From its wildlife-rich rolling plains to its fertile winelands, Africa enchants us. Imagine drifting over the rolling plains of the Maasai Mara at dawn on a hot-air balloon ride, or sitting with your toes buried in golden sands overlooking Zanzibar’s calm waters as the sun sets.
Whether your dream is to float silently along Botswana’s meandering waterways in a traditional canoe, soak up the buzz of Cape Town’s world-class waterfront, or watch in awe as over a million wildebeest thunder across the wilds of the Serengeti, we can make it happen. From tracking Gorillas in the jungle of Rwanda to cage diving with Great Whites off the South African coast, there is adventure to be had throughout this vast continent.
Those seeking a bit of R&R will love the opulence of some of the worlds finest hotels and the luxury of the Indian Ocean beach resorts. Africa is home to adventure untold and vibrant cities that welcome you.
The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. The experience is exceptional whether this is your first safari or you’re an expert. Wildlife is abundant (including the big 5), with big cat sightings being particularly impressive.
Visit the Mara between July and October to witness the incredible migration of wildebeest as they move between the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania and the Mara in search of fresh pasture. One of the most popular ways to experience the Mara is on a hot air balloon safari – rising at dawn over the plains before enjoying a bush breakfast on landing – a real bucket list activity.
Wine and Luxury
For a countryside escape full of taste and luxury, visit the Cape Winelands. Franschoek is known as the ‘food-and-wine capital’ of South Africa and boasts several top-notch restaurants and many internationally-acclaimed wineries. The historic towns of Paarl and Stellenbosch are both celebrated for their cabernet sauvignon.
The hotels and guesthouses of the Cape Wine Route often have a quaint country feel about them, and there are a number of outstanding and stylish hotels as well. Smaller and more intimate than many of the hotels in Cape Town your stay will be tailored and personal.
Incredible Natural Namibia
Go on a journey through this land from the lush wetlands of the Zambezi Region, to the world’s second largest canyon. Visitors to the Skeleton Coast find some of the most unspoilt and rugged coastline in the world and the desolate Namib Desert is home to some of the highest sand dunes in the world.
A vast and unspoilt country, its dramatically contrasting landscapes and natural attractions have remained untouched for centuries meaning the wildlife of Namibia is astonishing. The birdlife and vast national parks including Etosha, Africa’s oldest national park, provide great wildlife encounters.
To many Egypt means Pyramids, Tutankhamen’s tomb and a trip down a big river. But they’re in denial. For divers Egypt is all about the Red Sea, and the dream destination of Sharm El Sheikh. Just beyond the shore lie cool, azure waters, beautiful coves, millions of fish, fantastic visibility, sheltered reefs, towers, pinnacles, walls, coral gardens and wrecks. They all combine to create a world-class scuba diving destination. About 12 miles south of Sharm el Sheik is Ras Mohamed National Park, the first Egyptian national park. Due to the mixing of these waters, the area hosts healthy coral reefs and myriad reef and pelagic fish species.
Nestled deep in the heart of Eastern Africa, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to half of the last remaining wild mountain gorillas and boasts the highest concentration of primates in the world. The Virunga Mountains of Rwanda are considered to be more accessible, as they are located only a short drive from the capital city of Kigali and habituated gorillas tend to stay closer to the fringes of the volcanic foothills. Wading through the dense foliage of the African jungle with ears pricked for the spine tingling thud of a lumbering silverback is a real bucket list adventure.
Africa is a dream beach holiday destination. Laze on exotic beaches of the Kenyan coast, relax on the tropical island of Zanzibar, or bathe in the Red Sea on one of our Egypt holidays. If you’re looking for sun-kissed Africa beach holidays beneath a cloudless sky, then head to the east coast of Africa: to the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and their tropical islands. Sandy beaches, clear water, coconut palms and tropical colours characterise beach holidays on this coastline. This is the perfect area to relax before or after a safari. You can do nothing at all, or get involved in the many activities available, both in and out of the water.