African and Oriental Travel Company

Africa is a destination like no other. Join us on an African Safari and you will have an expert African guide to show you the wildlife and culture of their nation; Dive with us based upon our expert recommendations with exclusive owner managed island resorts around the Orient. With 23 years continuous living experience in Africa and the Oriental, we have unparralled knowledge. and experience . Journey with African and Oriental and you will have the safari of a lifetime.

“Francisca, thank you for organising our trip with Frank and his team – Alex, our driver and guide could not have been more professional, we had the most perfect visit to the Ngorongoro Crater.”         

Julian  Dubai .     Visited Tanzania 2016


African and Oriental Ltd
UK Company number 08051064



 “We had a fantastic experience on safari with the Oriental and African Travel Company….the driver had exceptional local knowledge of the wildlife.  Thank you.”

Ricardo and Erin London

Our guests come from all over the world, not just Great Britain. For this reason all of our safaris and dive vacations can be quoted in US Dollars or British Pounds. The choice of what currency you pay in, is yours. This is one of the ways in which we go to great lengths to ensure transparency and ease of doing business.

TanAfricanzania is by far and away our most poplar safari destination. Everyone who goes to Tanzania loves it. Tanzania offers safaris to suit most budgets from the mid range to the luxurious.

  • Best for first time safari goers
  • Home to the world famous Serengeti, Ngoronogoro Crater and Zanzibar
  • Guaranteed sightings of Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffe and plains game.
  • Authentic African experience in safari camps
  • Large nation with multiple weather systems so there is something to see all year
  • All year round safari destination, simply choose the park with the animals
  • Friendly people

A quality weeklong safari holiday in Tanzania will cost you from US$2950.00  .If you add a Zanzibar or Mafia dive extension this will rise to $4500.00 . Flights from the US are from $1100 and flights from the UK start at $700.00 We are are able to book your entire holiday or sections of it. Simply contact us.

Tanzania Dive ToursNew Guinea has to the firm dive favourite of all our clients. We have more repeat clients diving in Papua New Guinea than any other location. PNG is remote and yet fascinating. Centred in the Coral triangle, the diving is quite simply mind blowing.

  • Great small resorts dedicated to international travellers
  • Unique cultural and wildlife tours in the highlands
  • Best small liveaboard in the world “MV Febrina”
  • The world’s best tropical diving
  • PNG is great for very experienced and new divers
  • You will see sharks on most dives
  • Visibility is 50m (150ft)
  • Choose from Lissenung Island, Walindi Resort, Tufi Resort, MV Febrina and MV Oceania
  • Holidays in New Guinea are excellent value, if somewhat remote.

New Guinea Dive holidays start at US $1560.00 per person per week. Contact us now to tailor make your PNG dive experience.

ST HELENASt Helena Island is a Sub Tropical Island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to whalesharks for 6 months of the year. It has phenomenal diving with pelagics, wrecks, amd endemic species. We lead a dive expedition to St Helena every year in February, but you can go anytime.

  • St Helena is not developed for tourism at all. It is essential to book through a reputable operator to ensure you get to see what you want to.
  • St Helena Boasts exciting and quite frankly phenomenal clear water diving.
  • You will see male and female whalesharks in the week that you spend in St Helena
  • You will enjoy crystal clear water with visibility around 50m (150ft)
  • First class accommodation at the world famous Mantis Hotel
  • Trip guided by NAUI Instructor Trainer/PADI Instructor with 23 years experience
  • British Overseas Territory, extremely safe, inexpensive meals and drinks
  • Three ecosystems on the Island with the Diana’s peak being at 2684ft.
  • Home to Napoleon’s grave, forts and so much history.
  • Very easy diving for beginners, but seriously good diving available advanced divers.
  • Great for families
  • Cycle hire and kayak tours available on request.

10 days holiday in the Mantis hotel including diving and land tours costs £2495 per person including flights form Johannesburg

The same holiday above, departing the UK costs £3195 (dependant upon flight prices) . We are flight experts to Africa and St Helena, you have but to ask and we will craft your best options from the USA or Europe.

Email us now and let us do all the work in booking your St Helena Dive vacation.

The Antarctic is the last unvisited continent. We conduct a dive expedition to the Antarctic every two years. The voyage offers you the chance to explore the frozen south and dive if you wish.

  • Guided expedition every two years
  • Divers and Non divers welcome alike
  • Great for first time visitors to the Antarctic as all is explained and all land tours professionally led.
  • You will land twice a day every day when weather permits
  • Divers dive every day that weather permits.
  • No surcharges for multiple landings.
  • Purpose built expedition vessels with ice strengthened hulls.
  • Great value yet all creature comforts available on all vessels.
  • Add Argentina to your itinerary for a small amount

A 10 day Antarctic Peninsula Expedition with diving costs £4850.00

An 18 day South Georgia, Falklands, South Sandwich and Antarctica dive expedition costs £9930.00 only 10 dive spaces exist. Book your Antarctic journey now.

Lake Manyara National ParkZambia is our favourite addition to a St Helena dive holiday. Our clients love seeing Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall and the rhinos of Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. Zambia also has a wonderful ecosystem in South Luangwa, which while seasonal is excellent.

  • You will nearly always see leopards and wild dogs in South Luangwa National Park
  • Home to the world famous Victoria Falls – the worlds largest waterfall
  • Guaranteed sightings of Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, and plains game.
  • Excellent birding opportunities
  • A very old fashioned southern African nation with highly educated people.
  • Very good for second time safari goers, who want to see southern African veld and low dry bush. (which brings in animals)
  • Excellent value for money
  • Very close to Johannesburg international Airport

A three day Zambian extension to a Dive Vacation would cost you from:  £400/$550

A weeklong Zambian Safari in South Luangwa National Park  would cost you from £1300 including  Zambian Domestic flights.  Tailor make your Zambian Safari adventure now.

Pemba Island Marine LifeTanzania is our favourite repeat destination for our clients. It simply has so much to offer. Apart from being the home of the kind of Safari that we all think of on films, it is also home to world class diving and the cultural island of Zanzibar. Here are some of the best points:

  • Zanzibar has amazing macro diving
  • Water temperature varies from 25-30 ‘c
  • Tanzania has vibrant reefs with 450 species of fish
  • You will see fields of unbroken coral
  • Pemba Island has steep dramatic walls
  • Mafia Island has schools of fish
  • We only use professional  international dive Centres
  • The lodges are small owner managed and on the beach
  • you are always guaranteed an authentic Swahili welcome

A weeks dive holiday starts at $995.00 including diving accommodation breakfast and transfers and airport transfers. Flights from the United States start at $1100 and flights to Tanzania from Europe start at $800.00  Book your dream holiday on Zanzibar Island.

The slide show of images above were all taken on our tours by our team. You have a very good chance of seeing everything that we saw while leading these expeditions and tours.