africa

The vast continent of Africa is home to 54 countries and offers visitors a rich panoply of cultures, landscapes, peoples and experiences.

With regions once considered forbidding to travellers, this colourful and so diverse continent still retains the promise of discovery, adventure and excitement for all who visit, and many return year after year always finding new areas and sights to enjoy.

Charitable Travel offers holiday arrangements across the breadth of Africa, but we’ve selected a few of our top picks as a taster of all that a trip to Africa can offer. Starting with the traditional favourites of Kenya and Tanzania, these two countries are easily combined into one trip with visitors wowed by the awesome landscapes of great savannah plains, wide lakes, snow-capped mountains and of course the amazing diversity of iconic African wildlife and local cultures. If you’re looking for a classic safari experience, the chance to stay in historic safari lodges, or even the once in a lifetime experience of seeing dawn break over the African plains atop Mount Kilimanjaro then include these countries in your African adventure.

On the southern tip of the continent, the rainbow nation of South Africa has its own share of fantastic safari opportunities and National Parks too. Starting out from lively Cape Town dominated by its Table Mountain this is an ideal country for a self-drive or escorted tour along the famous Garden Route, taking in the historic and charming towns of the wine growing areas as well as the chance to spot whales and dolphins from the shoreline. Venture further into the high peaks of the Drakensberg for majestic panoramas or maybe consider one of the classic train rides from take you on a luxury ride across the country and even up to the unforgettable Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For travellers looking for less mainstream destinations in Africa, Charitable Travel can recommend fantastic journeys of exploration throughout this continent. Perhaps you’ll be drawn to the visual splendour of the desert landscapes of Namibia with its high sea of sand dunes, the vertiginous walls of the Fish River Canyon or the emptiness of its mist-shrouded Skeleton Coast only interrupted by rusting relics of massive ships that ran aground. In complete contrast, consider a trip to Botswana famous for its verdantly lush Okavango Delta where you’ll be able to view wildlife at eye-level from a mokoro (dug-out canoe), sleep under the stars in one of the luxurious tented camps, and rise at dawn to have breakfast with background sounds of wildlife and birds.

North Africa provides of course a great wealth of further travel experiences. Understanding the ancient history of Egypt with its pyramids at Giza, Luxor and Karnak temples and timeless riverside landscapes viewed from a Nile cruise is enhanced with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo and exploring the amazing tombs at the Valley of the Kings. Charitable Travel also offers journeys of exploration to Morocco and Tunisia as well.

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A Selection of Holidays

Governor's Safari - Kenya From a Lake Naivasha colonial house to a Maasai Mara tented camp with flights in between, this safari offers an enchanting insight into Kenya and her breathtaking animal kingdom. Governors&...
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Johannesburg To Cape Town - South Africa This epic journey explores the different facets of three very diverse countries. In South Africa we go on game drives in the Kruger National Park, walk in the spectacular Drakensberg Mou...
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Photographic Safari - Kenya For many who have not travelled to Africa, their impressions are often of acacia dotted plains, hundreds of different bird species and herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra pursued rel...
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Namibia 4wd Desert Safari - Namibia Namibia’s northwest corner is one of the least populated areas on Earth and one of Southern Africa’s last true wildernesses. Here wildlife outnumbers people and we have the opportuni...
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Western Cape, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari - South Africa This 12 night itinerary will allow you to enjoy the delights of the Western Cape, experience the spectacular beaches of the Garden Route and view the ‘Big Five’ in their natural...
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Mara Bushtops - Kenya Luxury and tranquillity at an exclusive tented camp raised above the Mara plains for spectacular views.   While some camps simply serve as a base to explore the incredible surrounds,...
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Kilimanjaro & Serengeti Adventure - Tanzania, United Republic Of SUMMARY Experience two of Africa's most famous natural wonders from ground level on this trip, designed for those with a passion for the outdoors. The imposing peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro inspi...
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Lion Sands - South Africa Four lodges and three treehouses in both the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve The only private reserve to feature lodges both in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and...
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Botswana & Victoria Falls Adventure - Namibia This Classic trip showcases some of the best that Africa has to offer. Journey from Namibia, across Botswana and on to Zimbabwe on an authentic African adventure that includes the elephants...
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Cape & Dunes Northbound: Wildlife & Starry Night Skies - South Africa Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. From bustling city streets to sand dunes and safaris, the sites of Africa will have you...
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Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe - South Africa Southern Africa is so packed full of diverse highlights that we’re taking two weeks to explore a few of them in depth. Wildlife is the region's calling card and there will be plenty of ch...
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Explore Kruger & Victoria Falls - South Africa Experience the wonders of South Africa and Zimbabwe on one extraordinary trip. Go on safari in the Greater Kruger area, spotting and photographing elephants, lions, and leopards on their ow...
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Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers - Botswana SUMMARY Embark on an action-packed, teen-friendly adventure in south-east Africa. See the thundering spectacle of Victoria Falls, say hello to some new friends at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary,...
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Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge - Tanzania Take in the far-reaching views from this larger lodge with rooms scattered throughout pretty grounds. Standing high on a bluff overlooking the gleaming waters of Lake Manyara, the Serena h...
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Luxury Walking Safari in Botswana and Zambia - Botswana Botswana and Zambia Bush on Foot You’ll have a once in a lifetime experience every step of the way on this outstanding Zambian and Botswana safari. Stride with bushmen across the Makga...
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