A journey to Africa is a pilgrimage to the source. Whether you’re tracking thousands of zebra and wildebeest in the savannah of Tanzania, riding along the desert dunes of Morocco, or witnessing a traditional Maasai hunt, the cradle of humanity can’t help but knock you out of your First World routines and transport you to a more primal reality. And we should know. For over four decades, we’ve lead fellow adventurers through incredible, transformative experiences. We’d call them “once-in-a-lifetime” trips if it weren’t that so many of our guests returned with us to explore different parts of the continent, from Botswana’s Kalahari Desert and the lush jungles of Rwanda to the top of Kilimanjaro! There’s something about this place that just gets under your skin.
At MTS, we work with the most reputable guides—all expert naturalists and trackers who are intimately connected with the places we visit. There to teach you about the rare and endangered animals, the local culture, and the history of the land, our guides provide an intimate glimpse into this special place. Our safaris vary from easy to challenging with many different modes of discovery—whether from the vantage point of traditional dugout canoe or a comfortable 4×4 to an immersive walk on your own two feet.
Our years of experience exploring Africa have solidified long-term relationships, offering us access to rare permits and private wildlife concessions—two great advantages in avoiding the crowds! What’s more, time has allowed us to identify the best luxury hotels, intimate eco-lodges, and deluxe tent camps to give you the ultimate African experience. Save yourself from worrying about which adventure to choose, because if experience has taught us anything, it’s likely that we’ll see you back in Africa again soon anyway!
Choice Accommodations. After an inspiring day of game viewing or cultural touring, recount your tales over a gourmet feast and glass of wine. Then, slumber in a range of accommodations that match your chosen adventure—from luxury camps & upscale lodges to rustic tents set up deep in the wild.
Sterling Safety Record. Above all, the well-being of guests is our primary concern—a commitment evident in our sterling safety record throughout Africa & the Middle East.
The Summiting Experts. When it comes to Kilimanjaro, we take great care in preparing you for the journey of a lifetime. We'll advise you how to train, review any medical conditions, supply equipment checklists, and help you sort out your gear once you arrive—just in case you've forgotten anything. Our Kilimanjaro guides must pass rigorous annual certifications in high altitude first aid and rescue, so it's no wonder we have the highest summiting success rate of any company on the mountain!
NOTE: None of the areas that Mountain Travel Sobek travels to has any reported cases of the Ebola virus. Read more.