Africa Travel Guide
Our comprehensive travel guide to Africa is packed with information to help you plan your trip and enjoy your tour whilst away with us. You will find information on securing the relevant tourist visas, what you can expect when travelling on lodge accommodated and camping safaris and tips about the best places and the best times to spot Africa's famed wildlife. We also have guides to each country we visit in Africa, from Kenya to Namibia and South Africa to Botswana. Find out more about the world-beating Great Wildebeest Migration, discover all you need to know about trekking to see the gorillas of Uganda, and check out reviews from our recently returning travelers to Africa.
Time your safari adventure to Africa with our guide on the best time to visit with information on the seasons and what this means for the local wildlife
Pick your perfect African adventure with our available multi-country touring combinations that offer plenty of wildlife, scenery and welcomed beach time
Everything you need to know on visas for all the countries we visit in Africa - what visa you'll need for where and how to obtain one before you go
Our handy guide on where to see Africa's popular wildlife, including the Big 5, in which national parks as well as when best to see them plus a few extra tips
No trip to Africa is complete without heading out on safari in search of the Big Five and here's our guide on what they are and where best to find them
The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of nature's most dramatic spectacles and to help you make the most of the event here's our guide on where to be and when
Trekking to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and here you'll find more information on what to expect
Everything you need to know about our overland camping safaris from the type of vehicles we use to the level of participation and what to expect of the tents
Everything you need to know about our lodge-accommodated safaris from the type of properties we use to the local guides and what you should pack
Combine adventure and relaxation with our pick of the best destinations in Africa for a beach and safari holiday
Inspire your wanderlust with our selection of favourite videos on Africa from stunning landscapes to wildlife spectacles and more
Africa Country Guides
Start planning your trip to Africa with our detailed guides about visiting each country in the region on our tours.
- The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
- History of Africa
by Kevin Shillington
- The Wretched of the Earth
by Franz Fanon
Facts about Africa
- Africa is home to the world's largest desert, the incredible Sahara, with a surface area of 9 million square kilometres.
- Evidence suggests that Africa is the cradle of human civilization with early humans migrating to Asia some 2 million years ago.
- The hippopotamus kills more people in Africa than lions and crocodiles, usually whilst protecting their territory and offspring.
Africa Travel Advice
We closely monitor the latest travel guidance to Africa and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travelers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates for the countries in Africa you are travelling to from the relevant advisory body in your country. For more specific country information, please refer to the relevant destination page on our website.