Africa offers endless wonders, from legendary safari destinations to tropical beaches. No matter whether your goal is gazing upon wildlife in Masai Mara or relaxing on an isolated desert island, Africa will sure to enthrall and amaze.
Cape Town is an extraordinary and vibrant city characterized by tabletop mountains and vineyards. Additionally, it’s home to historic landmarks like Robben Island and V&A Waterfront which make up its unique character.
1. Victoria Falls
At sunset, the world’s largest single curtain of falling water makes an unforgettable sight, especially as moonlight illuminates its spray. On our Hidden Jewels of Zimbabwe & Zambia tour guests can witness this wonder for themselves while relaxing with a sundowner drink at The Royal Livingstone riverside deck and discovering multiple viewpoints along the gorge rim.
Dependent upon the season, visitors can either swim in Devil’s Pool on Zambia’s side, or follow a path leading closer to Horseshoe Falls on Zimbabwe’s.
2. Masai Mara
Masai Mara National Reserve and conservancies, best known for hosting the Great Migration, provide an incredible wilderness kaleidoscope. Behold cheetah cubs peering out from termite mounds at sunlit termite mounds while scores of wildebeest leap into crocodile-infested Mara River to escape predators!
Discover Kenya’s iconic pastoralist tribe through a visit to a Maasai village and an early-morning hot-air balloon flight over the Mara landscape. Additionally, this reserve boasts luxury safari camps and lodges to meet every budget.
Kenya, an African nation in East Africa, is an increasingly popular travel destination due to its wildlife and national parks. Furthermore, this land marks the home of Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai as well as environmentalist and activist Wangari Maathai; English and Kiswahili are its two official languages.
Massai Mara and Amboseli national parks in Kenya are world renowned for big game sightings, particularly during the annual wildebeest migration. Eastern rainforest and savannah grasslands framed by Rift Valley escarpment and lakeshore provide a vibrant mix of cultures – offering captivating viewings.
Tanzania is best-known for its extensive wilderness areas – safari meccas with “big five” game such as elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo – but there’s much more to the country.
The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to elephants, lions and leopards that can be explored via dugout canoe. Jane Goodall pioneering research into chimpanzees was carried out there too.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain, provides an incredible trekking destination – even for those without rock climbing experience – offering amazing vistas and luxurious tented camps in its vicinity.
Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches and breathtaking blue ocean make for an idyllic tropical experience. Visit Nungwi and Kendwa areas for idyllic beaches while Stone Town reveals more of Zanzibar’s past as one of the last slave markets.
Zanzibar makes for an easy and affordable safari and beach vacation, while close enough for quick getaways. Also popular among travellers is eSwatini for an authentic African experience with local traditions and cultures alive today.
6. South Africa
South Africa, located on the southeastern African peninsula, boasts a diversity of attractions that span from game safaris in Kruger National Park to sandy beaches along the Garden Route, lush vineyard farms around Stellenbosch and Paarl, Cape of Good Hope craggy cliffs, Table Mountain (an iconic flat-topped granite summit that provides amazing views) and Cape Point.
Namibia stands out as an extraordinary travel destination, boasting outstanding wildlife viewing in Etosha Park and breathtaking desert landscapes such as Sossusvlei with its towering dunes sculpting giant salt pans into spectacular desert scenes. Additionally, Namibia features low population densities and offers unspoiled wilderness experiences.
Morocco provides an exciting taste of Africa that blends Berber, Arabian, and European influences. Marrakesh’s Medina with its Moorish Koutoubia minaret and numerous souks (marketplaces) makes an adventure worth experiencing.
Namibia is an unforgettable travel experience, offering spectacular wildlife viewing in Etosha Park and desert landscapes that stretch for miles. In 2020 visit Sossusvlei; an alien landscape where dunes light up at sunrise!
The Atlas Mountains provide hikers of all skill levels an exhilarating and rewarding hiking experience. Take time out for yourself by indulging in a traditional Turkish bathhouse hammam or trying local argan oil, known for its moisturizing properties.
Ethiopia is an ancient and captivating nation, boasting culture as well as wilderness. Explore Gondar Palaces or Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches; experience its beautiful Simien Mountains for yourself.
Boutique hotels and eco lodges that emphasize sustainability should be at the core of your travel experience. One such accommodation is Gheralta Lodge in Tigray – perched atop a cliff-face offering panoramic views that seem endless – truly an exceptional stay and sleep spot!
The Seychelles archipelago offers the epitome of luxury travel in Africa – relax on deserted beaches surrounded by turquoise waters or take respite in exclusive treehouse retreats.
Egypt will open your eyes to another side of Africa – often overlooked by travelers but truly breathtaking with its magnificent pyramids and tombs.
Experience Kenya’s magnificent savannahs and mountains before relaxing on gorgeous uncharted islands of Seychelles for an adventure and luxury trip that combines both elements with style – an ideal multi-centre safari for first time safari goers or honeymooners alike!
Uganda, known as “the Pearl of Africa,” shines with natural riches and blends a vibrant mix of native and foreign cultures. A trip here reveals an abundance of wildlife including rare mountain gorillas.
Recently, many hotels, safari camps and lodges have opened within or nearby national parks and game reserves in this country, which helps bring down accommodation prices for travellers.
Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park all boast populations of tree-climbing lions that take to lazing on fig trees during the heat of the day. These predators are revered apex predators.