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Africa Tour Ideas

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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  • Karnak, Egypt

    Deluxe Luxor & the Red Sea

    Egypt
    • See Luxor's West Bank tombs with their well-preserved decoration.

    • Visit Luxor temple.

    • Relax by the Red Sea.

    • Enjoy the spa facilities at Hilton Luxor.

    • Snorkel among tropical fish in the Red Sea's coral reefs.

    8 days from $2,495pp

  • Riad Ilayka, Marrakesh

    Private riad stay in Marrakesh

    Morocco
    • 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.

    8 days from $2,655pp

  • Statue of Hatshepsut at her temple, West Bank at Luxor

    Cairo, Luxor & Aswan overland

    Egypt
    • 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.

    9 days from $3,745pp

  • Leopard in Kruger National Park

    Mpumalanga self-drive & Kruger safari

    South Africa
    • 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.

    6 days from $3,900pp

  • Essaouira

    Marrakesh, the High Atlas & Essaouira

    Morocco
    • 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.

    10 days from $4,275pp

  • The Battlefields, South Africa

    Classic KwaZulu-Natal self-drive tour

    South Africa
    • 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.

    10 days from $4,285pp

  • Table Mountain South Africa

    Highlights of South Africa self-drive tour

    South Africa
    • Hike up to the summit of Table Mountain for sweeping views over the city and ocean.

    • Learn about Cape Town’s checkered 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.

    13 days from $4,365pp

  • Le Meridien, Dahab

    Cairo & beach

    Egypt
    • Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza.

    • Browse the fabulous Cairo Museum.

    • Dive on the reefs of the Red Sea.

    • Shop in Cairo's bustling souqs.

    • Explore the capital's '1000 minarets'.

    11 days from $4,695pp

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town

    The Cape Triangle

    South Africa
    • 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.

    9 days from $4,785pp

  • Dead Vlei

    Namibia self-drive family safari

    Namibia
    • Climb up the famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

    • Kayak among the hundred-strong seal colony at Pelican Point.

    • Sit up late into the night around the floodlit waterhole in Etosha and watch the animals come to drink.

    13 days from $4,825pp

  • Cape Town, South Africa

    Discover South Africa

    South Africa
    • 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.

    13 days from $5,140pp

  • Mobile Tented Camp, Chobe National Park

    Mobile camping in the Okavango Delta

    Botswana
    • 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.

    7 days from $5,310pp

  • Giraffe in Etosha National Park

    Namibia's wildlife highlights self-drive safari

    Namibia
    • 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.

    11 days from $5,525pp

  • Elephants in Murchison Falls National Park

    Source of the Nile safari

    Uganda
    • 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.

    6 days from $5,825pp

  • Temple of Philae, Egypt

    Jordan & a cruise on the Nile

    Jordan and Egypt
    • Combine relaxation and culture on a Nile cruise.

    • Marvel at the antiquities of Petra.

    • View the awesome landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    • Explore the pyramid complexes around Cairo.

    • Relax by the Red Sea in Egypt.

    16 days from $5,965pp

  • Lion cub, Lake Manyara National Park

    Classic Tanzania: safari & beach

    Tanzania and Zanzibar Archipelago
    • 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.

    10 days from $5,995pp

  • Bedouin Tent, Erg Chebbi

    Erg Chebbi desert circuit

    Morocco
    • 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.

    8 days from $6,095pp

  • Rhino in Etosha

    Classic Namibia self-drive safari

    Namibia
    • 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.

    13 days from $6,475pp

  • Sahara Desert, The Erg Chebbi

    Imperial cities & the desert

    Morocco
    • 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.

    11 days from $6,595pp

  • Harvest in the Middle Atlas, Morocco

    Sahara caravan trail — Marrakesh, mountains & desert

    Morocco
    • 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 Hollywood films.

    9 days from $6,695pp

  • Ait Ben Haddou

    Marrakesh, mountains & desert tour

    Morocco
    • 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.

    11 days from $6,895pp

  • Herd of Elephant, Etosha National Park

    Northern Namibia self-drive safari to Victoria Falls

    Namibia, Botswana and Zambia
    • Get up close and personal to the big cats at the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima.

    • Enjoy a big game safari in Etosha National Park.

    • View the wonderful riverine birdlife and wildlife of the Caprivi Strip bordering Botswana's Okavango Delta.

    • Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and canoe along the Zambezi.

    15 days from $6,995pp

  • Serengeti National Park

    Classic northern Tanzania safari

    Tanzania
    • Search for the Big Five on private game drives in northern Tanzania's best-known reserves.

    • Experience the dramatic scenery of the Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands, and explore the Serengeti’s sweeping plains.

    • Track endangered black rhino and see lion, hyena and buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater.

    • Watch flamingos and hippo around the shores of Lake Manyara.

    7 days from $7,495pp

  • The Victoria Falls, Zambia

    Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

    South Africa and Zambia
    • Take a guided walking tour of Cape Town and visit Robben Island.

    • Hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain for views over the city, mountains and ocean.

    • Track wildlife such as elephant, cheetah and wild dogs in Kruger’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    • See, hear and feel the spray of Victoria Falls from a boat, helicopter or microlight.

    11 days from $7,700pp

  • Territorial Hippos, South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa safari

    Zambia
    • Relax with a drink as you watch the sun set over the Luangwa River from your treehouse at Chamilandu.

    • Enjoy a night safari searching for leopard, bush babies, honey badgers and porcupines.

    • Head out on an early morning walking safari, following the tracks of big game and searching for smaller animals in the bush.

    8 days from $8,175pp