Close Encounters is a tour operator which specializes in small group, personalized, budget-conscious trips to Africa. Most of our tours take place within South Africa, allowing us to showcase the magnificence of this "world in one country". All of our trips are accompanied by knowledgeable local guides and the size of each group is limited to 8 persons, offering an intimate experience that would be difficult to find anywhere else. We have been operating since 1998, and have successfully completed many tours with hundreds of happy guests.
Come and have fun with us - you will not be disappointed!
Close Encounters truly cares about the wildlife of Africa. We hold a number of fundraising events every year, and all of the proceeds are donated to conservation. In addition, $50 out of every booking is added to this fund. Our primary beneficiary is Rhino Revolution - click on the image below to find out more: -
Latest News - September 2021
Greetings once again from South Africa! Back in May we told you that experts were predicting a long and very cold winter, and they weren’t wrong. With a least 10 separate snowfall events and a series of cold fronts which swept through the country, this has been one of the coldest winters in decades, if not in living memory. Snow was recorded in some very unusual locations, and ...