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African Holiday Ideas

Covering almost a fifth of the earth’s land area, Africa is the world’s second largest continent and home to some 15% of the world’s population. Straddling the equator, it is the only continent that stretches from the northern to the southern temperate zone, making it an ideal homeland for a wide range of creatures including some of the most endangered species on earth.

Here you’ll find large predators hunting amidst the savannah, huge herds of herbivores seeking refreshment at watering holes and primates and snakes living amongst the lush greenery in dense rainforests.

Knowing you want to go to Africa is one thing but choosing where you would like to travel is another issue completely and that is why we have put together this simple African holiday ideas page, illustrating the destinations available and what you can expect from each one.

South Africa

Vast, vibrant and buzzing with energy, South Africa invites you to discover magnificent wildlife, explore stunning landscapes and get a real feel for the African way of life. Here you’ll find amazing National Parks offering a wealth of fascinating creatures and some truly stunning views. Addo Elephant National Park is THE place to see African Elephants and if you’re interested in natural attractions, Ukhalamba Drakensberg Park is a World Heritage Site famed for its amazing rock paintings.

Discover our African Holiday Ideas in South Africa and book the holiday of a lifetime.

South Africa: Best of South Africa Safari

Opt for our South Africa Safari and broaden your horizons

Fabulous 20 day South African adventure featuring game drives in the Kruger National Park, treks in the Drakensberg Mountains and a journey along the garden route to Cape Town. South Africa is one of the most beautifully diverse countries on the...

20 Days From £2653

Botswana

Covered for the most part by the arid Kalahari Desert, Botswana is also home to the amazing Okavango Delta – a wondrous wetland set amidst a desert! This stunning location is home to a vast range of plants and animals and well worth a visit. Elsewhere in the country the Chobe and Linyanti Nature Reserves are home to an impressive selection of predators and game – the ideal choice for safari-goers who like their creatures on the large side!

See natural attractions aplenty on our African Holiday Ideas in Botswana.

Botswana: Best of Botswana including Victoria Falls

This exciting Botswana safari is unforgettable - any wildlife lover’s dream!

Action-packed, all-inclusive, 10 day adventure, staying in luxurious, private lodges in some of the country’s best national parks and travelling between locations by bush plane. Comprising several national parks, the Kalhari desert, the Okavango...

10 Days From £13041

Botswana: Botswana Mobile Safari

Discover our Botswana Mobile Safari and journey across the spectacular game reserves

Fantastic, 13 day, Botswana Mobile Safari, enjoying fabulous wildlife sightings in the outstanding Moremi Game Reserve and visiting Zimbabwe to see the magnificent Victoria Falls. Seize this amazing opportunity to see one of the most breathtaking...

13 Days From £2818

Zambia

Home of the famous tree climbing lions of Kaftue and the African walking safari where you are invited to get up close and personal to the creatures, tracking and spotting them using traditional techniques, Zambia is a wonderful wildlife destination. One of the lesser travelled countries, there is something very special about this place, not least because of the variety of wildlife that resides here, the wild Zambezi that flows here and the thundering Victoria Falls which draw visitors here from all over the world.

Explore a fascinating, new destination with our African Holiday Ideas in Zambia.

Zambia: Luxury Zambia Wildlife Safari

An exciting Luxury Zambia Wildlife Safari which allows you travel to travel to fantastic national parks in search of Zambia's amazing wildlife

Deluxe, 10 day trip, travelling around Zambia, observing wildlife in the country’s best national parks and staying in luxurious lodgings. Travel to the home of the African safari, in the heart of the continent, where wildlife is king. Discover...

10 Days From £9115

Zimbabwe

Stunning creatures, amazing National Parks and the world’s largest waterfall – Zimbabwe has it all! Exploring the wilderness means you have ample opportunity to see a good selection of the 672 bird species, 196 mammal species and 156 reptile species here. Mana Pools National Park is certainly not-to-be-missed. Situated on the Zambezi river, this fascinating floodplain attracts dry season game concentrations and invites you to explore on foot. And when you’ve gorged yourself on the wildlife, the amazing Victoria Falls add yet another dimension to your holiday in this wonderful country.  Indeed, our holidays in Botswana and Zambia often cross the border into Zimbabwe to take in this wonderful sight.

Explore our African Holiday Ideas in Zimbabwe for a break you’ll never forget!

Zimbabwe: Best of Zimbabwe Lodges and Camps

An unforgettable Zimbabwe Lodge Safari allowing you to witness some of the world’s most awe-inspiring creatures

Amazing, 10 day, safari in search of Africa’s Big Five, taking you to luxury tented lodge camps in Zimbabwe’s most famous National Parks: Hwange and Mana Pools and offering enough time in each destination to discover why they deserve their...

10 Days From £8701

Zimbabwe: Intimate Africa Lodge Safari in Zimbabwe

An Africa Lodge Safari provides the ultimate introduction to Zimbabwe

Exciting 15 day tour of Zimbabwe, visiting the Victoria Falls and the Painted Dogs Conservation Centre and searching for the big five in the amazing Hwange National Park. Spend 15 days travelling through Zimbabwe on an Africa Lodge Safari....

15 Days From £3636

Namibia

If you’re looking for adventure, look no further! Alongside a huge variety of wildlife, this wonderful country boasts some of the oldest and highest sand dunes in the world, not to mention the enigmatic silence of the Skeleton Coast, fantastic national parks and cultural experiences you’ll treasure forever. Wildlife highlights here include the rare Black Rhino, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, the Black Faced Impala, Suricates and Desert Elephants as well as the Big Five and many others.

Discover a vast array of wildlife with our African Holiday Ideas in Namibia.

Namibia: Highlights of Unique Namibia Safari

Exciting Namibia Safari Holiday allowing you to witness some of the country's best wildlife

Action-packed, full board, 10 day safari, allowing you to discover amazing desert-adapted wildlife whilst visiting some of Namibia’s hidden gems. Namibia is home to some of the world’s most remote areas, inhabited by remarkably unique wildlife. On...

10 Days From £6319

Namibia: Southern Africa Safari Package

A Southern Africa Safari Holiday introducing you to Africa's most iconic creatures

Sensational, 20 day, guided safari adventure, taking you from the capital of Namibia through the country’s highlights, including Etosha National Park and Sossusvlei, to the Greater Khwai region of Botswana and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, in search...

20 Days From £4041

Tanzania

Beautiful National Parks and stunning creatures await in fabulous Tanzania. Here you can see the Big Five, discover amazing flora and experience the traditional way of life on visits to local homes and schools. Mount Kilimanjaro provides the stunning backdrop to your adventures here, with flamingos adding an exotic splash of colour. Don’t miss the chance to see wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, eland and impala migrating to the Seronera area of the Serengeti National Park – it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Let our African Holiday Ideas in Tanzania whet your appetite, take a look now!

Tanzania: Tanzania Safari – Wildlife and Culture

Choose our Tanzania Safari for an epic adventure

Fascinating, 10 day, culture and wildlife tour of Tanzania, featuring the chance to learn all about the local people, their way of life and the amazing creatures which inhabit this fabulous country. Our Tanzania Safari takes you on an exciting...

10 Days From £2886

Kenya

Kenya boasts vast landscapes, diverse wildlife and amazing National Parks, including the world famous Masai Mara. Here, well away from the coast, you’ll find lions crouching in the savannah, elephants and hippos wallowing by pools and wildebeest migrating south in search of food. As well as the wildlife, it is the culture and friendliness of this fabulous country that bring visitors back time and time again. Visit local villages and explore vibrant markets for a taste of traditional life here. And if you want to extend your break yet further, why not combine your time in Kenya with a trip to Tanzania?

Take a look at our African Holiday Ideas in Kenya and start planning your dream getaway.

Kenya: Kenya and Tanzania Safari Holiday

Take this Kenya and Tanzania Safari Holiday and see some of Africa’s most stunning creatures

Thrilling, small group, 15 day tour of Tanzania and Kenya, experiencing the wildlife, culture and awe striking backdrops of these beautiful countries. See Africa as you’ve never seen it before on this action-packed Kenya and Tanzania Safari...

15 Days From £3851

Madagascar

Known for its stunning beaches, amazing flora and fauna and, of course, it awe-inspiring biodiversity, Madagascar offers a whole new view of Africa. Considered by many ecologists to be the eighth continent of the world, the island’s amazing range of animals includes some 100 different species of lemurs as well as chameleons and flying foxes. You’ll also find a strong cultural identity here and you can learn all about this when you meet the local tribespeople and find out about their way of life.

Take a look at our featured African Holiday Ideas in Madagascar and find your perfect break.

Madagascar: Luxury Culture and Nature Explorer Holiday

A Luxury Madagascar Holiday with fascinating culture and breathtaking nature

Luxury, 14 day, guided group holiday, staying in up-market, boutique-stlyle accommodation and an authentic bush camp, seeing the unique wildlife and botany of Madagascar, taking in the rich culture of the local tribes and kayaking through the...

14 Days From £5129

Madagascar: Views of Madagascar Discovery Holiday

Madagascar Discovery Holiday taking in the unique nature, wildlife and culture of the island

Fascinating, 11 day group discovery holiday, introducing you to the breathtaking flora, rich tribal culture and incredible wildlife of Madagascar, including the famous lemurs and chameleons. Madagascar is famous for its staggering natural beauty,...

11 Days From £2613

The Republic of Congo

An emerging destination, full of the wonder of frontier travel and boasting the perfect opportunity to come face-to-face with Western Lowland Gorillas, the Republic of Congo is truly amazing. Anyone wanting an authentic taste of Africa need look no further. From the bustling capital city of Brazzaville to the lush rainforests where the gorillas and their fellow creatures live, this is a very special place and one which is, as yet, mainly untouched by tourism.

Make it a holiday to remember with our African Holiday Ideas in the Republic of Congo.

Congo: Congo Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

Incredible Gorilla Trekking Holiday in Congo's remote regions

Amazing, full board, eight day, wildlife adventure in remote areas of Congo searching for the Western Lowland Gorilla. Eager to discover man’s closest living relative? This Gorilla Trekking Holiday allows you to witness the largest habituated...

8 Days From £9812

And There's More!

If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for in our African Holiday Ideas above, speak to our friendly travel advisers on 0333 800 2033 or contact us using our online chat system (during office hours) and let us create a tailor made package just for you. As well as combining breaks in some of the countries above, we can also add new destinations such as Rwanda, Egypt and Morocco to name but a few. Call us today with your holiday dreams and let us make them come true!

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