A continent as beautiful as it is diverse, Africa offers something to suit all travellers. The beautiful landscape is home to 54 countries, all promising something uniquely different unlike anywhere else in the world. From the golden deserts of the Sahara to the verdant Garden Route of South Africa, it’s a magical region waiting to be explored.
A bucket list experience for many, a trip to the Pyramids of Giza is guaranteed to impress. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, visitors can learn more about Egypt’s rich heritage at one of the world-class museums before exploring the many archeological sites.
Shopaholics should consider a city break to one of Morocco’s bustling metropolises. Wander the ancient streets of Marrakech and navigate the labyrinth of souks to admire intricate jewellery and hand-crafted goods. From here, the sweeping stretch of Morocco’s uninterrupted coastline is easily accessible. The ‘Wind City of Africa’, Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast beholds a laidback charm unlike other popular destinations within the country.
No holiday to the heart of Africa would be complete without enjoying its most famed attraction, the spectacular Savanah. Whether you’re visiting Zambia, Kenya or Botswana, the jaw dropping landscape is best enjoyed on a traditional mokoro – the authentic safari vehicle.
This heart stopping adventure will take you deep in the wilderness, where you’ll spot elephants, lions, zebras and much more along the way. Try and visit during the great migration and you can marvel at one of natures finest spectacles. Luxury tented lodges are the best way to enjoy this experience. You can immerse yourself in nature whilst enjoying all the comforts of an exclusive hotel. Tents include four poster beds and deep soaking tubs – some overlooking a watering hole, bringing the wildlife to you.
Fans of the outdoors can enjoy many other pursuits with a diverse landscape providing the perfect setting for an active holiday. Climb the world’s largest free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro or hike into the lush forests of Uganda.
In South Africa, visitors can choose from a variety of thrill seeking activities from surfing to shark cage diving and paragliding. For something a little more relaxed, why not visit one of the regions wineries? Stellenbosch is world renowned and accessible via a day trip from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Here you can indulge in wine tasting tours or reconnect with nature at one of many extravagant retreats.
For the sun worshipper, the island of Zanzibar is home to some of the best beaches on the planet. White sands and crystal waters set the scene for a blissful escape with sunshine expected throughout much of the year. Be sure to sample some of the local cuisine where African and Arabian influences come together for a culinary feast.