Africa

Africa has 54 countries, the most on any continent and is the second largest continent in terms of both land area and population.

It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, by the Red Sea to the northeast, and by the Indian Ocean to the southeast. This vast continent spans over 8,000km (5,000 mi) north to south and 7,500km (4,800 mi) east to west (not including islands) and also contains the world’s longest river—the 6,650km long (4,100 mi) Nile River running from Burundi to Egypt. 

Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at 5,890m (19,340 ft). Djibouti’s Lake Assal is the second lowest point on Earth, the saltiest lake outside Antarctica, and one of the hottest places on Earth.

While the first activity most people associate with Africa is safaris, there are endless possibilities for adventure. You can venture into the Sahara with a Tuareg caravan, visit pygmy villages, hike through jungles to watch gorillas, relax on tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, experience arguably the world’s best wildlife safaris, snack on exotic treats, travel down a river in a dugout “pirogue”, travel across savannah on a colonial-era railway, and much more.



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Western Cape, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari This 12 night itinerary will allow you to enjoy the delights of the Western Cape, experience the spectacular beaches of the Garden Route and view the ‘Big Five’ in their natural surroundin...
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Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas SUMMARY Journey through the heart of East Africa and be amazed by the astounding diversity of landscapes – verdant highlands, steamy rainforests, beaches and grasslands – home to some of the plane...
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Lion Sands Four lodges and three treehouses in both the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve The only private reserve to feature lodges both in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Kruger Nat...
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Zimbabwe Walking & Wildlife In the east, ridges rise up towards high plateaus broken by gorges and valleys beneath towering peaks. South of here great ruins stand testament to a bygone civilisation that once ruled this land. ...
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Classic Kenya Our tailor made Kenya tours offer the opportunity to experience classic Kenyan sights on safari, on foot, by helicopter, and on a camel trek. The striking Lewa Downs guarantee an exciting safari exper...
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Classic Botswana Start this itinerary in Livingstone so you can experience the sights and sounds of Victoria Falls. What would an African adventure to this region be without a trip to these waterfalls, after all. Anot...
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Family Safari to Kenya Introduce your children to the thrills of African wildlife with a family safari in Kenya. Your family will experience the African wilderness on trips to the semi-arid Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Ma...
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Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is a luxury lodge perfect for travellers who wish to experience the wonders of the Serengeti with all modern conveniences. Experience thrilling Serengeti game drive...
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Luxury Namibia Flying Safari NamibRand, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Skeleton Coast & Koakaveld Namibia is a photographer's dream and adventurer's paradise. Stunning landscapes, nomadic tribes and rare endangered animals make f...
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