3 active itineraries YPA clients love

1. Coast to Coast – 12 nights

A tried and true favorite for active travelers. Your trip begins slowly as you settle in amongst the palm trees nestled neatly on white sand beaches with the sparkling Indian Ocean just steps away. The Mozambique coast is an exotic destination where you can still find the comforts of home, allowing you to relax and unwind. Snorkel, scuba, fish, sail, horseback ride, picnic and plunge into this coastal paradise.

From the beach your trip continues to South Africa’s largest national park where you’ll find comfort in a warmly hosted, luxury lodge right in the middle of the action. Spend your mornings and afternoons in an open 4×4 vehicle in search of the “Big Five” which includes lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. There’s a whole slough of other animals you’ll likely encounter along the way including giraffe, zebra, hippo, hyena, cheetah and more.

Finally your trip concludes in an active traveler’s dream destination – Cape Town. There is much to explore and endless excursions available. Hike Table Mountain up various routes depending on your desired level of difficulty. Kayak with the African penguins. Ride e-bikes in the picturesque Winelands. 4×4 in the dunes. Go diving with seals. Forage along the coast or in the hills with a specialized chef. Helicopter to and enjoy a private tour of Robben Island. Explore Cape Point. Make friends with locals and enjoy beautiful views in every direction. City excursions are all customized to your preference as you’ll be hosted by a local private guide throughout your stay. The people you meet throughout your stay will be reason enough to return one day.

2. Gorillas, Serengeti, Chimps – 11 nights

If you’re seeking adventure, this itinerary is for you. Your trip begins in the misty foothills of the Virunga mountains where you’ll spend two days gorilla trekking. This is one of the most incredible experiences you can have with a wild animal on foot. Get up close to these gentle giants after trekking with your small group and guide. After active mornings, an afternoon is well spent at the spa or sipping a cozy glass of wine by the fire while recounting the happenings of the day.

Your trip continues to the iconic Serengeti where you’ll find yourself on the plains buzzing with excitement. Wildlife is abundant here amongst wide open spaces and days will be spent game driving in search of Africa’s famous wildlife. Feel close to nature as you observe a sky full of stars and fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring in the distance.

Your trip concludes on the remote banks of Lake Tanganyika where you’ll spend the mornings trekking for chimpanzees and the afternoons cooling off with a swim from the dhow. Lake and forest excursions make this an active traveler’s dream. This trip is for those looking to get up close to primates and venture into the wilds of Africa.

3. Camels, horses, helis and hikes – 10 nights

Your trip begins in Nairobi, Kenya where you’ll spend a night at the world famous Giraffe Manor. Your first morning in Africa begins early with the tallest land mammal in the world greeting you at your window. Enjoy the iconic breakfast with the giraffes followed by a visit to Sheldrick’s elephant orphanage. Return to the manor in the afternoon for the lesser known, but equally as wonderful, afternoon tea with the giraffes.

Rest up and prepare for departure the following day to Laikipia or Samburu to begin your safari. Here you’ll have ample opportunities to have experiences outside the vehicle with camel rides, horseback riding, walking, hiking and even the possibility of quad biking. For those looking to explore remote areas, venture north by helicopter for undoubtedly one of the most memorable days of your life.

Next your journey continues to the Masai Mara, showcased in many nature documentaries and famous for large prides of lions and seasonally for the Great Migration. Animals roam free and the iconic imagery is captivating. Spend your days exploring by 4×4 vehicle with your expert guide.

Finally, your trip ends with sweeping views of Mount Kilimanjaro as you explore an area near Amboseli National Park known to have some of the largest elephants in Africa. During your stay you can spend an afternoon at the photographic hide getting up close to elephants, zebras, giraffes, warthogs and more. Horseback riding, hiking, sleep-outs, mountain biking, game drives, picnics, village visits and lounging next to your en-suite pool all make up excellent ways to spend the day. If you want an active wildlife safari, this one’s for you.

Email us to book one of these itineraries:  travel@yourprivateafrica.com

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