The Africa Adventure Company announces new trips for 2014, reflecting the growing demand for adventurous and active travel experiences. The new tours for 2014 offer a diversity of options for discovering Africa, from tracking rare wildlife by foot in the heart of Zimbabwe to spotting the largest surviving lemurs in Madagascar’s rainforest. Many of the trips combine the chance to explore Africa’s rich cultural history with up-close wildlife encounters.
The 7-Day Adventurer Safari to Zimbabwe and Botswana offers intimate photographic expeditions in small groups with private guides and safari vehicles. Visitors will stay exclusively in luxury mobile Under Canvas camps in each area, waking with the sunrise and exploring until sunset. Tracking elephant, rhino, and lion by foot and boating on the Chobe River permit exceptional explorations of wildlife in elephant country.
Namibia’s epic topography is explored from new heights on the
12-Day Wings over Namibia flying safari. For the first time, previously restricted forays into the Hoanib floodplains will be undertaken, a chance to witness a series of oases in the middle of the shifting Namib Desert. Traversing one of the planet’s driest deserts and crossing the towering dunes of one of Africa’s largest game parks, guests witness rare views of desert-adapted wildlife, including the largest concentrations of desert elephant and rhino. The new Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp will feature eight tents with en suite bathrooms in the private Palmwag Concession.
The 12-Day Under Tanzanian Skies Safari is one of the Africa Adventure Company’s new Signature safaris, featuring four days of game viewing in the Serengeti plains with their top naturalist guides. Photographic opportunities include a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree climbing lions that sleep amongst acacia trees. From visiting local Maasai villages in the foothills of Kilimanjaro to descending 2,000 feet into the Ngorongoro Crater, clients will enjoy the exclusivity and expert guiding that distinguishes this small group safari.
The 15-Day Luxurious Southern Africa Safari combines the best that Southern Africa has to offer from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Private Cape Town tours customized to guests’ preferences precede interpretive wilderness walks searching for the Big Five in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Intended to showcase the region’s rich wildlife and landscape diversity, the tour includes the imposing beauty of the new Victoria Falls River Lodge and the crystal clear waterways of the intricate Okavango staying at Vumbura Plains. These thatched lodges, permanent tented camps, and luxury hotels provide comfort to those who choose this safari.
Madagascar’s verdant rainforest and pristine beaches are featured in the
8-Day Madagascar Wildlife and Beach itinerary. The trip includes expeditions into Madagascar’s most visited reserve, Anasibe-Mantadia National Park, home of the baboon-sized indri, the largest of the surviving lemurs. Wildlife lovers will be awed and inspired by the sight of impressive reptiles like the Malagasy Tree Boa and trees festooned with orchids. The new Manafiafy Beach and Rainforest Lodge’s six serene chalets are well positioned for deeper excursions into the untamed beauty of the island.
On the Family Adventure to Zimbabwe, families will have the opportunity to experience staying at Imbabala Zambezi Safari Lodge, located on the very edge of the mighty Zambezi River where Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia converge. Visits to the local villages as well as voluntourism projects expose children to different ways of life, creating lasting lifetime memories. Travel to the three diverse areas of Victoria Falls on the Upper Zambezi, Hwange National Park and the cultural site of Matobo Hills. This safari includes something for everyone, such as day and night game drives, walking safaris, game viewing by boat, and cave explorations to see ancient Bushmen art.
The Africa Adventure Company’s new trips for 2014 resonate with travelers seeking active adventure and up-close wildlife experiences.
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