Straddling the equator, these vibrant countries are where safaris began.
Kenya’s great Rift Valley is a magnet for wildlife and has some of the most famous game parks. Further East, past the plains of the Tsavo, are Kenya’s beautiful palm fringed beach resorts, where you can relax by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
The neighbouring country of Tanzania is where you will discover the vast plains of the Serengeti where millions of animals begin their annual migration. Tanzania is also home to the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and the Selous Game Reserve. Off the coast of Tanzania lies the romantic Spice Island of Zanzibar, with its fascinating Swahili culture, colourful markets and endless silver beaches.
Africa’s southern tip is filled with some of the most stunning scenery, from the forest-clad mountains, fertile valleys and vineyards of South Africa to the striking deserts of Namibia. Along the coast, you’ll discover the pristine beaches and romantic resorts of idyllic Mozambique.
Further inland are the rolling plains and extensive game reserves of Botswana, a landscape unchanged for thousands of years and teaming with native African wildlife. The incredible game regions of Zimbabwe are also nearby, as well as the astounding Victoria Falls.
These hypnotising islands make the ideal add-on to a wildlife safari or a perfect holiday destination in their own right.
The ultimate island getaway has to be enchanting Seychelles, offering white sandy beaches, shaded by swaying coconut palms and almost year-round sunshine!
Further south, the charming and friendly island of Mauritius blends Indian, Chinese and Creole culture with a French colonial past. Surrounded by the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, its interior is lush, rugged and fun to explore.
Our Africa Destination Experts have travelled all over Africa and can help plan and create an unforgettable holiday with our range of action packed safaris and incredible choice of beach resorts, activities and experiences.