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Top tours and things to do in Africa's deserts

Popular Holiday Destinations in Africa

Most popular tours and trips in Africa

Mali

Discover Senegal and Mali over 8 to 12 days or book an adventure Trans Africa trip of 22 weeks plus. Alternatively, go on a cruise, or a self-drive adventure. The options are endless!

eSwatini (formerly Swaziland)

It is said that once you experience an African sunset, you will take a piece of Africa with you in your heart... for life.

Rwanda

Rwanda is famous for its wildlife, especially the mountain gorillas. Combine your tour with a discovery of Uganda and you have yourself a National Geographic experience of a lifetime.

Incredible Ethiopia

With several UNESCO World Heritage Sites waiting to be explored, and blues and jazz musicians eager to entertain, Ethiopia is one of Africa's hidden gems in the tourism industry.

Tanzania

Gaze over the vast plains of Tanzania from Mt. Kilimanjaro after hiking to its summit and feel like you’re on top of the world. Tour through Serengeti National Park on an early morning game drive and spot wildlife.

Botswana

Whether it is a tour or a road trip, Botswana will capture your heart with its sparkling waterways in the Okavango Delta, the herds of elephant in Chobe National Park, and many more.

Mozambique

Mozambique is famous for its 2,500 km long beautiful coastline. Get up close to whale sharks on an unforgettable diving adventure, and many more.

Gqeberha (Formerly Port Elizabeth)

Africa has a remarkably diverse culture

It is rich in cultural heritage and diversity; a wealth of natural resources offers breathtaking tourist attractions.

  • Travel to South Africa who hosted the 2010 World Cup tournament, becoming the first African country to do so.
  • Or, travel to Zimbabwe and Kenya who jointly hosted the 2003 Cricket World Cup with South Africa.
  • Travel to Africa, the origin of humankind, and the second-largest continent in the world in both area and population.
  • For fresh seafood influenced by Portuguese cuisine, travel to Mozambique. Try peri-peri (hot and spicy) prawns and peri-peri chicken.
  • Travel to Tanzania for an amazing safari experience. Tanzania is amongst Africa’s most visited safari destinations.
  • Zambia is often referred to as the best African country for walking tours, as it includes well-known parks like South Luangwa National Park.

By most estimates, 1000+ languages (UNESCO has estimated around two thousand) are spoken in Africa.