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Expansive and diverse, Africa is a land unlike any other. Offering the chance for incredible wildlife viewing, an African safari is the classic bucket list item. But Africa also offers so much more, like meeting local tribes, wine-tasting, and scenic ocean drives. Let Stride be your guide for finding the perfect trip, combining both comfort and excitement.

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Africa Trip Reviews


3,390
Africa Tour Reviews - Summary
98% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 2,441 Great 811 Average 103 Disappointing 18 Terrible 17
Value
4.7 Guide
4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
4.7 Transportation
4.7 Meals
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Mt Toubkal Climb 7 day trek October 2018

5.0

Mt Toubkal Climb

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have a wonderful time met some amazing people and shared the adventure of a
lifetime. I would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday to anyone
who loves hiking/trekking
Getting to the summit


Mohamed Idali was a very well informed local guide from the Berber community
who spoke good English. His extensive knowledge of the High Atlas put
everyone’s mind at rest whilst in remote areas.


Drink lots of water to prevent altitude sickness


Get a good pair of walking boots


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Feedback October 2018

4.0

Atlas Panorama

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Good trip, well organised and followed schedule as planned. Accommodation
functional, clean and as described. I'm vegetarian and food could have been
better, adding a few pulses to the dishes of a few vegetables would have
been easy to do and been helpful.
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Hussan was excellent - really experienced , polite and helpful. He dealt
with a difficult and potentially dangerous situation on the hiking with
confidence and skill. Thank you.


Respect the mountains - none of our group expected huge storms, torrential
rain and flash floods. Be prepared for all weathers


A big thank you to our guide


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atlas panorama October 2018

5.0

Atlas Panorama

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I really enjoyed my visit to Morocco.On our 1st day a few of us visited the
Jardin Marjorelle which was just up the road from the hotel. It was lovely
and peaceful after our journey to the airport that morning.There is an
interesting Berber museum there as well.
2nd day we had a guide who took us to explore Marrakech. Very colourful and
interesting. We then travelled to the village on the 3rd day.
The next few days were spent at the riad which was basic but fine. The next
3 days we spent trekking. We had wonderful views and we were provided with a
delicious picnic each day transported on donkeys.The walking was not that
difficult and the pace was leisurely.
I think the walk round the village was really interesting. The way of life is
simple and everyone seemed happy. I just wonder how much longer it would last
but our guide assured us it would remain unchanged.


Hassan was very good. He knew all the footpaths and stopped to point out
anything of interest. He was also very interesting to talk to.


Bring walking boots with good soles as the paths are rocky. A pole could also
be useful.


As a vegetarian I was a bit worried about food but there was ample vegetarian
food. Not as spicy as I would have liked.Also be prepared for long wait at
passport control both arriving and departing. Also a wait to get into the
airport on departure due to bag checks.


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Fantastic trip to the Atlas Mountains! October 2018

5.0

Atlas Panorama

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Atlas Panorama trip was just incredible. We had the chance to explore
Marrakesh, with a tour guide to take us to the most beautiful sights and
guide us around the markets. We then travelled into the mountains and stayed
in the most hospitable village home, with wonderful fresh food provided each
day, an expert guide and lots of breath-taking views.

I definitely would recommend this trip!
Walking through the mountains on our longest hike and then swimming in a
beautiful lake in the middle of glorious views -magic!


Hassan was professional, polite and friendly - an absolute gem.


Take enough money for tips and extras! And it's a great trip if you like both
culture and hiking.


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Favourite Exodus Trip October 2018

4.0

Atlas Panorama

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Probably the best Exodus walking trip I have been on; incredibly well
organised and paced, and a wonderful contrast between the very different
delights of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.
The final long walk to the lake and back is gruelling but well worth it, the
scenery is stunning, virtually not another person to be seen on the way, and
the chance for a swim and a hot meal among the mountains when you reach the
lake!

Perhaps not inspirational, but sitting back with a drink in one of the
rooftop bars in Marrakech looking at the view is very pleasant.


Hassan is friendly and very knowledgeable of the area, mountains and people.
As I said, the organisation of the trip was fantastic; there is an awful lot
that could have gone wrong with this, but everything was seamless.


I was a bit apprehensive about visiting Morocco in August; the heat in
Marrakech was intense but actually you get used to it after a couple of
hours. There is more of a cooling breeze in the mountains and on each day
there was a late afternoon thunderstorm (one very heavy), so don't ignore the
advice to bring waterproofs!

The gite at Tighza is very atmospheric and a lot more comfortable and
well-equipped than I had expected, it's pretty much like staying in a hotel.


The first walking trip I've done outside my European comfort zone, and glad I
did!


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Operator Exodus Travels

Africa Tours and Travel Guide


Africa Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Expansive and diverse, Africa is a land unlike any other. Offering the chance for incredible wildlife viewing, an African safari is the classic bucket list item. But Africa also offers so much more, like meeting local tribes, wine-tasting, and scenic ocean drives. Let Stride be your guide for finding the perfect trip, combining both comfort and excitement. 

Africa adventure traveler, I presume? You’re not alone. Doctor David Livingstone, Henry Stanley, Sir Richard Burton, Ferdinand Magellan . . . explorers have long been drawn to the wonders of Africa.

But your trip will be worlds easier than that of past adventurers. Stride has found the best African tours: vacation packages that showcase the continent’s top attractions, offering adventures, photo ops and memories galore.

Safari Dreams

The second-largest continent, Africa is definitely big in size -- but to many outsiders it’s an even bigger mystery. We’ll fix that. What adventuresome person hasn’t dreamed of taking an African safari, gazing upon the pyramids of Giza, haggling in a Moroccan souk or trekking across the Sahara? It’s time to get your “Dr. Livingstone on.”

A safari is the first thing that usually comes to mind when you think about visiting Africa. Translating as “to journey” in Swahili, “safari” tours offer opportunities to see animals found nowhere else.. The big ten of African wildlife are elephants, lions, hippos, Cape buffalo, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, cheetahs and leopards. But don’t overlook the thrill of possibly encountering a mountain gorilla, watching an ostrich sprint across the Savannah, or looking up to see a long-tailed widow bird streaking through the air.

Expert Tour Operators

Stride Travel’s knowledgeable tour operators know the lay of the land and ensure that you see as many of these majestic creatures as possible. Lions may average 20 hours of sleep per day, but veteran guides can track them down. You may spot leopards (after all, they’re notably spotted) or hippos, humongous vegetarians that can reach breakneck speeds of 20 miles an hour (one reason they’re considered the most dangerous of all African animals). Your tour vehicle may even stay neck and neck with a herd of giraffes, or come upon elephants noisily feasting on the local vegetation.

Are Egypt’s pyramids and Nile River cruises off your radar? Then we say “tut-tut.” Taking a tour to the Cairo’s Giza pyramids – also site of the inscrutable Sphinx -- treats you to an unparalleled history lesson in the marvels of ancient engineering. And a Nile River cruise will transport you in comfort to the architectural wonders of fabled Luxor while drinking in the passing panorama of rural Egypt.

Desert Treks

Desert treks can be a memorable feature of the Africa tour experience. The Sahara is as large as the U.S.’s Lower 48 and -- at just three inches of annual rainfall – is one of the driest spots on the planet. But you’ll also find incredible beauty and remarkable people who have adapted to living amid all that sand. And far to the south, watching the breeze shape the pink-hued dunes of Namibia is also pure magic.

And that’s just a taste of what you can discover on an Africa tour. Did we mention Indian Ocean beach holidays that afford romantic getaways by turquoise seas? Pointing your compass to an Atlas Mountain hike in Morocco? Visiting castle-like mud houses in the wilds of West Africa? The list of unforgettable experiences is nearly endless.

Ultimately, taking an Africa tour becomes part of who you are -- luring you back to this spectacular continent again and again.

Once you’re on your way…

• Pack some warm clothing for high-elevation areas, such as Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,000-feet-plus) and Ngorongoro Crater (5,900 foot elevation). And nights can get downright chilly anywhere in Africa, even near the Equator.

• The African sun is hot. Bring wide-brimmed hats, lightweight long sleeve shirts and, of course, good sun block for your safari.

• Be prepared to get up early and out into the game park as near to sunrise as possible, while the air is still cool. That’s when the animals are up and about – but not all the competing safari vehicles will be.

• As a buffer against long hours of riding on bumpy, unpaved roads, consider bringing a seat cushion along. Cameras take a beating, too, especially from the dust (protective plastic bags help).

• As for keeping the camera steady in a safari vehicle, a tripod is best but bean bags (if supplied by your driver/guide) fit easily across the edge of roof openings and reduce shake.

• Bring a good pair of high-powered binoculars – you won’t regret it.

• Don’t ignore some of the “lesser” creatures in the wild, such as hyenas and lizards, or the bird life: ostriches, cranes, flamingos, secretary birds (named for their quill-like feathers) and nest-knitting weaver birds.

Related Guides

Countries:

EgyptNamibiaKenyaMoroccoBotswanaZambiaZimbabweSouth AfricaTanzaniaUgandaMadagascarGhanaTunisiaEthiopiaRwandaMozambiqueSierra LeoneBeninBurkina FasoSenegalAlgeria, Malawi, Togo, Gambia, Swaziland

Attractions:

Pyramids at GizaNile RiverMasai Mara National ParkOkavango DeltaVictoria FallsKruger National Park, Cape Town, Mt. KilimanjaroSerengetiNgorongoro CraterZanzibar and many more.

Top Activities:

Viewing WildlifeSafari and Game Drive 

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