Why Real Travellers Should Visit Africa

As a specialist in crafting personalised African adventures off the typical tourist track, my absolute favourite day at work is when I get to bring seasoned travellers’ dreams to life. Especially “old Africa hands” like me. You know who you are, even if the others reading this don’t…

Bored of the same old, same old? I get you.

But if you’re an experienced explorer of any kind – and of any country – craving authentic cultural connections, unexpected detours, and raw wilderness, this continent calls. Africa promises a journey that will shake up your perspectives and stay with you forever. And it’s not all about safaris, either, as we’ll discuss in this article.

It doesn’t matter how many times you visit Africa, you can never tire of her

So why should a real traveller like you go to Africa anyway? Let me give you a few reasons.

You Seek More Than Staged Photos at Tourist Traps

You’ve had your fill of packaged vacations shuffling you between sanitized highlights for quick photos before herding you back on board. You want to dive into local life – to learn day-to-day rituals, master traditional skills, and debate late into the night.

With tailor-made trips, you can craft your journey through human connections. Sip tea with nomads as they recount legends, cook regional dishes alongside grandmothers sharing their secrets, and discuss politics with students who open your mind. When you engage mutually, sightseeing becomes secondary.

Skip the tourist traps and experience the real Africa – real life, indeed – in all its messy, colourful, beautiful glory. You’ll return home with enduring friendships spanning cultures.

You Thrive on The Unscripted and Spontaneous

Regimented itineraries make your skin crawl. You want to seize the unknown, lean into serendipity, and craft your journey. Explore scenes that call you – a village celebration, bustling market, circle of elders.

Leave room for unexpected magic by saying yes when adventure beckons. Follow backroad detours to stunning landscapes and joyful gatherings. Let the real Africa hijack your plans; you welcome it with open arms.

Unscripted moments lodge deeper than any checklist could. The most life-shaping travel memories take you by surprise – relish losing your heart to Africa’s raw beauty in an instant. It only takes one moment of pure connection and you’re hooked forever. I don’t call these life-changing journeys for nothing.

You Yearn for Transformation Through New Perspectives

More than a relaxing getaway, travel holds the magic to shift everything you thought you knew – about the world, your path, your core self. Exploring Africa’s wilds and engaging with communities can profoundly shift your perspectives.

Venturing into Africa’s unfiltered wilds, your place within the greater web of life clicks into clarity. You return with renewed purpose, adjusted priorities, and deepened empathy. Though it is an almost unbearable cliche to say it, you will grow into the best version of yourself. The key is to maintain that version as long as possible and not be gradually worn down by day-to-day life at home. There is a fix for this though – your next trip to Africa.

You Value Deep Bonds Over Casual Chitchat

Flitting between sites leaves you depleted. You’d rather sit with someone until 3 am trading life stories. My trips let you bond profoundly with loved ones and new friends through shared sights and unexpected situations under African skies.

Treasured moments become unforgettable memories: bumping along dusty tracks in an open 4WD tracking elusive wild dogs, sunsets from a mokoro canoe silently gliding through the waters of the Okavango Delta, reaching mountain summits. Watching the International Space Station pass over your lodge in Hwange National Park as you sit around the campfire with a cold G&T. Night skies so clear you can see the Milky Way with your own eyes.

Forge priceless friendships over endless cups of Malawian tea and Tanzanian coffee. Swap perspectives long into the nights over a Tusker beer. Here, connections just seem to cut far deeper and the human element is everything.

You Feel Africa’s Rhythms In Your Bones

There’s an energy in Africa that’s hard to describe. It’s where you trade the busy pace of modern life for timeless natural rhythms; from hiking volcanoes to rafting through rapids, it’s about reconnecting with your wild side.

You feel Africa’s raw energy in your soul. This is the homecoming your spirit craves – a pilgrimage of adventure and growth.

Answer the Call of The Wild

Endless adventures await to ignite your pioneering spirit. Africa remains untamed, raw, and defiantly resistant to being fully unveiled except to those bold enough to venture beyond the predictable path.

Lamu

The thunder of Victoria Falls, the ancient alleys of Lamu, the teeming Serengeti – they beckon you to answer their primal call.

Now is the time to seize the extraordinary and satiate your hunger for the remote, the exotic, and the undiscovered.

Your Life-Changing African Journey Begins Here

Together, let’s handcraft your trip of a lifetime and make your African dreams a reality.

For seasoned explorers like you, the world’s most exciting continent is the adventure playground you’ve been searching for.

Join Me in Zimbabwe in May 2024!

A unique adventure through Africa’s untamed beauty in May. On this 7-night itinerary we will explore two world-renowned areas of wonderful Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba.

Staying at two legendary camps, Bomani and Musango, we will get to experience the thrill of the wilderness in two very different ways.

“This small-group safari, limited to just six guests, is designed to ensure a truly immersive adventure for those with limited time but very high expectations.” – Andy Higgs

Join Me in Zimbabwe in May 2024!

A unique adventure through Africa’s untamed beauty in May. On this 7-night itinerary we will explore two world-renowned areas of wonderful Zimbabwe: Hwange National Park and Lake Kariba. Staying at two legendary camps, Bomani and Musango, we will get to experience the thrill of the wilderness in two very different ways. This small-group safari, limited to just six guests, is designed to ensure a truly immersive adventure for those with limited time but very high expectations.” – Andy Higgs

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