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Tours in Africa

Tours in Africa allow you to benefit from an experienced guide and the expertise of our Destination Specialists. Pair a safari holiday with a beach break, drive South Africa’s Garden Route or mix the city, beach and plains of Africa. Our tours include self drive holidays in Africa, train journeys and more than one safari on your holiday. Speak to our Destination Specialists to plan your bespoke holiday, or browse our options below.

Take a train tour of Africa on our Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound. This luxurious train takes you through South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, allowing you to see the spectacular landscapes. Dine on delicious fresh cuisine as you watch the ever changing landscapes, enjoy cocktails and fine wines in the bar and embark on expeditions and adventures by day. Day trips include a safari in Etosha National Park, ghost towns, hiking and relaxed wildlife tours in harbour towns.

To see the best of South Africa, book our Grand Tour of South Africa. Over two weeks you can take game drives in nature reserves and see Africa’s Big Five, visit the rolling green landscapes of the winelands and explore the vibrant cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town.

For safari tours of Africa, book our Discover Northern Tanzania Tour. This eight day tour begins in Arusha, from where you can drive to Lake Manyara, where you’ll find coffee and banana plantations and beautiful views from your lodge. See the Ngorogoro Conservation Area, which is located in a huge crater and is home to its own micro climate. Spend the next few days in the Serengeti, where you can see lions, wildebeest, zebra, leopards and more.

5 days a herd of giraffe standing on top of a dry grass field

Highlights of Northern Tanzania

Guide Price  £2,199  pp  

Packed with national parks, diverse landscapes and incredible wildlife, our Highlights of Northern Tanzania tour offers a truly unforgettable experience if you’re looking to explore and connect with the natural world of East Africa. This jewel of the African continent...

Wildlife holidays

Highlights of Northern Tanzania
7 days a large brown elephant standing in the dirt

Highlights of Kenya

Guide Price  £2,999  pp  

The Highlights of Kenya safari provides a comfortable standard of luxury accommodation in Sarova Mara camps and lodges, including stylish tents in the Masai Mara. Strategically located in several of the national parks and reserves, the camps offer a great...

Wildlife holidays

Highlights of Kenya
8 days a cat is standing on a rock

Discover Northern Tanzania

Guide Price  £4,199  pp  

Our extensive eight-day Discover Northern Tanzania 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...

Adventure holidays

Discover Northern Tanzania
7 days a herd of cattle standing on top of a grass covered field

Discover Kenya

Guide Price  £2,699  pp  

Discover Kenya is one of our most popular tours, and a fantastic introduction to the world of safaris, as it takes in many of Kenya's best-known national parks. Your tour will begin on the expansive plains of the Masai Mara...

Escorted tours

Discover Kenya
4 days Oudtshoorn

Highlights of the Garden Route

Guide Price  £799  pp  

Discover the unrivalled natural wonders of South Africa and enjoy the hidden gems of the world-famous Garden Route as you journey from your starting point in vibrant Cape Town to the coastal town of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape...

Escorted tours

Highlights of the Garden Route
7 days Whale Watching

Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands

Guide Price  £1,999  pp  

South Africa is known for its enviable natural beauty; magnificent mountains, incredible beaches, lush forests and sweeping vineyards. Our Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands tour lets you experience South Africa’s incredible scenery and immerse yourself in the country’s rich...

City holidays

Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands
12 days a bridge over a body of water

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

Guide Price  £3,599  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...

Couples Holidays

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari
8 days a lion standing on top of a grass covered field

Discover Southern Tanzania

Guide Price  £5,999  pp  

Our Discover Tanzania Tours are a wonderful way to venture off the usual safari track for your first-time experience of Southern Tanzania. This region of Africa boasts beautiful, remotely based reserves and national parks which are much quieter than other...

Safari holidays

Discover Southern Tanzania
12 days a large long train on a track near a field

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound

Guide Price  £6,099  pp  

Experience Africa’s stunning and expansive landscapes in style aboard the luxurious Shongololo Express. Your first-class safari adventure will see you taking one of six scenic routes across the plains and undulating hills of South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe...

Safari holidays

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound
13 days a large brown elephant standing in the grass

Grand Tour of East Africa

Guide Price  £5,099  pp  

Whether you're travelling to East Africa for the first time or you are returning to see more, our comprehensive 13-day tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the true spirit of these captivating countries. From the open plains...

Escorted tours

Grand Tour of East Africa
8 days a hand holding a colorful blanket

Wildlife and Warriors Tour

Guide Price  £2,099  pp  

This extensive tour offers you breath-taking scenery and wildlife along with cultural experiences, as you journey between Johannesburg and Durban. Breathe deeply as you take a leisurely drive along the awe-inspiring Panorama Route, punctuated by cascading waterfalls, dense forests, caves...

Couples Holidays

Wildlife and Warriors Tour
9 days a tree in the middle of a field

The Bush Rover Experience

Guide Price  £3,999  pp  

As one of our most popular Tanzania safari tours, the Bush Rover Experience package is a fantastic option if you are looking to explore world-class game reserves, conservation areas and intimate trails off-the-beaten track. There are few places on earth...

Escorted tours

The Bush Rover Experience

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.