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The Adventure Connection's Africa Hot List

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Our top picks for great destinations in Africa and professional DMCs that will deliver the most exciting experiences to your clients.


Few realise how vast and diverse Africa is. From the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains in the north to the iconic wildlife of East Africa and the contrasting terrains and rich history of the south, each region offers a unique tapestry of cultures, landscapes, and experiences.


With our strongest-ever collection of African partners now on board, we can proudly say that we represent some of the most innovative and well-established DMCs in Africa, spanning many countries from north to south. Scroll down to learn more about them, and get in touch in case you need more information or a personal introduction.


NORTH AFRICA


North Africa, with its enchanting blend of ancient history and breathtaking landscapes, offers a captivating journey through time. The bustling markets of Marrakech in Morocco beckon with vibrant colours and exotic spices and the vast Sahara Desert stretches beyond the horizon, inviting intrepid travellers to explore its mesmerizing dunes. This region resonates with Islamic and Arab influences, creating a cultural mosaic that is both historic and dynamic.


Atlas Outdoor - Morocco

Based in Marrakech, Atlas Outdoor specialises in immersive travel experiences throughout Morocco, from the bustling city medinas to the Sahara Desert, the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic coast. This family-owned company was established in 2007 and offers a wide range of exciting itineraries for FITs or groups, incorporating family adventures, trekking routes, bike tours, beautiful desert camps, luxury travel, activities for school groups and self-drive road trips.


Learn more about Atlas Outdoor HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


EAST AFRICA


East Africa, a paradise for nature enthusiasts, captivates with its diverse landscapes and iconic wildlife. The sweeping plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, while Uganda will reveal you a tropical paradise. From trekking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to exploring the vibrant cultures of the region, East Africa offers a unique blend of adventure, history, and unparalleled natural beauty.


Liberty Africa Safaris - Kenya

Established in 1997, Liberty Africa Safaris offer exceptional tailor-made African experiences for FITs and groups. They have their own fleet of 4x4 vehicles and highly experienced, hand-picked driver-guides. With Liberty Africa Safaris, there are no half measures; they aim to ensure that each guest leaves with the feeling that they have genuinely had the safari of a lifetime.


Learn more about Liberty Africa Safaris HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


Milestone Safaris & Mountaineering - Tanzania

Based in Moshi (and operating its own lodge there) Milestone is a well-established DMC with very good contacts throughout the Kili region, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the northern parks. They specialise in both group and tailormade tours and can operate everything from adventure, school/university level to high end safaris. As well as being very efficiently run, Milestone has a proven reputation for being a socially responsible DMC that provides many benefits to local people.


Learn more about Milestone Safaris & Mountaineering HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


Hornbill Trek & Safaris - Uganda and Rwanda

Based in Kampala (and supported by an office in the US), Hornbill Treks & Safaris offers a wide range of safaris and gorilla trekking across Uganda and Rwanda. The company has established a dynamic and dedicated team with vast experience in African travel. What makes them stand out is their attention to detail and consistently personalised service. Their main focus is organising transformative journeys with expert guides that immerse clients (either FITs or groups) in the heart of the destination.


Learn more about Hornbill Trek & Safaris HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


WEST AFRICA


West Africa, a vibrant tapestry of cultures, unfolds a sensory experience for those seeking an authentic African adventure. Lush tropical landscapes, diverse ethnicities, and warm hospitality characterize West Africa, making it an enticing destination for those eager to discover the roots of African heritage.


Ashanti African Tours - Ghana

Based in Cape Coast, Ghana, Ashanti offers professionally led and ethically run tours throughout Ghana, and also into neighbouring West African countries. Operating since 2005, Ashanti has a reputation as the leading local experts with a proven track record of community-oriented and responsible tourism.


Between 19th and 28th April 2024, we are running a Fam Trip in Ghana on which you will be able to experience their services first-hand. To get more info and state interest in participating, click here.


Learn more about Ashanti African Tours HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


SOUTHERN AFRICA


Southern Africa, a land of contrasts, invites travellers to explore its diverse geography and rich cultural tapestry. From the arid beauty of the Kalahari Desert to the lush vineyards of South Africa's Cape Winelands, this region offers a myriad of experiences. Johannesburg's urban pulse contrasts with the tranquillity of a Botswana safari in the Okavango Delta, while the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls connects Zambia and Zimbabwe. Southern Africa, with its blend of African, European, and indigenous influences, promises a journey filled with history, wildlife, and captivating landscapes.


Bush Ways - Botswana

Based in Maun, Bush Ways operate mobile safaris and lodge-based adventures throughout Botswana. With authentic bush experiences, genuine cultural encounters and six lodges in prime wildlife areas, Bush Ways run semi-participation, fully serviced and accommodated safaris for FITs and small groups. What sets them apart is having both fantastic mid-range, and high-end options, and also offering scheduled departures.


Between 15th and 25th March 2024, we are running a Fam Trip in Botswana on which you will be able to experience their services first-hand. To get more info and state interest in participating, click here.


Learn more about Bush Ways HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


Highline Tours & Travel - South Africa

Based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Highline Tours & Travel offers a wide range of trips throughout South Africa, including classic safaris, family holidays, interactive community experiences and off-grid romantic getaways. They also excel at activity tours eg hiking, biking, camping and birding.


In September 2024, we are running a Fam Trip in South Africa on which you will be able to experience their services first-hand. To get more info and state interest in participating, click here.


Learn more about Highline Tours & Travel HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com


ISLANDS OF AFRICA


The Islands of Africa are tropical havens, each with its own unique charm and allure. Madagascar, with its diverse ecosystems, is a haven for nature lovers and provides idyllic escapes where azure waters meet vibrant cultures.


TAMàNA - Madagascar

Tamàna has been creating unique Malagasy experiences for FITs and small groups since 2007. They take great pride in designing sustainable and responsible trips that are rich in wildlife and traditional culture, and offer an authentic insight into the different aspects of Madagascar.


In June 2024, we are running a Fam Trip in Madagascar on which you will be able to experience their services first-hand. To get more info and state interest in participating, click here.


Learn more about TAMàNA HERE

For personal introduction, get in touch at: robyn@theadventureconnection.com

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