African travel packages make it easy to experience Africa’s diversity. They are designed around Africa’s many attractions including African safaris, beach vacations, mountain climbing, cultural safaris as well as culinary delight.
High on most people’s bucket list is to embark on an African safari and see giraffes, antelopes, hippos and birds in their natural habitat, as well as come face to face with Africa’s famous ‘big five’ – a phrase coined by big-game hunters, referring to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino.
Since the African continent is vast, most first-time travellers to Africa often wonder which destination they should visit. If you are interested in African safaris, the regions that are popular with African safaris are East Africa; Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. And Southern Africa; Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.
Some of these countries have a coastline making them ideal for a beach vacation, namely Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
Other destinations that are perfect for a beach holiday are Egypt, Mozambique, Mauritius and Seychelles.
There are all-inclusive African travel packages to East Africa, Southern Africa and other destinations that you can book online, you can see them here. There are private tours and group tours with fixed departure days. You can also submit an inquiry for a tailor-made / custom tour.
East Africa Travel Packages
African Travel Packages in Kenya
Kenya is especially recommended for first-time safarigoers as it has an efficient tourist infrastructure with a dazzling choice of game lodges and camps to suit all budgets.
Kenya offers tribal culture, dramatic landscapes and incredible wildlife. It is the home of the safari tradition and has been captured beautifully on celluloid in classic films like Born Free and Out of Africa.
Some of the destinations to visit during an African safari holiday in Kenya include Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Mount Kenya and Samburu.
Each year between July and October visitors can witness the great migration of over 2 million ungulates – gnu (wildebeest), zebra and topi with the grand finale crossings at the crocodile infested Mara River.
Kenya’s coast is a tropical paradise of beautiful white sandy beaches where the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet amazing coral reefs and provide for a perfect place to relax after a magical safari.
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African Travel Packages in Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the continents most sort after safari destinations. Many people also visit the country to try and reach Africa’s highest peak by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
There are all-inclusive Mount Kilimanjaro climbing tours using the popular climbing routes – Marangu, Machame, Rongai, Shira and Umbwe.
The popular Northern safari circuit with the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater offers one of the best classical safaris in the continent, especially if timed with the annual wildebeest migration.
Ngorongoro Crater, which is technically a caldera is more than 2,000 feet deep with a floor covering over 102 square miles. Game viewing here is fantastic, as most of the animals stay in this area year round. You can see lion, Cape buffalo, hippo, elephant, and flamingo.
Other destinations in the Northern safari circuit include Lake Manyara, Tarangire NP and Arusha NP.
Safaris in Tanzania can be combined with a beach vacation in the island of Zanzibar. See the popular Tanzania travel packages.
African Travel Packages in Uganda
Uganda safaris offer the opportunity to experience game viewing in both forest and the African savannah. Gorilla tracking can be experienced in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Uganda is home to more than half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas – about 300 animals.
Much of the highlands of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest are covered in lush rainforest and bamboo – a favourite snack of the mountain gorillas. There are also plenty of other wildlife roaming the park including buffalo, bushbuck, golden monkeys and numerous birds.
Both Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park offer wonderful savannah safaris with good wildlife viewing, however, animals are not as abundant compared to the top parks of Tanzania and Kenya.
Chimpanzees can be seen in Kibale Forest. See the popular Uganda travel packages.
Southern Africa Travel Packages
African Travel Packages in Botswana
This Southern Africa country is the leader in low-impact upmarket tourism. This eco-tourism approach promotes a true wilderness experience.
The attractions of Botswana include the beautiful Okavanga delta, which is best discovered by mokoro canoe, saltpans, dry deserts, savannah grasslands and delta waterways.
Abundant wildlife can be seen in Moremi National Reserve and Chobe National Park including many predators and large hards of African elephants.
The downside is that safari holidays in Botswana are costly with few budget options available. See the popular travel packages in Botswana.
African Travel Packages in South Africa
South Africa is a great destination for a varied holiday in Africa. It offers fantastic wildlife viewing in its many parks, beautiful beaches and trendy cities.
Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship park with many self-drive and budget options and all of the Big-5 animals of Africa – rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, leopard, African elephant and lion are easily seen.
South Africa has a wide variety of habitats and scenery with good infrastructure, restaurants and shops. However, safari holidays in South Africa have less wilderness appeal and the wildlife parks are fenced.
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African Travel Packages in Namibia
Namibia offers good self-drive safari options, excellent guided safaris options and well developed infrastructure. The country’s harsh environment characterised by desert habitat forms a magnificent backdrop for a different kind of safari.
A must see destination is Etosha pan, a seasonal wildlife magnet.
Animal populations are smaller, but sightings tend to be rewarding. The best time for an African safari in Namibia is during the dry season (April through to November) when large numbers of animals migrate towards the waterways.
Namibia safari holidays offer both high-end and budget safaris. See the popular Namibia travel packages.
African Travel Packages in Zimbabwe
Because of the political situation in Zimbabwe, tourists numbers are few and prices are competitive, but the main national parks and reserves are still cared for and well worth visiting.
Hwange NP is not to be missed and Mana Pools offers great canoeing safaris on River Zambezi.
Holidaymakers get to see Victoria Falls, the world’s largest uninterrupted sheet of falling water.
Bird watching is great especially in Hwange National Park, Gonarezhou National Park and the adjoining Malilangwe Game Reserve. There are some decline of facilities and wildlife numbers.
See the popular Zimbabwe travel packages.
African Travel Packages in Zambia
An African safari holiday in Zambia is not about ticking off the big-five. Highly trained guides will share their knowledge on game drives, safaris walks and night game drives.
A canoeing safari down River Zambezi is not to be missed by the more adventurous. Visitors get to see Victoria Falls.
Holidays in Zambia offer good wildlife viewing, small eco-friendly bushcamps, true wilderness experience and low-density tourism. However, there are few other attractions to supplement a safari.
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