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Off the beaten track holidays to Africa to satisfy your inner explorer

Adventurously explore the wonders of offbeat Africa

For travellers looking to escape the crowds and enjoy the road less travelled then Africa really is the perfect destination to visit. This vast continent has swathes of land barely explored by visitors, but still with plenty to see and do for intrepid visitors prepared to make the effort to get to them.

Some countries qualify as off the beaten track destinations in their own right, welcoming a relative handful of visitors from overseas each year. Sao Tome & Principe, Ethiopia and St Helena are some our favourite destinations in this regard, offering completely unique experiences that you can be assured are enjoyed by just a handful of other travellers at any one time.

Even within the more “mainstream” African destinations we can get you away from the crowds and curate completely new and unique experiences. The National Parks, rainforests and lakes of western Tanzania, the wilds of northern Kenya and open plains of western Zambia are truly unique and offer the chance to experience safaris as they used to be enjoyed – under canvas and in complete privacy.

We have access to amazing guides who can offer private tented safari experiences in Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as mountain guides who can help you to summit the continent’s more dramatic yet less well-known peaks such as Mount Kenya and Mount Meru. Our extensive knowledge also means we can take you away from the crowds in the seemingly completely mainstream destinations of South Africa and Namibia, taking you in to the deserts of the north of both countries where visitors rarely tread.

Our expertise, extensive contacts within Africa and unique attention to detail mean that even the most unusual trip request can be catered for. Trips can be booked safe in the knowledge that we can handle all of the logistics, make sure your flights are correctly booked and that the arrangements are safe and booked with the very best guides that the continent has to offer.

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A dream to visit Mum's birth place!

Christine travelled to St Helena Holidays and South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by .

It was SO NICE to have someone else do it for me.

Cathy travelled to Tanzania and Zanzibar in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

Adventure of a Lifetime in Kenya

Maria travelled to Masai Mara Safari in October 2023 on a trip organised by Ben.

I didn't realise my high expectations could be so easily exceeded

Hannah and Elaine travelled to Kenya in November 2023 on a trip organised by .

I've already recommended Far and Wild to a couple of friends

Paula travelled to South Africa in December 2023 on a trip organised by Alistair.

100% value for money

Adam travelled to Kenya in January 2024 on a trip organised by Ruth.

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    Africa Specialist

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