Close Encounters Africa is committed to providing authentic African adventures, while ensuring that the wilderness is conserved and the local communities are developed.


When you’ve seen the best the world has to offer, you feel a sense of responsibility to make sure it’s preserved – both for future generations and for those who live within it today. That’s why Close Encounters Africa has an ethical approach to creating travel tours. By understanding the African communities and the natural environments they live in, you can get closer to culture and wildlife than you’ve ever imagined!

We endeavour to create tours and use accommodation that help the communities you visit directly by using locally owned and run businesses which support self development projects and care for the land, wildlife and people.

So we hope you’ll feel comfortable with us when creating your own experience of Africa – you can read more about our policy on responsible travel and, of course, you can talk to us if you’d like to understand more about the way we work.

To see how much carbon you will be generating via emissions when you go on your holiday, please see the Carbon Emissions page and follow the links to the calculators.  If you want to off-set your emissions, there is an option on the calculator page to do this.

To find out about our own community project or for a copy of our conservation itineraries, follow the links on the left, email us or call on 0844 415 0155