We arrange walking and tracking in the bush, observation and protection of endangered wildlife, horse-riding safaris, adrenaline-charged adventure holidays, 4x4 game-drives, by day or by night, remote fishing trips, paradise beach escapes and family-friendly explorations across some of Africa’s most undiscovered wilderness regions.
Custom-built horseback, walking and 4x4 safaris cover a magnificent variety of landscapes, with each new day bringing fresh sights and unforgettable experiences. Stay in a combination of luxury lodges and private homes in the wild. Alternatively, fly-camp in remote areas that few people reach, with no compromise on comfort, or sleep in star beds up in the trees, listening to the soundtrack of nocturnal creatures on the hunt.
These are wild adventures offering in-depth explorations of the bush and incredible opportunities for spotting rare wildlife. Discover the Big 5 as well as endangered species such as Painted Wolves, Grevy’s Zebras and Black Rhino.
We specialise in family-friendly safaris, paced to perfection according to each individual’s needs and interests. Hot air balloon or helicopter over Mount Kenya at sunrise to view astonishing scenery in every direction. Race quad-bikes through the long grasses spotting elusive cheetah. Learn bush-skills and ancient customs with nomadic tribes. Tube down winding rivers to picnic lunches, watching herds of ele’s playing in the shallows, and camel-ride to a bush dinner by a roaring fire,
This is just a taste of our tailor-made adventures...
Off-grid Botswana is unimaginably breathtaking, some of it only accessible by helicopter or horseback. We arrange doors-off photographic heli-expeditions to areas of pristine natural beauty, and adrenalin-charged riding safaris through the Okavango Delta. Combine a few nights of bush luxury with a few nights sleeping in traditional canvas tents, connecting you to the surrounding wilderness.
Every region in Kenya offers different landscapes, wildlife, culture and adventures to enjoy. Families particularly love all the opportunities to explore out of a 4x4 with expert naturalist guides. Discover the wildlife-rich Masai Mara on horseback, track rhino with conservancy rangers in the highlands of Laikipia, quad-bike through the dry luggas of Samburu, fish and birdwatch in lesser-visited national parks such as the Aberdares Mountain Range, and fly-camp in the heart of the bush, listening to the lion's roar and hyena's whoop!
Namibia's scenery is unlike any of its neighbours, from the dramatic shipwrecks of the skeleton coast, to the red dunes and salt pans of Sossusvlei, the rocky mountains of Damaraland and the ancient forests of Deadvlei. As well as big game safaris, it's a beautiful country for a self-driven road-trip, a scenic air safari, quad-biking over sand dunes or hot air ballooning over the desert. Visiting tribal communities in remote corners of Namibia will give a real insight into life in the wilderness, and the beautiful traditions and customs that are upheld there.
It is a unique, privileged experience to walk amongst endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. Along with amazing trekking opportunities in a pristine rainforest, Rwanda is a paradise for birdwatchers and botanists, and you can see the Big 5 in Akagera National Park. Add on a few days of R&R on the beautiful shores of Lake Kivu.
Cape Town, the Garden Route, beautiful wineries and The Big 5 all feature on a perfect safari through South Africa. South Africa boasts stylish luxury hotels positioned in some of its most stunning and remote wilderness regions. Experience original and unharnessed adventures off the beaten track...
Follow the Serengeti wildebeest migration, track rhino in the Ngorongoro Crater, or trek the Mahale Mountains to see Chimpanzees. A classic Tanzania safari involves traditional tented camps in the heart of the bush, breathtaking sundowners and bush picnics, and endless activities, from game drives to bush walks, horseback safaris and birdwatching boat cruises. Combine with Zanzibar for white sand beaches, coral reefs and dhow cruises.
Experience ultra-luxury on a remote paradise island, immersed in nature with endless ocean views. Explore tropical forests, comb pristine white-sand beaches and discover a kaleidoscopic underwater world. We arrange diving with marine biologists, sailing and deep-sea fishing trips, island safaris to spot giant turtles, rare birds, dolphins and whales, and participation in local conservation projects.
Uganda is home to an array of rare primate species, with incredible opportunities for trekking through pristine tropical rainforests to track endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees on foot, and observing them up-close in the wild. This is one of the most intimate and humbling wildlife experiences in Africa. Along with opportunities for traditional 4x4 safaris in the country's national parks, visitors have a chance at sighting rare tree-climbing lions in Ishasha, and visiting stunning crater lakes flocked with flamingoes.
Visit Victoria Falls, take a guided walking safari in the wildlife haven of South Luangwa National Park, canoe the scenic Lower Zambezi, loved for its huge herds of elephants and colourful colonies of Carmine bee-eaters, hot air balloon over the plains, forests and floodplains of Kafue Game Reserve, home to big cats, rare antelopes and myriad bird species, and witness the continent's second largest wildebeest migration across the remote Liuwa Plains,
Witnessing the thundering cascades of Victoria Falls on a helicopter ride or river cruise is just one of many highlights on a safari through beautiful Zimbabwe. The game viewing in Hwange National Park is second to none, with scores of elephants, lions, plains game and birdlife to enjoy. Mana Pools attracts those in search of superb fishing and canoeing adventures, whilst the birding opportunities at Lake Kariba are sensational.
We arrange safaris in any destination in Africa. Whether you are interested in sighting particular wildlife, such as the gorillas of Rwanda or Uganda, seeing spectacular natural wonders such as Victoria Falls, or discovering the traditions of rural tribes, we can tailor-make your safari to entirely suit your interests.
Sophia Rose Travel
PO. Box 248 Nanyuki 10400 Kenya
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