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).
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Hello Trail Blazers,
It is with much excitement that we bring this journey to you – a true conservation safari that will lead you through some of the least-trodden parts of Africa. This is a safari that tries to look into the heart and soul of wild Mozambique – a country that is figuratively just a stone’s throw away from well-known South Africa, but one that is still shrouded in mystery – a land where wilderness & wildlife have recently been rising from the ashes like so many phoenixes.
After a very rough year that has been dominated by a virus, perhaps it will do us good to focus on uplifting stories for a change. Both Gorongosa and Niassa belong to the category of hopeful stories – of parks and game reserves that have been brought back from the brink of annihilation through the courage, foresight and commitment of a community of dedicated people, who have banded together to preserve and sustain some of the most important eco- systems and conservation corridors of Africa. This safari will be the first time that I too set foot on Mozambican soil (unless you count the 3 steps I sneakily took across an opening in a rusty old fence along the Mozambique-Gonarezhou border!)
I look forward to having you join me on this exciting trip -we are so fortunate to do this!
Tchad 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 Tchad also has one of the world's largest single herd of elephants, many lions, some surprising rhino and cheetah, 70% of the world’s rare Kordofan giraffe and over 10,000 Central African savanna buffalo, which range in colour from jet-black to magenta.
This is wild adventuring, including driving across seas of sand, seeing rock paintings that are 1000s of years old, and coming face to face with elephants whose recovery is one of the most heartwarming of wildlife conservation stories in the modern era.
But that's not all. Meet dromedaries. See the Toubou. Visit a guelta. What are these? Read on. And last but not least - in these times, if you are looking for a holiday with an emphasis on isolation, then look no further than Tchad. Truly.
Tassili n'Ajjer is a vast plateau in south-east Algeria. It covers an area of 72,000 sq. km. with an exceptional density of the paintings and engravings, as well as the presence of many prehistoric vestiges. From Roman ruins to stunning dunes, from Touareg encounters to experiencing giraffes and hippos in the desert, this trip to the edge of Africa is not to be missed!
Instead of dashing in and out of this vast reserve after spending a scant 2-3 days here, we will circumnavigate the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, passing by pans and valleys with names like Piper’s Pan, Sunday Pan, Passarge Valley, hoping to see the famous black-maned Kalahari lions, cheetah, vast herds of oryx and other desert-adapted species like springboks, brown hyena, porcupine, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, and all manner of birds and reptiles.
Do 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.
A safari like no other — from flying over Gambella National Park to travelling to the remotest parts of Ethiopia's Omo Valley. This is Undiscovered Country!
A trip in splendid isolation to the interiors of Chad, including the Ennedi Cultural Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage site protected by African Parks), home to the one and only picture-book Sahara Desert & its incredible rock formations; next is Ouadi-Rimé Ouadi-Achim Game Reserve in Central Tchad---base of the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) for the reintroduction of some of the rarest species of desert wildlife on earth! And finally, Zakouma National Park!
Make your next great escape Namibia! Namibia is a huge country (even by African standards) – to give you an idea it is twice the size of California, four times the size of the United Kingdom and has a population of a mere two million people – giving it one of the lowest population densities in the world. Just the perfect place for social distancing!
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.
Featured image of the Omo Tribes in Ethiopia.
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