Africa Adventure Tours
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 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. We offer private safari-style travel arrangements tailored to your exact interests and budget. Journeys offers safaris and cultural travel to Africa year-round. We are also 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, Zimbabwe 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 offer classic safaris under canvas with full comfort and gourmet dining to create the perfect 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.
Escape to Africa
South Africa Sojourn
South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. On this trip, spend your days discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes, fine beaches, or sampling some of the world’s finest wines. And, or course, experience its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves.
From $5965 Per Person
Wild Heart of Botswana
Journey through the heart of Botswana's Okavango Delta, home to vast quantities of wildlife including elephants, lions, hyenas, and crocodiles. On this tour, you'll have the opportunity to observe these animals in their uniquely spectacular environment - even from the comfort of your safari camp accommodations. Don't miss the beauty and wonder of the Okavango.
From $8825 Per Person
Madagascar Lemur Adventure
This is a focused ten-day exploration of Madagascar's most famous lemur reserves. Enjoy fantastic wildlife, and conclude with the beaches and island reserves near Nosy Be.
From $4995 Per Person
South Africa Self-Drive
Discover the beauty of South Africa at your own pace on this self-guided driving tour. Journeys does all the prep work; you simply show up and reap the benefits. Upon landing, pick up your rental car, along with a detailed kit of driving instructions and reservation vouchers, and off you go. Hotel reservations will be made for your overnight stops, but the choice of vehicle and content and timing of your daily activities are yours. It is possible to add or remove certain stops, add extra days in certain cities, or shorten or lengthen the entire itinerary. Your route and activities can be as unique as you are.
From $4550 Per Person
Originally a family safari, this itinerary was so popular that travelers sans kids started asking for it, too. You'll see it all—lions, rhinos, zebras, hyenas, hippos, baboons, and more—from the safety of your 4x4s. Stay in quaint safari camps and remote lodges along the way.
From $5350 Per Person
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
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.
From $5195 Per Person
Full Moon Kili Summit, Safari & Zanzibar
This three-part trip includes the best of Tanzania! Start by climbing Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route, considered by many easier and more scenic than the main Marangu trail. Then, go on safari with the goal of seeing "the big five," and finish by relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar island.
From $6895 Per Person
From the Pharaohs to the Future
Uncover Egypt with our most experienced guides. Explore Cairo, then cruise on the Nile for five nights, ending back in Cairo for more adventures.
From $3975 Per Person
Kenya Great Game Safari
Traverse several parks in search of large game with renowned guide Makau Nzioka, among Kenya's best birders and naturalists.
From $4850 Per Person
A Million Animals, A Multitude of Friends
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.
From $5345 Per Person
Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife & Culture
The absolute best of East Africa! Tanzania's Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongo Crater. Kenya's Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Find the Big Five—elephants, lions, leopards, rhino and buffalo—as well as zebras, gazelles, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, baboons and much more.
From $6195 Per Person
High and Wild In Ethiopia
This is a great first or next African wildlife or cultural adventure, visiting some of the best that Ethiopia has to offer.
From $6395 Per Person
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
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.
From $7395 Per Person
Cape Town Stopover & Wine Country
Explore Cape Town and its surrounds with penguins at Boulders Beach, photos at Cape Point, history on Robben Island, views from Table Mountain, wine in Franschoek, and more.
From $1535 Per Person
Desert, Delta and the Falls
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.
From $4995 Per Person
Cultural Discovery of West Africa
This comprehensive overland tour through Ghana, Togo, and Benin includes the most well-known sites in these three countries, plus an immersion in the region's rich culture, diversity, and off-the-beaten-path opportunities.
From $5995 Per Person
Best of Botswana and Zimbabwe
Visit the most animal-rich sanctuaries of Botswana and Zimbabwe, offering countless photo opportunities and intimate nature experiences. Top the trip off with a stop in Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
From $5495 Per Person
Timely and Timeless Tunisia
Explore the diversity of Tunisia's environments from Tunis and Carthage through the Sahara to the coast and Djerba Island with your expert guide. Meet Tunisians from all walks of life as you retrace North Africa's history and witness a historic ongoing transformation.
From $5700 Per Person
Savor Namibia's changing scenery and unspoiled wilderness using your own private guide.
From $5195 Per Person
Cultural and Animal Encounters in Uganda
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.
From $5800 Per Person
Top of Africa-Kili Climb: Shira Route
This expedition to the summit of Africa’s tallest mountain follows the Shira route to Kilimanjaro’s crater rim. Choose this route up Kilimanjaro for extra time acclimatizing, fewer fellow hikers, and wide-ranging views of the sister peaks and Kibo summit.
From $4795 Per Person
Ethiopia Genna & Timkat Festivals
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.
From $7290 Per Person
Karibu, Tanzania! Family Safari
The ultimate family safari! See it all—lions, rhinos, zebras, hyenas, hippos, baboons, and more. Following the great seasonal migration may be the most spectacular wildlife experience on earth. In addition to seeing great numbers of animals, you will spend time in a tribal village and visit the hunter-gatherer Hadzabe people. All generations of families are welcome!
From $3750 Per Person
Ethiopia Timkat Festival & Cultural Odyssey
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.
From $7995 Per Person
Morocco Desert and Mountains
This shorter exploration provides an overview of Morocco's fascinating culture and history, encompassing time to meander Morocco's markets and mountains in Meknes, Marrakech, and Merzouga, roam from coastal ruins to Sahara dunes and much more.
From $3400 Per Person
Morocco in Luxury
On this tantalizing journey through Morocco, become immersed in the history and culture of the alluring North African country. Explore Rabat, Fez, and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, journeying by camel to a lovely tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara, roaming deep mountain gorges, and wandering Marrakech's delightful markets.
From $5300 Per Person