We offer quality kosher cuisine in some of the most beautiful and exciting venues in Latin America. Starting with Argentina in Nov 2014, Brazil in May 2015, and gradually expanding to Peru, Chile, the Galapagos, and Central America, there is tons to look forward to with LAKS!
The world's greatest waterfalls, the world's most scenic city, and the world's greatest wildlife sanctuaries!
Please click on one of the exciting venues on the left, and let Africa Kosher Safaris start planning the adventure of a lifetime with you.
Los Glacieras National Park/Patagonia
The great glaciers of Patagonia are constantly crashing down the Andes Mountains into the Great Lakes of Argentina, creating one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world.
The largest lake in the region is Lago Argentino, and its largest glacier is the massive Upsala glacier, which is reached after a scenic 3 hour boat cruise on the lake.
It can best be viewed from the top of a mountain which an be reached by a short walking trail after a spectacular 4X4 track in the peninsula above the glacier.
The most beautiful glacier in the region is the world-famous "Perito Moreno", famous for its regular calvings, during which large chunks of ice break of the glacier into the lake to form turquoise colored icebergs, to a thunderous sound, something never to be forgotten!
Iguazu Falls, on the Argentina/Brazil border are ranked among the world's two greatest waterfalls, rivalled only by Victoria Falls for the title.
They are both wider than the Victoria Falls and greater in terms of average water volume.
The falls are located where the Iguazu River tumbles over the 2.7 wide edge of the Paraná Plateau, though numerous islands in the river separate the falls into between 150-300 smaller waterfalls and cataracts, varying between 60 to 82 metres (197 to 269 ft), depending on the water level.
The spectacle is literally deafening, and the falls were recently voted one of the New 7 wonders of the natural world.
The falls can be viewed both from the extensive viewing platforms on both sides of the border, and by boat!
Both sides of the falls are completely different and need to be experienced at leisure, and the area is also home to plenty jungle wildlife, including the famous Tucon, which can be spotted in the wild on jungle walks, as well as in the world's greatest exotic bird sanctuary on the Brazilian side of the falls.
The Capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the second largest city in South America, and the cultural hub of the continent.
It is a top tourist destination, and is known for its European style architecture and rich cultural life, with the highest concentration of theatres in the world.
This cultural richness has earned it the nickname "The Paris of South America."
In truth, however, this bustling modern metropolis has elements of New York, London, Frankfurt, and Venice, all in a Latin American Setting.
From the old, colorful soccer-famous barrio of Boca in the south, to the modern Puerto Madero Riverfront, and from the Jewish textile shops of Onse in the West , to the French Cafes and “Rodeo Drive” style Avenida Alvear and malls of Ricolette and Palermo in the North , this city has something for everyone.
Ushuaia and Tierra del fuego National Park
The Pan American highway makes its dramatic end over 14,000 km from its start in Alaska in the world's southernmost National Park, on the large island of Tierra del Fueggo, amidst breathtaking ocean and mountain scenery.
It is here that the Southern reaches of the Andes mountain range meet the Beagle channel, which links the Southern extremes of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the town of Ushuaia, the world's largest city, serves the many cruiseliners on their way around the South American coast and to the nearby Antarctic.
The long summer days which can be accompanied by occasional light summer snowfall, magnificent ocean views and snow-packed peeks, the Sea-facing Martial Glaciar, the emerald lagoon and countless other lakes and valleys, make this a surreal and magnificent venue second to none.
Seals, Beavers,and Penguins are amongst the many sub-antarctic wildlife species can also be encountered here, at the "end of the world."
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's second largest city, Rio is also one of the most scenically beautiful cities in the world, with high mountains and subtropical Atlantic rain-forests overlooking the warm waters and islands of the Atlantic Ocean.
Besides for the famous Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains, it also boasts world- famous sports stadiums, architecture, and carnivals, and is proudly preparing to host the Olympic Games.
Angra dos Reis
Bay of Princes- a paradise harbour filled with 365 tropical islands, one for every day of the year!
Explore the islands by foot and by boat whole enjoying the pristine, warm subtropical waters and unspoilt beaches.
This area is only 2 hours drive South of Rio through gorgeous scenery, and makes a great day trip from the city, or a great island getaway for a few days.
Brazils largest city, financial heart, and one of the world's largest megacities, Sao Paulo seems to stretch endlessly as far as the eye can see.
From the magnificent lookout point at Pico Jaragua, the city covers a huge portion of a green, high lying platuea surrounded by mountains, which slopes down a spectacular escarpment through a series of tunnels to the Atlantic Port of Santos.
Besides for the scenic and cultural highlights of this great city, Sao Paulo is all about soccer, and boasts a world-famous Soccer Museum. It also has a large and fascinating Jewish community.
Brazil's most famous beach resort, Buzios is a subtropical paradise set on a hilly peninsula with spectacular bays, beaches, and ocean views.
With plenty of beaches, calm water as well as top surfing spots, to choose from, warm waters, and pleasant weather year round, it is the best place near Rio to get away for a few days of fun in the sun.
The Pantanal Wetlands are the greatest wildlife safari destination in continental South America. African style safaris on open jeeps take you in search of Tapir, Capybara, Ocelot, giant ant-eaters, Macaws, Swamp Deer, Caiman,and of couse the elusive jaguar.
The Galapagos Islands are one of the world's last remaining wilderness archipelagos and a beach and safari venue with a difference.
Due to their locations at the meeting point of 3 ocean currents, they feature incredible biodiversity, with species ranging from tropical iguanas to penguins.
With terrain ranging from forests to desert, each island is unique in terms of scenery and wildlife, as well as incredible beaches ranging from pristine white-sand to volcanic lava, all lapped by turqoise, tropical waters.
The lost city of the Incas, one of the wonders of the ancient world, and one of the most photographed scenic highlights of South America, is now available to "Kosher Safaris" clients. Accessible only by special train, this region is truly remote and is one of the bucket-list favourites of every traveller.
“It was the experience of a lifetime; the food and accommodations were wonderful and the sights were amazing and unforgettable. Mah rabu maasecha Hashem!!!”
– Albert and Miriam Gonter, Brooklyn/New York
“Yoni and his wonderful team made our African safari a truly magical and unforgetable experience. His careful planning mixed with genuine and personal attention (and chazanut!) made us all feel at home. We highly recommend it!”
– Yirmie and Jordie Elkus, Raanana/Israel
“We had a special family event to celebrate, and were looking for an exciting and different experience. We were very fortunate in that Yoni offered the Chobe and Vic Falls tour. What made our visit complete was the very efficient manner in which all aspects of the planning and tour itself were on the highest professional level. The kosher facilities enhanced this absolutely magnificent trip.”
– Sender and Zelda Lees, Raanana/Israel
“We had a fantastic experience visiting the Chobe region. Could really not have done so without Kosher Safaris. From the logistics to the food everything was well planned and competently executed. Definitely will see us on further excursions.”
– Heidi and Howard Feldman, Johannesburg/South Africa
“We had a wonderful time. It was educational. It was fun. It was heimish. The availability of kosher food and the coordination of the lodges and the overall safari plan certainly made it that much easier for us to enjoy.”
– Yair and Shoshi Friedman, Raanana/Israel
“The guides were first-rate, the accommodation was outstanding, the freshly prepared meals were like eating in a top New York restuarant.”
– David and Jane Novick, Dayton/Ohio
“Thank you for making our holiday such a success and for exceeding our expectations in almost every conceivable way.”
– Alan and Miriam Lewis, London/United Kingdom
“Judi and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts at arranging our recent two week Africa safari. It is safe to say that the experience surpassed our rather substantial expectations!”
– Emanuel and Judi Kanal, Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania
“To our new, dear friends: A Great, Professional performance! our every need was taken care of. An Awesome trip with amazing food and great tours.”
– Beryl Eckstein, Brooklyn/New York
“A once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommended.”
– David Goldberg, Chicago/Illinois
“A wonderful opportunity for a kosher once in a lifetime experience.”