Destination: Africa

Africa small group tours for mature and senior travellers

Odyssey Travel specializes in small group escorted tours, tailored for mature travellers aged over 50, 60, or 70, whether traveling as a couple or solo. Since 1983, they have provided custom adventure and educational programs led by knowledgeable tour guides, including captivating tours of Africa. Offering nearly 200 escorted tours annually, Odyssey’s roots trace back to a consortium of universities in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Today, it stands as a premier operator for small group tours catering to mature and senior travelers. Renowned as the top choice for the mature traveller, Odyssey curates numerous journeys to captivating and off-the-beaten-path destinations worldwide.

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Apr, Oct, Mar

Morocco tour for senior travellers

Visiting Morocco

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Morocco: A Gateway to a world of vibrant colors, cultural diversity, and endless wonder. Join our escorted small group tour designed for senior travellers, whether you're a couple or a solo adventurer, and immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Casablanca, Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakech and beyond. Experience the richness of Moroccan traditions and heritage as we explore this enchanting destination.

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Egypt tour valley of the kings

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Our small group program for senior and mature couples and solo travelers takes us to contemporary feats such as the Aswan Dam and also to current crucibles of the Egyptian experience such as Tahrir Square. Proof, were it needed, that Egypt’s role as the pivot of civilisation is far from ended. There is the opportunity to visit our Morocco, Jordan or Iran tours before embarking on this tour of Egypt.

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Madagascar small group tour

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Southern Africa Mature travelers affordable escorted small group tours

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Experience as a small group tour for couples and solo travellers, the beautiful landscapes of the Garden route and the unique wildlife at places such as Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Chobe Game Reserve. During the program participants will have the opportunity to learn about the culture, the politics and the social issues facing South African people in Soweto and more. How the natural resource managers are caring for their wildlife reserves in the face of land enclosure, climate change and poaching.

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Odyssey offers a diverse selection of educational tours across Africa, meticulously crafted to prioritize learning in each day’s itinerary. What distinguishes us is our focus on small group journeys for active, curious travelers, usually composed of 6 to 12 like-minded individuals. In Africa, our expeditions cover captivating destinations like Luxor, Casablanca, vibrant Moroccan souks, the Red Sea, and ancient Roman ruins in Tunisia or Algeria. Our educational tours throughout Southern Africa, North Africa, East Africa, Egypt, and the Middle East, including Morocco, embody our commitment to providing enriching cultural and heritage experiences beyond mere sightseeing.

When it comes to exploring the African continent with us, it’s all about embracing the journey, not just visiting different places. While encounters with wildlife in private reserves or national parks during a South African tour are undoubtedly memorable, they are just one part of the collective adventure that deepens your understanding of the region’s culture, landscapes, and history. As a tour operator, our aim is to delve deeper, offering insights into the Nile and ancient Egypt, connections to Sicily, the Atlas Mountains, the Dead Sea, and the extensive historical tapestry that defines Africa.

Odyssey Travel’s meticulously planned travel programs provide a unique avenue for discerning adults to transition from being mere tourists to true travellers. Continuously evolving our offerings to meet the needs of our clients, we have recently introduced small group historical tours in North Africa to our yearly selection of destinations. These small group tours, lasting between 14 to 21 days and led by experienced tour leaders, are designed to foster informal and insightful exploration, catering to senior couples, mature travellers, and solo adventurers alike. We take pride in delivering exceptional value, with no hidden costs, and a transparent breakdown of inclusions in each tour itinerary.

As specialists in small group travel, Odyssey Travel tailors its tours for mature travelers, whether over 50, over 60, or over 70, traveling independently or with a partner. With a legacy dating back to 1983, we offer a range of educational and adventurous programs, including our tours of Africa from Australia, among nearly 200 escorted tours annually. Initially established by universities across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, Odyssey has evolved into a premier tour operator for mature and senior travellers globally, renowned for our curated trips to captivating corners of the world.

Our fully escorted travel programs represent a seamless transition from being a conventional tourist to becoming an engaged traveller. Continually enhancing our tour options, we have recently integrated small group historical tours in North Africa into our annual lineup. Catering to diverse preferences, interests, and travel styles, our tours span from 14 to 21 days, offering plenty of time for immersive exploration. Whether you are a senior couple or a solo explorer, Odyssey Travel extends various membership benefits and loyalty discounts to enhance your travel experiences, ensuring that every journey with us is not just a trip but a transformative adventure.

Odyssey Travel stands out as the premier choice for solo or group travellers aged 50 and above, ensuring that your fellow travellers are like-minded and share your interests. Our publication features a variety of articles catering to travel enthusiasts, delving into topics like the rich history of South Africa, offering valuable perspectives on destinations like Cape Town, Soweto township, South Africa safaris, game lodges, and exploring the historical and modern significance of Johannesburg. These insights aim to deepen your understanding of South African society during your journey with Odyssey Travel.

Revised Dec 2020


Garden Route - South Africa

A history of South Africa for senior travellers

Escorted small group tour of South Africa provides a platform for the senior traveller interested in continuing to learn, whether as a couple or solo traveller about this fascinating country full of history and incredible people and amazing wildlife and stunning scenery. This article provides the background information for senior and mature travellers to begin their small group tour to South Africa.

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Caves of Hercules, Morocco

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

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Continental Crossroads: Discover Morocco

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Central and West Africa

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Ancient History of Egypt

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Egyptian linen treasures

Egyptian linen treasures

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Southern Africa Mature travelers affordable escorted small group tours

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Madagascar small group tour

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Ben Youssef Madrasa, Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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Meknes, Morocco

Meknes, imperial city, UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore and learn on a small group package tour to Morocco for mature and senior travellers that is offered each year. Program is those interested in history, culture and landscapes for couples or solo travellers.

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River Nile at Luxor in Egypt

Nile River Cruise

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Philae Temple

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Karnak Egypt

Questions about Egypt for senior travellers.

A small group tour to explore what remains of ancient Egypt. Visit Cairo, Luxor and the valley of the King and Queen plus Alexandria. A tour for senior and mature travellers.

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Giraffe among savanna in Africa -

Small group tour of a game reserve.

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Garden Route - South Africa

South Africa's garden route.

The Garden Route leaves the rich farmland and passes through the Karoo National Park which is a wildlife reserve of semi-desert area covering 750 square kilometres. Bushbuck and Blue Duikers are common in the forested areas, and Common Eland can be seen on the slopes up from the road.

28 May 20 · 6 mins read
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Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa

Soweto for the senior traveler

Soweto a must see for visitors interested in the history of South Africa. An Odyssey Traveller small group package vacation, escorted tour visits Soweto with a local guide who can share the stories of this historic place for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers.

27 Jun 20 · 4 mins read
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The Fascinating History of the World's Oldest Library

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The Literary Allure of Tangier

The Literary Allure of Tangier

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Egyptian small group tour

The Pyramids and the Sphinx

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1 Jan 20 · 5 mins read
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The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco

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25 Jan 24 · 7 mins read
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22 Nov 19 · 17 mins read
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Advice for Mature-Aged Solo Travellers

Advice for solo travellers seeking advice on holidays for solo travellers over 50. Odyssey has been offering small group tours for mature and senior travellers all around the world since 1983.

11 Nov 19 · 8 mins read
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Crowds and Queues on holiday

Avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday

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Benefits of a small group tour for the mature and senior traveller

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Rome at Sunset with San Pietro basilica, Sant'Angelo bridge and Tevere river in Roma, Italy

How to choose your next small group tour

Deciding on which tour company to choose maybe difficult, personal recommendation is a good start. At Odyssey Traveller we have been providing small group tours to mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers since 1983 to places all around the world.

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Mature Travellers Footwear and Clothing

Mature Travellers Footwear and Clothing Tips

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Packing advice for Odyssey Traveller's small group escorted learning tours

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