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Alternative Tours in Africa

Cultural Travel in Africa

Featured Articles on Cultural and Adventure Travel in Africa
Budget Safaris in Africa
Budget Safari Adventure in Ghana
A Desert Escape in Egypt
Biking Across Africa
Journey Botswana: New Safaris
Diving with Sharks in South Africa
Hiking in Namibia
Camping in Africa

Global Vision International
GVI has a huge range of volunteer programs to suit the environmentally conscious traveler who seeks responsible travel experiences in Africa. Be it tracking and conserving Africa’s big game to volunteering with children in the townships of Cape Town, or even contributing to Kenya’s only long term dolphin research program, you will find a range of exciting opportunities with GVI. Visit our website for further details!

Volunteer Worldwide with GVI Contact in USA: 888-653-6028
Website: www.gviusa.com
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Africa Safari Specialists
Has been arranging safaris for groups and individuals since 1987. We are experts at analyzing safari itineraries and understand the routing, travel time, and road and weather conditions involved in traveling from park to park. Our familiarity with the majority of ranches, lodges and tented camps, and our firsthand knowledge of the types of wildlife viewing available in the surrounding areas assure you of the most enjoyable safari for your interests and budget. We especially look for smaller, more personal, permanent tented camps and lodges and try to avoid the "safari circuit" and large group safaris.

Contact: info@safaris.com, www.safaris.com

Africa Travel Co
Overland Safaris in Africa
Adventurous overland safaris throughout Southern and East Africa. All the bases are covered for the trip of a lifetime, four operational bases in Africa, over 16 years experience in the overland industry, three fun, knowledgeable crew on all safaris, and a range of itineraries from 3-56 days to suit even the most seasoned of traveller. All you need is a backpack, open mind and sense of adventure...

Contact: cpt@africatravelco.com, www.africatravelco.com

African Horizons
Offers over 60 safaris and tours to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa and the Seychelles.

Contact: info@africanhorizons.com, www.africanhorizons.com

Amazing Ethiopia Tours
Tours to historic places, cultural tours, nature tours, safaris including bird watching and game viewing, trekking, rafting and other Alternative tours.

Contact: info@amazingethiopia.com, www.amazingethiopia.com

Blastours in Ghana
Drumming and Dancing
Offers drumming and dancing lessons together with a cultural and sightseeing tour of the country.
Birdwatching
Ghana is a bird watcher’s paradise with approximately 800 of Africa’s 1300 species of birds, a staggering figure considering Ghana occupies only 1.25% of Africa’s total land mass. We offer the unique chance to see as many of them in a limited period of time.

Contact: info@blastours.com, www.blastours.com

Borton Overseas
Small group departures and customized individual programs throughout East, Southern and South Africa.

Contact: www.bortonoverseas.com/africa/

East Africa Safari Adventures and Sports
Tour operator with packages including trekking, hiking, bird watching, and mountain climbing in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. Hotel bookings and car hire services available.

Contact: info@easafas.com, www.easafas.com

ELGHANA
Explore Ghana
Crafted together as one, all our tour programs present all that an educational, adventure, arts and cultural immersion tour program offer. Uniquely designed to suit different classes; teenagers, the youth and the family. You get the cheapest deal ever for a whole packed tour program covering three times a day meals, all days accommodation, transportation, water, events and presentation of gifts. Pick from the following five programs Teens shine Africa, Discovering the hidden Africa and My mission is without borders, my honeymoon in Africa and Jingle Bells Africa.

Contact: elghana@elghana.com, www.elghana.com

Elida Tours & Safaris
Carefully Planned Authentic Safaris
The word safari is synonymous with east Africa, home to game reserves, diverse wildlife and panoramic landscapes. For over fifteen years we’ve designed creative itineraries that open the doors to new and exciting experiences in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar & Uganda.

Contact: elida@nbnet.co.ke, www.elidatours.com

Fest Ethiopia Travel & Tour
Adventure Travel and Tour to Ethiopia; Historic, Cultural and Natural Attractions
A travel and tour agency based in Addis Ababa with branch offices in the US and Australia, is a unique and specialized tour operating company currently offering various standardized and customized tour programs within Ethiopia.Visit our sample travel itineraries, or customize yourself to fit your needs. Our staff has years of tourism and travel experience in the Ethiopian travel industry as tourism master planners, destination marketers, travel consultants and guides.

Contact: mail@festethiopia.com, www.festethiopia.com

Game Ranger Course
The Southern African Wildlife College is presenting a 6 month Game Ranger Course. This course combines a host of practical bush skills and conservation management of the wildlife of Southern Africa.
Our location within the Greater Kruger National Park is ideal for practical exposure to the wildlife of South Africa.

Contact: Kathleen Hay, Training Manager - Qualification Courses, Southern African Wildlife College, Private Bag X3015, Hoedspruit, 1380; Tel: 015 793 7309; Fax 015 793 7314; www.wildlifecollege.org.za.

Global Seekers Development Expeditions
Volunteer in East Africa Program

Our Alternative travel services offer an unforgettable African experience, including educational and cultural tours in Kenya and Tanzania.

Contact: info@globalseekers.com, www.globalseekers.com.

Global Service Corps (GSC)
Enjoy a Cultural Immersion Experience...
Serve local communities. Learn new skills in our volunteer programs in Thailand and Tanzania. Live with generous families! Choose from projects in health, environment and/or education year-round - from two weeks to six months. International Internships in all areas including International Healthcare.

Contact: gsc@earthisland.org, www.globalservicecorps.org

Ibike Tours / International Bicycle Fund
Ibike Tunisia Odyssey

Traverse the diverse cultures & fascinating lifestyles & beautiful landscapes of the coastal & Sahara zones of Tunisia. It is a wondrous array of people, architecture, cultures and landscape
Ibike Tanzania Surf to Summit
Starting on Zanzibar and ending with a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro; extraordinary diverse scenery, friendly people, visits to national parks, development projects, traditional villages and much more.
Ibike Uganda Pearl of Africa
Uganda features: traditional villages, social programs, development projects, schools, national parks, wildlife, the extraordinary beautiful scenery of western Uganda and a lot of people contact.
Ibike South Africa Sojourn
Features include: wonderful meetings with people at schools, development projects, social & environmental programs, visits to national parks, and breathtakingly beautiful biking.
Ibike Mali Sahel Journey
Explore the lifestyle of the "Sahel", including a once-in-a-lifetime boat trip on the Niger River, visits to Timbuktu and the fascinating, culturally rich Mopti/Djenne/Dogon region of Mali.

Contact: www.ibike.org/bikeafrica/index.htm

Island-Safari.com
African Safaris and Tropical Island Beach Vacations
We offer Tours and Tailor-Made Itineraries to Botswana — The Okavango Delta, Kalahari Desert, Chobe and Moremi, Zambia - Luangwa, Kariba, Victoria Falls, South Africa and the Islands of Benguerra, Bazaruto, Mauritius and the Seychelles

Contact: www.island-safari.com

Lescha Country Tours
Private tailor made tours and safaris to South Africa that previous guests have described as awesome and magical.

Contact: lescha@telkomsa.net, www.leschatours.co.za

Misty Waves Hotel
Whale capital of South Africa and one of the ten best places to view whales from the convenience of your hotel balcony. Misty Waves Hotel also provides students close encounters with great white sharks. All the pups and clubs are conveniently close to the hotel and no transport for this town will be needed.

Contact: mistywaves@mweb.co.za, www.hermanusmistybeach.co.za

Nature Link Safaris
Nature Link Safaris is based in Kampala, Uganda and specializes in the niche market of ecotourism, Gorilla and Chimp safaris, Cultural safaris and incentive travel in Uganda, DRC and Rwanda; including luxury lodge safaris, budget camping tours and family travel.

Contact: sales@naturelinksafaris.co.ug, www.naturelinksafaris.co.ug

Off-Road Ethiopia Tours
Amazing Ethiopian Off-Road; Cultural, Ornithological, Historical, Natural and Archeological Tours. Also tours to the Afar region of Danakil Depression and Tigray Rock-churches and Ecological tours.

Contact: info@tourtoethiopia.com. www.tourtoethiopia.com

Thompson Safaris
Offering scheduled and custom safaris in East Africa for 25 years, we design our own safaris and run them from a local office in Tanzania. All of the guides were born and raised in Tanzania and are trained naturalists, environmentalists and unparalleled game spotters. Tanzania offers more to the discerning traveler than any other country in Africa – more land devoted to wildlife conservation, greater concentrations of animals, phenomenal birdlife, pristine wilderness and a fascinating array of tribal cultures.Destinations include Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Selous Game Reserve, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Zanzibar.

Contact: www.thomsonsafaris.com

Timeless Ethiopia Tour
Discover Ethiopia for its Timeless Treasures!!
Timeless Ethiopia Tours is a private Ethiopian owned tour company that offers wide selections of package, tailor-made and customized tours throughout the beautiful and timeless country of Ethiopia.

Contact: tours@timelessethiopia.com, www.timelessethiopia.com

Travel Connections
African Safari and Vacation Tours
Travel site offering discount online bookings to top safari destinations in Africa with lots of free articles and travel tips related to Africa. Enquire easily online and save.

Contact: www.safariafrika.com

Trekking in Ethiopia's Highlands
Trekking facilities (accommodation, food, guides etc) are offered to tourists in stunning landscapes and hosted by local communities. The enterprises are run for and by communities in North Wollo, Ethiopia (near Lalibela). This is your chance to get off the beaten trail and see the treal Ethiopia.

Contact: chapman@ethionet.et, www.community-tourism-ethiopia.com

Wildlife Film Academy
The one month WFA course offers innovative teaching of a holistic blend of technical, ecological and business skills which equip students to make original and exciting wildlife films. In so doing WFA will aid in spreading the conservation message that is so critical to the planet and human survival. The course consists of a theory section; a week-long trip to the Okavango Delta, in Botswana or Hwange in Zimbabwe; and a week of editing at an exclusive editing suite.

Visit: www.wildlifefilmacademy.com