We have a selection of guidebooks to some of our most popular countries in Africa. Written by our specialists, they detail destination information, a wildlife guide, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send this via a PDF to your email.
East Africa vs Southern Africa
Africa is a vast and varied continent with so many different experiences to be had, so narrowing down where you should go can be a difficult challenge.
A good place to start is deciding whether it's East Africa or Southern Africa that ticks the most boxes in terms of what you're hoping to get out of your trip, as they're two distinct regions and each one offers something the other can't. Here, we've picked out the highlights of both regions to help you decide where you should visit next.
The wildlife-strewn Masai Mara is the jewel in Kenya's crown, not least from July to September when the wildebeest take centre stage. Elsewhere, the flamingo-filled Rift Valley lakes, vibrant tribes and palm-fringed Indian Ocean coastline all help to make Kenya our most popular destination. Head here for a true 'Out of Africa' experience.
Tanzania has it all – watch the wildebeest migration make its way across the Serengeti, track wild chimps in the Mahale Mountains, escape the crowds in the remote parks of southern Tanzania, or summit Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro.
Characterised by its impressive scenery of mountains, rainforests and crater lakes, Uganda never fails to impress. The country is home to the world’s highest concentration of primates, including half of the remaining mountain gorillas.
From charming people and splendid landscapes, to a diversity of wildlife which includes chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and even lions, there is so much more to Rwanda than just its famous population of mountain gorillas.
With unique wildlife, rock-hewn churches, bustling market towns, stunning scenery, and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the most of any African country), Ethiopia is the new hot pick for intrepid travellers looking to escape the crowds.
Whether you are looking for the excitement of a Big Five safari, the cosmopolitan cool of Cape Town, the rich history of the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields, the dramatic coastal scenery of the Garden Route or the gastronomic temptations of the Winelands, South Africa has something to seduce every type of traveller. Hire a car to explore this diverse country at your own pace.
With the Kalahari Desert to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Namibia is a country of limitless horizons. Rolling dunes collide with crashing waves, hardy desert-adapted species roam the land and a blanket of stars fills the night sky.
One of Africa's wildest and most authentic destinations, Zambia was the birthplace of the walking safari and is still the best place on Earth to experience this heart-racing adventure. Unique bush camps and world-class guides add to Zambia's allure.
Zimbabwe is often overlooked in favour of neighbouring countries, but the lack of crowds only adds to its draw. Fantastic game viewing, exceptional value for money and some of the best guides in Africa make it a top pick for adventurous travellers.
Botswana ranks as one of the most game-rich and unspoilt places on the planet. Such an exclusive safari experience does come at a premium, but we believe you get what you pay for, and if you're looking for a high-end safari, Botswana is second to none.