Umkulu Safari and Canoe Trails were established in 1996 by two student paddlers and wildlife enthusiasts. These were the days where adventure and the unknown drove Hennie & Steve to explore the great rivers of Africa. They ended up travelling and overlanding, paddling and exploring all over Africa. They travelled to Southern and Eastern Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Swaziland and Mozambique. Specializing in overland tours, small group safari adventures and river rafting tours.
Umkulu Safari and Canoe Trails have established excellent working relationships with small adventure and tour operators in Africa. We have collaborated with local operators to offer the best experiences available. We have endeavoured to uphold our reputation for offering value for money adventures in Africa. We believe that our adventures should not be synonymous with unreliability, but instead be focusing on sustainability and responsibility. We have added a level of comfort without losing the sense of experiences on all our trails.
Our river & safari crew strives to respect, admire and honour the routes of nature. We would like you to join us on a lifestyle of adventure. We encourage you not to be a tourist on our river or safari trails, but rather a fellow adventure traveller. Hennie is still leading river and safari trails in Southern Africa and all our guides are trained in-house and then certified by the local associations.
APA: African Paddling Association
FGASA: Field Guide Association of Southern Africa
We pride ourselves on our tailor-made experience, and we are flexible to design the perfect adventure for you, your friends and family. Join our team at Umkulu and experience some of the best river adventures in Africa!