This far-away desert civilisation is a must-see for millennial adventurers. Chad is a land-locked country, with Ndjamena at its hub, Chad is a landlocked country with the sprawling Sahara desert in the north. In 2009 Chad was named the capital of the Islamic culture. This unique country boasts some of the most amazing natural history in the world, including the Zakouma National Park in the South, with its myriad of birdlife, Elephants, Giraffe, Lion, Hippos and others. The Tibesti and the Ennedi regions possess astonishingly beautiful engraved stones and spectacular rugged peaks. This is a civilization which, even in this new millennium, remains animated by old traditions and cultures, including the Sao and the Choa Arab peoples.

Chad is one of the largest countries in Central Africa. Its territory is divided between the Saharan region in the north, the Sahel in the centre and the Sudanese savannas in the south.
The Tibesti Desert occupies the northern third of Chad. The desert conceals paintings and rock engravings that bear witness to Chad’s ancient past. This country is a ‘cradle of humanity’ a place where the remains of Abel and Toumaï have been unearthed.

Chad is a place for intrepid adventurers who enjoy outback travels and going off the beaten track. With our intimate knowledge of the region, we can arrange a seamless tour for you here.

HIGHLIGHTS

Wildlife & Nature:

  • Safari in the Zakouma National Park with chances to spot 4 of the Big 5 and other animals like Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, Antelopes, Wildebeest and a wide range of bird
  • Tracking the Manatee and a wide range of Lake Fish on the on a pirogue ride on Lake Léré
  • Pirogue ride on the Ounianga Lakes with chances to catch glimpse of Hippos, Caymans, Python or Cobra

Culture & Tradition:

  • The Festival of the desert in Fada (February) including Camel race, marathon, chants and dances and traditional music
  • Ndjamena is the historical, economic and cultural capital of Chad. A city tour includes the visit of the Charles De Gaulle Ave, the Grand Marché, the Fayçal Mosque, the National museum
  • Cultural visit to the nomadic tribe of Toubous in the Sahara

Adventure & Trekking:

  • Visit and trekking to the authentic desert of Tibesti
  • Trekking to the summit of Emi Koussi in the Sahara desert
  • Camel-back stroll in the Ennedi plateau in the Sahara with spectacular view of canyons, ridges and a whole lot of oases.
  • The impressive, splendid and spectacular falls of Gauthiot in the Mayo Kebi.

Come off the beaten tracks to these beautiful Atlantic islands, where rainforests, birds, monkeys, underwater wonders, volcanic mountains, beaches and warm people await you.

The duo of far-flung islands of Sao Tome and Principe are well situated across the gulf of Guinea in West Central Africa and both form the single island nation.

This tiny Portuguese speaking country, with its less than 200,000 inhabitants is blessed with natural wonders consisting of endless pristine beaches, thick rainforest teeming with birds and monkeys, sky-high volcanic peaks and friendly people.

Marine activities are exceptionally prodigious here, including trekking alongside empty golden or volcanic beaches, snorkelling, big game fishing, scuba diving and much more.

These two islands are a tropical paradise with white sandy beaches bordered by palm trees, crystal clear waters and unexplored jungles. The lush forests and fertile plains are crossed by torrents that then flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Impressive ferns, hundreds of species of orchids and other epiphytic plants flourish in these forests, refuge of clouds of butterflies and birds.

As well as offering an opportunity for rewarding exploration, Sao Tome and Principe are just the ticket if relaxation and spiritual refreshment are needed.

Equatorial Guinea is the world’s sixth least-visited country, despite its natural resources, beautiful empty beaches, and the purity of its wildlife. Welcome to amateurs of off-the-beaten-tracks…

Known internationally for its gigantic oil production in recent years, Equatorial Guinea is, after Angola and Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producing country with a population of less than a million. Blessed with a lucrative oil and gas fields, the annual per capita GDP stands at around $22,300 – roughly the same as Portugal.

Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country is divided into two parts: Rio Muni, the mainland, and a series of islands including Bioko, Corisco and Annobon. All of its territory offers biodiversity, rich culture, hiking opportunities, and idyllic beaches.

The sea, water sports, cliffs, rock climbing, volcanoes and walks… This place is a real tourist gem where everyone will be delighted.
The capital, Malabo, boast squares, a town hall, cathedral and palaces reflecting a certain Hispanic charm. The city is accessible by air because it has an international airport.

Although at time rare to spot, pristine rainforest buzz with wildlife, making it the habitat of various endangered primates including Chimps, Gorilla, Mandrill, as well as Elephant and an incredible avian life.

Traces of the Spanish colonization is scattered all through the country through architecture, the best of which you could witness as you visit Cathedrals and many impressive government buildings in Malabo or Bata.

HIGHLIGHTS

Safari:

  • Safari in the Monte Allen and Altos de Nsork Nationa Parks, Monte Temelon Natural Reserve and the Rio Campo Reserve with chances to encounter the Goliath Frog, Mandrills, Gorilla, Chimps, other Monkeys, Buffalo, Forest Elephants, Antelopes, Crocodile and birds
  • Nocturnal safari to the pebble beach in quest of sea turtles laying eggs in in Ureca

Relaxation:

  • White Sand beach relaxation in Arena Blanca
  • Volcanic beaches in Malabo and Bata

Adventure:

  • Forest walk in the Moca valley including stops in cascades and pirogue ride on Lake Biao and Loreta

Culture:

  • Cultural visit to the Bubi and the Fang tribes, as well as the Pygmies
  • Malabo city tour with stops at the Cathedral De Santa Isabel, the Spanish Cultural Centre, the Malabo Nationa Park, the presidential palace, and a detour to the Sampaka cocoa plantation in the outskirt of the city among others.
  • Bata City tour includes a stop by the Clock Square, the historical memorial stones of the country’s past and present heroes, the lively market, the beaches, the Cathedral De Santiago, the tower of freedom etc…

A naturally stunning and non-touristy destination where wildlife roams on the pristine beaches in the Loango National Park

Gabon is unique among its equatorial African neighbours and has the potential to be one of the world’s top destinations for ecotourism.

90% of its landmass is equatorial rainforest of which 10% is protected as National Parks and it is home to 50% of Africa’s forest elephants, thus has it rightly being christened the ‘Last Eden’.

Libreville, the capital, is the only city with good infrastructure. The rest of the country is a large and undiscovered paradise for those who are fond of off the beaten tracks: white sandy beaches, dense jungle, raging rivers, and pristine landscapes.

Gabon is a land of astonishing wildlife, the only place in the world where Gorillas Chimpanzees, Hypos, Buffalo, Red River Hog, Antelopes and birds roam on the beach. Whale watching is rewarding between June and September. 

Oil and mineral reserves, combined with a small population, have helped Gabon become one of Africa’s wealthiest countries.

In September 2002, the country created a network of 13 national parks in order to protect the diverse eco-systems present in Gabon. In the parks there are gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills and hippos. The Lope Reserve, located in central Gabon and occupying an area of 500,000 hectares, includes an amazing kaleidoscope of different fauna, including some endangered animals.

HIGHLIGHTS

Safari:

  • Western Lowland Gorilla Safari in Loango NP
  • Safari in Loango, Lopé and Nyonié NP’s: Elephants, Buffalo, Chimps, Drills, Mandrills, Antelopes, Hippos, Crocodiles, Birds.
  • Big game fishing in Loango NP
  • Whale watching
  • Turtle Nestling in Loango
  • Forest walk

Culture:

  • The Babongo and the Baka Pygmies
  • The Bwiti ceremony
  • Dr Albert Schweitzer Historical hospital & Museum in Lambarene

Adventure:

  • Libreville city tours.
  • Mt Brazza trakking in the Lope NP
  • Pirogue ride on the Ogooué River for a visit to the ancient engraving site in the Lope NP

Lovers of castles & fortresses, Ghana is for you! If you are fond of culture, nature and history, you will love discovering the Kente fabric, the Ashanti Kingdom, and the Elephant, Leopard, Antelopes, monkeys and birds of the forest and savannah.  There is also the opportunity to engage in  lake and seawater activities.

Ghana is a fascinating cultural destination containing a wide selection of historical sites marking the proslavery movement in Africa. The country’s architecture reflects its tragic history, namely the European fortresses that used to serve as a headquarters for the slave trade.  Today these fortresses are the backbone of ‘Memorial Tourism’ that enables thousands of visitors a year to gain a good understanding of how the triangular trade worked. You’ll have to write your own story of this ancient African slave trade hub, ironically best known today for its soccer team rather than being the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence in 1957.

In the south of Ghana, forts erected by European colonists in the 15th century border the Ghanaian coast. In a more modern style, the Akosombo dam, built at the instigation of N’Krumah, also changed the landscape. Many sunken lands and displaced populations are among the notable consequences of this construction.

In northern Ghana, the landscape has not suffered as much from the hardships of construction. The savannah stretches as far as the eye can see towards its Sahelian neighbour, Burkina Faso.

The country is rich with famous ancestral traditions, as exemplified in the Ashanti Kingdom and numerous other festivals and rituals all through the year.

Ghana is also world-renowned for its gold, handicrafts, beads, Kente fabric and lively markets such as the Kumassi market, which is the West African biggest market. 

 Its rich flora ranges from the savannah in the north and tropical vegetation in the south, making it a fantastic wildlife destination as well.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Natural history:

  • Safari in the Shai Hills Reserve, and the Mole and Kakum National Parks where you can see the Monkey, Antelope, Buffalo, Elephant and many birds
  • Walk along the canopy walkway in the Kakum National Park
  • Visit the Baburi Botanical Garden
  • See the Lake Volta artificial lake, the largest water-retaining lake in the world

Culture:

  • Visit the vibrant and colourful Kumassi & Accra markets where you can buy spices, fabrics, cereals, jewels and fresh food.
  • Enjoy the Ashanti Kingdom in Kumassi, where the Ashanti King publicly appears every 42 days
  • Wonder at the fortresses of the coastal region including the St George Fortress of Elmina and the Cape Cost Castle

 Discovery:

  • Engage in the City tour including the Accra Mall, the Kwam Nkrumah Memorial and the Bole Mosque in the Northwest
  • Beach walk in Coco, Labadi, Sankofa and Bojo
  • Visit the Kintampo archaeological site
  • Take a pirogue ride on the Volta Lake for a visit to the Akosombo Dam.