African Desert Tours

Given that over a quarter of Africa is technically desert, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one to explore. Most of them are inhospitable, true, but as Bear Grylls has taught us: life finds a way. And just because they’re usually sandy, it doesn’t follow that all deserts are the same. The wind-sculpted waves of the Namib sand are a world away from the golden haze of the Sahara. Just remember to ignore those shimmering ‘FREE ice-cold lemonade’ stands you might see among the dunes (we speak from experience). 

 

Sahara Desert

With shifting sands, lost cities and nomadic tribes, the Sahara is the big daddy of all deserts. Blanketing northern Africa, the world’s second-largest desert (after Antarctica – good trivia, that) is a formidable natural force, capable of some of the harshest conditions known to humans. Clear skies and no cloud cover also equal some truly world-class stargazing, especially in the rocky valleys of southern Morocco. Water bottle? Check. Telescope? Check. Adventure? Check. 
 

South Morocco Discovery

10 days from
USD $787
CAD $954
AUD $1,120
EUR €725
GBP £575
NZD $1,205
ZAR R12,850
CHF FR795

Uncover the secrets of mystical Morocco on this southbound discovery tour. See Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel into the... View trip

Morocco Uncovered

13 days from
USD $1,318
CAD $1,597
AUD $1,875
EUR €1,220
GBP £960
NZD $2,015
ZAR R21,515
CHF FR1,345

Journey into Morocco’s heart, from Casablanca to Marrakech, taking in the like of Fes, M’goun Valley and Ait... View trip

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

24 days from
USD $2,983
CAD $3,595
AUD $4,245
EUR €2,755
GBP £2,170
NZD $4,565
ZAR R48,715
CHF FR3,050

Visit Spain, Portugal and Morocco on a tour from Madrid to Marrakech. See Lisbon, the Algarve, Fes, Aroumd and camp... View trip

 
 
 

Namib Desert

The Namib is what happens when deserts decide to show off. The famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei are sculpted by the winds into stunning yin-yang waves of light and shade. From the crest of Dune 45 (okay so the names could use some work) you can see 30 million years worth of scorched red sands, a quilt of shadow and heat stretching over the world’s oldest desert. 
 

Vic Falls to Cape Town

22 days from
USD $2,497
CAD $2,821
AUD $3,290
EUR €2,255
GBP £1,705
NZD $3,600
ZAR R30,940
CHF FR2,310

Travel to Africa and discover the unique, contrasting lands of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Visit... View trip

Kenya to Cape Town

48 days from
USD $5,967
CAD $6,993
AUD $7,770
EUR €5,330
GBP £4,025
NZD $8,525
ZAR R73,070
CHF FR5,455

Explore Africa as you travel from Kenya to Cape Town through Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namabia... View trip

Amazing Southern Africa

22 days from
USD $4,968
CAD $6,025
AUD $7,070
EUR €4,595
GBP £3,620
NZD $7,600
ZAR R81,130
CHF FR5,080

Jump onboard an exhilarating journey from Cape Town to Victoria Falls through the magnificent nations of South Africa... View trip