Where wildlife roams, natural wonders abound and the sky has never seemed so big
Our tours in Africa take you closer to nature. From the sandy dunes of Namibia to the roar of Victoria Falls, the dizzy heights of Kilimanjaro and the idyllic shores of Zanzibar, to dream of Africa is to dream of wide-open spaces, huge skies and abundant wildlife.
Join one of our Africa holidays and watch in wonder as millions of wildebeest cross the Mara River; elephants bathe in the shimmering waters of the Okavango Delta; a pride of lions prowls the Kruger plains; a camel train crosses the vast Sahara Desert; lemurs skip along a dirt track in Madagascar; or a gorilla lazily chews leaves in the Virunga Mountains… Whatever your dream adventure entails, you’ll find it in our range of Africa trips.
As for African culture, it is no less fascinating whether you choose to explore the souks of Marrakech or visit the ochre-covered Himba tribe of Namibia. Check out our trips in Africa below to kick-start the holiday of a lifetime.
At Exodus, we believe in low-impact tourism, and our tours in Africa are no different. Whether you’re sleeping under the stars on the bank of a river or visiting a village school we combine the adventure holiday of a lifetime with the opportunity to experience local life. Our goal is to provide adventurous yet sensitively run trips, and our adventure holidays in Africa are the kind that thrill and leave you with a sense of achievement.
“Everyone got the opportunity to get to know each other, and wherever we camped there were no other groups. We felt immersed in genuine, wild Africa, with the views and sounds that go with it. We stayed on a sandy island in the middle of the river and camped on the riverbank next to the trees, where you could sit and watch animals emerge. There were spectacular African sunsets, followed by fantastic starry skies with a soundtrack of animal noises. It was our most memorable holiday ever.”
Richard Summersell visited Zambia with his teenage son
This was an excellent trip, full of extraordinary sights. We were able to see many of the most impressive sites in Cairo and the Upper Nile. Hotel accommodation was of a high standard and the cruise ship was good. We had an outstanding guide and a friendly and interesting group of people. When I had an accident in the temple at Edfu the response from our guide, from Exodus, and from the personnel on the cruise ship was incredibly supportive. The guide’s knowledge of first aid was much appreciated. We have a few reservations: we found the early starts made sight-seeing rather tiring after very little sleep. The 7am briefing on the first morning seemed unnecessary, for example, after a late arrival the night before and the two hour time difference. We didn’t think the trip should be described as ‘leisurely’: there was a lot of standing in queues at both airports and sites and this was especially exhausting in conjunction with the early starts. Also, while we realise that Exodus doesn’t control the entertainment on the cruise ship, we would have preferred informational talks and preparation for the following day’s events to the party games and belly dancer. We would also have liked to have had more Egyptian food.
Group of 16, with 12/4 f/m split, aged late 40s to late 60s. Trip is accurately rated on the Exodus scale – so some fairly stretching treks mixed with highly enjoyable steep sections. Everybody got round with no significant difficulty. Weather in mid-March was really nice – pretty warm at times by day but mostly ideal, and chilly but nothing more dramatic than that at night even at higher camps. Lovely inclusive group chemistry with non-stop chatter. Food is terrific – really quite something for a field kitchen. Just when the idea of another tagine is becoming a little less inspirational then along comes Berber omelette with chips to die for. In general camp life is a bit cushier than the notes might suggest – toilet obviously pretty basic but you learn to adapt. Tents are snug but no trouble sleeping after days like that. And the final day has an optional hamam visit in Taroudant – do not even consider turning it down – it’s the real thing, and not the flaky tourist version elsewhere. A glorious experience.