We’re not in the business of selling holidays, we’re in the business of creating dreams. It sounds cheesy, but it’s true – the purpose of our business is to make your African dream trip a reality. Every last detail will be taken care of for you by our Portfolio Journeys travel experts – all you have to do is show up. To give you an idea of the kinds of trips on offer, we’ve put together a convenient list of appetisers, but the thing to remember is that we can tailor-make an itinerary to suit any and all of your needs, so there are no limits. Here we go…
When you don’t have much time on your hands
If you’re pressed for time, a fly-in safari or a combo of beachy bliss and safari wilds is the way to go. These are also great options for travellers who don’t want long hours of driving (or any driving at all). Fly-ins save the most time as you simply fly into your destination, enjoy your holiday and then fly out again. Bush & beach combos tend to operate with flights and short road transfers, allowing for minimum travel and maximum relaxation.
Also: Including an element of rail travel in your vacation can also be an excellent time-saver, not to mention a unique experience. Take a look at Romantic Cape, Kruger & Luxury Rail and our other rail options.
When time is NOT of the essence
Self-drives are one of the best ways to experience a place because they allow you to take everything in at ground level at a pace that suits you. You’re not at the mercy of a guide or set schedules, you can choose where to go, what to see and how long to stay at one place – with self-drives you are literally in the driver’s seat the entire time.
Our recommendations (for trips of 2 weeks or more):
For returning self-drive travellers
If you’re returning to Africa and you’ve already done South Africa, why not opt for a self-drive to Namibia? The vast terrain and changing landscapes, mixed with some city flavour and coastal getaways, make for a very unique African travel experience.
Take a look at our full selection of Self-Drive Trips.
For adventurous, nature-loving travellers
Africa is the ultimate playground for those who love adrenaline-pumping activities as well as those who love to be out in nature. Swim in the Devil’s Pool as you hang over the thundering Victoria Falls below, or go scuba diving in the turquoise waters of Mozambique as you drift from one idyllic island to the next. From the Big 5 reserves of East Africa to the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean Islands, Africa has some of the most incredible wilderness regions in the world.
And for a safari with a twist: Horseback Safaris
Take a look at some of our other Big Adventures on offer.
If you’re travelling with kids
Just because you’re travelling with little people (most times kids 12 and under are considered children) doesn’t mean you have to miss out on an unforgettable African adventure. There are many options available that are geared towards families and young ones especially – it’s simply about choosing something that suits your family. From Big 5 safaris to Indian Ocean island escapes, we have itinerary options for families in almost every category of our tours.
- Young Explorers (Kids on Safari) – safaris held in malaria-free reserves with a focus on specialised activity programmes for kids – read more about kids on safari.
- Madikwe Safari – family-friendly reserve with a range of lodges and camps to suit all budgets.
- Cape, Garden Route & Safari – our introduction to South Africa that covers family-friendly Cape Town and a kids-oriented safari in the Eastern Cape.
Been there, done that
So this isn’t your first rodeo. You’re returning to the African continent for the second time (or third or fourth!) and you’re wondering what to do next. Now is the time to try something completely different. Trek with mountain gorillas in the forested peaks of Rwanda or witness the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, the Great Migration, in Kenya or Tanzania. Perhaps a Botswana Mobile Tented Safari sounds up your alley for a truly authentic way to experience the bush.
Whatever your dream African trip may look like, we guarante we will help make it a reality. Because we’ll plan absolutely every last detail for you, you’ll be left with the freedom to immerse yourself in the anticipation of travel. With Portfolio Journeys, prepare to have your requests met and expectations surpassed – because that’s how we roll. Drop us a line so we can start planning.