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The Most Popular African Countries to Visit:  Botswana | Egypt | KenyaMadagascar | Mauritius | Morocco | Namibia | Rwanda | Seychelles | South Africa | TanzaniaTunisia | ZambiaZimbabwe

Top tours and things to do in Africa’s deserts:  The Sahara Desert | The Namib Desert | The Kalahari Desert

The irresistible pull of Africa

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

When you travel Africa you will experience a unique blend of natural wonders, renowned prehistoric sites, remains of several of the world's greatest ancient civilizations, vibrant cultures, rural villages, and modern cities. The full package for making beautiful destinations across the continent.

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

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10 Wise travel quotes

  • “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Glenn Clark
  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” –Mark Twain
  • “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown
  • “Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkein
  • “Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we. all have in common.” – Deborah Lloyd
  • “I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.” – Unknown
 
 
  • “As with any journey, who you travel with is more important than the destination.” – Unknown
  • “Travel is still the most intense mode of learning.” – Kevin Kelly
  • “Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes, and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Stev
  • “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

Africa's 54 Sovereign Countries

—the most of any continent.

The Most Popular of the 54 Sovereign Countries to Visit:  Botswana | Egypt | KenyaMadagascar | Mauritius | Morocco | Namibia | Rwanda | Seychelles | South Africa | TanzaniaTunisia | ZambiaZimbabwe

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Uganda

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa

—the second-largest continent in the world.

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