A wide-open bushveld under a burning azure sky. Cerulean waves kissing a golden shore. Lofty peaks disappearing above the clouds. Tropical canopies exploding with colour and life. Blazing deserts stretching as far as the eye can see. All this and more is awaiting you on the continent of Africa, where a luxury holiday is just a phone call away.
Catering to absolutely everybody, this vast landmass offers enough recreational activities to fill every second of the rest of your life, guaranteeing you never have an excuse to be bored. How does hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya sound? A truly different way to take on the African safari experience, you’ll be able to sweep across the skies, champagne in hand. Catering to groups of 16, eight or five, you’ll see incredible sights like the ‘Great Migration’ and have a birds eye view of lions, cheetahs, elephants and more.
But Kenya doesn’t have the monopoly on Safari delights. Botswana’s Duba is well-known for its incredible lion population, with two of the biggest prides in the country residing in its reserve, while the unspoilt lands of The Zambezi Valley in Zambia offer up-close encounters. But none, not even the gorilla sanctuaries of Rwanda, are better known than Kruger National Park in South Africa. Stretching across the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, this reserve offers incredible luxury holidays.
If safaris aren’t enough of a thrill-ride for you there are hundreds of other fantastic locations to test your mettle. Come face to face with fear as you take the plunge off Cape Point in South Africa for a tête-à-tête with the great whites. Take a leap of faith at Bloukrans Bridge with the world’s highest bridge bungee. For a scenic adrenaline rush, why not paraglide over the dunes of Mozambique or Cape Verde? And speaking of deserts, you should definitely try sandboarding in Morocco when you’re not skiing in Lesotho.
For those looking for a more food-based adventure, you’re in luck, because Africa is home to some of the most incredible cuisines on earth. In fact, it encompasses the flavours of nearly every nation with an incredibly diverse population constantly adding to the mix. Succulent stopovers include, Zanzibar’s Stone Town, Nairobi in Kenya, Tangier in Morocco and, of course, Cape Town.
Wine lovers, this is the getaway destination for you! Although South Africa claims the majority of the continent’s outstanding vineyards in its Winelands, those looking for a more exclusive vino vacation can check out The Winelands of Algeria, Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Chã das Caldeiras in Cape Verde.
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Although a generally sunny place to spend your getaway time, Africa can experience extreme weather conditions too, such as drought and monsoon seasons. So speak with our knowledgeable travel managers to find out the best time to go (and always pack for every eventuality).