Africa & The Middle East Luxury Travel

African Safaris and Middle East Tours

Discover Africa and the Middle East by luxury safari vehicle, boat, on foot; by horse, camel or elephant; by luxury train or elegant cruise ship; by air in a hot-air balloon or a privately-chartered plane.

Big Five’s luxury African safari tours and luxury Middle East tours offer a stunning array of options to explore the African continent and the Middle East.  Sail the Nile, track gorillas in the mountains of Rwanda and Uganda; set out on a classic African safari in Kenya and Tanzania; savor a family safari adventure in South Africa.   From a round of golf at the Equator, to bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, to a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, whatever your dreams may encompass, you will likely find them among hundreds of the best African safari and exotic tours Africa and the Middle East have to offer.  You will be able to have the adventure of a life time, whether you are experiencing one of Big Five’s organized wilderness safaris or traveling on a custom-designed Big Five luxury vacation just for you.  The antiquities of Israel and Jordan, the sophisticated shops of Dubai, and the sweeping dessert of Namibia are waiting for you. And, Big Five Tours & Expeditions is dedicated to providing Middle East and African Tour arrangements which offer you the thrill of first-person discovery of the heart Africa, our homeland, and the Middle East.


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Africa & The Middle East Tours

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Jordan & Oman: Trails of The Caliphs 16 Days Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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From trekkers to history buffs, this journey presents unique opportunities, viewpoints and cultural encounters through a variety of landscapes.


Jordan: A Journey Back in Time 7 Days Interest(s):

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Take in the history, desert kingdoms and dramatic landscapes of Jordan from Petra and Wadi Rum to Jerash and the Dead Sea.


Speed Collection Oman & Jordan 9 Days New Reality Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Discover the world of vintage cars, take a swim in the Dead Sea and explore ancient cities including the 2,000-year-old Rose City of Petra in this original adventure.


Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House 11 Days Precious Journeys® Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel

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Children and animals are a natural mix. What could be more thrilling for your family then walking with an elephant in the wild; or the first time you hear a lion roar; or watch a cheetah race across the plans? Your family also experiences an unforgettable night in a treehouse. You learn, firsthand, from Maasai warriors about their customs. Your family will be forever changed by this amazing safari in Kenya.


Northern Kenya & The Masai Mara 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Kenya is the classic safari destination with remarkable opportunities for life-enhancing experiences, once-in-a-lifetime big game viewing, safari by horseback, bird watching and more.


Kenya 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Go on a classic safari in the game-rich lands of Kenya on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Savor unforgettable encounters with Africa's 'big five' - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.


Custom Kenya Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Set out on a classic safari to witness the famous annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they make their way from Tanzania to lands of Kenya's Masai Mara. Discover the future of safaris in Kenya through sustainable, private conservancies. See the Great Rift Valley and Lake Victoria. Learn about the traditional cultures of the Maasai and Samburu. Kenya richly rewards travelers.


Kenya Highlands 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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During this rich cultural journey, gain insight into the Maasai way of life, including a visit to a local village to see traditional homes and learn about their rituals. Go in search of Africa’s famed wildlife in private conservancies of northern Kenya.


Classic Kenya Flying Safari 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Experience the famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, noted for large lion prides, rhino, giraffe, and cheetah; and experience a classic safari on a private conservancy. Stay in spectacular tented camps that hark back to an earlier era while at the same time offering luxury and comfort.


Custom Botswana Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Botswana is home to dramatic landscapes, great wildlife populations and is known as the place where mobile safaris were perfected. Customize your trip with Big Five Tours & Expeditions to make the most of your safari expedition in Botswana!


Oman: Caravans of the Bedu 9 Days New Reality Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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This luxury, award-winning adventure takes in the spectacular desert landscapes of Oman, traditional towns such as Quriyat and Mirbat, and Bedu settlements at Ras Al Ruways. In Oman’s wadis, search out desert wildlife such as hyena, camel, ibex and gazelle as well stunning geological landscapes.


Custom UAE & Oman Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Explore the desert kingdoms of United Arab Emirates and Oman to discover pockets of traditional culture such as the Bedu, ancient forts and fertile oases. Savor pristine beaches and extraordinary shopping areas. From the dazzling shopping center of Dubai to the cosmopolitan capital of Oman, Muscat, you will enjoy a variety of unique experiences.


Classic Egypt Exploration 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Discover ancient Egypt's fabled pyramids from the great Pyramids of Giza to the Valleys of the Kings and the Queens, to Dendera Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. Explore the monument sights during a four-night cruise on the magical Nile River. Spend an enchanting evening visiting Cairo's cafes and shops and met local residents to learn about their lives today. Discover fascinating desert oasis of Fayoum, the oldest city in Egypt, founded 4000 years BCE, making it also one of the most ancient cities in all of Africa. This journey is an excellent introduction to both ancient and modern Egypt.


Custom Egypt Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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Much of the history of mankind was written in Egypt's majestic monuments, ancient markets and legendary Nile River. But Egypt is more than the sum of its antiquities. It has a modern personality that encompasses café night life, shops and bookstores where you can meet and talk with local Egyptians.


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This in-depth adventure includes a classic Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and a Lake Nasser cruise to the Nubian temples.


Kao Gu Egypt 16 Days New Reality Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Enjoy a five-night Nile cruise aboard the Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya. With only five deluxe cabins and two elegant suites, the ship is reminiscent of another era of luxury. Explore the legendary cities, monuments and antiquities from Luxor to Aswan, including the fabled Valleys of the Kings and Queens. In the company of your Egyptologist specialist guide, you visit the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur, Zoser’s Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the breathtaking Great Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx. Discover Cairo in Old Cairo’s Church of St. Sergius and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Citadel of Salah ad-Din with its ethereal Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the famed Museum of Antiquities.


Egypt 9 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s):

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Revel in the glories of ancient Egypt, stroll the Khan El Khalili's bustling shops, and take in the remarkable pyramids. Enjoy a four-night cruise on one of the famous rivers in history.


Cleopatra’s Palaces 13 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Romantic Getaways, Adventure Travel

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Get a bird's eye view of Luxor during a sunrise hot air balloon trip, tour the Pyramids of Giza, the enigmatic Sphinx, the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor, and Abu Simbel’s famous Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertiti. Enjoy an insider’s tour of Luxor Museum, and experience the Nile on a four-night cruise aboard the Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser.


Uganda 11 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel

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Explore Uganda with its amazing habitats, including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest. Search for Uganda's highly endangered highland gorillas and other endemic wildlife. Meet members of the Batwa, traditional people of the forest, and learn something of their struggle to save their culture. Please note: Big Five's journeys into Uganda are fully carbon neutral.


Custom Rwanda & Uganda Luxury Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel

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For those who encounter the rare African mountain gorilla, the experience is like no other. Some see the 'meeting' as spiritual, but for all, it is an extraordinary experience of a lifetime. This is also a naturalist's paradise with rich flora and fauna, including hundreds of bird species as well as a variety of other wildlife. Please note: Big Five's adventures in Uganda are carbon neutral.


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