Africa, the world’s second largest continent, is made up of 54 recognized states and the largest populations of wild animals. In Africa you can track the Big Five; lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros, as well as hundreds of different species including giraffe, hippos, hyena, zebra and countless others. Not only great for game viewing, Africa is a continent that is rich in history, a perfect place for a culturally enlightening travel experience.
Alongside the incredible experiences are luxury accommodations throughout all of Africa. Unique and incredible game lodges are nestled deep within national game reserves combining authentic safari experiences coupled with ultimate luxury.
For most people, Africa evokes images of sun-drenched plains, nomadic tribes, and vast game parks, and though all of this is present, Africa offers visitors more than just safaris and sunsets. Exceptional sailing and scuba diving, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, amazing Victoria Falls, Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, Capetown and the Winelands …..Africa will surprise you with its wealth of experiences and although you may come for its beasts, you will stay for its beauty.
Botswana as a destination offers some of the most stunning landscapes, along with magnificent sunsets and amazing stargazing. It delivers unmatched safari experiences, from the thriving waterways of the Okavango Delta, to the Kalahari Desert’s ancient baobabs and meerkats, and the Chobe National Park, where the elephant reigns supreme. Botswana is considered by many to be the benchmark when it comes to sustainable ecotourism practice in Africa. Fly from camp to camp to take in the delta’s diverse eco systems – wet and marshy delta that then empties into a desert full of wildlife. Explore the waterways with your expert rangers via slow motorboat or being poled in a traditional mokoro (canoe) spotting hippos, crocodiles and a myriad of birds.
Why South Africa
South Africa has it all! Whether you’re seeking a Big Five safari experience, cosmopolitan cities, a rainbow nation of richly diverse cultures or spectacular scenery. South Africa is like a world in one country — the ideal destination for those looking for variety in their journey to Africa.
Tanzania delivers an exceptional safari experience within its game parks and private reserves. Here wildebeest stampede across the Serengeti plains during their annual migration and baobabs dwarf the herds of elephants that feed beneath them in Tarangire National Park. Explore Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest free-standing caldera.
Experience “the road less traveled” in wild Katavi National Park, which boasts Tanzania’s largest population of crocodiles and hippos, or boat down the Rufiji River in the spectacular Selous Game Reserve. For a magical experience, trek through the Mahale Mountains National Park in search of chimpanzees. Meet Maasai warriors and the pastoral Wahadzabe and Datoga. Immerse yourself in local life, barter at local markets or spend a morning with exuberant school children. Then wrap up your journey with a beach getaway to the spice island of Zanzibar.
Kenya has long been a top destination for safari seekers. Showcasing a wealth of wildlife, each ecologically diverse game park has its own allure. Breathtaking landscapes, endless plains and unrivalled game viewing year round, the Masai Mara, is where huge herds of wildebeest and other herbivores make their way during the annual Great Migration.
Discover the beauty of Amboseli with its famous large tusked elephants and views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Lauded for its groundbreaking rhino rehabilitation efforts, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is the heart of wildlife conservation and offers an unforgettable combination of unspoiled beauty, superb game viewing, sustainable development and responsible tourism in Northern Kenya. The arid Samburu and Shaba National Reserves stretching along the Ewaso Nyiro River is home to elephants, large predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as the rare northern specialist species, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx.
Beyond your expertly-guided game drives and bush walks, immerse yourself in the colorful cultures of the Maasai, Samburu, Turkana and Borana tribes. Wrap up your journey with a visit to Kenya’s beautiful beaches.
Visiting Rwanda, “the land of a thousand hills,” is one of the great wildlife adventures on the planet. The star attraction is the highly endangered mountain gorilla. An encounter with a silver-back gorilla can be a hair-raising experience and one you will never forget! The welcoming people, lush landscapes and other wildlife attractions make it an ideal addition to any African safari.
Rwanda is mountainous, green and lush, and home to over 670 birds, a variety of primates and 100 orchid species – a paradise for bird watchers, conservationists and botanists alike. The majority of tourism is focused on a visit to the Parc National des Volcans in the north.
Often described as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, this lush land is celebrated for its primate population and fine scenery. Uganda has been attracting active adventure travelers to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to view the endangered mountain gorillas for many years. Uganda's other pearls include the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest National Park, where you'll find the chimpanzees.
In the heart of southern Africa, Zimbabwe has reemerged as a top safari contender with much to offer the wildlife enthusiast. It is home to the “must see” Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the adventure capital of the region. Its game rich national parks serve up breathtaking sunrises, up close encounters with wildlife and star studded night skies.
Described as the world’s largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage site. After experiencing awesome Victoria Falls and its plentiful adventure activities, visitors to Zimbabwe have a wealth of safari opportunities. Take a short flight to diverse Hwange National Park. An extensive network of waterholes draw large herds of elephant and plains game to the park and surrounding private reserves. Or visit Mana Pools, the country’s second World Heritage Site, to walk and canoe in a wildlife-rich and scenic region. Spectacular views of the Zambezi River, floodplains, the rift valley escarpment and tree canopy make this a wildlife photographer paradise.