The vast continent of Africa offers a huge choice of holidays, from safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Southern Africa, to Nile Cruises and Egypt tours, to exploration of remote areas of West Africa such as the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, Bom Bom Island, the Gambia, and the Cape Verde Islands.
Africa holidays range from a tour of the Garden Route from Cape Town, a few nights in Kruger National Park, an exploration of the Okavango Delta or Victoria Falls, a visit to Kilimanjaro or the Masai Mara National Reserve, an extraordinary adventure cruising down the Nile, or a visit to the classical treasures of North Africa's Mediterranean lands.
If you travel by ship, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London or Durban, are all gateways for national parks and local culture.
For British travellers, the non-stop flight to Cape Town, though long, is quite easy, as the hour change is minimal.
Indian Ocean Island explorations commencing in Mombasa can be combined with a Kenyan or Tanzanian safari – the wildlife of East Africa is really quite extraordinary. British travellers can fly into Nairobi for a safari experience before continuing on to the coast.