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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