With vast natural wonders and an incredible network of warm, friendly locals, Africa is a unique continent that cannot fail to captivate the souls of those who venture here.
Our Meet the People Tours in Africa explore a wide range of destinations and experiences, from encounters with extraordinary wildlife in Swaziland to meeting the producers of coffee in Malawi and Fairtrade wine in South Africa. We also visit cocoa producers in Ghana for those who want to learn more about the people behind your favourite tasty treat.
03 Oct to 16 Oct 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY
South Africa is a big and truly beautiful country with a unique history. This holiday explores the wide-open spaces, culture and history of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of the country. Visits to Fairtrade wine and fruit producers and a variety of other development projects help us to better understand life in this complex country. After arriving in Cape Town and enjoying a few days in the university town of Stellenbosch, we fly north to Upington on the edge of the Kalahari Desert visiting dried fruit producers...
26 Oct to 07 Nov 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY
Ghana is often described as "Africa's friendliest country" and as we enjoy the country's natural beauty, history and culture we can expect a warm "AKWAABA!" everywhere we go. After exploring the capital Accra we travel north to visit Traidcraft partners Serendipalm to see how the palm oil in Traidcraft's Clean & Fair household cleaning range is produced. Moving further north, we spend time with Kuapa Kokoo and the farmers who not only grow the cocoa for Divine Chocolate but also own a majority share in the company. We'll...
01 Jun to 13 Jun 2019 - NEARLY GUARANTEED
It's not for nothing that Malawi is often called 'the warm heart of Africa'. This tour will take you off the beaten track to the less-visited northern part of the country where you will find stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and warm-hearted people. From the exotic shores of Lake Malawi, watching fishermen in dug-out canoes against a backdrop of palm trees, to the undulating plateaux of the great highlands and the Nyika National Park, northern Malawi is unspoilt Africa at its very best. You will meet coffee farme...
10 Jun to 21 Jun 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY
The Kingdom of Swaziland may be the smallest country in the southern hemisphere but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in experiences! Our journey takes us to the iconic Swazi Candles, Ngwenya Glass and the much celebrated Chilli Grandmas at Black Mamba, but we also discover some of Swaziland's newest fair trade groups, where young entrepreneurs with enthusiasm and determination receive support and training enabling them to thrive. As we cross over the border from South Africa we are greeted with the stu...
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