Best Africa Tours & Trips 2017 / 2018
Africa tours & trips offer a startlingly diverse range of things to see and do. From searing deserts and high mountain peaks, to equatorial forests, sparkling lakes and romantic beaches. And most especially animals by the thousands.
If you are interested in embarking on an african safari and getting up close and personal with wild animals and numerous species of birds, then East Africa and Southern Africa should be on your bucket list.
Destinations that are popular with African safaris in East Africa are Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Destinations that are popular with African safaris in Southern Africa are Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.
Africa tours offers the opportunity to combine exploration and adventure with relaxation. In Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa you can combine your African safari with a beach holiday in some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
You can also fly to Mauritius, Mozambique or Seychelles for an unforgettable beach vacation on powdery white sandy beaches perfect for romantics, families and newly-wed couples.
East Africa Tours & Trips
Africa Tours to Kenya
Kenya is a land where your every expectation for a breathtaking holiday in Africa is exceeded. It is especially recommended for those going on an African safari for the first time. It has an efficient tourist infrastructure with a dazzling choice of game lodges and camps to suit all budgets.
Watching the seasonal great migration – between July and October is a spectacular Kenya safari experience for even the most discerning traveler, and the abundance of resident wildlife is simply unimaginable.
Bird watching is exceptional especially in the Great Rift Valley region including Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo.
The Kenyan coastline offers pristine stretches of beach edged by the azure blue waters of the warm Indian Ocean. Here you can simply relax or engage in watersports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, deep sea fishing and kite surfing.
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Africa Tours to Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the continents most sort after African safari destinations. The East African country packs a visual punch with landscapes ranging from wide-open savannahs and great lakes to beautiful Indian Ocean beaches and Africa’s highest mountain.
The popular Northern parks with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offers one of the best classical safaris in Africa, especially if timed with the yearly great migration.
A safari in Tanzania enable you to meet tribal people like the hunter-gathering Hadzabe to the pastoralist Maasai people.
Many travellers to Tanzania attempt climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak at 5,895 meters above sea level. There are scheduled Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours.
Just off the coastline of Tanzania sits Zanzibar Island, an archipelago that is rich in history, culture and all things exotic. Zanzibar offer a perfect respite after an action-packed safari. See the popular Africa tours & trips to Tanzania.
Africa Tours to Uganda
Uganda offer the opportunity to experience wildlife viewing in both forest and wide-open grasslands. The country is home to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas — about 300 animals. Most of them are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest while the remaining are found in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Much of the highlands of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site are covered in lush rainforest and bamboo. There are also plenty of other wildlife roaming the park including zebra, elephant, buffalo, antelope and numerous birds.
Both Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park offer wonderful savannah safaris with good wildlife viewing, however, animals are not as abundant compared to the top parks of Kenya and Tanzania.
Chimpanzees can be seen in the forests of Kibale, Bugondo and Kalinzu. See the popular Africa tours & trips to Uganda.
Southern Africa Tours & Trips
Africa Tours to Botswana
Botswana is the leader in low-density upmarket tourism. This eco-tourism approach promotes a true wilderness experience.
Attractions include the evergreen Okavanga delta an idyllic oasis that is teeming with diverse botanical and fauna species best discovered by mokoro canoe, saltpans, dry deserts, savanna grasslands and delta waterways.
Abundant animals and birds can be seen in Moremi National Reserve and Chobe National Park including many predators and large herds of elephants.
The downside is that safari holidays in Botswana are costly with few budget options. See the popular Africa tours to Botswana.
Africa Tours to South Africa
South Africa is a great destination for a varied holiday in Africa. It offers fantastic wildlife viewing, beautiful beaches and trendy cities.
Kruger National Park is the flagship park and offers many self-drive and budget options. All the Big Five can be seen here. Other parks include Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Sabi Sand, Mala Mala, Phinda and Shamwari.
Adventurous outdoors guests find plenty to occupy their time with world-class golf, scuba diving, shark dives, mountain biking, hiking and bungee jumping.
South Africa has a wide variety of habitats and scenery with good infrastructure. However, safari holidays have less wilderness appeal and the wildlife parks are fenced.
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Africa Tours to Namibia
Namibia’s harsh environment characterised by the Kalahari Desert and the Namib Desert form a magnificent backdrop for a different kind of African safari.
The southern Africa country offers good self-drive safari options, excellent guided safaris options and well developed infrastructure.
A must see destination is Etosha National Park, a seasonal wildlife magnet. Other protected areas include Namib Rand Private Game Reserve, Waterburg Plateau National Park and Fish River Canyon.
Animal populations are smaller, but sightings tend to be rewarding. Namibia safari holidays offer both high-end and budget safaris. Together with wildlife viewing other favourite activities include bird watching and river fishing. See the popular Africa tours to Namibia.
Africa Tours to Zimbabwe
Because of the political situation in Zimbabwe, tourists numbers are few and prices are competitive, but the main parks and reserves are still cared for and well worth visiting.
Hwange NP is not to be missed and Mana Pools offers great canoeing safaris on the Zambezi River. Other notable protected areas include Nyanga, Matobo and Gonarezhou.
Visitors get to see Victoria Falls, the world’s largest uninterrupted sheet of falling water.
Bird watching is great especially in Hwange National Park, Gonarezhou National Park and the adjoining Malilangwe Game Reserve. There are some decline of facilities and wildlife numbers.
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Africa Tours to Zambia
An African safari holiday in Zambia is not about ticking off the Big Five. Highly professional guides will share their knowledge on game drives, safaris walks, horseback riding safaris and night game drives.
A canoeing safari down River Zambezi is not to be missed by adventure-centric travellers. Visitors get to see Victoria Falls.
Holidays in Zambia offer good wildlife and birdlife viewing, small eco-friendly bushcamps, true wilderness experience and low-density tourism. However, there are few other attractions to supplement a safari.
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