Holidays in Africa, with vast dramatic landscapes, the largest variety of wildlife on the planet and vibrantly diverse cultures, are a unique experience. Majestic mountains, vast deserts, lively cities, quaint and timeless villages, exotic beaches and a diverse range of tribes and cultures make up this magnificent continent.
Africa is home to some of the wildest and most unspoilt natural beauty in the world. Visitors can experience the vast miles of the Kalahari Desert, the endless landscapes of the Sahara, the unique Atlas Mountains in Morocco, spectacular volcanoes in the Great Rift Valley and majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Natural attractions abound in Africa - the Serengeti, Okavango Delta, Table Mountain, Zanzibar and Victoria Falls all offer excellent opportunities for holiday adventures. Safari parks and reserves are perhaps the greatest African holiday attraction but add to that the diversity of tribal cultures - including Kikuyu, Berber, Maasai, Ndebele, Dogon and Swahili - and you have a unique and unforgettable experience.
A safari holiday offers the best of all worlds. Where else could you spend one day relaxing on long stretches of white sandy beaches by warm seas, another taking in the view across Africa's vast plains, and still another spotting leopards, rhino, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, crocodiles and elephants - all before retiring to a luxury safari lodge under the stars? Safari holiday accommodation ranges from luxurious marquee camping to hotels built right in the middle of the wildlife action. No matter where you are, however, you can expect high standards of quality and first-class service.
Visitors to safari parks and game reserves are always accompanied by specialist guides, who know the most beautiful spots in the region, and have the expertise to ensure that your holiday experience in Africa is safe and unforgettable.
You can combine a safari holiday with a beach holiday in Mombasa, or visiting the enchanting resorts in Cape Town and Victoria Falls, or even the spectacular beach resorts in Mauritius.
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