Explore the ancient medina of Marrakesh with a private guide, visiting historic palaces and peaceful gardens.
Watch street performers and sample Moroccan street food in Djemaa el Fna square.
Try your hand at bartering in the souq and watch craftsmen at work.
Go trekking with a private guide in the High Atlas Mountains and visit a Berber village.
Always dreamt of seeing the Big Five, yet also craving some time on the beach? Bringing the family but not sure how to keep everyone safe and entertained? Or are you hoping to combine vineyards and gardens with beaches and whale watching?
Africa is such a vast and diverse continent, but our specialists have put together a series of sample itineraries to give you an idea of what’s possible there.
Drawing on their in-depth knowledge, they’ll help you shape a trip based on your interests, whether you want to track the Great Migration, discover Namibia’s starkly beautiful desert landscapes or relax on the white-sand beaches of the Bazaruto Archipelago.
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Ideas for your trip to Africa
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Africa, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Africa Tour Ideas
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Sample the hustle and bustle of the souqs of Marrakesh.
Explore the Atlas Mountains on a privately guided trek.
Enjoy a private cookery lesson — learn how to cook a traditional Moroccan meal.
Visit the Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace.
Relax and spend time with family or friends in your own private Riad.
Immerse yourself in the souqs of Marrakesh and see craftsmen busy at their trade.
Learn about Marrakesh’s past by visiting its grand palaces, mosques and gardens with a guide.
Stay in a traditional riad, each of which has its own distinctive character.
Soak up the laid-back, bohemian atmosphere of Essaouira's historic medina and fishing port.
Go hiking in the High Atlas Mountains and visit traditional Berber villages.
Visit the Tin Mal mosque in the High Atlas.
Barter for goods in Taroudant souq.
Observe the traditional lifestyle of the Chleuh Berbers.
Explore the rocky landscapes of Tafraoute.
Enjoy dramatic Atlantic views from the pool side.
Enjoy the museums, restaurants and shops of Cape Town.
Take a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for incredible views of the city below.
Visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during apartheid.
Enjoy a full day guided tour of the Cape Point and Peninsula and see the jackass penguin colony on Boulders Beach.
Indulge in fine food to accompany the great wines of Franschhoek and the surrounding vineyards.
Morocco and Portugal
Experience the best of Lisbon on a guided tour through the city's historic districts.
Witness the whimsical architecture of Sintra's palaces.
Hike Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and visit a local family for a cup of mint tea.
Immerse yourself in the spice-scented souqs of Marrakesh.
Tour the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.
Discover the temples and tombs of Luxor's West Bank.
Visit the lesser known temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.
Take in the varied antiquities in Cairo Museum.
Relax and visit Philae Temple in Aswan.
Explore the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank.
Discover the main sights of Marrakesh, including the bustling main square, Djemaa El Fna.
Drive through beautiful Atlas Mountain scenery, visiting the fortified village of Aït Benhaddou.
Ride a camel through the Erg Chebbi dunes and camp under the stars in the desert.
Visit the remote Saharan town of Zagora, exploring the surrounding palm groves.
Relax in the oasis of Skoura, visiting some of the area's ruined and restored kasbahs.
Embark on a 'tasting trail' through vibrant Marrakesh, discovering the country's delicious cuisine.
Spend a night in a luxury tented camp in the Sahara Desert.
Hike through the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and meet a local Berber family.
Visit Aït Benhaddou, an iconic ksar town used as a location in many films.
Visit local artisans and sample some of the excellent food on offer in the Natal Midlands.
Follow hiking trails independently or with a guide in the striking Drakensberg Mountains.
Discover the history of the Battlefields area on a guided tour of two battle sites.
Spot the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives in Zululand Rhino Reserve.
Relax in a traditional hammam in Marrakesh.
Enjoy a camel ride through the dunes in the Erg Chebbi.
Marvel at the ancient Roman ruins and well-preserved mosaics of Volubilis.
Visit the historic kasbahs — Telouet and Aït Benhaddou.
Perfect your bartering skills in Fez's labyrinthine souqs.
Drive along the Panorama Route for incredible views over the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Stay in a luxurious lodge in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
See the Big Five on morning, afternoon and evening game drives in the Kruger.
Head out on bush walks with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the area's wildlife.
Enjoy game drives in Murchison Falls National Park.
Take a boat trip to the foot of the thundering Murchison Falls.
Go chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.
Search for rhino at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Experience a river cruise on the original African Queen, restored from the famous film of the 1950s.
Hike up to the summit of Table Mountain for sweeping views over the city and ocean.
Learn about Cape Town’s chequered history on a private guided walking tour.
Indulge in wine tasting at some of the award-winning estates in the Winelands region and go on a walking tour of the historical town of Stellenbosch.
Take relaxing strolls along Plettenberg Bay’s golden sands and enjoy whale and dolphin spotting.
Spot the Big Five and other wildlife species on safari in Addo Elephant National Park.
Morocco and Spain
Hike Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and have mint tea with a local family.
Immerse yourself in the spice-scented souqs of Marrakesh.
Visit the unparalleled majesty of the Alhambra Palace in Spain’s southern city of Granada.
Relax in the sun-drenched squares of Seville and experience a traditional flamenco performance.
Tour the Cape Peninsula with a private guide — explore Cape Point and spot African penguins on Boulders Beach.
Drive through incredible scenery and visit charming towns along the Garden Route.
See whales off Plettenberg Bay (July to November) and spot seals and dolphins all year round.
Enjoy guided game drives on an Eastern Cape safari, looking out for the Big Five.
Explore the Okavango Delta in a small guided group.
Travel with like-minded people through one of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa.
Wake up to the sounds of the bush surrounding your tent.
Spend as long as you like viewing birdlife and wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Zanzibar Archipelago and Tanzania
Search for wild dog, lion, elephant and buffalo on game drives in Nyerere National Park.
Enjoy a sunset boat trip along the Rufiji River, looking out for hippo, crocodiles and waders.
Follow animal tracks and learn about smaller wildlife species on guided bush walks.
Relax on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar and explore the island’s spice farms.
Take in a combination of Cape Town’s greatest highlights by heading to the top of Table Mountain by cable car before joining a privately guided tour of Cape Point Peninsula, alongside a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.
Sample South Africa’s renowned food and wine scene by tram, hopping between estates and award-winning restaurants for wine flights and pairings in the Cape Winelands.
Explore the Cederberg Mountains rugged landscapes on foot, while discovering ancient San rock art.
Watch an incredible sunrise and sunset over Sossusvlei’s orange dunes.
Kayak among hundreds of seals at the Pelican Point seal colony near Swakopmund.
Head out with a guide to track desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland.
Admire Twyfelfontein’s rock art, carved by hunter-gatherers thousands of years ago.
Enjoy a safari in Etosha National Park, watching lion, zebra and elephant drinking at waterholes.
Enjoy a self-drive safari or guided game drives in Etosha National Park.
Watch lion, giraffe and elephant drinking from waterholes vital to their survival.
Admire the ancient rock art at Twyfelfontein, created up to 10,000 years ago.
Spend time on the coast and exploring the dune wildlife close to Swakopmund.
Track desert-adapted elephant in the red-rock landscape of Damaraland.