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  • Beautiful Cape Town, South Africa with spectacular Table Mountain
  • Mountain gorilla (Silverback) in Bwindi National Park Uganda
  • Africa's majestic Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Game drive in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater
  • The pyramids of Egypt from the plains of Giza
  • The distinctive black and white striped coats of the Zebra

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During the middle of the 19th century, Africa was referred to as the "Dark Continent," because it was a mystery to most people. This has now changed dramatically and, with enlightenment, there is such a wide range of excellent reasons to now visit this amazing continent. 

South Africa has been described as “a World in One Country”.  It has been blessed with spectacular natural beauty, a great climate and diverse cultures. There are awesome mountain ranges such as the Drakensbergs, subtropical forest, exceptional wetlands and bushveld alive with wild animals.  Cape Town, a cosmopolitan and modern metropolis, is a premier contender for the world’s most beautiful city award with its natural setting sandwiched between the striking background of Table Mountain and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.  

The nearby Cape of Good Hope offers striking natural beauty and a short boat ride takes you to the infamous Robben Island. Johannesburg is a modern city with interesting attractions such as Gold Reef City for a glimpse of the Gold Rush era and Soweto Township, a community purpose-built for native African people and former home to Nelson Mandela. Pretoria is known as Jacaranda City with its impressive parliament buildings and the Voortrekker Monument.  Durban with its mild climate and sandy beaches is a good place to relax, swim or maybe surf. Also take in the exotic spice markets.  There are a number of other outstanding South African cities all of which have something to offer the visitor. 

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and boasts “the Big Five”, the lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the rhinoceros plus a myriad of other wildlife species and birds. A safari here will be an unforgettable experience. There are literally over 100 game reserves in South Africa. Some of the better known ones include Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Addo Elephant Park, Madikwe and Pilanesberg.  When it comes to exceptional coastal scenery, the Garden Route is hard to beat and stretches pretty well from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. It features lakes, lagoons, lush forests and amazing rugged coastal scenery. Some of the major towns are Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, The Wilderness, Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay and Oudtshoorn. 

Close up photo of a lion cub in Kruger National Park

 

The Garden route is also a great place for whale-watching. For wine enthusiasts, a visit to the Cape Winelands is a must with its magnificent mountain backdrop and classic Cape-Dutch homesteads. Visits to world-class wineries are available in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. The Panorama Route is nothing less than breathtaking with the world’s third largest canyon, Blyde River Canyon. Scenic spots here are God’s Window, the Pinnacle and the Three Rondavels. And don’t leave out Pilgrim’s Rest, an authentic Gold Rush town. Zululand is the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, the place where many tribes and clans came together to form a united kingdom. The nearby battlefields have been witness to many clashes between the British and Zulus.  

Namibia is a country with the highest sand dunes in Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert and the lowest canyon in the world in Fish River Canyon. Windhoek has historical buildings dating back to German colonial rule.  Etosha National Park has an abundance of wildlife and a jeep safari will bring you close to the animals.  

In Southern Africa, three other countries also offer amazing wildlife safaris. Botswana, where most of the animals are allowed to roam freely, has some first-rate game reserves such as Chobe National Park, the Okavango Delta and Moremi National Park, all teeming with wildlife.  In Zimbabwe, 12% of the country is devoted to either National Parks or Game Reserves. The two principal wildlife reserves are Hwange which contains more than 30,000 elephants and Lake Kariba. Zambia has excellent game reserves such as South Luangwa National Park, which also boasts a large colony of elephants. The jewel in the crown for both Zimbabwe and Zambia is Victoria Falls, an awe-inspiring sight of beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. 

An abundant amount of animal viewing is available in East Africa. Both Kenya and Tanzania offer a breathtaking array of wildlife on their savannah grassland plains. Kenya is a country of diverse landscapes with its vast plains, majestic snow-capped Mount Kenya and tropical palm-fringed beaches along the Indian Ocean coast. For your game viewing, you have a wide selection of parks to choose from. These include Amboseli, Mount Kenya, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and the renowned Maasai Mara with its annual wildebeest migration, one of the remarkable wildlife attractions of Kenya. Take a break on the coast in Mombasa with its white sand beaches, coral reefs and exotic atmosphere. 

The Maasai are indigenous tribes of Kenya and Tanzania

 

Tanzania is home to thousands of wild animals and tropical birds. Serengeti is the most renowned wildlife reserve bordering Lake Victoria. It is also well known for its animal migration which takes place twice a year. It has the highest concentration of large mammals on the planet and is famous for its lions, the highest concentration found anywhere. Other notable parks include the incomparable Ngorongoro Conservation Area, known also as “Africa’s Eden”, Tarangire National Park with the largest population of elephants in Tanzania and Lake Manyara with its tree-climbing lions and pink flamingos. Mount Kilimanjaro, visible from Nairobi, is a target for trekkers and climbers who want to reach the summit.  Just off the Indian Ocean is the island of Zanzibar with its winding streets in the old port city of Stone Town. Other East African countries offering wildlife are Uganda and Rwanda where you can also experience Gorillas close-up.  

Two other considerations for either an après-safari sojourn or just a beach vacation are the Seychelles and Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean off the East African coast. The beaches are uncrowded with powder-soft sands nestled next to turquoise waters. For water sports enthusiasts, there are wonderful opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving. 

Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, is steeped in fascinating history and archaeology. Cairo offers the world’s most extensive pharaonic collection of artifacts at the Egyptian Museum. And who wouldn’t want to visit the Giza, Memphis and Saqqara pyramids. The best way to capture the essence of ancient Egypt is on a Nile Cruise sailing between Luxor and Aswan while visiting the Luxor and Karnak Temples and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens with a side trip to Abu Simbel with its huge reassembled edifice.

Don’t discount a visit to Ethiopia, the oldest independent country in Africa and a land of contrasts and remote and wild places. These include the jaggedly carved Simien Mountains and Lalibela, with its network of old churches hewn out of red volcanic rock. Addis Ababa has many museums including the Ethnological Museum located within Emperor Haile Selassie’s former palace.   

Tunisia offers great beach resort opportunities which include Hammamet, Djerba and Sousse. Then there is Carthage with its Roman amphitheatre and citadel. Morocco has a mix of excellent beach resorts, snow-capped mountains, cedar forests and the colourful Sahara Desert. Beach resorts include Casablanca, Agadir and Tangier. For something more exotic, head to Marrakech in the foothills of the snow-covered Atlas Mountains with its charming ambience, Rabat with its Kasbah (market), Hassan Tower and Royal Mausoleum and Palace and Fez, one of the best preserved walled medinas (old city) in the Arab world.  

The Middle East is the place to see contrasting neighbouring countries such as Israel and Jordan. Israel is steeped in history and bursting with religious interest which can be found in abundance in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem and Nazareth. A visit to the Dead Sea is a unique feature. Jordan offers ancient Roman sites, Crusader castles, interesting churches, excellent beaches and unique desert landscapes. Petra is an important archaeological site inhabited by the Nabateans approximately 2000 years ago. 

The wailing wall in Jerusalem

In the Persian Gulf are two exceptional stopover destinations, Dubai with its stunning white beaches and excellent shopping and the quieter Oman with is ancient forts, castles and souks from a bygone era. 

Africa and the Middle East with their extraordinary and exciting destinations await your visit! Book one of our Africa tours, an African safari, or a trip to the Middle East today!

 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

African Safari: How to Choose Your Ideal Safari Destination

African Safari: The Ultimate Outdoor Experience For Animal Lovers

The Wilderness and Natural Paradise of Tanzania

South Africa's Iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town

Mpumalanga, A World of Wonders in South Africa

Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Kruger, South Africa

Johannesburg - A Great Addition to Your South Africa Vacation

Searching for East Africa's Most Elusive Animals

Discover the History and Culture of Ethiopia

Why Botswana is so Exceptional

....... visit our Globetrotting with Goway blog for more articles

 

Extend your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours  or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours


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  • Cape Highlights and Safari

    Take in the wonders of the Cape region of South Africa, from the mother city of Cape Town and winelands, along the wonders of the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and ending with an African safari in a private game reserve.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,108
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • City Lights and Safari Sights

    Visit Cape Town and the spectacular peninsula. Then journey to Ivory Tree Lodge in the Pilanesberg. This African safari is an opportunity to have close encounters with a wide variety of big game, including the Big 5, cheetahs, and wild dogs.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,220
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • East Africa Safari

    Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly African safari. Visit some of Africa’s most famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife and cultural opportunities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,933
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Migration Safari

    This African safari includes the experience of a lifetime, following the Great Migration, a natural phenomenon where over a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate north annually.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,636
    Trip Type:
    Safaris, Small Group Tours
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • Signature Morocco - Holiday of a Lifetime

    Exotic is the first word that comes to mind to describe Morocco. Ancient cities exude a mysterious ambience leaving you with a strong impression. Also add into the mix, excellent beach resorts, snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, orange groves and the colourful Sahara Desert. It is a country influenced by Roman, Arab, Berber and French civilizations.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,250
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime
    Morocco See Trip Details
  • Magic of Africa - Holiday of a Lifetime

    Carrying our promise of something special, Goway’s Magic of Africa captures the essence of Southern Africa. Marvel at the beauty of Cape Town and explore this vibrant cosmopolitan city. Enjoy first class cuisine and wines, experience fascinating cultures and learn about amazing history. Come face to face with the wildest of animals. Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and cruise on the Chobe River.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,309
    Trip Type:
    Fully Escorted Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Classic Egypt

    This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,446
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Imperial Morocco

    Gain insight into the culture of Morocco as you experience the charm of Marrakech, the spirituality of Fez and the sophistication of Casablanca with first class hotels and amazing food.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,061
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Tours
    Morocco See Trip Details
  • Dubai and Maldives Vacation Inc. Airfare

    Dubai and Maldives make the perfect “shop and flop”. This exotic vacation idea gives you two nights to explore Dubai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and 7 nights to indulge and relax in a beautiful island resort in the Maldives.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,749
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Getaways
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • & Beyond Benguerra Island

    Spend 4 nights at the &Beyond Benguerra lodge on the Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. The numerous activities include diving and snorkeling and of course, swimming. Or you can simply relax amid tropical surroundings.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,958
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Island Resorts, Stays of Distinction
    Mozambique See Trip Details
  • 1000 Views of Madagascar

    Spend 12 days uncovering the uniqueness of Madagascar, home to a wide variety of birds, orchids and animals. Take in the incredible scenery and enjoy the abundant wildlife available here.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,270
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours
    Madagascar See Trip Details
  • A World in One Country

    Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,559
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • A World In One Country - Kruger and The Kingdoms

    Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Durban.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,257
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Abu Dhabi Stopover

    Known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”, Abu Dhabi, the thriving metropolitan capital of the UAE beckons visitors into its melting pot of international cultures, styles and traditions.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Abu Simbel

    The great temple of Abu Simbel is dedicated to the glory of Pharaoh Ramses II. These incredible towering statues are 60 feet in height and the most photographed phenomenon in Egypt.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    AU$ 534
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Adventures in Nature

    Explore Cape Town then experience the Kruger area and Sabi Sands as this family trip offers kids programs that incorporate a junior ranger workshop, activities and peace of mind for parents.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,388
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Independent Travel Modules
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Africa On Foot

    A true wildlife experience in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve combining walking and vehicle safaris through Big Five territory in one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 878
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris, Single Friendly
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • African Sampler

    South Africa or Kenya for your African safari? With this unique itinerary, there’s no need to choose. Enjoy the culture and wildlife of the Masai Mara before flying on to Victoria Falls and Cape Town.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,348
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Game Lodges, Independent Travel Modules, Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Agadir Beach Break

    Surrounded by spectacular geography, Agadir is a popular Morocco beach escape.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 771
    Trip Type:
    Lodges & Beach Stays
    Morocco See Trip Details
  • Alfajiri Villas - Stay of Distinction

    Considered by many as the finest villas on the East African Coast, Alfajiri Villas’ tropical gardens and infinity pool overlook Diani Beach, with 5 miles of coral sand on each side.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,423
    Trip Type:
    Lodges & Beach Stays, Stays of Distinction
    Kenya See Trip Details
  • Amwaj Living Stone - 3 nights from Aswan

    Enjoy a leisurely luxury cruise through ancient history along the beautiful Nile River with stops in Aswan, Edfu and Luxor taking in all the major archaeological treasures of this amazing region. Also included is a visit to the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feature.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 448
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Locally Escorted Tours
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Amwaj Living Stone - 4 nights from Luxor

    Enjoy a leisurely luxury cruise through ancient history along the beautiful Nile River with stops in Luxor, Edfu and Aswan taking in all the major archaeological treasures of this amazing region. Also included is a visit to the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 456
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Locally Escorted Tours
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • An Evening of Elegance - Dinner Cruise with Transfers

    The elegant Bateaux Dubai offers a bespoke experience to explore the waterways of Dubai Creek while enjoying freshly prepared gourmet cuisine in the comfort of this glass-enclosed, air-conditioned luxury vessel.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 136
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    United Arab Emirates See Trip Details
  • Arathusa Safari Lodge

    Arathusa is located within the world renowned Sabi Sand Private reserve adjacent to the un-fenced Kruger National Park. It is perfect for the nature enthusiast who seeks an affordable intimate environment and warm hospitality on their African Safari.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Aswan / Abu Simbel by Car

    Goway's Aswan / Abu Simbel by Car day extension visits the Valley of the Kings. Please inquire
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices From:
    AU$ 154
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
    Egypt See Trip Details
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