Cox & Kings has launched its new Africa brochure for 2011, featuring escorted group tours, private journeys and new suggestions for tailor-made itineraries throughout Africa.Following a trend away from fixed private itineraries, towards more flexible tailor-made trips, the operator has added extra pages to highlight excursion ideas, which can then be slotted into any tailor-made itinerary, highlighting more unusual activities. As examples, in Cape Town, a recommendation is the African Relish cooking school where two or more day cooking courses can be arranged. In Knysna and Plettenberg excursions can be arranged to an elephant sanctuary to learn more about their habits and anatomy. Private battlefield tours in KwaZulu-Natal are also suggested with a specialist guide to bring to life South Africa’s cultural history. A nine-night camping safari in Botswana is also new to the programme and travels through a range of wildlife viewing areas, with stays in dome-tented camps to get closer to nature. Groups are restricted to a maximum of six guests and are accompanied by a safari guide throughout. Prices start from £4,495 per person.
Meanwhile, an eight-night itinerary in Malawi is also new for next year and combines safari, mountain walking and beaches, with prices starting from £4,195 per person.
For more information see www.coxandkings.co.uk