Africa Overview


Richard Everist co-wrote the first Lonely Planet guidebook to South Africa. He knows and loves the entire Southern Africa region. 

He's working on some great itineraries for Southern Africa - right now. They will be set up to run as private trips, but they can also be customised. We're also planning a couple of guided small group trips with set departures.

The draft itineraries include include Johannesburg (or Jozi as the locals call it), the amazing Kapama Lodge near Kruger National Park, Cape Town and the surrounding Winelands, the even more amazing Tswalu - The Motse Lodse in the Kalahari, the Mokuti and Okonjima lodges in Namibia and the Okavango Lodge in Botswana. Richard intends to give you a taste of the energetic Rainbow nation (South Africa) and introduce you to a cross section of African environments (from plains, to desert, to a flooded river delta) and all of Africa's wonderful wildlife.

But, even before these itineraries are finalised to Richard's demanding specifications, our brilliant operator is set up, ready and raring to go. So if you are interested in a private, custom trip to any part of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana or Namibia, contact Richard now.

Or start with the questionnaire on this website: Create Your Journey

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All ATS itineraries can be run for private groups or adapted to meet your interests.

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Congratulations on finding Around The Sun! We’d love to talk to you about your next holiday adventure.

Around The Sun trips are based on the expertise and knowledge of Richard Everist and Lucrezia Migliore – and the expertise and services of a select group of friends who operate the best tour companies in the world.

Around The Sun showcases a careful selection of small group trips (with guides and expert leaders), and we design customised private journeys (both guided and self-guided).

All our suggested itineraries can be run privately, or customised, so the departure dates and itineraries completely suit you. Many of our itineraries can be adapted for those who wish to to travel completely independently. See Create Your Own Journey.