Real Africa

UK Based Travel Specialist

Real World Travel & Conservation 5 Market Street North Walsham Norfolk NR28 9BZ
Member Number: 20156 Tel: +44 1603 964 730

Real Africa is a leading safari specialist offering tailor-made and experiential travel to sub-Saharan Africa. It is part of Real World Travel & Conservation Ltd.

Conservation is crucially at the heart of what they do. As well as donating to their charity partners on behalf of every client who travels with them, (via The Real World Conservation Trust - UK registered charity 1177505), they also invite their clients to engage in conservation at a deeper level, with many opting to visit specific conservation or community projects during their safari, keen to gain a first-hand insight in to projects they actively support. Real Africa also fund-raise by organising special events with their partners here in the UK and by selling merchandise via the Real World Store.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Walking Safaris


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Explorers Against Extinction

Explorers Against Extinction is a wildlife conservation campaign organised by registered UK charity the Real World Conservation Trust (UK charity No 1177505). The primary aims of the campaign are to raise awareness about the threats facing the world’s most iconic species and their habitats while also raising significant funds for nominated projects pivotal in the battle to protect them. We have a range of initiatives including Sketch for Survival and the Young Explorer Programme. Our patrons include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Benedict Allen and Levison Wood.


13 February 2020

New Carbon for Conservation scheme launched - offset your flight emissions and help re-green Kenya and other wildlife areas

The charitable trust of Real World Travel & Conservation,  Explorers Against Extinction has launched an online carbon calculator tool offering a fast and easy way for people taking flights to offset their carbon footprint by contributing to vital tree planting and habitat protection programmes around the world. 100% of funds go to support three nominated projects.

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11 September 2019

Great Ape and Elephant Expert, Ian Redmond OBE to Headline 'On the Edge' Conservation Event at the RGS

Conservation charity Explorers against Extinction (EAE) is delighted to announce that tickets are now available to purchase for their fund-raising event, 'On the Edge' at London's Royal Geographical Society on November 14th. The event is the finale to EAE's autumn campaign which aims to inspire responsible travel and conservation while raising awareness about species extinction and funds for nominated projects, which this year include those in Uganda and Zimbabwe.

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03 July 2019

Teen's Record-Breaking 6,000km Solo Charity Cycle to End in Cape Town on Tuesday 9 July

19-year-old Jack O’Shea, from Norfolk, UK is nearing the end of a gruelling 6,000km solo cycle ride across Africa in aid of charity. O’Shea, who has been hospitalised twice and faced treacherous cycling conditions following heavy rains has now reached South Africa, the eighth and final country on his route.

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16 May 2019

Explorers against Extinction to help safeguard the world’s tallest mammal

Explorers against Extinction (EAE) is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the work of Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) in Uganda through its 2019 initiatives. EAE has pledged funds towards the translocation of critically endangered Nubian Giraffe from Murchison Falls to picturesque Pian Upe in the north-east of Uganda. Re-introduction of iconic species such as giraffe to the reserve will also help to bolster eco-tourism in this region, which includes neighbouring Kidepo. EAE is organised annually by UK based conservation charity the Real World Conservation Trust. The focus of the campaign is to raise awareness as well as funds to protect threatened wildlife and wild spaces.

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22 November 2018

Sketch for Survival - 476 artworks by celebrities & wildlife artists supporting Garamba NP, DRC.

Sketch for Survival comprises 476 artworks from wildlife artists & celebrities in 30 countries, depicting over 60 endangered species. They include a pink rhino from Dame Helen Mirren, an amorous woodcock from Nick Park, an indeterminate animals from Sir Ranulph Fiennes and many fine pieces from professional wildlife artists such as Karen Laurence Rowe and Gary Hodges. What better, unique Christmas present for someone than Mary Berry's starry elephant or a Judi Dench landscape...

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23 August 2018

Sketch for Survival wildlife art collection to be revealed on World Rhino Day

Real Africa is delighted to announce that this year’s Sketch for Survival collection will be revealed on World Rhino Day, 22 September.

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18 June 2018

Sketching a future for elephants - the 26 minute artworks with a wildlife conservation message

Sketch for Survival is a touring wildlife art exhibition in aid of conservation organised by the charitable trust of safari specialist Real Africa, the Real World Conservation Trust (RWCT).

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06 October 2017

Famous faces lead the fight to save Africa's endangered wildlife

Dozens of famous faces including Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Ray Mears and Sir Ranulph Fiennes have donated work to an unprecedented art collection called Sketch for Survival, part of the Explorers against Extinction campaign organised by the Real Africa Trust to help raise awareness about the threats to endangered animals including some of Africa's most iconic species.

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13 December 2016

Tshirts to help secure a future for elephants

Shop with Purpose this Christmas Free UK P&P at the Real World Store for ATTA members with code TRADE. The Real World Store is the online store for UK based safari specialist Real Africa. Via their charity the Real Africa Trust (UK registered charity No 1149508) they sell a range of merchandise with profits donated to wildlife conservation partners. Real Africa’s Tshirt campaign aims to sell 1100 Tshirts this Christmas and New Year in aid of charity Save the Elephants, raising enoug…

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22 August 2016

Real Africa Launches #RealRhinos Campaign in Aid of Save the Rhino International

Real Africa is delighted to launch their #RealRhinos campaign in aid of Save the Rhino International, which aims to highlight the plight of rhino in the wild and raise vital funds for rhino conservation. Real Africa, a UK based independent safari specialist with conservation at the heart of its ethos,  will be raising money for programmes supported by Save the Rhino, as well as raising awareness about the plight of rhinos in the wild by attending consumer shows and organising special fun…

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13 October 2015

Real Africa raises over £8,500 for Save The Elephants at 15th Anniversary event with Saba Douglas-Hamilton at the RGS

Award-winning safari specialist Real Africa raised over £8,500 for conservation charity Save The Elephants at its sell-out 15th Anniversary event, held at the Royal Geographical Society in London last Thursday 8 October. Special guest, wildlife filmmaker and conservationist, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, took to the stage of the Ondaatje Theatre for well over an hour captivating the packed theatre with tales of her childhood growing up in Africa, her career in film and television and about her…

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03 September 2015

Saba Douglas-Hamilton, star of the BBC's new series 'This Wild Life', announced as special guest speaker at Real Africa's 15th Anniversary event.

Real Africa is delighted to announce that well-known conservationist, TV presenter and award-winning wildlife filmmaker Saba Douglas-Hamilton will be the special guest speaker at their 15th Anniversary event at The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London on the evening of 8 October 2015. ‘My Wild Life’ offers a rare opportunity here in the UK to hear Saba talk candidly, first-hand about her childhood, her love of Africa, her filming career and her role in elephant cons…

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24 June 2015

Real Africa Charity Ball raises £10,000

Guests at the Real Africa Charity Ball, Coltishall, Norfolk on Friday 19 June helped to raise £10,000 for projects in Africa supported by the Real Africa Trust, established in 2012. At Ololchura School bordering the Masai Mara in Kenya, funds will help to build an additional classroom and to improve facilities, including installation of football posts, while at the Kitale Orphanage in Uganda, the money raised will bolster the current £450 per week budget that the orphanage struggle…

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