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The words ‘Big Five’ conjure up thoughts of the five most sought after animals to spot on safari. Whilst Africa’s diverse wildlife continues to entice eagle eyed safari goers, the continent has so much else to offer, both on and off the savannah. From safari holidays with the kids in tow to the honeymoon of a lifetime, we’ve handpicked our favourite experiences, itineraries and properties which showcase the very best of Africa.
Whilst spotting Big Five game is at the top of every safari goer’s bucket list, Africa’s showstopper appeal doesn’t stop at its wildlife. To showcase the continent's natural beauty, we've handpicked our very own big five destinations which can be added to your itinerary to complete the ultimate African adventure.
Why choose just one destination when you could combine two? A twin centre holiday showcases the amazing diversity of Africa. In only a few hours, you can travel between vast open plains and secluded beaches or dense rainforest and cosmopolitan cities. It is an ideal option for travelling with children, as with the added bonus of very little time difference between destinations, dreaded jet lag is sure to be kept at bay.
Whilst game drives continue to be the original way to see Africa’s wildlife, there are an increasing number of ways to see the bush, allowing you to get closer than ever to Africa's flora and fauna. Safari experiences vary greatly between destinations, so our specialists can recommend the best way to navigate the terrain. So whether you're celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to see the plains from a new perspective, we’ve compiled our favourite ways to see wildlife from the ground, water and air.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to enjoy the luxury of exclusive bush accommodation with family or friends, private houses are a fantastic option. From the plains of the savannah to glittering coastlines of Africa, renting your own private house offers a home-away-from-home experience in the most spectacular of settings. Many of our favourite properties offer exclusive experiences for guests, meaning that your entire stay is tailored to you.
The migration of some of the world’s most amazing wildlife is a true sight to behold and Africa’s abundant wildlife put on quite the show. The iconic migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti has become something of a bucket list experience, and whilst witnessing this spectacle remains one of the most exhilarating safari adventures on the planet, Africa hosts many other unmissable migrations. Timing is crucial to ensure you catch the migrations at their very best, so we've handpicked a selection of Africa's most impressive wildlife spectacles to add to your diary.
Whether its adventure or relaxation (or both) that ticks the boxes on your honeymoon checklist, we’re sure Africa won’t disappoint. With some of the world’s most beautiful beaches along its coastline, and outstanding safari experiences in abundance, Africa has it all for the holiday of a lifetime. We've chosen our most exquisite itineraries from across the continent, to inspire your extra special holiday.
Travelling with teens is a brilliant way to get all the family together yet finding the right destination for the whole family can prove difficult. Whilst an action packed itinerary perhaps won’t suit everyone, many destinations offer amazing experiences which are just perfect for teens. We’ve compiled our favourite experiences for teenagers which are bound to leave them with memories for a lifetime, not just their social media feeds.
With its eastern coastline skirting the Indian Ocean, Africa’s beaches are as stunning as you can imagine yet paradoxically often overlooked. Home to paradisiacal stretches of sand which span as far as the eye can see, turquoise blue waters teeming with marine life and a host of unique properties, Africa is a standout beach destination. From freshwater lakes to tiny atolls, we’ve collated our favourite beaches, just perfect for kicking off your flip flops and relaxing under a shady palm.
Africa’s rich culture and fascinating history make it the remarkable continent we know today. Visiting the sites which have defined and shaped the African nation is both an enriching and informative experience, helping you to get to grips with the country you visit on holiday. We’ve handpicked a selection of the most interesting experiences which are bound to make your trip particularly memorable. From meeting indigenous people to visiting a world renowned museum, these experiences are a truly unique addition to your African itinerary.
A safari adventure promises to be the best family holiday you’ve ever had. Thoughts of encountering one of the animal kingdom’s poster-boys is bound to enthral youngsters and leave them with memories which will last a lifetime. However, finding the right destination is essential to ensuring your holiday is as seamless and as special as possible. From malaria-free countries to child friendly hotels, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places which are geared up to the younger members of the family.
Throughout the year, our specialists return to Africa, scouring the continent for the best properties and experiences around. We've chosen a handful of blogs written by our experts to give you an insight into five of Africa's most incredible destinations.
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