The mighty Victoria Falls is one of Africa’s most awe-inspiring sights, and the region around them on both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides is also a fabulous playground for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike.
Zanzibar has some of the best palm-fringed beaches in the world, and the Indian Ocean’s white-sailed dhows and Stone Town’s noble Arabian architecture reflects the island’s intriguing Swahili culture.
The highest mountain in the world that can simply be walked up, the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro is an adventurous break from game viewing and reaching the ‘Roof of Africa’ is one of the continent’s greatest challenges.
Straddling the Uganda-Kenya border, 120 kilometres northeast of Lake Victoria, Mount Elgon is the eighth highest mountain in Africa and has the largest surface area of any extinct volcano in the world.
With a gorgeous tropical climate, pearly-white sands blending into the turquoise warm ocean, and plenty of fine hotels, restaurants and activities, Diani Beach is one of East Africa’s favourite resorts.
Jinja is a prominent town on Uganda’s share of Lake Victoria and is the source of the River Nile, and the scenic waters around Bujagali just upstream, are East Africa’s playground for adventure activities.
Visit a remarkable rescue centre in Nairobi, where highly-trained and dedicated keepers act as mother substitutes for Kenya’s lost, abandoned and orphaned baby elephants.
Beyond Cape Town, the old towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl nestle in spectacular valleys covered by the vineyards of historic wine estates which have been cultivating grapes for some 300 years.
Covering a beautiful stretch of forest and beaches where the Indian Ocean meets the Garden Route, South Africa’s popular five-day Otter Trail offers hikers a marvellous wilderness experience.
Surrounded by the giant sand dunes of the Namib Desert, and on the west side by the icy waters of the Atlantic, Swakopmund is Namibia’s top destination for adventure activities.