Africa is a melting pot of countries, cultures, religions, and beliefs. A mix of contradictory landscapes and epic wildlife. Once you feel the heartbeat of Africa, you will want to return again and again.
With 54 countries, Africa is the second-largest continent in the world and has over 1000 official languages. Each country has its own traditions, food, and music for you to discover and enjoy. Africa will capture your heart and open your eyes to a whole new world. With so many countries to choose from, it may seem to be a daunting prospect to decide on where to travel.
"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere else on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same."
Below you will find our three most traveled destinations in Africa, each consisting of a combination of unique countries, beautiful scenery, and extraordinary experiences.
1. Southern Africa
A combination of distinct countries positioned at the southern tip of Africa which offers everything from wildlife encounters, vast open spaces, beautiful beaches, big city lights, deserts, and friendly hospitality. It will leave you spoilt for choice…
One of the most diverse countries in the world. A colorful blend of people, cultures, history and landscapes all combine to create a unique and inspiring destination. There is not much that South Africa does not offer to visitors – wildlife, wines, whales and so much more.
South Africa is often described as a “world in one country” and is our Premier Africa home.
Award-winning golf courses designed by legends of the game are found throughout South Africa
South Africa is world-renowned for picturesque golf courses that show off the country’s beguiling landscapes, flora, and fauna. They overlook the Outeniqua Mountains, jut out into the Indian Ocean, and often even entertain an audience made up of South Africa’s Big Five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo.
The Links at Fancourt, Ranked #1 in South Africa
Through Premier Africa, guests have access to the country’s top-ranked, private courses. Whether you tee off at the Gary Player-designed The Links at Fancourt along the Garden Route, which is consistently rated No. 1 in South Africa, or the privately-owned Leopard Creek Golf Course that borders the Kruger National Park, each will challenge your game in different ways.
Sculpted by the forces of nature, Namibia is as beautiful as it is desolate. A place where you can rest and restore your mind, body, and soul. Affectionately known as the Land of Open Spaces, Namibia is a country of contrasts with unspoiled landscapes, cultural diversity, and an abundance of desert-adapted wildlife. From the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, to the forgotten wilderness of the Skeleton Coast and the semi-arid region of Damaraland with its black rhino conservation programs, this is a destination that will leave you in awe.
No other place on earth comes close to resembling the stark beauty that is Namibia.
A land of diverse landscapes, encompassing salt pans, deserts, and lush plains. From the highest concentration of elephants in the Chobe region to the intriguing waterways of the world heritage site of the Okavango Delta, this is a country teeming with wildlife. Almost half of the country is allocated to National Parks, private concessions and game reserves making Botswana one of the top safari destinations in Southern Africa. Each region offers a different perspective and combining one or more of these is a simple feat with light aircraft access available in all destinations.
As the formidable Zambezi River plunges over the rock face and falls over 354 feet into a vortex of swirling water, it forms the largest expanse of falling water in the world, the Victoria Falls. As one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Falls spans just over a mile and is split between Zambia and Zimbabwe and can be seen from both countries.
Merely witnessing the sheer beauty of the falls is a bucket-list experience on it's own
Blessed with breathtaking natural wonders, abundant wildlife, and friendly people, these two countries are known for their cultural diversity and are acknowledged as some of the safest countries in the world to visit. You will discover two nations proud of their heritage, their wildlife, and their history.
East Africa is the epitome of a safari adventure, evoking images of the iconic movie “Out of Africa.” Moreover, it is a region that boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites and the mesmerizing natural wonder of the Great Migration. East Africa beckons with its vast expanses, luxurious safari lodges, al fresco dining, and unforgettable game drives.
The Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is a stunning masterpiece of Africa. With its wide-open plains that are home to abundant wildlife such as elephants, buffalos, zebras, and numerous predators, it’s a true safari paradise. For conservationists and photographers alike, the reserve is a dream destination, offering incredible sightings and photographic opportunities. And with the Great Wildebeest Migration taking center stage, visitors can witness one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena in the world.
Nestled in Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is a natural wonder that has stood the test of time for nearly three million years. This ancient caldera is home to some of the world’s most stunning wildlife, including elephants, lions, and rhinos. With breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife sightings, it is no wonder that Ngorongoro Crater is considered one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife havens on the planet. No matter which way you look, your gaze will be filled with zebra, buffalo, plains game, to name just a few and the predators that feed on them. This is a safari destination like no other. Not only is Ngorongoro Crater the perfect place to view the Big 5, but it is also a birder’s paradise with over 500 bird species seeking refuge within the caldera.
No matter which direction, your gaze will be filled with wildlife
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is a world-renowned national park that is famous for its incredible wildlife showcase, the Great Migration. This annual event sees millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other grazing animals migrate across the park’s vast savannahs in search of food and water. The migration spends more than ten months a year in Tanzania and this odyssey of survival takes the wildlife across the crocodile-infested waters of the Grumeti River in Tanzania as well as the Mara river in Kenya. The park is also home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and more. With its breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity, Serengeti National Park is a must-visit destination for any wildlife enthusiast.
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a sanctuary for the rare and endangered mountain gorillas and is the place where Dian Fossey conducted her groundbreaking research. Known for its stunning views of the Virunga Mountains, the park is home to other unique primates, including the rare golden monkey. This awe-inspiring destination offers an unforgettable opportunity to trek through dense jungle and see these incredible creatures up close in their natural habitat. Trekking to visit the mountain gorillas and golden monkeys is the main source of tourist income in the area and a large portion of the fee is allocated to the conservation and protection of the area and the primates within its care. This humbling encounter will allow you to experience the magic that is Africa.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda is home to an array of wildlife including rare forest elephants, giant forest hogs, hundreds of butterfly and bird species, and many primates including the endangered Mountain Gorilla, red-tailed and blue monkeys, and chimpanzees. The name “Bwindi” means place of darkness in the local dialect and the Impenetrable Forest with its low-lying forest cover may be one of the most evocative destinations in Africa. It is one of Africa’s most ancient habitats, with evidence showing that it survived the last ice age while other forests disappeared.
Off the coast of Africa, you will find unique island destinations offering warm oceans, sandy white beaches, rich histories, and culture, and friendly people.
The Archipelagos of Bazaruto and Quirimbas, off the coast of Mozambique, offer the quintessential island getaway and are sought-after destinations with unspoiled natural beauty. Set within pristine marine reserves both island retreats promise sandy beaches, turquoise waters and premier diving sites with the opportunity to witness the rare dugong.
A scattering of islands with almost half its landmass declared a nature reserve. The Seychelles Archipelago is a pristine sanctuary for birds, plants, and a myriad of other species. Secluded coves, coral reefs, and sandy beaches add to the mystique and allure of the island. The Seychelles Archipelago is unlike any other, it is the only granite island found mid-ocean, the oldest ocean islands, and the world’s largest raised coral atoll. The unique setting of a wide range of endemic species, and home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai, the Seychelles Archipelago offers so much more than a dream beach destination.
A volcanic island surrounded by warm turquoise waters, Mauritius is a sanctuary for those searching for a beach idyll. But Mauritius offers more than just sun, sea, and sand. This island paradise thrives with a blended community of cultures, languages, and religions.
Named as the Golf Destination of the Year for Africa, Indian Ocean and Gulf States in 2018, Mauritius offers a paradise for golfers to hone their skill. With a number of courses dotted around the island, you are sure to find a course that suits your level of expertise.
Rich in culture and natural wonders, this incredible destination is synonymous with island life.
The Maldives Archipelago is a string of islands located in the Indian Ocean, resting on a vast underwater mountain range. A tropical paradise of candescent coral reefs, turquoise waters, and sandy beaches. A fascinating destination steeped in culture and tradition, Maldives draws its heritage from India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Africa. One of the world’s most magical destinations, the Maldives is home to approximately 5% of the planet’s reefs, an explosion of color brought about by both hard and soft corals. The reefs are in turn home to a plethora of marine species such as manta rays and whale sharks.
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