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Africa – Tours

Tours in Africa

If you’re seeking an exceptional touring holiday then Africa should top your travel wish list with its stunning wildlife, spectacular scenery and sweeping, sandy beaches. Whether you’re an ardent explorer, a keen nature-lover, or you’re searching for something truly romantic, Africa will exceed all your hopes and dreams.

Embark on our Grand Tour of South Africa, starting in beautiful Cape Town and taking in the incredible views from Table Mountain, before grabbing your camera and snapping the Big Five on safari at the Chobe National Park in Botswana.

Alternatively, why not take our Exploring Namibia Tour, home to deep red sand dunes, brilliant flora, the magnificent Fish River Canyon and eerie ghost town, Kolmanskop. Or rediscover yourself as you wander through the awe-inspiring Great Rift Valley of Kenya, awash with wildlife, tranquil lakes, unspoilt savannahs and imposing mountains.

7 days

Kenya Classic Safari – Superior

Guide Price £3,019 pp  

Our seven day Kenya Classic tour is one of our most popular Kenyan safaris as it takes in many of the most loved parks. This safari begins on the open plains of the Masai Mara, takes you to the shimmery...

Escorted tours

Kenya Classic Safari – Superior
5 days

Taste of Tanzania

Guide Price £2,159 pp  

Our Taste of Tanzania safari takes you on a comprehensive journey through some of the country's best-loved national parks. Venture through Lake Manyara National Park and observe arid land, forest and a fluctuating soda lake . Although one of Tanzania's...

Safari holidays

Taste of Tanzania
7 days

Robin Pope's Mobile Walking Safari

 

Having started leading safaris back in 1975, Robin Pope knows Zambia better than most, eventually opening his own safari company 11 years later. Best known for his mobile walking safari, it’s hailed as one of the leading wilderness experiences available...

Adventure holidays

Robin Pope's Mobile Walking Safari
7 days

Norman Carr Walking Safaris

 

At a time when most people went on safari to shoot animals with guns, Norman Carr pioneered the idea of shooting animals with your camera instead. He wanted people to appreciate the wildlife in their natural habitat and to enjoy...

Wildlife holidays

Norman Carr Walking Safaris
15 days

Grand Tour of South Africa

Guide Price £3,849 pp  

Whether you're travelling to South Africa for the first time or you've had a taste and want to see more, our comprehensive 15-day tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the true spirit of this captivating country. We've...

Escorted tours

Grand Tour of South Africa
8 days

Simba Safari - Deluxe

Guide Price £3,349 pp  

Our extensive eight-day Simba Safari will take you on an adventure through some of northern Tanzania's national parks – including Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the Serengeti, as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – giving you the opportunity to spot...

Wildlife holidays

Simba Safari - Deluxe
8 days

The Elewana SkySafari - Tanzania

Guide Price £6,599 pp  

Just like the Elewana SkySafari in Kenya, the Tanzania version is the ultimate in safari luxury and elegance. Featuring some of Tanzania’s famous and most loved National Parks, from Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and the famous Serengeti National Park which...

Couples Holidays

The Elewana SkySafari - Tanzania
5 days

Through the Rift Valley Safari Serena

Guide Price £2,239 pp  

Our Through the Rift Valley Safari is a short but extremely rewarding tour which will give you a first-hand experience of Nakuru National Park – famed for its beautiful lake and abundance of flamingos – and the Masai Mara ,...

Safari holidays

Through the Rift Valley Safari Serena
4 days Oudtshoorn

Garden Route Highlights Tour From Cape Town

Guide Price £829 pp  

One of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring stretches of landscape in South Africa, the Garden Route offers majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches, valleys and lakes. Our compact tour departs from Cape Town and will take you along the Western Cape, giving...

Honeymoons

Garden Route Highlights Tour From Cape Town
12 days

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

Guide Price £3,589 pp  

This 12-day self drive holiday gives you the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and its surrounding scenery, including Table Mountain and Robben Island, as well as stunning beaches and pretty coastal villages. Leaving Cape Town, you'll...

Self drive holidays

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari
3 days

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Fly-in

Guide Price £1,589 pp  

Standing high on the banks of the slow moving Rufiji River is the beautiful Serena Mivumo River Lodge, providing stunning views down to the roaring torrents of Stiegler's Gorge. This hidden gem offers just twelve luxurious rooms, housed in a...

Couples Holidays

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Fly-in
4 days Safari bus in Tsavo

Mombasa Rendezvous Safari

Guide Price £809 pp  

The Mombasa Rendezvous is ideal if you're staying in one of the beach resorts near Mombasa and looking to experience a short safari. Travelling through Tsavo National Park – Kenya's largest national park – and Amboseli National Park , the...

Safari holidays

Mombasa Rendezvous Safari

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Make sure to include a hot-air balloon safari in your travels across Africa. Combine breath-taking vistas with a unique birds-eye perspective on the surrounding wildlife you may have otherwise missed.”

Karen

Destination Executive

“A Norman Carr walking safari allows you to experience the Big Five from close quarters, rather than from a vehicle. With your expert guide, you’ll have the opportunity to observe some of the lesser-known but equally fascinating wildlife unique to Africa, such as the elephant shrew or leopard tortoise.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“Photographers should note that the locals might take offence if you photograph them without permission, with some maybe even asking for money as a result. Be careful where you aim that camera, and you’ll be able to document your travels here without difficulty.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The Big Five consists of elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards, rhinos and lions. They are referred to as such because they are widely considered to be the most difficult animals to hunt on foot, though the term has since been adopted by the travel industry to promote safari expeditions.

The world’s second largest continent, Africa is comprised of 54 countries, and many have their own currency specific to their country. For example, South Africa uses the South African rand, Egypt have the Egyptian pound, and Kenya use the Kenyan shilling. Many West African countries use the West African CFA franc, including the Ivory Coast, Mali and Niger, while several Central African countries use the Central African CFA franc, such as Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic.

Africa is home to the Sahara desert, the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ (Victoria Falls), the Egyptian pyramids, and a wealth of exotic wildlife such as elephants, leopards, lions and hyena. Africa is said to be the birthplace of civilisation.

A feast for the senses – Africa is as diverse as it is expansive. Trek through vast plains in search of lions, rhinos and elephants, take in awe-inspiring vistas as you wander over endless dunes, sit around campfires listening to stories from the local people, before ascending skyward in a hot air balloon for an unhindered view of the breath-taking scenery.

Why you'll love Africa...

• Admiring Africa from above on a hot air balloon
• Tracking rhinos on foot in Saruni
• Discovering the mighty ‘Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls
• Cruising down the Zambezi river
• Dining under the stars in Zambia
• Experiencing wildlife up close on a walking safari
• Wandering across unspoilt savannahs
• Trekking through the Great Rift Valley
• Visiting colourful local communities
• Immersing yourself in culture as the Masai perform traditional ceremonies
• Spotting the Big Five in their natural habitat

Did you know?

• Africa has the world’s youngest population, with more people aged under 20 than anywhere else in the world.
• The people of Africa speak over 1,000 languages, with recent studies suggesting almost 2,000.
• Ethiopia has one of the worlds’ largest alphabets at 345 words in length.

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