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 West Africa, 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 and photography safaris in Tanzania, Madagascar, Botswana, and other countries in southern Africa, serve as models for safari trips in West Africa. 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. We have connections for explorations of Gabon, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda. 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.

Featured Trips

Safari
A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends
Game drives, nature hikes, and learning with the Kamba and the Masai.
Land Cost: $4,235 - $5,475
Activity Level: 3
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 11 days
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...
Safari
Best of Namibia Camping Safari
Savor the nature and cultures of the Namib Desert, Etosha, Kaokoland, and Damaraland
Land Cost: $2,850
Activity Level: 3
Dates: 20 upcoming departures
Duration: 12 days
Meditate on Africa's most colorful landscapes and track spectacular wildlife where you wouldn't expect it.
Safari
Botswana Mammals and Meerkats
Victoria Falls, Chobe, Moremi, Okavango and The Pans
Land Cost: $6,750
Activity Level: 3
Dates: Sep 14-27, 2014 or Privately on Request
Duration: 14 days
Ride elephants, walk with lions! After exploring the country's most famous reserves, sleep under the stars at Makgadikgadi Pans and visit the meerkats. A group of six will be joined by JOURNEYS...
Safari
Botswana's Best Camping Safari
Spectacular wildlife observation in the Okavango Delta, Moremi, and Chobe
Land Cost: $3,550 - $4,100
Activity Level: 3
Dates: 35 upcoming departures
Duration: 9 days
Enjoy photography, birding, and exceptional wildlife viewing as part of a guided small group camping trip exploring the very best reserves and sanctuaries of Botswana.
Wildlife
Classic Namibia Under Canvas
Luxury mobile safari in Etosha National Park and Namib Desert
Land Cost: $3,995
Activity Level: 3
Dates: 23 upcoming departures
Duration: 12 days
Savor the wonders of Namibia from luxury camps in the wild bush. Venture into a world of changing scenery and vast unspoiled wilderness with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and people.
Primates
Classic Uganda and Rwanda
Tracking gorillas and chimps in the Virungas and Bwindi
Land Cost: $7,164 - $7,960
Activity Level: 4
Dates: 21 upcoming departures
Duration: 12 days
Join a small group to visit the mountain gorillas in Bwindi, Mgahina, and Volcanoes National Park, see the chimps of Kyambura Gorge, and go on a safari in fabled Queen Elizabeth Park.
Okavango Delta
Desert, Delta and the Falls
Lodge safari in Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe
Land Cost: $4,195
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 16 upcoming departures
Duration: 15 days
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.
Festivals
Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gelada baboons, and the Omo Valley
Land Cost: $6,495
Activity Level: 3
Dates: 5 upcoming departures
Duration: 20 days
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...
Primates
Four-day Gorilla Adventure
Experience the Mountain Gorillas in native habitat as an add-on to your longer safari
Land Cost: $3,417 - $3,797
Activity Level: 5
Dates: 56 upcoming departures
Duration: 4 days
For those fortunate enough to do this, spending time up close with mountain gorillas is a lifetime highlight. This four-day trip allows enough time in stunning Parc National des Volcans for one or...
Hiking/Trekking
Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
Climb Kilimanjaro, safari at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, dive Zanzibar!
Land Cost: $5,725
Activity Level: 5
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 15 days
Fulfill your life-long goal of climbing Kili. Afterward, search for the "big five" game animals on safari in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Then, congratulate and indulge yourself on...
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