Traverse Line is a small independent travel company specialising in tailor-made treks, hiking and walking safaris in Southern and Eastern Africa, and the Himalaya. These are regions we know intimately and love deeply, and our aim is to draw on our extensive knowledge to put together excellent, carefully thought through itineraries designed around our clients’ wishes. This is more time-consuming than selling pre-arranged tours. However, we do this because it’s our passion, it's extremely rewarding, and because we believe this sets us apart!
We believe that in-country staff, your hosts, matter as much as those who design your holiday, and for this reason we put great emphasis on working with local partners we know and trust, from ground handlers and lodge managers through to those all important people - the guides. Indeed, many of the mountain guides we work with have become friends. In short, on guided holidays you will be travelling with the people we want to travel with.
Our tailor-made capability is complimented by a small number of exceptional fixed date tours, treks and climbs, which are summarised on our group tours pages. Other than our regular expeditions focused on trekking in South Africa, we frequently organise expeditions to climb Island Peak and Mera Peak in Nepal, as well as the Fish River Canyon Hike and more remote camping safaris in Namibia.
Traverse Line’s offering in Southern Africa, Kenya and Asia is extensive, covering a wide range of adventurous trips as well as more general safaris and self-drive tours. However, underpinning this all is our specialism in arranging hiking and walking trips, and more off-the-beaten-track adventures. Whether your aim is to go hiking in the Drakensberg with a guide and team of porters, go trekking in Namibia, or to undertake more gentle, nature-focused Walking Safaris in Zambia, within the South Luangwa National Park, we can put together a fully bespoke tour with ease.
We also offer school trips to South Africa, which provide a fantastic opportunity for young people to broaden their horizons in an African context. The Drakensberg Mountains are the main focus for adventurous, multi-day treks, where pupils can explore wilderness terrain and test their leadership skills. The Zulu War Battlefields provide a counterpoint which is both riveting and educational, National Games reserves offer encounters with big 5 animals, and traditional Zulu communities provide an outlet for hands-on charitable help and cultural exchange.