Calling all intrepid travelers and rugged vacation veterans: if you’re looking for your next adventure abroad, it’s time to follow the timeless advice of the band Toto and go bless the rains down in Africa.
African vacations are in that rarified category of once-in-a-lifetime vacations that stay with you for a lifetime. Africa is a destination that fills many people’s dreams. Once you start exploring the essence of this continent and everything it has to offer you realize how much there is out there to experience.
South Africa’s Garden Route offers everything from African honeymoons to family friendly adventures. This relaxed coastal route is also known for its scenic beauty and moderate climate. Combine with a malaria-free South African safari in the Eastern Cape and you have the chance of seeing the Big 5 from your luxury African safari lodge.
The world famous Kruger National Park and surrounding private reserves is South African safari’s premier wildlife viewing destination. A unique Big 5 South African safari experience with a choice of accommodation from all inclusive lodges, to the ultimate in exclusivity and private experiences. And then let’s not forget KwaZulu Natal. With some of South Africa’s best beaches, highest mountains, wildest game reserves, romantic hot spots and colonial history, this is for off the beaten track and adventure enthusiasts. Beautiful scenery & rich wildlife make South African safari tours a wonderful choice.
Another great destination is the Okavango Delta, a water wonderland with camps offering a combination of game drives, walking, boating and mokoro trips, which are the traditional dug-out canoes you may have heard about. A mokoro trip is the quintessential Delta experience – you’ll have a guide or “poler” to steer you along the waterways as you sit back and enjoy the scenery.
The jewel of Botswana is the Okavango Delta, a fresh water wetland in the remote northern reaches. It is one of the most sought after wilderness destinations in the world! The fact that the Okavango Delta exists at all is one of those miracles of nature. The annual floodwaters find their way from the Angolan highlands 1,000kms away, into the Okavango River, and once through the Caprivi the water spills over the vast, fan shaped Okavango Delta. Journey into this wilderness for serenity, tranquility and amazing game viewing!
A popular East Africa combo is a safari to Kenya and/or Tanzania followed by a beach experience on Zanzibar or Diani Beach. The beaches on the islands off the coast of Mozambique and on the shores of Lkae Malawi combine well with a safari in the Kruger or Botswana. And then in South Africa, the KwaZulu Natal and Garden Rout have lots of pretty beaches.
These are just a few of the countless amazing destinations Africa has to offer. If you’d like to explore an opportunity to explore Africa, our travel experts are able to create the perfect, customized itinerary to give you the African vacation of a lifetime. Now go bless those rains!