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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 - always a highlight on African vacations.
  • Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater will be a highlight of your African safari.
  • The pyramids of Egypt from the plains of Giza - a must inclusion to be seen on your African trip.
  • The distinctive black and white striped coats of the Zebra will be a common site on all African safari tours.

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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 on African vacations.

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, all available on Afrioan vacations. 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. on African tours.


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. An Africa 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 on African vacations. 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 on an African safari.  

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 suitable for Africa safari tours. 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 on an Africa safari. 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 while travelling on African tours. 

The Maasai are indigenous tribes of Kenya and Tanzania

 

Tanzania is home to thousands of wild animals and tropical birds when considering an African safari. 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 Afrrica safari tours 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 on African vacations, 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 on Africa vacations 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 & 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.
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  • City Lights & 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.
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  • Migration Safari

    This African safari is the experience of a lifetime. Follow the Great Migration, a natural phenomenon where over a million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles migrate north each year.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Mauritius & Seychelles Escape

    Escape on a relaxing family vacation or romantic honeymoon to the islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Spend your time snorkeling in the ocean and enjoying gourmet Creole dishes in the restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Allamanda Resort & Spa in the Seychelles before heading to Mauritius to explore the lively nightlife of Grand Baie and enjoy the charming amenities of Merville Beach.
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter (3 Day)

    Spend 3 days in the area made famous by Dian Fossey, the home of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Be one of only a few to see these gorillas in their own habitat.
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  • Taste of Jordan

    Discover the unique Kingdom of Jordan. Float in the Dead Sea, visit key biblical sites, travel to Petra, the Rose Red City then on to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most enchanting deserts.
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  • Cairo Caper

    Cairo is Egypt’s capital and is considered by many Egyptians to be the “Mother of all Cities”. Spend 4 days immersing yourself in the fascinating culture and history of this iconic city.
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  • Dead Sea Relaxing

    ‘The Sea of Death’ might be a morbid pseudonym, but it’s still one of the Middle East’s most iconic natural wonders.
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  • Mountain Gorilla Encounter (4 Day)

    Spend 4 days in the area made famous by Dian Fossey, the home of the world’s last surviving mountain gorilla population. Be one of only a few to see these gorillas in their own habitat.
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  • Romantic Seychelles (Denis Island)

    The beautiful Seychelles islands are surely the most romantic destination in the world. Among the islands you’ll find beaches and crystal clear waters that offer rest and relaxation.
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  • Bisate Lodge

    Venture into the jungles of Volcanoes National Park to see Mountain Gorilla families up close and personal on this Rwanda vacation. When you're not trekking through the jungle, you'll stay at the exclusive and luxurious Bisate Lodge, which sits on the edge of an eroded volcano and offers incredible views of the mountain range.
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  • Imperial Morocco: Super Special

    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.
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  • Jordan Treasures

    From the magnificent Nabataean city of Petra to the spectacular Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash and Lawrence of Arabia’s famous Wadi Rum, the unique Kingdom of Jordan will enthrall you.
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  • Romantic Seychelles (La Digue Island)

    The beautiful Seychelles islands are surely the most romantic destination in the world. Among the islands you’ll find beaches and crystal clear waters that offer rest and relaxation.
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  • 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’.
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  • East Africa Safari Super Special

    Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly African safari. Visit famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife, and cultural opportunities.
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  • Essential Kenya Super Special

    Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people.
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    8 Days
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  • Essential Kenya Super Special With Airfare

    Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people. Take advantage of hot pricing on our air/land combination packages, including airfare from North America on some of the best long-haul carriers. Most trips are fully customizable, so you can add days or tours according to your particulate likes, interests or bucket list.
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  • Jambo Kenya Safari Super Special

    This 9 day African safari takes you through Kenya, one of the most diverse and fascinating countries on the continent. On a round-trip from Nairobi, relax on country estates, see Lakes Elementaita and Nakuru, and meet the wildlife and people of the Masai Mara.
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  • Kenya Sky Safari by Elewana

    Spend time at three luxury lodges situated in three of Kenya’s outstanding game parks, Amboseli, Meru and the Masai Mara Reserve. At each lodge, enjoy day and night game safaris as well as walking safaris. Fly by small aircraft directly from Nairobi and between lodges.
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  • A World In One Country: Kruger & 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.
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  • East Africa Odyssey

    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.
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  • Magic of Africa

    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.
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    12 Days
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