Tours

Giltedge Africa has an intimate knowledge of southern and eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands and is recognised as being the specialist in creating tailor-made itineraries for the discerning traveller. We have a team of experienced consultants to help plan your client’s dream holiday. We all have a true passion for Africa and the Indian Ocean islands and regularly visit the countries in our portfolio, so you can rely on our first-hand knowledge in planning an itinerary that exceeds expectations with professional and dedicated service to match.

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Rwandan Adventure

Explore Rwanda’s rich culture and wildlife in 11 days. Nights are starrier in Rwanda as the lion’s roar in Akagera National Park. Cloudy days, more exciting when trekking for a glimpse of the Silverback Gorilla. Afternoons, more relaxing with One&Only’s spa treatments by the infinity pool.

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Rwanda & Seychelles Escape

Take a serious break from the work-from-home routine. Escape to some of the most remote corners of Eastern Africa. Misty rainforest hilltops, sprawling African savannahs, and an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, the scenes of online meeting backgrounds made a reality.

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Tanzania & Rwanda Honeymoon

Post-wedding bliss starts here in the depths of wild Africa! From fluffy chimpanzees, muddy elephants, to thousands of galloping wildebeest, wildlife abounds in this 13-day itinerary. Your love for East Africa will grow as strong as the love you have for each other on this ultimate safari adventure.

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Rwanda & Tanzania Romantic Escape

Steal away together on a journey of both tranquillity and adventure into the wilds of East Africa. Sit quietly amongst curious gorillas. Gaze over shimmering Serengeti grasslands dotted with hundreds of grazing zebras and wildebeest. Hold hands where the aquamarine waters kiss pearl white sand in Zanzibar.

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Classic South Africa for Families

This holiday includes just the right balance of exciting adventures and relaxing downtime. Get to know Cape Town, the magnificent Cape Winelands, and set out on an exciting wildlife safari. At each stop we’ve hand-picked luxury accommodation that’s perfect for families.

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Best of Africa – Primates & Savannah

Don’t miss this chance for an exclusive encounter with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. Feel the thrill of sitting close to these incredible animals, then fly to classic big game country for a safari in both Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara.

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Tanzania & Rwanda: Game Parks & Gorillas

Wildlife highlights on this 10-day journey include: Tanzania’s spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, game drives on the Serengeti plains, and time spent with mountain gorillas. Along the way you’ll stay in a luxurious manor and classic tented camp. An unforgettable East Africa safari!

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Southern Africa Dream

Fist time visiting Africa? This itinerary has it all: Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, beautiful Garden Route and a luxurious Big 5 safari in the Sabi Sands. Then it’s on to Victoria Falls, rounded off with a few days in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

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Cape Town, Wine, Whales & Safari

This 2-week journey includes a fantastic mix of game viewing, fine food and phenomenal scenery. Explore a private Big 5 reserve, the Cape Winelands, Whale Coast and beautiful Cape Town – all while staying at our favourite Fair Trade accredited lodges and hotels.

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Best of Southern Africa

This Southern Africa safari delivers on beaches, Big Five game viewing and a city-to-bush experience. Kick off your holiday at the Waterfront in Cape Town before heading into to the famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Your journey ends off on a high note at the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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In the Footsteps of East Africa’s Tribes

Rich in adventure, East Africa is a great destination for its luxurious lodges, wildlife and cultural heritage. Spend 14 days in the footsteps of traditional African tribes, meeting the local communities for an enriching experience. Highlights include Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve, Masai Mara National Reserve and the Serengeti.

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Bush & Beach in South Africa and Mozambique

Bush & beach: Enjoy top game viewing in South Africa and an island getaway in Mozambique. This 11-day itinerary starts at Sabi Sands, South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination. Hop over to the Bazaruto Archipelago (consists of 5 small, sandy islands) for a luxury lodge experience.

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An African Journey through a Photographer’s Lens

Pack your camera and visit Zambia and Botswana. Enjoy time at the Victoria Falls on the Zambian side; float down Botswana’s Chobe River on a luxury houseboat. Go game viewing in Botswana’s Selinda Reserve; and explore the waterways of the Okavango Delta.

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Golf, Wine & Safari Experience

In just under 2 weeks you’ll experience the best of Cape Town, the magnificent Cape Winelands, beach-lined Garden Route and a wildlife safari at a private reserve. As for the golf, we’ve included 6 rounds at top courses including South Africa’s #1 course, The Links at Fancourt.

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Island Bliss

There are many adventures to be found on the Indian Ocean islands dotted along Africa’s shoreline. Why not go island hopping in the Seychelles, stay at an over-the-water villa in the Maldives, go snorkeling in Mauritius, enjoy cocktails at a cinema under the stars, or explore historical Zanzibar? Our expert team really shines in seeking out an authentic island holiday in Africa that’s perfect for you. Our favourite resorts and villas tick all the boxes, and also offer that something extra. We can make your paradise dream happen!

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Single-Country Safaris

During Covid, it's easier to visit one country in Southern or East Africa instead of completing a multi-country itinerary. Why? It means that you will spend less time completing Covid tests and following health protocol - and more time enjoying your safari.

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Unique Journeys

For an unrivalled and unforgettable travel experience, our Unique Journey tours focus on once-in-a-lifetime trips that are unique in every way. Think visiting Antarctica's Emperor Penguins. Meet the Masai tribe in East Africa. Explore the untouched gems of South Africa. Trek through forests to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. We can organise bespoke and customised holidays for you!

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Digital Detox

There's a real value in unplugging from our digital world. One of the most sought-after commodities nowadays is silence; and it's becoming harder to find it. Our Digital Detox holidays allow you to disappear completely; from ads and social media but also from crowds and noisy cities. Escape into a place where screens are replaced with sunsets and phones with wildlife.

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Fair Trade

We want to create a positive impact through travel. As Africa’s leading responsible tourism non-profit organisation, Fair Trade advocates for fair working conditions and wages, fair purchasing, respect for human rights, culture and the environment. Browse through our Fair Trade approved tours and make a difference when you travel.

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Classic Safaris

Perfect for first timers to Africa, classic safaris are tailor-made to let you experience the best of Southern and East Africa. Whichever destination you choose, we source the most luxurious properties, best game viewing, top guides and experiential moments. A classic safari is an unforgettable snapshot of Africa’s most exquisite wildlife and landscapes.

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Family

Travelling with your family is an enriching experience. Our family and multi-generational itineraries are created for moments of happiness for all age groups. We use the best family-friendly lodges with fun activities, and short commutes from A to B. Most of our family safaris are also in malaria-free areas for peace of mind.

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Romance & Honeymoon

Let us whisk you away to a land of open spaces, roaring wildlife and unforgettable sunsets. Whether it’s the brilliant blue coastline of Mozambique, Namibia’s deserts or Tanzania’s wildlife-rich bush, each itinerary has been designed with romance in mind.

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Beach & Safari

Want to combine a palm-fringed beach with the Big Five? We’ve curated great itineraries for both a beach and safari experience from Mozambique to Botswana with hassle-free transfers in-between destinations. See the best of both worlds in beautiful Africa.

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Golfing Safaris

Tee off on the country's most celebrated golf courses: sweeping fairways and immaculate greens set against mountain backdrops, vineyards or wild reserves. South Africa is a top golfing destination with world-class courses that can easily be combined with a few days in Cape Town, a gourmet retreat in the Cape Winelands or game viewing in a Big 5 reserve.

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Spa & Wellness

Wellness is not just found in big cities, it’s best experienced in remote lodges and resorts where spa treatments are designed to rejuvenate both body and soul. We’ve selected our favourite spas and accommodations in Southern and East Africa’s most beautiful locations – so that you can feel truly refreshed while enjoying the beaches or big game of Africa.

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Photographic

Click, snap – and hold onto your favourite moments of Africa forever. Whether you’re a keen amateur or a seasoned pro, we’ve put together the best countries, landscapes and wildlife experiences to help you capture those perfect pics.

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Gorilla & Chimp

Uganda, Rwanda and the Republic of Congo are the last remaining countries where you can see gorillas in the wild. It’s a bucket list experience! Our safaris focus on gorilla and chimp trekking while exploring Africa in style.

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Walking Safari

You can’t get closer to nature than on a walking safari. We’ve selected the dreamiest landscapes with the best wildlife, top guides, and most luxurious tented camps from Zambia to Botswana. Close your eyes, feel the crunch of earth beneath you and hear birds chirping around you.

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Food & Wine

They say that you need to taste a country to truly experience it – and we couldn’t agree more! Selecting the best dining, wine tasting, gourmet spots and anything food related, our food & wine tours are for those who love to dive into a country’s cuisine.

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Conservation & Community

Our specialised conservation tours focus on giving back to the communities we travel to. Supporting local communities, our tours focus on learning about a country’s traditions and customs in Southern and East Africa. Explore the unspoilt wilderness in Africa’s bushland and fall in love with its people.

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Rail

Enjoy a train safari through the heart of Africa with some of the most magnificent scenery and all the glamour and excitement of the golden age of travel. Aboard the train, you’ll find pure luxury, fine dining and old-world comfort for the ultimate African adventure.

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Self-Drive

Explore Africa on your own terms! We book your car and accommodation, leaving you to enjoy the beauty of South Africa or Namibia at your own pace. The journey is sure to be a highlight of your holiday as you drive along South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, framed by beaches and forests; or discover Namibia’s wide open spaces.

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