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It’s hard to name another destination that provides so much variety; boasting fine weather, breath-taking scenery, unique wildlife, idyllic beaches, luxury accommodation, plenty of activities and superb cuisine. Perfect for honeymooners, intrepid explorers and adventurous families, holidays in Africa promise an enchanting journey through a land that will leave you with life-long memories.

From lush green forests to dry, arid deserts, fertile winelands to unspoiled beaches, pristine swamps to sun-soaked grasslands rich with wildlife, Africa has it all. Drift across the Maasai Mara as the sun rises over the plains on a hot air balloon ride and witness the Great Migration, hailed ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’, on a holiday in Kenya or Tanzania. Explore Kruger National Park with an off-road safari experience across dusty savannahs in search of the ‘Big 5’. Float peacefully along Botswana’s winding waterways in a traditional canoe; embark on an unforgettable mountain gorillas trek in Rwanda or Uganda; cage-dive with great white sharks in South Africa; soak up the buzz of Johannesburg or Cape Town and explore world-renowned wineries in the Cape Winelands whilst making the most of all there is to see along the world-famous Garden Route.

Back to nature

Africa’s natural wonders and breath-taking vistas are sure to touch your soul and excite anyone with a love for mother nature. Blend exhilarating wildlife adventures with a relaxing beach stay on one of Africa’s beautiful white-sand beaches such as Zanzibar or Mombasa, offering palm-adorned coasts and crystal-clear waters.

With so much to see and do in Africa, it can be difficult to know where to start, so give our Destination Specialists a call today to organise an unforgettable tailor-made Africa holiday.

Destination Highlights

  • Witness one of the greatest wildlife migrations in the world with a holiday in Kenya or Tanzania
  • Take a drive along the scenic Garden Route in South Africa, visit the Cape Winelands region and see the city sights of Cape Town or Johannesburg
  • Brave the Devil's Pool at the edge of Victoria Falls, take a hot air balloon at sunrise in the Masai Mara or enjoy a walking safari in Zambia
  • Sleep under the stars in a luxury treehouse or safari lodge that looks out across the savannahs of a private game reserve

Great sample itineraries


We’ve created an inspiring selection of itineraries that can be included in your Africa holiday package. Almost anything is possible so please give us a call to discuss all your options.

Victoria Falls

Trip To Zimbabwe Victoria Falls

  • 4 Days
  • Guide Price £1,999 PP
Our Iconic Victoria Falls four-day tour provides you with a perfect base to experience the seventh wonder of the world....
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Leopard in Hwange National Park

Victoria Falls Tours Zimbabwe

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £4,699 PP
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, our Victoria Falls...
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Safari holidays
Leopard in Botswana

Botswana Victoria Falls Adventure Tour

  • 14 Days
  • Guide Price £8,699 PP
Botswana is renowned for its abundance of wildlife parks which make up nearly one-fifth of the country. With attractions such...
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Adventure holidays
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Southern Tanzania Safari

  • 8 Days
  • Guide Price £7,199 PP
Our Discover Tanzania Tours are a wonderful way to venture off the usual safari track for your first-time experience of...
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Adventure holidays
Sossusvlei desert

Namibia Highlights Tour

  • 6 Days
  • Guide Price £1,399 PP
An ideal introduction to this breathtaking country, our Highlights of Namibia tour takes you on a journey from the dark...
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Adventure holidays
Lion in Kruger National Park

South Africa Luxury Safari Tour

  • 15 Days
  • Guide Price £4,599 PP
It’s easy to see why South Africa is one of our most popular destinations on the African continent. This fascinating...
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Escorted tours holidays
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East Africa Safari Tour

  • 13 Days
  • Guide Price £7,499 PP
Whether you’re travelling to East Africa for the first time or you are returning to see more, our comprehensive 13-day...
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Safari holidays
Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls To Chobe National Park

  • 6 Days
  • Guide Price £3,399 PP
Our Victoria Falls & Chobe six day tour takes you on a journey from the natural wonder of Victoria Falls...
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Cultural holidays

Our favorite hotels


From luxury resorts to quaint boutique getaways, glamping tents, safari lodges, and self-catering apartments, Africa has it all. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Kenya

Governors' Il Moran Camp

Small and intimate, Governor’s Il Moran Camp is ideal for luxury honeymoons and couples looking for an extra-special safari experience. Spacious...
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Guide Price £2,499
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Zambia

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

With the dramatic torrent of the Victoria Falls as its natural backdrop, the Royal Livingstone is ideally situated in the...
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Guide Price £1,419
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Tanzania

Baraza Resort & Spa

Set in an idyllic spot on the east coast of Zanzibar, the Baraza Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury...
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Guide Price £2,199
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Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge

This award-winning lodge is located inside Kruger National Park and offers stunning views across, what many regard as, the best...
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Guide Price £2,199
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Explore Africa

Time Zone

Africa uses six different time zones, ranging from GMT -1 to GMT + 4

Visa Information

Each country has its own Visa requirements. Please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website

Language

There are many languages, including Swahili, Arabic and French. English is widely spoken in many African countries

Health Info

Always contact your doctor before travelling

Home to the world-famous Masai Mara and the cradle of humankind, there are dozens of reasons why Africa should be on your travel wish-list; the vivid colours of the sun setting across a Namibian sand dune; the sight of a lion stalking its prey across wide open savannahs; and the mighty Victoria Falls are just some of the life-affirming experiences you can expect here.

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The Great Annual Migration

Picture this: 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle stampeding from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the open savannahs of Kenya: a sight to behold and one of the natural wonders of the world.

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Safari adventures

There are so many ways to discover Africa’s wildlife. Mozambique teems with tropical birds, Zambia is famed for its walking safaris, while Rwanda is the go-to location for trekking to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

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Hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara

Take a hot air balloon safari and float serenely over the spectacular Masai Mara, as the sun rises and the wildlife below begins to stir. After this peaceful yet exhilarating experience, you'll enjoy a Champagne breakfast in the bush – a life-long memory to cherish.

Victoria Falls

Visit the Devil's Pool at Victoria Falls

For the thrill-seekers, what could be more exciting than a journey into the Devil's Pool at the edge of Victoria Falls? Thousands of years of water erosion have created a series of rock pools and ledges at the edge of Victoria Falls, allowing the brave to swim out and perch precariously to look over the sheer drop of the waterfall and admire the rainbows from a different perspective.

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Take the iconic Garden Route through South Africa

Witness some of the most beautiful scenery in South Africa as you take the ultimate road trip along the scenic Garden Route, from Cape to Cape. .

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“The view of the Masai Mara from 60 metres above in a hot air balloon brought a tear to my eye. Stay at the Little Governors Safari Camp and book your hot air balloon trip. Elephants grazing, giraffes eating, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. Something I will remember forever.”

Indianna
Sales Performance Leader
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“For the best wildlife viewing, check your seasons. The hotter and drier the better as you’re likely to have better sightings when the bush is dry. Wildlife gathers around water sources, so it is easier to find and see. On the flip side, the wet season is often fantastic for birdwatchers. Consider moving between safari locations to experience different species and landscapes.”

Anneka
Commercial Executive
Barbara, Destination Specialist

“A safari can be tiring due to early morning starts, so always consider factoring in some time for relaxation at the end of your holiday, such as a beach stay in the Indian Ocean, a luxury rail journey, a foodie's delight in the Winelands, or a cosmopolitan sophisticated city stay in Cape Town.”

Barbara
Destination Specialist

Events & Festivals

Africa offers a wide variety of fun events held throughout the year that can be enjoyed by everyone. Here are a few of our top suggestions

Food & Wine Festivals

Cape Town is awash with various food and wine festivals throughout the year, with an extensive list of events that offer an opportunity for Cape Town’s visitors to taste the best of South Africa’s spirits, wines and local cuisine.

Festival on the Nile

Held in August, this festival offers lots of music, dance, theatre, storytelling, folklore and food. 

Afrikaburn

Africa’s regional burn, a smaller version of the United States’ Burning Man held from April to May. This exotic fire festival in the desolate heart of the Tankwa Karoo will blow your mind with its crazy art, burning structures, costumes, performances, theme camps, music and more. 

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