"The worst thing that colonialism did was to cloud our view of our past.” 

--Barack Obama 

Travel that focuses on the many cultures of Africa can clear away those clouds and bring the lands of our forefathers into true focus. Experienced local guides will proudly share their homelands with you -- their history and heritage, food, dress, art, music and more. You only have to enjoy your journey, and start planning your next one. Because once Africa gets into your soul, she will call you back.

+ Flights and land tours or land only      + Travel insurance available
+ Reserve with deposit                              + Monthly payment plans
+ Fixed dates or set to your schedule     + Major credit & debit cards accepted

"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings...?"

--Brian Jackman

2018 TOURS AVAILABLE

+ Ghana                               + Egypt                                 + Cameroon                            + Benin           

+ Togo                                  + Uganda                             + Guinea-Bissau                     + The Swahili Coast

+ Cote d'Ivoire                    + Rwanda                            + Tanzania

+ Cape Verde                      + Kenya                                + Zanzibar

IN THE WORKS

+ Nigeria                          + Liberia                                  + GRAND AFRICA TOUR -- Cape to Cairo

+ Sudan                            + Botswana

+ Angola                           + Sao Tome & Principe

+ Zambia                          + Zimbabwe

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Spices sold on Cairo market in sacks
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Baobab trees along the rural road at sunny day
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WEST AFRICA

Africa's turntable

French-speaking Cote d'Ivoire is world-famous as Africa's Atlantic Coast nightspot. Restaurants, bars, music joints abound in its largest city, Abidjan. Outside the big city, look for a good demonstration of Zaouli dance. It's harder than it looks!

Parlez-vous Senegal?

Beaches and cliff walks. A great cathedral and a grand mosque. The chilling history of Goree Island. Terrific seafood and fantastic nightlife. Colonial architecture and a pink lake. And all less than nine hours on a  on-stop flight from the US East Coast.

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"The continent is too large to describe. It is a veritable ocean, a separate planet, a varied, immensely rich cosmos. Only with the greatest simplification, for the sake of convenience, can we say 'Africa'..."  --Ryszard Kapuscinski

We (mostly) don't do safaris

A good safari show you flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth. If you hurry, you can even see something in Africa you probably never knew was there -- a glacier. But to us, Africa is about people -- 3000-plus ethnic groups, each with its own story. People who have endured through time and colonization to remain true to their their identities and their faiths. People whose creativity and perseverance never waver.  That's the Africa we want to show you.

Still....if you really, really, REALLY want a safari, we know some of the best safari operators in Africa, so we can make that happen for you.

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Blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) in dust at sunrise, Kalahari desert, South Africa
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Alem-Seghed Fasil's castle in Ethiopia.
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EAST AFRICA

ETHIOPIA

Land of kings and miracles. The only African nation never colonized. Africa's pre-eminent Christian nation. More UNESCO World Heritage Sites than anywhere else in Africa,  including the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.  Resting place of Emperor Haile Selassie, who inspired Jamaica's Rastafari religion.

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UGANDA

Home of Africa's world-famous mountain gorillas, Murchison Falls and the birthplace of the Nile River, Diverse cultures speaking 50 different languages, a nation of friendly people welcoming visitors to the land Winston Churchill called "the pearl of Africa." Cultural and religious tours coming soon!

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RWANDA

The "Land of A Thousand Hills." Come see how this landlocked nation has rebounded in one generation from one of modern history's greatest genocides and moving head-long into the future. See why its capital, Kigali, is considered among the cleanest cities in the world.

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“To the same degree that your understanding of and attitude towards Afrika becomes more positive, your understanding of and attitude towards yourself will also become more positive...” 

--Malcolm X

SOUTHERN AFRICA

WANT TO GET WILD?

11 | 19 Aug 2018

Drive through world-famous Kruger National Park for a look at Africa's "Big Five" – elephant, water buffalo, lion, rhinoceros, and leopard.   Travel through the spectacular waterfalls and rainforest of the Blyde River Canyon. Top off your journey with a visit to Lesedi Cultural Village, the home of five African tribes – Basotho, Zulu, Pedi, Xhosa and Ndebele.

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

13 | 25 Oct 2018

Follow Madiba's Long Walk To Freedom --  from his Soweto home to 27 years of exile on Robben Island and finally to South Africa's capital,  Pretoria, as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Add the splendor of Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. Explore the rich culture of Johannesburg and the stunning vistas of Cape Town.

THREE NATIONS -- ONE TRIP

13 | 25 Oct 2018

Discover the best of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana in one unforgettable tour. Enjoy the splendor of Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, and a wild game safari at the Chobe River Lodge. Trace the legacy of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and Robben Island prison. Cap things off with  stunning Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Western Cape.

GOT QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT ANSWERS!

AFRICA'S GRANDEST GATHERING!

18-26 march 2018

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Soweto. World-class South African wines, Africa's Big 5 and two days of jazz at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival!

Cost: Was $3,299...now $3,099, including airfare! A $200 deposit by Dec. 31 reserves your spot.   So don't wait!