What we're about
This group is all about cultural and adventure tourism in Africa. If you're looking for a 5-star, luxury travel experience this isn't the right group for you. This is about developing a real understanding and appreciation of the culture and people in the places we visit, as well as enjoying the amazing outdoor adventures and wildlife Africa has to offer.
My background is that I'm a US citizen, but my sons (21 and 23) are Kenyan and live in Kenya, so I'm very familiar with travel in Africa. We'll use my network of personal friends and guides (I'm a member of multiple African mountain and adventure groups) during our trips, so you won't ever be receiving a 'curated-for-tourists' experience. Nightlife in Africa is off the hook, and we'll be invited to hang out with the locals to dance, listen to live music, etc. While I can't and don't want to guarantee a luxury experience, what I can deliver on is having a very authentic African experience and the best of both the urban and outdoor sides that Africa has to offer.
Ever wanted to climb Kilimanjaro or Mt. Kenya? Go to the Masai Mara for The Great Migration safari? Visit the 1,100 year old island culture of Lamu, where cars aren't allowed and you'll travel by donkey? Spend time with local Samburu and Masai people and learn about their culture by living with them for a few days? Go trekking with mountain gorillas in Rwanda? White water raft on the Tana River? Or experience the bustling nightlife of cities like Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, or Cape Town?
If these are the types of travel experiences you're drawn to, you're in the right place. 5% of all trip fees go to support local African charities involved directly in education and economic development. Come experience authentic Africa, challenge yourself to new adventures, and develop friendships with people from other cultures. This is a people of color, woman, LGBT, and refugee-friendly organization.