Travelling in a large group to Africa often presents many challenges; the biggest is finding a reliable professional on-the-ground operator who can take care of the day to day arrangements.
Africa Expedition Support has been arranging group charters to East Africa for over 10 years. During that time we have organised trips for international groups from Europe, United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.
A large group can be anything from a travel agent organising group travel to Africa, a large or extended family, a sporting group, a bunch of friends, students from a university to school trips.
Let us organize your group travel in East Africa
Organising group travel can be as easy and 1, 2, 3! Email us your ideas of what you want and we will make it a reality. We have a fleet of overland safari trucks custom built for durability and comfort, fully equipped with camping equipment and comprehensive kitchen for camping safaris.
As well as organising group travel, we also offer logistical support for various groups including charity and private expeditions.
The whole experience was absolutely fantastic, just the right trip, everything felt like it was as it was meant to be. Exactly the kind of trip we were looking for.
Here are a couple of examples of group charters we have organised:
Trip to Kenya and Tanzania for agricultural university students
We were contacted and asked if we could arrange a 2 week trip to Kenya and Tanzania focusing on farming practices for a group of agricultural students from Denmark. The main focus was to visit a variety of farms and if possible a processing plant to give the students a wide overview about farming in East Africa, the challenges and successes. They also wanted a short safari in a National Park that was within the budget of students.
They came to us as they knew what they wanted but did not have the contacts or know-how to make it happen. As we are based in Kenya we are already in the best possible position to seek out a range of options and have fabulous contacts.
Over the 2 weeks the group visited a dairy, large commercial cash crop farms, small subsistence farms, horse breeding establishment, yoghurt and cheese making factory, wheat farmers, cattle ranch, farms using glasshouses and open field produce holdings; fish breeding farm and tea and coffee plantations. The students learned about farming practices and the challenges, like, why the yields are lower than Europe despite the high quality soils and why certain crops are simply not viable despite the favourable climate.
Their African safari was completed with a game drive in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
Dutch family enjoys an overland safari experience
A travel agent in the Netherlands contacted us as they had a large extended family who wanted a 3 week safari in East Africa. They wanted to follow what is known as the “classic Dutch East Africa route” – Samburu National Park, Maralal, Lake Baringo, Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park and finally a few days relaxing on Zanzibar.
They wanted mostly camping with a few nights in mid range accommodation and for us to supply the crew including a cook to provide large hearty meals (preferably with a Dutch flair!).
We put together a safari itinerary that included the game parks and activities they requested and added a few extras like visiting a traditional Samburu village; arranging for Samburu warriors to teach the group how to start a fire traditionally, throw a spear and dance; a tour of a tea plantation; guided birdwatching at Lake Baringo and a visit to the Usumbara Mountains in Tanzania to visit a fellow Dutchman and his cheese factory.
They loved that they were all together in the overland safari truck rather than being split up and travelling in smaller vehicles. We supplied a tour leader who also cooked and knew about Dutch cuisine – the only complaint we had was their waistlines had expanded!
Organising group travel to East Africa can be stressful and time consuming, with so many options of incredible game parks and activities on offer it can be difficult to decide what to do or where to start.
Contact Debs at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us take the stress out of the organising.