Africa holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

1031 Africa holidays & Africa safaris. A diverse, evocative continent famed for its wildlife Africa is the top destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Africa is not all about wildlife though; the diversity of culture also draws visitors. The Pyramids of Egypt, the souks of North Africa & the ancient cultures of Ethiopia & West Africa. For the more active there are mountains to climb from Kilimanjaro & Mt Kenya to the Atlas Mountain range & the coral reefs of the Red Sea to dive.
Lemosho route Kilimanjaro climb and safari
A unique climb and a classic Tanzania safari, from £3899 - £3999 (15 days) inc UK flights
Trekking holiday in Madagascar
Explore the incredible diversity of Madagascar, from £2699 - £3299 (17 days) inc UK flights
Kwa Zulu Natal self drive South Africa holiday
South Africa's best kept secret, a must for second time visitors, from £4000 (15 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Magnificent parks and the legendary exotic Zanzibar beach, from US $3340 - US $3440 (12 days) ex flights
Johannesburg to Cape Town tour in South Africa
An incredible journey of wildlife, culture and stunning scenery, from £2899 - £3649 (22 days) inc UK flights
Madagascar North Coast adventure holiday
Action packed expedition through wild north east Madagascar, from £2295 (14 days) ex flights
Southern Tanzania safari
Seek a safari off the beaten path, from £2949 - £3349 (12 days) inc UK flights
Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb
Eight days of trekking on Africa's highest mountain, from £2699 - £3199 (12 days) inc UK flights
Southern Madagascar holidays, Lemurs, baobabs & beaches
Taking in its most diverse environments at comfortable pace, from £1595 (11 days) ex flights
Sahara desert trek in Tunisia
Trekking through the world's largest desert, from £900 - £979 (8 days) inc UK flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Rwanda and Uganda adventure., from US $2850 - US $3800 (14 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
14 Day - Big 5 game viewing with conservation professionals, from £2395 - £2595 (14 days) ex flights
Family tour to Morocco
Live like nomads, from £699 - £734 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Gorilla safari in Africa
Track the world’s largest gorillas in DR Congo., from £4995 (16 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £2673 - £3369 (18 days) inc UK flights
Botswana camping safaris
Bostwana - Okavango, Moremi, Savuti, Chobe & Vic Falls, from €1595 (14 days) ex flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
South Africa's top sights - Cape Town, Garden Route & safari, from £3095 - £3495 (13 days) inc UK flights
Uganda wildlife and activity holiday
Experience the Pearl of Africa...true African adventure!, from £1750 - £2650 (15 days) ex flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
An easy two-week lemur-rich rainforest & beach holiday, from £2980 - £3650 (12 days) inc UK flights
Namibia small group guided holiday and safari
A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia, from £2070 (13 days) ex flights
Walking safari in South Africa
Walking safaris and game drives in South Africa, from £2340 - £2599 (17 days) inc UK flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
See wildlife, experience culture and relax on beaches, from £1650 (11 days) ex flights
Madagascar wildlife holiday
Explore Madagascar's lemur-rich reserves on a private tour, from £3990 - £4560 (14 days) inc UK flights
Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara
Ultimate Marrakech and Sahara holiday - Private Tour, from £619 - £669 (7 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday
Caprivi, Etosha, Sossusvlei, Kalahari Bushman, Delta, Vic Falls, from €2595 (21 days) ex flights
Ethiopia cultural holidays
Discover the historic wonders of Ethiopia, from £2250 (14 days) ex flights
Madagascar holiday, private departure
Stunning adventure inc. Mada's rivers, forests & mountains, from £1595 (14 days) ex flights
Zambia and Malawi tailor made safaris
A fabulously varied itinerary including waterfalls wildlife and lakes, from £4500 (15 days) inc UK flights
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade
Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia, from £1720 (17 days) ex flights
Rongai Route Kilimanjaro climb and Tanzania safari
Kilimanjaro via the little used Rongai Route, from £2999 - £3549 (12 days) inc UK flights

1217 reviews for Africa holidays4 star overall rating

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Tanzania holiday, safari, culture and wildlife 7 days
Very good...I enjoyed both the safari in Serengeti and the diving in Mafia very much (more)Marina Poletto
Fantastic! Amazing! Awe inspiring! The trip of a lifetime! Our most memorable moments were our interactions with the local people. Even though we booked this safari to see the Serengeti, we also wanted to make sure we spent an equal amount of time visiting and getting to know the people of Tanzania. We will forever hold in our hearts how warm and inviting everyone was. (more)Teresa VandenBosch
Fantastic. It was the perfect family holiday with a 12 year old and 14 year old. Always plenty to do, loads of variety, but never rushed. (more)Rebecca Rowland
From US $1860 - US $2480 excluding flights
Malawi tailor made holiday
The most memorable part was locating and visiting Rita's brother's grave in Blantyre. Huntingdon House and meeting Chip. Safaris at Mvuu Camp...Excellent - the trip of a lifetime for all of us. (more)John Christie
Very good, we went to four very different locations and saw a great deal. (more)ian macbeth
From £2195 - £2245 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Memorable parts? Driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. Tips? Take thermal underwear with you when going on this trip in Africa's winter. The temperature at night was sub zero and morning/evenings were cold as well. Local benefits? Yes, we contributed to the local economy and tried to leave only foot prints. Overall rating? Even I am not reborn I would give 5 stars. It was one of my best holidays... (more)Sigrid Pach
From €2895 excluding flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
This was a fantastic, very well organized holiday. There was always a lot going on but we saw a lot and learned a lot. All the guides and hosts at the lodges were very knowledgable and passionate about the wildlife and very open to sharing their knowledge and experiences with all of us. (more)Amanda Hathway
It was an amazing experience! Thank to all the staff , the guides and everybody else we had a full, safe contact with the animals in a completely wild environment. My kids came back happy and full of enthusiasm, and they actually learnt a lot, I have now two young wildlife experts! (more)Gaia Bertocci Marsicola
Excellent. The planning and execution of the entire holiday was superb. Everybody involved helped to make this a most memorable experience and we were extremely well looked after at all times. (more)Janet Thomas
From £2395 - £2595 excluding flights
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Wonderful guides, incredible access to the remotest regions and real people... Wonderful - genuinely the holiday of a lifetime and a never to be forgotten special experience. (more)Dan Cobley
Every day brought new experiences. The animals just kept coming out on cue! Brilliant - I don’t know how we will top it. (more)Monica Szolin-Jones
Most memorable were waking to the sound of a lion killing a wildebeast behind our tent in Amboseli National Park campsite. Singing and dancing with 500 children from a local primary school in Tanzania. (more)Gaenor Morris
From NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 excluding flights
South Africa holiday, Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger safari
Memorable parts? It was all brilliant. But two most memorables, I think. First was staying at the Fugitives Drift Lodge. I've never felt so immediately at home anywhere in my life. The staff were highly professional and efficient wherever we went in KwaZulu-Natal but at the Drift they added a real family atmosphere, lots of personal touches. So we're currently looking for an excuse to go back!! Second was the Turtle Tour at St. Lucia. We'd been properly warned that we might not actually find... (more)Dave McCall
From £3095 - £3495 including UK flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
Brilliant, eye opening, once in a lifetime experience...Seeing and hearing the Indri in Andasibe was breathtaking and our guide was brilliant. (more)Anita Chapman
This was an absolutely superb adventure, great people, amazing wildlife, stunning scenery. (more)Claudia Biedert
Excellent...Seeing lemurs in the wild was the most memorable part. (more)Hilary Wilson
From £2980 - £3650 including UK flights
Luxury camping safari in Botswana
Memorable parts? The wildlife, the stunning location of our accommodation was truly memorable. Tips? Go to the bushcamps! Its fab. Local benefits? During our stay, we learnt a lot about the different local projects the provider of this holiday is involved with - we thought it was quite extensive. Environmentally, the solar-powered bushcamp was definitely the most ecological of the 3 camps we stayed at. Overall rating? A truly unique experience. Great service pre-booking.... (more)Judith Frehner
From £1685 - £2975 excluding flights
Gorilla tour in Rwanda
Memorable parts? Fascinated to hear about the Genocide from our guide who had lived through it as a young boy. Thrilling to see the Gorillas and Chimps. Tips? Decide which activities you want to do ahead of time. It is difficult to shift arrangements once you are underway. We loved the Gorillas in Rwanda and the Chimps in Uganda - the whole day spent with rangers. Least favorite, although still enjoyable, was Queen Elizabeth (especially as we had been in the Masai Mara). Queen... (more)Jan Lachman
From £475 - £880 excluding flights
Rwanda and Uganda wildlife holiday
Memorable parts? By far - coming face to face with a group of Mountain Gorillas Tips? Try to spread it over more than two weeks as there was rather a lot of travelling up to 12 hours on one day Local benefits? Yes definitely as it creates employment for hotels etc and also drivers, park rangers, guides and security personnel, obviously the cost of Chimp and Gorilla treks as well as Game Park fees must benefit conservation and wildlife Overall rating? It was a wonderful... (more)Colin Stevens
From US $2850 - US $3800 excluding flights
Morocco walking holiday with nomads
Memorable parts? The people in the group, including the guide and nomad family that we hiked with. Such good spirits. Tips? Bring a towel, wet wipes, books. There is time to savor the afternoons. Local benefits? Yes, I felt that our visit did help the nomad family and mule handlers. We learned about each theirs cultures and they sure benefited by having some income to supplement their goat herding. Overall rating? It was a wonderful mix of exotic city pleasures,... (more)Kathy House
From £795 excluding flights
Morocco cultural holiday
Memorable parts? The accommodation was lovely, a beautiful riad with a small pool in Marrakech and a fabulous house in the mountains. It was nice to see such different aspects of morocco - the city, the mountains and the coast. Tips? The walking is a bit harder than the notes suggest- it’s at 2000m and especially in the heat can be quite hard going Local benefits? The house in the mountains provides employment in what would otherwise be a poor village. Overall rating? Very... (more)Eloise Barnes
From £799 - £849 including UK flights
Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara
It's difficult to choose what was the most memorable part of our holiday: wandering through the colorful and lively souks of Marrakech... Riding a dromedary at sunset? Or listening to Berber music around the fire in the moonlit desert? (more)Giovanna Beber
Most memorable was seeing the beautiful scenery along the Marrakech/Zagora route, and sleeping outdoors in the desert under a moonlit sky. (more)Mohamed Karimullah
From £619 - £669 excluding flights
Ethiopia cultural holidays
very good....rock cut churches of lalibela and tigray, waking up in the crisp cool morning in tigray with the gheralta mtns in clear view, right in front of my room in beautiful gheralta lodge, nice evenings by the lake tana (more)berta pires
There were so many memorable parts of the holiday. Ethiopia's amazing scenery, the rock hewn churches of Tigray and Lalbela, and the Blue Nile Falls; and all the magnificent paintings in their churches. (more)David Evans
Saviour it and enjoy!...Much to appreciate and enjoy (more)Ken Edwards
From £2250 excluding flights
Ethiopia family holiday
The spectacular mountain scenery was something unexpected and awesome. The people were very friendly. Labilela rock hewn churches and the history was very interesting and fascinating. (more)Nicola de Jager
I am not sure what was the most memorable or exciting part of our holiday - for the three of us it would be different things. I think for my daughter it would be the fact that a leopard visited our camp in the Simien Mountains...I would say it was a truly amazing time. (more)Sophie Brinckman
As an introduction to the African continent, for me it was the best experience imaginable! (more)Julie Stanhope
From £1632 excluding flights
Tanzania holidays, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
Interesting, exciting, very comfortable! We would like to recommend everyone! ! (more)elena grosso
We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this holiday! (more)Natalie Lefevre
There were so many memorable moments - the experience of seeing lions hunting at Maasai Mara, and also seeing lion cubs, will stay with us forever. (more)Nicola Wilks
From £1650 excluding flights
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa
The most memorable part was all the time we spent in the bush - at least 10h per day. To see the other side of the safari - i.e. not being in a traditional tourist vehicle. (more)Karin van Volen
Amazing!! Words cannot describe this adventure- over 1500 photos taken and a million memories. (more)Emma Clifford
Brilliant experience...We were in a Private Game Reserve with no tourists so it was really peaceful and secluded. The scenery was wonderful and the animals were amazing to see. I was also lucky enough to share my experience with a great bunch of people which made the trip even more memorable (more)Pankaj Bhudia
From €950 - €1700 excluding flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
The most fantastic holiday we have experienced and totally different from any location we have been to. The tour company was first class in every respect...Be prepared for poverty, humble experiences, lack of electricity but don't let this put anyone off going to this wonderful country. (more)George Bannister
As I expected not 'comfortable' but an amazing experience (more)Jean Maclean
Seeing five out of six possible types of lemur in the first National Park we visited...Excellent. (more)Gill Berry
From £2195 - £2396 excluding flights
Family tour to Morocco
The most memorable part was the camping trip into the Sahara Desert and the nights at Tazzarine Campsite - home of Said and his family. (more)Meriel Griffiths
This was an amazing experience. The trip was suitable for all ages and it was culturally challenging. I would recommend the trip for families. The most memorable part of the holiday was camping in the desert and sleeping under the stars! Amazing! (more)Tania Knight
A great fun family adventure. Kids loved it and didn't mind the travelling...the best part was trekking with camels in the desert and camping under the stars (more)Susan Gregory
From £699 - £734 including UK flights
Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea
10/10 - you must GO!! The best parts was becoming a scuba diver and my son becoming Open Water PADI certified (more)julie griffiths
Most memorable was getting the children snorkelling and seeing their excitement at seeing all the pretty fish! (more)Nicky Smith
Completely relaxing. Met some lovely people. My sons completed their open water and advanced diving courses, and enjoyed themselves without the aid of modern technology. (more)Mary Souster
From £449 excluding flights
Morocco holiday, tailor made
excellent (more)Alice Leftley
Most memorable part? There were many: the hike up towards Jebel Toubkal; the old medina in Fez; the call to prayer of the muezzin; stepping into the intricate interiors hidden behind the facades... (more)Peter John Massyn
All the Moroccans that we met were friendly welcoming and smiling. (more)Bill Jowett
From £995 including UK flights
Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb
Excellent experience but very tough. (more)Mair James
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was of course the ascent of Kilimanjaro on summit day. It was exhilarating arriving at the peak after all the lead up to it and the views were fantastic. (more)Jane Walker
Getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro with all my friends - old and new was most memorable...Do it! And take the Lemosho route - it is the best one. 10/10. (more)Annika Ratcliffe
From £2699 - £3199 including UK flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... travelling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
From £2673 - £3369 including UK flights
Marine conservation project in Seychelles
Great staff, professional, very helpful and great fun! (more)N Prinssen
Very hard work, but worth the effort. I've seen some amazing things that I'm not likely to see anywhere else in the world...our work was mostly focused on monitoring nesting sea turtles and the protection of their nests, as well as conducting a census of the Coco De Mer tree and Giant Tortoises. (more)Naomi Parker
This is one of the most awesome adventures I've had and can't wait to go back. (more)Una Gallinetti
From £1950 - £3750 excluding flights
Kenya and Tanzania safari adventure
A brilliant holiday, excellent game viewing, a great group of fellow travellers and staff, over all too quickly!! (more)Eileen Emery
The most memorable part was camping on rim of Ngorgoro crater and seeing in crater black rhino and leopard. Awesome sunsets. (more)Lesley Halliday
10 out of 10! Absolutely superb holiday I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone, in fact if you're thinking about this trip stop and just book it. It was superbly organised the route was excellent with a real mix of wildlife and experiences on all the different game drives. (more)Nick Walker
From £2599 - £3199 including UK flights
South Africa wildlife conservation expedition
Memorable parts? Too many to list, but if I had to pick one it would be finding a leopard and her cub with a 4.5m python that they had just killed. The python was swollen with a small antelope that it had just killed. Working at the Karongwe Game Reserve was a truly amazing experience. Tips? Dive in. Do as much as you can. Enthusiasm will be rewarded with an amazing experience. Come prepared for the weather and some sacrifices in creature comforts, but it's all worth it. Local... (more)Ralph Perrella
From £1145 - £3445 excluding flights
Fitness holidays & fitness courses in Kenya
Crawling like a crocodile on the sand, and my failed attempt to climb a tree, stick out in my mind. It's provided a lot of comic fodder to my friends when I tell the stories. I LOVED boxing, the food was absolutely delicious and just seeing the "before and after" videos of myself was very motivational. (more)Tania Zwicky
Go for it, you will discover a different (and fun) way to do fitness in a beautiful environment and spirit. (more)Sandrine de La Pommeraye
Just book it! You will not regret it for one moment! I have never got so much out of a two week trip in my life. Beautiful scenery, great exercise, super food, luxury accommodation and a refreshing new take on local culture and environment. (more)Karen O'Mahony
From £2150 excluding flights
Self drive holiday in Cape Town and the Garden Route
The Safari in Amakala was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Lucy Williamson
Brilliant. We did so many things in two weeks that the holiday felt as though we'd been away much longer. Thoroughly recommend this company, and we would use them again. (more)David Campbell
From £1245 - £1580 excluding flights
Ghana holidays, tailor made
Absolutely fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing. (more)Kay Newberry
Excellent! The entire trip was memorable and life enriching... The tour company was efficient and accommodating of all our requests from start to finish. Our driver and guide were superb, knowledgeable and looked after us very well. (more)Julie Winning
To pick one would be impossible - but how about visiting and dancing with new friends from a Lobi village while listening to their incredible music (one of the "instruments" was a shovel) or following an elephant's footprints, then hearing him, particularly the sound of his ears flapping, before seeing him. (more)Freddy Davis
From £799 - £999 excluding flights
Biking holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
The most memorable part of our holiday was the time spent in a very remote area of Tanzania with the Masai. We were privileged to visit their homes and witness their day to day living. An amazing experience! (more)Susan Ducollet-Holliday
Brilliant! I have done supported tours in USA, Cuba, Brazil and Europe and this is the gold standard in terms of support, food, attention to detail, professionalism, friendliness etc. etc. I cannot recommend this company too highly. Go have fun! (more)Jane Thurnell-Read
Lots of most memorables... but the ones that really stick in my mind are first spotting of a zebra in the wild,... sitting 150 feet up on the rock outcrop having a supper picnic watching the sun set sipping wine made from the monastery. (more)Suzette Lang
From NZ $4490 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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