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Into the wild

Walk on the wild side

Clive Wedderburn December 2, 2015

To discover stunning landscapes and some of the greatest wildlife experiences on the planet, Africa stands head and shoulders above the rest. While Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa are ideal for first-time visitors to the continent, now is the perfect time to explore these rising stars of incredible Africa.  

Namibia

Fly-in tour and explore legendary landscapes

Etosha National Park is Africa’s largest salt pan and so vast it can be seen from space. This sense of the otherworldly continues throughout Namibia when you visit the shipwrecks of the Skeleton Coast and encounter desert adapted elephants in Damaraland plus the world’s tallest sand dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert.

 

 

Photographers, be prepared to snap away at the dreamlike vistas of the Kalahari Desert and the shifting sands evident in the Kolmanskop ghost town. Board a light aircraft for a fly-in tour to explore the Sesriem Canyon and Marble Mountains. From the coastal town of Swakopmund to the German inspired architecture of Windhoek, be prepared for Namibia to surpass your wildest expectations.

Zimbabwe

Lakes, rivers and the mighty Zambezi

  

Zimbabwe may be landlocked but there’s still plenty to do and see on water. Discover the famous ‘Smoke that Thunders’, otherwise known as the Victoria Falls or take a boat cruise on the formidable Lake Kariba to see hippos, fish eagles and elephants. Go white-water rafting or embark on a canoe safari along the legendary Zambezi River.

Botswana

Roam free with the big cats

Botswana is the hidden gem in Africa’s crown. Embark on a canoe safari along the Okavango Delta or take in big game viewing including elephants in Chobe National Park. A ‘Botswana in Style Tour’ will reveal spectacular scenery when you fly-in by light aircraft directly to the country's most stylish and opulent lodges to enjoy wildlife activities both on land and water. In Botswana, where the big cats roam free, experience some of the greatest safaris in Africa.

Rwanda

The little gem that’s big on wildlife

Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of a mountain gorilla in its natural habitat – renowned as one of the most rewarding travel experiences on earth. Embark on a ‘Gorillas through the Mist’ tour and discover the Parc National des Volcans, home to a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, or explore epic Nyungwe Forest National Park to encounter 13 types of primates in one location.

Get more from your holiday and combine a stay in Rwanda with our Images of Kenya safari for a journey in style through the National Parks and Reserves, staying in luxurious Sarova camps and lodges. See the flamingos of Lake Nakuru National Park and in September, witness the annual migration of wildebeest across the Mara River from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara.

Visit our Africa pages for more wild adventures.