Scheduled Departures - African Encounters

Scheduled Departures

Our Scheduled Departures offer flexible travel options if the dates for our Signature Safaris don’t work for you. On these daily or weekly departures, you’ll travel with a small group of like-minded international travellers.

Our trusted suppliers in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe share our philosophy of personalised small group travel, staying in small luxury camps in private conservancies away from the crowds, and supporting local communities.

These safaris are escorted by professional local guides who take great pride in ensuring their guests experience a fantastic safari while offering insights into their culture and country.

In this way, we can offer daily departures and the tour can also be customised to your requirements – add in extra days at each camp, or a few relaxing days at a lake or beach to end your safari.

Daily departures
Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world, and is magnificent at any time of year – the perfect end to your safari! The thunderous roar of the Falls can be heard for miles around, giving rise to its traditional name, Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Water flow on […]
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leopard cub south luangwa zambia

Two Rivers in Zambia

This Two Rivers in Zambia safari is a favourite with our guests. You’ll discover why when you stay in these small and exclusive owner-operated camps in two of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations – the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks. These parks are much less visited than their counterparts in Botswana, Tanzania, or Kenya […]
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lions Kenya

African Splendours

Your African Splendours safari will introduce you to some of Kenya’s best wildlife areas, travelling with a small group of fellow travellers who, like you, wish to avoid busy tourist lodges and pop-top minibuses. Nairobi National Park is unique as the only protected area in the world with such a huge variety of animals and […]
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somalisa camp zimbabwe

Three Countries Safari

This Three Countries Safari to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe is an authentic African experience with all the trimmings – action, adventure and luxury! Explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta in an open 4×4 safari vehicle or by mokoro (a traditional canoe) and experience all that the African bush has to offer. Track rhinos on foot from your […]
(1 Review)
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Zimbabwe: Community and Conservation

Community and conservation form the basis of all our trips, but on this safari you’ll get a real insight on what goes on behind the scenes. Our partners in Zimbabwe work closely with local communities to improve their quality of life and achieve long-term conservation. Donations included in your tour price contribute to programmes which focus […]
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oryx Ultimate Namibia

Ultimate Namibia

On your Ultimate Namibia safari you’ll explore a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom, but with a population of a mere 2 million. This is one of the lowest population densities in the world. It is also an ‘ageless land’, visible through its […]
(1 Review)
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Stone Town market Zanzibar

Zanzibar, the Spice Island

Zanzibar is a small archipelago in the Indian Ocean Located off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar consists of three main islands, Unguja, Pemba and Mafia Islands. It is home to a rich and diverse culture influenced over time by its many settlers including the Sumerians, Egyptians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Dutch and British. Known as […]
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Cape Town – Vineyards & Beaches

A few days in charming Cape Town is the perfect way to start or end your safari in southern Africa. If you are travelling through Johannesburg this is an ideal opportunity to visit what is known locally as the Mother City. On this 6 day tour you’ll learn about the dramatic history of Cape Town and […]