterpart tour guides driving a safari open vehicle right at the border. You will immediately be driven to the entrance of Chobe National Park, a distance of approximately 22 km. Narration: You will be presented before the Botswana wildlife officers at the main gate of Chobe National Park to process your entry into the park. Commencement of wildlife safari tour: You will commence your game drive in Chobe National Park in an open safari vehicle under the supervision of a qualified tour guide. You will see the world's largest Elephant population, amazing wildlife, and Africa's largest predators: Lions, Leopards and Wild dogs. 12:30 pm: Take your delicious buffet lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge Restaurant on the shores of Chobe River Narration: You will take a delicious buffet lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge by the shores of Chobe River. This is a high end Chobe Safari Lodge and the food selection is excellent, from the salads to the meats to the desserts. Note: Please be aware that you may be taken to a different hotel/lodge to have your lunch within the Chobe Kasane/Kaungula enclave. 14:30 pm: Go for Chobe Boat Cruise You will go for an afternoon boat cruise experience on the Chobe River using a speedboat which allows you to come closer to the animals. You will be surprised at the number of wild animals you will see within this area. Accompanied by a tour guide, you will see elephant swimming across from Namibia to Botswana, crocodiles, hippos, water buffalos, a lot of different species of bird life. you will be offered refreshments on this boat cruise. 16:00 pm: Kasane - Botswana - End of Boat Cruise You will be dropped off on the shores of Chobe River at the end of the boat cruise tour and quickly rushed to the Botswana/Zambia one-stop border station. 16:40 pm: Re-enter Zambia and travel back to Livingstone to your Lodge in Livingstone. You will then travel back to Livingstone, covering a distance of about 88 kms 18:00 pm: You will be dropped off at your lodge/hotel. 18:30 pm: Take your sumptuous lunch 20:00 pm: Relax with friend in a bar/restaurant by taking drinks on your own account. Please note: Times and order of activities stated above may be altered to suit changed situations. Day 4 Livingstone: Tour the mighty Victoria Falls, National Art Gallery and the Livingstone Museum Order of activities of day 4 07:00 am – 07:10 am - Take your sumptuous breakfast 07:20 am - Travel to the Victoria Falls for a wonderful waterfalls experience. 07:00 am – 09:30 am – Commence touring Victoria Falls; A breath-taking experience! You will view the magnificent Victoria Falls as we guide and escort you through one of the Seven Natural Wonders of The World. Narration (nature information tip): The Victoria Falls is an astounding natural beauty of thundering water and misty rainbows. Known as the largest sheet of falling water in the World, the Victoria Falls will leave you breathless as you process the sheer magnitude of this water wilderness. 10:30 am: Travel from the Victoria Falls to the National Art Gallery. Information tip: The National Art Gallery is Zambia's first National Gallery. Its aim is to promote the work of National & International Artists of all disciplines. You will see a lot of art works and drawings. 12: 00 pm - Travel back to Livingstone city; Visit and commence touring the Livingstone Museum. 14:00 pm - Lunch break. 15:00 pm: Rest in your room at the lodge, 16:00 pm: Visit Mukuni Village on the outskirts of Livingstone. Undertake a village tour of Mukuni under the guidance of a village tour guide. 18:00 pm: Take your dinner 21:00 pm: Retire for a good night sleep. Day 5 Morning game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone. In the afternoon travel to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's largest National Park. Line up of activities 08:30 am: Take your sumptuous breakfast. Before going out for the local game viewing excursion in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, kindly sort and separate your personal belongings into two groups. One group of your personal belongings will be the few personal items you will need in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe for two days. The other items can remain in Livingstone Zambia and will be safely stored somewhere. Note: However, if your tour will officially end in Victoria Falls town in Zimbabwe, kindly collect all your stuff from the Lodge and travel with it to Zimbabwe. ­ 08:00 pm: Go for a morning Game Drive and Rhino Walk Safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the outskirts of Livingstone. Narration: You will do a game drive and Rhino walk safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for approximately 2 Hours. This will be done in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a qualified safari guide. Accolades! A game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park offers a thrilling experience. You will have close encounters with 3 of the Big 5 animals namely Elephant; Buffalo and the near threatened White Rhino with good photographic opportunities while in the safety confines of the vehicle. Narration (nature information tip): The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park wildlife sanctuary is Zambia's smallest National Park free from predators. This, in combination with it being an area with man-made boundaries, guarantees an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. In addition to the migratory elephants, wildlife including white rhinos, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, warthogs, monkeys, baboons, hippos and crocodiles are residents in the park year-round. The environment inhabits a mix of riverine forest, mopane woodland as well as grassland, which also provides a variety of habitats for numerous bird species. Old Drift Crossing Point. Within this park is the Old Drift Crossing Point as well as Cemetary, where the first European settlers were buried. Historically, the Old Drift was where ox-wagons were floated across the Zambezi, before there was a bridge. Rhino Walk Safari You will experience BREATH TAKING ENCOUNTERS with the endangered White Rhino whilst walking in the untamed Zambian bush of Livingstone's Mosi O Tunya National Park. Narration (information tip): At the end of the game viewing excursion, you will be transferred back to your lodge for lunch Afternoon travel adventure to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe 1st Narration: Overland adventure travel: This afternoon is exclusively reserved for travelling adventure to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's premier wildlife sanctuary. It will be another exciting day packed with travel adventure activities ialong the way to Dete Village and Hwange National Park. Overview: Zimbabwe is the epitome of African beauty and perfect destination for an unforgettable trip! 01:30 pm: After immigration clearance both on the Zambian and Zimbabwean border, you will be met and welcomed by the new Zimbabwean based transfer driver who will take you to Hwange National Park. 02:00 pm: Victoria Falls town drive to Dete village: Thereafter, we will head for Hwange National Park, covering a distance of about 200 kms. 05:30 pm: Arrive in Dete Village outside the Hwange National Park and check in a good wildlife safari lodge or safari lodge guest house. NOTE: (Option): Should you wish to stay in a more upmarket lodge outside the Hwange National Park, you are free to upgrade to these Upmarket Lodges and pay for it yourself. In order to do this, please go to the accommodation option titled: Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park Accommodation (Upgrade). You can choose this option and pay for it right away at the time of booking for this tour. Otherwise, you may just stay at Forge’s Guest Lodge which cost we pay ourselves. 09: 30 pm - Eat your sanctuary dinner. 10:00 pm: Retire for a goodnight sleep. Please note that the times and order of activities cited above may be varied to accommodate changed circumstances. Day 6 - Game viewing in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe's premier game park. Narration: On this day, you will do an exciting game drive in Hwange National Park. Overview of Hwange National Park You will visit Hwange National Park which is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. Hwange is most known for the impressive concentration of elephants. The park is well known too for it's bird watching which is a marvel to watch. Some of the animals you will see are: Elephant | Buffalo | Zebra | Hippo | Hyena | Lion |And other wild animals. Program of the day. 05:30 am - Take your sumptuous breakfast 06:00 am - Leave to Hwange National Park for an exciting day of game viewing drive. 06:40 am: Enter the Hwange National Park. Commence an exciting game drive excursion. Mid-day: Take your lunch within the Hwange National Park 16: 30 pm: Return to lodge. 18:30 pm: Take your delicious dinner 21:30 pm: Retire to bed for a restful night of sleep. Please note that the times of activities cited above may be varied to accommodate changed circumstances. Day 7 Travel back from Hwange National Park to Vic Falls town of Zimbabwe enroute to Livingstone Zambia. Return trip to Livingstone Zambia via Victoria Falls Town of Zimbabwe: This is a day you will leave Hwange National Park back to Zambia. You will travel back from Hwange National park to Victoria Falls town for an activity stop-over excursion before returning back to Livingstone in Zambia. The stop-over will be for the purpose of viewing the mighty Victoria Falls for the second time around but this time around from the Zimbabwean side. Pros of viewing the mighty Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. • 75% of the Falls are seen from the Zimbabwean side, with a variety of 16 viewpoints bisecting the rainforest. A network of paths allows you to thoroughly see the Falls from every angle. • A true rainforest, where it rains 24hrs, 365 days of the year, from the falling spray created by these powerful fall. • In Zimbabwe the Falls never dry up even at the height of the dry season in October and November, Main Falls and Devils cataract will still have impressive water flow. Continuation of the program: 13:00 pm: Arrive in Vic Falls town and commence touring around the mighty Victoria Falls. You will decide to take your lunch either before or later after touring around the Victoria Falls. 15:00 pm: Option) After touring the Victoria Falls, you will take a meal at Look Out Cafe at your own cost, which is strategically located on the side of the Victoria Falls. Alternative eating place: If Look Out Café will be fully booked, then you will take your light meals at Malonga Village Restaurant 16:00 pm: (narration (information tip!): For those who would like to officially end their tour in Livingstone, Zambia, they shall proceed to the Zambian/Zimbabwean border and go to their lodge in Livingstone. For those wishing to end their tour in Vic Falls town in Zimbabwe, they will proceed to their paid for lodge/hotel in Vic Falls town. 18:30 pm: Once at your lodge in Livingstone, you will take your delicious dinner together with the tour crew. 20:30 pm: You could decide to go to go for nightlife activities in Livingstone at your own cost. We shall provide you with transport to and from the night club. NOTE: Alternative end points; 1. Livingstone, Zambia: Narration: If you will be flying out through Livingstone International Airport where we give you a complimentary transfer to the Livingstone’s Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport. 2. Vic Falls town, Zimbabwe: Narration: However, if you will be taking your return flight in Zimbabwe’s Vic Falls International Airport, we will leave you in Vic Falls town on our way out to Livingstone in Zambia where the tour will officially end. Please note that the times and order of activities cited above may be varied to accommodate changed circumstances. Day 8 End of an exciting 8-day safari tour covering three Southern African countries (Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana) 08:10 am: Wake up call, bath and pack your personal belongings 09: 30 am – Take your last special breakfast together with the tour crew. 10:30 am: You will be transferred to Livingstone International Airport to board your plane. You will joyfully return to your respective home places with sweet memories of Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. -------------------------------END OF THE EXCITING 8 DAY SAFARI TOUR-----------------

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Benin| Burkina Faso | Cape Verde | The Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guinea-Bissau | Ivory Coast | Liberia | Mali | Mauritania | Niger | Nigeria | Senegal | Sierra Leone |Togo.

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Christone Holidays a fantastic option for anyone looking to explore the beauty and diversity of the African continent. Whether it's the majestic landscapes, rich cultural heritage, or thrilling wildlife experiences, Africa has something to offer every traveler. Having a trusted travel partner like Christone Holidays can make the journey even more memorable by ensuring smooth logistics and personalized experiences. From safaris on the Serengeti to cultural tours through vibrant cities, Christone Holidays provides a range of options to suit different interests and preferences.

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