Creative travel

Our commitment to creativity


Conservation, creativity and caring for our guests – these are the three pillars of our business and are at the heart of everything we do at Encompass Africa.

Of the three, creativity is generally the most difficult and abstract concept to explain. So what do we mean when we talk about creativity?

Everyone knows that Africa is blessed with amazing animals and wilderness, but it’s also alive with music, art, food and so much more. The continent is rich with ancient art forms, but also buzzing with new mediums that highlight the resources of the land and the talents of its people. We’re in love with it all, and want to share it with the world.

Let’s give you some insight into what creative travel entails.

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Johannesburg creative travel food stop coffee bean routes



Encompass Africa supports local artists and projects dedicated to creativity, and helps to provide employment opportunities through our own commissions and by promoting their work to others.

We work with international artists just as passionate as us about Africa, and local artists in the 24 countries we cover. From painters, poets, musicians and photographers to writers, chefs, craftspeople and filmmakers, these people are all storytellers in their own ways, and we want to share their stories with the world. 

By partnering with all of these artists we can help not only them, but also our guests. It means we can offer you even more opportunities to add amazing experiences to your itinerary. From a choir in Soweto to a photo safari in Botswana; a pop-up restaurant in Cape Town to a cultural tour in Kenya, the creative individuals we seek out are the people who add even more colour to this vibrant continent, and will make your holiday even more unforgettable.


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imvelo creative travel-dance-show


Encompass Africa has made a commitment to embrace creativity in all aspects of our business. So from the moment you start talking to us you’ll begin to understand how we’re different and why we’re able to put together such wonderful, personalised experiences for our guests – there are no “cookie-cutter” holidays here. 

We really talk to you and get to know your holiday “quest”, your personality and your tastes and needs. We’re very collaborative (we plan it with you, not for you), and like to think we make the process easy and fun. And when it comes to crafting your itinerary, we use imagination and original thinking to get you the best outcomes and create something special and truly you.


Are you ready for Africa?
We creatively tailor holidays to suit you.

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