Africa is teeming with a fabulous array of wildlife, incredible scenery, wide open plains, stunning beaches and the friendliest of people.
In Southern Africa you can go on a walking safari in Zambia and sleep under the stars, take a flying safari along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia
viewing the rolling sand dunes and shipwrecks, glide by mokoro past pods of hippo in the Okavango Delta, visit World Heritage sites in Zimbabwe,
including the renowned Victoria Falls, go diving in Lake Malawi and the shimmering waters of Mozambique, explore the exciting city of Cape Town or sample delicious wines in the stunning Winelands in South Africa.
In East Africa in Kenya and Tanzania, you can explore the open plains of the world famous Masai Mara and The Serengeti seeing the annual wildebeest migration or go to Uganda and Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the lush forested slopes. For history and rich culture, experience Ethiopia for their churches and Sudan to view the pyramids.
South Africa offers the most beautiful vineyards and The Rocksure Club can offer you an insight into the world of winemaking with expert guides.
Stroll through the vines, learning about farming methods and techniques. Take an intimate wine-tasting and cellar tour and possibly meet the driving force behind the estate. If lucky, our behind-the-scenes experience could include grape picking or barrel tastings.
Drive through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads, starting off in Stellenbosch, followed by Franschhoek, which is widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. You can see magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you can do wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and pudding tasting at a variety of renowned wine estates.
A few years ago, we read a report that more than 75% of blindness in sub-Saharan Africa is avoidable. A shocking statistic, so The Rocksure Club resolved to take action. Together with Orbis, the long-established sight-saving charity, The Rocksure Club sponsored the Zambezi Project in the North-West Province of Zambia, which includes the specialist Eye Annex at Kitwe Hospital. Since then, The Rocksure Club has raised over £30,000 for the Project towards our target of £50,000. If you would like to contribute £100 or more, please contact us for more information.
Pictured is Bridget with her seven year old triplets, Stephanie, Meredith & Shekina who went to the Kitwe Eye Annexe in Zambia, to be treated for squints and to be checked for glaucoma. Each of the girls were operated on, one after the other. Following their surgery all of their vision was corrected and they are doing well.
Any enthusiastic traveler knows that food is a huge part of any culture and one of the best things about discovering new destinations is to indulge in the local cuisine. The Rocksure Club can recommend
tried-and-tested restaurants which include several old favourites,
as well as some of the hottest new restaurants which are taking the food scene by storm!
Also available are food tours, such as the one in Stellenbosch, where you can join a local expert for a guided tour of the old town centre enjoying delightful stories, tasting traditional snacks and local wine before ending off with a heritage lunch of South African dishes.
Alternatively try your hand at a cookery course, where you can learn about the local culture and cuisine and learn to cook delicious dishes.
Africa offers a variety of fabulous riding safaris, which are an exciting way of viewing incredible wildlife and scenery. What can be more exciting than galloping through the great wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara or cantering alongside herds of giraffe in the Okavango Delta.
Countries in Africa that offer riding safaris are Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, which can cater from a one day safari to a 10 day safari, either staying in a camp or fly-camping where you will sleep under the stars.
Riding safaris can be arranged for a solo rider, families and also private trips. Being on horseback means that you can get much closer to the wildlife.
A safari on foot is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the wildlife. You can either walk from camp to camp or fly-camp under the stars, accompanied by an experienced safari guide and an armed game scout.
A walking safari is a truly exhilarating experience as all your senses come alive. The duration of your safari could be anything from a half day's walk to ten days camping in mobile tents.
You will spot the smaller wildlife which cannot be spotted so easily from a vehicle, such as insects, birdlife, animal tracks, the trees and bushes and learn all about their medicinal properties.
Philanthropic travel offers a meaningful life experience through exploring a deeper understanding of the communities, wildlife and wilderness encountered during your safari.
Spend time helping notch a rhino in South Africa, collaring a giraffe in Namibia, or going out with researchers and learning all about the vital work that they are doing. You can also learn about rapidly
vanishing tribal rituals.
Not only will you be putting something back, but you will
also have the feelgood factor that you are supporting vulnerable wildlife and communities.
Take a flying safari and soar above Africa’s best wilderness areas onboard your very own private plane. Fly along Namibia's Skeleton Coast gazing at visions of mist-enshrouded beaches strewn with rusted shipwrecks and bleached whalebones.
Alternatively, for a truly adventurous flying experience take to the skies in Kenya in a biplane, flying over Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
A flying safari is truly one of the best ways to access Africa's
wildest places, it’s an unbeatable experience to be able to explore the skies viewing this incredible landscape by air and spotting
herds of game.
Travel to the forested mountain of Uganda or Rwanda, which is home to the world's last remaining mountain gorilla. Coming face to face with a mountain gorilla is truly an unforgettable experience.
These gentle giants are highly endangered, but luckily, they are protected within national parks and some of the families have been habituated to humans, making it possible to encounter these magnificent mammals on a guided trek.
Central East Africa is also home to other fascinating primates, such as chimpanzees and a large variety of monkeys. You can see chimps whilst trekking in Rwanda’s beautiful Nyungwe Forest or while on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, plus visit the gelada baboons in Ethiopia.
Introducing your children to the wonders of Africa is not only an extremely educational one, but a truly unforgettable experience.
In-between game drives, children can learn to make a traditional bow and arrow, cast a wild animal print, roast marshmallows over the bush fire, go fishing or make pizzas with the chef.
Often there are cub’s clubs or junior ranger training and the children will certainly be entertained in their outdoor classroom.
Watching children's faces as they see their first elephant or lion
in the wild is a truly rewarding experience and the perfect end to a safari is to relax at the beach.
Our photo safaris are aimed towards photographers of all levels and tend to focus on wildlife, birding, and both water and land based photographic environments. We have several phenominal photographic experts who can take you on tailor-made photography holidays throughout Africa.
There are also several camps and lodges that are set up especially for photographers, with resident photographic guides in situ. The vehicles and in some places boats, are completely set up to give you the best photographic opportunities.
We highly recommend doing a photographic safari at the beginning of your trip, to make the most out of capturing light and movement as you frame kingfishers catching a fish or dazzling herds of zebras.
Please contact your Destination Specialist for more information on +44 (0) 1993 824198
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