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).
Explore our Africa Expeditions:
River Journeys in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is a magical 7-night safari that takes place during the Emerald Season when the Luangwa River is at its fullest, thus giving rise to some exceptional boating.
This 10 day itinerary will immerse you're senses and take you through one of the most rewarding safari destinations in Africa. Kick starting the journey on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi, home of the Victoria Falls to the Lower Zambezi National Park and into the heart of South Luangwa National Park.
Galloping in the open plains with a herd of zebra or walking quietly by a herd of grazing elephant – riding safaris are an incredibly unique way to explore areas off the beaten track.
Whether it be a morning ride, an alternative activity to the usual game drive or setting off on a week-long mobile riding safari – guests are provided with the rare chance of getting up close to wildlife without affecting their behaviour or intruding in their space.
Unrivalled Experience - Upmarket, exclusive and bespoke safari.
• Visiting Lekedi Park for its habituated mandrill troupes;
• Walking, quad-biking, game driving in Pongara NP for its nesting and hatching leatherback turtles;
• In search of forest elephants, red river hogs, chimps, African grey parrots, Central African buffalo and sitatunga on the beaches of Loango;
• Habituated gorilla tracking with the gorilla project in Loango National Park;
Chad: A Country of Marvels
● The Ounianga Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the remnant lakes from 100s of 1000s of years ago, when the Sahara belong to the tropics!
● The Ennedi Cultural Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage site and protected by African Parks (AP). The one and only picture-book Sahara Desert & its incredible rock formations
● Prehistoric rock paintings and petroglyphs showing people dancing, herding, and hunting, and depicting the wildlife that flourished millenia ago
● Ouadi-Rimé Ouadi-Achim Game Reserve in Central Chad---base of the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) for the reintroduction of some of the rarest species of desert wildlife on earth!
● Scimitar-horned oryx, Addax, Dama gazelles, Dorcas gazelles and Barbary ostrich...some of which had been declared extinct in the wild.
● Rarest of rare antelope and bird species on the IUCN Red List
● Zakouma National Park. The park has been under the protection of AP for the last 10 years. Before that, it had been a place of carnage for elephants, poaching had ravaged its herds, but AP successfully locked it down. It's one of the great present day success stories in conservation when so much of the news is negative.
● The elephants of Zakouma National Park and their story of hope
● Flocks of birds that completely blanket the sky and earth
Expedition Odzala Discovery
8 nights in Republic of Congo
November 30th to December 08th, 2022
• Wending down the Ogooue, and Akaka rivers in a boat;
• Visiting Lopé National Park, Langoué Baï (made famous by Mike Fay on his extraordinary mega-transect) in Ivindo National Park, and Akaka and Iguela Lagoons in Loango National Park;
• Walking, quad-biking, game driving and boating in rainforests, savannas and mangroves;
• In search of forest elephants, mandrills, red river hogs, chimps, African grey parrots, African finfoots, slender snouted and dwarf crocodiles, anomalures and more;
• Habituated gorilla tracking at Akaka in Loango National Park;
• Venturing out to sea for a gathering of humpback whales;
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.
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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