Africa holidays & tours
Desert cities, steamy jungle and wildlife-dotted plains have enticed travellers to Africa for decades. An escorted tour is the perfect way to get under the skin of this fascinating continent - our collection of Africa holidays can take you everywhere from Moroccan mountains to sandy beaches in South Africa.
Looking for wildlife? Spot the Big Five on a classic African safari holiday, or keep an eye out for crocs and hippos on a sunset cruise after viewing the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Want to explore off the beaten track? We can show you the baobab forests of Madagascar. Fancy a bit of luxury? On our South Africa 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 landscapes in Morocco.
When it comes to safaris, size really is everything. Game drives are best when there’s just a small number of people – you don’t want to be jostling with crowds to catch a glimpse of a lion or standing with scores of other wildlife-watchers while an elephant and her baby drink at a watering hole.
That’s why all of our African safari holidays are part of our small groups collection – the number of guests on these tours will never be more than 24 (and on some tours, it’ll be a maximum of just 12). Being in a small group allows for a much more intimate safari experience, plus it creates a real sense of camaraderie between you and your like-minded fellow travellers.
It gives us a lot more flexibility, too. We can stay in smaller, more characterful lodges, and include experiences that wouldn’t be possible for a large group – like travelling through winelands and mountain scenery aboard a sumptuous restored vintage train or enjoying a private 3-night boat safari on Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba.
Whether it’s an adventure across rugged, untamed Namibia or an African safari in wildlife-rich Kenya, the great thing about our escorted tours is their ease. We take care of all the logistics so you don’t have to – right down to your journey to the airport in the UK. For every Africa holiday, we’ll meticulously plan the itinerary, work out the route and organise any tickets or permits that might be required – and we’ll arrange an expert tour manager to accompany you throughout, so you’ll have somewhere there 24/7 to keep everything running as it should. Each of our Africa tours and safari holidays includes ATOL protection for extra peace of mind.
What is the transport like?
It varies between countries and tours, so it'll depend which of our holidays in Africa you’ve chosen. On our Kenyan safari holiday, for example, you’ll be in 4WD vehicles for the duration of the trip; on our South Africa tours, you’ll be in coaches most of the time, switching to 4WD vehicles for game drives. For our Egypt holidays, we’ll travel by coach and on a comfortable, air-conditioned ship for the Nile cruise portion of the tour. For more information on local transport, see individual tour itineraries or speak to one of our travel advisors.
Where do I fly from and to for Africa holidays?
Where you fly to depends on the tour you choose. All of our Africa tours currently fly from London Heathrow or Gatwick (for connecting flight options, please speak to one of our travel advisors).
What are the hotel options?
All of the hotels, camps and lodges we stay at are handpicked by our team of travel experts. We name them on each individual tour page, so you can see exactly where you’ll be staying each night.
Why choose a Titan Travel tour or cruise?
Our award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travellers.