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Few places on Earth offer travelers such diverse experiences as Africa. Whether you want to explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, browse the bustling market stalls of Marrakesh, or view wildlife in world-renowned national parks, our selection of Africa tours will surely delight, educate and amaze you.

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Africa Tours by Region

There are many incredible regions of Africa to explore, including KenyaMorocco, Egypt, Namibia, and South Africa, where you can experience the amazing wildlife on safari, visit ancient sites such as the Valley of the Kings and Cairo's pyramids, take in breathtaking natural wonders like Victoria Falls, and enjoy vibrant cities such as Nairobi, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, all while enjoying expertly curated travel packages to Africa or safaris that offer unforgettable game drives in places like the Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. Visit Chobe National Park in Botswana, the Namib Desert in Namibia, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Kruger National Park in South Africa, and the Maasai Mara of Kenya! Explore Cape Town and visit Table Mountain, Robben Island, and one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world.

Africa Safari Tours

There's no chance you'll miss out on the wildlife in Africa, especially the Big Five! Travel packages to Africa that include Safari tours offer reserve game drives, searching for wildlife such as lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, antelope, and wildebeests. Learn more about what a day on safari is like for our guests, including walking in the bush with local guides and wildlife photography that is truly out of this world. Check out this article on Expert Tips for Taking Photos on an African Safari and bring home a photo of a herd of elephants or a pride of lions. 


Kenya is a beautiful country with diverse landscapes and cultures and many exciting things to do and see. Kenya is known for its incredible wildlife; going on safari is one of the best ways to experience it. Popular national parks and reserves include Maasai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli, and Tsavo. Kenya's capital city is a vibrant and bustling metropolis with a rich history and culture. Must-see sights include the Nairobi National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, and the Giraffe Centre. Kenya's coastal region is home to stunning beaches and historic towns like Lamu, Mombasa, and Malindi, where you can learn about Swahili culture and history. The Maasai people are a traditional pastoralist community in Kenya, and visiting a Maasai village can provide a fascinating glimpse into their culture and way of life. One of the top sites in Kenya is the Great Rift Valley. This geological wonder runs through Kenya and is home to stunning landscapes, wildlife, and many important archaeological sites.

South Africa

South Africa has a rich history, diverse cultures, and stunning natural beauty. Of course, you’ll want to visit Cape Town and Johannesburg. Cape Town is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city known for its stunning beaches, scenic mountains, and rich cultural heritage. Must-see sights in Cape Town include Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the V&A Waterfront. Johannesburg is a dynamic city known for its vibrant arts and culture scene and its history as the epicenter of the apartheid struggle. Must-see sights include the Apartheid Museum, the Mandela House Museum, and Constitution Hill. Check out the best places to eat while in Cape Town and while out exploring South Africa's Winelands. 

South Africa is also home to several world-renowned game reserves, including Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, and the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. You can see the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo) as well as many other species of wildlife. Travel packages to South Africa can also explore the Garden Route - a scenic coastal drive that runs from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and features stunning beaches, forests, and quaint towns like Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. South Africa has several world-class wine regions, including Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. You can take a wine tour, taste local wines, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Check out our Quick Guide to South Africa's Best Wine Regions!


Tanzania is home to some of Africa's most famous national parks and game reserves, including the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Selous Game Reserve. You can see a wide range of wildlife, including the Big Five. The highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, is also in Kenya and is a popular destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers. Travel packages to Africa that include Tanzania often include Zanzibar. This tropical island off the coast of Tanzania is known for its beautiful beaches, historic Stone Town, and vibrant culture. You can go snorkeling, explore spice plantations, and learn about Zanzibar's history as a hub of trade and culture. Visitors to Tanzania often also explore Lake Victoria, the massive lake in Africa, which is the largest hub for fishing, boating, and other water-based activities. You can visit lakeside towns like Mwanza and Musoma to learn about local culture and history. You can also visit a Maasai village to learn about their culture, traditions, and way of life, and even go on a walking safari with Maasai guides.


On a tour of Namibia, visit Etosha National Park. This game reserve is home to various wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, and many antelope species. Visitors also explore Sossusvlei, the area of the Namib Desert is known for its towering dunes, some of which reach over 300 meters in height. You can climb the dunes for stunning views of the desert landscape and explore the nearby Dead Vlei, a dried-up lakebed with surreal white clay formations. The Himba people are a semi-nomadic tribe living in Namibia’s northwestern part. You can visit a Himba village to learn about their unique culture, traditions, and way of life. You can also purchase handcrafted goods, such as jewelry and carvings made by the Himba people.


One of the most iconic attractions in Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest waterfalls in the world. You can take a guided tour to see the falls from different angles. You can also explore Hwange National Park. This game reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, buffalo, and many antelope species. Hwange is also known for its diverse birdlife, with over 400 species recorded in the park.


On a tour of Egypt, see the Temple of Amun and the Avenue of the Sphinx. See Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx, and the Step Pyramid at Sakkara in Memphis, then to the Great Pyramids of Giza and see the Great Sphinx, the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. Another way to explore Egypt is with a river cruise. Sail the Nile in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs. This experience also includes an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat. Learn more about the famous sites and top places to see in Egypt with our guide. 


Morocco is your gateway to Africa. There are many exciting things to do on a Morocco tour, including visiting Casablanca. Visitors explore the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, one of the largest in the world, which features intricate tilework and beautiful ocean views. Or, pay a visit the Rick's Café. Inspired by the famous bar in the movie "Casablanca," this restaurant in the city's heart offers a unique dining experience with delicious food and a beautiful ambiance. In the heart of Casablanca lies the old Medina, a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways lined with shops selling traditional goods and local handicrafts. From Casablanca, you can easily explore nearby cities like Marrakech, Rabat, and Fes - three of Morocco's most vibrant and historic cities, each with unique attractions and sights. Don't miss the Medina of Fes el-Bali. This UNESCO-listed old town is one of the largest car-free urban areas in the world and is full of narrow alleyways, markets, and historic buildings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trips to Africa

  • What is the best time of year to tour Africa?
    The best time of year to tour Africa depends on which region or country you plan to visit and the type of activities you want to do during your tour. Africa is a large continent with diverse climates and weather patterns, so it's essential to research the specific region you plan to visit.
    The dry season (typically from June to October) is generally considered the best time to go on safari in many African countries. During this time, the sparse vegetation makes it easier to spot wildlife, and animals tend to congregate around watering holes. However, the dry season can also be quite hot and dusty, so be prepared for high temperatures and dry conditions.
    The wet season (typically from November to May) can be an excellent time to visit certain regions, such as the Cape Town area of South Africa and many coastal areas and islands. During the wet season, vegetation is lush and green, and the landscape is often at its most beautiful. However, heavy rain can make travel difficult, and some areas may be closed or inaccessible.
    Ultimately, the best time to tour Africa depends on your preferences and travel goals. If you're interested in a particular activity, you'll need to plan your tour around the best season for that activity. Be sure to research the climate and weather patterns in the region you plan to visit and pack accordingly.
  • What are some must-see attractions/top sites in Africa?
    Africa is a vast and diverse continent with many must-see attractions and top sites to visit. Here are five of the most popular and iconic destinations in Africa:
    1. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: This vast wilderness area is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, cheetahs, and wildebeest. It is also the site of the Great Migration, where millions of animals move in search of food and water.
    2. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia: One of the largest waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is a breathtaking natural wonder that straddles the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Visitors can view the falls from various angles and participate in a range of activities, including bungee jumping, white-water rafting, and helicopter tours.
    3. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt: These ancient structures are some of the most recognizable and iconic in the world. Built over 4,500 years ago, they are a testament to the ingenuity and engineering skills of the ancient Egyptians.
    4. Cape Town, South Africa: Known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and diverse cuisine, Cape Town is one of Africa's top tourist destinations. Visitors can hike up Table Mountain, explore the historic Bo-Kaap neighborhood, or visit the famous penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
    5. Marrakech, Morocco: This vibrant city in North Africa is famous for its colorful markets, stunning architecture, and lively cultural scene. Visitors can wander through the souks, visit historical landmarks such as the Koutoubia Mosque and Bahia Palace, or relax in a traditional hammam.
    These are just a few examples of Africa's many must-see attractions and top sites. Other destinations to consider include the Okavango Delta in Botswana, the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, and the beaches of Zanzibar in Tanzania, among many others.
  • How long should I spend on tour in Africa?
    The time you should spend on a tour in Africa depends on your interests, budget, and travel goals. If you want to visit several countries or regions, you may need to spend more than a week or two. On the other hand, if you have a limited amount of time or want to focus on one or two countries, a shorter tour may be more appropriate.
    As a general guideline, most tours in Africa range from 7 to 21 days. This gives you enough time to visit several key destinations, go on safari, and experience local culture and activities. However, you may need to extend your tour duration to see more remote areas and spend more time in national parks.
    Ultimately, the length of your tour will depend on your personal preferences and interests, as well as practical considerations such as your budget and time spent away from home.
  • How many months in advance should I plan a trip to Africa?
    When planning your trip to Africa, it's best to do so between 3 and 10 months before your desired travel date. Airlines typically only publish fares up to 10-11 months in advance. Once you have secured your flights, booking your vacation is a good idea. We can handle all of that for you, making the process hassle-free. If you're planning a trip for a special occasion, we recommend booking up to a year or two in advance to ensure everything is taken care of. It's essential to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after your return to the States and that you have any necessary visas. Planning gives you enough time to renew your passport or apply for a visa. Travel regulations are constantly changing, so if you have any concerns, please ask your Travel Specialist or check out our destination guide for more information.

Why You Should Visit Africa

Africa is a continent of incredible diversity, with a wealth of natural and cultural wonders to explore. From the vast savannas of the Serengeti to the stunning beaches of Seychelles, Africa offers a range of experiences that will inspire and delight. Visitors can witness the majesty of wildlife in its natural habitat, explore ancient civilizations and cultures, and immerse themselves in vibrant music, art, and cuisine. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural enrichment, Africa is a destination that will leave a lasting impression.

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