Holidays to Africa are incredible fun for all the family. And as the world's second-largest continent, you can expect to find something to suit everyone’s taste. With its sweeping views of breathtaking natural beauty, diversity, and contrasts, your holiday to Africa is sure to be unforgettable.
Morocco and Egypt in the north are appealing if you love a luxury resort holiday. In these countries, you'll find a very different side of Africa compared to the rest of the continent. Egypt, popular for its history and triangular landmarks, is excellent if you want to combine a beach and a city holiday into one. Morocco has plenty of 5-star holiday experiences for visitors to enjoy. Heading further in the south to the middle of the continent, Kenya offers a paradise for outdoor lovers, with its beautiful east coast, soft powder beaches and snow-capped mountains.
For wildlife seekers, the unforgettable safari tours that you can experience in Kenya will leave you with memories that will stay with you a lifetime. Here you'll find some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the entire continent. Head down to Madagascar where you can lose yourself in unique ecosystems and extraordinary wildlife.
Feel the wind rush through your hair as you drive through the picturesque Garden Route of South Africa. Make a beeline for the incredible marvels that wait for you in Cape Town, and stay in the city, or head off for an isolated mountain retreat.
No holiday in Africa would be complete without living out your very own version of the Lion King. Depending on where in the country you plan to visit, when it comes to safari options, you'll be spoilt for choice. From Chobe National Park & Moremi Game Reserve Botswana to Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania, and Kruger National Park in South Africa, spectacular landscapes and majestic creatures await. Your qualified rangers know how and where to spot the various species of animals and birds which live there.
When daydreaming of holidays to Africa, usually the wilderness of the plains of Savannah and crawling along dirt roads in touring 4x4s are the images that come to mind. What you don't tend to imagine are idyllic beach retreats, palm-fringed sand, and dazzling blue waters. However, African shores are among the most beautiful in the world. Put your feet up and relax with a book in peace, or get active, taking part in a whole variety of water-based activities. Whether you're looking for romance, exclusivity, or vibrant nightlife, Africa holidays have it all. With your own slice of paradise in exciting cities next to a wealth of cultural attractions, you can't go wrong booking an African coastal holiday.
With its strong heritage and diverse tribal languages, culture-rich Africa is a fantastic destination for your next holiday. Take the opportunity to visit a local tribal village. Here, greeted by tribal elders, you can experience life the way the locals have lived for generations. You'll learn about the use of magic and traditional medicine. You'll even be able to buy local jewellery and souvenirs directly from the villagers. Not only giving you something to remember your trip by but give you the opportunity to support the local communities too.
Madagascar is not to be overlooked when considering holidays to Africa. It might be rich with natural resources of paddy rice, coffee, vanilla, and cloves, but there’s another reason you should consider a trip to Madagascar. This African island is home to some of the most fascinating wildlife in the world. In fact, about 75 percent of the Madagascan species is not found anywhere else. Here you can seek out aye-ayes, Madagascar long-eared owls, tomato frogs, and of course, the lemur. Be sure to take a drive down the ‘avenue of the baobabs’, and watch as the sun sets behind these incredible towering centuries-old trees.
From its high mountain peaks to the plains of the Savannah, Africa holidays really do have something for everyone. Kenya is the ideal hot spot for nature enthusiasts, with its famous national parks and unspoiled coastal villages on the Indian Ocean. As a rival of Kenya's wildlife, South Africa has many incredible game reserves to explore. Boasting a year-round climate, you can visit world-class hotel resorts and beautiful beaches at any time. If you want to transport yourself through time and explore history rich culture, make your way to Egypt. Admire some of the world’s most famous ancient landmarks, such as Abu Simbel's temple, the Sphinx and the iconic pyramids. Or you could hop across the continent to mystical Morocco and immerse yourself in its maze-like souks, traditional riads, deserts, and mountain peaks.
As the African continent is the second largest landmass, each country has different weather conditions. The best way to plan the timing of your holiday to Africa is by looking at precisely what you want to do.
If you're keen on hiking to the top of one of South Africa's fantastic peaks, while the air temperature is pleasant all year round, you'll find chilly winds at the top of the mountain. Don't forget to pack a jumper.
If you're looking to go on Safari for your African holiday, it's best doing so during Kenya's dry seasons. These fall between January and March and July and October. The unmissable annual migration across the Masai Mara takes place between July and October. For the best temperatures and safari take your holiday in Kenya between May and August.
If you'd rather relax in your resort and amble around the local sites at your own pace, the north is best for you. Egypt is hot and dry most of the year round, although the best time to visit is between November and March when the weather is warm but still bearable. This is the same for Morocco too. Be sure to pack something light in the evenings as winters can get a little chilly.
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