Africa: the different countries
We only offer trips and safaris to selected countries in Africa. All are places we know well. When you contact us, expect to speak to an expert in one or more countries who spends at least a month every year researching in Africa.
We’ll be able to guide you better than any website, even this one. Meanwhile, below is a brief, at-a-glance run-down of the countries on which we focus. (Although Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, and not a separate country, it’s included separately here for clarity.)
Click on the pictures to learn more about each:
Botswana is one of Africa's most exclusive big game safari destinations: hop around by light aircraft to stylish camps for great wildlife-viewing in exclusive areas. The landscapes are stunning and the guides often excellent, though the costs are relatively high.
After revisiting The Republic of Congo in 2016, we have decided that we are not confident enough with the safety and reliability of the transfers between the capital Brazzaville and Odzala-Kokoua National Park to send our travellers here. Although it remains a friendly and interesting country, we are currently not featuring it as part of our programme.
Kenya is one of the most diverse countries in Africa, with its landscapes ranging from tropical forest to desert and from palm-shaded beaches to rolling high plains and volcanic hills. The wildlife here is equally varied and abundant, and the safari options are legion.
Malawi is a quiet, friendly country dominated by one of Africa's great Rift Valley lakes. Old Africa hands will enjoy exploring, relaxing beside the lake, kayaking or perhaps venturing to hilly areas for great walking and hiking.
Travel is difficult in Mozambique's interior, but two stunning archipelagos have beautiful beach hideaways in the Indian Ocean: the Bazaruto Archipelago in the south, and the remote Quirimbas Archipelago Archipelago in the north.
A Namibia holiday can be right for first-time Africa visitors and old Africa hands alike; come for great scenery, interesting wildlife, varied safaris and a visually stunning country, where you can enjoy a self-drive holiday as easily as a fly-in safari.
The small, mountainous central African country of Rwanda is new to tourism after its troubled history – so expect basic hotels, fascinating people, and the best gorilla-watching safaris in Africa.
The Seychelles - in the heart of the Indian Ocean - are a group of about 155 widely-spread islands, surrounded by coral reefs and tropical seas. Visit after an African safari, or one their own for a spectacular beach holiday.
South Africa is vast, and we concentrate on the Capewhich offers fine food, wineries, culture, great beaches, interesting safaris and Cape Town – one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Tanzania is a huge and varied country: it's not only got a wide choice of big-game safaris, but also world-class tropical islands and beach holidays. Tanzania probably does the 'bush-and-beach' combination better than any other country!
Zambia's safaris make it a top wildlife destination, with many owner-run camps and some of Africa's best safari guides. Come for 4WD safaris and night drives, the best walking safaris, and the spectacle of Victoria Falls.
Zanzibar the obvious choice for a beach holiday after many safaris: it's an exotic island with stunning beaches and a magical, tropical atmosphere.
Zimbabwe is a great country which still stands in the shadow of political problems. However, it has a handful of great small safari lodges and some of Africa's best guides – so since 2010 has been rapidly re-gaining popularity amongst the cognoscenti.