One of the world’s most beautiful and diverse destinations, South Africa is a land of intoxicating contrasts and experiences. 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 or the gastronomic temptations of The Winelands, prepare to be enamoured and bewitched.
Kenya is the Africa of your imagination. A country of stirring natural beauty, endless open plains, game rich savannahs, flamingo-pink lakes, welcoming tribal cultures and palmed-fringed Indian Ocean beaches. The birthplace of the safari, Kenya offers fantastic game viewing and with a coastline of powdery white sands, it is the perfect destination to combine a safari and beach holiday.
The oldest island on earth, Madagascar broke free from the super-continent of Gondwana over 165 million years ago. Now lying 425 kilometres off the south-eastern coast of Africa, it supports one of the most diverse ranges of flora and fauna on earth. It is of course lemurs that Madagascar is most famed for – there are an astonishing 80 or so varieties in all. The wildlife extends much more beside this though with over 200,000 species on the island and between 80 and 90 percent being endemic. The white sandy beaches tempt many at the end of their wildlife exploration, with whale watching and world-class diving on offer.
Namibia is one of Africa’s youngest countries and home to unique landscapes that are perfect for a self-drive adventure. Wedged between the Kalahari Desert to the east and Atlantic Ocean to the west, Namibia is visually spectacular. Vast red dunes collide with crashing waves, desert-adapted wildlife roams freely in Damaraland, Etosha’s famous waterholes are a magnet for game and Fish River Canyon is the second largest in the world – it is quite simply a photographer’s paradise, crying out to be explored.