Africa's natural wonders are iconic and world-renowned. They include such well-known landmarks as Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Off-the-beaten path but well worth travelling to are the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia.
The Nile River, the Chobe River and the Zambezi provide a different type of natural wonder to marvel at, whilst Lake Malawi and Lake Victoria act as enormous inland seas. Egypt's Red Sea coast is spectacular and home to a wealth of marine life.
Elsewhere on the continent, look out for the Sahara desert in Morocco, the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei dunes in Namibia, the Cango caves in South Africa, the Avenue of the Baobabs on Madagascar, the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Fish River Canyon in Namibia and Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Elsewhere on the continent there are dense jungles in Uganda and Rwanda, vast savannahs full of wildlife in Kenya, spectacular beaches in Zanzibar, exceptional dive sites off Egypt's Red Sea coast, breath-taking gorges such as Fish River Canyon in Namibia, vast Sahara deserts in Morocco and towering dunes such as Sossusvlei in Namibia, whilst Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe are simply stunning.
These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your natural world holiday in Africa by adding a city stay, beach holiday or safari to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Our top itineraries for Africa Natural World Holidays
Get away to one of the most remote places on Earth, taking in its unique colonial history and spectacular natural world on a full range of included excursions. To make the most out of your journey, we’ve also included some time in South Africa’s city great.
Discover Cape Town and its neighbouring delights of world-famous Kruger National Park and epic Victoria Falls with this spectacular Africa showcase.
See the best of Kenya from the Masai Mara’s famed wildebeest migration to the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s elephants. Along the way, you’ll enjoy game drives, gourmet dining and luxury stays throughout.
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For more than 5,000 years the world's longest river has been the lifeblood of Egypt and a cruise on the Nile is a must in any lifetime. However Egypt offers so much more, from Cairo's Pyramids to the stunning Red Sea - experience a bit of everything on this spectacular highlights tour.
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Egypt is a country packed with history, where world-famous sites such as the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings complement the spectacular scenery of the River Nile. Explore it all in style by combining a luxury Sanctuary Retreats Nile cruise with stays at two of Egypt's most iconic luxury hotels.
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Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzinbar.