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We offer an offroad-outdoor expedition to encounter its culture, history and wildlife.

Would you not like to see what up until now you have only seen in tv documentations? If you are not sure, where to go in Africa, tell us about your imaginations and dreams. According to your own priorities we will find the right destination for you with the best experiences.

At waterholes herds of elephant, antelopes, giraffes as well as lions and hyenas take their turns and under the huge, towering sand dunes some million years old salt pans lie at your feet. In the towns and villages life is vibrant, locals sell their products, either grown on the field or collected in the bush. With lots of enthusiasm and interest they explain you which powder, potion or dried root is used for what and they will always pick the best piece of meat for you from their pots.

Do you want to find answers for your questions about wildlife or local culture? A trip through Africa will supply these answers.

But this is not all…

What would a safari be like without falling asleep in a tent with the blinking Southern Cross above your head, accompanied by the sounds of the African bush? Or a relaxing evening around a crackling campfire at a beautiful African lodge?

Come and let us guide you to your dreams. Under the hot, African sun we can enjoy a breathtaking scenery, friendly and smiling locals, unforgettable wildlife encounters and learn about the everyday reality of this continent.

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Information

Destination:
according to YOU
Date:
all year round
Duration:
7-30 days
Group size:
4-15
Expedition type:
safari, culture, offroad, camping, outdoor
Base price:
negotiable, according to your options

General info about our expeditions and sign up you can find in our FAQs

The base price needs to be paid when signing up with us, either in full or as a deposit and after confirmation in full.

The base price includes

  • guiding services for the whole duration of the expedition in your language
  • planning and organizing a basic itinerary for the trip
  • assistance and help with preparations before the trip and during the expedition
  • full knowledge and experience of your guides
  • 5% of this goes to a selected wildife protection project in the country

The base price doesn´t include

(prices are in USD)

  • flights/transport to Africa
  • visas, which we need for the countries visited
  • car rental
  • fuel
  • food
  • accommodation – prices depending on luxury level
  • entrance to national parks and reserves
  • alternative activities
  • personal expenses

We will send you a rough budget for your chosen expedition after we agreed on an itinerary and countries to visit.

All services will be ordered on the spot, some expenses (like camping) will be paid directly by the traveller to the service provider. Since our first expedition with a group through Africa we have always used a simple system for group related expenses – a “group kitty” (expedition fund) – where every participant puts in a certain amount at the beginning of the trip and that money is used to pay for all group-related expenses (like fuel, fees, food etc.) Every expense is meticulously written down. Any other, not group-related expenses have to be paid for by the participant alone.

You can find more information about prices and expenses in Africa below, in our „IN AFRICA“ section and also in + RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES where you can find out what else to do during the trip and get an idea, what costs what.

Have you decided on becoming an expedition member to explore the unknown?

Fill in your sign up with us, that is your first step into the adventure. This is where the preparations start.

Information about the itinerary

The detailed info about each expedition containing info about the car, equipment, what to take with you, what not to bring and much more will be sent out to you in our “information for team members”.

Visa

Visa rules depend on the countries you would like to visit. Some don´t need a visa, others need one but you can get it at the border and again, other countries need you to apply for a visa from home. We will give you more detailed info once we made an itinerary for you.

Personal meeting

After signing up of all team members we would like to have a personal meeting with the whole group, where we can get to know each other a bit and where we talk about the itinerary (you can have your say in this also!) If a personal meeting is not possible, we can organize an online meeting (skype, zoom) and we can talk about any questions you may have.

Consulting and advice

While you are preparing for your trip, we are at your disposition with hints, advice and recommendations.

You will receive an information pack after your sign up.

What and how to pack

Travel light and comfortable. Best is to have collapsible bags, not a suitcase. It should be resilient to dust and general traveling. What proved ideal is a normal backpack and a small day pack. Weight wise it should not be more than 20kg plus tent. You won´t need too many clothes, just the basics, light but also a sweater.

More info will be sent out to you after your sign up.

Passport

will have to be valid for at least 6 months after the trip and not contain an Israelian visa.

Vaccination

it is not in our competence to recommend you vaccinations or to make a plan for you, you will need to talk to professionals about it. Your GP is your first point, otherwise some health or travel medical centres will be able to help you. What we can recommend is that we think it´s a good idea to be vaccinated against some of the major diseases. It may happen that you will be asked to prove a yellow fever vaccination upon arrival. What we can also do is telling you what WE are vaccinated against and what is written in our international vaccination pass:

  • Hepathitis A, B
  • Meningitis
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • Yellow fever
  • Rabies

Travel insurance

travel insurance is something very important and a must-have. If you want to join one of our expeditions, you MUST have a travel insurance. This protects yourself and us.

In general – some countries, that you need visas for will ask about a travel insurance as well, for example Namibia for Czech citizens.

You will find some more info on each country in our online guide, which we prepared for you on our website.

Base itinerary and recommended activities

The main highlights of our itinerary and what surely not to miss

  • for each country, we will prepare a recommended itinerary, into which we will include your wishes.

Every itinerary is filled with interesting and magical places. Every trip, apart from the main highlights, of course, also includes “off-the-beaten-track” places, where not many travellers get to. You can look forward to these places.

In Africa

On our expeditions, we always choose a 4×4 vehicle, equipped for offroad and camping. Into the desert or bush one shouldn´t go with a different car, often we may be far away from civilization and need to rely on the car. An offroad car in this case is required. There are many different types, we often use a VW Transporter Syncro, which from the financial side and a travel in style we often use. We talk about driving when meeting and preparing for the expedition. You would need an international driver´s license.

On our expeditions, we always choose a 4×4 vehicle, equipped for offroad and camping. Into the desert or bush one shouldn´t go with a different car, often we may be far away from civilization and need to rely on the car. An offroad car in this case is required. There are many different types, we often use a VW Transporter Syncro, which from the financial side and a travel in style we often use. We talk about driving when meeting and preparing for the expedition. You would need an international driver´s license.

What adds to the rental price is the fuel, expenses for fuel will be cheaper than in Europe, mostly a litre of petrol in South Africa, for example, costs around 90 cents, but in neighbouring Zimbabwe it is 1,40 USD already. (it depends on the seller, some petrol stations are closed, sometimes we may have to use the black market…)

The maximum costs for the rent of an offroad vehicle depends on the group size and if we have to rent 1 or 2 or more vehicles. We will give you the full details about rental prices once we have an itinerary and basic plan. Also for the fuel costs, it depends on where we go, how long the trip will be etc.

We will mostly sleep in tents, which are part of the rental car. You will only need to bring a sleeping bag and a matress if you choose that option. Alternatively, there are other options to choose if you would prefer more comfort or luxury:

Prices for camping are anything between 5 to 15 USD, depending on the place and the season. A safari tent with a bed mostly costs around 20-35 USD, a more luxurious room around 50-70, if you want to go all out, then a beautiful bush lodge will charge anything from 200 – 2000+ USD for a night. It all depends on you.

Mostly we will either cook ourselves or visit local restaurants and snack shops, if possible. On our rough itinerary, we will often be in the bush or little settlements where there are no restaurants. There, we will depend on ourselves and cook together from supplies we bought. If possible, we will cook on an open fire and use local products, antelope steaks etc. In general, meat in Africa is tastier than in Europe, often cattle spends its time outside, not locked up in sheds. When possible, we will always try to get you acquainted with local food culture and specialties for each country.

Vegetarians will be able to go meat free, we can always make a plan together. We have had vegetarians with us in the past and it worked just fine.

Should you with to eat in restaurants every day, that is fine with us, we will need to plan accordingly. There are some beautiful restaurants in Africa, you can find anything from gourmet cuisine to basic local cooking, it is all up to you. We can recommend places, if you would like.

According to your choice of destination

Weather

According to your choice of destination

Internet and communication

In most destinations, European operators will work, we will always recommend buying a local sim card though, most have good offers including data packs from 5-20 USD. Most lodges and accommodation have their own wifi.

Safety

Africa, unlike the way it is presented in a lot of media, is a safe destination. It is important though to adhere to certain rules and to behave accordingly. We will brief you on the destination of your choice and tell you all about it.

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