Off the beaten Track Safaris & Hidden Treasures

Overview

The remote, wilderness areas of Africa have a devoted, but by no means universal, following. You may need to conduct a little personal self-analysis to discover if a spell away from the trappings of civilization is really for you.

If the confines of a commuter train journey make your heart sing, then read no further! If your idea of heaven is the familiar press of humanity as you hurriedly weave through the shopping centre to the car park. Then save those frequent-flier miles for a New York shopping break. It isn't a question of comfort. You can sleep and eat in luxury and considerable style in some of these remote off the beaten track safaris in Africa. It’s more about whether you’ll be relaxed and spiritually reinvigorated by a spell in a place untrammeled by man. Or left feeling restless?

Many off the beaten track areas, which are technically deserts, are not what we might imagine, supporting plenty of vegetation and a diversity of wildlife. But don’t expect this to be a thrill-a-minute experience. These wilderness areas have a much more subtle, and lasting, charm.

So don't rush the experience. Allow at least 3 nights, preferably longer, so that you can soak up its unique atmosphere of these off the beaten track safaris.

Note

Though we pride ourselves on having several sample safaris which head to remote areas of Africa, there is naturally less of a demand. So most of our off the beaten track safaris are tailor-made to suit you, and not necessarily always on this website.

Want to head to the far corner of the Skeleton Coast of Namibia? No problem. Want to explore some of fascinating community-orientated lodges in Limpopo and the northern Kruger? Again talk to us...

Highlights

  • Africa’s wild places can be classic desert scenery; rich with ever-changing colour, photogenic and romantic such as the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. Or the Kalahari desert which stretches across Botswana, Namibia into northern South Africa.
  • Other pristine wilderness regions can be grasslands, forests or mountains. Such as the Busanga Plains of Kafue or the remote North Luangwa in Zambia.
  • Or the unique Afro-Montane Nyika Plateau in Malawi and the Bale & Simien Mountains in Ethiopia.

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"I would like to thank you for the very full and comprehensive travel documents you put together for us – it made our trip so easy! The organisation was perfect and it was so helpful to have contact names for our hosts along the way! Our trip has certainly wetted our appetite for more holidays farther from home and other parts is SA. I have no doubt we’ll be returning one day! My overriding memory though is of the friendly people !”" Mr Mo Hemsley, UK

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"Everything was incredibly well organised and left nothing wanting. We did not see all of the animals that we had hoped for but the experience we had was so much more than that. Hopefully we will return to Africa one day – maybe Namibia / Botswana next time. Thank you so much for organising everything for us it is very much appreciated." Mr James Coleman

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"Your service and the holiday you put together for us was faultless. Everything was perfect from the choice of accommodation to the transfers, flights…… everything! It was seamless." Mrs Ruth Koper
 
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