Welcome to our Travel Calendar page of journeys led by myself, Nadia Eckhardt, and other field experts. I plan on leading both African safaris as well as small ship expeditions in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and invite you to join me! In addition, we offer several unique adventures with veteran leaders, such as Dr. Mark Brazil, Ella Bauer, and Lynne Greig, among others. Africa Easy & Expedition Easy has been involved in the tour planning for some of these trips working with our preferred partners (Silversea & Zegrahm Expeditions and others) and can offer expert advice on both destinations and itineraries.

Please check back as we will continue to add new adventures, and confirm the currently tentative calendar for 2018 & 2019. If you are interested one of the trips below, please contact us for details.

See you out there!

Nadia Eckhardt
Founder of Africa Easy & Expedition Easy

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2017

JANUARY 2017
ship_icon Glory of Cuba with Lynda Murphy
Lynda Murphy invites you to experience Cuba’s fascinating culture, art, history, and nature. Now is the time to visit.

MARCH 2017
lion_iconAfrican Safari: Victoria Falls, Zambia, Botswana & Cape Town with Ella Bauer
Join Ella Bauer on this specially-designed safari taking in the best of game-rich Botswana, the mighty Victoria Falls and the stunning Cape Town.

ship_iconAsia’s Subtropical Isles: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan
Join Lynne Greig and friends and experience warm welcomes and legendary Filipino hospitality as you visit remote islands and cultural heritage sites to learn about daily life and local traditions aboard the 100-guest Caledonian Sky.

ship_iconCuba Under Sail
Travel with ease aboard the intimate, 56-guest sailing ship Le Ponant, the perfect way to see the sights and enjoy the exquisite coastal scenery. Nadia Eckhardt, Lynne Greig and friends will be aboard.

lion_iconExplorer’s Africa Cruise
A delight for both birders and botany-lovers alike, expect sensational experiences during this epic voyage. This adventure explores some of the more remote and least populated areas along the West African coast.

APRIL 2017
lion_iconAtlantic Islands & African Shores
Explore in the wake of the world’s discoverers, as we travel from Ghana in West Africa to Morocco. Our “Atlantic Islands and African Shores” expedition offers guests an array of opportunities to steep themselves in history, experience disparate cultures, and travel against a variety of backdrops.

lion_iconRemote Botswana & South Africa Photo Safari
Experience Mashatu, “Land of the Giants” and Mala Mala, the jewel of the Big 5 reserves in South Africa in one  7-night safari. Spend time with professional photographers in Mashatu’s photography hides where they will assist in capturing some of the most unique angles resulting in exceptional quality photos.

MAY 2017
ship_iconJapan – Hokkaido: Garden of the Gods with Dr. Mark Brazil & Mayumi Brazil
Join naturalist guide Dr. Mark Brazil, and culturalist Mayumi Brazil, on a journey to Hokkaido, Garden of the Gods. See this fascinating region’s national parks, wildlife, and culture, with the Brazils, local residents.

lion_iconPrivate Morocco Family Trip
Nadia Eckhardt will be leading a family on trip of a lifetime through Morocco. This is a private family trip. To view a sample itinerary, visit our Treasures of Morocco trip page. For more information about private family tours, please contact us.

JUNE 2017
lion_iconZimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi
Join South African local, Ella Bauer, on this personally designed “Fly In Safari.” Explore the highlights of Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi, from Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, to Lake Malawi.

lion_iconMt. Kilimanjaro Climb with Kambona
Hike up the scenically beautiful “Coca Cola Route” alongside experienced guide Kambona and his crew. They will carry your supplies and cook for you with organic fresh produce all the way through the trip.

JULY 2017
ship_iconBest of the Baltic
Explore the Best of the Baltic alongside Nadia Eckhardt and Lynne Greig. Discover the scenic beauty of Bornholm Island, graced with rolling countryside, charming villages, unique round churches, and the impressive ruins of Hammershus Castle.

AUGUST 2017
lion_iconZambia Safari & Rwanda Gorilla Trek
Combining the contemplative beauty of the wide open savannahs of Zambia with the deep forests of the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda, so rich in biodiversity, makes this truly an expedition like no other. Explore three of Africa’s greatest national parks and more with Dr. Mark & Mayumi Brazil.

lion_iconRwanda & Uganda Gorilla Trek & Safari
Join Nadia Eckhardt on a Chimpanzee Trek, Gorilla Trek and more in Rwanda & Uganda.

SEPTEMBER 2017
lion_iconNamibia ‘My Way’ Fly & Drive Safari
From the capitol city of Windhoek, discover the Namib Desert, spectacular birding on a marine cruise in Walvis Bay Harbor, the wilderness area of Purros Valley, and the Omboroko Mountains. Discover on a Namibia ‘My Way’ Fly & Drive Safari in a small group, fully-guided journey.

OCTOBER 2017
lion_iconSouth Africa In One Country
Explore on a program designed to showcase South Africa in One Country. Begin in the diverse Western Cape, drive along the Panorama Route to Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve for unforgettable safari game drives and more!

lion_iconDiscover Madagascar with Daniel Razafimandimby
Join our specialist Malagasy leader, Daniel Razafimandimby, on an incredible 11-day journey that highlights the best that Madagascar has to offer – 49 species of lemurs, intriguing chameleons and more

NOVEMBER 2017
ship_iconPrivate Touring India
Explore magical destinations such as the “Pink City”, Jaipur, sacred Varanasi to the temples of Khajuraho and of course the legendary Taj Mahal.

DECEMBER 2017
lion_iconIslands & World Heritage Sites of the Indian Ocean
Roam the eastern coast of Africa, and revel in the natural wonders, intriguing cultures and relaxed way of life here.

2018

JANUARY 2018
lion_iconAfrica By Air – Tanzania Fly & Drive Safari
Search for the “big five” land animals in incredible places like the wildlife Ngorongoro Crater & visit Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti.

ship_iconGlory of Cuba with Nadia Eckhardt
Nadia Eckhardt invites you to experience Cuba’s fascinating culture, art, history, and nature.

FEBRUARY 2018

ship_iconSouthern Iceland, Land of Fire, Ice & Lights
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to observe the wonder and magic of the northern lights. Expedition Easy has designed this itinerary for travel during fall/winter, with focus on the Lights.

APRIL 2018

lion_iconZimbabwe Safari & Matsuadona: Lake Kariba Cruiser
A unique Zimbabwe experience combining Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park & Matsuadona National Park with a full time Africa Easy Tour Leader.

lion_iconMara Mara Green Season Safari with Johan van Zyl
Experience the Mara Triangle, home to an incredible array of wildlife and dramatic backgrounds with some of the most incredible light you could ever wish for. A true photographers dream!

ship_iconCanal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia
Aboard the Hebridean Sky this trip is combined of culture, history, stunning architecture and snorkeling and diving coral reefs. Combine this trip with Circumnavigation of Cuba with Nadia Eckhardt

ship_iconCircumnavigation of Cuba
Aboard the Hebridean Sky this trip is a way to truly immerse yourself in Cuban culture as well as visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Have the opportunity to view colorful tropical fish, turtles, stingrays and other sea creatures while you snorkel over some beautiful healthy coral reefs.

MAY 2018

ship_iconWonders of Japan with Nadia Eckhardt
Experience scenic, compelling Japan, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas in luxury on board exclusively chartered ‘L’Austral.’

JUNE 2018

lion_iconMt. Kilimanjaro Climb with Kambona Ole Tirra Mollel 
Kruger The Itinerary below is a scenically beautiful trail up Mt. Kilimanjaro, and also longer and gentler than Umbwe or Marangu – the “Coca Cola Route”.

ship_iconHokkaido: Japan’s Land of the Ainu, with Dr. Mark Brazil
Join naturalist guide Dr. Mark Brazil, and culturalist Mayumi Brazil, on a journey to Hokkaido, Garden of the Gods. See this fascinating region’s national parks, wildlife, and culture, with the Brazils, local residents.

JULY 2018

lion_iconKruger Photo Safari with Johan van Zyl
Kruger National Park speaks for itself, a destination filled with so many incredible action-packed sightings, a variety of habitats and a vast array of wildlife from ranging from big to small, furry & feathered. Many have visited in the past but our Kruger Photo Safari will open up a side of the park you’ve never encountered before.

AUGUST 2018

lion_iconCape Town, Hwange Safari & Victoria Falls with Nadia Eckhardt
Discover South Africa and Zimbabwe in a small group, fully-guided journey. This 15-day itinerary starts in the captivating city of Cape Town where you will spend a few days exploring the city and its surrounds.

lion_iconUganda Gorilla & Chimp Trekking & Birding with Dr. Mark & Mayumi Brazil
Uganda is the Pearl of Africa and commonly regarded as “gifted by nature”. This itinerary offers amazing wildlife adventures from the Murchison Falls National Park home to over 71 mammal species to the Chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest Area to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to 240 mountain gorillas.

SEPTEMBER 2018

ship_iconNorthern / Western Galapagos with Jack Grove
Travel in the company of an expert marine biologist and photographer – in addition to our naturalist guides. Aboard M/V Origin.

ship_iconSouthern Galapagos with Jack Grove
Travel in the company of an expert marine biologist and photographer – in addition to our naturalist guides. Aboard M/V Origin.

lion_iconSouth Africa In One Country with Ella Bauer  
Explore on a program designed to showcase South Africa in One Country. Begin in the diverse Western Cape, drive along the Panorama Route to Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve for unforgettable safari game drives and more!

lion_iconNamibia ‘ Our’ Way Fly & Drive Safari with Nadia Eckhardt
The 13-day itinerary encompasses highlights across the incredible country of Namibia. From the capitol city of Windhoek, discover the Namib Desert and the mighty Red Dunes of Sossusvlei, spectacular birding on a marine cruise in Walvis Bay Harbor, Twyfelfontein engravings and game viewing in Etosha National Park.

OCTOBER 2018
lion_iconTreasures of Morocco
Enjoy a 12-day Treasures of Morocco journey that encompasses the best of the country’s attractions. The diverse itinerary explores from the largest city in Morocco – Casablanca to renowned gardens in Marrakech.

lion_iconDiscover Madagascar with Daniel Razafimandimby
Join our specialist Malagasy leader, Daniel Razafimandimby, on an incredible 11-day journey that highlights the best that Madagascar has to offer – 49 species of lemurs, intriguing chameleons and more.

lion_iconFly Safari From Kenya to Botswana with Nadia Eckhardt
Join Africa Easy on a one of a kind fly safari experience combining the wide open plains and grasslands of Kenya, East Africa. Fly to the Masai Mara then on to Southern Africa, a night on the Zambezi River and finally to Botswana.

NOVEMBER 2018

lion_iconDiscover Madagascar with Daniel Razafimandimby
Join our specialist Malagasy leader, Daniel Razafimandimby, on an incredible 11-day journey that highlights the best that Madagascar has to offer – 49 species of lemurs, intriguing chameleons and more.

2019

JANUARY 2019

lion_iconEnchanting Ethiopia
Experience Ethiopia’s rich history, culture and diverse wildlife on this 17 day journey.

Please note, additional 2018 & 2019 trips are in development and will be confirmed soon.