Welcome to South Africa, a land of colossal contrasts and eye watering beauty. On a luxury South Africa tour, be prepared to be completely over awed by this epic country which gives you thronging cosmopolitan cities, incredible game viewing, an unbeatable food and wine scene, and world class beaches. It is a country that gets under your skin, enticing you back time and time again.
Welcome to the vast and game rich wilderness of Botswana. If you are after luxury safari coupled with inspiration from the wild, Botswana has both in abundance. As you journey through its open plains beneath endless skies and glide through the Okavango Delta in a ‘mokoro’ (traditional dug-out canoe) you will feel a sense of peace and tranquillity. Add to this the opportunity to encounter a spectacular array of wildlife and you have the perfect recipe for the safari of a lifetime. From the verdant delta to the moonlike Makgadikgadi further south where you can walk with the meerkats and learn about life in the bush, Botswana is a fantastic country and a safari there will leave you feeling astounded at the beauty of the wild.
It is hard to explain the mysterious allure of Namibia. To the eye it can seem formidable: huge and barren landscapes, wind-swept deserts burnt by the sun and parched valleys, arid from no rainfall. But the secret to Namibia lies within this wildly beautiful land that will fascinate and enthrall. One of the most sparsely-populated countries in the world, and one with true conservation at its heart, Namibia challenges the mundane and champions the extraordinary. You won’t come home unchanged.
Tailor-made Southern Africa...
Luxury is in the experience
We love luxury and style at Ampersand Travel, but we also love to engage with our destination. If that means the odd bumpy road or a bit of glamping in order to see something truly special, that's fine by us. Most of our clients agree (they know that luxury isn't far away, after all), and for those that don't, we are happy to arrange super-luxe holidays from start to finish.
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Take a visual journey through what we consider to be some of South Africa’s unmissable highlights.
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Africa is a fabulous destination for a family holiday, from whale watching adventures in South Africa’s Western Cape, to climbing Namibia’s fabled Dune 45 at dawn and beautiful Afro-Portuguese beach breaks on Mozambique’s remote and pristine archipelagos. We have brought together our family-friendly itineraries and although every trip we design is tailor-made, the itineraries are a good starting point for any multi-generational trip to Africa.
Ever dreamt of climbing Table Mountain or gliding through the Okavango on a mekoro or drinking Earl Grey tea overlooking the spectacular Victoria Falls? Our fabulous new 15-night tour takes you from thrilling Cape Town in South Africa, to Botswana’s wildlife-rich Okavango Delta and ends at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth and one of the seven wonders of the World, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
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The Bespoke Luxury Travel Experts
At Ampersand we believe that ‘luxury is in the experience’: whilst we love travelling in style, we’re not afraid to step off the usual circuit in order to experience something exceptional. We specialise in exclusive tailor-made holidays that are perfect for honeymoons, cultural tours, family trips, wildlife adventures, sabbaticals and multi-generational holidays.
Since 2003 we have established ourselves as a leader in creating luxury tailor-made tours to the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and the Far East. And in keeping with our desire to share the places we know and love best, we are thrilled to add Southern Africa and the British Isles to our portfolio of destinations.
Our clients are mostly private individuals who recognise that time is their most precious asset and want to entrust it to experts with a well proven track record. This smoothes out the planning process and ensures that they have the most rewarding and memorable experience possible. We also look after some of the world’s most acclaimed museums and organisations who rely on us to arrange once in a lifetime small group tours for their most important patrons.
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India