Africa Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Africa
Join one of our tours of Africa and experience the very best of this vast, mesmerising continent.
Catch your breath as you gaze at Egypt's wondrous Pyramids, and feel the goosebumps rise as you stand before the enigmatic Valley of the Kings. Connect with nature like never before as you glimpse the 'big five' in their natural habitat on a safari across the grassy savannas of Kenya and South Africa.
Take in the sights and sounds of the thundering Victoria Falls, and admire the rainbow above the rushing waters. Bathe in tropical waters and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, blue skies and white-sand beaches of Mombasa or sip on crisp wines in the Cape Winelands after seeing the sights of beautiful Cape Town. Visit local tribes and gain a fascinating glimpse into their traditions and way of life, or spot weird and wonderful wildlife in Madagascar's national parks.
See the world-famous landmarks and hidden gems that make this continent so extraordinary on one of our expertly tailored escorted holidays to Africa.
Things to do in Africa
With each country on the continent having its own distinctive cultures, traditions and landscapes, there is a vast array of unforgettable things to experience in Africa. Whether you want to explore centuries of history, discover impressive natural wonders or just learn more about the local way of life, a unique adventure is awaiting you. Here are three of our top choices.
Cruise the Nile
Perhaps the world's most famous river, the Nile stretches from Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea. A cruise on this iconic waterway provides the chance to stop off at magnificent landmarks and destinations, including Luxor Temple and the Temple of Karnak, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the stunning landscapes along the way.
See Victoria Falls by helicopter
Nestled between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the world's largest waterfalls and was named after Queen Victoria. For a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, see the powerful 108-metre-falls, as well as the surrounding national parks, by air on a thrilling helicopter ride.
Spot the Big Five
One of the biggest draws for an African safari holiday is the chance to spot the elusive 'Big Five', namely the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. There are few places that can offer this experience, but one of the best is the Sebatana Private Reserve in South Africa. Covering an area of around 100,000 acres, the reserve is home to hundreds of different species.
Things to see in Africa
Being such a diverse and expansive continent, it is hardly surprising that there is such a wealth of incredible things to see across Africa. From mysterious ancient structures to rare and majestic wildlife, the possibilities are almost endless. Here are just a few of the amazing sights you can enjoy on Africa tours.
African tour highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Africa.
On a Kruger safari, you can finally go deep into the natural world, experiencing all its thrills, quirks, and beauty.
With a cosmopolitan city offering plenty of opportunities to branch off into some of the continent’s most stunning natural scenery and safaris, you can’t go wrong.
Food and drink in Africa
As the world's second largest landmass, Africa is a continent brimming with diversity - and this is reflected in its cuisine. What underpins the vast majority of food here is the ample colour and flavour, despite the use of relatively simple ingredients. While there are plenty of mouthwatering meat dishes throughout the country, grains and vegetables are also important staples, making it possible for all types of diets to enjoy the local flavours on Africa holidays.
The style of cuisine in Africa can largely be categorised by region; North, Southern, East, West and Central, with each having their own distinctive flavours and preparation techniques. Northern African cuisine is probably one of the most familiar types of food for people in the UK, with dishes like couscous and tagine. Staple ingredients include lamb, goat, beef, seafood, nuts and olives, with popular spices like ginger, cumin and turmeric.
The food in Southern Africa reflects influences from a wide variety of indigenous tribes, as well as from Asia and Europe. Ingredients synonymous with the region include meat, seafood, grains and vegetables. The people of Southern Africa are united in their love of barbecue, which is known as braai in South Africa. Another delicacy popular throughout the region is biltong - slices of dried meat which can be made from anything from beef to ostrich. Central African cuisine has influences from Portugal, particularly in Angola and Equatorial Guinea, as well as neighbouring African regions, which have dishes like bobotie (baked mincemeat with egg) and nyama choma (barbecued meat) in common. Plantains are a much-loved staple, and are prepared in a variety of ways, from frying to mashing.
In East Africa, the cuisine tends to vary a lot from country to country. Meat is eaten less here than in other regions, with grains and vegetables being staple ingredients. One of the most popular dishes in East Africa is ugali, a maize-based porridge with a firm, dough-like texture. Finally, West African cuisine centres on meals comprising meat, fish, spices and some form of starch. Typical dishes include banju (dough balls made from corn and cassava) and kenkey (sourdough dumplings usually served with fish and pepper sauce or a stew).