Africa has so much to offer as a holiday destination, whether you’re looking for sunshine, culture, history, gastronomy, adventure, and wildlife. Our range of holidays to Africa is second to none, no matter if you’re looking to just relax on a beach or for an extended trip with a bespoke itinerary.
Africa is synonymous with safaris, and if you’re looking to book a safari in Africa then we’re perfectly placed to help you find the right option for you. We work with a wide selection of safari operators – you’ll see a few options below, however we can also tailor something to your requirements.
The best time of year to go on safari is between April and October when it’s dry and warm.
Note there are different types of safari, so we’ll help to guide you:
In Kenya the 500-square-mile plains of the Maasai Mara’s are home to the Big Five – buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards – often the animals of choice when wanting to tick a safari off a bucket list, however other safari options have different appeals. Our specific “Big Five” safaris are ideal for a first-time safari, or if you have limited time.
Taking a safari in Tanzania, youcan witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti, see herds of wildebeest cross the Mara River, or track the Big Five on a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. You can also visit Zanzibar’s beautiful sandy beaches to soak in the sunshine.
Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is also a good place to spot the Big Five, plus here you can extend your stay to visit to Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall.
We have some incredible options to see gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, as well as itineraries to take in lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo and elephants.
South Africa is an amazing choice for a family safari holiday with the Garden Route offering self-drive adventures, and maybe combine a trip with Sun City family holiday resort. For Big Five viewing you should consider Kruger’s private reserves, and also from July to November you can take in whale watching from the town of Hermanua, known as the best land-based whale-watching destination in the world!
Africa is home to stunning beaches, gorgeous islands, and sealife to amaze you! If you’re looking for a beach holiday to remember, then perhaps consider one of these choices.
Fine white sands, beachfront bars, and swimming in the clear waters of the Red Sea, perhaps going snorkelling or scuba diving to see the coral reefs and beautiful sealife. We have options in Hurghada, Marsa Alam, and Sharm El Sheikh.
Found off the western coast of Africa, Cape Verde is made up of 10 islands, and with sunny weather throughout the year you’ve plenty of choice of when to visit. It’s a great off-the-beaten track destination, with long sandy beaches (try the 55km sandy coastline of Boa Vista!), great surfing spots, and modern hotels.
An island nation in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is known for its stunning beaches, lagoons, reefs at the coast, along with rainforests, waterfalls, wildlife, and hiking trails in the interior. You’re best to visit between September and December.
For a truly relaxing holiday why not vist the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, home to gorgeous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves. If you’re a little more adventurous, you can head to the crystal clear waters for snorkelling, kayaking and island-hopping, although the Creole food and dreamy beaches may be too tempting!
Explore some of the ancient wonders of Egypt on a luxury river cruise.
Probably the best way to discover the ancient wonders of Egypt is to do so on a Nile cruise, a truly unforgettable experience. Trace the history of Egypy along the course of the Nile between Luxor and Aswan, perfect when paired with a stay in Cairo to see the Pyramids.
Take in beaches, wildlife, cities and culture, with a south African cruise visiting places such as Cape Town in South Africa, Mozambique, Mauritius, and Namibia. We have some truly incredible itineraries to choose from.