Morocco & Mauritania

  • Chefchaouen – stroll through this idyllic & picturesque hillside town
  • Roman ruins of Volubilis
  • Fez – guided tour of this fortress and its amazing bazaar
  • Todra Gorge – amazing scenery & walks
  • Marrakech – visit the world famous Djemaa el Fna square
  • Cross the vast Sahara Desert
  • Parc d’Arguin – desert & beach crossing at low tide
  • Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire*
  • * Note itinerary may vary according to FCO guidance
  • Cross Senegal River to St Louis, the oldest French colonial town in Africa
  • Dakar – great nightlife, Senegalese food and some of the best music in West Africa
  • Tambacounda – bustling market town at the junction of many trade routes
  • Travel through Sahel scrubland passing slowing through remote villages
  • Bamako – Mali’s capital with colourful markets, lively bars and world famous music
  • Drive through southern Mali via the town of Sikasso to Cote d’Ivoire
  • Tropical forests and waterfalls as you cross Fouta Djalon plateau in Guinea
  • Vibrant tribal culture in one of the poorest but proudest west African countries, Guinea
  • Trek wild chimpanzees in Bossou near the Liberia border
  • The pristine beaches of Sierra Leone
  • Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital
  • Tokeh Beach & River No.2 beach, beautiful laid back places to spend some chilling out time
  • Crossing rivers without bridges and sometimes using narrow log bridges we enter Cote d’Ivoire on some challenging dirt roads and jungle tracks
  • Yamoussoukro, the strange city built by President Boigny to glorify himself, with 6-lane highways leading nowhere
  • Abidjan, in reality still the capital before being replaced by Yamoussoukro
  • The beautiful coast of Cote d’Ivoire with beaches such as Grand Bassam with its dugout canoes

Ghana

  • Game walk to spot the numerous elephants & game in the Mole National Park
  • Kakum National Park
  • Relax on palm-fringed beaches along the coast and near Accra
  • Togo & Benin
  • Visit a fetish market to see the still thriving religion of Voodoo
  • Ganvie stilted village, built on bamboo stilts on Lake Nakoue

Nigeria

  • Drill Monkey and Chimpanzee rehabilition centre
  • Hectic cities with vibrant nightlife and bars

Cameroon

  • Climb Mt Cameroon or relax on the beach at Limbe
  • Gabon, Congo, DRC, Angola
  • Travel through some of the densest jungles, toughest terrains and some of the most challenging roads of the entire trip

Namibia

  • Etosha National Park – game drive by day and relax at floodlit waterholes by night to spot rhino, elephant, lion, giraffe & leopard amongst a horde of other wildlife
  • Skeleton Coast & Cape Cross seal colony
  • Swakopmund – quad biking, dune sledding & buggies, tandem sky diving and more!
  • Windhoek, the modern capital
  • Fish River Canyon – Africa’s Grand Canyon
  • Namib-Naukluft Park
  • Sossusvlei sand dunes, the world’s highest
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Brandberg Mountains in Demaraland
  • Cheetah Park – an up close and personal experience with these amazing cats

South Africa

  • Cape Agulhas – Africa’s most southerly point
  • Free time in Cape Town to experience the city – Robben Island prison tour, shark diving, Table Mountain, great nightlife & much more

Botswana

  • 2 night mokoro canoe trip on the Okavango Delta to spot elephant, crocodile, hippo, buffalo, zebra & more
  • Chobe National Park river game cruise
  • Zimbabwe
  • Victoria Falls, viewed from either Zimbabwe or Zambia
  • Adventure activities at Victoria Falls including grade 5 whitewater rafting and kayaking trips, Flight of Angels (microlite or helicopter), sunset cruises, gorge swing, abseil, bungee jump, jet boating and more!
  • Matobo National Park game walks to spot Black Rhino and many other game species
  • Visit Cecil Rhodes’ grave and ancient rock paintings
  • Great Zimbabwe ruins
  • Antelope Park – a privately run game ranch – game viewing on horseback & walk with lion cubs
  • Chimanimani National Park or Vumba Gardens – hike through this vast mountain wilderness bordering Mozambique, or visit Bridal Veil Falls
  • Harare, the vibrant capital city

Mozambique & Malawi

  • Travel the Tete corridor
  • Enjoy Lake Malawi with activites such as windsurfing, scuba diving & other water sports, horse riding, school visits, village meals & craft markets

Tanzania

  • Mikumi National Park – spot giraffe, zebra, elephant, buffalo from the roadside
  • Dar Es Salaam – bbq on the Indian Ocean coast
  • Zanzibar Island – Stone Town & spice tour, swim with dolphins, snorkel, scuba dive & serious beach time!
  • Marangu – Foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro – you have the opportunity to hike up to Base camp, or walk through the pleasant surroundings visiting waterfalls and rivers in the area
  • Maasai Village Tour – back at camp in Arusha
  • Ngorongoro Crater Reserve – take a jeep safari into the crater to spot lion, zebra, elephant, hippos, flamingos & gazelle
  • Serengeti National Park – continue on to see lion, cheetah & leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, and elephant, along with various species of gazelle and antelope

Kenya

  • Free time in Nairobi, visit Langata Giraffe Centre, Nairobi National park, or an Elephant orphanage
  • Elsamere – visit the home of Joy Adamson & Elsa the lion, of Born Free fame
  • Visit either Crater Lake Game Sanctuary or Hells Gate National Park (walk through or hire mountain bikes – the only park in Kenya where this is permitted)
  • Lake Nakuru National Park – games drives to spot lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & flamingo
  • East Africa Rift Valley

Uganda & Rwanda

  • Jinja – the source of the Nile, whitewater rafting, quad biking or visit a local education project
  • Mountain Gorilla trek – in Rwanda. Trek to see these amazing creatures, the closest species related to man
  • Trips that Gorilla trek in Rwanda may include a visit to the Genocide Memorial in Kigali
  • Kampala – Uganda’s capital, take a city tour or visit a Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria

Ethiopia

  • Addis Ababa, the capital
  • Omo Valley
  • Blue Nile Gorge
  • Bahir Dar – organise a trip to the 12th century rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, or a boat out onto Lake Tana with monasteries dating back 900 years
  • Gondar – organise a trip to the holy city of Axum

Sudan

  • Khartoum, the capital
  • Visit Hamed al Nil Tomb – experience the largest market in Sudan: Omdurman Souq, as well as visit the daily camel market or take a boat trip on the Nile
  • Pyramids at Meroe
  • Follow piste tracks through the Nubian Desert
  • Ferry across Lake Nasser from Wadi Halfa

Egypt

  • Aswan – stroll along the corniche, visit the temple at Philae or Elephantine Island
  • Abu Simbel – visit the great stone monuments of Ramses II.
  • 2 day traditional felucca sailboat cruise trip to Edfu & Kom Ombo
  • Luxor – take a day tour to the Valley of Kings & Workers, also visit Karnak & Luxor Temples
  • Red Sea Coast – relax on the beach for a couple of days or try your hand at various watersports such as snorkelling, windsurfing or scuba diving in the cool clear blue waters of the Red Sea
  • Cairo – Day tour to the Pyramids + Sphinx at Giza and the Egyptian History Museum (accompanied by an Egyptologist guide)

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