Africa travel guide

Africa holiday highlights

Book your seat for the greatest wildlife show on earth – where over a million wildebeest migrate across the scorched plains in Kenya, charging through crocodile-infested rivers and dodging agile big cats.

In Tanzania, beaches are beautiful and the Serengeti teems with wildlife. Tailor make your own independent safari, easily combining it with a relaxing beach stay. If you’re brave, climb to the peak of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

For spectacular coastlines, rugged ranges and enormous sweeps of wilderness, a visit to South Africa is remarkably rewarding. Take in the sights of iconic Cape Town, sample the Cape's finest vintages in the famous Winelands, drive the beautiful Garden Route and marvel at the iconic wildlife of Kruger National Park.

Rivalling the beaches found in the Indian Ocean, Mozambique is an unspoilt gem that perfectly complements a holiday in South Africa. The feeling here is much more rustic and exclusive, with laid-back lodges and amazing snorkelling and diving.

You can trek with gorillas in Rwanda; fly over some of the world’s biggest sand dunes in Namibia; and discover the Okavango Delta’s maze of lagoons in Botswana. And then there's the spectacular Victoria Falls which sits on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is considered to be one of the wonders of the natural world.

As you stand in awe next to Egypt’s colossal pyramids and wonder how each magnificent block was crafted into place, work up the courage to crawl inside and explore ancient chambers where pharaohs’ tombs and treasures once rested. During your holiday to Egypt, admire life on the river banks during a luxurious cruise down the Nile, or stay in Sharm El Sheikh and dive among vivid coral in the Red Sea.

In Morocco, experience authentic Berber flavours and culture in Marrakech, climb into the spectacular Atlas Mountains or explore the delights of the Atlantic coast cities of Casablanca, Agadir and Essaouira.