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:
The Small Marsh area in Ndutu, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is the bustling hub of migration herds during the calving season, typically between late-January and late-February. It's a vibrant time of new life and heightened predator activity on the southern plains.
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.
• 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
• 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;
Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California and four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of a mere 2 million. This gives one of the lowest population densities in the world. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through our heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilised tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. When added to the space and silence, these factors all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.
A 10 day small group scheduled safari focusing on the highlights of Uganda: Incredible Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Game
Let us whisk you away for eight days of total wilderness. Experience an unrivalled diversity of animals in Meru, Immerse yourself in Loisaba’s wildlife-rich hills, and fly into the matchless Masai Mara.
• Cover three very different types of ecosystems while travelling in the luxury; encounter their inhabitants, whose authentic, traditional and colourful tribal ways remain relatively untouched.
• Experience a safari tailored to ensure a seamless experience; direct flights in an executive luxury aircraft, single check-in, and additional luggage allowance.
• Meru National Park provides an exclusive safari experience with only two camps in the 870km2 park, home to a large diversity of animals including rare species specific to Northern Kenya; Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe.
• Loisaba is a 57,000-acre wildlife conservancy, which is home to the less-seen and rare northern species: wild dog, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, greater kudu and beisa oryx.
• The Masai Mara National Reserve is home to 3 million large animals; more than half of whom come and go according to one of the world’s largest wildlife migrations.
Featured image of the Omo Tribes in Ethiopia.
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