Africa tailor-made holidays
With its sweeping landscapes, iconic wildlife and unique cultures, a holiday to Africa serves up a rich blend of travel experiences unlike anywhere else on earth.
From the cultured northern countries of Egypt and Morocco, with their Mediterranean heritage and association with the desert, to the wildlife reserves and safari holidays of Kenya and Tanzania, with their open savannahs and celebrated national parks such as the Masai Mara and Serengeti, the mysterious west African countries such as Ghana that so often escape peoples' attention and destinations such as Botswana, Namibia and South Africa at the foot of the continent with their contrasting environments and exceptional game reserves including the Kruger National Park and the Okavango Delta, the continent swarms with life and reasons to visit.
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Essential experiences in Africa
Safaris are essential travel experiences for most people with a passion for wildlife and an Africa safari is the best way to enjoy one. Travel to Kenya, Tanzania or South Africa in search of the Big Five and a wealth of other animals and see nature red in tooth and claw or head elsewhere on the con…
The scenic beauty of Africa is legendary and there are natural wonders in almost every country, with mountains, deserts, jungles, canyons and more to discover in destinations such as Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.
Africa is synonymous with Safari holidays but does in fact have a range of other wildlife holidays that go beyond the Big Five; travel to Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda to have other close encounters with nature.
In Africa there are two destinations that are ideal for self-drive holidays; explore Namibia and South Africa this way to discover the dunes, desert, wildlife parks and Garden Route whilst enjoying freedom and flexibility and getting off the beaten track.
Africa is vibrant and exotic, full of exciting holiday elements that can be combined to create a perfect trip of a lifetime. Celebrate in Kenya, Morocco, Madagascar, South Africa or Tanzania to make your time away particularly special.
Africa is a continent full of history and culture, with the option to explore these traditional, authentic and ancient aspects of a destination in several countries, including Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
There are several great railway journeys in Africa that allow you to explore the continent in comfort and style. Take The Blue Train or one of the services operated by Rovos Rail to step back in time and enjoy unparalleled views of the countryside that you pass through.
Escorted tours in Africa are an ideal way to see countries such as Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa, particularly if you wish to travel around the country or undertake a guided safari.
Include a spa break into your itinerary when travelling in Africa or make it the focus of your trip to Kenya, Morocco or South Africa and come away feeling fully refreshed.
There are some spectacular beach holidays in Africa, with superb stretches of sand in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania amongst others. The continent and these countries in particular are also ideal for combining safari and beach holidays to produce a truly sensational escape.
Africa offers a wide range of activity and adventure holidays as well as a wide range of walking holidays for people who like to be active whilst exploring a destination.
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This spectacular itinerary sees you experience the once-in-a-lifetime event of gorilla trekking deep in the jungle. You'll start in Kigali before heading to Nyungwe National Park where you'll track chimpanzee. Then, relax on Lake Kivu before trekking with gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Immerse yourself in the intoxicating colours of Morocco with this tailor-made tour that bookends the tranquil Atlas Mountains with Marrakech's vibrant souks and Essaouria's coastal charms
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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Experience disparate cultures while travelling from the bleak but beautiful Skeleton Coast to the Gold Coast as you follow the trading routes of Henry the Navigator along Africa's west coast. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the luxuries you'd expect from a Silversea Expeditions voyage.
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Combining South Africa's city and coast with a luxury Botswana river cruise on the wildlife-rich Chobe River and a journey aboard the opulent Rovos Rail, this tour is the perfect introduction to Southern Africa. We've even included a stay at that most impressive of natural wonders – Victoria Falls.
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Stay in two of the country’s finest luxury hotels as you’re exposed to the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.
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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.
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