Botswana is a land of impossible abundance. From the Okavango Delta to the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana is at the top of any safari aficionado's bucket list. A paradise of deltas, savannahs and deserts.
Safari, as we know and love today, was born in Kenya. From flying off in the ‘Out of Africa’ biplane to galloping through the Masai Mara, Kenya is full of that old cavalier safari-goers’ sense of adventure - this is where you go to have fun. Combined with epic game viewing, iconic scenery, diverse cultures and a dreamy coastline, Kenya is a very special country.
A world unto its own, Madagascar is a land of endemic flora and fauna of a diversity that can match the Amazon. From 99 species of lemur to 960 species of orchid - conveying the sheer beauty of the world’s fourth-largest island is impossible.
Dominated by the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi and the jaw-droppingly beautiful Great Rift Valley, Malawi is a country quietly making a name for itself. It is the place to go for a safari and beach experience unlike any other.
A world of private islands and picture-perfect beaches. Whether combining the Maldives with a safari or escaping straight there for pure relaxation, the 26 coralline atolls that make up the country have everything you could ever dream of.
Fringed by classic tropical coves and coral lagoons, Mauritius is an activity lover’s dream destination. This is the island to visit for those who prefer larger resort-style hotels that offer every activity under the sun.
Whether you stay in your own villa on a private island or a romantic cabin on a secluded beach, Mozambique is a perfect paradise to round off any safari. From the idyllic Quirimbas Islands in the north, to the stunning Bazaruto Archipelago and around Maputo Bay in the country’s south, Mozambique is home to some of the finest beaches in Africa.
The awe-inspiring beauty that Namibia’s vast landscapes offer is otherworldly. For a country that is predominantly a desert, the diversity of landscapes and wildlife never ceases to surprise. From the canyons of the south, via the deep red dunes of the Sossusvlei and up to the wildlands of the Hoanib Valley, Namibia is quite simply spectacular.
For a country that has suffered so much, the recent success of Rwanda is not just an example to the rest of Africa, but to the entire world. Not only is this the first African country to ban plastic bags, but it has also revolutionised the protection of its jungles and gorillas.
Tucked away off the west coast of Africa, you’d be forgiven for never having heard of São Tomé and Príncipe - and that is exactly why it is worth exploring. The smaller island of Príncipe is a portal to a forgotten time. The relics of Portuguese rule are slowly being absorbed back into the island’s jungles. This is a haven of remote beaches, sea adventures and chocolate.
This stunning set of 115 islands forms one of the most incredible archipelagos in the world. Quiet lodge-like hotels can be found on the main island of Mahé, or further afield on the more vegetated islands around Praslin. This is a tropical archipelago that has perfectly balanced luxury tourism with conservation.
The diversity that South Africa has to offer is nothing short of remarkable. From historical battlefields to vast mountains, incredible safari destinations to untouched coastlines, delicious Winelands and up-and-coming cities - this country has it all.
Rolling open plains covered in herds of wildebeest and zebra, this is the land of plenty. Tanzania is a safari lover’s dream with so many diverse parks throughout the country. Combine this with the stunning Zanzibar Archipelago and you have the ultimate safari & beach destination.
The Republic of Congo is the smaller, more peaceful sister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is a must-visit country if you are in search of a sensory overload. The beauty of the jungles and their baïs, and the diversity of incredible wildlife, make this a destination not to miss.
Known as ‘the more affordable destination to see mountain gorillas’ does Uganda an enormous disservice. With amazingly hospitable people, beautiful National Parks and the source of the River Nile, this country is a haven for anyone looking to experience something other than a conventional safari.
Home of the walking safari, Zambia remains one of the bastions of ‘old-fashioned’ safaris full of adventure and character. This is the place to visit for those seeking a ‘conventional’ safari in a remote way. For a true safari connoisseur, Zambia’s Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, Kafue and Liuwa Plains National Parks are a must.
It is with immense excitement that we watch the re-establishment of some of Africa’s most beautiful parks. A huge effort has gone into returning Zimbabwe’s wildlands to their former glory. This country is now, once again, a destination that will make you fall deeply in love with this continent.
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