Africa

The word safari means "journey" in Swahili, and we take our etymological connection to Africa seriously by offering only the best travel experiences. Look to us for active trips and safaris featuring local, expertly trained guides and the best in food and equipment. We can help you link East Africa, and Southern Africa with explorations throughout the continent as well as trips to Madagascar. Choose from regularly departing group safaris or private safari-style travel arrangements tailored to your exact interests and budget. Journeys offers safaris and cultural travel to Africa year-round. We are a leader in family African safaris. Our Kenya Million Animal Safari, now in its third decade, is a culturally sensitive, wildlife intensive trip that supports community education. This tour, along with our wildlife safaris in Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Botswana, and other countries in Africa, serve as models for the best safaris. In Ethiopia we offer a wonderful cultural and wildlife experience including the Timkat Festival. In southern Africa we partner with local tour operators who offer regular departures ranging from classic safaris under canvas with full comfort and gourmet dining to "participation safaris" where you help create the adventure. Not every traveler will be enticed by every African destination, but we think we can find the right trip for any traveler interested in Africa. We know African travel, and we want to share our knowledge with you.

Africa Trips

Enjoy a demonstration of village crafts
Kenya: A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends
Game drives, nature hikes, and learning with the Kamba and the Masai
Enjoy a demonstration of village crafts
Land Cost: $4,235 - $5,475
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Duration:
11 days
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Aug 2-12, 2017 or Privately on Request
Join long-time friend and favorite Journeys guide Makau Nzioka on safari in Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. If you go in August, you can join in the festivities at Makau's spirited family reunion in Mbitini village.
Welcome to Namibia
Best of Namibia Camping Safari
Savor the nature and cultures of the Namib Desert, Etosha, Kaokoland, and Damaraland
Welcome to Namibia
Land Cost: $2,295
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Duration:
12 days
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11 upcoming departures
Contemplate Africa's most colorful landscapes. Meet remarkable desert cultures. Track spectacular wildlife where you wouldn't expect it.
Share tales of your day around the campfire
Botswana's Best Camping Safari
Spectacular wildlife observation in the Okavango Delta, Moremi, and Chobe
Share tales of your day around the campfire
Land Cost: $3,350 - $3,900
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Duration:
9 days
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11 upcoming departures
A guided, small-group camping trip exploring the very best reserves and sanctuaries of Botswana.
Welcome to Namibia
Classic Namibia Under Canvas
Luxury mobile safari in Etosha National Park and Namib Desert
Welcome to Namibia
Land Cost: $3,695
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Duration:
12 days
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14 upcoming departures
Savor Namibia's changing scenery and unspoiled wilderness from luxury camps in the bush.
Watch traditional dance
Cultural and Animal Encounters in Uganda & Rwanda
Village visits and wildlife tracking in Kampala, Murchison Falls, Bwindi, and Volcanoes National Park
Watch traditional dance
Land Cost: $6,600 - $8,750
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Duration:
15 days
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Dec 15-29, 2017 Staff-led departure or Privately on Request
With opportunities to meet villagers, learn cultural traditions, spot the big five safari animals, track mountain gorillas, view waterfalls, and visit community development projects, this trip includes more highlights than any other trip to Uganda and Rwanda. This itinerary was hand-crafted by our top-rated guide, Paul Tamwenya.
Okavango Delta
Namibia: Desert, Delta and the Falls
Lodge safari in Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Okavango Delta
Land Cost: $3,895
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Duration:
15 days
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12 upcoming departures
The indigenous cultures, wildlife reserves, and spectacular scenery of Namibia, the Okavango, and Victoria Falls. This rustic experience displays the highlights of three varied countries.
Priests carry colorful umbrellas during Timkat
Ethiopia Genna & Timkat Festivals
Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gelada baboons, and the Omo Valley
Priests carry colorful umbrellas during Timkat
Land Cost: $6,495 - $6,795
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Duration:
20 days
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Dec 31, 2017-Jan 19, 2018 or Privately on Request
Join in the swirling color and passions of the Genna and Timkat Festivals. Visit the castles of Gondar, the sacred city of Axum, the Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains and the tribes of the Omo Valley.
Experience the sights and sounds of the Timkat festival
Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gelada baboons, and the Omo Valley
Experience the sights and sounds of the Timkat festival
Land Cost: $6,995
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20 days
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Jan 16-Feb 4, 2018 or Privately on Request
Join in the swirling color and passion of Timkat Festival. Visit the castles of Gondar, the sacred city of Axum, the Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains and the tribes of the Omo Valley. Late December departure varies slightly and includes the Genna Festival.
Prepare for a moonlit ascent
Tanzania: Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Climb Kilimanjaro, safari at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, dive into Zanzibar
Prepare for a moonlit ascent
Land Cost: $6,495
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15 days
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2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
Fulfill your life-long goal of climbing Kili. Afterward, search for the Big Five game animals on safari, then celebrate your summit ascent on Zanzibar's powder-white sand beaches.
Stop for a picture at the Tropic of Capricorn
Namibia: Great Trek Adventure
Camping in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Stop for a picture at the Tropic of Capricorn
Land Cost: $3,595
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Duration:
21 days
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13 upcoming departures
If you don't need fancy lodges, luxury camp, and hotels, this is the perfect value safari for experiencing all the best of southern African nature and culture.
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