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Ultimate Adventures started 11 years ago, with the dream of exploring Africa’s wildest destinations while delivering top-quality self-drive tours that the whole family could enjoy. Attention to detail and personalised service was the foundation of our business, and hasn’t changed throughout the years. We offer off-road adventures in all corners of Southern and Eastern Africa, from the snow-capped mountains of Lesotho, to the wide-open plains of the Serengeti. Ultimate Adventures is our baby, and with our husband and wife partnership comes passion and dedication, differentiating us from the rest. Our mission is to make every adventure memorable and to create…

SA4x4’s official tour operator, Ultimate Adventures, has expanded its tour line-up with four luxury expeditions, adding to its industry-leading range of trips. The addition of new tour leader Laurent Changuion has freed Simon and Desiree Steadman up to focus on longer, more decadent adventures. We spoke to Simon to find out more. So, what’s new? In addition to being longer than standard Adventure Tours, the Prestige Tours offer both breakfast and dinner, both prepared by the masterful Chef Esrom. There are also more activities on offer, and a higher standard of luxury with lodge and guesthouse accommodation. “One of the…

Each year, Zambia plays host to two of the best kept secrets in the natural world. These two wildlife spectacles are only ever witnessed by the avid adventurer due to the remoteness of the areas in which they occur. This year, we have combined two of our most popular tours in order to witness both migrations in one magnificent Zambian expedition. Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in the Upper Zambezi flood plains of Western Zambia. The park covers an area of 3 600km2 of vast grasslands and wooded islands, and the plain from which the park takes its name…

If you enjoy travelling without a set itinerary and exploring new areas, then this recce trip is for you. Come and join us as we explore the shores of Lake Malawi in search of the best camping spots and activities that the area has to offer. Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa.…

Mana Pools is one of Zimbabwe’s most popular parks, and it is easy to see why it falls into this profile. Join SA4x4 and Ultimate Adventures for a spectacular journey. BASICS Date:             1-11 July 2018 Venue:          Mana Pools National Park & Lake Kariba Cost:              R11 500 per person sharing Includes:      Camping & Park fees, Dinner & 2 breakfasts Excludes:      Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire TOUR DETAILS This unique park is a WORLD HERITAGE SITE, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, over 350 bird species and aquatic wildlife. The name “Mana” means…

Join Ultimate Adventures for an epic tour through the Mabuasehube Game Reserve, spanning a week among the red dunes and parched landscape of the Kalahari Desert. SA4X4 & ULTIMATE ADVENTURES SELF-DRIVE TOURS 2018 Mabuasehube Game Reserve  BASICS  Date:             19-26 May 2018 Venue:          Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana Cost:              R7900 per person sharing Includes:      Camping & park fees, Guide fees, Dinner daily Excludes:      Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire, Border charges  TOUR DETAILS The Mabuasehube Game Reserve is located in the Kalahari Desert covering an area of almost 2000 square kilometres. The unforgiving desert terrain is characterised by high red dunes and scattered…

If there is one place you have to visit in your lifetime, it is the Serengeti National Park, to experience the annual wildebeest migration. TOUR INFO Date: 15 December – 13 January 2019 Venue: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Cost: R45 000 per person Includes: Camping& Lodge Accommodation, All Park Fees, Dinner Daily Excludes: Fuel, Border Costs, Drinks and Visas You have all seen it on numerous documentaries on National Geographic but nothing compares to actually experiencing it first-hand. The vast plains of this magnificent wilderness will leave you breathless and imprint memories to last a lifetime. This epic expedition will take us through Botswana, then…

Join Ultimate Adventures for another incredible journey through the African wilderness, this time in the vastness of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Date:             27 April-6 May 2018 Venue:          Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana Cost:              R10 500 per person sharing Includes:      Lodge & Camping Accommodation, Dinner daily Excludes:      Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire, Border charges TOUR DETAILS Nothing prepares you for the immensity of this reserve, nor its wild, mysterious beauty. There is the immediate impression of unending space, and having the entire reserve to yourself. Waist-high golden grasses seem to stretch interminably, punctuated by dwarfed trees and scrub bushes.…

This April, join Ultimate Adventures for another incredible SA4x4 self-drive tour, taking you through Baboon’s Pass in the Maseru District of Lesotho. THE BASICS Date: 14-20 April 2018 Venue: Lesotho Cost: R6750 per person sharing Includes: Lodge & Camping Accommodation, Dinner & 2 breakfasts Excludes: Fuel, Lunch, Drinks, VHF radio hire At an elevation of 2689m (8822ft), this pass near Ramabanta is one of the most remote, roughest and impassable passes in the country – more suitable for donkeys than for vehicles. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of Lesotho. The road to the summit is extreme. Only 4x4s with high clearance should tackle…

Here at Ultimate Adventures, conservation is very close to our hearts and we like to help out wherever we can. One of the projects that we are involved with is Ingwe Leopard Research. Leopards are the last of the big five roaming free outside game reserves and national parks in South Africa. It is here (the largest land mass of Africa), where leopards are under threat. BASICS Dates: 15-18 December 2017 Venue: Black Leopard Camp, Lydenburg Cost: R3900 per person sharing Includes: 3 night’s accommodation in luxury tented camp *3 meals per day *Bush walk *4×4 Trail TOUR DETAILS Ingwe…

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