East Africa is a place that speaks to you in an ancient voice, of struggle, transformation, beauty, and love – from Kenya, where the Maasai endure in their traditional practices of cattle herding in the imposing expanse of the Maasai Mara, to Tanzania, where lion and zebra engage in their drama of survival within the isolate expanse of the Ngorongoro crater.

Discover the beauty of Ethiopia and the Seychelles as you embark on a journey through history and natural wonder.

Ethiopia is the home of legends and monuments, both formed by the great hand of nature and erected by the genius and devotion of man. From the moment you land in Addis Ababa, you will be immersed in the wonder of the city’s mighty cathedral and brought face to face with a plaster of Lucy – our oldest ancestor and a cornerstone of modern evolutionary science. This trip will take you through the many vibrant landscapes of Ethiopia, from the Simien Mountains to the Blue Nile Falls and will present to you the man-made wonders of the sparkling pink churches in Lalibela and the European-style castle fortress of Emperor Fasilides. Exotic plant and animal life blends into remarkable works of art and religious iconography, coming together to create an adventure unlike any other. 

Be astonished by the beauty and diversity of birds and animals one can easily observe on a Kenyan safari.

“All I wanted to do was get back to Kenya,” said Ernest Hemingway and with this trip you too will join the ardent club of those intoxicated with Africa’s magic.

This safari into the Kenyan bush is a dream wrapped in canvas, the narrative of which is shaped by the written accounts of Ernest Hemingway, Beryl Markham and Karen Blixen, who appreciated tented life in the bush. From your tented camp, watch the gripping action of predator and prey, and the delicate river dance of elephant, hippo, and crocodile. At dusk and dawn the sun dapples your tent with a myriad of colors and the night brings midnight blue skies, twinkling lights and the calls of the wild. Experiencing the immortalized parks and reserves of Samburu, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara through canvas mark you as another explorer whose footsteps someone else will follow in.

Imagine waking to the sounds of a trumpeting elephant and feeling the roar of a lion coursing through your body… forget to breathe while watching a leopard stalking prey… delight in the delicate treetop munching of a giraffe. You don’t have to imagine when you’re on safari – and now cost doesn’t have to stand in your way! Experience Kenya, the original safari destination and home to beautiful landscapes and vibrant wildlife. Explore the amazing wildlife of Sweetwaters at Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Nakuru. Watch an endless parade of animals come to the waterhole at your ‘tree hotel’ and spend two days roaming the rolling hills of the Maasai Mara in search of wildebeest, zebra, impala, gazelle, cheetah and rhino. Each evening, share the day’s events while relaxing in luxurious lodges and tented camps underneath the starlit skies of Africa.

Explore the rare treasures of the world’s fourth largest island and the only place where the exotic lemur has its natural roots. In Madagascar you can explore the evolution of plants and animals, while enjoying the unique blend of cultures, from French traditionalism to the enchanting rituals of the Malagasy. Traverse this diverse land and all it offers: the stark, rugged beauty of the exotic south and Berenty Reserve, the strange rock formations in Isalo National Park, the untamed rainforest of Perinet, and the wildlife that calls them home. And of course, the lemurs! Become enthralled with the unusual dancing sifakas and hear the intense wailing of the largest species, the indri. The land, its culture and its lemurs, will definitely leap into your heart!

Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro is the most recognizable mountain in the world; the place of classic books, movies and legend – exotic, remote, yet an accessible ‘sky island’ floating 19,340 ft above plains of elephants and lions.

Take the road less traveled on safari in Rwanda and Tanzania – two hidden jewels in East Africa. Explore the paradise of the Serengeti, "the place where the land moves on forever." 

Explore Rwanda and immerse yourself in a verdant world of emerald hills and lush tropical rainforest; this mist-shrouded habitat is home to the majestic mountain gorilla.  Rwanda's thickly forested Volcanoes National Park is home to an estimated one-half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas.  This is where Dian Fossey did her groundbreaking work which ultimately leads to the conservation of these gentle giants—a story brilliantly retold in the book and award-winning film, Gorillas in the Mist.  But Rwanda is much more than the home of gorillas—wildlife of an astonishing variety abounds here. With hippos, elephants, a selection of other primates and antelope inhabiting its protected areas, and a staggering selection of jewel-colored birds in the trees above, Rwanda has become a model for other African countries, and is one of Africa’s top must-see destinations.

Discover infinite beauty as you explore one of the most alluring and exclusive parts of East Africa. Small, luxurious camps in the Selous Reserve offer access to one of the country’s most remote and unspoiled wilderness. Freedom and space provide an unusual safari experience along the Great Ruaha River as you may wander in the footsteps of whatever creature strikes your fancy and capture once-in-a-lifetime photographs without having to wade through crowds of fellow travelers.  Delve into an intimate face to face with some of nature's greatest marvels, from lion, hippo, rhino, and cheetah to the towering baobab trees that have stood through the centuries, on this exceptional tour of Tanzania. For the ultimate experience, finish off your adventure at the exotic spice island of Zanzibar on an optional extension.

Tanzania shares the endless plains of the Serengeti and Maasai culture that existed long before man-made boundaries. Journey into the dawn of time as you pass the stark red-robed Maasai boy herding his cattle and descend 2,000 feet by Land Rover beneath the cloud cover into Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden.’

 A safari to Tanzania is to bear witness to the natural rhythms of cataclysmic events – the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra, and the Ngorongoro Crater’s ‘Garden of Eden.’

Discover quintessential Africa when you take a walk on the wild side in Tanzania. A relaxed attitude combined with some of the best reserves and parks on the continent is the ultimate in safari chic. Your safari hits the most intriguing spots, from Tarangire with its enormous elephant herds, to the vast savannahs of the Serengeti, the roots of modern man at Olduvai Gorge, and the unique eco-system of Ngorongoro Crater. This is a slice of Africa where animal is king and the landscape free from modern encroachment. With more land devoted to wildlife than anywhere else in the world, this is truly a safari paradise. Pampering is the norm on this safari as your camps evoke a romantic reminiscence of yesteryear.

Discover quintessential African when you take a walk on the wild side in Tanzania. A relaxed attitude combined with some of the best reserves and parks on the continent is within affordable reach.

Discover Uganda – known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ by British explorers – a country noted for outstanding beauty and diversity – from the ethereal Mountains of the Moon to open savannahs and impenetrable forests.