Ultimately, perhaps, it is an underlying desire to be inspired that leads us to travel in the first place. Certainly, few experiences can be as inspiring as watching the sun set over the great plains of Africa. Floating above Victoria Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world - comes close. But whatever your taste, Africa`s wide-open spaces and phenomenal scenery provide the perfect context for you to find your inspiration.
ROAR AFRICA is a proud supporter of properties who support their community. We believe that change in a country happens on a micro level by starting at home, with those around you. The Good Work Foundation in collaboration with Londolozi believes in assisting the transformation in South Africa by changing the lives of people through education, enabling them to become the best version of themselves and contributing members of their communities and South Africa.
Lion Sands runs a similar community-based project and offer tours to the Pre-school on request. Guests are able to get involved by teaching the children or through donations, which fund the schools, making possible the projects for the basic up-liftment of the schools and their daily activities.
Inspiring Sabi Sand Private Reserve Highlights
- Be a part of this experience by teaching the children or assisting the teachers in their planning.
- Visit the impressive digital media center, which has been built through kind donations. It serves to bridge the divide between rural communities and the modern world.
The main focus of the Imibala Trust is to help provide a primary education to underprivileged children in the Helderberg area through our "Sponsor-a-Child" program. The Helderberg consists of Somerset West, Strand, Gordon`s Bay and a few other towns.The sponsorship covers school fees for a year and a uniform. A visit to Imibala provides an insight into the lives of young children in the community who are taught how to create beautiful art at this school. The head of the school will take you on a personal tour and will provide detailed insight into the program while you are shown around the school.
Inspiring Cape Winelands Highlights
- Art Gallery
- Sponsor a child
Ibo Island, off the coast of northern Mozambique, is known for its beauty. Nominated for World Heritage status, and the headquarters of the Quirimbas National Park, Ibo has been described as one of earths most unique and unusual islands rich with culture and tradition.Ibo Island bursts at the seams with culture and tradition. Take time to wander around the mysterious Stone town amongst old forts and ancient and romantic buildings with many fascinating stories just waiting to be retold.
Inspiring Pemba & the Quirimbas Archipelago Highlights
- Stone Town tour to wander around old forts dating back to the 1500s
- Birding to track down red-listed avian species
- Kayaking through one of the largest mangrove forests in Africa
This is absolute paradise. Pure and simple. Your very own island getaway surrounded by azure waters and inhabited by a rich diversity of local wildlife. The Seychelles is an ecologically sensitive area with strong rehabilitation and protection mandates and thus makes this a natural choice for seekers of eco-tourism.
Everything about this place is ecologically sensitive and forward thinking. Not only is the island itself the successful result of a strong rehabilitation/protection mandate, even the lodge has been largely constructed from "reaped" materials. So you can certainly rest well, falling asleep to the gentle sound of the surrounding ocean and waking up to indigenous birdsong.
Inspiring The Seychelles Highlights
- Mountain Biking and sharing island paths with 150 year-old tortoises
- Private yoga followed by a massage
- Organic cuisine integrating fresh vegetables and herbs grown on the island
This is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and there are few words to describe the towering curtain of water that would leave even the most experienced traveler inspired. Over the past hundred years, Victoria Falls has inspired many artists and writers, let it inspire you. View the majestic falls from above when you take to the skies in a helicopter to experience the "Flight of Angels". Or for the more adventurous, there is microlighting. What could be better than taking in the breathtaking Victoria Falls from an open aircraft?
Inspiring Victoria Falls Highlights
- Visit the Mukuni Village, the 700 year-old home of the Leya people
- Elephant Safari
- Aboard the steam train whilst sipping champagne across the Victoria Falls bridge
- Helicopter ride across the Falls to see the "Flight of Angels"
Situated on the western edge of Serengeti National Park, the Grumeti reserve is the ideal setting for a classic "Out of Africa" themed celebration. For the ultimate journey to Africa, ROAR AFRICA can organize the perfect fantasy by providing specific touches such as African mask dinners, "White Mischief" tennis matches or croquet overlooking the Serengeti plains.
All ROAR AFRICA adventures are private and customized. The purveyor of dreams - you dream it and we deliver it. This experience was a multi-generational birthday celebration enjoyed by thirty people who came together from around the world - New York, Chicago, Bermuda, London, Cape Town & Johannesburg. They shared various separate, smaller group experiences in southern and East Africa before joining the main birthday celebration in Grumeti, Tanzania.
Inspiring Grumeti Reserve Highlights
- African mask dinner
- White mischief tennis
- Croquet overlooking the Serengeti
- Fancy dress themed celebration dinner
For guests interested in eco-tourism, conservation, or African wildlife, ROAR AFRICA can arrange an encounter with "National Geographic" Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert. The duo have filmed Africa`s wildlife, documented the Big Five, informed scientists, and dedicated their lives to the protection and understanding of Botswana`s natural and most popular resources more than 25 years.
Filmmaking for Derek & Bev is a way to bring the message of conservation to the public. The Jouberts are the founders of the "National Geographic Big Cat Initiative" launched to save Africas famous predators from extinction and ROAR AFRICA is proud to support their work, properties and their vision.
Inspiring Okavango Delta Highlights
- Reside at one of the Jouberts camps in Botswana
- Meet the Jouberts - an unprecedented opportunity to speak with two of the most notable conservationists and animal behaviorists on earth, in the leagues with Jacques Cousteau and Diane Fossey
This special and conserved area of Namibia is also home to the Himba, a tribe of nomadic pastoralists, who inhabit the Kaokoland area. This tribe, having kept true to their tradition, live today as their ancestors did, and ROAR AFRICA has special access for guests to this protected locale.The Himba people are proud yet friendly. With their permission we are allowed to visit a local village (kraal) to gain a unique insight into their history, culture, traditions and way of life, which, unlike so many others elsewhere, survives virtually unchanged into the 21st century.
Inspiring Namib-Naukluft Highlights
- Kraal visits with special permission from the Himba people to bring guests to the kraal (village)
- White water rafting from the desert to the rapids of the Ondorusu gorge
- Sesriem canyon caving
On summer evenings when the south-easter blows, thick white clouds spill over the flat summit of Table Mountain, forming what is commonly known as the "tablecloth". In the bay below, just four miles off the coast, lies Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison cell 4664. Visible from the slopes of the mountain, the island is a constant reminder of his selfless struggle against an oppressive regime. It is now a World Heritage Site, and a boat trip out to visit the museum is a moving and memorable experience. As well as insight into South Africa`s past, you will get an unbeatable view of the iconic mountain.
Inspiring Cape Town Highlights
- South African Museum tour
- Robben Island Tour to see the prison where former president Nelson Mandela lived until 1994
- Uthando community projects visit
Deep in the dense Congo rain forest, there exists a place so exotic and unspoiled, a rain forest so remote and reviving, that it seems both timeless and serenely apart from our day-to-day lives. Located in the Republic of the Congo the Odzala Kokoau National Forest with its notable conservation population of gorillas is the second biggest rain forest in the world.
Since 2010, Dr. Magda Bermejo and her partner, German Ellera, have been trying to use responsible gorilla-orientated tourism as the catalyst to spread the rain forest conservation message both globally and locally. By establishing a presence and by demonstrating a value to the forests and their wildlife beyond unsustainable exploitation through logging, mining or the bushmeat trade, they know that they will make a tangible difference to conservation efforts globally.
Inspiring Odzala Kokoua National Forest Highlights
- Gorilla tracking
- Forest walks in search of birds, primates and other wildlife
- Attend talks by Dr. Magda Bermejo: the resident scientist and expert on the endangered western lowland gorilla