At Somak we pride ourselves on our ability to create bespoke African safari holidays that provide you with the once in a lifetime experience you deserve.
If you’ve ever dreamt of observing the incredible African fauna, including zebras, elephants and giraffes, all from the unique vantage point of horseback while cantering through the foothills of Mount Kenya, then we can arrange that.
Or how about silently skulking through the tall grass of the Serengeti, only metres from some of Africa’s most majestic predators, with the earthy scents of the African plains filling your nostrils and uncontrollable surges of adrenaline rocketing though your body. Again, let us help make that dream a reality.
Africa is also an incredible destination to experience group travel, for the first time or as a seasoned veteran. Group tours provide you with the opportunity to meet fellow, likeminded travellers, while following a set, handcrafted itinerary that can bring out the very best sites of Africa even during the shortest trip.
If you’re more interested in slowing down the pace, then bird-watching holidays provide a more relaxing environment to marvel at Africa’s diverse wildlife. During these trips visitors can expect to see more than 400 varieties of bird, including flamingos, cranes, loons, eagles, hawks and cuckoos, with accommodation a stone’s throw from areas frequented by rare bird species.
Alternatively, leisurely explorers can head to South Africa’s award-winning vineyards, where you can learn about the country’s longstanding history of wine production and sample, what is considered by many to be, some of the greatest red wines in the world. The region is also the setting for a wide variety of food festivals, a particular highlight being the Knysner Oyster Festival that takes place each July.
Additional theme-oriented breaks include educational school trips, morale-enhancing work team tours and, not to forget, marine life-focused observation trips, where we concentrate on taking you to some of Africa’s most pristine coral reefs to swim with manta rays, whale sharks and turtles.
Whatever your preference, and whether you want to experience it alone or with a group, at Somak we work tirelessly to make sure our itineraries are individually tailored to you.