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.

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Best Time to Visit

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

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Multi-country tours

Pick your perfect African adventure with our available multi-country touring combinations that offer plenty of wildlife, scenery and welcomed beach time

Visas

Tourist Visas

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

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Safari Wildlife Guide

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

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Spotting Africa's Big 5

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

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The Great Migration

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

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Gorilla Trekking

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

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About Overland Safaris

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

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About Lodge Safaris

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

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Beach and Safari Holidays

Combine adventure and relaxation with our pick of the best destinations in Africa for a beach and safari holiday

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Africa Video Lounge

Inspire your wanderlust with our selection of favourite videos on Africa from stunning landscapes to wildlife spectacles and more

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Traveller Reviews

Don't just take our word for it - see what our international travellers have to say about our Africa safaris

Get to know Africa

Recommended Reading

  • The Poisonwood Bible
    by Barbara Kingsolver
  • History of Africa
    by Kevin Shillington
  • The Wretched of the Earth
    by Franz Fanon
Did you know...?

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 South African 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 for the countries in Africa you will be visiting from the consular in South Africa when planning your trip. For more specific country information, please refer to the relevant destination page on our website.