JOURNEY TO AFRICA
Safari, The Big-5, Luxury Camping, Food & Wine, Adventure
Africa is a country that will infect you with the desire to return over and over. This magnificent continent is home to more natural wonders, animals and birds than any other in the world.
Marvel at Mount Kilimanjaro, Victoria Falls, The Great Migration, The Congo River, The Nile River, The Niger River, The Zambezi River, The Okovanho Delta, The Namid Desert, Ancient Soda Lakes, The Sahara Desert – the list goes on.
A safari is a real adventure, a life-changing, exhilarating experience that will open your mind and educate you. Scenes of usually reserved for wildlife documentaries are brought to life. Observe as a lion preys on her dinner and moves in for the kill. Recount stories from your day as you gather around the campfire by night, adorned by lanterns hanging from the trees. Listen to sound of wildlife as you fall asleep comfortably, knowing that you have an armed guard to protect you throughout the night.
After something a little different? Book a horse ride among the zebra and giraffe, getting as close to these beautiful creatures as you ever will. Take a peaceful hot air balloon ride over the Namib Desert or world-famous Mara River, go glamping in the bush or visit a local community where you will learn about the everyday lives, culture and challenges of community members.
Explore Cape Town – the history, culture, beautiful scenery, food and wine. Take a horseback ride from winery to winery or prepare yourself for the adrenaline pumping experience of shark cage diving.
TIP: Your Africa trip should be planned at least a year in advance, to take advantage of the best available options. We have the expertise and relationships with the absolute top suppliers on the ground to create a truly unique Africa experience, tailor-made for you and your family.
Travelling with kids?
South Africa is my recommendation for families, especially if this is your first trip to Africa. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from safari camps to bed and breakfasts, guest houses, game lodges and five star hotels. There are also many luxury, boutique hotels and spa resorts in the cities.
There are a number of game reserves that are not situated in malaria-prone areas and we can help you to plan your trip around these, if you are not keen on taking preventative malaria medication.
How to get there
Several airlines offer direct flights from the east coast of the United States to a number of African destinations. As of July 2018, airlines flying direct to Africa include Delta, South African Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and TACV. Please note that schedules can change at any time.
Direct Flights From the US to West Africa:
Delta Airlines flies direct to several West African destinations. There are non-stop flights from Atlanta (ATL) and New York (JFK) to Lagos (LOS), Nigeria’s largest city.
South African Airways fly direct to Johannesburg (JHB) from Washington, D.C. (IAD) and New York (JFK).
Delta Airlines flies direct from Atlanta (ATL) to Johannesburg (JHB).
When to go
July- September are the best months to visit most safari destinations in Africa. However, as this is peak travel time parks get filled fast and plans need to be made well in advance.
- North Africa Nov–Mar is the coolest period.
- Central Africa Jun–Sep is the dry time.
- East Africa Dec–Feb and Jun–Sep are the two main dry seasons.
- West Africa Nov–Apr is the dry season.
- Southern Africa Nov–Mar, but rain can continue until Dec in South Africa.
- North Africa Apr, May, Sep and Oct.
- Central, West & Southern Africa Oct and May.
- East Africa Mar and Oct.
- North & West Africa Jun–Aug.
- Central Africa Nov–Apr.
- East Africa Apr, May and Nov.
- Southern Africa Jun–Sep, great for wildlife watching.
OUR TOP PICKS
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp
Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, in Kenya, offers a true safari experience, without barriers. Loisaba borders a major corridor for migrating elephants, as well as large populations of roaming lions and other species all in its backyard of a private...
Singita – Kruger National Park
Singita has conservation at its core. Its purpose is to preserve and protect larges areas of African wilderness for future generations. Set in 33,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, this exclusive...
The Silo Hotel
The Silo Cape Town is built in the grain elevator portion of a historic grain silo overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. This luxurious unique hotel occupies six floors above the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). It...