Group expeditions and tailor-made adventures

African travel experience

Our trips

Viaje a Gabon

2950€ / Person

Gabon: Eden expedition – 14 days / May 2024

25 May -
7 June 2024
Zambia and Congo

4300€ / Person

Zambia, DRC (Katanga) and Angola / 16 days in June 2024

10 June -
26 June 2024
Viaje a Angola

3300€ / Person

Angola prospecting road trip / June 2024 – 15 days

27 June -
11 July 2024

4800€ / Person

DR Congo, cultural immersion / 18 days – July 2024

14 July -
31 July 2024
Gerewol Niger

3350€ / Person

Gerewol of Niger with Agadez and Hausa territory

23 September -
1 October 2024

3750€ / Person

Gerewol Festival, Ennedi and Ounianga (Oct 2024)

7 October -
25 October 2024

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Ilha da Baía dos Tigres​, trip to the southern Angola

Ilha da Baía dos Tigres​ A few days ago we travelled to the desert coast of the Namib in southern Angola (March 2024) for one of...

Bogolan

Bogolán, the language of textiles

Bogolan, Mali’s earthenware textiles Bogolan, ‘mud textiles’ in the Bambara language, is the type of dyeing technique that artists in...

Kankurang

Kankurang, the Mandinka initiation rite in West Africa

Kankurang, Mandinka initiation rite in West Africa Kankurang, a Mandinka initiation rite practised mainly in Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau....

Sahel pueblo con mujeres y niños

Planet Sahel, a borderline territory

The Sahel is a land of transition between the desert and the savannah that precedes the jungles of the south....

caravanas de sal en el desierto

Salt caravans in the Sahara, resistance or death

It is still possible to find salt for sale in the markets of the Sahel and Saharan cities such as...

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Stephen Mak
Stephen Mak
7 Octubre 2023
I travelled with Kumakonda for the Chad Gerewol festivities in October 2023. The tour was well run, with a good balance between authenticity and comfort. Pre-trip administrative support on visa matters was also excellent. I have been in group / private tours with different travel agencies over the years, and I believe Kumakonda is one of the most professional ones. I would definitely consider travelling with them again for my future trips to other parts of Africa.
Kerstin Glässner
Kerstin Glässner
10 Septiembre 2023
I travelled with Kumakonda to DRC in August. One of the most unique and exotic experience. Not an easy country for travelling but Alonso made it possible. Mukanda ceremony is sooo impressive and will stay in my heart forever. If you wanna see extraordinary tribes and cultures Congo has a lot to offer. Million of thanks to Alonso and his team.
Morgan H.
Morgan H.
25 Abril 2023
Just got done with a 40 day transit overland road-trip from Chad to Guinea. It was so much fun! I felt safe and comfortable the entire time. I’m really appreciative for this trip because i got to see and experience a lot of things i couldn’t have done if I were traveling solo like i usually do. Great job! I would totally book with Kumakonda again!
Frederick Belton
Frederick Belton
24 Diciembre 2022
I was a member of the Dec. 2022 expedition to Chad, Ennedi Plateau and Ounianga Lakes. It was one of the most interesting and best organized tours I have ever experienced. Kumakonda provided accurate information about the trip beforehand and was immediately responsive to all my questions and concerns. Documents and other required paperwork, such as the contract and letter of invitation for the Chadian visa, were sent to me immediately after I made a deposit for the trip. Upon arrival in Chad, everything went completely smoothly. Accommodation in N'Djamena was in a good quality hotel with an excellent breakfast. We travelled to northern Chad in a convoy of Toyota Land Cruisers, all of which seemed to be in generally good condition. Alonso, the founder of Kumakonda, led the trip, and his vast knowledge of Chad and Africa in general greatly increased the interest of the experience. In addition to the spectacular scenery, every opportunity was taken to interact with local people, in particular nomadic herders. The drivers of our vehicles were extraordinary. They were incredibly knowledgable about the remote desert tracks, skilled in piloting the vehicles through deep sand and terrible roads, and were mechanical geniuses when it came to repairing the occasional tire or engine problems that invariably occur on any African journey. Kumakonda's Chadian parner Hamit was masterful at getting us quickly though the many police check points, and he helped create good relations with the nomadic people we encountered, allowing us the chance to make incredible photos of their way of life. In my experience there were really no negatives about the trip. Certainly you must expect some discomfort such as lack of bathing, having to do your business behind a bush, some long days of driving, and the need to awaken very early and help out with breaking camp. But for me this increased the enjoyment, to have the experience of real African travel. Should Kumakonda offer another journey of interest to me in the future, I will not hesitate to travel with them again. I highly recommend them for a great and authentic experience in Africa.
mark thomas
mark thomas
27 Febrero 2022
I travelled with Kumakonda to Ennedi and had a fantastic experience.. Alonso and Monica do a lot of work to make these trips successful , They were very helpful before the trip , giving rapid answers to questions and support with visas, I`m looking forward to travelling with them again. Mark United Kingdom
Edwin Edelenbos
Edwin Edelenbos
16 Enero 2022
I have travelled with Kumakonda in November 2021 with their 16-day Ennedi & Ounianga trip. It was flawless. No problems or hassle at all. Just amazing nature and impressive experiences. Of course Kumakonda works with a local company that executes the trip. After multiple desert trips I knew what to expect, but…this was a different level. During two weeks we never got lost, found the best sites and had always good contact with the locals (very important!). As an amateur photographer Alonso really did a lot to satisfy my photography needs. Thanks for that!! Alonso has a good nose for finding beer in the empty desert, like a camel smells water… Although I was not interested in beer, it might satisfy some of you even more!
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