Africa Expeditions & Small Group Safaris
Chalo Africa’s expeditions are great for those looking to explore some of the remoter parts of Africa. We plan 3-4 expeditions on an annual basis to those parts of Africa which are either difficult to access or very expensive to do on a private basis. These are generally adventures to parts of Africa where the tourism infrastructure is still in its nascent years. On our expeditions, you will undoubtedly have amazing sightings in the company of kindred spirits. In the past, we have organised expeditions to Chad (Zakouma & Ennedi), Gabon, Ethiopia (Gambella National Park, Omo Tribes), and Zambia (Liuwa Plain).
Our small group safaris and tours, on the other hand, are usually to more popular destinations which works well if you are a solo traveller, or enjoy travelling in a group, or are on a limited budget. These small group tours can have multiple departure dates in the year and attract a diverse range of guests: from senior citizens to children to adventure lovers. You can find our small group tours to popular destinations such as Kenya and Tanzania (for the migration), Uganda (gorillas) or even Botswana. The type of accommodation used on such safaris is diverse: from mobile camping to lodges to luxury tented camps.
Explore our Expeditions and Small Group Safari Tours:
• Kalahari lion (sightings are common)
• Cheetah (sightings are common)
• The pure Kalahari sky, with full-spectrum sunsets and dense star clusters, and a special photogenic light at sunrise
• Spectacular thunderstorms and rains that bring out the smell of red sand dunes
• Rare sighting possibilities of less visible animals such as the jackal, leopard, meerkat, brown hyena, honey badger, porcupine, and pangolin
• Herds and herds of picture-perfect oryx/gemsbok
• Blissful solitude and the company of owls and other raptors, yellow mongooses, barking geckos, and all manner of iridescent birds
• Catch a glimpse of the Ethiopian Wolf – one of Earth’s rarest canid species
• Chance to observe the Gelada Baboon, Walia Ibex and Swayne’s Hartebeest (all on the endangered species list)
• Meet the Hyena Man and marvel at the remarkable relationship between man and beast
• Beautiful Langano Lake – home to numerous wild mammals and over 300 species of birds
• Bamboo forests with their shy old-man inhabitants – the Bale Mountain Vervets
• Sanetti Plateau – with its unique wildlife – including red wolves and Colobus monkeys
Chad has true otherworldly beauty: seas of orange-yellow sand, multi-coloured oases, and surreal rock formations. After all, most of the country is a part of the Sahara Desert. But Chad also has one of the world's largest single herd of elephants, about 130 lions, and over 10,000 Central African savanna buffalo, which range in colour from jet-black to orange.
Come join us as we embark on an intimate journey in Kenya and follow the "re-wilding" of elephants (orphaned by human-wildlife conflict, poaching and natural disasters) from their baby-years at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi, to their adolescent years and the stockades of Tsavo East.
Nairobi - Tsavo East National Park - Chyulu Hills National Park 13 Days / 12 Nights
KTP is truly wild: surreal semi-desert wilderness; red sand dunes; dry rivers that are said to flow once in a hundred years; and starry skies without light pollution. Kgalagadi means 'place of thirst'. It is a part of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Much of it consists of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (KTP), Africa's first Peace Park.
Gabon is still an enigma. A wild place of pristine old-growth rainforests where there are almost no human settlements, and where wild animals live protected within the thick foliage nestled between the many rivers that traverse this west African country. This is a trip for adventurers, who don’t expect smooth sailing every day. This is a trip for those who want to see something new, something different. It is a place for the intrepid Africa enthusiast who will be thrilled by the sight of a red river hog in a wallow, or a wary lowland gorilla in a forest clearing. On this trip, timed to coincide with the gathering of humpback whales off the shores of Gabon, and the troops of the fabulously colorful Gabon mandrill, we will enjoy a truly epic African adventure, moving by train, boat, and plane through the heart of Africa.
This small group safari affords you the chance to experience the magnificence of Namibia in a very personal way. You will have your own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance your enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery.
Spend your vacation exploring the highlights of Uganda and discover the very best the country has to offer. Explore the beautiful national parks in search for Chimpanzees and Gorillas and take boat cruises to experience the nature from a different angle.
A new experience from Wild Frontiers aimed at fit and active travellers who want to experience the best of southern Uganda 'up close and personal'. Climb Mt. Gahinga, explore ancient Batwa trails, cross through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on foot and trek for endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi.
Join our East Africa Migration Discoverer lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds.
Featured image of the Omo Tribes in Ethiopia.
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