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Real sustainable tourism in Africa

We believe in Real sustainable tourism in Africa. We believe that tourism should leave more than footprints, should help nature, should help the people who live there. That tourism should inspire, teach and let visitors experience what Africa is really like. Not touristic Africa, but the real undiscovered continent that is Africa. Real sustainable tourism, organised by Real people. Offering you Real experiences.

Our Africa is the Africa of endless horizons, stunning landscapes and the richest wildlife ecosystems on Earth. It’s where we dream of the last frontier, of unique places and remote regions where only a lucky few dare to thread.

This is also the Africa of wildly different people, people who will receive you with open arms in their homes, their villages and towns and who will share their lifestyle with you. The Africa where tourists help maintain the environment, help locals grow and develop and are welcomed as honored guests, not as money-machines. It’s the Africa where your visit impacts the environment in a positive way and helps maintain it for future generations. This is real sustainable tourism, this is Tales from Africa Travel, this is all about you and what you want.

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Explore our example tours

These example tours are here to inspire you and show you what you can do, they are not fixed itineraries (except for the rail tours). We organize for you a bespoke individual holiday, so you can combine, change, adjust, upgrade or simplify and ask for anything else until it’s your perfect holiday. Just tell us your dream, how long you want to travel and any budget limits. We will make it happen!

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Find your real sustainable tourism in Africa Experience

We believe is that what you see, what you hear, what you touch and what you smell is what makes your African holiday a dream come true – not how your hotel looks. In other words, we are not a hotel booking site but a site where you choose your own, unique experience.

Some experiences are very luxurious, like our train tours, gorgeous lodges or lavish wellness retreats. With other experiences the luxury is all about having an unique encounter, sleeping out under an incredible canopy of stars or going deep into the African bush and dessert.

Isn’t it time to step away from the masses and trod the untrodden paths? We offer real, sustainable and bespoke experiences in Africa.

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How we do real sustainable tourism in Africa

Many travel organisations promise the same: an unforgettable, bespoke, exclusive and sustainable holiday. And we promise that as well! So why choose Tales from Africa Travel?

Well, we don’t just want to show you our home, Africa, but make it the place where you have the best holiday of your life. We believe that tourism should leave more than footprints, should help nature, should help the people who live there. Not touristic Africa, but the real undiscovered continent that is Africa.

Our Africa is the Africa of endless horizons, stunning landscapes and the richest wildlife ecosystems on Earth. It’s where we dream of the last frontier, of unique places and remote regions where only a lucky few dare to tread. We believe that luxury is not only found in your lodge but especially through our exclusive, bespoke experiences.

It is also the Africa of wildly different people, people who will receive you with open arms in their homes, their villages and towns and who will share their lifestyle with you. The Africa where tourists help maintain the environment, help locals grow, develop, and are welcomed as honoured guests, not as money-machines. It’s the Africa where your visit has a positive impact on the environment and helps maintain it for future generations.

The real deal

We are a Travelife Partner, are Fair Trade Tourism Approved, using Responsible providers, offering Zero Carbon Travel and where respect for wildlife is paramount. Travelling with Tales from Africa Travel is real sustainable tourism, not token sustainability, or greenwash, but by offering you bespoke off-the-beaten-track experiences. We will show you that travelling sustainably leads to more meaningful experiences which make a difference in these communities and ecosystems. And which are much more fun and give you far, far better memories to take home!

Our blogs

OUR LATEST TALES

You want to know about Africa, it’s history, the folklore, the interesting facts. Because you want to understand this fascinating continent. Our stories and blogs will give you an insight into the legends. Tales that tell you facts about wildlife you didn’t know. And that take you into the mind of the people that call Africa home.

OUR FREE E-BOOKS

‘Here there be dragons’. Until a couple of centuries ago you’d find this written on a map of Africa. Even today, often knowledge about this last frontier is sketchy and incorrect. Because knowledge is the key to finding the most satisfying way to realize your dreams about Africa, we give you our free e-books.