Welcome to The African Touch!

Your Safari Specialists

Have you dreamt of Africa with its eye-popping scenery, incredible wildlife and vibrant culture? Do you have a thirst for going beyond the tourist routes and experiencing real Africa? Are you nervous to undertake such an adventure on your own? The African Touch is perfect for you. Let’s explore!

Your guides Karoma and Tasha Kimani specialise in personalised safaris of East and Southern Africa. Kenyan-born Karoma has shared his continent with hundreds of travellers for almost 30 years, while Kiwi wife Tasha has worked with him since 2002. Together they make an unbeatable team.

Operating since 2005, The African Touch has built an impeccable reputation, shown by the level of repeat business and glowing feedback from past passengers. While the itineraries have been fine-tuned along the way, one thing will never change – Karoma’s intimate knowledge of African life and Tasha’s wonderful, down-to-earth Kiwi hospitality.

We hope the following pages inspire you to join us…

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African Safari Tours Specialists NZ

When it comes to booking an African safari, there’s only one New Zealand specialist you should trust. Here at The African Touch, we cut out the middlemen and ensure that you get the safari you plan, with expert, reliable tour guides that we know and trust. We have no middlemen.

Real African Safaris Without the Middlemen

When you book through The African Touch, we handle your sale, and we handle your booking. We are connected with a team of experts throughout Africa who can provide the adventure you’ve always dreamed of, and who keep you and your fellow travellers safe at all times.

We are a popular and reliable Kiwi company with a passion for Africa. We are your African safari specialists!

Plan Your Perfect African Safari

When booking African safaris in NZ, real adventurers will be glad to see a vast array of customisable options. That’s what we do here at The African Touch. We believe every safari should be totally personalised, catering for your personal tastes, your budgets, and the kind of things you want to see and explore. That’s why we have an extensive array of options that helps you plan your perfect African safari.

We start with the very best tour vehicles. These are specially built safari vehicles designed specifically to enhance your ability to view animals during the trip. Not only that, but they’re super safe and easy to manoeuvre so you can visit more places and stay comfortable whilst enjoying the safari of your dreams.

We offer multiple types of accommodation. Adventurers might prefer a camping safari, where you can enjoy living the outdoor experience. There’s nothing quite like relaxing outdoors under a blanket, next to an open fire and looking up at the stars. With no light pollution, you can see deep into the night sky.

And, the tents are super spacious. They’re insect-proof, offer two large ventilated windows, and you can have the option to hire bedding.

These are well-established campsites with full toilet and shower access, and most of them even have bars and access to Wi-Fi!

If you’d like to upgrade, you can opt for bungalows, hotels, and special safari camps. We have a huge range of accommodation options, offering you fun and unique ways to experience Africa.

At The African Touch, we believe in making your African safari unique so you can count on us to help you plan your dream safari.

Book Your African Safari Today!

Contact Tasha and Karoma today for more information, or to make a booking. We are a trusted Kiwi company, always willing to answer any questions you might have. We believe in making this experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible, starting with the booking process.

If you’re up for it, you can enjoy the chance to trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro! One of the most famous mountains in the world, Mt Kilimanjaro will offer you incredible views of Africa along the way.

Amazingly, it doesn’t require expert skills or equipment to climb, either. Any person in good physical fitness with a little determination can be joined by our local team in a climb of the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.

During your journey to the top, you’ll experience microclimates and ecosystems you may never have seen before, wildlife unique to the area, and the chance of a lifetime to see the expanse of Africa from above.

  • Trekking Mountain Gorillas

This tour extension gives you the chance to see gorillas, face to face. You’ll meet some of Africa’s famous mountain gorillas as you take a trek through the incredible Ugandan jungle. Our customers across New Zealand often consider this to be one of the most amazing experiences in Africa, as you’ll be given the chance to meet gorillas in person.

Again, our team of locals will accompany you on this journey and provide all the assistance you need to stay safe throughout the trip – and you can rest assured that after the end of your trek through the jungle, there will be luxurious accommodation waiting for you.

  • Voluntary Work

Some of our New Zealand adventurers also opt to take on some voluntary work during their trip. You’ll have the chance to work with local communities in need, helping focus on improving the quality of life for people across Africa. We are more than happy to discuss a range of voluntary work options if you would like to give back during your Africa safari.

Start Your Africa Tour Today!

The African Touch believes in offering everyone in New Zealand the chance to experience the wonders Africa has to offer. For mature adventurers who want to travel with friends, or even as a large family group, we offer a huge range of accommodation options and luxury add-ons.

If you would like to learn more about your options, including our tour extensions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. With experts on the ground in Africa, and a friendly and informative service from us Kiwis here in New Zealand, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to plan the tour of your dreams.

Carefully Crafted Africa Tours

As well as tours for adventurous retirees, The African Touch offers Africa tours for the whole family! We have developed an amazing itinerary for your whole family to enjoy, catering from groups between 10 and 22. These amazing African tours take you across Kenya as part of our ‘Bring Your Tribe’ experience.

The African Touch founders Karoma and Tasha have toured every part of Kenya, mapping out the best places to go to experience the real African people, animals, and scenery. This is the chance of a lifetime to take your family on an African trip that inspires, informs, and leaves you with a sense of fulfilment.

We also have a range of tour extensions you can choose from, from voluntary work to mountain trekking. We are here to ensure you live out your dream, meaning we can help you craft an experience for you and your family that simply can’t be matched.

A Range of Africa Tours

As well as carefully crafted family tours, you can choose from a wide selection of tours that can be tailored to your needs and desires. We offer an East Africa tour that explores the wonders of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

There’s the Handpicked Kenya tour, which will show you rare wildlife and introduce you to local people from the region. This is a life-changing tour that will show you the remarkable diversity of wildlife, culture and landscapes across the area.

We even offer the Gorilla and Gameparks tour – an experience that lets you get as close to the animals as possible. You’ll see gorillas, chimpanzees, zebras and more during this incredible tour. And, as always, you can tailor your trip to your exact needs.

Book Your Trip to Africa Today

We offer the most enjoyable, tailor-made and safe Africa tours. We pride ourselves on our ability to cater to your needs, and our commitment to safety. Every tour we offer comes with four guides, while most other operators provide only two. We believe this makes your trip more secure, and allows you to enjoy your trip while the team organises everything for you!

Head to our contact page and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about booking – or if you’d like to go ahead and start booking right away, you can get started by heading to our booking page.

South Africa Safaris You’ll Never Forget

If you’re looking for a South Africa safari with all the extra little luxuries you expect from a tailor-made vacation, then look no further than The African Touch.

We are a trusted Kiwi company with a passion for Africa!

Founded in 2005 by Tasha and Karoma who met working in Africa, The African Touch believes in offering adventurers tailor-made South Africa safari tour experiences. We cut out the middleman to ensure you get the best deal and have all your questions answered, and we give every group four tour guides in total to ensure you’ll always have someone at hand to help.

A Tailor-Made Service

Booking your South Africa tours, you’ll be given the option to completely personalise your experience. Along with a range of tour extensions which you can use to change the nature of your trip, we offer a range of accommodation options that ensure you can spend your time in Africa in luxury.

First, there’s the camping option. This is one of the most popular safari accommodation options, giving you access to spacious stand-up tents that can accommodate two people. They are also insect-proof, helping you avoid stings in the night. There are two large ventilated windows, an option to hire your own bedding, and even bars that give you access to cold drinks inside the tent. And to top it off? Many of the tents even have Wi-Fi!

But if you want to make your experience even more unique, we have a range of other accommodation options that are extra special. Our upgraded accommodation services give you access to a range of luxury safari lodges and tented camps, all set within beautiful wilderness areas. These luxury lodges have high-quality facilities, designer interiors and attention paid to the finer details. It’s like staying in a luxury hotel in Africa, surrounded by the most stunning natural landscape imaginable.

Our knowledge and experience in South Africa are extensive. We know the region inside-out, we know the best places to see, and we can tailor an itinerary to suit your specific needs and interests. We are committed to ensuring you get the South Africa tour you’ve always dreamed of, so don’t be afraid to get in touch and ask some questions if you’d like to find out more.

Trust a Kiwi for the Best African Adventure!

We might be a New Zealand company, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know Africa. We have years of experience operating tours in Africa, providing adventurous retirees and families across New Zealand with the custom-made safari experiences.

We sell your tour, and we run your tour. There are no middlemen, just us, here to answer your questions!

If you want to find out more about the services we offer, we’re always happy to offer assistance. Contact us on our contact page or go ahead and visit our booking page if you want to start the process of designing your own custom South Africa safari!

Contact us today to find out more, or to begin your journey, simply enter your information into our booking page.

Contact us here and we’d be delighted to get back in touch and help you start planning your African adventure!

The African Touch is New Zealand's best one-stop shop for your African safari tours! We offer affordable packages and safari vacations for groups, seniors and for the whole family. Experience African safari today!

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