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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.

8 days

The Saruni Experience with Rhino Tracking Tour

Guide Price £6,269 pp  

The Saruni Collection is a group of luxurious individual lodges and tented camps located in some of Kenya's most beautiful and private wildlife conservancies. These lodges not only offer fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities but they also provide elegant comfort while...

Wildlife holidays

The Saruni Experience with Rhino Tracking Tour
7 days

Splendours of Zambia and South Luangwa with Lusaka

Guide Price £3,199 pp  

An untamed wilderness, discover Africa’s hidden gem – Zambia. Spend a night in the thriving capital Lusaka, enjoying fine-dining and shopping before escaping the bustle and immersing yourself in Zambia’s unspoiled plains. Explore authentic Zambian villages, track the awe-inspiring Big...

Safari holidays

Splendours of Zambia and South Luangwa with Lusaka
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...

Escorted tours

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...

Adventure holidays

Norman Carr Walking Safaris
13 days

Madagascar Classic Tour

Guide Price £2,379 pp  

Join our scenic tour of Madagascar and discover the dramatic landscapes waiting in abundance from the highlands of hills and mountains, through to rainforests and dry forests as well as the mountain ranges of Andringitra and Isalo National Park, which...

Couples Holidays

Madagascar Classic Tour
8 days

The Elewana SkySafari - Tanzania

Guide Price £4,459 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
3 days

Angama Mara Fly-In Safari

Guide Price £2,219 pp  

Taking inspiration from the Swahili word for 'suspended in mid-air’, Angama Mara is situated on a hillside high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley in what many consider to be the best position in the Masai Mara. Angama...

Luxury holidays

Angama Mara Fly-In Safari
3 days

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Fly-in

Guide Price £1,579 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...

Wildlife holidays

Serena Mivumo River Lodge Fly-in
3 days

Larsens Camp fly-in Safari

 

Larsens' tented camp is set on lush lawns along the bank of the Ewaso Ng'iro River, a life line for the Samburu National Reserve. Tranquillity and nature embrace you the minute you enter the camp, with the river being the...

Safari holidays

Larsens Camp fly-in Safari
7 days

Splendours of Zambia and Lower Zambezi with Lusaka

Guide Price £2,879 pp  

A true safari paradise, visit the vast unspoiled savannahs of Zambia – still relatively unknown by your average tourist. The original walking safaris began here, and as such, nature lovers will never be far from incredible wildlife like Africa’s Big...

Wildlife holidays

Splendours of Zambia and Lower Zambezi with Lusaka
3 days

Olare Mara Kempinski Camp Fly-In Safari

Guide Price £1,199 pp  

Your luxury safari begins when you fly directly to the Masai Mara airstrip before being transferred to your accommodation at Olare Mara Kempinski. Nestled in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy – home to a huge variety of wildlife – visitors are...

Couples Holidays

Olare Mara Kempinski Camp Fly-In Safari
3 days

Mara Plains fly-in Safari

 

Mara Plains Camp one of the smallest and most personal camps’ in Masai Mara. Guests can game drive in both the Masai Mara National Reserve which is only a few hundred meters away or in the privacy of the neighbouring...

Luxury holidays

Mara Plains fly-in 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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