Swagman Tours publish annually three brochures offering ideas for your travels to Africa, and also a brochure for India & Sri Lanka, for your consideration. While we try to include most of the popular and some lesser-known highlights in each region, they are by no means exhaustive – there are too many options to publish! – follow our facebook page and join up to receive our newsletter to keep abreast of our latest specials and new tours.
Swagman Africa is a collection of products addressing the primary, and also the hidden, highlights across Southern and East Africa. Including a range of safari tours and activities, from camping to 5-star luxury lodge accommodation. This brochure is to be used as a starting point for your exploration, and shows a little of what you might find in Africa. Awesome adventures, breathtaking scenery, incredible wildlife: there is far more to see than what we can possibly publish in one brochure, and our experienced travel planners will work with you to create the best possible itinerary. New for 2019 is the inclusion of tours showcasing Malawi, Morocco, Ethiopia & Egypt.
Swagman Tours is the Australian sales agent for Sunway Safaris, an African tour operator specialising in Small-Group overland journeys across Southern Africa. Each tour includes the regional highlights and has its own special focus, operating with 2 guides and 4-12 passengers to enable an intimate African safari experience. Travelling in purpose-built vehicles, tours range in duration from 9-22 days with accommodation in tents or modest chalets, and solo travellers can opt to share with no extra supplement necessary. More intrepid explorers may like to take the unscripted Expeditions where the journey is the adventure, not the destination. The most popular tour for Aussies is the Wild parks tour, offered with more frequency in 2019.
Swagman Tours is an Australian sales agent for Nomad African Adventures, an African tour operator with an extensive overland tour network covering East and Southern Africa. From the gorillas of Uganda to the whales of South Africa, Nomad offers the price-conscious traveller friendship, fun and adventure plus the security that group travel brings. The tour programme comprises over 130 scheduled departures across 16 countries to offer opportunities for unrivalled cultural interaction, heart-stopping adventure, majestic scenic beauty and the most incredible wildlife on the planet. The 2019 brochure includes the popular Small-Group Adventure Tours, maximum 12 people travelling in the “business-class” overland vehicle; and the schedule of Diving Tours featuring the annual Sardine Run, Sharks, and the coral reefs of Sodwana Bay is published to combine with other land-based safari & adventure trips.
Our India & Sri Lanka brochure suggests some itineraries for independent touring to maximise your enjoyment of this colourful sub-continent without the stress of arranging the details on your own, all the while ensuring your comfort and safety. If you prefer to travel in a group, we offer one group departure yearly, escorted by a Swagman Tours representative to ensure everything runs smoothly. New inclusions are the Palace on Wheels luxury train journey (with other routes available) and two Wellness Retreats, Ananda & Atmantan.
Nepal & Bhutan are growing in popularity as add-ons to the India programme; best get there before they get crowded!
Browse our web pages for our new Middle East adventures. We are working now on a brochure for this destination where its amazing playground is as diverse as it is enthralling, with immense depth of history (ie. Jordan) juxtaposed with sparkling contemporary icons (Emirates). Don’t miss the amazing World Expo 2020 starting in October.
We occasionally feature a small selection of Australia tour itineraries that we are pleased to offer on behalf of our partner Platinum Journeys, visiting some spectacular areas in our own backyard. If you’ve travelled with Swagman within Australia before, chances are you travelled with Paul and Liz, who created and now operate independently as Platinum Journeys. Our Australia section will list anything that is available.
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