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Tours in Africa

Tours in Africa allow you to benefit from an experienced guide and the expertise of our Destination Specialists. Pair a safari holiday with a beach break, drive South Africa’s Garden Route or mix the city, beach and plains of Africa. Our tours include self drive holidays in Africa, train journeys and more than one safari on your holiday. Speak to our Destination Specialists to plan your bespoke holiday, or browse our options below.

Take a train tour of Africa on our Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound. This luxurious train takes you through South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, allowing you to see the spectacular landscapes. Dine on delicious fresh cuisine as you watch the ever changing landscapes, enjoy cocktails and fine wines in the bar and embark on expeditions and adventures by day. Day trips include a safari in Etosha National Park, ghost towns, hiking and relaxed wildlife tours in harbour towns.

To see the best of South Africa, book our Grand Tour of South Africa. Over two weeks you can take game drives in nature reserves and see Africa’s Big Five, visit the rolling green landscapes of the winelands and explore the vibrant cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town.

For safari tours of Africa, book our Discover Northern Tanzania Tour. This eight day tour begins in Arusha, from where you can drive to Lake Manyara, where you’ll find coffee and banana plantations and beautiful views from your lodge. See the Ngorogoro Conservation Area, which is located in a huge crater and is home to its own micro climate. Spend the next few days in the Serengeti, where you can see lions, wildebeest, zebra, leopards and more.

5 days a herd of giraffe standing on top of a dry grass field

Highlights of Northern Tanzania

 

An ideal introduction to Tanzania's best loved parks, our 4 night Taste of Tanzania safari takes you on a journey through the Serengeti with its high population of predators and annual migration; Lake Manyara one of the best places to...

Couples Holidays

Highlights of Northern Tanzania
7 days a large brown elephant standing in the dirt

Highlights of Kenya

Guide Price  €2,749  pp  

The Images of Kenya safari provides a comfortable standard of luxury accommodation in Sarova camps and lodges, including stylish tents in the Masai Mara. Strategically located in the National Parks and Reserves, Sarova hotels offer a great range of activities...

Adventure holidays

Highlights of Kenya
7 days Whale Watching

Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands

 

One of the most popular and visited areas of South Africa, the Western Cape offers stunning scenery, exquisite cuisine, and tempting wine as well as spectacular wildlife, all just a stones throw from Cape Town. Don't miss the opportunity to...

City holidays

Discover the Cape, Whales and Winelands
8 days a cat is standing on a rock

Discover Northern Tanzania

Guide Price  €3,699  pp  

Our extensive eight-day Simba Safari will take you on an adventure through some of northern Tanzania's national parks – including Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the Serengeti, as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – giving you the opportunity to spot...

Escorted tours

Discover Northern Tanzania
7 days a herd of cattle standing on top of a grass covered field

Discover Kenya

Guide Price  €3,049  pp  

Discover Kenya is one of our most popular tours, and a fantastic introduction to the world of safaris, as it takes in many of Kenya's best-known national parks. Your tour will begin on the expansive plains of the Masai Mara...

Adventure holidays

Discover Kenya
4 days Oudtshoorn

Highlights of the Garden Route

 

Discover the unrivalled natural wonders of South Africa and enjoy the hidden gems of the world-famous Garden Route as you journey from your starting point in vibrant Cape Town to the coastal town of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape...

Escorted tours

Highlights of the Garden Route
12 days a bridge over a body of water

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari

Guide Price  €1,969  pp  

This twelve day self drive gives you the opportunity to explore the city of Cape Town and its surrounds, spot Southern Right Whales in Hermanus (seasonal), drive along the Garden Route and track the Big Five on safari in the...

Adventure holidays

Garden Route and Eastern Cape Safari
8 days a lion standing on top of a grass covered field

Discover Southern Tanzania

 

Our Discover Tanzania Tours are a wonderful way to venture off the usual safari track for your first-time experience of Southern Tanzania. This region of Africa boasts beautiful, remotely based reserves and national parks which are much quieter than other...

Safari holidays

Discover Southern Tanzania
8 days a hand holding a colorful blanket

Wildlife and Warriors Tour

 

This extensive tour offers you breath-taking scenery and wildlife along with cultural experiences, as you journey between Johannesburg and Durban. Breathe deeply as you take a leisurely drive along the awe-inspiring Panorama Route, punctuated by cascading waterfalls, dense forests, caves...

Wildlife holidays

Wildlife and Warriors Tour
12 days a large long train on a track near a field

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound

 

When the indigenous people of the southern continent observed the first trains in Africa, the lines of rolling stock passing on the distant horizons recalled the profile and sinuous movement of a creature they called Shongololo, meaning ‘millipede’. Recently purchased...

Wildlife holidays

Shongololo Express - Dune Express: Eastbound
13 days a large brown elephant standing in the grass

Grand Tour of East Africa

 

Whether you're travelling to East Africa for the first time or you are returning to see more, our comprehensive 13-day tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the true spirit of these captivating countries. From the open plains...

Wildlife holidays

Grand Tour of East Africa
3 days a lion lying down in a forest

Tracks Through Kenya

 

Our Tracks Through Kenya tour is a short three day safari adventure that takes you to Taita Hills, a private wildlife sanctuary of 28,000 acres, located on the border of Tsavo National Park. You will be staying at the Sarova...

Safari holidays

Tracks Through Kenya

Frequently Asked Questions

The Big Five consists of elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards, rhinos and lions. They are referred to as such because they are widely considered to be the most difficult animals to hunt on foot, though the term has since been adopted by the travel industry to promote safari expeditions.

The world’s second largest continent, Africa is comprised of 54 countries, and many have their own currency specific to their country. For example, South Africa uses the South African rand, Egypt have the Egyptian pound, and Kenya use the Kenyan shilling. Many West African countries use the West African CFA franc, including the Ivory Coast, Mali and Niger, while several Central African countries use the Central African CFA franc, such as Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic.

Africa is home to the Sahara desert, the ‘Smoke That Thunders’ (Victoria Falls), the Egyptian pyramids, and a wealth of exotic wildlife such as elephants, leopards, lions and hyena. Africa is said to be the birthplace of civilisation.

A feast for the senses – Africa is as diverse as it is expansive. Trek through vast plains in search of lions, rhinos and elephants, take in awe-inspiring vistas as you wander over endless dunes, sit around campfires listening to stories from the local people, before ascending skyward in a hot air balloon for an unhindered view of the breath-taking scenery.

Why you'll love Africa...

• Admiring Africa from above on a hot air balloon
• Tracking rhinos on foot in Saruni
• Discovering the mighty ‘Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls
• Cruising down the Zambezi river
• Dining under the stars in Zambia
• Experiencing wildlife up close on a walking safari
• Wandering across unspoilt savannahs
• Trekking through the Great Rift Valley
• Visiting colourful local communities
• Immersing yourself in culture as the Masai perform traditional ceremonies
• Spotting the Big Five in their natural habitat

Did you know?

• Africa has the world’s youngest population, with more people aged under 20 than anywhere else in the world.
• The people of Africa speak over 1,000 languages, with recent studies suggesting almost 2,000.
• Ethiopia has one of the worlds’ largest alphabets at 345 words in length.