• 2012, 2013 & 2015 50 Tours of a Lifetime”, National Geographic Traveler
  • 2010 & 2011 “Tour Operator of the Year”Tanzania Tourist Board 
  • 2013 South Africa Tourism  Recipient
  • “15 food tours worth the travel”, National Geographic

Award-winning Immersion Journeys was built on the foundation that every traveler must experience their destination, and we provide highly immersive, authentic experiences in Africa and South Asia which do just that.


At Immersion Journeys the team members are either from one of the host nations we service or have travelled extensively and regularly to the destinations. Our emphasis is to ensure that the experience remains authentic – it should be as close to a coming home for you as it would be for us.

We ensure that a personal touch goes into every itinerary by working individually with all of our clients, recognizing that each traveler – individual or group — has a specific agenda. We firmly believe that travel is about more than the sites you see – it’s about the experience.

Every travel company strives to offer their best and brightest – at Immersion Journeys we let the client be the judge of our expertise.

Rumit Mehta | Founder

Born in Kenya of Indian descent & raised in Tanzania, Rumit Mehta has a love for Africa that is unmatched. Despite living in the urban jungle of New York City, he still manages to return to Africa and India both for family visits and by request from many of his clients. Rumit grew up leading safaris for friends and colleagues where he refined his keen wildlife spotting skills in the bush.

Originally trained as an architect, Rumit worked in the design and construction industry for 13 years while at the same time dabbling in travel planning for select clients. Very soon, the travel bug caught on and after much deliberation he decided to do it on a full time basis as it was more exciting than visiting muddy construction sites. As they say, the rest is history…

An avid thrill seeker, Rumit plays a pivotal role in developing custom itineraries for luxury and academic clients leveraging a wealth of knowledge and professional networks in both Africa and South Asia to design complex itineraries. With his deep knowledge of the hospitality industry, he is frequently invited as a guest speaker at business and academic forums. Rumit is on the board of directors of the Safari Professionals of the Americas and past-Vice President of the Association of the Promotion of Tourism in Africa (APTA)– Northeast Chapter.

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