Situated at the tip of the African continent and surrounded by two oceans, South Africa boasts scenic beauty, captivating wildlife, a wonderful climate, fascinating cultural heritage, quaint coastal villages and cosmopolitan cities.
In one trip, you can interact with meerkats in the Kalahari Desert, climb Table Mountain, sip world-class sumptuous wines, experience truly exhilarating Big Five game drives in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and relax on a sandy beach down the Garden Route.
Rest assured there is something for every type of traveler.
Botswana is undoubtedly one of the most incredible wildlife destinations in Africa. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta and a World Heritage site, consisting of 15 000 square kilometers of dazzling water channels, lagoons and islands, forming a unique wilderness sanctuary.
The Chobe National Park includes the Savute Channel and the natural beauty of the Linyanti River, famous for their large concentrations of elephant and buffalo.
These areas are easily combined using light aircraft charters which offer a bird's eye game viewing experience along the way.
Botswana is the perfect destination for those seeking wildlife sightings and pristine, unfenced surroundings.
Tanzania is Africa’s visual masterpiece. It's a country of natural splendor, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders.
You can explore the classic safari destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. However, you should add an exotic Zanzibar island escape to wash off the dust of witnessing mighty herds during their Great Migration. Discover off-the-beaten-path gems like chimpanzee trekking in the unspoiled rainforests of Mahale and Rubondo Island, and view game in the crowd free wild landscapes of Selous and Ruaha.
If like-changing adventure is what you seek, climb Kilimanjaro and stand on the roof of Africa.
Kenya has long-since captured the imagination of travelers. It boasts some of the most luxurious lodging options, from honeymoon hideaways, mobile safaris, private villas and classic Hemingway-style tented camps.
Explore the Masai Mara and experience the incredible annual Wildebeest migration between July to September. Watch impressive elephant herds in the Amboseli National Park and meet the cultural tribes of the Maasai and Samburu. Spend time in the bustling markets of Nairobi – a melting pot where colonial architecture meets African spirit and culture. Marvel at the snow-capped Mount Kenya or sip a cocktail on the beaches whilst feasting on the freshest catch.
Rwanda is known as the Land of a Thousand Hills and is home to the rare mountain gorillas. These incredible animals live in the misty mountains of the Volcanoes National Park and tracking a gorilla family will be a bucket list experience like no other.
Rwanda has many hidden treasures, that few know about, ranging from culture interaction, the emotive Genocide Memorial situated in Kigali, trekking through the Nyungwe forest with the busy chimpanzee, hiking the volcanoes and Big Five Safaris in Akagera National Park.
If you want to escape the tourists, Rwanda has plenty to offer.
This is definitely an adventure to add to your bucket list!
Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise waiting for your arrival. Set off the Tanzanian coastline, it has stretching sandy beaches, luxury resorts, history galore, a vibrant culture and some of the best dive spots in the world. It's where you sit back with a cocktail in hand and the azure water lapping at your feet as you relax after a safari in Kenya or Tanzania, or after Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda.
''The Spice Island'' is the quintessential place to end your African adventure. Watch the dhows gliding across the clear waters, or visit bustling street markets, exotic spice plantations and feast on cuisine freshly prepared by friendly locals.
Namibia takes you further off the grid than you ever thought possible. It's a country of astonishing contrasts from the expanse of the Namib Desert, the vast Etosha salt pan with magnificent wildlife, the eerily beautiful Skeleton Coast, the towering sand dunes of Sossuvlei, all the exciting activities in Swakopmund and cultural visits to the Himba tribe in Damaraland; a photographer's paradise.
Travel to seemingly inhabitable places and discover that life does more than just survive, it thrives.
A beautiful landlocked country, Zimbabwe is a haven for intrepid travelers and adventurers alike. Experience the magic of Victoria Falls ''The Smoke that Thunders'', one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, or visit the gems of Lake Kariba, Hwange National Park, Matopos, Gonarezhou National Park and Mana Pools National Park.
A journey here will show you dramatic landscapes, an incredibly rich culture, and exceptional game viewing experiences that include the Big Five. We recommend combining Zimbabwe with Botswana on a luxury houseboat cruise along the Chobe River, or a safari in the Okavango Delta.
As one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, Zambia offers an authentic taste of ''true'' safaris in areas like South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue. This is the country that started walking safaris back in the 50s – certainly still the purest and most thrilling way to see wildlife.
There is also great tiger and fly-fishing opportunities, as well as canoeing safaris, adrenaline-pumping white-water rafting and swimming to the edge of the Victoria Falls ''Devils Pool''. Expect herds of elephant and buffalo roaming the vast plains, along with lions, leopards, and cheetahs.
Zambia promises an uncrowded and unpretentious safari adventure.
Malawi is known as the ''warm heart of Africa''; one of the smallest and most scenic African countries.
The famous Lake Malawi is the world’s ninth largest freshwater lake offering excellent snorkeling, sailing, kayaking and diving; the perfect beach holiday. It is an amazing country to visit if you are wanting to get a feel of African life, culture, scenery and wildlife.
Keep in mind though that this is not a prime wildlife destination but that doesn't mean it should be missed, we'd suggest combining it with Zambia's South Luangwe National Park to get a bush and beach experience.
Small and untouched, Uganda is an ideal safari location and the source of the White Nile. It's also one of the last protected refuges of the increasingly rare mountain gorilla. Trek with an experience guide through Kibale Forest National Park to see its 13 species of primate.
Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and see the Big Five, including the tree-climbing lion. Boat trips along the Ishasha River promise water-dwelling birdlife, hippo pods and elephant herds lining the banks. Or enjoy heart-pounding white-water rafting, bungee jumping and fishing on the Nile.
Uganda's lodges are intimate and mostly owner-run, yet the quality of accommodation arranged is first rate.
Ethiopia is one of the most fascinating lands in the world, with a rich and varied history spanning long before Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire ever existed. It's a place of dramatic natural beauty, of mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and the magnificent Blue Nile falls. Climb over 3000 meters on the world-famous Simien Mountains or explore Africa’s lowest areas on the Danakil Depression.
In between, behold a scenery whose beauty knows no bounds – sweeping savannas, tempting lakes, lush highlands, alluring deserts, and plateaus. Ethiopia has a wealth of history being the only African country to have escaped European colonialism, preserving most of its cultural identity.
The Congo Basin expands across The Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
Second in size to the mighty Amazon, the forests of the Congo Basin contain the greatest number of mammals, primates, birds, amphibians, fish and swallowtail butterflies in Africa. Two iconic locations are located in this rainforest basin; Odzala-Kokoua and Dzanga-Sangha National Parks.
If you are an adventurer at heart and want to explore Africa in a truly pioneering way, while contributing to community and conservation - this is a destination to add to your bucket list.
The landscapes in Morocco are magnificent featuring distinction between sea and mountain. The climate is Mediterranean with warm dry summers and cool, mild winters.
With its mix of diverse, captivating panoramas and a rich kaleidoscope of culture, Morocco is an unbeatable destination, attracting culture lovers, backpackers, adventure travelers, couples, families and foodies.
This destination offers amazing adventures from trekking in the Atlas Mountains, camel riding in the Sahara, exploring the ancient and mysterious Arabic culture, spending a few nights in the gorgeous Dades Valley, and much more.
Awesome ancient wonders, endless golden sands and atmospheric local souqs make Egypt the ultimate travel destination.
The bustling bazaars; the imposing glory of the Pyramids of Giza and the world’s most famous lion with a human head (the iconic Sphinx). Only in Egypt can you sail into the sunset on a felucca cruise along the Nile, jump on the back of a camel and ride into Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, then float facing towards the sky in the glittering expanse of the Red Sea.
The Seychelles archipelago consists of 115 islands, many of which are unpopulated. The main islands of (Mahe, Praslin and La Digue) are granite-based with thick tropical foliage, while the outlying islands are low-lying coral. Unspoiled and beautiful, the Seychelles offers endless private beaches and crystal waters; the ideal getaway.
Be treated to picture-perfect white beaches dotted with massive black granite boulders, against the backdrop of forest-covered mountains. A bohemian mix of Creole, English and French, Seychelles is a little beach-rustic, and a bit colonial with hints of cosmopolitan.
The islands have a universal appeal, offering tranquility in luxurious settings, seafaring adventures on catamaran’s and far-flung islands to explore.
Mauritius lies like a rich green emerald in the turquoise velvet of the Indian Ocean. This magnificent volcanic, island is more than just beaches. Experience the bustle of Grand Baie, the pristine sands of Belle Mare, and the spectacular Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel.
With endless opportunities to connect with island culture and history, see the day to day dealings of sugar production, towers and forts built in the 1800s and mysterious shipwrecks. Mauritius speaks to the adventure-seeker, beach-lover and honeymooner, boasting pristine forest trails and tumbling waterfalls.
The island’s crystalline waters surround coral-studded coasts, exploding with life, offering some of the best diving and snorkeling in Africa.
As the fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar exudes the charm of an islet, with unspoiled beaches, a magical pirate island, spectacular Nosy Be archipelago, gorgeous lodges and unique wildlife to welcome you. Cut off from mainland Africa for millions of years, Madagascar is teeming with flora and fauna that exists nowhere else in the world.
There is much to do and while you can laze on a sandy beach and dip into crystalline waters to peak at coral reefs, we'd recommend exploring the rest of the island too. Madagascar's forests are home to incredible lemur sightings, no-so-shy chameleons, baobabs, aloes, geckoes, sifakas and octopus' trees.
Known for its spectacular beaches, marine life and time-warped old Portuguese towns. Mozambique's landscape diverse with dunes, lagoons, forests, estuaries, mangroves, plains, bush and beaches.
The mainland offers 2,500 kilometers of pristine white beaches, with a string of idyllic islands, glittering in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. With its unspoiled natural beauty and rich marine life, Mozambique is a favorite with honeymooners, scuba divers and water sports fanatics.
Here one can have the most incredible experiences swimming with whale sharks, dolphins and diving to coral reefs.
Reunion boasts extreme landscapes, from the lava fields of the south to the palm-fringed beaches of the west, jagged peaks of the inland plateau and forests filled with flora and fauna, there is certainly no shortage of attractions. Unlike Mauritius and the Seychelles, Reunion gives you the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore an island steeped in history and natural wonders.
This is not your postcard beach holiday but one far more fulfilling with the chance to witness volcanic activity, hike into moonlike craters, summit mysterious mountains and go horse-riding through lush rainforests.
For the thrill-seekers there's canyoning down waterfalls, world-class surfing, scuba-diving, paragliding and mountain biking.
Surrounded by deep blue waters, flourishing coral reefs and powder white beaches, the chain of islands that makes up the Maldives provides the ultimate destination to unwind with a delicious cocktail whilst lounging in a hammock or, for those slightly more active, exploring the vivid coral reefs on excellent snorkeling and scuba diving excursions.
If you're looking for an idyllic honeymoon destination or just want some time out on a secluded and luxurious island retreat, the Maldives is the perfect destination for you.