Africa Destinations

Southern Africa

South Africa is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on the planet. There is truly something to offer here for everyone whether you seek a romantic honeymoon or incredible family safari. Explore the world-renowned Kruger National Park and its surrounding game reserves, ocean beaches, and stunning coastlines and mountains. Cape Town is one of the world’s most gorgeous cities where you can enjoy world-class wines & cuisine, unique history & culture and the picturesque Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula.

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated between the mighty Zambezi River in the north and the Limpopo River along its southern border. Zimbabwe is home to a wonderful diversity of wildlife and wilderness areas including the lush Mana Pools and Lake Kariba on the Zambezi, the dry woodlands of Gona Re Zhou in the south and the red Kalahari sands of Hwange National Park in the west home to some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.

Zambia is well known for walking safaris, vast and remote National Parks, and beautiful seasonal wildlife viewing. It is also home to the mighty Zambezi River along its southern border as well as one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Victoria Falls, which it shares with neighboring Zimbabwe. Most of the country has a mild and pleasant climate while the river valleys are hotter and more humid, the north is bordered by Lake Tanganyika, one of Africa’s largest lakes.

Mozambique is characterized by laid-back African charm, white sandy Indian Ocean beaches, and low-key yet beautifully styled boutique beach resorts, Mozambique is a tropical paradise for those seeking barefoot luxury. Tourism in Mozambique is centered on its islands and beaches including the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos known for their pristine coral reefs. Once one of Africa’s greatest parks before it was devastated by 30 years of civil war that ended in 1992, Gorongosa National Park is beginning its comeback with growing wildlife numbers.

Namibia is renowned for its arid desert landscapes, wide-open vistas, spectacular coastline and enormous National Parks and Community Conservancies that make up over 42% of the country's landmass. Here you can track endangered black rhino on foot, explore dry river systems for elusive desert-adapted elephant, climb the tallest sand dunes and meet the incredible and diverse local tribes and communities that call Namibia home.

Botswana is situated in the heart of Southern Africa, Botswana is a very dry and flat country with most of the country dominated by the Kalahari Desert. The remaining area is the lush and tropical Okavango Delta, one of the largest and most pristine protected areas in all of Africa. Nowhere else on earth rivals the vastness of this wonderland of meandering river channels and islands filled with adventure and wildlife such as lions, elephants, and buffalo.

Suggested Itineraries

Cape to Kruger

From the windings coasts and picturesque winelands of Cape Town to the incredible Kruger National Park in the north, this ‘Best of South Africa’ safari is for those looking to experience the dramatic landscapes, diverse culture, and amazing wildlife this beautiful country has to offer. South Africa is considered a year-round destination and suitable for all types of travelers including couples, families, small groups, honeymoons, destination weddings, and offers quality and value for most budgets.

Malaria-Free Safari

No medications or vaccinations needed on this exploration of two of northern South Africa’s most spectacular wildlife reserves; magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve home to Africa’s Big Five and the rolling red dunes of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Gaze under the stars in your personal star bed, trek for meerkats on foot and search for unique desert adapted species like black-maned lions, brown hyenas and at night, the ever-elusive aardvark!

Bush & Beach

Combine a safari over land in near Kruger National Park with a relaxing stay in the tranquility of the Quirimbas Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, the largest undeveloped coastline on the planet. Not only will you experience a guided safari on game drives, guided walks, you’ll get to relax and recuperate on the shores of the Indian Ocean and explore the surrounding reefs to snorkel, dive, and have a sundowner on a local sailing dhow.

Highlights of Southern Africa

Enjoy the highlights of the region from the coast and winelands of Cape Town, to the wilds of Botswana’s Okavango Delta & Kalahari Desert, and finally stay on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River at Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall on the planet.

Ultimate Namibia Safari

Climb the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, then fly up the Skeleton Coast to the heart of Damaraland, home to some of the last few desert-adapted elephants and black rhino left in Africa. Continue even further north to the magical Kunene River region, home to the iconic Himba people. Explore the boulders, dunes, riverbanks and rock formations that makeup this African moonscape by 4x4 landrovers, quad-bikes, riverboats and on foot. This trip is for those that have already seen the savannas and Big Five species and are ready to delve even further into on of Africa’s most remote and wild landscapes.

Zambia Walking Safari

For the truly adventurous and repeat safari enthusiasts, get off the beaten track and enjoy the wildlife-rich South Luangwa Valley, one of Africa’s best kept secrets where you explore by vehicle and on foot with your expert guide, then enjoy Lake Malawi’s beaches from your lodge on Likoma Island, a unique bush & beach combination that relatively few travelers ever experience.

Africa Destinations

East Africa

Kenya Straddling the equator on the East Coast of Africa, Kenya is the birthplace of safari and home to some of Africa’s best known wildlife areas and tribal communities including the semi-nomadic Maasai and Samburu, as well as Kikuyu farmers and coastal Swahili. Experience private reserves in the central highlands teeming with wildlife, massive elephants at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and the world famous Masai Mara known for its annual migration of more than a million wildebeest and zebra.

Tanzania East Africa’s largest country and the land of Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Zanzibar. Tanzania is a destination rich with safari tradition and adventure and offers something for everyone. With wildlife rich parks in the north, massive wilderness areas in the south, tranquil beaches and islands of the Indian Ocean in the east and primates in the west it is one of Africa’s most diverse destinations.

Rwanda is a fast-developing country entering a time of prosperity after a troubled past. Today the country is known as one of the best places to trek for endangered mountain gorillas, one of the most captivating and magical wildlife experiences on earth.

Uganda is home to the Nile River, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a critical refuge for the endangered mountain gorilla. Diverse landscapes offer a variety of activities including game drives in search of elephant and tree climbing lions, river cruises in search of hippo and crocodiles, trekking on foot for chimpanzees and gorillas and for the thrill seekers -whitewater rafting on the Nile.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Kenya Safari

Experience the best of Kenya, where the safari experience all began. Begin with a must-stop visit the Sheldrick Elephant  Orphanage in Nairobi. Depart by plane to the Chyulu Hills at the foot of iconic Mount  Kilimanjaro. Head northwards to the highlands of the Laikipia Plateau boasting a variety of rare and endangered wildlife like rhino, grevy's zebra, and reticulated giraffe. Then fly south to the Masai Mara, one of the most prolific wildlife reserves in Africa and home to large densities of predators like lions, leopard, and cheetah, as well as the annual Wildebeest Migration (July to October).

Romance in East Africa

Embark to some of the best destinations in Kenya beginning from Nairobi, Masai Mara the diverse and scenic Laikipia Plateau for a wildlife and cultural safari. This pairs perfectly with an optional beach extension to the Swahili Coast or a private island getaway in the Seychelles archipelago. 

Highlights of East Africa

Trek for the rare and endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga mountains of Rwanda, then continue on to the wilds of Serengeti in search of the Great Migration, then onto Ngorongoro Crater one of the eight wonders of the natural world, and ending with the beaches and culture of the Spice Island of Zanzibar on the Swahili Coast.

The Great Migration

Begin from Arusha, Tanzania and then onto a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park, with great opportunities to see large herds of elephants and a number of the bizarre and iconic Baobab trees. Continue by 4x4 vehicle up the rift valley wall to the lush highlands of Ngorongoro Crater, one of the eight wonders of the natural world and home to Africa's big five. Finally venture out into the vast Serengeti plains, a world heritage site, and one of the most magnificent wildlife safari destinations on the continent home the annual wildebeest migration as well as large numbers of predators like lions, hyenas and the endangered cheetah.

Wild Tanzania

Enjoy the truly remote wilderness of Southern Tanzania’s vast Katavi and Selous National Parks for the ultimate off the beaten track safari for the adventurous. We recommend recuperating after your safari for a few days at one of the serene tropical beaches on the Indian Ocean.

Epic Flying Safari

Experience the highlights of Africa on with your own private plane and guide on this epic adventure. Begin with Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, then experience a Serengeti safari in search of the wildebeest migration, onwards to one of the eight wonders of the world Ngorongoro Crater home to Africa's big five, and then trek for chimpanzees in Mahale forest. Continue onwards to Likoma Island in Lake Malawi to relax on the beach, then onto Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River before flying to the Africa's 'garden of eden' the Okavango Delta. Then fly to the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei in remote Namibia before ending in the 'mother city' of Cape Town.

Africa Destinations

Northern Africa

Egypt is a land filled with both ancient and contemporary historical sites including the Great Pyramids, Luxor and Aswan. Explore the ancient sites with a private guide and gain insights into Egypt’s fascinating and evolving history, culture and contemporary political issues.

Ethiopia is a land filled with charm, mystery, and fascination where you can explore lakes, rivers, mountain peaks, visit the rock-hewn ancient churches of Lalibela and delve into the culture and history of this exotic land.

Morocco Travel to Morocco for a safe and vibrant journey led by expert guides. Explore the bazaars of Marakech and Fez, hike among Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains, and experience the vastness of the Sahara Desert.

Africa Destinations

Islands

Madagascar is a place like no other on earth and has even been called the ‘8th continent’ by some for its mesmerizing and vibrant biodiversity. The world’s fourth largest island is home to palm-fringed beaches to semi-arid desert, limestone formations, active volcanoes and sweeping savanna plateaus. Though a vast and developing country, the rareness of the natural phenomena found nowhere else makes this one of the most rewarding adventure destinations on the planet. For the adventurers and explorers.

Mauritius is a sublime tropical island paradise located south of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. This large island boasts more than 100 miles of coastline with a variety of beach resorts and is perfect for a romantic beach getaway after your safari.

Seychelles is an island archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean nearly 1000 miles east of mainland Africa. The islands of the Seychelles have a tranquil, timeless harmony. Its gorgeous fluffy white beaches are regarded as some of the best in the world and the astounding biological diversity of the lush forests and warm turquoise oceans rivals Darwin’s famed Galapagos.

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