Active Vacations

Walking, hiking, boating and cycling: get out into nature and explore

Get your heart rate up on active vacations with Explorer and discover Southern African getaways with an outdoor edge.

We take health to heart and will give you plenty of opportunities to get away and get moving. Whether sea kayaking with penguins or cycling through the Cape Winelands; hiking through the veld on an interactive bush walk or riding on horseback across the Masai Mara. If there’s one way to immerse yourself in the environment, it’s by actively engaging with it.

Perhaps you’re more into hiking than mountain biking. Maybe you prefer to be on the water instead of in it. We’re all about tailored experiences, so we will customize your trip to include your chosen activities. If you’re the kind of person who thrives on endorphins, you’ll love our active vacations in Southern Africa.



For beginners, Jeffrey’s Bay is the ideal learn-to-surf destination. Nothing beats paddling out and chasing the perfect wave with the wind in your hair.

Widely considered the birthplace of the African walking safari, South Luangwa is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream: come across elephant herds, rare Thornicroft giraffe and baobab trees.

Discover underwater landscapes off the coast of Zanzibar, filled with exceptional coral reefs and tropical reefs; explore an ancient wreck and even swim alongside a manatee.

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Explorer is the inbound division of Grosvenor Tours, part of Cullinan Holdings, a member of The Travel Corporation family of brands. 


We are the industry leaders in private, tailor-made luxury travel, leveraging over 60 years of experience in creating bespoke safaris in Africa. 


We’ve personally experienced each destination and luxury safari lodge to ensure we offer only top quality, exclusive & authentic African encounters.