Africa Tour Holidays
Desert cities, steamy jungle and wildlife-dotted plains have enticed travellers to Africa for decades – and an escorted tour is the perfect way to get under the skin of this fascinating continent.
Looking for wildlife? Spot the Big Five on a classic safari holiday, or hike through Uganda’s mountains in search of majestic gorillas. Want to explore off the beaten track? We can show you the baobab forests of Madagascar, or the ancient rock churches of Ethiopia. Fancy a bit of luxury? On our South African tours, you could sip fine wines or travel on a plush vintage train through the bush.
There’s also North Africa, for a taste of the exotic just a few hours’ flight from the UK. You could discover thousands of years of history on an Egypt sightseeing holiday or enjoy souk shopping and desert camping in Morocco.
Our South Africa, Namibia and the Skeleton Coast tour takes in Luanda, Angola’s bustling capital city home to almost 3 million people. The bustling city of Luanda has been transformed in recent years by oil and diamond wealth, this can be seen by the new constructions and the many skyscrapers that dot its incredible skyline.
Botswana offers incredible wildlife and natural beauty. Chobe National Park in the north of the country covers 4,500 square miles of unspoilt nature at its finest. Mix land and sea as you take a safari tour to see the elephants, lions and many other animals that call Chobe home, and then cruise along the Chobe River where you’ll witness rare bird species like the majestic fish eagle. Both our Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari and Tracks of Africa visit beautiful Botswana.
Cape Verde & Madeira
Our Islands of Cape Verde and Madeira include stops in two of the stunning West African islands that make up Cape Verde; Mindelo and Praia. This former Portuguese colony boasts stunning, unspoilt sandy beaches with turquoise waters, beautiful neoclassical buildings and rugged scenery that will leave you speechless. Praia, Cape Verde’s pretty capital city, can also be visited on our South Africa, Namibia and the Skeleton Coast tour.
Egypt needs no introduction, more than living up to expectations. For many of our clients, experiencing it is a dream come true. Entering dynamic Cairo is the beginning of a journey into an ancient world of familiar stories peopled by kings and commoners from a hedonistic age now woven into bustling modern day life. Go on a 7 night river cruise along the Nile where you’ll board the wonderful Presidential Nile Cruise ship on a journey from Luxor to Aswan. Or extend your tour and visit Cairo and Alexandria before you board your ship.
Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, has a population of 102 million, making it the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second most populous African country after Nigeria.
Our Scenic and Cultural Treasures of Ethiopia tour takes in both major cities like Addis Ababa and breathtaking nature like the Simien Mountains National Park to see the best of this highly diverse country.
Kenya is truly the home of the Safari and a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, not just for the spectacular wildlife but also for the sweeping vistas of the Great Rift Valley, shimmering lakes and pristine beaches. The great range of natural habitats means that there is plenty to explore, and an abundance of species to encounter on your holiday to Kenya. Visit the forested Aberdare Mountains, the beautiful lakes of Naivasha and Nakuru and the famous Maasai Mara on your trip through Kenya’s great National Parks.
Madagascar is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, over 90 percent of its wildlife is not found anywhere else on the planet, including the lemur. Our Land of the Lemur tour takes in much of Madagascar, exploring the unique flora and fauna this breathtaking island has to offer.
Morocco, which is situated in the North of Africa and right on the Mediterranean coast, is recognised for its bright and colourful cities, beautiful landscapes, mountain ranges and its vast Sahara Desert. An escorted holiday to Morocco will take you on an adventure through the buzzing and historical cities of Fez, Casablanca and Marrakech and into the lush valleys, towering Atlas Mountains and sands of the Sahara Desert. Alternatively, take a cruise along the Cape Verde & African Shores and stop off in Morocco en route.
Namibia, the unique highlights of this amazing destination are probably the most evocative on the African continent - the Skeleton Coast, Etosha, the red dunes of Sossusvlei and the Petrified Forest. Windhoek, the capital, has a wealth of fine colonial architecture compared with that of the untouched wilderness of the sweeping expanse of the African savannah and the incredulous geological prodigies. Book a tour of Namibia and you will get a chance to see all of this and stay in some of the finest 5-star lodges in the country.
Sao Tome and Principe
Bom Bom Island which makes up part of Sao Tome and Principe is on the South Africa, Namibia and the Skeleton Coast tour. This forested island is truly nature at its finest and is a dream for those who love to head off the beaten track and explore.
South Africa, known as the Rainbow Nation is a wonderfully vibrant country situated at the ‘toe' of the African continent. Take a vintage tour of Cape Town situated on the southern tip of South Africa; soak up some history on a guided tour of the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal; visit Kruger National Park to see the big five, or enjoy safari adventures in three of South Africa’s best game parks with an opportunity to get up close to Africa’s iconic wildlife.
A Tanzania holiday will take you on an adventure to snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain; the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, well-known for wildebeest and zebras; Ngorongoro Crater which forms part of Serengeti and the Tarangire National Park for a spectacular safari experience.
Seeing gorillas in the wild is a popular item on many people’s bucket list. Our Great Apes of Uganda tour gives you the chance to go chimpanzee tracking and gorilla trekking to see the closest living relatives to us in their natural habitat. The tour also includes a visit to a tea plantation and a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel.
Zambia is home to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and part of our Okavango Delta and Chobe Safari and Tracks of Africa tours. A visit to Victoria Falls is an unforgettable experience as you view the world’s largest waterfall from several vantage points, including the water below as you go on a Zambezi river cruise, where you may even see crocodiles and hippopotamuses!