Isak Dinesen wrote, ‘When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find that it is the same in all her music.’ And it's not just the tribal drums, but the rhythms of the land: the sound the Serengeti makes as it wakes each morning, a mountain gorilla rustling through the Rwandan jungle or the thunder of wildebeest hooves across the Masai Mara. Kick back on the chalk-white beaches of Zanzibar, chat with vendors in the spice-filled souqs of Marrakech and watch plodding elephants from the snowy summit of Kilimanjaro. Africa is calling. Come and get rhythm.

New tours in Africa for 2017

11 Days From $4,465

Hike to Ardoukoba Volcano, see whale sharks, join a nomad camel trek to Lake Assal and...

14 Days From $2,450

Discover the beauty of Morocco on a two-week cycling adventure. From the buzz of cities...

13 Days From $3,195

Travel through the untouched beauty and fascinating culture of Ethiopia. From Addis...

13 Days From $4,100

Discover the best of Tanzania on this unique cycling adventure. Safari through the...

9 Days From $3,065

Stay in a tree house, search for the Big Five in the Chobe National Park, meet Xwe...

12 Days From $3,235

Don’t miss a thing on this cycling adventure through the south west of South Africa –...

9 Days From $2,250

Take part in a journey through South Africa's fantastically wild heartland, with hikes...

7 Days From $1,215

Experience a different side to the mystical lands of Morocco, exploring Marrakech,...

8 Days From $1,545

Experience authentic nomadic culture as you join a traditional Berber family migrating...

14 Days From $4,200

Go trekking in Madagascar, an island like no other. Travel from Antananarivo to Tulear,...

7 Days From $1,195

Treat the family to a different side of mystical Morocco, exploring Marrakech,...

Trip Name Days From NZD
Expedition Djibouti - Footsteps of the Afar

11

$4,465

Cycle Morocco

14

$2,450

Incredible Ethiopia

13

$3,195

Cycle Tanzania

13

$4,100

Botswana Highlights

9

$3,065

Cycle South Africa

12

$3,235

Active South Africa

9

$2,250

Active Morocco

7

$1,215

Expedition Morocco – Walking with Berber Nomads

8

$1,545

Active Madagascar

14

$4,200

Morocco Active Family Holiday

7

$1,195

Reflections from the road: Kenya & Tanzania Overland

Travelling overland through East Africa is something special. There’s very little between you and the world – and on safari, that world is pretty wild. Lucky you’ve got an expert local crew and small group of fellow travellers to share in the experience. Across the plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, through corn fields, mountains and remote villages, one traveller reflects on her trip through Kenya and Tanzania. This is overland adventure – Intrepid style.

Podcast – East Africa Overland with Intrepid

What should I pack for a safari? What are the toilet facilities like? What do you do if there’s a lion in your campsite? Two Intrepid travellers answer the big questions about East Africa overland travel in this 30-minute podcast, recorded in a tent in the heart of the Masai Mara. They discuss how to prepare for a trip (packing, visas, health) and what to expect on the ground (camping, game drives, life in the truck) – plus run through their personal highlights of two Intrepid Basix tours: the 8-day Serengeti Trails tour in Tanzania, and the 8-day Kenya Wildlife Safari. It’s kind of like a chat with your most helpful friends.

Download the podcast here or Download the Intrepid East Africa Overland podcast on iTunes

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