Africa Travel Guide
Our comprehensive travel guide to Africa with information on getting relevant tourist visas, what you can expect when travelling on lodge accommodated and camping safaris, the best places and the best times to spot Africa's famed wildlife, witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration, all you need to know about trekking to see the silverback gorilla trekking, our charitable work in Africa as well as reviews from our recently returning travellers 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
- 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 for Australian Travellers
Safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Africa. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice on the countries in Africa you are travelling to with Smart Traveller when planning your trip. For more country specific information, please visit the relevant destination page on our website.