Although we will continue to give you advice right up to the day of your departure here is some information to help you plan the initial stages of your safari.
THE MAIN REGIONS
For travel purposes Africa can be split into the following areas. Travel between these areas is usually more difficult than staying in one area. The majority of this website focuses on the first two of these areas (East and Southern Africa) as these are the best areas to visit.
East Africa: Tanzania is a main destination (with the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar). Rwanda and Uganda are popular for their gorillas, whilst Kenya is famous for the Maasai Mara and its private game areas.
Southern Africa: Zambia is the best place to visit Victoria Falls, Botswana has excellent game viewing in the Okavango Delta (but no coast), South Africa has a little bit of everything. Mozambique has an excellent coastline and diving.
Northern Africa: The main countries to visit are Egypt, Morocco and Ethiopia. Three distinct interesting ancient cultures, however not at its most stable at the present time.
West Africa: A culturally diverse set of countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Burkino Faso, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Congo and Liberia but frenetic, with poor infra-structure and hard to travel around.
Central Africa: Countries like Chad, Sudan and Central African Republic – there aren’t many travel options here at the moment.