Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)
Sure, you could see South Africa from the back of a 4x4 on a safari, but there’s nothing like the feel of Table Mountain under your feet as you hike to the summit. Get your sweat on as you take the short, challenging hike up the mountain before continuing down into Cape Point National Park, enjoying the great views and variety of landscapes across South Africa. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in local village culture along the way, as well as visiting the African penguin sanctuary.
Highlights: Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, follow the Vlakkenberg Trail and climb to the summit of Swartkop, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local township, watch penguins on the beach in Simon's Town, walk among the rocky landscape of Cape Point National Park
For ages, the Masai people of East Africa have preserved an authentic way of life that includes training warriors, living peacefully and communicating with wild animals across the plains, and developing native medicines. Now it’s your turn to get a taste of this unique lifestyle. This short five-day trip takes a dive right into the daily life of the Masai, where you’ll learn how to make traditional beaded jewelry, milk cows, throw a spear and identify different animal tracks. You’ll get a firsthand look at bush survival skills as you live with the Masai people in their village, learn the beliefs of the Masai and enjoy a ceremony on your final night to cap off your experience.
Highlights: Learn survival skills from Masai warriors, participate in day-to-day life in a remote Masai village, listen to warrior stories around the campfire, witness a traditional Masai ceremony.
Long on yearning for the savannahs of Africa but short on time? This should do the trick. This adventure spreads the wonders of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, magnificent Lake Manyara and campouts under the broad midnight skies of the Masai Mara over 11 adventure-filled days. Our all-terrain vehicles cut down the travel time, making sure your every minute in Africa is spent interacting with the locals and tracking the Big Five. Africa in a flash? It can be done.
Highlights: Photograph incredible wildlife on game drives, meet the Masai people, savour a traditional lunch in a local community, search for the Big Five
Namibia Family Adventure (DNFA)
Go ahead and get wild with your family on this adventure through the landscape and sand dunes of Namibia. We pack as much excitement as possible in only eight days, including desert exploration, searching for a variety of wildlife, checking out petrified forests in Twyfelfontein, and going on a game drive in Etosha National Park. Looking to introduce your kids to the wonders of African safaris? Start here.
Highlights: Climb the highest sand dunes in the world in Sossusvlei, spy flamingos in Walvis Bay, admire the mighty cheetah in their natural habitat, spot wildlife in majestic Etosha National Park.
Cape, Rails & Kruger Quest (DSKQ)
Stretched across nearly 2.5 million hectares of wild South African frontier and home to over 600 species of mammals and birds, Kruger National Park is massive by any measure. Designed for travellers who don’t have a ton of time, this 8-day trip devotes the, ahem, lion’s share of its length to exploring South Africa’s most treasured game reserve with a few bonus experiences mixed in along the way. Get treated to a traditional family meal in Cape Town, take the train to Johannesburg with the locals, track the Big Five on daily game drives in Kruger and the surrounding area, and visit Soweto and a Planeterra project, too. One week now, memories forever.
Highlights: Take the train across the country like a local, explore coastal Cape Town, bike around Soweto township, search for the Big Five in Kruger National Park, savour a local meal with a family, visit the kids at the Planeterra-supported G Hope Africa preschool
Want to tell a better travel story at your next dinner party? Tell ‘em about the time you went to southeast Africa. Nature is front-and-centre on this 14-day trip across three countries—South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique—with plenty of time devoted to the region’s amazing national parks and spotless beaches. Wander around the Portuguese-influenced cities of Mozambique, take a traditional dhow safari boat around Bazaruto National Park, track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, drive the legendary Panorama Route to Johannesburg and even stop in at a Planeterra project along the way. Your stories are improving already.
Highlights: Search for the Big Five on breathtaking game drives, enjoy a dhow safari in Bazaruto National Park, indulge in mouth-watering seafood, snorkel in the turqouise waters off Mozambique, visit a local Planeterra-supported preschool, experience the Portuguese flavour of the port towns.
If you’re crunched for time when it comes to a family holiday, make the most of it by taking your brood to Africa. Although there’ll be plenty of bird watching and game spotting, we put a focus on local culture immersion that you won’t get from similar trips. Your family will stay with the San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, and overnight on the Okavango Delta. Give your kids memories for a lifetime.
Highlights: Marvel at the sight of Victoria Falls – "the smoke that thunders", spot game in Chobe National Park, cruise the Okavango Delta in search of wildlife by mokoro, watch the sunset on a boat cruise, take guided walks through Ghanzi village
Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)
Namibia Family Adventure (DNFA)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Cape of Good Hope Hike (DACH)||7 days||Active||Standard||
|Local Living Kenya—Masai Village (DKML)||5 days||Local Living||Camping||
|Masai & Tanzania Camping Safari (DKMT)||11 days||Classic||Camping||
|Namibia Family Adventure (DNFA)||8 days||Family||Standard||
|Cape, Rails & Kruger Quest (DSKQ)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
|Mozambique, Kruger & Swazi Discoverer (DSMZ)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
|Southern Africa Family Adventure (DZFA)||8 days||Family||Standard||