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Tailor made trAVEL

Tailor Made Trips

We believe a great trip is all about a great experience. And all great experiences, start with an idea.

Whether you have a specific idea or vague notion of what you want to do, where you want to go and how long you would like to go for, Amanzi Travel can create the experience of a lifetime, to suit your individual needs. Our reputation has developed through a deep knowledge and interest in the countries and regions we operate in, and our specialists regularly travel to the regions you will be visiting, so we can offer invaluable advice and suggestions, and finally arrange a bespoke trip.

What Amanzi Travel can do for you...

We can organise as much or as little as you would like, combining the options of:-

  • volunteer projects
  • field guide or photography courses
  • overland trips
  • activities
  • local accommodation
  • Luxury safari lodge experiences
  • airport pick-ups
  • transfer between trips and projects
  • flights
  • travel insurance

You can find plenty of inspiration and information on this website. However, there's nothing to match the direct experience of our destination specialists, to put their first-hand knowledge into an action plan for you. Equally, the more we learn from you, the more we can strive to provide your own unique tailor-made experience. The same specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

What happens next?

  • Confirm the right itinerary for you
  • Contact Amanzi Travel to check availability and reserve your place
  • Book Now - complete your online Application Form
  • Pay your deposit to secure your place - £180 deposit for each volunteer project and overland tour, and 30% of the Course fee
  • Add “” to your email safe list
  • Your "My Journey" log-in will be sent to you, accessing your personal web page containing comprehensive pre-departure information.
  • Book flight, visit your doctor, take out travel insurance and apply for visa/police check (if needed)
  • Pay the balance of the fee, 12 weeks before your departure date
  • Get excited and start the Calendar Countdown!
"I feel I must add that I have done a good deal of travelling over the years, albeit never in Africa. So this Continent is a first for me, but I have been very impressed by the professional way that Amanzi Travel have dealt with all my arrangements and enquiries. I do recognise how busy you must be, however, you have always been accessible and have answered any queries I may of had, which is much appreciated. I would highly recommend your company."
Terry, UK, aged 54
Please call Amanzi Travel now on +44 (0) 117 253 0888 to arrange your unique Tailor-Made experience!

Mature Travel

Whether you are approaching retirement, already retired or just taking a well deserved break, Amanzi Travel welcomes mature volunteers on a wide variety of projects. Having worked hard all your life, now is the time to do the things you have always dreamed about. Whether you want to travel on your own, or with your grandchildren, children, partner or friend, Amanzi Travel has a wide range of options and choices for you.

It is often found that mature volunteers have the greatest impact on the volunteer projects and the communities in which they are based, and gain enormous fulfillment and satisfaction from their work.

No qualifications are required for the majority of them, only enthusiasm and a desire to use your life skills, experience and patience, to make a real difference to the people and wildlife in Africa!

What Amanzi Travel can do for you...

  • advise on volunteer projects, overland tours or courses that are more suitable for older volunteers
  • find out the ages of other volunteers on a particular project at a particular time
  • recommend particular locations which have accommodation suitable for couples, or for people who prefer private rooms, or a luxury upgrade
  • offer information on seasonal temperatures, and altitudes which may be experienced in each country
  • recommend countries, or areas within a country, that are malaria-free, or are low-risk
  • recommend particular countries which require more limited injections
  • recommend suitable activities and local accommodation
  • organize airport pick-ups
  • organize transfers between trips and projects
  • arrange a quote for flights
  • recommend travel insurance
"My friend and I were the only 'mature' (post retirement) volunteers in the house, but we really enjoyed working alongside enthusiastic youngsters from all over the world. We both felt rejuvenated by the experience! ...we learnt to live by African time, never rushing, always having time for a laugh and a joke!"
Jane, aged 62 (Zambia Healthcare and Community Development project)
If you are 40 years of age or over, please call Amanzi Travel now on +44 (0) 117 253 0888 to find out more!

Group Travel

Hassle-free, done-for-you, discounted rates, on-time and on-budget, Group Travel experiences, for groups of classmates, teammates, colleagues, family or friends.

Our fantastic Group Travel experiences are not only an incredible adventure for a group of people wanting to do something different, and to get a real insight into life in the developing world, but they also provide an opportunity for team building and developing leadership skills.

Schools, colleges, universities, Clubs, Duke of Edinburgh

An African adventure brings learning to life for young people. It will stretch comfort zones, teach life skills and expand minds outside the classroom. It will challenge boundaries and expose your group to the real Africa. The aim of each school trip abroad is to promote a sense of adventure, leadership, responsibility and international understanding, preparing young people to meet challenges of the future with confidence and compassion.

Our specialists are here to inspire and inform you and help you design an unforgettable and life-changing opportunity for young adventurers, whether it is to achieve specific learning objectives, or simply to experience a period of personal discovery in a foreign environment.

We will recommend a project based on ability, duration, activity, cost, location and personal skills. Safety is always a priority, especially for young people, and a full orientation is provided, plus a 24 hour support system, in country and in the UK.

What are the benefits to young people of doing a volunteer project?

  • opportunity to improve team-building, leadership and motivation within a group
  • encourage transferrable skills and develop an understanding of the world
  • exposed to new and stimulating situations
  • encouraged to plan, research and learn about new countries, cultures and priorities
  • encourage student personal development and self-fulfillment set in a unique and dramatic backdrop of Africa.
  • improve career prospects and help to stand out from the crowd
  • build confidence, both now and for the future
  • experience two cultures interacting in harmony with a common aim
  • a fun side too - white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing, fishing, quad biking etc
  • opportunity to set up a blog about the trip, and use social media
  • opportunity to fundraise for the trip, & try different ideas and suggestions – this may sound daunting at first, but may end up as fun too!
"Volunteering takes you out of your comfort zone but it was rewarding to meet the challenges head-on. Meeting the locals and helping them is an experience I will never forget. You can learn so much from how happy they are despite having so little."
If you would like us to help prepare an experience for your group of young adventurers, and see what group discounts we can offer, please do contact Gemma on
+44 (0) 117 253 0888 - she'd love to help.

Friends & Family

Whether you are in the fortunate position of travelling with your children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or any other family member, or whether you are travelling with a group of like-minded friends, let our committed travel team find the perfect volunteer project for you.

There are a number of volunteer projects that are more suitable for teenage travellers, and likewise for older volunteers, and there are particular overland trips that specifically welcome young persons aged 6 ­ 17 years, travelling with parents on a tour.

"I was shocked because I took so many things in my life for granted and these children had literally nothing and still you could see so much happiness in their faces. They had nothing, but somehow had everything and enjoyed every minute, they saw their world with very different eyes than how we, the volunteers, saw it."
Stephanie & Adriana (sisters), Venezuela/USA (St Lucia Orphan & Aids Education Project)
For those seeking adventure and discovery, our team will be delighted to suggest ideas to complement your own. Call Amanzi Travel now on +44 (0) 117 253 0888.

Corporate Travel

Amanzi Travel provides high quality business travel services, whether you are a multinational organisation or an individual corporate traveller. Our reputation has developed through a deep knowledge and interest in the countries and regions we operate in, and our specialists regularly travel to the regions you will be visiting, so we can offer invaluable advice and suggestions and finally arrange a bespoke trip. We offer a dedicated staff member assigned to your account, who will advise and fulfil your individual requirements.

What are the benefits of volunteering with your colleagues?

  • Staff development - developing leadership and team working skills of your employees
  • Boost motivation – the difference in staff returning from a period volunteering abroad can be phenomenal!
  • Valuable and fulfilling alternative for staff than “normal” training
  • Reward key personnel with an incredible opportunity & motivate staff. This will not only provide an amazing experience for your rewarded staff but will also act as an attractive incentive to the whole workforce.
  • Attract great graduates and experienced staff in a competitive market
  • Organisations can meet their Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, by supporting employees to undertake volunteer projects in developing countries
  • Supporting individual career break opportunities can complement a company’s investment of staff training
  • Encourages staff loyalty, as companies who are flexible and offer career break options often attract and retain some of the best employees.
"I just wanted to touch base to say a huge thank you for enabling the Community Project experience in Zambia for Fresenius Kabi conference delegates. The team were a pleasure to work with and the event was well organised given the size of our group. Needless to say, the experience had an overwhelmingly positive effect on our delegates, they absolutely loved the day and many cited it as 'one of the best days of their lives'. The memories of their contribution to the local community will remain with them forever and we consider ourselves very lucky to have had this opportunity through your facilitation"
Fresenius Kabi (Corporate Volunteer Day, Zambia - 2008)

Luxury Travel

A perfect way to end your unforgettable volunteer experience!

Tempted by a little bit of luxury? If you fancy relaxing and revitalising your body and mind after a long flight with award-winning accommodation, exquisite cuisine in stunning surroundings, and highly trained and deeply knowledgeable staff, then this is the place for you.

From luxurious en-suite bathrooms, private decks, plunge pools, comfy sofas and large outdoor fireplaces, breathtaking vistas, to having the warm Indian Ocean right outside your hotel door! Why not treat yourself to a little bit of luxury?

Zanzibar, Tanzania, The Palms - Zanzibar

The Palms - Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility...a place to stimulate the senses and experience the very best of the Island of Zanzibar. It is Zanzibar's most exclusive, private resort with just six villas in a personalised and intimate setting.... the perfect, romantic getaway.
Zanzibar, Tanzania, Breezes Beach Club and Spa

Breezes Beach Club and Spa

Zanzibar, Tanzania
Breezes Beach Club & Spa is an ideal choice for those in search of a romantic getaway.  Set in beautiful, tropical, landscaped gardens on a pristine beach, close to Stone Town, Breezes Beach Club & Spa is famous for its attention to detail, intimate and private dining, its Zanzibar décor with stunning carvings, glistening brass and rich fabrics creating an elegant and unique atmosphere.
Zanzibar, Tanzania, Baraza Resort and Spa

Baraza Resort and Spa

Zanzibar, Tanzania
This beautiful, fully inclusive boutique resort, with thirty villas, evokes the heritage of Zanzibar dating back to the era of the Sultans.  Comprising a fusion of Arabic, Swahili and Indian design, with Swahili arches, intricate hand carved cement décor, beautiful antiques, hand made furniture and intricate brass lanterns, Baraza will offer unparalleled standards of luxury on the Island of Zanzibar.
Windhoek, Namibia, Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary Lodge

Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary Lodge

from £175
(1 night)
Windhoek, Namibia
Experience African wildlife at its best while staying in real luxury at the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary lodge/villas which are situated just 42 km east of Windhoek - a truly unique and beautiful location. The lodge offers a wide range of optional activities where visitors can get to experience the incredible work done at the sanctuary for wildlife in need, including Big Cats, Rhino the African Wild Dog to mention just a few.
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