A list of our Top Destinations in Africa includes visiting South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
National Park and animal-packed Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and thousands of people every year fulfil their lifetime achievement of climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. On the coast, Zanzibar is exotic, intriguing and steeped in the unique Swahili culture.
HIGHLIGHTS: Arusha, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park
Straddling the Equator, with shimmering lakes, lofty mountains and mysterious forests, Uganda contains four of Africa’s seven Great Lakes, it’s the source of the White Nile at Jinja, and it has the greatest variety of primates anywhere in Africa, including chimpanzees and mountain gorillas.
HIGHLIGHTS: Mountain Gorillas, Jinja and the Nile River, Kampala
Stony deserts, fertile forests and grassy plains are home to an abundance of animals and colourful ethnic peoples. Highlights are the high-altitude colonial-built capital of Nairobi, the vast and untamed Masai Mara National Reserve, and the string of scenic soda lakes that litter the Great Rift Valley.
HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Nakuru National Park, Mombasa, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mt Kenya
One of the most beautiful and varied countries in the world, with a range of landscapes, magnificent natural beauty, a multitude of game reserves and national parks, over 4,000 kilometres of coastline and vibrant cities such as Cape Town and Johannesburg.
HIGHLIGHTS: Wild Coast / Transkei, Hermanus – Garden Route, Durban – Drakensberg, Cape Area, National Parks
Compelling beauty and wide horizons dominated by the brooding and desolate Namib Desert, which has the highest sand dunes in the world. See the sun sink over Fish River Canyon, watch animals at Etosha’s National Park’s waterholes, and go dune bashing around the coastal resort of Swakopmund.
HIGHLIGHTS: Fish River Canyon, Sossusvlei – Sesriem Canyon, Etosha National Park, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Solitaire – Tropic of Capricorn – Swakopmund
With pearly white beaches and azure waters, Mozambique offers some of the most marine rich coastlines in southern Africa. The primary attraction is diving or snorkelling at some of the many reefs along its shores including the small islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
HIGHLIGHTS: Inhambane Beaches, Spectacular Diving Reefs, Bazaruto Archipelago, Vilanculos Beaches
The principal attraction is the Victoria Falls, best experienced in the spray drenched rain forest of Victoria Falls National Park. A wide number of adventure activities are focused on the falls and there are endless ways to experience the mighty Zambezi.
HIGHLIGHTS: Victoria Falls, Antelope Park, Zambezi River
The Okavango Delta’s maze of lagoons, secret waterways and palm-dotted islands are an ideal destination for nature lovers, while the Chobe National Park with its floodplains and acacia woodlands is the best place to see elephant drink their fill from the Chobe River.
HIGHLIGHTS: Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta
Forest, mountains and rural villages, but its best known for Lake Malawi, or ‘Lake of Stars’ as explorer David Livingstone named it, an enormous freshwater inland sea. The rustic resorts on the lakeshore are ideal places to kick back in the sand and watch the sun sink into the lake as fisherman return to shore with the day’s catch.
HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Malawi