Natural History Tours

Our March safari tour with a small group is to northern Namibia and Botswana includes a day in Zimbabwe to visit the Victoria Falls.  One of the highlights is the Okavango Delta where we stay in a remote private lodge to discover the flora, birds and wildlife in the green season.  The elephant population of the Chobe National Park is amazing.

  1. Northern Namibia – Zimbabwe – Botswana – Okavango Delta – A safari in the green season

    05 – 20 March 2018

    Diverse verdant green landscapes, dramatic skies, unspoilt wilderness with game, bird-life, insects attracted by the fruiting trees and lush vegetation. We visit Northern Namibia, the Etosha National Park and the Zambesi region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kwando/Linyanti delta continuing to Botswana, the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta. Namibia and Botswana are two of the last adjoining unpopulated wildernesses and are very safe destinations. Both countries aim for low density, high quality tourism. We have included a day to visit the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, now with its infrastructure and economy improving.

    The Okavango Delta is fed by the floodwaters of Central Africa. These waters fan out into the Delta, forming a wetland system of beautiful palm-fringed channels, lagoons and islands which support a rich diversity of fauna and flora. The waters eventually disappear in the Kalahari Desert. Our lodges have been hand-picked after extensive research. They are well-run, comfortable and typical of their surroundings. During the journey we always stay at least two nights at a lodge to enjoy the activities particular to each region. The lodges are small and often cater just for us. Our guide/driver, Siggi Straube, is from Namibia and is a top-rate guide and photographer. The local lodge guides are well trained and their knowledge of the flora and fauna is excellent.

    The group is small, maximum ten guests. We travel in a coach well-built for the terrain and comfortable. Flights are with South African Airways and the local private charter, Moremi Air, for the Delta.

Morocco – the Sahara Dunes, Draa Valley and Atlas Mountains tour, our destination for ten days in April is an unforgettable experience. The amazing landscapes with kasbahs, lush palm groves and then the desert.  So serene and fascinating, we spend three nights there in a small luxury camp.

Our November 2016 tour to the Namibia Deserts, Dunes and Canyons is described in our blog – tour report.  Click here to read the full article.

The Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Namib Desert and Sossuvlei Dunes, Swapokmund on the Atlantic, Erindi Game Reserve have such a rich selection of desert flora, wildlife, birds together with amazing geology and landscapes.

Namibia features again in November.  Our first Namibia Safari Tour is to the Sossusvlei Dunes, Fish River Canyon, the Kalahari and Atlantic Coast much enjoyed by our guests for a number of years.  Our new tour is a Skeleton Coast Safari in north west Namibia.  An exceptional tour to include three nights at a remote lodge, the only concession with access to the wildest part of the coast.  We add lodges with conservation projects for black rhino and for cheetah.  Both tours are for small groups under 10 participants.

  1. Namibia – Deserts, Dunes and Canyons – Landscapes, Geology, Flora and Fauna

    22 November - 06 December 2019

    An amazing country of sweeping landscapes, impressive mountains, fascinating geology with the oldest dunes in the world, canyons and deserts. Namibia has wide-open spaces with few inhabitants but a wealth of flora and fauna all adapted to the environment. Our itinerary covers the central and southern regions of the country, malaria-free zones.

    The lodges and guest farmhouses chosen are small with all comforts and good food. They are attractively designed in typical vernacular style with breath-taking views and always a friendly welcome. After each travel day, we spend a relaxing day around our chosen lodge with the emphasis on local activities.

    Our road travel is in a comfortable vehicle adapted to gravel tracks which form a major part of our journeys. We are accompanied throughout by an excellent and knowledgeable local guide, who is also a professional photographer.

  1. Namibia – Safari on the Skeleton Coast – Twyfelfontein – Palmwag
    – Landscapes, Geology, Wildlife and Flora

    16 – 28 November 2020

    Namibia is a fascinating country with richly diverse landscapes, geology, wildlife, and flora including endemic species such as the extraordinary Welwitschia mirabilis plant, one of the country’s national symbols. The Skeleton Coast is the focus of our journey to the northwest - a vast, remote region – with the highlight two days based at Shipwreck Camp in an isolated coastal wilderness. Here we have a unique chance to explore the dramatic ocean shore with seal colonies and shipwrecks, and to discover desert-adapted wildlife and flora.