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

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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15 days
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Dec 15-29, 2017 Staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
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.
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
Dates:
Dec 31, 2017-Jan 19, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
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.
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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Jul 21-Aug 4, 2018 Women's & staff-led departure or custom & private on your dates
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.
Jump'in with the Masai
Karibu, Tanzania! Family Safari
Big game in Serengeti and Tarangire with a great African tribal culture experience
Jump'in with the Masai
Land Cost: $3,250 - $4,725
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Duration:
11 days
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Jun 24-Jul 4, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
If you and the kids like wild animals, this family safari is the ultimate travel experience. Meet Maasai warriors. Closely approach lions, elephants, and giraffes.
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
The isle of Nosy Be and the nature reserves of Berenty, Isalo, Ranomafana and Perinet
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Land Cost: $6,250
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Duration:
17 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Madagascar, an island that evolved in isolation from mainland Africa, presents entirely unique flora and fauna. This fantastic overview introduces travelers to varied environments and myriad species—including many different lemurs—found nowhere else.
Catch Rabat's Moorish architecture in just the right light
Morocco Souks and Sahara
A Moroccan cultural tour from Fez into the Sahara and Atlas Mountains and on to Marrakech
Catch Rabat's Moorish architecture in just the right light
Land Cost: $3,700
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Duration:
13 days
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2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
On this comprehensive journey through Morocco, become immersed in the fascinating history and culture of this North African country. Spend time exploring Rabat, Fez, and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, journeying by camel to a tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara, roaming deep mountain gorges, and wandering Marrakech's dense and delightful markets.
Gray-crowned Crane
Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda
Queen Elizabeth and Volcanoes National Parks, Murchison Falls, Kibale, and Bwindi
Gray-crowned Crane
Land Cost: $7,200 - $9,500
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Duration:
14 days
Dates:
Aug 18-31, 2017 or custom & private on your dates
Join an expert naturalist guide on the most complete Rwanda and Uganda nature trip available. This is a very special opportunity for birding, photography, and gorilla viewing.
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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11 days
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Custom & private on your dates
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.
The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are captivating sites near Cairo (photo by S. Anderson)
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
Travel back to the ancient Middle-East on a three-country historic and cultural adventure
The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are captivating sites near Cairo (photo by S. Anderson)
Land Cost: $5,695 - $7,280
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Duration:
21 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Explore iconic sites of ancient and biblical times on a historic and cultural adventure through three countries. From remote desert wonders to cities that mix ancient and modern character, you will realize, in awe, the richness and significance of these destinations.
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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Plan your trip around frequent departures
Savor Namibia's changing scenery and unspoiled wilderness from luxury camps in the bush.
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