- Access to the unspoilt coral reefs straight from the private beach.
- Enjoy a special dinner at the end of the pier overlooking the Red Sea.
- Enjoy a luxurious sunset cruise on the hotel's personal boat.
- All suites have a traditional Arabian influence with multiple rooms and sunken baths.
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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Enjoy a shared tour of the magnificent Cape Point and Cape Peninsula.
Take a private tour of Robben Island to learn about South Africa’s apartheid history.
Go wine tasting at the various estates in and around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Enjoy game drives in a private nature reserve, looking for zebra, wildebeest and antelope.
Relax and stroll on the beach in the laid-back coastal town of Paternoster.
Soak up the art and culture of Durban and sample local Afro-Indian delicacies.
Relax at a countryside retreat in the Midlands, taking leisurely strolls along the river.
Find out about the history of the Battlefields, touring the sites with a knowledgeable guide.
Go hiking, horse riding or mountain biking in the Drakensberg Mountains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa and Mozambique
Track the Big Five during morning and afternoon game drives in Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Follow the Panorama Route to Hazyview, taking in valleys, waterfalls and canyons.
Relax on the white-sand beaches of Mozambique’s Machangulo Peninsula.
Have a picnic on a secluded island and go snorkeling, fishing, diving and kayaking.
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.
Namibia, Zambia and Botswana
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.
Zanzibar Archipelago and Tanzania
Enjoy the superb snorkeling and diving in the Mafia Archipelago.
Relax on a private island complete with pristine white beaches.
Visit one of Zanzibar's famous spice plantations.
Explore Stone Town's winding streets, learning about the region’s mix of Arabic and African cultures.
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.
Zimbabwe and Botswana
Enjoy fantastic game viewing in the Okavango Delta's private Khwai Concession.
Explore Chobe National Park for some excellent elephant sightings.
Visit the iconic Victoria Falls.
This trip is designed to make the most of road transfers and avoid light aircraft flights.
Zambia and South Africa
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 Sand Wildtuin reserve.
See, hear and feel the spray of Victoria Falls from a boat, helicopter or microlight.