Vast, wild and unpredictable, Africa has always had a rugged mystique, enticing travellers to its tropical jungles, game-rich savannah lands, exquisite beaches and undulating deserts. For many years the continent was ravaged by war and unrest – between indigenous people and colonial powers, as well as internal factions – and there are still certain parts of Africa that are considered no-go zones, but many previously hostile regions have settled into peace and opened up to tourism, providing a brand new set of adventures for the intrepid tourist. From the beaches of Cape Town to the historical ruins of Great Zimbabwe, and the plains of the Serengeti to the coral gardens of the Egyptian coast, Africa offers some of the most striking scenic, natural and cultural attractions in the world.
Track the ’Big 5’ in some of the continent’s fabulous game parks: the vast game-filled plains of Tanzania’s haunting Serengeti, the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in South Africa, or perhaps Kenya’s Shaba Game Reserve, still renowned for its links with the ‘Born Free’ lioness, Elsa.
Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant & Buffalo
These animals got their name as they were considered the most difficult and dangerous to hunt. Although the ‘Big 5’ can be seen in most reserves and national parks, it is never guaranteed, after all, you are in the wild! Remember, it’s not just the ‘Big 5’ that makes you safari experience; it could be the numerous other animals, bird life, insects, vegetation, breath-taking scenery and the overwhelming feeling of returning to the wilderness.
Botswana is a land of dramatic contrasts; from the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta to the large elephant herds in the Chobe National Park and the desert-like landscape of Savute…
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South Africa is a “world in one country”, from cosmopolitan Cape Town to the mountain peaks of Kwazulu Natal, from the crashing surf of the Atlantic…
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From the open plains of the Serengeti to the natural amphitheatre of the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the world’s seven natural wonders – and to the sun kissed beaches of Zanzibar,
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Referred to by the ancient San people as ‘the land God made in anger’, Namibia’s essence lies in its huge deep blue skies and wide-open vistas that melt idly into the far horizon.
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From the Eastern Highlands to the Mana Pools National Park and the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s incredible diversity makes it one of Africa’s finest untouched wilderness areas.
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Offering some of the finest beaches and tropical islands in Africa, Mozambique is a gem just waiting to be discovered. With easy access from South and East Africa, Mozambique is easily combined with an African journey.
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When it comes to wildlife, Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers, and some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent…
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There are about 790 mountain gorillas in the world with over 460 in Uganda. A visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest will bring you face to face with our closest animal relative.
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Kenya’s biodiversity is fascinating. Endless savannah plains and scorched deserts are interrupted by snow-capped mountains, cool highlands and equatorial forests.
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