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Leopard in Kafue National Park

Africa travel guides

Our specialists return to Africa time and time again, expanding their knowledge of its countries, keeping an eye on new developments and seeking out community-led initiatives that offer a deeper understanding of local culture and traditions.

In our travel guides, our Africa specialists offer some tips on how to get the most out of your time there, whether you’re hoping to track gorillas in Rwanda, laze on the beaches of Zanzibar or take a wine tour in South Africa.

We'll tell you what to expect based on personal experience, offer tips on how to avoid the crowds at the most popular national parks, or point you in the direction of the best street food in Cape Town.

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Ideas for how to explore Africa

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Africa. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.