Africa is the colourful markets of Marrakech, the soaring peak of Kilimanjaro, the abundant wildlife of Kruger National Park and the Masai Mara, and much more besides. Begin your African adventure now with flights starting from £249 on Lufthansa.
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Fly to Johannesburg from £419
A few hours’ drive to the east of Johannesburg lies Kruger National Park, South Africa’s premier wildlife destination and one of the largest game reserves on the continent. It’s home to nearly 150 mammal species, including elephants, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, lions, cheetahs, hippos, hyenas and impalas, as well as rare black rhinos. And in addition to such iconic mammals, the park hosts some 500 bird species, including big ones like the saddle-billed stork with its 2.5-metre wingspan.
Experience Cairo from £249
Around 25 kilometres outside Cairo lie some of the most famous buildings in the world – the Pyramids of the Giza. The largest, the Great Pyramid, is last remaining of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and was built an astonishing 4,500 years ago. And for a period of around 3,800 years after its construction, it held the record for being the tallest building on the planet. But the Pyramids are just some of Egypts ancient wonders – you can see many more in Cairo’s museums and in the historic city of Luxor, a river ride away down the Nile.
Enjoy Cape Town from £439
Table Mountain National Park lies just outside Cape Town in South Africa, and the flat-topped monolith dominates the skyline. Many tourists choose to hike up the 1,000-metre-high mountain to enjoy glorious views of the Cape below, but if that sounds too much like hard work, there’s always the cable car to the top. And once there, the more adventurously minded might choose to leap back down again with Abseil Africa.
Experience Dar Es Salaam from £399
Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania, the country that’s home to Africa’s tallest mountain: Kilimanjaro. At nearly 6,000 metres above sea level, the mountain is tall enough to be capped with snow all year round, and is one of the few places you’ll witness the white stuff on the Equator. Around 16,000 people hike up Kilimanjaro every year, and although the climb isn’t technically challenging, it takes around a week and requires some serious endurance.
Fly to Nairobi from £379
Nairobi is the gateway to the almighty Masai Mara, an enormous, 1,500-square-kilometre national reserve that’s teeming with wildlife. Witness millions of zebra and wildebeest on their annual migration, and keep an eye out for powerful predators like lions, cheetahs and leopards, not to mention towering giraffes and elephants. And if you’re very lucky, you might even be able to spot a rare black rhino, or the nocturnal bat-eared fox.
Discover Addis Ababa from £409
Ethiopia’s capital has plenty of cathedrals and museums to explore, and the pick of the bunch is undoubtedly the Ethnological Museum, which provides a fascinating journey through the country’s history. But head outside the city and you’ll find some breath-taking landscapes, like the rugged Simien Mountains and the eerie sights of the Danakil Depression, a huge plain that’s one of the lowest places on Earth at around 125 metres below sea level. Streaked with salt lakes, hot springs and lurid mineral deposits, this landscape is where ‘Lucy’ was found, a 3.2-million-year-old hominin skeleton that provided key evidence about the evolution of humans. She can now be found at the National Museum in Addis Ababa.
Jet off to Mauritius from £479
The island nation of Mauritius, just to the east of Madagascar, is renowned for its natural beauty. It has a wealth of beautiful beaches and some world-class diving spots – particularly the stunning coral reefs near the seaside village of Flic-en-Flac. And further inland you’ll find the lush rainforest and sheer waterfalls of Black River Gorges National Park, which is home to more than 300 species of flowering plants and exotic animals such as the Mauritian flying fox and Mauritian parakeet.
Fly to Luanda from £379
Luanda is the capital of Angola in southern Africa, a country that attracts the most adventurous of travellers in search of Africa’s perhaps less well known – but equally magnificent – sights. Kalandula Falls to the east of Luanda might not be as well known as Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, but this 100-metre-high wall of water is one of the continent’s most awe-inspiring vistas. And Quiçama National Park, around 70 kilometres from the Angolan capital, is home to elephants, ostriches, water buffalo and giant baobab trees.
Visit Mahé Island from £479
As the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Mahé is home to the vast majority of the tiny nation’s population, along with its capital, Victoria. The island, particularly the west coast, is awash with pristine beaches to explore and coral reefs to glide over, snorkel atop head. But perhaps the Seychelles’ greatest draw is the many opulent, five-star resorts that grace its numerous tiny islands – like the Six Senses Zil Pasyon private-island resort, with its extensive villas and nearby nature reserve packed with giant tortoises.
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Published October 2019. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.