Africa 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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real life experiences sure the highlights still take our breath away but travel should be more than just ticking boxes we think the real magic happens off the beaten track joining a family for dinner in morocco or bonding with locals in a small kenyan village because it’s those real life travel experiences – the most spontaneous and simple of moments – that stay with you long after you’ve returned home eat stay and live local just the right balance travel made easy we design our trips from the ground up which the best small group adventures strike the we’ll deal with the logistics of travel – organising means using an experienced local leader local perfect balance between included activities and itineraries transport and accommodation – so transport and – wherever possible – small ‘you time’ so while there’s always an itinerary in you can focus on the fun stuff why spend hours locally run accommodation

what’s hot in 2017 climb kilimanjaro tackle africa’s highest mountain along a choice of 3 routes with expert guides cooks and porters page 28-31 there’s a lot to cover in this brochure so here’s a taste of what we’re most excited about for 2017 we’ve got shiny new trips and beloved classics active adventures and cultural experiences pintsized journeys and epic overland tours covering big chunks of the continent everything is divided into north south east and west plus the middle east just to make things a bit easier now for the hard part deciding where to start trek jordan marrakech morocco algeria senegal burkina faso dakar guinea-bissau the gambia conakry along back roads and ancient sherpherd trails see jordan at its guinea bobodioulasso freetown action-packed best page 68 accra sierra leone ghana discover oman a world of sun silver and spice awaits on a new incredible ethiopia archeological treasures abound in ethiopia visit

lioness hunt masai mara national park kenya tented camp lake manyara np tanzania kenya safari under canvas 8 days nairobi to nairobi explore kenya s premier game parks by day then settle down in well-situated permanent tented camps at night and tune in to the nocturnal stirrings of the savanna lake nakuru np k e n ya lake naivasha masai mara nr nairobi spot endangered black and white rhinos stopping for a drink in lake nakuru national park and watch lions prowling the masai mara on a 4x4 game drive day 1 nairobi touch down in kenya’s hectic capital nairobi for those arriving early a visit to the national museum is highly recommended the city also boasts an enviable array of restaurants bars and cafes day 2 lake nakuru national park head north to visit the vast lake nakuru national park in the heart of the rift valley the park is famous for its visiting flocks of birds such as pelicans terns and cormorants days 3-4 lake naivasha travel south to this vast freshwater lake with

market stall nairobi kenya chimpanze uganda u gan d a gorillas chimps in depth budongo fr queen elizabeth np 21 days nairobi to nairobi kabale observe rhinos up close in uganda’s ziwa rhino sanctuary an important organisation that helps reintroduce rhinos back into the wild ruhengeri gorilla trek murchison falls np k e n ya ziwa rhino sanctuary eldoret kampala lake nakuru jinja mbarara kericho lake bunyonyi rwan d a nairobi embark on a launch cruise along uganda s stretch of the nile to spot wildlife from the water and to see the spectacularly powerful murchison falls stay in a lodge in kaniyo pabidi and walk through the budongo forest reserve in search of chimpanzees basix ydou maximum group size 22 days 1-2 nairobi/lake nakuru explore kenya’s fast paced capital before travelling to lake nakuru and camping out overnight on a farm day 3 kericho take a morning game drive through lake nakuru national park before touring a kericho tea plantation days 4-5 jinja continue

 back to main menu masai mara kenya damien raggett fisherman zanzibar masai mara walk 3 days nairobi to nairobi k e n ya stay in a tented lodge on the edge of the masai mara game reserve and take a guided two-hour walk around the area visiting a maasai homestead along the way nairobi masai mara nr a huge area of woodlands and open plains backed by the striking esoit oloololo escarpment the masai mara is home to all of the big five day 1 nairobi/masai mara national reserve journey west from the vibrant city of nairobi across the great rift valley to the town of narok in the land of the maasai along the way look for colourfully dressed maasai people tending to their herds on arrival take a guided walk around the area visiting a maasai homestead along the way day 2 masai mara national reserve after an early breakfast head out on an exciting game drive through masai mara national park the masai mara has a very high population of plains animals such as wildebeest and zebras which

 back to main menu okavango delta botswana chobe np botswana highlights caprivi victoria falls zimb abwe okavango delta 9 days victoria falls to victoria falls n a mib ia boasting the world s largest salt pans inland delta and elephant population botswana s natural attractions are up there with the very best maun elephant sands botswa n a stay in a thatched tree house right on the edge of the kavango river it s designed specifically so you can see the sunrise over your toes from bed paddle your way through the wildlife-filled waterways of the okavango delta in a mokoro – a traditional dugout canoe original ubsz maximum group size 12 day 1 victoria falls meet your leader and group in the evening if arriving early perhaps splash out on a scenic helicopter flight over the top of the largest waterfall in africa and by some measures the world day 2 elephant sands cross into botswana and stay in a lodge overlooking a watering hole there s a good chance you ll

 back to main menu zulu warrior south africa amy irwin okavango delta botswana cape town to vic falls 22 days cape town to victoria falls scramble to the top of sesriem one of the highest sand dunes on the planet for incredible panoramas across the epic desert landscape grootfontein/san bushmen bagani victoria falls etosha np chobe np spitzkoppe okavango delta zimb abwe swakopmund botswa n a bush camp sesriem fish river canyon n a mib ia orange river western cape highlanders camp sou th a fr ic a cape town learn about the hunter-gatherer traditions of the san bushmen outside of grootfontein perhaps picking up a few words of their unique clicking language get right to the heart of the okavango delta by taking mokoros dugout canoes out to an isolated island and spending the night camped out under the stars basix uxof maximum group size 22 day 1 cape town rich with vineyards restaurants and adventure activities both in and around the city cape town is the perfect place to kick

isalo national park madagascar andringitra national park madagascar mad a gas c a r active madagascar antananarivo antsirabe 14 days antananarivo to tulear lush eucalypt forest volcanic lakes mountainous moon trails and bizarre baobab trees make this a winning destination for nature buffs ambositra sahambavy zafimaniry country andringitra np isalo np peak boby trek tulear this is more than a trekking adventure explore antsirabe by pousse-pousse rickshaw take to the countryside by bicycle and perhaps cruise the matsiatra river by canoe take in scenes of local life along the way with many chances to interact with the island s ethnic minorities such as the betsileo bara and zafimaniry original ybxa maximum group size 12 day 1 antananarivo check out the permanent street markets of analakey or get a taste of the local nightlife day 2 antsirabe tour antsirabe on foot and by pousse-pousse local rickshaw maybe see malagasy handicrafts at a local artisan workshop

petra jordan the middle east the middle east is living proof of an old maxim you don’t know until you go forget the headlines and the hyperbole this is the cradle of civilisations an ancient land emerging as a modern power with the culture and panache to back it up whether riding camels and visiting bedouin tribespeople haggling in the souqs of downtown amman or floating in the dead sea – the scent of cloves and camel echoing calls to prayer and the warm smiles of local people will always follow you be welcomed into a surprisingly sumptuous desert camp – and introduced to the ways of the bedouins – on an overnight stay in jordan s wadi rum page 68–69 there s much more to egypt than pharoahs and pyramids snorkel vibrant coral reefs savour the cafe culture of alexandria and drift down the nile by felucca the middle east where in the world egypt jordan iran israel oman united arab emirates discover the more traditional aspects of two states at the

jerusalem israel ella hanochi jerusalem israel itamar grinberg discover israel 7 days jerusalem to tel aviv explore the famous towns of jericho bethlehem and nazareth and find out about daily life in the city of jerusalem chat with locals on the way to the western wall nazareth tay beh tel aviv jerusalem bethlehem journey to the village of taybeh to uncover daily palestinian life and sip a beer from the first microbrewery in the middle east days 1-4 jerusalem welcome to jerusalem a city steeped in spirituality and legend drive out to the mount of olives which overlooks jerusalem’s old city and enter the garden of gethsemane see the church of the nativity in bethlehem and take a walking tour of the city head south to masada stopping in at the shrine of nabi musa and monastery of st george of koziba en route take a dip in the dead sea and call in at a pioneering microbrewery in the west bank conclude your time in jerusalem with a visit to yad vashem – the israel