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Elephants near Mt Kilimanjaro

Experts in tailor-made African Safaris

Where you can travel with us in Africa

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Whether you’re dreaming of a safari or have always yearned to see Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza, Africa provides a wealth of experiences. Our specialists frequently visit the continent to hone their knowledge of the region and can tailor a trip that’s right for you.

In North Africa, you’ll find a tangle of cultures that blend African, European and Arabic influences. You might share mint tea inside a Bedouin tent among the dunes of the Erg Chebbi desert, bargain for a hand-knotted carpet in Marrakesh’s souqs, or cruise the Nile aboard a wooden dahabiyya, passing pyramids and temples that continue to defy time.

Farther south, the plains of Kenya and Tanzania are scattered with wildebeest, zebra and antelope, attracting opportunistic big cats. You can watch the drama unfold from an open 4x4, before relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar. Or, take a self-drive trip in South Africa, whose vineyards, wave-thrashed coastline and cosmopolitan cities balance well with its safari areas.

Having tried and tested each country, we can help you decide where to go and what to do on your Africa trip.

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Trip ideas in Africa

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to exploring Africa

Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in Africa, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.

  • Safari guide

    Safari guide

    Whether you’re thinking about planning your first safari or your fifth, our safari specialists are here to help. Amelia, Mike, Harriet, Dickie and Mark describe what draws them to the African bush, and how they can arrange your ideal safari holiday.

  • Maasai woman

    Tribes of Africa

    The cradle of humanity, Africa is home to some of the world's great tribal cultures. Visiting some of these will not only leave you with some indelible memories; it's also likely your presence will go toward supporting vital local community projects.

  • Game drive with Shenton Safaris

    A typical day on an African safari

    A typical day on safari essentially revolves around the need to see the wildlife at its most active. It usually follows a similar routine with slight variations between destinations and seasons.

  • Chimpanzee, Mahale Mountains National Park

    Chimpanzee trekking holidays in Africa

    Africa's most famous primates are its gorillas but there are places which reverberate to the hoots and shrieks of their closest relatives, chimpanzees. Discover more about Audley tailor-made trips to see wild chimpanzees.

  • Mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park

    Gorilla tracking: Rwanda or Uganda?

    Tracking mountain gorilla in either Uganda or Rwanda is one of Africa's most memorable wildlife encounters. There are pros and cons to each country, but in each one, you will have an experience you will never forget.

  • Table Mountain South Africa

    What to do in South Africa: our highlights

    From the vibrant capital city, Cape Town, to the world-famous Kruger National Park, home of the Big Five, South Africa is a land of exciting contrasts. Our specialists can help plan your ideal first visit to this African giant.

  • Dhow sailing off Mnemba Island

    Cruise destinations in Africa

    Africa is blessed with hundreds of miles of wonderful coastline and mighty inland lakes. Enjoy short adventure cruises such as a sunset yacht cruise on Lake Malawi or a dhow cruise off the coast of Mozambique or Zanzibar.

  • Self-driving in the Kruger National Park

    Self-driving in South Africa

    With well-maintained roads and little traffic, a self-drive trip is a flexible way to explore South Africa's southern coast. Country specialist, Toby, selects his favourite drive, taking in the Garden Route, South Africa’s Winelands and finishing with time on safari.

  • El Jem, Tunisia

    The Roman Empire - Tunisia & North Africa

    North Africa’s Roman legacy includes the third biggest amphitheatre in the world at El Jem as well as mosaics that rival those in Pompeii. Our North Africa specialists will plan your individual tour around the lasting highlights of this great Empire, the big sites and the lesser known ones.

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