Africa Travel Guide

Africa consists of 53 countries and is a diverse continent with friendly people, exotic wildlife and some of the most stunning locations in the world. From vibrant South Africa, to the stunning beaches in Mozambique, the open plains of Kenya and Tanzania and the breathtaking wilderness of Botswana, Namibia and Zambia - Africa offer something to everyone.  


 
 

Things to Do, Travel Ideas & Holidays in Africa

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays in Africa.

Featured Destinations

Travel in Botswana Travel in Burkino Faso

Benin

Botswana

Bukina Faso

Travel in Cape Verde Travel in Cote D Ivoire

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cote D'Ivoire

Travel in Egypt Travel in Ethiopia Travel in Gambia

Egypt

Ethiopia

Gambia

Travel in Ghana Travel in Kenya Liberia

Ghana

Kenya

Liberia

Travel in Madagascar Travel in Malawi

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Travel in Mali Travel in Mauritius

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Travel in Morocco Travel in Mozambique Travel in Namibia

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Travel in Nigeria Travel in Senegal

Nigeria

Rwanda

Senegal

Travel in Sierra Leone Travel in South Africa

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Travel in Swaziland Travel in Tanzania Travel in Togo

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Travel in Zambia

Uganda

Zambia

Zanzibar

Travel in Zimbabwe    

Zimbabwe

   

 

 

Africa Destination Guide

Get information, inspiration and ideas for travel to Africa: 

  • Population: 1,050,000,000 (approx)
  • Number of Countries in Africa: 54
  • Continent Area: 30,000,000 km2 (approx) making it the second largest continent in the world
  • Languages: Diverse range of local languages throughout the contient
  • Largest City in Africa: Cairo, Egypt - population 8,000,000 (approx)
  • Transport: Local transport can be unreliable / unsafe in a large number of countries

 

 

Top Reasons to Visit Africa 

If you have never stepped foot on the African continent before you might have the wrong impression of Africa from images portrayed in the media. Not every country suffers from poverty, starvation and crime - there are thriving countries with strong economies and more and more countries are up and coming travel destinations. There are lots of world famous tourist sights and also lots of opportunities to go off the beaten track to discover the real Africa. Also there are so many different adventures available.

 

 

How to Get to Visit Africa

There are daily international flights to countries throughout the continent.

 

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Africa 

If you are thinking about your next big adventure book a holiday to Africa where you will get to explore countries, learn about local cultures, visit world famous national parks and get up close to exotic wildlife like elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos. Africa has long been thought of as a destination for safaris, luxurious game lodges, honeymoons, idyllic beaches, and Maasai warriors. This continent incorporates all these elements, but it also offers much more. 

You will get to get off the beaten track and enjoy one of the most incredible experiences of your life.  The African trips we have available are a very safe way to travel, you'll meet new people from all over the world and get to learn about all the places you visit with an experienced guide. We have some fantastic small group breaks for all budgets perfect for singles, families, photography enthusiasts or people seeking to go overland in search of adventure and animals.

 

 

Best Places to Visit in Africa

There are so many highlights in the continent, here are some of the top rated destinations you should add to your Africa travel itinerary: 

  • Kruger National Park, South Africa (get up close to the big five wild animals)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (relaxed vibe and take a trip up Table Mountain)
  • Victoria Fall, Zambia & Zimbabwe (stunning waterfall and adventure sports)
  • Okavango Delta, Botswana (beautiful wetlands)
  • Fes, Morocco (incredible North African city complex)
  • Pyramids, Egypt (ancient mysterious structures)
  • Cape Coast, Ghana (busy town on the West coast)
  • Lake Turkana, Kenya (stunning lake in a beautiful country)
  • Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (the Southern most point of Africa)
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, Madagascar (amazing wildlife)

 

 

Africa Budget Travel Tips

  • General: Africa offers some of the best value for money in terms of travel, you can get great deals on accommodation, sightseeing and activities.
  • Flights: Getting to Africa can be your biggest cost, be sure to book in advance to get the best deals.
  • Accommodation: You can find accommodation for all budgets. Some countries offer better standards than others but this really depends on your destination.
  • Money: Keep local currency and USA dollars - it will be always come in handy. Remember to always try to exchange foreign currency before departing a country, it can be difficult to exchange afterwards. 

 

 

Health & Safety 

  • Read vaccination requirements, some countries will not allow you entry if you don't have the right jabs
  • Take a first aid kit, you never know when it will come in handy
  • If you are female and travelling solo it might be an idea to wear a wedding ring, this usually help keep away unwanted advances and attention from locals
  • Take a sink plug, you might be surprised how useful this is! Like cleaning clothes to washing your face
  • Always try to tell somewhere where you are going
  • Pack some rehydration sachets, also always take tissues and toilet roll
  • We don't recommend carrying all your money on you, or putting it in one place. Try to mix it up

 

 

 

      

 

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