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Should I Travel to Africa?

Traveller sat at Park Guell, Barcelona

By Sarah Hemsley

Last updated: 13th October 2023

The short answer is absolutely yes! Africa is a continent like no other. With its unique mix of cultures, incredible wildlife safaris, and stunning natural landscapes, visiting Africa is one of life’s must-do’s. Here’s why our Great African Adventures are calling your name…

You're an adventure-seeker.

Hot air balloon flying over Zebras in Kenya

Africa is an adventure seekers paradise! So whether you’re keen to spot the Big 5 in Serengeti, go on a hot air balloon over Kenya, or unleash your inner adrenaline junky by bungee jumping from Victoria Falls bridge, Africa is full of bucket-list activities that create lifelong memories.

You're dreaming of a Big Five Safari.

Safari drive with view of African elephants on the track

If seeing the African Big Five is a lifelong dream, a safari in one of Africa’s endless National Parks is for you! You’ll likely see lions on the hunt, elephants at watering holes, buffalo herds in migration, leopards resting in trees, and rhinos grazing in the grasslands. The continent's numerous national parks and game reserves, such as Serengeti National Park and the Maasai Mara offer some of the best safaris in Africa. 

You’re seeking to experience new cultures.

African tribe doing dance ritual

If you have a strong desire to discover a wide range of cultures, languages, and traditions, then Africa is the place to go. From meeting San Bushmen tribe members to visiting local communities, you’ll learn about their different beliefs and traditional ways of life. Get fully involved by taking part in a spiritual dance ritual with San tribe members in Ghanzi.

You’re keen to camp in the wilderness.

Travellers watching elephants at camp in Africa

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the African bush than camping in it! Explore some of the most breathtaking and remote wilderness areas in the world. Pitch up your tent, get your hands dirty collecting firewood, and spend the evening under the stars, surrounded by the wilds. It sure is an authentic experience.

You're fascinated by breathtaking landscapes.

Giraffe walking through african wilderness

Beyond the wildlife, Africa's diverse landscapes are some of the most stunning worldwide (and definitely Instagram-worthy). Admire the savannahs of the Serengeti, the lush Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the dazzling sugar-white beaches at Zanzibar. 

See it with your own eyes on The Great African Journey group tour. You’ll travel through Southern Africa in our rugged overland adventure vehicle and take part in ‘participation style’ camping under the stars in epic wilderness camps. It’s the perfect way to visit Africa and tick all these incredible experiences off your bucket list.

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