After realizing their dream of living and working in Africa, Kent Redding and Kelly McElroy returned to the United States to open Africa Adventure Consultants. We provide outstanding safari experiences resulting in highly satisfied customers, support of African people, and conservation of African wildlife and ecosystems. Like no other continent in the world, Africa offers breathtaking scenery, unparalleled wildlife, and rich cultures. For travelers with an adventurous spirit, there is no better place for your next holiday. Armed with experience, knowledge and creativity, we can help you plan your next great adventure. If your dream is to adventure in Africa, we’re here to help.
Africa Adventure Consultants believe that a visit to Africa shouldn’t just be a trip – it should be the adventure of a lifetime.
We design custom safaris for the ultimate african wildlife experience. From family adventures and honeymoons, to professional photography trips for groups, our personalized trips are designed expressly for you and your group. From start to end, expert guides and experienced professionals support a seamless adventure, with unique accommodations and inspiring activities. With over 20 years of experience, we take care of all the details, every step of the way so you can immerse yourself entirely in the experience.
We plan your trip around your interests, and your budget and length of stay. We have a great team of professional and very knowledgeable guides and representatives who will be with you throughout your trip. We put these trips, so your accommodations (luxury or budget) are carefully chosen to make sure you get a good “mix” of places to stay. Those properties will range from the Ultra Luxury Hotels to Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses with charm. All will be well-located, clean and safe. Your hosts are warm and welcoming and always go the extra mile. We invite you to our offices for an interview with us. (Conference calls and emails work well too for those outside of Denver).This way we can talk about your particular interests, available time for the trip and your budget.
African Wilderness Safaris Is a small family ran safari company that specializes in tailor made holidays to East Africa. Our focus is to help you choose the style of safari that suits you. Every itinerary can be altered to fit your interests. Each safari is unique and will immerse you in East African wildlife, astonishing landscape and tribal culture that few tourists see or experience.
With over 15 year of experience our professional safari guides are NOLS graduates, college educators, and mountaineers with formal training and various certifications such as wilderness first responders (WFR), first aid, and other outdoor leadership achievements. We have a a great deal of experience in leading groups of travelers and take great pride in our depth and breadth of knowledge in this region, East African culture, and wildlife.
In the early 1970’s, Joy Adamson, naturalist, artist and author of the best-selling book and subsequent film “Born Free”, which describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa, approached then travel agent Alana Hayden about creating ‘Born Free’ safari groups as a fund raising arm of her organization, Elsa Wild Animal Appeal. Having created and led the first ‘Born Free Safari’ to Africa for the Elsa Wild Animal Appeal, Alana was inspired to return home to the U.S. and lead the way in the creative journey for the traveler, by introducing to the general public affordable private safaris, as well as scheduled safaris that had all the features of a custom trip incorporating small properties and off the beaten track cultural interactions. Alana went on to found the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA) – an organization that educates members of the travel industry how to select the best safari for the traveler and how to make sure that the safari could be booked with confidence. APTA is now world-wide and has over a thousand safari professionals as its members. For over 35 years Born Free Safaris has been providing the kind of expertise, experience, personal service and attention to the details that matter to the discriminating traveler that you would expect from a company from which the mold of all African Safari and Tour operators were made.
We are a small hands-on company specializing in East and Southern Africa. The Deeper Africa travel experience has evolved out of our deep love for Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and the Swahili Coast. When you come with us, you are more than a tourist. You are received as a guest by guides, outfitters, lodge and camp staffs, tribal groups, and researchers. All are highly regarded for their knowledge, celebrated for their commitment to Africa’s future, and keenly appreciated for their warmth and charm. Because we specialize in East and Southern Africa, we have developed contacts that enable us to give you unparalleled access to places you’d never find on your own.
ELI’s full name, Experiential Learning International, reflects our philosophy. We believe that the most compelling life lessons come through experience, and that international experiences are among the most profound influences on our sense of self and our view of the world. We see learning as a lifelong journey: our participants have ranged in age from 18 to 82 and come from all over the world. To date we have had participants from 44 countries! Many of our volunteers have gone on to work in the non-profit sector, or even form their own foundations.
Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable. Our program fees are among the lowest. Our relationships with our foreign partners are based on mutual trust and respect. We work hard to build long lasting relationships with all our partner organizations and take pride in the long term benefits the communities we work in have experienced as a result of the hard work done by ELI volunteers.
Cherri Briggs, owner and president of EXPLORE INC, spent much of her youth on a remote cattle ranch in Nevada. Perhaps this “wild and free” childhood catalyzed her zest for adventure and respect for indigenous people. After almost twenty years of combing the African continent, from crossing the Bayuda Desert of Sudan to luxuriating in the elegant hotels of Cape Town, she remains committed to offering incomparable African travel experiences to her clients, and continues to personally seek the ultimate in adventure travel for herself. Beyond the love of exploration is a strong commitment to utilizing her travels and her business as a tool for supporting projects which preserve conservation and help local people across the continent.
Established in 1996, IMEC was created to promote responsible and sustainable connections between travellers and the people of developing mountain regions of the world. Since 2003 IMEC has been focusing its efforts on the porters employed on Mount Kilimanjaro through its local initiative, the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).
Brooke earned a Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Combined with a minor in Cultural Anthropology and a concentration in Contemporary Art, she dreamed of writing for National Geographic. However, during a semester in Spain she caught the travel bug and when the opportunity to be part of the opening team of W San Diego came her way, Brooke headed west to dive into the world of luxury hospitality. Before moving to Boulder, Colorado to manage a boutique inn, she took six months off to road trip around North America. After a year at the inn, she took a year off to travel around the world, including an extended stay in South Africa. Brooke then worked for a private travel company for 8+ years, and in her role as Vice President of Marketing produced international video and photo shoots, secured invaluable media placements, spearheaded the creation of adventure travel tours, and more. As of 2019, she has traveled to 55 countries on 5 continents. She is married to Johann Vanzyl, whose company Far Country Collection does similar work for additional safari entities across Africa.