Africa & Middle East

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ideas on exploring Africa and Middle East.

Africa & the Middle East offer
experiences in antiquity.

Ancient Africa dates as far back as 3300 BC. Literacy arose in Egypt which eventually spread throughout the entire continent of Africa and the Middle East. Both regions have a wealth of ancient history and are called the “near east” with countries
closest to the Mediterranean.

Today you can track gorillas in Rwanda, safari in Tanzania, explore rainforests in the Congo or relax on pristine beaches in Zanzibar. Explore historical places such as the cave hewn churches in Ethiopia and Egyptian pyramids. Turkey is perhaps the most visited destination in the Middle East and a trip to Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and the cave homes in Capadoccia are a trip back in time. Both Africa and the Middle East are not to be missed!

True Traveler’s Tale: Susheela Sees Lions

Sample Itineraries:

Mandela’s Journey (9 Days)

Departure: October – April This well crafted tour takes you back through a historical journey into one of the world’s greatest African leaders. Nelson Mandela was a legend in his own time both in his home country of South Africa and the world at large. The safari begins in Pretoria visitng South Africa’s Historical Landmarks, […]

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Tanzania: Birds & Big Game w/Daniel Edelstein & Edwin Osujaki

Departure: Early Spring Join us on this rare chance to experience Tanzania’s Birds & Big Game with Avian Biologist and bird expert Daniel Edelstein & Tanzanian Ornithologist Edwin Osujaki on an exploration of wildlife, culture and landscapes. This adventure offers special sightings include the calving of wildebeest and zebra during the Great Migration across the […]

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Discover Kigio & the Mara (7 days)

(Departure Fridays – June to October) Have your own “Out of Africa” adventure beginning in Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. Take a guided tour of her house, which features rooms designed in both the original decor and with props from the 1985 film. Combine culture and conservation with a visit to […]

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Tribal Tour Kenya

With over 42 tribes, Kenya is truly a country with diverse people and culture. The most popular and dominant being the nomadic people. On this tour you visit The Maasai, a fierce pastoralists tribe that once dominated Kenya. Learn about the Samburu, cousins of the Maasai that have common customs and language (Maa) however they […]

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Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb (Rongai Route) & Safari (11 days)

Mt. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. Not only is Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa but is the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak). It has three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. There are six official trekking routes by which to climb Mt […]

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Rwanda Gorilla Tracking & Safari

Departure June Rwanda is a prime destination to visit for you seasoned travelers wanting a once in a lifetime trip. Volcano-studded landscape and gorilla-filled rainforest are prime highlights of this tour along with attractive vistas around Kigali, a perfect place from which to begin your trip. Track gorillas and discover the world of chimpanzees. Visit […]

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Eastern Cape, Bush and Karoo (Self-Drive Tour)

DEPARTURES: Daily (minimum 2 people) PRICES: Exchange rates differ from time to time. Cost subject to change until paid for & confirmed PRICE INCLUDES: Airport Meet & greet, accommodations as selected and meals as indicated by BLD, two game drives per day while staying at Samara Lodge. NOT INCLUDED: Car rental, international and domestic flights, […]

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Kenya Birding Safari (14 days)

Africa is known for its Big Five Game viewing but low and behold where there’s wildlife there is also a wide variety of birds! A photographers paradise, you visit Nairobi National Park’s bird sanctuary and count how many of the 400 bird species you see. Take a boat ride at Lake Naivasha and visit the […]

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Discover Ethiopia

We Do More Than Asia Ethiopia, a landlocked country located in the Horn of Africa, has a history dating back to prehistoric times and it is this country’s ancient history which makes Ethiopia one of the most fascinating travel destinations today. See “Lucy”, the 3.5 million year old hominid that has ever been found. Visit […]

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Morocco for Foodies (11 days)

Departure Year Around Moroccan cuisine is extremely refined, due to Morocco’s exchanges with other cultures over the centuries and includes Berber, Moorish, and Arab influences. Morocco produces a large range of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables and flavorings include lemon pickle, cold-pressed, unrefined olive oil and dried fruits. It is also known for being far more […]

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Great South Africa Safari

Great South Africa Safari begins in gorgeous Cape Town. Explore its quaint fishing villages, colonies of barking seals and arctic penguins. At the Cape of Good Hope you witness the angry Atlantic and sanguine Indian Oceans meet and mingle. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Winelands.Explore Kruger National Park home to all the Big […]

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All Aboard Namibia

Embark on a train journey from Pretoria through Namibia in grand, golden rail fashion from the past. Your 8 day rail journey on Rovos Rail takes you on an adventure to Kimberly, diamond mining central and the fertile wine growing region of Upington. Explore fish River canyon, the second largest canyon in the world. Tour […]

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Photograph Africa Big Cats Safari

Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world with up to 70% covered by the Kalahari Desert. In addition to its delta and desert areas, there are grasslands and savannas making Botswana’s vast open space perfect to see its diverse wildlife inhabitant. Traditionally game drives […]

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Discover Egypt (11 days)

Egyptian culture was among the earliest civilizations. Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, is Africa’s largest city and has been known for centuries as a center of learning, culture and commerce. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote “Egypt was the gift of the Nile”. On this privately guided tour you will explore Egypt’s marvels and bear witness to […]

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Blue Africa

We Do More Than Asia The name Africa conjures up images of big game, beautiful sunsets, remote villages and exotic tribes. Blue Africa gives you all of the above and much more! Begin your sojourn in Cape Town and see where the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic and the Cape Peninsula meet. Take an overnight ride […]

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