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There's some dispute over the etymology of the name 'Africa' but one theory is that it came from the Ancient Greek and Roman words for "warm" and "sunny."

If this is indeed the case, it seems sadly fitting: this is the continent that has been the object, rather than the subject, for much of its history. The continent that has been talked about and done to by outsiders, at the cost of finding its own voice and place in the world.

The tourism industry plays its own grubby role: property ownership and tax domiciliation – especially at the super luxury high-end of the market – are murky subjects. Marketing imagery is still overwhelmingly of black Africans serving wealthy white visitors. Things are changing, but not fast enough.

It almost feels tasteless to attempt to talk about "Africa" as a singular entity. Instead we'd much rather talk about its various regions, countries and locales – on the human scale, where local cultures, stories and heritage have more space to breathe.

One thing we can tell you: despite the tourism industry's emphasis on traditional safari, there's so much more to this continent than staring at the Big Five from an open-top jeep. Come for the wildlife, stay for the human connections, the emerging slow travel scene and the myriad other ways to hear, finally, Africa talking for itself.

Gorilla safaris

An expert guide to seeing gorillas in the wild

Gorillas are the world’s largest living primates. Adult silverbacks stand as tall as the average male person, and might be three times as bulky thanks to their muscular physique and prominent pot belly. And yet despite their fearsome appearance, these King Kong-lookalikes are among the most Zen of creatures, spending most of their time chilling on the forest floor and nibbling on whatever vegetarian titbit takes their fancy...read more

10 days

Western Uganda

Mountain gorillas and beyond
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7 days

Eastern Uganda

Nomads, Nile and natural pools
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8 days

Tanzania migration safari

Experience Africa's greatest wildlife phenomenon
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8 days

Wild southern Tanzania

Explore Tanzania's famous game reserves
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11 days

Tanzania safari and beach

See all the spectacular wildlife Africa has to offer
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14 days

Kilimanjaro and Tanzania wildlife adventure

Explore snow-capped Kilimanjaro and tour wild game reserves
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15 days

Unexplored Tanzania

Off the beaten path safari and beach escape
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16 days

Tanzania safari, Kilimanjaro and islands

From mountain top and safari adventure to island beaches
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  • North Africa

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  • Morocco

    Morocco

    The hospitable gateway to Africa
    Sat at the crossroads between Africa and Europe, Morocco is a land of contrasts...
  • Marrakesh

    Marrakesh

    Morocco's cultural capital
    Marrakesh can be bewitching...
  • Rabat

    Rabat

    Morocco's unexplored capital
    Although it’s the capital city of Morocco, Rabat is often just a half-day stopover on most itineraries...
  • Moulay Idriss

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  • Toubkal National Park

    Toubkal National Park

    Morocco’s most popular hiking destination is Toubkal National Park, in the High Atlas Mountains roughly an hour’s drive from Marrakech...
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    A city full of surprises
    Morocco’s largest city and the country’s economic hub sits beside the Atlantic Ocean and has a distinctively different vibe from other cities across the Kingdom...
  • Essaouira

    Essaouira

    Morocco's windy city
    Laid-back with a dash of charm, this seaside town on the Atlantic Coast never fails to impress visitors...
  • Merzouga

    Merzouga

    Sahara nights under the stars
    Once you’ve arrived at Merzouga — the gateway to the Sahara — you will find yourself surrounded by dry heat and vast golden sand dunes...
  • Ait Bougmez Valley

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  • Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen

    In this city in the Rif Mountains everything is a shade of blue, from the front doors of local homes to the staircases winding through the village...
  • Meknes

    Meknes

    An imperial city off the beaten path
    Once the country’s capital, Meknes is one of four imperial cities in Morocco (the others being Fes, Marrakech and Rabat)...
  • Fes

    Fes

    Morocco's medieval city
    Founded in the 9th century, the history of Fes is storied, with various dynasties passing through and making this their capital...
  • Midelt

    Midelt

    A mountain village
    This small town lies in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges and is often just a stopover to break up the long journey between Fes and the Sahara Desert...
  • Todra Gorge

    Todra Gorge

    A walk in the wadis
    No trip to Morocco is complete without a walk in the wadis...
  • Ouarzazate

    Ouarzazate

    Red earth landscapes fit for the movies
    A gateway town to the vast Sahara desert, Ouarzazate is best known for the immense Taourirt Kasbah, a 20th-century palace built for Pacha Glaoui during the French Protectorate...
  • Volubilis

    Volubilis

    An archaeologist's dream
    Once one of the most remote outposts of the Roman Empire, partially-excavated Volubilis is an archaeologist’s dream...
  • El Jadida

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  • Sahara Desert

    Sahara Desert

    Rocky desert stretches down through long-dry river valleys scattered with crumbling earthen kasbahs, through ancient oasis towns and lush palm groves, to the wind-sculpted sands of the Sahara, one of the most beguiling places I’ve ever visited and one of the few places you can truly disconnect...
  • Atlas Mountains

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  • Rif Mountains

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  • Chefchaouen

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  • Ifrane

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  • Dadès Valley

    Dadès Valley

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  • Tafraoute

    Tafraoute

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  • Tanaghmeilt

    Tanaghmeilt

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  • Talassemtane National Park

    Talassemtane National Park

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  • East Africa

    East Africa

    Africa's safari powerhouse
    In the league table of natural wonders, the eastern swathe of the African continent ranks as a global superpower...
  • Ethiopia

    Ethiopia

    Epic landscapes and divine history
    Ethiopia is epic...
  • Tanzania

    Tanzania

    Hiking, migration safaris and spice islands
    Tanzania is your quintessential African destination...
  • Serengeti National Park

    Serengeti National Park

    The best place on earth to see the Big Five
    The vast, untamed Serengeti might just be the best place on earth to see wildlife...
  • Seronera

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  • Lake Victoria

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  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    All off Africa in one 'bowl'
    The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact – and inactive – caldera in the world...
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Mt. Kilimanjaro

    Stand on top of Africa
    Standing 5,895m high, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and one of the continent's most impressive sights...
  • Nalemuru Gate

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  • Simba Camp

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  • Kikelewa Camp

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  • Mawenzi Tarn Camp

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  • School Hut Camp

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  • Uhuru Peak

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  • Horombo Camp

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  • Marangu Gate

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  • Kilimanjaro International Airport

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  • Tarangire National Park

    Tarangire National Park

    Herds of elephants, lions and even wild dogs roam Tarangire National Park, with the dry season bringing in large concentrations of animals...
  • Zanzibar

    Zanzibar

    Spice islands
    A cultural crossroad for centuries, the Zanzibar archipelago mixes Africa, Arab and Indian influences...
  • Matemwe

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  • Pongwe

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  • Pemba Island

    Pemba Island

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  • Arusha

    Arusha

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  • Karatu

    Karatu

    Gateway to Ngorongoro
    Karatu is a small but lively town on the edge of Ngorongoro Conservation Area...
  • Selous Game Reserve

    Selous Game Reserve

    A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Selous Game Reserve has a rich variety of wildlife with the Rufiji River running through to join the Indian Ocean...
  • Nyerere National Park

    Nyerere National Park

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  • Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park

    Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest national park and is home to baobabs, grasslands and rolling hills...
  • Ras Kutani

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  • Songosongo Archipelago

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  • Dar es Salaam

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  • Lake Manyara National Park

    Lake Manyara National Park

    On the edge of Lake Manyara, the Lake Manyara National Park is a forested area of land, sitting below the Great Rift escarpment...
  • Mahale Mountains National Park

    Mahale Mountains National Park

    In the very far west of Tanzania, the densely forested Mahale Mountains cascade down to the soft sand beaches and turquoise waters (with incredible snorkelling) of divine Lake Tanganyika...
  • Katavi National Park

    Katavi National Park

    A remote park, during the dry season Katavi National Park is home to large herds of wildebeest, giraffes, elephants and zebras...
  • Mafia Island

    Mafia Island

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  • Ndutu

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  • Gombe Stream National Park

    Gombe Stream National Park

    Gombe is Africa's most famous chimp trekking destination...
  • Mt. Meru

    Mt. Meru

    Trekking without the crowds
    Mt...
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai

    Ol Doinyo Lengai

    Making up the northern tip of a mountain triangle that includes Kilimanjaro and Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai (2,962m) is a live volcanic cone whose distinctive shape and billowing volcanic smoke have made it a holy mountain for the Maasai people of Tanzania and Kenya...
  • Usambara Mountains

    Usambara Mountains

    The Usambara Mountains are a great buckle of steep sided ridges and intensely farmed or forested hills that rise up behind Tanzania’s northeastern coastal zone...
  • Udzungwa Mountains National Park

    Udzungwa Mountains National Park

    In the central part of the country, the Udzungwa Mountain National Park is said to be the second most biodiverse national park in Africa...
  • Rubondo Island National Park

    Rubondo Island National Park

    One of Africa's quirkiest and most underrated protected areas, Rubondo comprises a lushly forested 240 sq km island set in the Tanzanian waters of Lake Victoria (the world’s second largest lake)...
  • Kenya

    Kenya

    More than just safaris
    Think of Kenya and you might think of a 4x4 safari vehicle chasing a big cat on the prowl for its next catch or a herd of elephants peacefully grazing...
  • Masai Mara National Reserve

    Masai Mara National Reserve

    The big beast of Kenya safari
    The king of Kenya safari, the sweeping grass plains of the Mara (as it’s usually referred to) are home to the densest concentration of large mammals on the planet...
  • Mara North Conservancy

    Mara North Conservancy

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  • Naboisho Conservancy

    Naboisho Conservancy

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  • Olare Motorogi Conservancy

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  • Ol Derikesi Conservancy

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  • Mombasa

    Mombasa

    Mombasa is Kenya’s largest port and has been a gateway into the country for centuries...
  • Nairobi

    Nairobi

    Most visitors to Kenya simply fly in and out of capital Nairobi – which is a huge mistake...
  • Nairobi National Park

    Nairobi National Park

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  • The Great Rift Valley

    The Great Rift Valley

    The Great Rift Valley stretches across Africa from Mozambique into Lebanon in the Middle East...
  • Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya might only be Africa’s second-highest mountain, but it’s considerably more beautiful than it’s bigger cousin, Kilimanjaro...
  • Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and is one of the sources of the Nile...
  • Laikipia

    Laikipia

    The high plains of Laikipia offer an excellent alternative safari experience to the better-known Maasai Mara...
  • Gede

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  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    Ol Pejeta Conservancy

    If you’ve ever wondered what the hide of a rhino feels like, wanted to experience a safari at night or dreamed of running (or riding) in the wild, open air of a safari reserve, head to Ol Pejeta Conservancy...
  • Meru National Park

    Meru National Park

    Kenya's forgotten national park
    Meru National Park is one of the least visited wilderness sites in Kenya, yet it still offers sightings of the Big Five and excellent birdwatching...
  • Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli National Park

    Sprawling across the Kenyan-Tanzanian border, the greater Amboseli ecosystem is one of East Africa's preeminent wildlife viewing regions and Amboseli National Park is the postcard park of Kenya...
  • Samburu Game Reserve

    Samburu Game Reserve

    Far removed from mainstream Kenyan safari, the three interconnected reserves of Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba have a wild reputation...
  • Lamu Island

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  • Lake Nakuru National Park

    Lake Nakuru National Park

    One of Kenya’s most popular parks, Lake Nakuru National Park is made up of grasslands, acacia woodlands and rocky escarpments...
  • Lake Naivasha

    Lake Naivasha

    One of the freshwater lakes that dot Kenya's Great Rift Valley, the large but relatively shallow Lake Naivasha is a sanctuary for a diverse range of wildlife, from hippos and zebras to over 400 species of birds, including the majestic African Fish Eagle...
  • Chyulu Hills National Park

    Chyulu Hills National Park

    Located between Tsavo and Amboseli National Park, Chyulu Hills is one of the lesser visited national parks in Kenya, but the rolling green hills of the volcanic field make it worth the visit...
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve

    Shimba Hills National Reserve

    A densely forested coastal park, the reserve is made up of rainforest and grassland...
  • Watamu Marine National Park

    Watamu Marine National Park

    Located north of Mombosa on the north coast of Kenya, Watamu Marine National Park is a large coral reef about 300 meters offshore...
  • Lake Bogoria National Reserve

    Lake Bogoria National Reserve

    North of the city of Nakuru, Lake Bogoria is a soda lake, so when conditions are right, it attracts tens of thousands of flamingos...
  • Aberdare National Park

    Aberdare National Park

    Aberdare National Park is an area within the Aberdare Mountain Range consisting of two different ecosystems with a high, cold moorland and a dense tangled montane jungle below...
  • Kakamega Forest Reserve

    Kakamega Forest Reserve

    The Kakamega Forest Reserve is an example of what’s left of the rainforest that used to stretch across central Africa...
  • Tsavo East & West National Parks

    Tsavo East & West National Parks

    Separated by the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Tsavo East and West National Parks cover a massive area of Kenya, but despite their close proximity, they are distinctly different...
  • Diani Beach

    Diani Beach

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  • Taita Hills Game Sanctuary

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  • Loita Hills

    Loita Hills

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  • Saiwa Swamp National Park

    Saiwa Swamp National Park

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  • Ruma National Park

    Ruma National Park

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  • Chalbi Desert

    Chalbi Desert

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  • Rwanda

    Rwanda

    Everything in one perfect package
    One of Africa's last-known tourist destinations, tiny Rwanda gets a fraction of the visitors of neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania -- but not for long...
  • Kigali

    Kigali

    Rwanda’s bustling capital sprawls across several valleys and hillsides, bookended by towering mountains...
  • Nyungwe National Park

    Nyungwe National Park

    One of Africa’s oldest rainforests, Nyungwe National Park is home to around 500 chimpanzees and 12 other primate species...
  • Akagera National Park

    Akagera National Park

    The savannah plains of Akagera National Park on Rwanda’s border with Tanzania are the perfect place for a Big Five safari...
  • Karisoke Research Camp

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  • Volcanoes National Park

    Volcanoes National Park

    The home of Rwanda's mountain gorillas
    Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda and named for the chain of dormant volcanoes that make up the Virunga Massif (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura), Volcanoes National Park is home to endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkeys and more than 200 bird species...
  • Gishwati-Makura National Park

    Gishwati-Makura National Park

    Rwanda’s newest national park, Gishwati-Mukura was gazetted in 2016 to protect a pair of relict forest blocks on the Rift Valley escarpment above Lake Kivu...
  • Uganda

    Uganda

    Unforgettable encounters
    Uganda is a gem...
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

    Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

    While Bwindi Impenetrable Forest steals the limelight, the smaller Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda has arguably better views and is directly connected to the extended Virunga conservation area...
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park

    For an incredible wildlife experience with second-to-none photo opportunities, head to Ishasha in Western Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can see the area’s rare population of tree-climbing lions snoozing happily up above the ground in fig and acacia trees...
  • Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison Falls National Park

    Uganda’s most popular and largest nature reserve, Murchison Falls National Park’s beautiful location and impressive animal populations (the park is home to over 15,000 elephants) makes it a wonderful stop for any traveller hoping to glimpse Uganda’s rich wildlife...
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

    Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

    A collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority and Rhino Fund Uganda, this private, non-profit animal sanctuary offers a secure home and breeding programme for the only wild rhinos left in Uganda...
  • Kibale Forest National Park

    Kibale Forest National Park

    Kibale Forest National Park, located outside the colonial town of Fort Portal, is a dense tropical rainforest where you can track chimpanzees and 12 other primates, including red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons and the rare Ugandan red colobus...
  • Kazinga Channel

    Kazinga Channel

    Visit the Kazinga Channel in western Uganda and see one of the world’s largest concentrations of hippos and elephants in their natural habitat...
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    The dense forests of Bwindi in the south-west corner of Uganda are home to over half of the world’s small population of the endangered mountain gorilla...
  • Karamoja Highlands

    Karamoja Highlands

    Once the domain of only the most adventurous of travellers — up until five years ago it was a closed district which required travel permits to enter — Uganda’s Karamoja region is now officially open for tourism, and well worth the visit...
  • Mount Elgon National Park

    Mount Elgon National Park

    Straddling the border of Kenya and Uganda, Mount Elgon National Park is home to some of the best trekking in East Africa...
  • Kidepo Valley

    Kidepo Valley

    Trek high up into the mountains of the Kidepo Valley in northeastern Uganda and get a fascinating insight into the lives of the small but authentic population of Ik tribespeople...
  • Rwenzori mountains

    Rwenzori mountains

    Climb to the top of Africa’s third-highest mountain while avoiding the kind of crowds found at Kilimanjaro with a hike in the stunning Rwenzori mountains...
  • Kampala

    Kampala

    Bordering the shores of Lake Victoria in the heart of the Buganda Kingdom, Uganda’s capital city is an engaging and dynamic city with a rich history...
  • Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria

    Named after Queen Victoria and one of Africa’s Great Lakes, Lake Victoria is the world’s largest tropical lake, with its waters divided between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya...
  • Lake Mburo National Park

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  • Semuliki National Park

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  • Jinja

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  • Entebbe

    Entebbe

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  • Buhoma

    Buhoma

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  • Lake Bunyonyi

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  • Kaboya Wildlife Reserve

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  • Mabira Rainforest

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  • Burundi

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  • Bujumbura

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  • Mozambique

    Mozambique

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  • Vilanculos

    Vilanculos

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  • Machangulo Pensinsula

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  • Southern Africa

    Southern Africa

    Getting beyond the safari camps
    Southern Africa is not so much a geographic or political entity, more a convenient term—often used by outsiders, including travel guides like ourselves—to group a collection of states marked by an astonishing diversity...
  • Botswana

    Botswana

    Safaris for those in the know
    With almost one third of its land set aside for conservation, a low-density tourism policy that leaves it blissfully crowd-free and the largest free-roaming elephant population on the planet, a Botswana safari is for those in the know...
  • Okavango Delta

    Okavango Delta

    World-renowned as a mecca for wildlife, this year-round watery paradise is sustained by rainfall in the Angolan highlands which arrives in the form of an annual flood just as natural rain-filled pans are beginning to dry out...
  • Chobe National Park

    Chobe National Park

    Nestled in Botswana’s north-eastern corner, Chobe National Park incorporates Chobe Riverfront (close to the Zimbabwe and Zambia borders), famous for its large elephant herds; and Savute (in the west), where a juxtaposition of contrasting habitats and handful of pumped waterholes sustain a melting pot of species...
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve

    Central Kalahari Game Reserve

    At some 52,000 square kilometres, making this Africa’s second largest reserve, Central Kalahari feels as wild and unfathomably remote as it was 50 years ago...
  • Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

    Makgadikgadi Pans National Park

    Once the heart of an ancient superlake, the vast network of the Makgadikgadi salt pans is now a mesmerising void expanse the size of Switzerland...
  • Nxai Pan National Park

    Nxai Pan National Park

    This compact, often overlooked park is worth visiting just to see the remarkable cluster of seven ancient baobabs (named after explorer and painter, Thomas Baines), presiding over a pristine salt pan...
  • Okavango Panhandle

    Okavango Panhandle

    Although not a big game destination, the broad meandering Okavango river in the northwest of the country is a birder’s paradise, with over 350 recorded species including several iconic Okavango specialties...
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    In the far south of Botswana, this transfrontier park spills over into South Africa...
  • Northern Tuli Game Reserve

    Northern Tuli Game Reserve

    Located in the far southeastern corner of the country and formerly divided into a number of segregated farms, NTGR is now the largest privately-owned conservation area in southern Africa...
  • Tsodilo Hills

    Tsodilo Hills

    Towering above the contourless landscape, the climbable summits of these four hills range from a short stroll to a day-long hike, rewarding you with expansive views in all directions...
  • Kwando Reserve

    Kwando Reserve

    Spanning over 2,300 square kilometres in Botswana's far north, the Kwando Reserve presents a vast, pristine, and lesser-visited wilderness...
  • Kwando River

    Kwando River

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  • Selinda Reserve

    Selinda Reserve

    Scattered along the northern waterways of the perennial Linyanti and Kwando rivers, and the seasonal Selinda spillway, the camps in these three neighbouring private concessions operate in a similar manner to those inside the Okavango Delta...
  • Kasane

    Kasane

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  • Moremi Game Reserve

    Moremi Game Reserve

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  • Xakanaxa

    Xakanaxa

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  • Maun

    Maun

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  • Sankuyo

    Sankuyo

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  • Khwai Private Reserve

    Khwai Private Reserve

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  • Sepopa

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  • South Africa

    South Africa

    Safari and beyond in the Rainbow Nation
    The Rainbow Nation has really come of age as a tourism destination and is a perfect introduction if you've not explored this mighty continent before...
  • Johannesburg

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  • Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park

    The showpiece of South African tourism, Kruger National Park is one of the world’s most famous protected areas, and for good reason...
  • Balule Nature Reserve

    Balule Nature Reserve

    Covering an area of 250 sq km, the Balule Nature Reserve is an integral part of the Greater Kruger eco-system, seamlessly blending with its surroundings...
  • Kapama Game Reserve

    Kapama Game Reserve

    Kapama, located within the greater Kruger region, serves as an ideal first-time safari destination...
  • Thornybush Game Reserve

    Thornybush Game Reserve

    Thornybush, once a fenced reserve ensuring the presence of numerous large mammals, restricted wildlife movement between the reserve and Kruger...
  • Timbavati Game Reserve

    Timbavati Game Reserve

    Timbavati, a private reserve bordering the main Kruger Park, hosts a wealth of mammal and bird species due to its unobstructed access...
  • Klaserie Nature Reserve

    Klaserie Nature Reserve

    Spanning 60,000 hectares, Klaserie Nature Reserve is among South Africa's largest privately-owned reserves...
  • Manyeleti Game Reserve

    Manyeleti Game Reserve

    Manyeleti, translating to "Place of the Stars" in Shangaan, spans 230 sq km and shares an unfenced border with Kruger...
  • Karongwe Game Reserve

    Karongwe Game Reserve

    Karongwe, a moderately-sized private game reserve, boasts an impressive likelihood of leopard sightings, nestled between four rivers and featuring views of the Drakensberg Mountains...
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    Sabi Sands Game Reserve

    A place of superlatives, Sabi Sands Game Reserve is in effect a continuation of the massive Kruger National Park, but by anyone’s standards Sabi Sands is no mere Kruger add-on...
  • Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

    Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

    A collection of former rangelands, Sabi Sabi is a good choice for discerning safari enthusiasts seeking luxury and exclusivity...
  • Lion Sands Game Reserve

    Lion Sands Game Reserve

    Lion Sands Game Reserve, located within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is known for its high density of large mammals, in particular its three separate pride of lions...
  • Londolozi Game Reserve

    Londolozi Game Reserve

    Londolozi Game Reserve, one of South Africa's original private reserves, has a rich history spanning nearly a century...
  • Mala Mala Game Reserve

    Mala Mala Game Reserve

    Mala Mala, one of South Africa's original private game reserves, spans an expansive 130 sq km and has been operational since the 1920s...
  • Ulusaba Game Reserve

    Ulusaba Game Reserve

    Ulusaba Game Reserve, owned by Richard Branson, showcases many of the exceptional aspects of the Sabi Sands region...
  • Kwazulu-Natal

    Kwazulu-Natal

    Centred on the beach bum surf city of Durban, the huge, and hugely diverse, province of KwaZulu-Natal on South Africa’s east coast doesn’t have the stellar international wildlife reputation of other parts of South Africa...
  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

    Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

    Second only to Kruger National Park, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is a nearly thousand square kilometre slab of wilderness surrounded by private game reserves...
  • Phinda Game Reserve

    Phinda Game Reserve

    If you’re a fan of that spotted blur of speed, the cheetah, then Phinda Game Reserve will make you very happy...
  • St Lucia

    St Lucia

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  • Pongola Game Reserve

    Pongola Game Reserve

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  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    iSimangaliso Wetland Park

    iSimangaliso Wetland Park, on the KwaZulu-Natal far northern coast, is a real gem for nature lovers...
  • North West Province

    North West Province

    This is one of the more easily accessible wildlife areas of South Africa...
  • Madikwe Game Reserve

    Madikwe Game Reserve

    Madikwe is unusual in that it is owned by the state in partnership with local communities and the private sector...
  • Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

    Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

    The vast upland massif of the Waterberg region is one of only two biosphere reserves in all of Africa...
  • Pilanesberg National Park

    Pilanesberg National Park

    Pilanesberg is safari made easy...
  • Eastern Cape

    Eastern Cape

    In many respects, the Eastern Cape is a microcosm of the best of South Africa...
  • Shamwari Game Reserve

    Shamwari Game Reserve

    Shamwari, an esteemed and exclusive private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, lies near Addo Elephant National Park...
  • Addo Elephant Park

    Addo Elephant Park

    Addo Elephant National Park, one of South Africa's largest, is renowned for its elephants but offers a diverse landscape encompassing river valleys, mountains, savannahs, forests, and beaches...
  • Amakhala Game Reserve

    Amakhala Game Reserve

    Amakhala, a compact private reserve of approximately 75 sq km, offers an impressive wildlife experience...
  • Kariega Game Reserve

    Kariega Game Reserve

    Kariega, a family-owned and managed 10,000-hectare private reserve, occupies former ranch and farmland in the Eastern Cape...
  • Kwantu Game Reserve

    Kwantu Game Reserve

    Kwantu Private Game Reserve, spanning 6,000 hectares, is relatively small compared to other African reserves...
  • Lalibela Game Reserve

    Lalibela Game Reserve

    Encompassing five distinct ecosystems, the malaria-free Lalibela reserve is home to a remarkable variety of flora and fauna, including the Big Five...
  • Pumba Game Reserve

    Pumba Game Reserve

    Pumba Game Reserve, situated near the bustling city of Port Elizabeth, attracts more visitors than some of the region's more remote parks due to its accessibility to day guests who participate in the reserve's organised safaris...
  • Tsistikamma National Park

    Tsistikamma National Park

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  • St Francis Bay

    St Francis Bay

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  • Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

    Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

    Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, in South Africa's Eastern Cape, is home to the famous Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinoceros – as well as cheetahs, giraffes, and various antelope species...
  • Western Cape

    Western Cape

    For most visitors to South Africa, the Western Cape is all about the finer things in life: food, wine, beaches and Cape Town — arguably the most beautiful city in Africa...
  • Aquila Private Game Reserve

    Aquila Private Game Reserve

    Aquila Private Game Reserve, named after the endangered black (Verreaux) eagle, is a 10,000-hectare conservancy established in 1999...
  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

    Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

    Sanbona Wildlife Reserve combines big cat sightings with wine tasting, offering a unique experience...
  • Wilderness

    Wilderness

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  • Noordhoek

    Noordhoek

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  • Oudtshoorn

    Oudtshoorn

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  • Cape Town

    Cape Town

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  • Durban

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  • Nelspruit

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  • The Karoo

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  • Madikwe Game Reserve

    Madikwe Game Reserve

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  • Pilanesberg National Park

    Pilanesberg National Park

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  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve

    Hluhluwe Game Reserve

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  • Welgevonden Game Reserve

    Welgevonden Game Reserve

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  • Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

    Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

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  • Lion Sands Game Reserve

    Lion Sands Game Reserve

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  • Londolozi Game Reserve

    Londolozi Game Reserve

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  • Ulusaba Game Reserve

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  • Stellenbosch

    Stellenbosch

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  • Table Mountain National Park

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  • Port Elizabeth

    Port Elizabeth

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  • Plettenberg Bay

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  • Knysna

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  • Hermanus

    Hermanus

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  • Pretoria

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  • Drakensburg

    Drakensburg

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  • The Kalahari

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  • Hazyview

    Hazyview

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  • Zambia

    Zambia

    Discover Zambia, experience Africa
    It’s ironic that landlocked Zambia is best known for its waterways...
  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

    At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below...
  • Livingstone

    Livingstone

    Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene...
  • Lower Zambezi National Park

    Lower Zambezi National Park

    The Lower Zambezi National Park’s wildlife is centred around the floodplain along the northeastern side of the Zambezi River...
  • South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park, in the Eastern province of Zambia, is one of the most wildlife-rich national parks in the country...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Lusaka

    Lusaka

    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...
  • Kasanka National Park

    Kasanka National Park

    Kasanka National Park is one of the smallest national parks in Zambia...
  • Liuwa Plain National Park

    Liuwa Plain National Park

    Liuwa Plains National Park is located in the Western Province of Zambia in the upper plains of the Zambezi river...
  • Luambe National Park

    Luambe National Park

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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

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  • Chirundu

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  • North Luangwa National Park

    North Luangwa National Park

    North Luangwa National Park is synonymous with walking safaris and is my favourite National Park in Zambia...
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

    Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

    Zambia is famous for the Victoria Falls, the greatest sheet of falling water on the planet, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and a natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe...
  • Bangweulu Wetlands

    Bangweulu Wetlands

    Bangweulu means ‘where the water meets the sky’, and I think it’s a perfect description of this extraordinary, community-owned and protected wetland in northeastern Zambia...
  • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

    Double-concentrate safari
    Going on safari in Zimbabwe is like a concentrated version of the safari experience...
  • Mana Pools National Park

    Mana Pools National Park

    Many travellers fall in love with UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mana Pools National Park, in northern Zimbabwe...
  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

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  • Hwange National Park

    Hwange National Park

    At the eastern edge of the six-country Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area which is known for having the highest concentration of elephants in Africa, Hwange is very much a part of that heritage: elephants are everywhere...
  • Gonarezhou National Park

    Gonarezhou National Park

    Down south in Zimbabwe and sharing wildlife with parks just across the borders with Mozambique and South Africa, Gonarezhou sees far fewer visitors than it deserves...
  • Matusadona National Park

    Matusadona National Park

    I’ve never quite understood why Matusadona isn’t world-famous...
  • Matobo Hills

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  • Zambezi National Park

    Zambezi National Park

    It may be a cliché, but there’s a very good reason why Victoria Falls is one of the most popular places to visit in Africa...
  • Malawi

    Malawi

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  • Lake Malawi

    Lake Malawi

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  • Blantyre

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  • Majete Wildlife Reserve

    Majete Wildlife Reserve

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  • Liwonde National Park

    Liwonde National Park

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  • Cape Maclear

    Cape Maclear

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  • Lilongwe

    Lilongwe

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  • mulanje

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  • Zomba

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  • Namibia

    Namibia

    Southern Africa's hidden gem
    If there's one place that's truly about the journey, not the destination, it is Namibia...
  • Kalkrand

    Kalkrand

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  • Namib-Naukluft National Park

    Namib-Naukluft National Park

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  • Swakopmund

    Swakopmund

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  • Damaraland

    Damaraland

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  • Ongava Game Reserve

    Ongava Game Reserve

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  • Omaruru

    Omaruru

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  • Windhoek

    Windhoek

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  • Okonjima Nature Reserve

    Okonjima Nature Reserve

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  • Etosha National Park

    Etosha National Park

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  • Divundu

    Divundu

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  • Nkasa Rupara National Park

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  • Onguma Game Reserve

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  • Sossusvlei

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  • Bwabwata National Park

    Bwabwata National Park

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  • Walvis Bay

    Walvis Bay

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  • ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

    ǀAi-ǀAis/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

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  • NamibRand Nature Reserve

    NamibRand Nature Reserve

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  • Gondwana Namib Park

    Gondwana Namib Park

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  • Mauritius

    Mauritius

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  • Eswatini (Swaziland)

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  • Mbabane

    Mbabane

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  • Madagascar

    Madagascar

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  • Central Africa

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

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  • Virunga National Park

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  • Kahuzi-Biega National Park

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  • Sao Tome & Principe

    Sao Tome & Principe

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  • Príncipe

    Príncipe

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  • São Tomé

    São Tomé

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