Africa Safari and Cultural Tour Destinations

Our list of Destinations includes both popular safari destinations as well as less known but equally majestic village destinations. This list is ever expanding, compiled and maintained by our team of local travel experts. You will find a wealth of up to date information and travel tips from when to travel, where to visit, local customs and safety issues.

 

 Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei

Namibia

A salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes and a photographer's dream come true. Sossusvlei, is one of the major visitor attractions of Namibia. The area is characterized by high sand dunes of vivid pink-to-orange color indicating the high iron content and consequent oxidation processes. [...]

Type: Safari Destination

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Spitzkoppe

Spitzkoppe

Namibia

The giant boulders in the middle of the desert glowing pink especially during the sunrise or sunset is a perfect place to be. Walk around the splendid display of nature and admire rock art by the ancient bushmen. Most travelers recommend a night under the glorious stars. [...]

Type: Safari Destination

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Caprivi Strip

Caprivi Strip

Namibia

A beautiful stretch of 280 miles rife with a vast variety of flora and fauna to enjoy activities like game drives, boat rides, bush walks and more! An accidental blunder caused by Leo von Caprivi, resulted in the formation of the Caprivi strip and also named the blunder after him. [...]

Type: Safari Destination

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Swakopmund

Swakopmund

Namibia

A picturesque coastal city facing the Atlantic ocean established by the German colonialists and featured with the German styled architecture, Swakopmund, takes you back in time deep into the Namibian history. [...]

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Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein

Namibia

Displaying one of the largest concentrations of rock petroglyphs in Africa, Twyfelfontein has been inhabited for 6000 years. Considered to be one of the most holy site, it was used to conduct shamanist rituals. This place has a mystic feel to it even to this day. [...]

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Kolmanskop

Kolmanskop

Namibia

Once a thriving mining town, is now slowly being reclaimed by the Namib desert. A town with a short life span of barely 50 years, was home to a very wealthy population as diamonds could be found everywhere waiting to be picked. Feel close to the lives of the people who lived here a longtime ago, yet have left their mark fading in time. [...]

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Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast

Namibia

One of the finest and most unusual coastal wildernesses in the world, the Skeleton Coast stretches between Swakopmund in the south to the mouth of the Kunene River. The swirling fogs and strong currents of the Atlantic coastline have long been a hazard to shipping but food for imagination to the creative. [...]

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Fish River Canyon

Fish River Canyon

Namibia

Second to Arizona's Grand Canyon, and the second most visited attraction in Namibia, the daunting yet spell binding sheerness is a not to be missed feature of Namibia. The tranquility and timelessness experienced here is beyond anything you would have felt before. [...]

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Cape Cross

Cape Cross

Namibia

Home to one of the largest colonies of Cape fur seals in the world, Cape Cross is a majestic sight with hundreds, if not thousands, of seals and adorable pups basking in the sun. This amazing sight along the beautiful coastline is a must during your visit to Namibia. [...]

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Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park

Namibia

Park your vehicle by one of the many water holes, sit back and wait, your eyes can feast on the different species visiting the waterhole to quench their thirst. One of the greatest game reserves in Namibia, the Etosha National park with its vast white-green salt flat of the Etosha Pan is a breath-taking sight in itself. [...]

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg

South Africa

South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, Johannesburg (colloquially known as Jo’burg or Jozi) is everything you dreamed of in a holiday destination. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. [...]

Type: Urban Centre

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Free State

Free State

South Africa

The Vredefort Dome for Meteorologists, Golden Gate Highlands National Park for Geologists, Bethulie for Archeologists, Clarens for Artists and trekking abseiling, rafting etc. for the Adventurous have all been fascinated with what Free State has to offer them. [...]

Type: Safari Destination

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KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa

Known as the "The Garden Province", Kwazulu-Natal was formed by the merging of KwaZulu (set aside by the Apartheid government as an intended as a semi-independent homeland for the Zulu people) and Natal Province. The long shoreline beside the Indian Ocean makes it an ideal water sport destination. [...]

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Northern Cape

Northern Cape

South Africa

Experience the delightfully wide, cloudless, brilliant skies of Northern Cape; the picture-perfect hues of the heath; the clear-bottomed, sparkling streams dancing their way through the meadows; this just begins to describe this charming province. Northern Cape is the largest and most sparsely populated of the nine South African provinces. [...]

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Limpopo

Limpopo

South Africa

Limpopo has a colourful history which echoes through the stories passed down through generations. Visit the geological wonder of Echo Caves at Klipfonteinhoek and experience the botonical charm of ‘Big Baobab’. Named after the Limpopo River, Limpopo is the northern-most province of South Africa. [...]

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Gauteng

Gauteng

South Africa

The smallest of South Africa's nine provinces, yet the most densely populated and fastest growing; Gauteng is in the most real sense the "Place of gold". Dominated by urban areas, it also has large number of natural attractions like Magaliesberg mountains, Sterkfontein and Rising Star caves. [...]

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North West

North West

South Africa

Culturally rich, geographically richer and historically vivid; North West Province's Suncity makes it economically diverse too. The North West province is defined by mountains in the northeast and bushveld scattered with trees and shrubs. [...]

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Western Cape

Western Cape

South Africa

A trip to South Africa is incomplete without a trip to Western Cape Province. Fourth-largest of the nine provinces, it has varied climatic conditions due to the mixed topography. With Cape of Good Hope, world-renowned vineyards, snow-clad mountains, rich cuisine and even richer culture: take the time to delight in Western Cape. [...]

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Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

South Africa

A province proud and popular for its iconic politicians, diverse culture, foot tapping music, breath-taking scenic beauty and hair-raising adventure sports. Birthplace of South African politicians such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu and many more. [...]

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Serengeti

Serengeti

Tanzania

A vast expanse of endless plains located in northern Tanzania extending to south-western Kenya (known as the Maasai Mara on the Kenyan side of the border), the Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. The Serengeti is proudly home to a huge population of wildebeest and renowned for its large lion population. It is one of the best places to observe lion prides in their natural environment. [...]

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Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro

Tanzania

One of the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera, surrounded by the treasure-trove of historical sites like The Engare Sero Footprint Site and Olduvai Gorge. Take a walk through the history of mankind and ages of evolution. [...]

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Tanzania

Unguja Island, also referred to as Zanzibar, is the largest island in the Zanzibar archipelago. Stone Town is a historic centre of the island and a World Heritage site. Zanzibar is home to rare animal species like the Zanzibar red colobus, Zanzibar leopard and Zanzibar servaline genet. [...]

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Arusha

Arusha

Tanzania

An important location to the Tanzanian tourism industry, Arusha is the gateway to prime safari destinations such as the Serengeti National Park,Lake Manyara National Park and to Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Located in the base of the volcanic Mount Meru, Arusha witnesses huge herds of Wildebeests crossing its plains during the annual migration. [...]

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Nyanga

Nyanga

Zimbabwe

Formerly known as Inyanga, Nyanga is located in Nyanga District, Manicaland Province, in northeastern Zimbabwe. Such is the natural beauty of this area that Cecil John Rhodes, back in 1896 wrote to his agent that he would like to buy up-to 100,000 acres in the area and to make sure that the Pungwe Falls was included. [...]

Type: Cultural Region

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Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park

Zimbabwe

Enjoy the Chilojo Cliffs, made of magnificient red sandstone, overlooking the Runde River valley. "Gonarezhou" meaning "Place of many Elephants", but folklore suggests the name could also be derived from the term for the herbalists who would stock their medicines in tusks (known as gona in the Shona language). [...]

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The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe

The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has been involved in international trade with China and Persia, even before United States of America was discovered. Testimony to this is the artifacts discovered in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which (according to legend) is the capital of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba. [...]

Type: Cultural Region

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Matobo National Park

Matobo National Park

Zimbabwe

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, having one of the highest concentrations of rock art in Southern Africa dating back at least 13,000 years. The archaeological evidence at The Matobo Hills from the rock paintings indicate that the Matobo Hills have been occupied over a period of at least 500,000 years. [...]

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Antelope Park

Antelope Park

Zimbabwe

Walk with the lions in their habitat, swim with the elephants, feed the cubs, view the game from horseback on a full moon night; make every day and night of your stay on the Antelope Farm a memorable experience. [...]

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe

Hwange was named after a local Nhanzwa chief. It is situated on the historical royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi. Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe. The animals have freedom of movement through Hwange and into Chobe National Park in Botswana, making a very large protected area for the local wildlife. [...]

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Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

Definitely a wonder of this world, Victoria Falls is a must-see for people touring Southern Africa! Apart from the stunning beauty of the Falls, Victoria Falls is Heaven for the adventure-lover. With white-water rafting, bungee jumping and cliff swinging for the adrenaline junkies, and spectacular sunset river cruises, canoe safaris and nature walks for those who prefer a more sedate pace, Victoria Falls has it all! [...]

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Maun

Maun

Botswana

As Botswana's tourism capital and the main gateway to the Okavango Delta, Maun is a stopover that many tourists make. It offers an interesting mix of tourism and local culture,and is a great launching pad for unforgettable journey through the Delta. [...]

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Kasane

Kasane

Botswana

Kasane is a small town that acts as the gateway to Chobe National Park. Situated very close to the border where Botswana meets Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, it is common for Kasane to be a route into, or out of Botswana. [...]

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Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve

Botswana

Covering almost 5000 square kilometers of the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is home to a high concentration of wildlife and nearly 500 different bird species. It is vast, largely unpopulated and an unparalleled safari destination. [...]

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Masunga

Masunga

Botswana

This village is the custodian of many ancient secrets of Southern Africa with the breath taking Domboshawa hills and cultural centre. A must visit for someone who wants first hand African cultural experience. [...]

Type: Cultural Region

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Francistown

Francistown

Botswana

Francistown is the site of Southern Africa's first gold rush and is one of the oldest towns in Botswana. It is a town with great history and still retains elements of a frontier town’s character. With a population of 150,000 it is Botswana's second largest city and is sometimes known as the 'Capital of the North'. Francistown is big enough to have a vibrant city culture, with sophisticated shopping, nightclubs, parks and markets. [...]

Type: Urban Centre

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Kalahari Desert

Kalahari Desert

Botswana

Experience the rugged beauty of the Kalahari Desert: the vast expanses, wide open sky spattered with more stars than you could imagine, and the silence. The Kalahari Desert is sparsely populated and huge - it crosses the borders of several countries. Contrast your visit to the Kalahari with a visit to the lush and green Okavango Delta, and each enhances the beauty of the other. [...]

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Tarangire

Tarangire

Tanzania

The only place in Tanzania where you can spot the endangered fringe-eared oryx with its distinguished horns, the towering greater kudu, and the little Ashy Starling, Tarangire National Park is also famous for large herds of elephant, Baobab Trees, huge termite mounds that dot the park. [...]

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Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara

Tanzania

Though not as dramatic as the other Savanna dominated parks, Manyara has world's highest biomass densities of large mammals. Lake Manyara covers 1/3 of the Manyara National Park and hosts millions of flamingos and other winged species during the rainy season and shrinks considerably during the dry season. [...]

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Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta

Botswana

The Okavango Delta is one of Africa's prime safari destinations. Its seasonal flooding brings a cycle of life and growth, and a bounty of wildlife and birds. Take a Mokoro (dugout canoe) trip, game drive,walking safari or scenic flight - stay in luxury or go camping - the Okavango can be experienced in a range of ways, and on a range of budgets. [...]

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Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park

Botswana

Chobe boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Southern Africa. It is home to hippos, antelope, tens of thousands of elephants and numerous predators, including the rare African wild dog and a pride of lions known for hunting elephants. Chobe is the site of a spectacular yearly zebra migration, a must see for safari-goers. [...]

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