Why I do this
I'd never seen Africa until 2011, when I joined a team of travel and media specialists for ten days in the Gambia for the International Roots Festival.
Wherever we went, Gambians treated us as long-lost kin who'd somehow found our way back. "Welcome home!" they said, over and over.
And they meant it.
On the bus ride back to the airport, the reflection in the window was mine, but not me. It was someone better than me. Someone whole, someone healing.
That moment would give birth three years later to this travel agency.
Africa touches everyone differently, but she leaves no one untouched. First, however, you have to get there.
I can help you with that.
-- Greg Gross
DON'T SLEEP ON THIS ONE!
YOUR INTEREST, OUR PASSION
At Trips by Greg, we connect you to Africa's people. Her traditional elders and her young trendsetters. The music, the food, the art, the fashion. First-hand, all-in, hands-on.
Our experienced local guides proudly share their homelands with you, and handle your logistics for you. 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.
COMING IN 2018!
The GRAND AFRICA TOUR -- Cape to Cairo
Let Trips by Greg and the African Union take you on the most unforgettable of all African vacations, the length of the Mother Continent. Coming in Oct. 2018. WATCH FOR DETAILS!
Ethiopia. Uganda. Rwanda. Botswana. Tanzania. Nations rich with history and vibrant in their national cultures. And starting in 2018, Trips by Greg is going to prove it you in 2018. WATCH FOR DETAILS!
AFRICA -- JUST FOR YOU
Not into groups? We can create a "bespoke" itinerary to suit your schedule, your interests, your tastes. Just tell us what you want and let us make Africa happen for you...and whoever you choose to invite with you.
2018 Ghana Freedom Tour
24 feb | 7 mar
Stand at the original Door of No Return and walk 100 feet over a jungle canopy. Meet Africa's future leaders at the University of Ghana. Sample world-famous kente cloth and Ghana's lively cuisine. Learn Ghanaian music from a master drummer. Meet a traditional Akan king and receive your own Ghanaian name.
$3,300 incl. US-Ghana round-trip air
$2,200 minus airfare
This French-speaking West African nation of 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!
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.
Really want a safari? Okay.
We know some of the best safari operators in Africa. So if seeing the Great Migration, or getting up close -- but not too personal -- with Africa's Big 5 is at the top of your bucket list, we can make that happen for you. See that button at the right?
Land of kings and miracles. The only African nation never to be 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 Africa's last emperor, Haile Selassie, who inspired Jamaica's Rastafari religion.
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!
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, choosing forgiveness over revenge and moving head-long into the future. See why its capital, Kigali, is considered among the cleanest cities in the world.
WANT TO GET WILD?
11 | 19 Aug 2018
Drivethrough 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!
Passports. Visas. Health matters. Travel insurance. Book our Africa travel with Trips by Greg and we'll handle all those questions for you. Just use that nice little EMAIL button on the right. Just like that...no worries!