African Safaris with Africa Odyssey

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Congwe River Camp in Lower Zambezi, Zambia.

Africa Odyssey—a tour operator taking travelers through Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Mozambique—provides a range of experiences, from beach to safari to adventure.

For a short trek, the 4-day Kenya Itinerary 1 offers clients the chance to meet big cats up-close and personal at the Masai Mara, plus all-inclusive accommodations at Governors Camp, which has served for the past 10 years or so as the base camp for the BBC’s “Big Cat Diaries.” Rates start at $2,545 pp and include all game viewing activities, internal flights and transfers.

Or, for a more immersive experience, the 9-day Zambia Itinerary 8 allows guests to enjoy an all-inclusive experience at Kapani, which features a hippo-filled lagoon, and Nsolo Bush Camp, known to be one of the finest walking-focused bush camps that South Luangwa National Park has to offer. Further, four nights are spent at Chongwe River Camp, offering boating, canoeing, fishing and game drives day and night. Rates start at $5,640 pp including all game viewing activities, internal flights and transfers.

Africa Odyssey offers extensions into the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles, too. On Mauritius Island, one of Africa Odyssey’s favorite hotels is The Oberoi, Mauritius, a beachside hotel offering 76 villas, some offering private pools and gardens, four-poster beds and sunken marble bathtubs. Rates at The Oberoi start at $360 pp per night in high season.

Of the seemingly countless custom tours that can be created, Africa Odyssey is promoting an 8-day combination holiday in Zanzibar and Tanzania with a savings of up to $700 pp. The package begins with a 4-night beach vacation at Ras Nungwi Hotel on the island of Zanzibar, which offers detached and semi-detached villas—each boasting private balconies and views of the bay—a thatched restaurant and bar area to relax and enjoy the view, and an onsite watersports center. Then, during a 3-night Tanzanian experience at the Selous Safari Camp, your clients can choose from a variety of adventurous safari options, including walking, boating, or riding in an open-sided 4×4 vehicle.

Rates for the Zanzibar/Tanzania combination holiday start at $3,500 pp—a savings of $700 pp—and are valid for departures through 2012, including internal transfers.

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