Private Guided South Africa Tour

    By Handrick | January 27, 2021

    South Africa is open for travel! Open spaces | Diverse culture | Best Big-5 sightings | Rich History Pack away the road maps, roll down your window and feel the fresh air of South Africa blow through your hair. Allow our experienced guide to navigate the highways and byways of our Rainbow Nation, from the Lowveld of Johannesburg to the coast of Cape Town. Covering 4750km of game parks, rolling hills, beautiful beaches, forests and … Read More »

    The Best Bachelor Weekend in Cape Town!

    By Handrick | December 11, 2020

    At Nomad, we can either book you onto one of our scheduled camping or accommodated tours, or we can organise and tailor make an experience specifically to meet your group’s requirements.  Whether it’s a birthday, bachelors, anniversary or a holiday with friends, chat to us and see what we can do for you.  Recently we received this feedback from Marc Sher who organised a bachelor party on the West Coast. I was given a brief … Read More »

    The Pandemic, and Travelling with Nomad

    By Handrick | July 9, 2020

    With the yearning to get out there and to start travelling and exploring again, we have received a number of enquiries as to what our on tour efforts will be to help our clients be safe. As we all know, social distancing is at the heart of combating this disease. And no-one has this better covered than Africa! Whether you are camping or in accommodation, the places we use have space aplenty, and you … Read More »

    The Victoria Falls and Me - A Love Story

    By a | June 7, 2020

    The Victoria Falls and Me – A Love Story I am the ultimate tourist. I want to see as much of famous landmarks as I am able to. To my mind destinations become tourist attractions because they are special. During a visit to America I was impressed but not moved by the Niagara Falls. I donned the yellow raincoat and wore the little hat when I viewed the Falls up close but the commercialism and … Read More »

    The Adventure of A Self Drive Road Trip in Africa

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    Since this trip began we have focused very much on the sights that we’ve seen, and the highlights that this extraordinary continent has to offer. In this edition of our blog we wanted to add a little more of the realities of a self-drive, and what that has meant for us personally, as we have traversed 5 countries and experienced their various challenges. Our spectacular traveling office and home, satirically named ‘Jalopy’, is a wonderful … Read More »

    Lake Naivasha’s Gentle Wildlife Encounters

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    Just an hour and a half from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha is popular, not only with international tourists, but with the local population from the big city. So close to Nairobi, and yet so natural and with a pure “escapism” feel. The large lake is surrounded by various accommodations and small sanctuaries, each aware of, and enjoying the wildlife that surrounds it. Zebra, giraffe, various antelopes, colobus and vervet monkeys, and hippos, are all found in … Read More »

    The Wild Waters At The Source Of The Nile

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    The legends and historical accounts of the search for the source of the Nile span hundreds of years. This life giving river, that runs many thousands of miles and through multiple countries holds myths and stories ranging through history, from Egyptian times, Biblical times and into more “modern day” periods. The search for its source was one that was both difficult and fiercely contended, until finally, it was found that the source was from the … Read More »

    Ssese Island Adventures

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    The Ssese Islands lie off the coast of the massive Lake Victoria and are accessible only by ferry, from either Entebbe (Kampala), or a small ferry port town called Bukakata, just outside of Masaka. These islands are famed for long white beaches and lakeside resorts, lighting bonfires at night. It was with some sense of adventure that we travelled along the bumpy gravel track to Bukakata, to make our way over to these islands for … Read More »

    A Day At Lake Mburo

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    On the road between Kampala and the southern gorilla regions of Uganda lies a relatively unknown and young National Park. Lake Mburo is a small area, and not one that holds any fame. There are no lions, elephants or Rhino in the park, and the predators they do have, are few and far between. Whilst this may sound pretty ordinary, it actually does have a lot going for it. What they do have, they have … Read More »

    The Miracle of Akagera

    By Ashlee Peterson | September 2, 2019

    Traveling to the north eastern corner of Rwanda, the cultivated and heavily populated land comes to an end at the border of their National Park. Akagera was once one of the most highly populated and revered game park in Africa, and one of the oldest on the continent. However years of war and poverty led to the large park being decreased in size massively, to make way for refugee settlement, and its animals almost decimated … Read More »