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Wild & Welcoming Africa

Fifty-four countries make up the African continent, where 2,000 languages are spoken and 1,100 species of mammals and 2,600 species of birds thrive in its diverse ecosystems. On learning adventures from Morocco to Madagascar, get up close to wildlife on small-group safaris, and join locals in small villages and city markets to learn about life on this fascinating continent. There is so much to learn about, the only question is: where to start?

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Africa Tours and Adventures

The African continent consists of 54 countries with 1,100 species of mammals that thrive in its diverse ecosystems, and Road Scholars has created dozens of unique expeditions to offer travelers an education on this beautiful continent. Road Scholars offers small group expeditions to South Africa, learning adventures from Morocco to Madagascar, riverboat tours through Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana, and so many more African tours

Join locals in small villages and city markets to learn about life on this fascinating continent. Join expert naturalists on a safari to discover the “Big Five.” There are so many ways to travel through Africa - by way of trains, boats, and jeeps. The question is, where to start?


The Best of South Africa

Discover the vibrant cityscapes of Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about the turbulent past of apartheid and townships as well as its wild side on safari in search of the “Big Five” — elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. 

This epic 16-day Best of South Africa tour will have you hiking the Garden Route, exploring the Knysna township, tasting wine in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, and going on game drives. From the sparkling waters and emerald forests of the Garden Route to the vast plains and dramatic plateaus of the South African countryside, witness a stunning array of flora and fauna.


African Safaris


For Bird Lovers

Ever been on a bird safari? Search for beautiful and exotic species such as Carmine Bee-eaters, Rock Pratincoles, African Jacanas, and countless more on Road Scholars Southern African Birding Safari. You will be on the 15-day Birding Safari at the optimal time of year, as migratory birds are in the area. 


Safari with Grandchildren

From A to Zebra: A Serengeti Safari with your Grandchild takes you and your grandchild on a four-day safari in the Sonoma Serengeti where you will ride in jeeps and camp in tents. 


Train Safari

Take a train through Southern Africa on a journey that stretches through four countries where you will meet local artisans and animals, and explore Africa's incredible landscapes and wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Board the Shongololo Express in Pretoria and stop in Mozambique and Eswatini to visit three national parks and two game reserves End your journey in Zimbabwe.


African River Cruise 

Experience African sightseeing by way of water and land on this epic 15-day adventure in Africa traveling through Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana. Beginning in Zimbabwe, admire the majestic Victoria Falls, explore Africa’s Hwange National Park, and board the luxurious Zambezi Queen in Namibia for a river journey, just to name a few of the adventures. There are other African Cruises down the Nile where you will learn Egyptian history. 


Family-Friendly Safari

Take a 14-day educational tour in Africa vacation of a lifetime with your family on our Lions, Hippos & Zebras safari. A wildlife expert will teach your family all about the protected reserves and animals who call it home. 


Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through the great continent of Africa. Through any of our African tours, you’ll be placed in a cohort of like-minded adventurers. Together, you’ll enjoy spirited conversations while learning more about the world’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts. Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.