Africa small group tours for mature and senior travellers
Odyssey Travel are small group escorted tour travel specialists. Our small group tours Africa are tailor-made for mature travellers, be they over 50, over 60, or over 70, travelling as a couple or as a solo traveller . We have been offering specialised adventure and educational programs with a knowledgable tour guide since 1983 that have included an Africa tour. Our small group tours of Africa from Australia are just part of almost 200 escorted tours we offer each year. This organisation grew from a collection of member universities across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, too today be one of the leading small group tour operators for the mature and senior traveler. Odyssey is now the leading small group tour organisation for the mature traveller, with countless trips to unique and intriguing parts of the world.
18 daysNov, Jan
Egypt tour: escorted small group history & cultural tour of Egypt
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.
From A$10,750 AUDView Tour
20 daysOct, Mar, Apr
Morocco tour for mature & senior travellers
Morocco is a gateway: step through and discover a world of colour, diversity and wonder to Meknes, Rabat and more unlike anything you have experienced before. Rich traditions and heritage are explored and visited on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers couples and solo travellers.
From A$9,995 AUDView Tour
16 daysApr, Aug, Sep
Madagascar Small Group Tour | The island of Lemurs & Avenue of Baobabs
On this small group tour we explore the country’s natural wonders as well as its colonial past. Madagascar has a range of extraordinary plant and animal life which we will have the chance to view in the island’s National Parks and Nature Reserves. While on the tour we will also learn about both the Portuguese and French periods of control.
From A$14,295 AUDView Tour
Namibia Wildlife and Culture Tour for Seniors
A small group tour for seniors and couples to Southern Africa for couples and solo travellers. Namibia shares borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia is home to the oldest desert of the earth. Despite its parched reputation, Namibia is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations.
From A$10,635 AUDView Tour
Southern Africa Tour | Fully Escorted Africa Tour for Seniors
Visiting Botswana, South Africa
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.
From A$12,095 AUDView Tour
21 daysMay, Oct, Sep
Explore the History, Culture and Wildlife of West Africa: Ghana, Togo & Benin Tour The History, Culture & Wildlife explored
Visiting Benin, Ghana
This small group tour for couples and solo travelers concentrates on the history, culture and wildlife of coastal Central Africa. Meet the friendly local people and come to a greater understanding of just what has made them what they are today.
From A$12,995 AUDView Tour
15 daysOct, Apr, Sep
Tour of Tunisia
Join Odyssey Traveller on this small group tour of Tunisia in North Africa for couples and solo travellers, where Carthaginian ruins sit side by side with Roman monuments, grand Islamic mosques, Arabic souks and medina, and honeycomb-like Berber cave dwellings and hilltop villages.
From A$8,995 AUDView Tour
Odyssey offers a wide range of stimulating educational Africa tours with a learning bias in the daily itinerary. What differentiates us as a tour operator is that our tours and the journey created including those to Africa have an itinerary and a tour guide and are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment that is typically comprised of between 6 to 12 like-minded travellers. In Africa our small group tours will take you to Luxor , Casablanca and the bustling souks that define Moroccan culture, the red sea or the roman ruins in Tunisia or Algeria . All of our educational Africa tours to Southern Africa , North Africa , or East Africa through to Egypt and the middle east as well as Morocco reflect our philosophy to offer a wide range of educational, cultural, and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind going beyond spectacular scenery a game lodge and a African safari.
For trip and safari experience we offer on the African continent it is about an experience the journey not just the place. Of course visits to a private game reserve or national park on a South African tour to see the elephant or Wildebeest or watch the African sky at night create trip memories but this is all part of the collective African adventure experience that builds you overall awareness of the place from the culture, landscape and history. As a tour operator it is our quest on a trip to go deeper to explore providing the traveller with knowledge of the Nile and ancient Egypt and the links to Sicily or the atlas mountain and the dead sea , the history and relationships in Africa run on and on.
Odyssey Travel ‘s fully escorted travel programs offer a unique opportunity for the discerning adult to make the leap from tourist to traveller. We are constantly refining our programs and tour offerings to satisfy our travellers’ needs. Recently we added small group historical tours North Africa to the portfolio of places offered each year. The small group programs we offer are designed to broaden travellers’ knowledge in an informal atmosphere. Our small group travel tours with a tour leader typically takes between 14 to 21 days to complete. Odyssey caters towards both senior or mature couples and single travellers. We offer numerous membership benefits and discounts for return travellers.
We include many extra services at no additional cost, and our tours have no hidden extras. Simply refer to the “Inclusions” section of the detailed itinerary for the tour you are interested in, to see exactly what the tour fee covers.
Odyssey Travel are small group tour travel specialists. Our small group tours are tailor-made for mature travellers, be they over 50, over 60, or over 70, travelling as a couple or as a solo traveller . We have been offering specialised adventure and educational programs since 1983 our small group tours of Africa from Australia are just part of almost 200 escorted tours we offer each year. This organisation grew from a collection of member universities across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, too today be one of the leading small group tour operators for the mature and senior traveler. Odyssey is now the leading small group tour organisation for the mature traveller, with countless trips to unique and intriguing parts of the world.
Odyssey Travel ‘s fully escorted travel programs offer a unique opportunity for the discerning adult to make the leap from tourist to traveller. We are constantly refining our programs and tour offerings to satisfy our travellers’ needs. Recently we added small group historical tours North Africa to the portfolio of places offered each year. The small group programs we offer are designed to broaden travellers’ knowledge in an informal atmosphere. Our tours typically takes between 14 to 21 days to complete. Odyssey caters towards both senior or mature couples and single travellers. We offer numerous membership benefits and discounts for return travellers.
Whether travelling by yourself or with others, Odyssey Travel is the top choice for over 50, over 60, and over 70 travellers, which means that travelling companions are sure to share your interests. We publish regular articles on a range of matters that are important to travelers including South Africa history that provides an insight in to Cape Town, Soweto township or a South Africa safari and game lodge and Johannesburg its history and contemporary role today to assist your understanding of society on South Africa tour.
Revised Dec 2020
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.
Caves of Hercules, Morocco
Visit the cave of Hercules whilst on a Small group package tour of Morocco for mature and senior travellers. Morocco is an ancient country with a fascinating history too be explored by couples and single travellers.
Chefchaouen, Morocco Beautiful and otherworldly Chefchaouen in northwest Morocco, inland from Tangier in the Rif Mountains, is also known as the “blue city” due to its buildings and alleyways painted in shades of blue. It…
Continental Crossroads: Discover Morocco
Morrocco, ancient civilisation, blue city, white city, Berbers, The Romans, Portugese the history rolls on for this country in North Africa. Join a small group vacation package that tours Morocco. A tour of Morocco for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles over the course of the itinerary, the history, culture and landscape are all explored, from Fez to Marrakech or the Cave of Hercules.
Discover Central and West Africa: Ghana, Togo, Benin, and more
Central and West Africa has a rich and vibrant history, that is rarely properly explored. Odyssey provides a number of tour packages to Africa, with trips that include South […]
Discover Egypt with ten great books
Discover Egypt with ten great books Egypt captures the imagination and heart of us all. It is often our introduction to ancient history, and the mysteries of the pyramids and myths of pharaohs remain alive…
Egyptian linen treasures
Egyptian linen treasures Egypt has long held a place in the imagination of curious travellers. Many of us were introduced to the stories of pyramids, pharaohs and buried treasure as children, and since then, books…
Exploring Southern Africa: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
Exploring Southern Africa Southern Africa, a subregion of the African continent, is composed of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (The United Nations geographic region of Southern Africa, on…
Fez is the oldest city in Morocco, located in the northern part of the country on the banks of the Wadi Fez. The old town was originally composed of two fortified quarters divided by the river.
From Cairo to the NAC: Egypt Builds a New Capital City
From Cairo to the NAC: Egypt Builds a New Capital City On July 11, 2018 Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi laid the first stone of what was to become Egypt’s new capital. The city is…
Glasgow; Nelson Mandela Place
How Glasgow stood with the South African Leader Against Apartheid as part of learning about Scotland before joining a small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers.
Madagascar: For the Curious
Madagascar: For the Curious A stunning combination of jungles, beaches, and reefs, biodiversity awaits at every turn, thanks to its geographical isolation off the East coast of Africa. An abundance of wildlife […]
Marrakech's medina quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a dazzlingly colourful maze of alleyways and shops, the sights and sounds welcoming and enchating travellers.
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.
Nile River Cruise
The Nile River is the longest river in the world at 6695 kilometres long. Flowing from Uganda, through eleven countries, through to Egypt, it empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Egypt's Philae Temple is one of the most picturesque in the country and the complex is one of the most fascinating ancient sights in the world.
Portuguese in Africa: The Definitive Guide
The Portuguese in Africa The Kingdom of Kongo and the Transatlantic Slave Trade The Kingdom of Kongo was a former kingdom that dominated West Central Africa in the fourteenth century (Heywood, 2009). Located south of…
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.
Small group tour of a game reserve.
A small group escorted tour of Southern Africa will send visitors away from a safari with wonderful photographs and amazing experiences of wildlife, birds and truly magnificent scenery as the backdrop for stories on any of the South Africa modern "5" to see on a small group journey into the wildlife reserve.
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.
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.
The Fascinating History of the World's Oldest Library
Al-Qarawiyyin Library and University, Fez There is something magical about the medina, or old city, of Fez. Many liken it to stepping back in time as travellers get lost amongst the labyrinthine sandstone walls of…
The Literary Allure of Tangier
Morocco's Tangier, Europe's gateway to Africa, has been a haven for artists and writers over the centuries, drawn to its hotbed of culture.
The Pyramids and the Sphinx
Egypt is home to one of the only remaining wonder of the Ancient World: The Great Pyramids of Egypt. The pyramids are monumental tombs for pharaohs from the 4th dynasty and relics of Egypt's Old Kingdom era, constructed around 4,500 years ago.
The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco
The Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Morocco Not many people know that there are Roman ruins in the North African kingdom of Morocco. Near the modern-day city of Meknes, about 33 kilometres south of the city,…
Uncovering Ancient Egypt: What we can learn from Egyptologists
In this article, we will discover some of the pioneers of Egyptology, the great archaeologists, excavators and linguists who have helped us explore, understand and protect Ancient Egypt and its heritage.
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.
Avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday
Avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday For Odyssey Travellers we frequently look at the logistics of avoiding the crowds and queues on holiday. Fortunately, offering a diversity of small […]
Being Travel fit: The Definitive Guide
Being travel fit, in mind and body. In this article, we will discuss ways in which to treat your mind and body, ensuring you remain travel fit and enjoy your time as a mature-aged or…
Benefits of a small group tour for the mature and senior traveller
Article details the benefits of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, whether travelling as a couple or solo, in your 60's or beyond in your 80's. Advice on choosing a responsible touring company and things to consider post pandemic.
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.
Mature Travellers Footwear and Clothing Tips
Choosing Footwear and Clothing as a mature traveller. While our programme materials always contain advice on specific climates, there are a number of helpful general principles to bear in mind […]
Packing advice for Odyssey Traveller's small group escorted learning tours
Packing advice for mature and senior travellers taking a long haul flight to commence their vacation and a small group tour. Some travel tips on how to look at packing and organisation to minimise disruption to your vacation. Advice for couples and solo traveler joining a walking tour or discovery tours