Contiki is a travel company which takes 18 to 35-year-olds on over 300 tours across 50 countries.

Well regarded in the travel industry, Contiki prides itself on offering tours virtually anywhere. The company’s trips include remote voyages through Peru, beaches in Thailand, and picturesque bike tours through Amsterdam.

After listening to customer feedback, the company has decided to add a few more destinations to its list: East and South Africa. Contiki will now take travelers to South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

Adventurous individuals will now have the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, relax on Zanzibar’s beaches, or view wildlife in Uganda.

“Our local guides will get you closer to the wildlife in East Africa in our 4WD, seven-person safari vehicles — fitted with pop-up roofs for 360 degree viewing and large sliding windows so you can really see it all,” Contiki’s head of marketing Vanessa Fletcher stated in an interview.

Prior to the additions, Contiki’s African tours were limited to Egypt and Morocco.

“As travel becomes more accessible, we will continue to push travel boundaries and give our travelers fresh and exciting destinations to visit,” says Fletcher.

Fletcher continued, stating:

“Contiki did previously have trips in Africa when it first launched back in the Sixties but most recently has only operated popular trips in Morocco and Egypt.
With the growing desire of the millennial traveller to explore new places we decided it was time once again to take on new frontiers and adventures with new and improved Africa trips.”

Contiki tours now cover Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe and Great Britain, the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Contiki will deliver all the quintessential experiences of these regions in Africa:

  • Spotting the Big Five at Kruger National Park
  • Witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti or Masai Mara
  • Visiting Victoria Falls
  • River rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Bungee jumping off the bridge linking Zimbabwe and Zambia


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