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.

15 days

Grand Tour of South Africa

Guide Price £3,899 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...

Safari holidays

Grand Tour of South Africa
8 days

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

Discover Kenya

Guide Price £3,299 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...

Couples Holidays

Discover Kenya
4 days Oudtshoorn

Highlights of the Garden Route

Guide Price £799 pp  

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

Adventure holidays

Highlights of the Garden Route
7 days Franschhoek

Discover the Cape, Whales, and Winelands

Guide Price £2,199 pp  

You'll start your tour in Cape Town , an eclectic melting pot of culture, awarded the accolade of 'best city in the world' many times – and for good reason. As stylish as it is vibrant, experience lush botanical gardens,...

Adventure holidays

Discover the Cape, Whales, and Winelands
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...

Adventure holidays

The Elewana SkySafari - Tanzania
5 days

Highlights of Northern Tanzania

Guide Price £2,199 pp  

Highlights of Northern Tanzania 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 smaller...

Wildlife holidays

Highlights of Northern Tanzania
7 days

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...

Escorted tours

Highlights of Kenya
4 days Safari bus in Tsavo

Mombasa Rendezvous Safari

Guide Price £799 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 Mombasa...

Adventure holidays

Mombasa Rendezvous Safari
12 days

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...

Safari holidays

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari
5 days

Through the Rift Valley

Guide Price £2,999 pp  

Our Through the Rift Valley 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 , boasting...

Wildlife holidays

Through the Rift Valley
8 days

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

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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