If you have a special interest that you want to pursue in Africa and are not sure where to start, then rest assured, we understand the logistics of making things happen here. With a vast network of skilled people on the ground in all the various locations, as well as a great passion to make your dreams a reality, our Ikewana concierge team would love to hear from you.

Enquiries range broadly. There are the photography aspirants who want to become the next Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the year, but don’t want the hassle of transporting lenses around, or need guidance from a professional. Or eco-tourists who want to blend in and explore the relatively undisturbed rainforests in Uganda, with as little impact as possible. Philanthropic safaris have opened the way for travellers wanting to “give back” beyond their paid dollars. Now a traditional safari could extend into anti-poaching activities and helping local communities who in turn help protect the wilderness and wildlife. For those inclined toward anthropology there are a number of excavation sites at South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind where the first hominid was found. For lovers of astronomy there might be an interest in visiting HartRAO in South Africa where space geodesy research is done – or SALT, the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere. Or those who want to witness the Sardine Run of southern Africa as seen from the sky, as well as in the water.

The examples below offer only a taste of what is possible; whatever your desire, we can research it for you and make it a reality. Contact Ikewana today and let us co-create that exceptional experience you’re after.

Itineraries For Special Interest

Special Interest Activities

Traveller Notes