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Special interest travel to Africa

This is the perfect way to travel if you’re really interested in a particular field (for example, photography or conservation).  Every one of these special interest tours is designed by us and hosted by one of our team members, partner photographers and/or guides. These handpicked specialist will share knowledge and advice during your entire journey.

It’s an incredible opportunity to get specialist insights on your particular area of interest while on a holiday celebrating exactly that, and in some of the most spectacular locations in the world. You’ll travel in a small, fully escorted group with your host dealing with all of the logistics, so your trip will be effortless and you can spend more of your time in Africa “in the moment”.

Expect immersive experiences in remote wilderness areas and the opportunity to contribute directly to conservation and sustainability efforts. Plus you’ll get to share these experiences with people just as interested as you in the speciality subject.

Special interest travel 2019/2020

Our 2019/2020 program explores old favourites and breaks new ground for Encompass Africa. Whether you want to be one of the first expedition members to an exciting new destination for Encompass Africa, visit the much sought-after Big Five luxury safari regions of Southern Africa or experience the Great Migration in East Africa, our special interest tours offer a wonderful diversity of experiences.

We look forward to helping you discover the magic of Africa on a special interest tour.


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A selection of our special interest itineraries

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WildNature Kenya Photographic Safari 2019

Explore three of Kenya's stunning wilderness regions, accompanied by pro wildlife photographer and tutor Michael Snedic.

Day and night 4x4 wildlife safaris, guided walking safaris, sundowners, photographic safari
10 Nights
per person twin share
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Air Adventure East Africa September 2019

Journey through the best of East Africa in a private aircraft enjoying luxury lodges and fantastic wildlife.

air safari, 4x4 wildlife safaris, walking safaris, sundowners, village visit, bush breakfast
12 Nights
Kenya, Tanzania, 2019 SOLD OUT
per person twin share
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MalaMala Mashatu Signature Safari 2019

Join our safari guide and photographer Aymar Heyns on this impressive Signature Safari exploring two of Southern Africa’s outstanding wilderness areas

4x4 wildlife safaris, walking safaris, accompanying guide and photographer, birding
South Africa, Botswana
per person twin share

WildNature Rwanda Gorilla Photographic Safari 2019

Explore Rwanda's dense forests and trek for the famous mountain gorillas, accompanied by pro wildlife photographer and tutor Michael Snedic

gorilla treks, Kigali city tour, genocide memorial tour, Iby'lwacu traditional village visit
4 Nights
per person twin share

Kate Jenvey Zambia Art and Wildlife Safari 2020

Join talented wildlife artist Kate Jenvey to for game viewing and exclusive art classes in Zambia's famous South Luangwa Nationl Park

4x4 game drives, walking safaris, Hide, Kate Jenvey exclusive art classes, Lusaka art galleries tour
10 Nights
per person sharing
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Pete Dobre Zimbabwe Botswana Photographic Safari 2020

Join Australian photographer Pete Dobre to explore Hwange National Park, the famous Victoria Falls, and the scenic Chobe River Front

4x4 game dives, walking safaris, photographic Hide, photographic safari and tutor, boating, UNESCO site Victoria Falls, Elephant Express train
10 Nights
Zimbabwe, Botswana
per person sharing (with 8 guests traveling)