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The MT Sobek Experience
A journey through Africa is a pilgrimage to the source, with adventures for every type of traveler! MT Sobek has been pioneering safaris in Africa since the early 1970s, when we scouted the first walking safari in the Serengeti and led a camel-trekking expedition in the Sahara. In the more than 50 years since then, we’ve cultivated relationships with Africa’s finest guides, private parks, conservation foundations, and luxurious camps and eco-lodges. Whether you choose such classic safari destinations as Tanzania or South Africa, primate explorations in Uganda or Rwanda, or a different side of Africa in Algeria, Egypt, or Ethiopia, we take you far from the crowds for rare encounters with Africa’s incredible wildlife and indigenous cultures.
Our African safari adventures in Botswana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa ensure fantastic opportunities to see wildlife on daily game-viewing drives, boat rides, and walking safaris (depending on the itinerary you choose). From the comfort of your camp, you’ll head out into the bush–often at dawn and dusk when wildlife is most abundant. Relax back at your safari camp during the heat of the day and toast your adventures with evening sundowners.
Camel Treks, Climbs & Culture
In addition to our safari adventures, we offer cultural journeys in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Ethiopia. From camel treks across the Sahara to boat trips down the mighty Nile, experience Africa in a unique and unforgettable way. Those looking for a bucket-list challenge will enjoy our Tanzania Climb Kilimanjaro trek to the “Roof of Africa” at 19,340 feet.
Our Africa adventures are led by specially trained local expert guides who will take you on an immersive, insider adventure. Whether you are tracking game on the savanna, seeing gorillas in the forest, or seeing rare desert-adapted wildlife, our guides will give you an in-depth understanding of wildlife and their habitats while getting you close to the action. Cultural adventure guides will help you learn about history and local customs, and provide deep insights. Our Kili trekking guides are the best in the business—ready to take you to the top!
Looking for an adventure that’s all your own? We also offer custom adventures that enable you to experience this incredible continent, including epic safari destinations in East Africa, the way you want. Contact our MT Sobek Custom Africa Team to get started!
We work with the finest African safari camps and global eco-lodges to bring you an ultimate experience that embodies the romance of adventure travel. We choose award-winning and top-rated accommodations with excellent amenities and services, including beautifully appointed safari tents and cabins.
What Our Guests Say
It’s true that our guests say it best! Read what adventurers like you are saying about MT Sobek’s Africa tours, from the expert guides to special moments experience local life. “Our family trip to Africa with MT Sobek was fantastic! From the moment we landed in Tanzania, we were well taken care of and shown amazing things. Highly recommended.’ Elizabeth J. MT Sobek Guest, Tanzania Private Safari
Over the years, we’re proud that our itineraries have been honored as “Tour of a Lifetime” and “World’s Best.” Most recently MT Sobek was voted Best Adventure Travel Company by the readers of USA Today.
Meet Our Africa Expert
I have been involved in adventure and eco-travel, specifically to Africa, for 25 years and love crafting just the right experiences for our guests. I studied wildlife management in Kenya and lived in Tanzania for several years, working in the safari industry, learning about wildlife, hiking, and climbing mountains including Kilimanjaro. I have been fortunate to explore sub-Saharan Africa extensively by vehicle, on foot, and by canoe! I call Africa the ‘home of my heart’ because I am seriously in love with the people and places on this continent. I would be happy to clarify anything about private safaris with MT Sobek or to get you set up on one of our small group experiences.
Nicole Russo is also an award-winning Condé Nast Travel Top Travel Specialist. Call Nicole on 510-594-6041 to plan your safari, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
Plan Your Trip
Adventures in Africa are among the most exciting on the planet and our goal is to make it easy to find the perfect itinerary for your skill level. Here’s a handy guide from our trusted team of adventure experts.
Choose Your Adventure
Most of our safari and cultural tours in Africa tours are easy to moderate Level 1, 2 & 3 adventures, mostly between 9 and 14 days in length. Our hiking and trekking tours in Africa, including our Morocco High Atlas Trek and Tanzania Climb Kilimanjaro are more challenging Level 4 & 5 adventures.
Choose Your Style
As well as scheduled group departures, we can also accommodate private groups for a personalized adventure. Call us at 800-974-0300 to find out more about our private adventures to the destination of your choice.
Choose Your Dates
Our popular African safari adventures in Tanzania, Kenya, and Botswana depart year-round. Cultural adventures in North Africa, such as those in Algeria and Morocco, depart in spring and fall (in the Northern Hemisphere) when the temperatures are lower.
Ask an Expert
We want you to have the best adventure, so don’t hesitate to call our expert team of adventure specialists at 800-974-0300 to learn more. Or click the button to use our online contact form.